Animation For Adults: The AFA Podcast
The AFA Podcast 139: Lockdown Lounge [or “I’d Rather have a Promare craze than a Pandemic!”]

The AFA Podcast 139: Lockdown Lounge [or “I’d Rather have a Promare craze than a Pandemic!”]

April 1, 2020

Hey there animation lovers! This week on The AFA Podcast, things are a bit different. With your hosts Rachael, Dan and Chris in self-isolation mode, we thought it was the right time for a less structured episode. So this week's episode is a loose-form discussion that's part Watercooler, part therapy session, with only the lightest of editing. We bounce around a lot, but as well as discussing the current situation (in terms of how it's affecting animation and our viewing habits- nothing too bleak) we cover Disney Plus, DuckTales, (woo-woo) Farmageddon, Beastars, Attack On Titan Season 3, Promare and a whole lot more. Contains some strong language.

 

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The Team: 

 

• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja  

• Chris Perkins @misterchristor 

• Dan Hamman @hammoo  

 

 

SHOW NOTES

 

The Willoughbys Trailer

 

Beastars

 

Land Of The Lustrous Opening

Episode 138: Commentary: The Castle Of Cagliostro

Episode 138: Commentary: The Castle Of Cagliostro

March 26, 2020

As finding entertainment becomes more important than ever, we're experimenting with some new things on The AFA Podcast. So this time. we're presenting our first ever commentary. It can be enjoyed with or without the film, but you'll get the most out of it if you listen in conjunction with the film. For our first commentary, we chose Hayao Miyazaki's classic 1979 film Lupin III: The Castle Of Cagliostro, which can be found on Netflix (in the US and UK). Listen out for the countdown and get ready to press play!

If you have any suggestions for films we could do commentaries on, please let us know!

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The Team: 

 

• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja  

• Chris Perkins @misterchristor 

• Dan Hamman @hammoo  

 

 

SHOW NOTES

The Castle Of Cagliostro On Netflix

To Catch A Thief: The Lupin III: Files

 

 

The AFA Podcast 137: Connected, Central Park, Soul, Onward and More

The AFA Podcast 137: Connected, Central Park, Soul, Onward and More

March 17, 2020

There's a lot of craziness going on in the world right now, but The AFA Podcast is here to bring you one our mixed bag episodes! Rachael, Dan and Chris kick off with a news round-up. First, we talk about the announcements of new Netflix shows from Taika Waititi and Tina Fey, and the new fantasy animation from Ava DuVernay.  Then it's trailer talk: (0:22) featuring Sony's Connected, Pixar's Soul, Warner's Scoob and Apple's Central Park.

 

Then (1:00) it's watercooler time! Dan shares his thoughts on Pixar's Onward, Rachael and Chris get stuck into Dragon Quest: Your Story, Rachael and Dan talk the newest Pokemon movie, and Chris talks about I Want To Eat Your Pancreas.

 

 

SHOW NOTES

 

TAIKA WAITITI ADAPTING 'CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY' FOR NETFLIX

 

NEW ANIMATED SERIES 'MULLIGAN' ANNOUNCED FROM TINA FEY AND ROBERT CARLOCK

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The AFA Podcast 136: Animation First and The Importance Of Festivals

The AFA Podcast 136: Animation First and The Importance Of Festivals

February 26, 2020

On this week's AFA Podcast Yvonne is joined by Nina and Kelly to talk about their experiences at the Animation First French Animation festival in New York (0:01). They also discuss the importance of festivals for animation.

We also bring you their reactions recorded live at the festival itself (0:33). In the Watercooler discussion (0:41) they talk about Ride Your Wave, Sonic The Hedgehog, The English Teacher and more.

 

 

The Team: 

 

• Yvonne Grzenkowicz @eyesnare_inc

• Nina Balton @ninanIchi

• Kelly Barahona

 

SHOW NOTES

 

 

Comprehensive list from animation-festivals.com https://www.animation-festivals.com/

Short Films Qualifying Festival List OSCAR

https://www.animation-festivals.com/wp-content/uploads/Academys-Short-Films-Qualifying-List-here-2020.pdf

Short Films Qualifying Festival List BAFTA

https://www.animation-festivals.com/wp-content/uploads/Academys-Short-Films-Qualifying-List-here-2020.pdf

Best Of Annecy Shorts 

Brazen Shorts 

Marona's Fantastic Tale 

The Prince's Voyage  

Masaaki Yuasa: Director That Made The Decade 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
The AFA Gaming Podcast: Sonic The Hedgehog

The AFA Gaming Podcast: Sonic The Hedgehog

February 20, 2020

Welcome back to the 6th Episode of our dedicated Gaming podcast where we celebrate games and the animation that brings them to life. This time, as the first Sonic The Hedgehog Movie speeds into cinemas, Rachael and Chris look back at the franchise as a whole.

We talk about the games, the various animated series (0:15) and anime (0:56) the comics and eventually discuss the new movie itself (from 1:hr16). We discuss how the games have adapted to the 3D era (at 0:31) and whether the franchise is fit for the new century or better left in the 1990s.

 

SHOW NOTES

Sonic Adventure Intro 

Movie trailer (original version) 

Movie trailer (new) 

Ian Flynn (Sonic Comics Artist) 

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The AFA Podcast 135: Annies, Awards and More

The AFA Podcast 135: Annies, Awards and More

February 6, 2020

Hello strangers! Yes, folks, the AFA Podcast is back with our very first episode of 2020! But hopefully, it's worth the wait as the whole original team is here for the first time in quite a while. Rachael, Chris, Dan and Yvonne discuss last month's 47th Annie Awards, as well as getting into this year's awards season as a whole with some Oscar chats thrown in for good measure.

Then we dive into a bumper sized Watercooler, which includes The LEGO Movie 2, Missing Link, Life Is Strange 2, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Rick and Morty and more! Plus of course, the usual array of tangents, sidebars and other fun stuff. We hope you enjoy it.

SHOW NOTES:

Annie Awards 

Golden Globes 

Quirino Awards 

The LEGO Movie 2 

Missing Link 

Unruly Heroes 

A Place Further Than The Universe 

 

AFA Podcast Presents: Black’ N’ Animated- Spiderverse

AFA Podcast Presents: Black’ N’ Animated- Spiderverse

December 29, 2019

While we await the return of the AFA Podcast (sorry, it is coming, honest) as a little holiday bonus, we've got an episode of another podcast we think you might like to check out! Please enjoy this episode of Black 'N' Animated! BNA is an animation podcast to educate, inform and inspire black artists pursuing careers in animation. Hosted by Breana Williams and Waymond Singleton.  If you have a podcast you would like to share with our listeners, drop us a line! 

 

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Episode 134: Scoob, Spongebob, Soul, Lupin III and More

Episode 134: Scoob, Spongebob, Soul, Lupin III and More

November 22, 2019

This time on the AFA Podcast, the crew's UK members Chris and Dan tackle the recent glut of trailer releases, using it as springboard to talk about upcoming animation releases -and current trends in animation!

The trailers discussed are SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge On The Run, Scoob, Lupin III The First, Arcane, Onward and Soul.  Then it's time for a stop off at The Watercooler (1:13) featuring Enter The Anime, Bluey, Carole & Tuesday and Undone.

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The AFA Gaming Podcast 5.0: Untitled Goose Episode [or “too many Waifus”]

The AFA Gaming Podcast 5.0: Untitled Goose Episode [or “too many Waifus”]

October 25, 2019

It's been quite some time but we're back with another episode of the AFA Gaming Podcast series. This time around both Rachael and Chris are both happy new Nintendo Switch owners and are here to discuss some of the games they've been enjoying in this special gaming round table episode.

 

The main topic of discussion this time is House House's incredibly charming Untitled Goose Game, but we also cover Astral Chain, Fire Emblem 3 Houses and more.

 

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The Team: 

 

• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja  

• Chris Perkins @misterchristor 

 

 

Games discussed

-Untitled Goose Game: https://www.animationforadults.com/2019/09/play-this-untitled-goose-game.html
- Paper Mario Thing Cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8FxRrWvmKY
- Shelter 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk-1M1wNVDY
- Away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIjGxIxQ8ok
- Lost Ember: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuLnfXsPYGk
- Mr. Mosquito https://www.giantbomb.com/mister-mosquito/3030-20027/
- Astral Chain : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL6CldIRowc
- Fire Emblem 3 Houses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADaRsEhTB70

Episode 133: PROMARE

Episode 133: PROMARE

October 14, 2019

With Promare the first feature film from Studio Trigger lighting up the silver screen, Rachael and Dan are here to don their flame-resistant armour and get stuck in! After a little discussion of the history of Trigger and their thoughts about the film, it's time to dive into full spoiler territory about 36 minutes in. You've been warned!

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The Team: 

 

• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja  

• Dan Hamman @hammoo  

 

SHOW NOTES

 

 

 

Promare Review