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The Animation Addicts Podcast Waves “Goodbye”

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…for now, at least.

After a lot of thought, Chelsea and Morgan have decided to put the podcast on hiatus. It was officially announced last Friday to all the staff and patrons and then on the Animation Addicts Podcast episode 169.

“We have loved the Animation Addicts Podcast, the community, the memories and all the friends we’ve made over the past six years. It’s opened up some incredible opportunities that would not have been possible without it. But in looking ahead, we have a lot of big life events and projects coming up and need some time to focus on those. We’ve tried to juggle life, work, other projects, and the podcast but we really need to better focus on those things for now.

The website will continue, business as usual, and we’re not saying the podcast is done forever. The episodes will always be available here and the YouTube channel will continue as it has in recent months. We may decide to bring the podcast back in six months, twelve months, or only for a special episode here and there. But for now, we are taking a break to focus on different projects.

It definitely was a hard decision and something we have been discussing for months. But we feel this is best to help us grow in other areas. The Patreon will be put on a suspend status after April, so no one will be charged but all the past patron episodes will also remain available. We’re not closing it entirely so that if we do choose to come back, we can easily let all former patrons know. Oh, and the patron Facebook group will still be open forever!

For our final episode, we want to encourage everyone to call in with any stories, memories, or good times about the podcast they want to share. Voicemails will be accepted until Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Thank you so much for all the support over the years. It really has meant the world to us and we love you all very much.” – Morgan Stradling and Chelsea Robson

Send your voicemails by going to rotoscopers.com/voicemails or call +1 (406) 646-6575.

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About Chelsea Robson

Chelsea Robson, Co-host of the Animation Addicts Podcast, studied studio engineering and is a singer/songwriter and is know as "The World Traveler of the Podcast." She speaks fluent Portuguese, loves being outdoors, hiking small mountains, riding horses, and talking about human nature.
  • Jeremiah

    I’s sad. Deeply. I support your decision!

  • Junky Jones

    You’ve given up so much time and effort for this, and I think it’s perfectly reasonable to take a break! Even Mugglecast did that! My only request would be to have a special episode when Incredibles 2 comes out because I would love to hear what you guys have to say 🙂

  • SEjeffries

    so sad! good luck with your other ventures- until we meet again 🙂

    • Chelsea Robson

      Thank you!

  • Bless you all for your hard work and dedication to keeping the Rotoscopers going. I’m glad you’re making this decision to take a break so that you can focus on other incredible things in your lives. Looking forward to hearing everyone share their favorite Roto-moments!

    • Chelsea Robson

      Me too!

    • Jeremiah

      5. The Balto episode: Mason calling Boris “Uncle Waldo” and his “I’MMMM the badguy” “No, I’MMMM the bad guy” bit.

      4. Every minute of the Cinderella episode (my favorite). But particularly Morgan going from 0 to furious ranting about the horrid Cinderella blue ray remastering.

      3. Angry Birds. They did NOT find this to be an easy sit. This is a definite candidate for the most moaning and groaning.

      2. The anniversary episode where all the Rotoscopers got physically together at Disneyland. And reminisced and even went a little into their personal lives and personalities.

      1. In the chatroom of one of the livestreams: the song In Upendi from Lion King 2 was misheard as a child as, “in your panties.”

      • The “Cinderella” episode was pure gold. So were other episodes about some of Disney’s classic films such as “Bambi” and “Snow White” because I liked to hear the Rotoscopers’ perspectives on some of the films that have been around so long they are considered icons.

        There are too many goodies for me to list and I couldn’t do them all on a voicemail so here are some of my favorites:
        • “Howl’s Moving Castle” or “Beast’s Moving Batcave”: “What’s in the West Wing?” The BATCAVE! “Do you like having a wookie on your upper lip?”
        • “Big Hero 6” : You could *never* take a 2 by 4 to Baymax! “No, he’s toooo squiiiishy,” coos Morgan
        • Everything about the “Sleeping Beauty” episode and for bringing up the mixed feelings about the “Maleficent” film and current demand to give more villains’ their tragic backstory. Morgan debating on Aurora’s stunning hair and whether she looks better in pink or blue. Mason bellowing, “Merriweather!!”
        • “Cats Don’t Dance” when Chelsea belts out, “It’s big and looooooud!”
        • “Frozen” when Mason decides it should’ve had a mob song. “It’s that snow queen, Lafou! She’s got Anna trapped in a tower. Kill the queen!”
        • The Nerdy Couch Discussions that get lively and fascinating without getting ugly or mad
        • “The Little Mermaid” talking about villains who behave promiscuously or constantly get into the face of the protagonist to make them uncomfortable; I cannot watch a James Bond film without seeing this from now on.
        • “Robin Hood” and all of the cheap thrills. It takes place in England but everyone sound like they’re from Appalachia ^^
        • “The Jungle Book” episode, talking about the differences between the animated and CGI version and how they each worked well. I distinctly remember a lively exciting chatroom too
        • “Zootopia” and Mason’s election promise to have ejector seats in the movie theaters

      • Chelsea Robson

        Did I actually sing that?

  • A sad day indeed, but we support you, of course!

  • Chelsea Warner

    I wish you the best of luck in future projects. It’s sad that your podcast is ending because I only discovered it last August.

    • Chelsea Robson

      This will give you plenty of time to listen and re-listen to all the past episodes!

  • Thank you very much Rotoscopers for being a positive part of my life for the past several years! 💚 I wish you all the best as you both move forward to focus on your own personal endeavors. WE ARE THE ROTOSCOPERS

    • Chelsea Robson

      Thank YOU, Milan! It’s been great hearing from you!

  • Jason Carden

    Of course I only find out about this podcast because it’s ending

    • Chelsea Robson

      Start from #1 and then just keep listening!

  • k

    It’s like that song says
    We’ll meet again,
    Don’t know where, don’t know when,
    But I know we’ll meet again
    Some sunny day ♪~.

  • Matthew Taranto

    I’m gonna miss the podcast for sure–certainly my favorite when it comes to discussing animation. I’m glad I was able to be a tiny part of one (I was the nut who sent in that Hank Hill impression in one voicemail)! I wish you guys all the best in your future endeavors…and I hope we can hear an Incredibles 2 podcast at some point in the future!

  • Katie

    I have sensed this announcement for a while, and all I can say is: thank you, Rotoscopers. Thank you for a magical past six years. you been a comfort and light in my life since 2011, I will always cherish the community you created. When out running, getting ready, etc., it will always be wonderful to have you guys–fellow animation lovers– to listen to, and know someone else shares my passion.

    I’m so glad you know when it is time to finish, and I couldn’t be happier with the Rotoscopers Era. Thank you so much for your years of dedication. You created something wonderful.

  • Young McKay

    You’ve given me alot of fun times and interesting insights on animated movies. Hopefully we’ll meet again one day.

    So long, and thanks for all the fun!

  • Daniela

    In a way, I feel like I’ve grown up with the show. I started listening sometime in 2012 during my first year at university and have been studying since the show has been going. This year I got into a course that will get me admitted into the High Court and I finish a a few weeks after the show ends too! Listening to episodes on the bus and during those late nights studying have helped me so much and I am so thankful.

    Thank you for everything you guys have done and if you ever decide to come back you bet I’ll be listening too! Wishing you guys all the best in everything you pursue!