“Animation Fascination” Episode 59: AF News – Week of January 26th, 2014

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The forecast for this episode is cloudy with a chance of awesome!

Stanford and Marc are joined by Jessica Wersky to discuss her studio visit to Sony Pictures Animation for the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Blu-ray press event. Jessica’s interviews with the co-director of the film Cody Cameron, and the director of the Blu-ray animated shorts David Feiss are included as well

Also Discussed: Stanford’s interview with actor Will Friedle (Bumblebee, Transformers: Prime), How to Train Your Dragon 2 teaser posters, Pixar’s Toy Story Christmas special, and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming slate of films.

(Recorded on 01/25/14)

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New Releases – Week of Tuesday December 3, 2013

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Hello, animation lovers! This week’s new releases give us a wide variety of animated entertainment, from little blue creatures to our favourite Springfield residents! We’re treated to The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition, Transformers: Prime – Season 3, The Smurfs 2, and our featured release, The Simpsons: Season 16.

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Interview with Will Friedle Coming Soon to “Animation Fascination” Podcast

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I had the pleasure recently of interviewing actor and writer Will Friedle. Will has been busy promoting the latest Transformers animated TV movie entitled Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters – Predacons Rising, which premiered on the Hub Network last week and is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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2013 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations Announced

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this week the nominees for the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards. Among the soap operas, talk shows, game shows, and cooking show categories, some awesome animated programs are getting some well-deserved recognition. The Daytime Emmy Award show will be broadcast on HLN (CNN’s Headline News channel) on June 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 32: The Guardians of Wrecking November

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We’re Back! In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by returning guest host Tim Costello to discuss November’s animation releases. From Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph and Paperman, to Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians, as well as a whole slew of Blu-ray and DVD reviews. They’re all here in this episode, plus much, much more…

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