Welcome back to Manga Mavericks @ Movies, the only movie podcast that releases what was supposed to be last year’s Thanksgiving special on Halloween! I mean hey, you can argue these films also fit the Halloween spirit. I mean, Coco is about skeletal ghosts and the underworld and Loving Vincent is a murder-mystery thriller. They fit the aesthetic and mood, I think.

Well, as you can tell, this week we’re discussing Loving Vincent and Coco, two of the Best Animated Picture contenders at last year’s Academy Awards! Those who’ve listened to our Oscars podcast from earlier this year should already know our general opinions of these films, and our full reviews of these features go more in-depth into what makes them so artistically excellent! Until VLord starts ranting about why he hates Disney and why the Oscars’ Best Animated Feature award is rigged in their favor denying accolades to far superior films. Things get so heated that at one point VLord threatens to quit the podcast! Hey, maybe this podcast is scary enough for Halloween after all!


00:30 – Intro
02:26 – Loving Vincent
20:06 – Coco
1:00:06 – Wrap-Up

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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