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Animation Fascination

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We focus on the awesome world of animation, each & and every episode.

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We focus on the awesome world of animation, each & and every episode.

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
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A must listen for animation fans...

By djkento - Apr 25 2014
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They’re seriously just so very good. As a long time fan of the animation medium from all over the world, it’s just a great way to catch up. I also relate to all the members.

Excellent content…lackluster delivery

By ToonMasterTim - Jan 12 2014
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The format of the show is good, with animation news, new releases, recommendations, and more, the content is interesting for fans of animation. Their blog is also great for staying abreast of news, and the contributors there are very good. However, Marc, for all of this interest and enthusiasm for the industry and the products, needs to work on his delivery. My constructive criticism would be to speak up. Do not mumble. Try to annunciate. Numerous times I have heard him say, “The G’ Dinosaur” and I had no idea he meant, “The Good Dinosaur” which is a film due out in 2016 by Pixar. It honestly sounds like he is on the verge of taking a nap. He’s obviously enthusiastic about the content, so please bring that to the delivery.

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
29
6
1
0
0

A must listen for animation fans...

By djkento - Apr 25 2014
Read more
They’re seriously just so very good. As a long time fan of the animation medium from all over the world, it’s just a great way to catch up. I also relate to all the members.

Excellent content…lackluster delivery

By ToonMasterTim - Jan 12 2014
Read more
The format of the show is good, with animation news, new releases, recommendations, and more, the content is interesting for fans of animation. Their blog is also great for staying abreast of news, and the contributors there are very good. However, Marc, for all of this interest and enthusiasm for the industry and the products, needs to work on his delivery. My constructive criticism would be to speak up. Do not mumble. Try to annunciate. Numerous times I have heard him say, “The G’ Dinosaur” and I had no idea he meant, “The Good Dinosaur” which is a film due out in 2016 by Pixar. It honestly sounds like he is on the verge of taking a nap. He’s obviously enthusiastic about the content, so please bring that to the delivery.
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Animation Fascination

Latest release on Dec 10, 2014

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 71: DreamWorks’ Dragons - Roundtable

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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)

Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com

E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Jun 25 2014

2hr 2mins

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Rank #2: Episode 65: Jason Schleifer - Head of Character Animation at DreamWorks Animation

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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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E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Mar 13 2014

1hr 41mins

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Rank #3: Episode 63: Michael Amos - Character Animator at DreamWorks Animation

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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

Feb 27 2014

1hr 11mins

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Rank #4: Episode 60: Otis Frampton - Character/Background Artist (How it Should Have Ended)

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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

Feb 05 2014

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: Episode 58: Farhan Qureshi - Visual Effects Artist

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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

Jan 23 2014

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: Episode 50: Fascinated by Animation

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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 DisneyWebsite: AnimationFascination.wordpress.comE-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Aug 16 2013

1hr 32mins

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Rank #7: Episode 48: Arik Ehle - Pixar Animator

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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

Jul 16 2013

1hr 24mins

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Rank #8: Episode 44: Peter Lord - Aardman Animations

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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

May 30 2013

1hr 25mins

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Rank #9: Episode 41: Cal Brunker - Writer/Director of "Escape from Planet Earth"

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Scorch me, baby! Straight from Planet Baab all the way to the Dark Planet itself, we're back with another episode.

Marc and Matt interview Cal Brunker the writer/director of Rainmaker Entertainment's "Escape from Planet Earth". They discuss Cal's introduction into the world of animation, what it's like working at different animation studios, and the zombie version of Gary Supernova.

Also discussed: review of Dreamworks' "The Croods", new trailers for "Despicable Me 2" and "Turbo", and whole slew of animation news.

Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com

E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Mar 26 2013

1hr 43mins

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Rank #10: Episode 40: The Disney Afternoon

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Step right up and come on in, here's where the fun begins!

In this episode there's so much to do, getting ready just for you, everybody's busy, bringing you a Disney afternoon! In case you haven't guessed yet Marc and Matt are joined by Justin Vactor to discuss the early 90s era of Disney animation on TV.

From "Darkwing Duck", to "Rescue Rangers", "TaleSpin", "Gargoyles", and "Gummi Bears", all the favorites are discussed as well as much, much more..

So what to do? Just grab onto some "DuckTales"  and let's get dangerous.

Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com

E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Mar 21 2013

1hr 54mins

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Rank #11: Episode 37: Alex Mandel - Pixar Composer

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Can you hear the music?

In this episode Marc and Matt interview Annie Award nominated Pixar composer Alex Mandel. We discuss Alex's influences on his music, how he came to work for Pixar, Mickey Mouse-ing, and what it's like to have an iTunes library in your head. Alex also talks about the collaborative process at Pixar and the 25 verse version of one of the songs he wrote for Brave.

The new trailers for Monsters University and From Up on Poppy Hill, as well as our recommendations are also brought up.

Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com

E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Feb 17 2013

50mins

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Rank #12: 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.

Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com

E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Oct 30 2012

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: Episode 29: Bill Farmer - Voice Acting Legend

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In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by voice acting legend Bill Farmer (voice of Goofy, Pluto, Foghorn Leghorn, & Yosemite Sam as well as many others). Interview includes discussion of inspiration for Mr. Farmer's career, great stories, and thoughts on stop motion animation. Marc and Matt also debate the ending of Bambi, all this and much, much more...

*Apologies For The Minor Audio Issues*

Website: AnimationFascination.wordpress.com

E-mail: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

Oct 10 2012

53mins

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Rank #14: Episode 28: Darrin Butters – Walt Disney Animation Studios

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In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by CG character animator Darrin Butters of Walt Disney Animation Studios to talk about magic, animation, internet trolling, and the awesomeness of Glen Keane.

Oct 02 2012

1hr 15mins

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Rank #15: Episode 27: Hal Hickel - Industrial Light and Magic

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In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by Oscar winner Hal Hickel (Animation Director, "Rango") of Industrial Light & Magic  to discuss his career in animation and visual effects. Plus much, much more...

Sep 06 2012

1hr

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Rank #16: Episode 24: The Hanna-Barbera Legacy

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In this episode Marc and Matt, are joined by guest host Brian Saur to discuss the legacy of Hanna-Barbera Productions, news from Dreamworks and Pixar. Plus much, much more...

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnimatedPodcast

Jul 31 2012

1hr 18mins

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Rank #17: Episode 18: Pizza Planet Truck

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In this episode Marc and Matt interview the group who made a real life replica of Pixar's Pizza Planet Truck.

Don’t forget you can follow us on twitter:

E-mail us at: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

May 19 2012

52mins

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Rank #18: Episode 16: Dr. Shrek Miyazaki

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In this episode Marc and Matt discuss the animation Oscar winners, films by Studio Ghibli, the Shrek series (and "Puss in Boots"), as well as the animated adaptations of Dr. Seuss.

Don’t forget you can follow us on twitter:

E-mail us at: animationfascinationpodcast@gmail.com

May 04 2012

37mins

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Rank #19: Episode 78: AF News - November 2014

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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

Dec 10 2014

1hr 29mins

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Rank #20: 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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Oct 31 2014

1hr 24mins

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