Animation For Adults: The AFA Podcast
Episode 131: Fantasia 2019: White Snake, The Wonderland and Away

Episode 131: Fantasia 2019: White Snake, The Wonderland and Away

August 15, 2019

On this week's episode of The AFA Podcast, Rachael and Chris talk about three films that screened at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. First up is Chinese CG animation White Snake. Next is Keiichi Hara's anime fantasy feature The Wonderland aka Birthday Wonderland. Then we finish out talking about Gints Zilbalodis's one-man feature Away.

Then it's time for a quick stop off at the Watercooler (0:51) for a discussion about the reboot of DuckTales (woo woo)!

Episode 130: Kiki’s Delivery  Service

Episode 130: Kiki’s Delivery Service

August 9, 2019

The AFA Podcast is back, as we continue our journey through the Studio Ghibli archive with Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery Service, which recently celebrated  its 30th anniversary.

 

Rachael and her familiars Dan and Chris take off for a deep dive into the film, discussing the plot, themes and history films as well as our personal connection to the film. If you haven't seen the film yet, make sure you check it out before listening!

 

Episode 129 Russi Taylor, ComicCon, Tuca & Bertie and More

Episode 129 Russi Taylor, ComicCon, Tuca & Bertie and More

August 1, 2019

This time on The AFA Podcast, Chris and Dan are here to discuss the latest goings on the animation world. We say goodbye to the voice-acting legend Russi Taylor, discuss the news that broke at ComicCon (0:05)  question Netflix's cancelling of  Tuca and Bertie (0:29) and talk Puffin Rock The Movie (0:39)  

 

Then in the Watercooler  (0:55) we talk Lupin III, a Rick and Morty rewatch and Attack On Titan Season 3!

 

 


SHOW NOTES


Russi Taylor

 

ComicCon Round-Up

 

Tuca and Bertie Cancelled


Puffin Rock The Movie


Lupin III Trailer

 

Mickey Mouse in Carried Away

Episode 128: Anime Expo, New Akira, Dragon Ball Super Broly and More

Episode 128: Anime Expo, New Akira, Dragon Ball Super Broly and More

July 24, 2019

Are you ready for some AFA Podcast action? This week Rachael is joined by Chris to discuss the newest film in the Dragon Ball franchise: Dragon Ball Super: Broly. First up though, it's time to catch up with some news from Anime Expo (0:01-0:19) including the announcement of a new Akira anime. Then it's time to get stuck into the movie- with some spoilers throughout (0:19- 1:14) Then it's time for a stop by the watercooler for a discussion of Sky: Children of Light and the end of How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World (with spoilers, obviously) (1:14-1:29)

 

 

SHOW NOTES


Anime Expo News


Dragon Ball Super Broly

 

Sky: Children Of Light

 

Akira Podcast

 

How To Train Your Dragon 3 Podcast

Kyoto Animation Statement

Kyoto Animation Statement

July 19, 2019
Like all of you, we are devastated by the news of the arson attack on The Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan this week. On behalf of the whole team,our thoughts are with all the victims and their loved ones and everyone affected by this atrocity.  We hope that the outpouring of love and support from the animation community and fans will bring them some comfort at this difficult time.

We know that for many people animation plays a vital part in escapism and with dealing with the world. So at times like this, when the real world comes crashing in, it can be extra hard. We want you to know that you're not alone and we're thinking of you. If you feel the need for extra help, please talk to someone or get in touch with your local organisation such as MentalHealth.gov or Mind in the UK

We won't be writing any more about the tragedy- much is still unknown, and we won't give any publicity to the perpetrator of this senseless act. 

As a mark of respect for the victims, we'll be suspending our regular posting schedule for the rest of the week. Normal service will resume Monday. ComicCon can wait.

If you feel the need to help, then there's a GoFundMe page started by US distributor Sentai Filmworks. Or you can buy digital files directly from KyoAni's site and money will go directly to the studio.

-Team AFA

 
The AFA Podcast 127: Annecy, Flash Gordon, Toy Story 4 Moominvalley and More [or “Rated 15 For Cartoon Violins”]

The AFA Podcast 127: Annecy, Flash Gordon, Toy Story 4 Moominvalley and More [or “Rated 15 For Cartoon Violins”]

July 9, 2019

After a short summer break, The AFA Podcast is back. This week Rachael, Chris and Dan discuss the news from The Annecy 2019 Festival- including Sony Animation's exciting slate, Taika Waititi's Flash Gordon  (0:34)and Abominable. Later on in the watercooler (0:53), we discuss Godzilla King Of The Monsters, Toy Story 4 and Moominvalley.

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SHOW NOTES


Annecy news


Flash Gordon

 

Abominable Trailer

 

Manga At The British Museum

 

This is Manga The Art of Urasawa Naoki

 

Toy Story 4

 

Moominvalley

 

Animation Nights New York

 

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved coming-of-age story KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. Catch it in theaters July 28, 29 & 31 as part of Ghibli Fest 2019, brought to you by Fathom Events and GKIDS FilmsTickets now available.

 

 

 

 

The AFA Podcast Episode 126: Detective Pikachu

The AFA Podcast Episode 126: Detective Pikachu

May 24, 2019

Grab your deerstalker hat and your Pokeball and join Rachael and Dan as they discuss the new movie Detective Pikachu! They talk about their memories of the Pokemon franchise and then dive into the first (part) live-action outing for Pikachu and co. It's Super effective!

 

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Contains Spoilers for the movie and some strong language.

 

Episode 125: Tribeca and VR

Episode 125: Tribeca and VR

May 3, 2019

This week OG team member Yvonne joins Rachael to catch us up with her latest adventures. Including her time at the Tribeca Festival, VR and her plans for taking Animation Nights New York back to Cannes.

 

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This episode is brought to you by GKIDS 35th Anniversary screenings of  Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind! Catch the second title of Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 for a two-day only event on May 20th and 21st, brought to you by GKIDS and Fathom Events. A thousand years after the destruction of civilization, warring human factions survive in a poisonous world swarming with gigantic insects. Among them is Princess Nausicaä, who fights to restore balance between humans and nature. Get your tickets here.



Show Notes

 

Tribeca Festival

 

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio

 

Animation Nights New York

Episode 124: How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World

Episode 124: How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World

April 15, 2019

Better late than never! Rachael teams up with Denhery to discuss the final film of Dreamwork's How To Train Your Dragon trilogy. Be warned, while this is a short episode, we discuss more than a few spoilers right from the beginning. Keep that in mind if you want to experience the movie without prior knowledge.

 

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The AFA Podcast 123: Coraline

The AFA Podcast 123: Coraline

April 8, 2019

Since 2009, LAIKA Studios has become a household name in stop motion animation. With its latest film, The Missing Link about to hit theaters, Rachael and Dan take a step back to 2009 with LAIKA's first theatrical feature, Coraline. How did this film set the stage for LAIKA and it's future releases? Join us and find out!

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