The Wild Life

The Animation Podcast Ep. 48. The Animation Podcast is a weekly podcast news show that looks into the latest news in the animation industry, hosted by FilmBook, created and narrated by FilmBook author Mathieu Brunet a.k.a. AniMat from the ElectricDragon505 YouTube channel.

In this episode, The Animation Podcast examines (the highlights):

  • The Wild Life is among the top 5 worst openings ever for an animated feature
  • First official trailer of Moana
  • DreamWorks Animation lays off around 200 employees after Comcast deal
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon anime reveals Ash is going to school
  • Mat’s Pick of the Week: Response to Cartoon Brew’s article about bringing non-animation directors working on animated features

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The Animation Podcast Ep. 48

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About the author

Mathieu Brunet

My name is Mathieu Brunet (it’s French) and I have been an independent film critic for the past 5 years. My passion is animation and I’ve been writing and making my own video reviews of animated features on my YouTube channel (ElectricDragon505), which now has about 55,000 subscribers, housing videos with total views over 20,000,000. I am the creator of Electric Dragon Productions which includes AniMat’s Reviews and AniMat’s Classic Reviews.

  • Gerry McGrory

    1.) At this point, I have no idea why Lionsgate ever bothered to be in charge of animated films when they don’t even know what they’re doing in the first place. Sure, they got that one lucky shot with Shaun the Sheep the Movie (even if they marketed that movie so badly), but the rest just went all the way downhill, and it would get worse and worse.

    2.) I actually liked the more goofy tone in the official Moana trailer. I found it (and those coconut guys) to be really funny. Also, I’m still looking really forward to Maui, which I think could be the Genie’s spiritual successor.

    3.) Sure I prefer animation over live-action too, but I don’t go around making non-animation directors look shameful just because they’re only starting in the animation landscape. Also, another great example I could throw in is Martin Rosen. He had no experience working in animation at all, yet he managed to adapt the two Richard Adams novels Watership Down and The Plague Dogs to theatrical animation in quite obviously the most wonderful way possible!

  • Michelle Bojorquez

    I love all of your podcasts, dude! I love to listen to them all the time. Really informational, and it keeps me caught up. Thank you for going out of your way to make this podcast possible.

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