Animation Fascination

de Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Animation Fascination

Episodios

Episode 78: AF News - November 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

It's a vintage AF team up in the latest news edition, Marc Vibbert is joined by Justin Vactor to discuss all the latest animation industry news from November. Amongst the topics in this episode are reviews for "Big Hero 6", "Penguins of Madagascar", and the new Studio Ghibli Blu-ray releases. The announcement of "Toy Story 4", "The LEGO Movie" sequel writers, "Hullabaloo", and much, much more are also discussed. (Recorded 11/22/14) Visit the site: http://animationfascination.wordpress.comEmail Us: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 77: All Hollow's Eve

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

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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Episode 76: AF News - Week of October 5th, 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

It's another edition of AF News with Stanford Clark and Marc Vibbert! On today's show they discuss and review a whole slew of recent animated TV Blu-ray releases, Stanford's upcoming trip to New York Comic Con, as well as Laika's "The Boxtrolls" and Disney's "Star Wars Rebels."

 

Also Discussed: "Sleeping Beauty" Diamond Edition, special episodes of "Phineas and Ferb," and new trailers for Pixar's "Inside Out", Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya" & Disney's "Big Hero 6." Plus, a whole bunch more...

 

(Recorded on 10/06/14)

  

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Episode 75: The Spectacular Greg Weisman

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

In this episode the man, the myth, the legend himself, Greg Weisman, joins Tom Fonss and Marc Vibbert.

 

Weisman's Shakespearian background, the origins of "Gargoyles" (and it's twentieth anniversary), hopes for the possible futures of both "The Spectacular Spider-Man" and "Young Justice", as well as voice acting on "Star Wars: Rebels" are all spoken of. Plus so much more...

 

Also Discussed: "Doctor Who" and "Transformers - Beast Machines" reviews, Donald Glover as Miles Morales/Spider-Man, "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters," and a flying Baymax.

 

(Recorded on 09/12/14)

  

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Episode 74: AF News - Week of July 10, 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Stanford Clark and Tim Costello join Marc Vibbert to pay tribute to the legend that was Robin Williams, as well as discuss all the news that came out of San Diego Comic Con. Also announced is an exclusive "Big Hero 6" promotion from the Animation Fascination team. Also Discussed: the August Disney Blu-ray releases reviewed, Disney and LAIKA say that 2D hand drawn animation is still very much alive, the next "Toy Story" holiday special, awesome toys from Mondo Tees, new trailers from DreamWorks and Paramount, and so much more ...  (Recorded on 08/13/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 73: Doctor Who - Reverse the Polarity of the Neutron Flow

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Geronimo! Welcome to the second episode of our special animated sci-fi month. In this episode Marc Vibbert and Tom Fonss are joined by veteran Whovians Kevin Kittridge and Bob Mitsch to discuss everyone's favorite timelord, "Doctor Who!"

 

So sit back, have a jelly baby, and come along with us as we explore all of time and space with the Doctor on his animated adventures. Remember, bow ties are cool.

 

Allons-Y!

 

Also Discussed: Reviews for "Orphan Black" and "Transcendence" on Blu-ray and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in theaters, recommendations for the film "Boyhood", "Monty Python Live", "The Lego Movie", "Edge of Tomorrow", and some classic "Doctor Who" episodes.

 

(Recorded on July 20, 2014)

 

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Episode 72: AF News Special - Star Trek The Animated Series

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

In this AF News special covering all the latest from around the animation industry during the month of June, Marc Vibbert is joined once again by Stanford Clark and Jon Hueber.

 

They also boldly go were many have gone before to discuss "Star Trek: The Animated Series" as part of Animation Fascination's Sci-Fi month!

 

Also Discussed: live-action "Frozen" cast announced for "Once Upon a Time", leaked "Big Hero 6" posters, DreamWorks Animation layoffs, "Enchanted" sequel announcement, Glen Keane's short "Duet", and much, much more ...

 

(Recorded on July 6, 2014)

 

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Episode 71: DreamWorks’ Dragons - Roundtable

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

In this bewilderbeast-sized episode Marc is joined by Tom Fonss, Jessica Wersky, and the prodigal son himself Matt Quest. 

Matt catches us up on what he's been up to for the past six months as Tom and Jessica assist Marc in our "How to Train Your Dragon 2" roundtable discussion. Special guests Jessie Forer and Jennifer Harlow hop on to talk about their favorite parts of the film and share some insight into their work on it as well.

Also Discussed: a whole gaggle of Blu-ray, DVD, and book reviews about - "Doctor Who", "Transformers", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Ernest and Celestine", "Alexander", and "The Nutty Professor."

 

(Recorded on June 15th, 17th, & 22nd, 2014)

 

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Episode 70: AF News - Week of June 8, 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Stanford Clark and Marc Vibbert are joined by returning guest Otis Frampton as he hops on to discuss his new animated shorts series "ABCDEFGeek" and the upcoming release of his comic "Oddly Normal."

 

Also Discussed: "Big Hero 6" and "The Book of Life" trailers, Phoenix Comicon (including a Q and A with John Ratzenberger), a contest for LAIKA's "The BoxTrolls," and reviews for "Maleficent", "The Lego Movie", and "An Adventure in Space and Time."

 

(Recorded on 06/08/14)

  

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Episode 69: X-Men - Days of Animated Past

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

The mutant brotherhood of Marc Vibbert, Stanford Clark, and Tom Fonss unite to talk all about the X-Men. They discuss their favorite animated incarnations of these astonishing mutants on television and film throughout the years.

 

So join them as they enroll at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, bub!

 

Also Discussed: the voice acting documentary "I Know That Voice", what's next for "Star Wars", the new "Guardians of the Galaxy" trailer, and the Disney Blu-ray releases in August.

 

(Recorded on 05/19/14)

 

*Note: Sentinels began messing with our audio feed near the end of the recording; we apologize. *

 

 

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Episode 68: The Amazing Animated Spider-Man

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Marc is joined by Tom Fonss to talk all about everyone's favorite web-slinger. They cover every animated incarnation of the wall-crawler from 1967 to today, and choose their favorites. 

Also Discussed: "Son of Batman" on Blu-ray, Art of Book reviews, the first five minutes of "How to Train Your Dragon 2", and Disney's "Gargoyles".

(Recorded on 04/28/14)

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Episode 67: AF News - April 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Stanford Clark joins Marc Vibbert to review a whole slew of Blu-rays & DVDs, amongst them "Saving Mr. Banks", "The Pirate Fairy", and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".   Also Discussed: "Big Hero 6" casting rumors, "Rio 2" review, new trailers for "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "Planes: Fire and Rescue", and so much more... (Recorded on 04/15/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 66: AF News Special - Disney's Big Hero 6

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Tom Fonss and Stanford Clark join Marc Vibbert to discuss "Big Hero 6." From its Marvel comic book origins to what Disney has released so far about the film, we cover it all. Also Discussed: Sequels to "Cars" and "The Incredibles", Blue Sky's "Peanuts" teaser trailer, and "Party Central" / "Muppets Most Wanted." (Recorded on 03/24/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 65: Jason Schleifer - Head of Character Animation at DreamWorks Animation

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Jon Hueber and Stanford Clark join Marc to interview Jason Schleifer, the head of character animation at DreamWorks Animation about his career as well as "Mr. Peabody and Sherman." 

We talk about his work at Weta Digital on "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, moving up the ranks at DreamWorks, and receiving philosophical wisdom from a random guy on a sand dune.

Also Discussed: trailers for "The BoxTrolls" and "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return", the DreamWorks short "Almost Home", "Frozen" on Blu-ray, breaking news about Cartoon Network, and so much more... 

(Recorded on 03/10/14)

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Episode 64: AF News - Week of March 2, 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Site columnist Jessica Wersky joins Marc to catch up on and discuss all the latest animation news. This episode is full of Disney properties with a dash of DreamWorks and Reel FX. News discussed this episode: "Frozen" joining the one billion dollars club at the box office as well as winning the Oscar for best animated feature and a possible ride we'd like to see built at Disney World/Disneyland. "Star Wars Rebels" character profiles, and a possible new "Shrek" film in the future. (Recorded on 03/03/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 63: Michael Amos - Character Animator at DreamWorks Animation

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

You may have been expecting an AF news edition episode, but have no fear, we have something even more awesome for you. Jon Hueber joins Marc to interview DreamWorks Animation character animator, Michael Amos! We talk about Michael's work on the upcoming "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" and the in-development "Me and My Shadow", his animation influences growing up in Australia, and his time in the Animation Mentor program. Also Discussed: the "Guardians of the Galaxy" teaser trailer, "Gravity" and "Thor: The Dark World" on 3D Blu-ray, as well as "Adventure Time: Season 3" and "Beware the Batman" Blu-ray reviews. (Recorded on 02/23/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 62: Spring Movie Preview '14

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Tom Fonss is back as our recurring monthly co-host! During the episode Marc and Tom discuss the four films being released during the late winter and spring. Among them; Studio Ghibli's "The Wind Rises", Dreamworks Animation's "Mr. Peabody and Sherman", Blue Sky's "Rio 2", and Summertime Entertainment's "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return". Also Discussed: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is coming to Netflix Instant, Game of Thrones, and tangents galore. (Recorded on 02/17/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail:

Episode 61: AF News - Week of February 9th, 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Everything is Awesome! In this bricktastic episode Marc and Stanford discuss "The LEGO Movie" and share your input on the film as well. We also talk about ideas for the already in the works sequel to the film and how well it did at the box office this past weekend. In addition, Stanford interviews Floyd Norman in celebration of "The Jungle Book" coming to Blu-ray this week. Also Discussed: Arthur Rankin Jr.'s passing, a recap of the Annie Awards winners, a live-action/CG Rescue Rangers film, Pixar's "Party Central" preview, the trailer for "Postman Pat", and the voice cast for "Sausage Party". (Recorded on 02/10/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 60: Otis Frampton - Character/Background Artist (How it Should Have Ended)

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

In this oddly normal interview, Otis Frampton stops by to speak with Marc and Stanford. Find out how Otis and Daniel Baxter of HISHE originally met, what influences Otis' art, and what his dream project to work on would be. Also Discussed: "The Jungle Book" and "Justice League: War" on Blu-ray, "Gargoyles" on YouTube, and "Robotech: The Complete Set". (Recorded on 02/03/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 59: AF News - Week of January 26th, 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

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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Episode 58: Farhan Qureshi - Visual Effects Artist

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

In this special episode, Stanford and Marc interview visual effects artist Farhan Qureshi. He's worked on everything from the Harry Potter films, to "Batman Begins", and of course Aardman's "The Pirates: Band of Misfits". Also Discussed: Farhan's short films "Digitopia: Discover Me", "NitroDust" and his book "VFX and CG Survival Guide for Producers and Filmmakers", as well as the Oscar nominations for animation. (Recorded on 01/19/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 57: AF News - Week of January 13th, 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

It's our first AF News episode! Stanford Clark joins Marc to discuss all the latest news in animation from the past few weeks.  News Highlights Discussed: Actor Sam Witwer Q and A, Golden Globe for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE goes to "Frozen", "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" final Darth Maul story arc, Pixar's "Party Central", Disney's "Big Hero 6", "Turbo: FAST" on Netflix Instant, and a fifth "Ice Age" film. (Recorded on 01/13/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 56: The Best of 2013 and What to Look Forward to in 2014

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Stanford Clark joins Marc to discuss their personal top five animated films of 2013. Which of your favorites from last year made their lists? They also look towards the future and discuss all of 2014's upcoming animated films. Also discussed: Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary and Christmas Specials, "The Lone Ranger", "Batman: The Brave and the Bold", and "Mary Poppins". (Recorded on 01/06/14) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 55: Holiday Festivus

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

It's a Festivus for the rest of us. Marc and Matt get together once again to discuss all the best holiday specials and films to watch this time of year. Also discussed: Disney's "Frozen", "Saving Mr. Banks", Golden Globe nominations, and the trailers for "Rio 2" and "The Nut Job". (Recorded on 12/23/13) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 54: Top Ten Animated Disney Films of All Time with Tom Fonss

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

It's a Walt Disney Animation Top Ten episode, so who better to join Marc for this best of list other than Tom Fonss himself. Are any of your favorite films on either of their lists? Maybe... probably. But you can't know for sure unless you listen. Also discussed: Doctor Who, Rocky and Bullwinkle returning to the big screen, the 19 films that may or may not get nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar, and trailers for "The Lego Movie", "Maleficent", and "Mr. Peabody and Sherman". (Recorded on 11/24/13) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 53: Jessica Forer - DreamWorks Animation

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

For the first time on the podcast we're joined by an employee of DreamWorks Animation! Jessica Forer, a production coordinator at the studio joins us to co-host the entire episode as well as discuss her career.  Amongst things discussed are: Ms. Forer's love of classic animation, the Mickey Mouse short "Get a Horse!", and the closure of Pixar Canada. (Recorded on 10/20/13) Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 52: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 2)

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

In part two of our two-parter, Media Fondue's Cortney Williams and Jenny Pereira join Marc to discuss their adventure at Disney's 2013 D23 Expo. From "Oliver and Company" to "The World's End", John Lasseter handing out compliments, and seeing Richard Sherman and Alan Menken in concert. All this, plus a whole lot more... Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 51: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 1)

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

In part one of a two-parter Stanford Clark tells Marc about all of the awesome experiences and news he learned from his trip to Disney's 2013 D23 Expo. Amongst things discussed are Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios' slate of upcoming films. Geeking out in front of Disney legends, and the Waffle-inator! We also cover a whole slew of new releases as well as a ton of news from around the animation industry. Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 50: Fascinated by Animation

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

It's our fiftieth epiversary and the gang's all here! We've done a lot in the past 49 episodes, and spoken to quite a few amazing people from the animation industry along the way. In this special episode, Marc Vibbert and Matt Quest are joined by Justin Vactor, Jon Hueber, Matt Hardeman, Stanford Clark, and Phil Shenton to discuss the past and look towards the future. The guys face off in a "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" trivia showdown, but who will come out victorious? All this, plus so much more! “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” - Walt Disney Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 49: In the Pacific Rim with Hal Hickel

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Beginning neural handshake... Join Marc and guest host Jon Hueber as they head to the "Pacific Rim" to talk with returning guest Hal Hickel, of Industrial Light and Magic. Hal discusses in-depth the production of the film and what it was like to work with Guillermo del Toro, who he'd co-pilot a Jaeger with, what Kaiju was his favorite, and where he'd like to see the story go in a sequel. So sit back and enjoy, because today we are cancelling the apocalypse! Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 48: Arik Ehle - Pixar Animator

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

We journey back to the land of Emeryville, CA in this episode to interview another amazing Pixar employee. This time we were lucky enough to speak with Arik Ehle who started as a production assistant and has worked his way up to become an animator. Filling in for Matt this week is our site writer, Stanford Clark. Join us as we discuss the Studio Ghibli documentary, the new Mickey Mouse shorts, and the newest animated Disney films. Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 47: Monsters University Orientation with Chris Chua and Austin Madison

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Hop on the bus with Marc and Matt as they head to Monsters University for orientation. Joining them on campus are Pixar story artist Austin Madison and animator Chris Chua to give us an in-depth look at the production of the film as well as a little bit about "The Blue Umbrella". Hear it here first: details about the MU short that will appear on the Blu-ray this fall, "Party Central" directed by Kelsey Mann. Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous, so stay tuned! Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 46: Yuri Lowenthal - It's Hero Time!

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Strap on your Omnitrix, contact the Legion of Superheros and head with us to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by voice actor Yuri Lowenthal ("Ben 10: Ultimate Alien", "Naruto", "Wolverine and the X-Men") to discuss his voice acting career. We talk about his original web series "Shelf Life", geeking out around other actors, and how he joined John Connor to fight SkyNet. All that plus much, much more!! Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 45: We Scare Because We Care

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Open your closet door and join us as we head to Monstropolis with our special guest hosts T.J. and Julie from "Pixar Post". In this episode we discuss our memories and favorite scenes from Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." as well as what we want to see in "Monsters University". Also discussed: news from DreamWorks Animation, the newest Blu-rays, "The Art of Monsters University" book, and Julie's journey into Oz. Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 44: Peter Lord - Aardman Animations

por Marc Vibbert & Matt Quest

Get ready to board the Pirate Captain's ship and head across the pond as our site writer Phil Shenton interviews Mr. Peter Lord, the Co-Owner and Creative Director of Aardman Animations. Peter Lord has produced many of Aardman's films and television series, as well as directing "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (or "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists") and "Chicken Run". Marc and Matt also discuss Pixar's first holiday special, new Disney Animation Blu-ray releases, MeridaGate, and much, much more. Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com