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Episode 64: The Lord of the Rings – So Many Miniskirts

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Morgan, Mason and Chelsea have a rotospective at Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 The Lord of the Rings.

Highlights

■ Nerdy Couch Discussion: Disney Horses!
■ Why are horses so sassy? Which are our favorites?
■ Non-canonical horses from Enchanted Stables.
■ Main Discussion: Lord of the Rings (1978).
■ 
A little backstory and bio of Ralph Bakshi.
■ Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth are some of the only animation directors whose films are seen as their films, instead of the studios.
■ Bakshi’s own thoughts on the film.
■ Character design and extreme use of rotoscoping. What is the true definition of rotoscoping?
■ It’s hard to talk about this film without referencing Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings *cue music*.
■ How to tell someone in the Living Scriptures animated videos are evil…the schnoz!
■ Is one of the ringwraiths wearing a cowboy hat?!
■ It starts losing steam after Moria. The Two Towers sequence is muddy and doesn’t hold our attention.
■ “The orcs are vanquished. Saruman is defeated and we saved Middle Early! Roll credits.”
Would you want to see Bakshi finish and do The Return of the King?
We rate it!
Mail bag and bloopers!
■ Use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #SoManyMiniskirts.
Coming Up: Dog movies!Balto, Up, All Dog’s Go To Heaven

Runtime: 1:34;47 136.5 MB

Links

■ Watch The Lord of the Rings:  Blu-ray | DVD | Digital 
■ Ralph Bakshi’s Last Days of Coney Island Kickstarter
■ Ralph Bakshi’s website
■ A book about Ralph Bakshi: Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi
Buy Ralph Bakski cells on eBay
Pokemon Podcast Pillows!
Rotoscopers T-Shirt contest!
■ Pump-up Week articles: 20 Unforgettable Moments from Ralph Bakshi’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’

The Rotoscopers

The Hosts

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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.