“Animation Fascination” Episode 77: All Hollow’s Eve

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Happy Halloween boys and ghouls!

Prepare for a very eerie episode with Tom Fonss and Marc Vibbert as they discuss Halloween classics new and old (as well as some forgotten favorites).

Also discussed: Reviews for Disney’s Maleficent & Planes: Fire and Rescue, Beware the Batman, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman on Blu-ray, as well as the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer, plus so much more!

(Recorded on 10/24/14)

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What’s This? ‘Nightmare’ Getting Disney Studios’ ‘Second Screen Live’ Treatment

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The Walt Disney Studios is trying another round of its “Second Screen Live” (aka everybody use an iPad at the movie theater) experience, this time with their 1993 classic stop-motion animated feature Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid was the first film to have a Second Screen Live experience a few weeks ago.

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New 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Now Available

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Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released a 20th anniversary edition of their stop-motion animation classic Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Two new versions are available: a three-disc set which includes the film on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and a digital copy and a two-disc set which includes the film on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Selick Admits to Industry Challenges at SIGGRAPH

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SIGGRAPH 2013 is well underway in Anaheim, CA, and Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented a keynote panel, which included many of feature animations best and brightest.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 33: Holiday Special – 2012

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Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah! In this festive episode Marc and Matt are joined by the host of Christmas past, Justin Vactor. All of your favorite animated holiday specials are discussed as well as some recent releases on Blu-ray and DVD. So grab your magic top hat, decorate the loneliest tree, and get ready to poke the Grinch with a 39 1/2 foot pole.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 31: Halloween Special 2012

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Boo! In this spooktacular episode Marc and Matt are joined by guest host Tim Buel (FirstShowing.net‘s “The Golden Briefcase”) to become a part of the Midnight Society. We discuss our favorite Halloween films and television series to watch this time of year, while also sharing memories from our childhood. All this plus much, much more…

Happy Halloween! Remember, we scare because we care.

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Animation Fascination Episode 11: Return Of The King

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Welcome back to the Animation Fascination podcast. Each episode will feature an animated series or film from the past or present. Traditionally hand drawn, computer generated, or stop motion/claymation, if it’s animated, its up for discussion!

On this episode, Marc, Matt, and Justin discuss The Lion King!

Blu-ray Reviews: 

  • Rio
  • Mars Needs Moms
  • Fox & the Hound (1 & 2)
  • Bambi II
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D

DVD Reviews:

  • Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
  • Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
  • Hey Arnold: Season 1
  • Danny Phantom: Season 1

Featured Film/Blu-ray Review:

  • The Lion King

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