Animation For Adults: The AFA Podcast
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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The AFA Gaming Pod 7.0: Playstation 5 [or “We love backpack cat!”]

The AFA Gaming Pod 7.0: Playstation 5 [or “We love backpack cat!”]

June 17, 2020

We are back with another episode of the AFA Gaming Podcast, the podcast about games and the animation that brings them to life. This time, Rachael and Chris got together (virtually) to talk about the recent unveiling of the PlayStation 5 and the games that were shown off.

 

The games shown had a wide variety of animation styles and gameplay styles, but among our most anticipated titles were Stray, Horizon Forbidden West,  Spider-Man: Miles Morales and  Kena: Bridge Of Spirits.  Not featured in the presentation, we also had some bonus chat about Assasin's Creed Valhalla, and Rachael recommends the new Nintendo Switch version of The Wonderful 101. Game on!

 

[Note: due to an issue with one of the mics we usually use, the show sounds a bit different, but hopefully it's not too noticeable!]

 

Saturday Morning Cartoon Club #2: Gargoyles

Saturday Morning Cartoon Club #2: Gargoyles

June 6, 2020

Saturday Morning Cartoon Club is AFA's retro podcast dedicated to our favourite cartoons from our childhood- or occasionally modern cartoons that still give us that classic Saturday morning feeling. We've done a couple of episodes before, but now we hope to make them more regularly. And what better place to start than with Disney's Gargoyles, now it's finally available streaming on Disney Plus.

 

Big kids Rachael and Chris talk about their memories of the show and discuss the opening 5 episode Arc Awakening, how it compares to the rest of the Disney Afternoon line-up and our hopes for a revival. So grab your favourite cereal, jump on the sofa and join us as we return to the Age Of The Gargoyles!

 

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The Team: 

 

• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja  

Chris Perkins @misterchristor 

 

Episode 142: The Little Mermaid Commentary [or “It’s hard to lift under the sea”]

Episode 142: The Little Mermaid Commentary [or “It’s hard to lift under the sea”]

May 29, 2020

The AFA Podcast is back with our second commentary episode! This time Dan and Rachael head under the sea to watch Disney's 1989 classic, The Little Mermaid. If you didn't listen to our first commentary episode (The Castle Of Cagliostro) our commentaries are not that different from our usual discussion episodes. You can listen independently from the film, but you'll definitely get the most out of it if you watch along! The discussion includes stories from the production, how it compares to the original Hans Christian Anderson tale, and some salty language. The Little Mermaid is available to wtach on Disney Plus.

 

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The Team: 

 

• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja  

• Dan Hamman @hammoo  

 

 

Episode produced by  Chris Perkins @misterchristor 

 

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Interview: Cat Solen (Adult Swim’s The Shivering Truth)

Interview: Cat Solen (Adult Swim’s The Shivering Truth)

May 12, 2020

On The AFA Podcast this time Elvie Mae Parian got the chance to chat with Cat Solen, director and producer on The Shivering Truth, the second season of which arrives this May on Adult Swim.

They discuss the new series of the horror stop-motion series, as well as Cat's wider career and influences and what it's like working with the series's creator (and sole writer) Vernon Chatman. It's a fascinating conversation and we think you'll enjoy it!

 

Find the full written version of the interview here:

https://www.animationforadults.com/2020/05/podcast-interview-cat-solen-adult-swims.html

 

Episode 141: The Willoughbys [GUEST: Director Kris Pearn]

Episode 141: The Willoughbys [GUEST: Director Kris Pearn]

April 21, 2020

Well hello there, and welcome back to The AFA Podcast. This week, we talk about the new animated feature from Netflix and Bron Animation The Willoughbys, which we were lucky enough to get a special preview of.

First up,(0:03) Dan got a chance to talk to the film's director Kris Pearn (head of Story on Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, director Cloudy 2). Then (0:18) it's time for Chris and Dan to discuss their thoughts on the film. We get into some detail about the film, but it's clearly indicated when we talk about the ending. We'd recommend watching the film first, and then listening to the review portion afterwards.

 

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Produced by  Rachael Ward @fail2ninja 

Episode 140: Onward

Episode 140: Onward

April 16, 2020

Greetings bold adventurers, and welcometh to The AFA Podcast, which this week ventures forth to discuss the latest Pixar film, Onward. Dungeon Master Rachael and loyal companion Dan recount the bold adventures as they discuss Dan Scanlon's film (available in the US now on Disney Plus). But bewareth, for from 18:30 they venture into the deadly spoiler zone- enter at your own risk!

Contains some strong language.

 

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Episode produced by  Chris Perkins @misterchristor 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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• 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