One of the worst things about fizzling is that your attack could fizzle, but if it doesn't it still has a chance to miss the enemy. Its really a pain cause now Witchdoctors and Witchdoctor Companions now have twice the chance of missing than before. Wicked Jack Deveraux Hoodoo Guru
? why am I still seeing enemies block and dodge if the animation changed?
Fizzles only appear if the initial hit fails. After that the normal dodge/block animation will be shown for any and all subsequent failed attacks (i.e. attacks that failed to hit after the initial hit landed), so there's that at least.