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The Rotoscopers take an introspective dive into the Studio Ghibli film, Howl’s Moving Castle! Join in as they review, discuss, analyze, think deeply and talk shallowly on this Miyazaki film!


• Jurassic Park mini review by Mason

• News: Finding Dory, Monsters University Alumni Letter, Disney’s Frozen Soundtrack leaked? and Elsa concept art leaked.

• Main discussion: Howl’s Moving Castle

• Some things Chelsea’s noticed about Miyazaki films: BAM! Welcome to crazy.

• A very introspective film and cultural questions.

• Character and voice actor discussion: Sophie, Markl, [Wicked] Witch of the Waste

• Mason and Chelsea’s mustache rant.

•Character and voice actor discussion: Christian Bale as Howl, Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski) as Calcifer.

• Comparison to Beauty and the Beast.

• Family themes, very sporadic ending, Sophie’s magic kiss.

• We rate it!

• Voicemail and Twitter replies.

• Mailbag: Mulan Episode, how The Rotoscopers met, other places to meet animation fans, Rise of the Guardians episode.

• Final thoughts: Next ‘Nerdy Couch Discussion’ preview.

• Bloopers: Rumbly in Morgan’s tumbly, Rotoscopers fan fiction and fan art, Wiki Clicks…Fun Game!