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!

Sourcecast’s Next Episode: You Decide!

It has been too long since a new Sourcecast episode has been released – almost a full year, actually. But never fear, for a new Sourcecast episode is on the horizon! And now it’s YOUR chance to decide what comes next!


The typical Sourcecast format includes news on current and upcoming animated films, news regarding Animation Source, maybe an interview with an AS member, a Plugged-in Review of older films, a review of someone’s fan works on the sites, and reading the mailbag. In this next episode, Samurott be doing an episode solo, and he wants you to write to him, what you would like to see changed. Do you want something else put in, or something old taken out? It’s up to YOU to decide what the next Sourcecast episode will be about!


To contact Samurott, you can comment on this news article on Animation Source.


The episode is being recorded soon, so be quick!

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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Second ASCAs – Begin!

Happy New Year, everyone! We’ve made it through a year of apocolypses, zombies, and gigantic mailboxes, and now it’s time to usher in 2013. What better way to kick off a new year on Animation Source, than with the 2nd Annual Animation Source Choice Awards!


Last year’s ASCAs were a huge success. Over 150 people voted in the event! The largest winner was Rio, which took home 11 awards, including Best Picture. This year, we have quite the list of nominees eligible for each award; over 20 animated films were released in 2012!


This year, we’re doing thing a little different. Instead of all the votes being tallied by one person, I have asked for several people to help collect the votes. I will give you their names in a little bit, but first we need to go over the rules. (Which, be honest, should be the first thing people read no matter what the occasion.)

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Sourcecast Welcomes a New Member to the Team

Sourcecast is proud to welcome Rainbowkat to the team as the Graphic Designer. She replaces MightyBalto1925, who served on staff for 2 years.

Rainbowkat is currently a moderator of Animation Source and is excited to begin work on Sourcecast. She has many ideas that she feels will draw more people to the podcast, and will be a featured guest in a future episode.

For more information, please check out her profile.


Welcome to the New Sourcecast Website

In April 2011, we launched the first Sourcecast website. This website had a very simple design that lacked the manoeuvrability and customisation that was required for a site like ours. Which is why, in August 2011, we began working on the official website for Sourcecast 2.0.


This site was totally custom-designed and has evolved dramatically from a backend standpoint, especially during the summer. Things like improved SEO, listener maps, mailing lists, modified designs and code snippet changes, adapted to make it easier for your browser.


We have, however, come to the conclusion that even this Sourcecast website is not fit for purpose. There were just too many difficulties in using the outdated, unsupported iWeb software. It also led to problems with creating a mobile website, as the software was just not designed for such a purpose.


So today, we are proud to unveil the new official website of Sourcecast 2.0.

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Help Needed for the Second Animation Source Choice Awards

Hi, everyone. You may remember earlier this year, when the 1st Animation Source Choice Awards was held. Well, it’s time to start getting ready for the 2nd ASCA’s, and this year I’m looking for YOUR help!

The way the Animation Source Choice Awards works is like this. Each year, several animated movies are released in theaters around the world. I count them up, and decide which films are eligible for which categories in the awards; the categories are set up like the Academy Awards, so there are, for exmaple, Best Picture and Best Animation. (22 in total.)

For the first half of January, YOU, the members of Animation Source, will narrow the list down to the actual nominees, and during the last half of January, YOU will get to decide who the winners are in each category.

But I cannot run this alone. I did last year and, believe me, it was a LOT of work. So I’m asking for as much help as I can get. Currently, I am looking for people to help out with two positions: counting votes and making graphics. To help count votes, all you need to do is receive PMs from members as they tell you what nominees they are voting for. You tally up the votes and report to me after the end of each voting period. You will even be able to still vote on your own, but remember, NO cheating on counting up other people’s votes.

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Episode 4: Going Forth

The fourth episode of Sourcecast 2.0, starring Skulblaka_Shur’tugal, Ancient Fairy Dragon, Juuchan17 and our guest, Dragon Tamer.


In this episode, the Sourcecasters return from a summer hiatus with news on Hotel Transylvania, Wreck-it Ralph, and Finding Nemo!


To listen to the episode, click ‘Read more’.

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