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Episode 15: Wallace & Gromit – Claymation Hitchcock

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The Rotoscopers gang is back with some exciting news! They also cover new territories this episode by diving into stop-motion animation and animated shorts. The main discussion focuses on the four classic Wallace & Gromit shorts.

Highlights:

  • Big News! Now apart of the Hypable Podcast Network
  • Winner for ‘The Art of Brave’ contest announced!
  • Animation Spotlight: stop-motion animation
  • What is stop motion? Is all stop motion claymation?
  • Is stop motion more technical than hand-drawn or CGI animation?
  • Jurassic Park was going to be stop motion?! WHAT?!
  • Mason expounds the wonders of stop motion in Star Wars and other films over the years
  • Main Discussion: The Wallace & Gromit shorts
  • Director’s Spotlight: Nick Park
  • The Simpsons’ episode “Angry Dad the Movie”; “I’m more clay than man.”
  • Animated shorts spoofs: Mixar’s Condiments & Nick Park’s Willis & Crumble
  • A Grand Day Out (1989):Can you SAY claymation?!
  • Wallace and Gromit saved the Wensleydale cheese factory!
  • The Wrong Trousers (1993):the jump in quality is shocking!
  • How do they do they animate water and floating objects?
  • Mason loves creepy penguins & Mason’s conspiracy theories
  • Trivia: Let’s play the name game!
  • A Close Shave (1995): say hello to Shaun the Sheep
  • Wallace is the king of hand touching
  • Tiny Toons Adventures and WB TV tangent
  • Wallace’s pick up lines
  • A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
  • Is the W&G mystery/crime theme over done?
  • Last thoughts, favorite shorts and ratings
  • Listener question & mail bag
  • And of course…bloopers!

Runtime: 1:29:48, 41.2 MB

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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.