Sourcecast Live Episode – 28th February

On 28 February, beginning at 6:00 PM Central time (00:00 GMT), Sourcecast will begin a live streaming event! That’s right: Sourcecast will FINALLY have a Live Episode!


Skul will be hosting, and if you want to appear as a special guest (you don’t have to show your face), you need two things: 1) a working mic, and 2) a Google account (Gmail works). The stream will be hosted on Sourcecast’s YouTube page, and a link will be provided one hour before the stream begins. (I’ll be popping into all the active Shout Boxes at the time to share it, so don’t worry about refreshing this news page to see it.) If you want to bookmark the page, the stream will be here.


What is there to look forward to? On top of our regular content, Skul will also reveal the winner of our current site-wide Frozen contest! That’s right: you get to find out the winner a full DAY before anyone else! On top of that, there will be a 30-minute Q&A session with Skul and whatever guest hosts there happen to be.

Third Annual ASCA winners!

The time has come to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Animation Source Choice Awards!

Thank you to the 50+ people who voted! It was a vast improvement over last year, and this will help to ensure that the ASCAs are here to stay! You all can probably guess the majority of winners very easily, but in all honesty, there were some categories where the outcome was decided by a margin of five votes or less!

Click the banner above to view the winners of the Animation Source Choice Awards! (They’ll be spelled out to you if you click “Read More” on the news preview.)

Again, it was easy to predict, but “Frozen” came out on top with the most wins of any category, and the only film with multiple wins. It won 7 ASCA awards, including Best Picture and Fan Favorite – which, in the past, have gone to two different films. It also won for Best Original ScreenplayBest Voice Actress (Idina Menzel)Best DirectorBest Score, and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”, which is also up for the Oscar in March). The only losses it had were another Best Voice Actress award for Kristen Bell, and Film Most Likely to Receive a Sequel.

The other “big” winners of this year were Pokemon: Genesect and the Legend Awakened for Best Sequel Screenplay, and Despicable Me 2 for Best Voice Actor (Steve Carell)The Croods won the award for Film Most Likely to Receive a Sequel.

Non-film winners mostly went to the Pokemon franchise, no doubt thanks to its huge X and Y franchise that began releasing last year. Pokemon XY won the award for Best Animated TV Series, and Pokemon X and Y won for Best Animated Video Game. Action film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won the award for Best Animation in a Live-Action Film, and that’s a wrap!

Again, thanks to everyone for voting! We’ll be back next year with the 4th ASCAs – and with a wonderful upcoming year with films like How to Train Your Dragon 2The Lego Movie, and Big Hero 6, it’ll undoubtedly be another great round of awards!

To learn more about the Animation Source Choice Awards, click here.

Animation Source Choice Awards

Each year, Animation Source hosts an awards show honouring the best in animation from the previous year. This year, we will honour the best in animation from 2013, a wonderful year that included films such as Frozen, Despicable Me 2, and many others! The way the ASCAs work is this: you, the members of Animation Source, look at the list below, choose your favorites, and send Skulblaka_Shur’tugal a PM with your picks!


2013 was a huge year for animation, and now it’s up to you to decide what’s the best! Click the link below to view the list of those eligible for the Animation Source Choice Awards. From now through January 14, you will vote for your favorites, and beginning January 15 (look for a news then), you will vote again!


Voting is easy: simply send me a PM, entitled “votes”, with your picks. It’s that simple! I look forward to seeing what the members of Animation Source saw as the best films of the year!


Click this link to see the nominees.

Click here to see previous winners, and more information about the ASCAs.

Episode 7 – recording soon

Skul will be recording Sourcecast 2.0 Episode 7 soon. If you have any suggestions on what he should talk about, feel free to send him a PM. Remember, we’re also looking for a rotation staff, so if you’re interested, let him know!

Introducing the THIRD Animation Source Choice Awards

3rd ASCAs

It’s back!

The Animation Source Choice Awards (ASCA), not to be confused with the Animation Source Awards, which honour members of Animation Source and has been discontinued permanently, honour the best in animation from the previous year. The first year Animation Source hosted the awards, 157 people voted, and the winner of Best Picture was Rio. Last year, however, less than 20 people voted altogether, and it was decided that the awards should be cancelled. However, enough people have expressed interest in voting this time around, so it has been decided to give it another go.


The official section of the website for the ASCAs goes in-depth about all the information about the show, and past winners, but here’s a short summary: You, the members of Animation Source, can vote for your favorites from the previous year (in this case, you will vote for the animation from 2013), and the votes are counted up and a winner announced.
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A New Logo for Sourcecast

Source logo 2013

Sourcecast is pleased to announce that we have a new logo, courtesy of Kelsey the Zombie, featuring characters from Balto, Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, Fox & the Hound, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Lady and the Tramp, Brother Bear and others.

This logo replaces the previous Sourcecast 2.0 logo, but not the favicon or iTunes logo.

Looking for a Rotation Staff

Currently, Sourcecast has three hosts, Skulblaka_Shur’tugal, Ancient Fairy Dragon and Juuchan17, but we’re looking for more than that. We want hosts that can come in every few episodes and rotate between each other. The only thing we ask for is that you have Skype and a working microphone. So if you’re interested, please leave a comment on this forum topic or send Skul a PM.

Robbie Rist Interview [UPDATED]

UPDATE: For now, this has been cancelled.

Sourcecast is pleased to announce that it has an interview lined up for voice actor Robbie Rist. Most of you might know him as the voice of Star in “Balto”, but he also has a lot of other credits, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Naruto, and Doc McStuffins.

You are free to ask Mr. Rist any question you wish, and as many as you want; we really want this to be worth his time. The interview has not yet been scheduled yet (but IT WILL HAPPEN), so get to commenting with your questions!

ASCA Winners Announced

Best Picture: Brave

Best Director: Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier (Ice Age: Continental Drift)

Fan Favorite: Rise of the Guardians

Best Original Screenplay: Brave, Wreck-it Ralph (tie)

Best Sequel Screenplay: Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice

Best Voice Actor: Vic Mignogna, Ben Stiller (tie)

Best Voice Actress: Kelly Macdonald (“Merida” in Brave)

Best Score: Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice

Best Original Song: “Into the Open Air” – Brave

Film Most Likely to Receive a Sequel: Hotel Transylvania

Best 3D Presentation: Brave

Best Animated Video Game: Epic Mickey: The Power of Two

Best Animated TV Series: Dragons: Riders of Berk

Best Non-Theatrical Film: Justice League: Doom

Best Non-English Film: A Letter to Momo (Japan)

Best Animated Film Winner: Toy Story 3


Films with Multiple Wins:
Brave (5)
Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice (3)

2nd ASCAs – Round Two Begin!

It is now the middle of the month, and the time has come to reveal the nominees for all the categories of the awards. Vote Counters who have not yet sent your votes, now is the time, so we can get this list all finished.



Ice Age: Continental Drift

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-it Ralph




Ice Age: Continental Drift

The Lorax

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-it Ralph

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