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Episode 2: The Iron Giant – Hog Hug!

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In episode 2, the Rotoscopers discuss the news, the importance of story and Brad Bird’s animated masterpiece The Iron Giant.


  • Why the Wreck-It Ralph creator is pumped
  • The Lorax is going green
  • Chelsea explains her love for trees…again
  • Rango wins the OVCAFMPT
  • Is Disney’s Paperman project a game changer?
  • Animation Element of the Week: what Mason learned from Fergal Reilley and Doug Sweetland about Story
  • Discussion: Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant
  • Warner Brother’s marketing blunder
  • Bird’s passion for animation and story
  • Chelsea teaches Mason about beatniks
  • Favorite Scenes: Coffeezilla, The Prayer & The Deer
  • The Giant’s CGI animation
  • 1950s references and inspiration
  • Themes
  • Hogarth’s father figures
  • Why so many single-parent stories in animation?
  • Favorite quotes: The brain, “Hog Hug!”, “luckiest kid in America”, “blah blah blah”
  • We’re bringing the term “wig out” back
  • How many stars do we give it?
  • Shout out to our 100 listeners!
  • …And of course: Bloopers

Runtime: 1:11:46, 32.9 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.