Episode 58: Farhan Qureshi - Visual Effects Artist

• January 22nd, 2014
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)

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

• January 15th, 2014
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)

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

• January 8th, 2014
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)

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Episode 55: Holiday Festivus

• December 24th, 2013
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)

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

• December 24th, 2013
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)

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Episode 53: Jessica Forer - DreamWorks Animation

• December 24th, 2013
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)

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Episode 52: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 2)

• September 20th, 2013
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...

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Episode 51: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 1)

• September 17th, 2013
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.

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Episode 50: Fascinated by Animation

• August 16th, 2013
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

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Episode 49: In the Pacific Rim with Hal Hickel

• July 22nd, 2013

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

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