The Brad Bird Episode (Anyway, That’s All I Got)

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With the release of Incredibles 2, we decided to look back on the filmography of director Brad Bird, which proved to be fascinating, enlightening and exciting (for the most part). From The Iron Giant in 1999 all the way to Tomorrowland in 2015, we break down every Brad Bird directorial effort, and afterward we respond to some of your feedback and discuss Incredibles 2 in both a spoiler-free and spoiler-filled section. Enjoy!

Hosted by Sam Noland, Jason Read, and Anthony Battaglia!

Question For You: What is your favorite Brad Bird movie? Also, who is the best Pixar director?

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The Real Reason Why Pixar Keeps Making Sequels

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I’ve commented on this topic a lot, particularly this week with the release of Incredibles 2, but Victor Luckerson seriously nails the rise of Pixar sequels with this piece on The Ringer.

How Pixar Became a Sequel Factory:

This decade has been different. Pixar’s next 10 films included six sequels or prequels, among them the newly released Incredibles 2. Its next movie is Toy Story 4, an addendum to a conclusive trilogy that no one asked for. In addition to its two sequels, there has even been a Cars spinoff, Planes, which recalls the low-budget direct-to-video sequels Disney pumped out in the ’90s.

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What are the Best Non-Disney Animated Movies?

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This week on Anyway, That’s All I Got, we decided to talk about something a little more relaxed than what we’re used to and discuss some animated movie recommendations. Whether they’re underseen or underrated, we talk about the animated movies we wish would get more attention than they already do. We excluded anything by Disney or Pixar, since those are talked about quite often.

Hosted by Sam Noland, Jason Read, and Anthony Battaglia!

Question for you: What are some animated movies (excluding Disney and Pixar) that you would recommend? Also, give us your defense for why Spirited Away is great (if you think it is).

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Part-Time Characters: Un Poco Loco for Pixar’s Coco

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The One Where Jon Negroni Chimes In

It is that time of year when Pixar brings us an original animated movie and as expected, we all went un poco loco for Coco. Joined by our ‘general manager’ or  better  known  as  that Pixar Theory Guy, Jon Negroni, we discuss the film’s design, music and characters.  We start off the episode with a quick game of Lightning Round where we ask the question: What is your favorite Pixar character?

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Which is Better: ‘Zootopia’ or ‘Moana?’ – The Pixar Detectives

Both Disney films have been nominated for Best Animated Feature in the upcoming Oscars, but which one will and win? And probably more importantly, which should win?

Review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Is a Leap Forward for Stop-Motion Animation

With Kubo, it’s all about the journey, not necessarily the destination.

Now Conspiring: Hail, Caesar; Eddie the Eagle

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This week on the podcast, we review Hugh Jackman’s latest film, Eddie the Eagle along with the Coen Brothers’ latest, Hail, Caesar!

We also cover all of this week’s biggest entertainment news, discuss directing/writing styles we can’t stand, and answer all your feedback from last week’s show.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Which directing/writing styles do you dislike the most? And how many of you have ever heard of Magic Tree House?

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