April 2018 Lineup: Animated April Makes a 'Fantastic' Return
This April, we get animated once more with Animated April 2. Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi explore four more animated favorites, a returning guest to the show and different animated styles to show how varied the art form can be. From traditional hand drawn, both from the East and West, to stop-motion and rotoscope, this month is sure to be a hit with those in love with the medium.
EP. 77: CRITERION OF THE MONTH - "FANTASTIC MR. FOX"
Starting off with Criterion of the Month, Serg and Patrick are joined once again by Daniel White (EP. 53: "Phantasm") to cover Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox." Listen as they discuss the film with Daniel's insight into stop-motion, as well as his own art background, and how Anderson's direction translates into the strange world of Roald Dahl. (April 6)
EP. 78: FAW REVISITED - "THE PRINCE OF EYGPT"
Serg and Patrick explore "the good book" in this Revisited episode of "The Prince of Egypt." Listen as talk about the Dreamworks classic with its epic musical numbers, the brilliant traditional animation, their own crazy religious pasts and the battle of brother against brother. (April 13)
EP. 79: "A SCANNER DARKLY"
Serg and Patrick enter "A Scanner Darkly" with their first foray into rotoscope animation. Listen as the host discuss Keanu Reeves' acting, the works of Phillip K. Dick, rotoscope works and a bizarre cameo by...Alex Jones? (April 20)
EP. 80: "PORCO ROSSO"
Our first Hayao Miyazaki film soars onto the podcast with "Porco Rosso." Listen as Serg and Patrick discuss the master of Japanese animation with his unique vision, Studio Ghibli, the film's artistry and overall love of aviation. (April 27)