Animation For Adults: The AFA Podcast
Episode 149: Wolfwalkers, Over The Moon, Children Of The Sea, Birthday Wonderland and More [or “Wolf Bros”]}

Episode 149: Wolfwalkers, Over The Moon, Children Of The Sea, Birthday Wonderland and More [or “Wolf Bros”]}

October 21, 2020

Welcome back to The AFA Podcast. For the frst time in quite a while, Rachael, Dan and Chris were able to assemble to have one of our Watercooler discussions, in which we discuss the animated films or series that we've been able to watch recently.

Fresh from the LFF Virtual screening, Chris and Dan share their thoughts on Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart's eargely anticpated Wolfwakers, before Rachael and Chris talk Glen Keane's directoiral fature debut Over The Moon. Then Chris and Rachael discuss other recent releases Children Of The Sea (0:24) and Made In Abyss: Dawn Of The Deep Soul (0:31) and The Wonderland/Birthday Wonderland (0:38). Then Dan talks The Great Pretender, (0:49) as well as discussing a pair of independent animators Worthikids and Cas van de Pol before getting into Trolls World Tour (0:56) before Rach finishes us up with a shout out for Infinity Train (0:59).

 

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• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja  
• Chris Perkins @misterchristor 
• Dan Hamman @hammoo  

 

SHOW NOTES

 

Wolfwalkers

Over The Moon

Children Of The Sea

Made in Abyss: Dawn Of The Deep Soul

The Wonderland/Birthday Wonderland

Worthikids

Cas

BONUS: Festival Of Cinema NYC 2020

BONUS: Festival Of Cinema NYC 2020

October 13, 2020

Welcome back to The AFA Podcast, where in this special bonus episode Rachael and Yvonne are here to talk some festival chat. First up Yvonne has some news to share about the Animation Nights New York Best Of Fest.

After that, they share their thoughts on the films of A Night Of Animation, that took place as part of this year's Festival Of Cinema New York, Drive-In Event this October. Although they were not able to be there in person, they were able to enjoy the films remotely, and share their thoughts on these two animated shorts and one feature.

SHOW NOTES

Festival of Cinema 

Mosley (ANIMATED FEATURE)

Dir. Kirby Atkins, Canada, 97 min. NEW YORK PREMIERE
Co-Directed by Huang Jun

MOSLEY follows a species of creatures known as "thoriphants" who rebel against their life of servitude and embark on a treacherous journey to find the fabled city of Uprights. Starring the voices of Lucy Lawless, John Rhys-Davies, Rhys Darby and Temuera Morrison.

BRILLIANT (ANIMATED SHORT)

Dir. Sean Pointing, Australia, 2 min.

An origin story of sorts, this film shows a young boy's discovery of incredible and dangerous superpowers. But to be truly brilliant, he'll have to accept himself first

TOBI AND THE TURBOBUS (ANIMATED SHORT)
 

Dir. Verena Fels and Marc Angele, Germany, 7 min. QUEENS PREMIERE
 

You fly with no seat! That's the rule in the Turbobus. To get one is a hard day job for a young wolf on his turbo-journey to find real friendship.

Animation Nights New York

The AFA Podcast Interview Special: TZGZ [Magical Girl Freindship Squad and Wild LIfe]

The AFA Podcast Interview Special: TZGZ [Magical Girl Freindship Squad and Wild LIfe]

September 25, 2020

Continuing our series of AFA Podcast Interviews, this week we bring you a special episode in which we got to talk with the people behind two brand new series coming to TZGZ, the adult animation block on SYFY. AFA's Evan Vernon spoke with Kelsey Stephanides, creator of magical girl comedy Magical Girl Friendship Squad, where she discusses how she came to create the show and how the series stands out in the world of adult animation by being created by and starring women of color and other underrepresented groups. Then  he spoke with actor, artist, stand-up comedian and trained opera singer Matteo Lane ( 0:17 ) who stars in the series as villain Corvin.  

 

After that Evan speaks with creator and executive producer Adam Davies, and executive producers Dylan Dawson, and Alex Plapinger (0:35) ,  of TZGZ's Wild Life, who talk about how the series came to be and how they relate to the characters . Then finally he spoke with Baron Vaughn (0:57)actor and writer who starts in Wild Life as Hudson the hyperactive Fox, who discusses his character and the challenges and benefits of voice acting versus on-camera work.

 

Magical Girl Friendship Squad Premieres on Saturday 26 September at 12am Eastern, followed by Wild Life at 12:15. TZGZ is broadcast every Saturday from midnight on SYFY.

 

Please be aware that this episode contains some strong language and some language some people may find offensive. All timecodes aproximate.

 

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AFA Podcast Interview: Andrew Koehler & Blake Anderson

AFA Podcast Interview: Andrew Koehler & Blake Anderson

September 19, 2020

Welcome to the latest AFA Podcast interview special. As fantasy-themed adult comedy Tigtone returns to Adult Swim for a second season, AFA's Evan Vernon talks to co-creator Andrew Koehler and voice actor, writer and producer Blake Anderson (best known for his role in live-action series Workaholics and Woke). 

They discuss how Tigtone evolved from plans to create a live-action fantasy comedy movie and what to expect from the second season. Tigtone season 2 is airing at 12 Midnight Sundays from September 13. Catch up with season one on adultswim.com. The first season is also available on Adult Swim on All4 in the UK

Tigtone returns! With their once idyllic fantasy land now reduced to an idyllic fantasy wasteland, Tigtone the master-questerer and his magically regenerative sidekick Helpy must face all new mischievous monsters, all new enchanted chaos, and all new irresistible quests in their all new baffling adventures! Tigtone is created by Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, who also serve as executive producers with Blake Anderson (Workaholics). The quarter-hour series combines highly rendered, hand-painted fantasy art, motion capture performance, 2D animation, and pseudo-3D visual effects. The wizards at Titmouse, the award-winning animation production company, have ventured into uncharted territory to pioneer this radical new style, creating a Tigtone universe that is beautifully unsettling.

Interview: Gints Zilbalodis (Away)

Interview: Gints Zilbalodis (Away)

August 26, 2020

This week on The AFA Podcast, we bring you another interview! AFA Contributor Evan Vernon (making his podcast debut) spoke with Latvian filmmaker Gints Zilbalodis,  director, animator, editor, producer and writer on the one-man feature film Away (opening in UK and Ireland cinemas on August 28).

During the fascinating conversation, Gints discusses his path to animation and how he came to embark on such an ambitious project at such a young age. He also talks about why he made certain decisions when making the film, and his key influences, which include animators, live-action filmmakers and even videogame designers.

Full show notes at https://www.animationforadults.com/2020/08/the-afa-podcast-interview-gints.html

Saturday Morning Cartoon Club Episode 4 : Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday Morning Cartoon Club Episode 4 : Dungeons & Dragons

August 19, 2020

Welcome bold adventurers to the fourth episode of our retro cartoon podcast Saturday Morning Cartoon Club! This time Rachael and Chris grab their swords and shields to venture forth into the world of the 1983-85 Dungeons and Dragons animated series. The fantasy cartoon was a fixture on US and UK TV from the 80's through until the early 2000s and was many youngster's first introduction to the iconic role-playing game. Chris grew up with it but knows nothing about D&D, while Rachael is less familiar but is a recent convert to the real thing- so is able to offer insight into how it relates to the fantasy franchise that spawned it.

 

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The AFA Podcast 146: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse [Commentary]

The AFA Podcast 146: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse [Commentary]

August 5, 2020

Well, hello there! Can you believe The AFA Podcast is five years old this summer? We decided we needed to do something pretty special to mark this occasion. And what better way than by talking about one of our favourite films released in this podcast's lifetime (but somehow didn't managed to do a full episode on yet)? We were able to get the full original crew (as heard on the first episode) for the first time in a while- Rachael, Chris, Dan and Yvonne are all here! The film in question is none other than the Oscar-winning, game-changing dimension-hopping, web-swinging Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. 

 

We decided to do it as a commentary episode, so to get the most out of it feel free to watch along with us! After a short introduction, the discussion starts (and you can start the movie) after the countdown. Obviously, this episode is rather spoiler heavy, and contains some NSFW language. Here's to the next five years!

The AFA Podcast Interview: Merit Leighton (Ride Your Wave)

The AFA Podcast Interview: Merit Leighton (Ride Your Wave)

July 29, 2020

On The AFA Podcast this time Elvie Mae Parian got a chance to talk to voice and screen actor Merit Leighton (She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power,  Alexa and Katie) who plays Hinako in the English dub of Masaaki Yuasa's new film Ride Your Wave.  Ahead of the Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital release of the film from GKIDS Films and Shout Factory on August 8, they discuss the film as well as Merit's career, love for anime and why she loves voice acting!

 

Episode 144: Watercooler: Harley Quinn, Avatar, Close Enough, and more

Episode 144: Watercooler: Harley Quinn, Avatar, Close Enough, and more

July 23, 2020

Hey there animation fans, welcome back to another AFA Podcast.  It's one of our laid back Watercooler episodes this week, as Rachael and Chris convene virtually to chat about the animation that they've been checking out recently.

 

That includes Captain Morten And The Spider Queen,  Avatar The Last Air Bender, Harley Quinn, Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts, Medabots and Close Enough.

 

 

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SHOW NOTES 

 

Captain Morten And The  Spider Queen

Harley Quinn Season 1

Close Enough

 

 

Close Enough Credits by *The* James Baxter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 143: A Whisker Away

Episode 143: A Whisker Away

July 9, 2020

This week The AFA Podcast, the original recipe is back, and Rachael, Chris and Dan are all here for the first time in quite a while! What brought us together? We came together to discuss the latest animated movie to hit Netflix, A Whisker Away from Studio Colorido and writer Mari Okada.

The whole episode is dedicated to our discussion on the feline-themed film (with a few tangents, naturally) but we talk in quite a lot of detail about the film. If you haven't seen it yet, we'd recommend waiting until you have, although we do give a warning before we discuss the film's later acts.

If you love fantasy anime and especially if you love cats- don't miss out on this charming film!

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