Episode 122: Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

March 17, 2019

Grab on to your shells and get ready for a ninja showdown as Team AFA covers the most recent incarnations of the famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Their latest animated outing, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has garnered a great deal of praise for its amazing animation, fight choreography and sense of humor. With a combo of new fans and a 1980s veteran, this episode is a good mixture of perspectives of the franchise and its multiple iterations in animation.

 

If you love all things TMNT, sit back and enjoy!

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Episode 121: Pixar Sparkshorts and Watercooler feature

March 9, 2019

The one bright side of a turbulent flu season is enough downtime to catch up on on your favorite shows, or even starting some new ones. Team AFA returns to the water cooler to talk shows, animated sorts and a few video games. Particularly, ANNIE Award winning video game Gris, Kingdom Hearts 3, the origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesthe Hazbin Hotel Promos and the recently released How to Train Your Dragon 3. We also get a chance to explore the newly released Pixar Sparkshorts now available on Youtube.

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Episode 120: Steven Universe

February 28, 2019

It's time to fuse and take on the Diamond Authority as Team AFA discusses the hit Cartoon Network show, Steven Universe. We discuss our introductions to the show, delving into its history as well as the show runner, Rebecca Sugar. How the show's music, themes of family, diversity and above compassion have made this series a favorite of so many people. We also discuss the recent season finale and what the possible future of the show will be.

 

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Episode 119: Animation First and Annie Awards 2019

February 15, 2019

This week, Nina shares her recent experience of a full weekend at the Animation First French Animation Festival in New York City. An event full of films, shorts, documentaries, panels and more that present french animation at its best. Many of which include the feature films by Michel Ocelot, the emotionally gripping film Funan, and the marvel that is Pinscreen animation.

We then close with a round of discussion regarding the recent Annie Award winners, and a brief Watercooler chat focusing on the recent release of Kingdom Hearts 3Promised Neverland and Salad Fingers.

 

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Episode 118: Ponoc Short Film Theater: Modest Heroes

February 1, 2019

If you are a fan of this Podcast, you know how much Team AFA loves talking about animated short films. We also love the fledgeling Japanese animation studio, Studio Ponoc. What happens when to take both of those awesome things and combine them into one?

You get Modest Heroes. The very first short film anthology from Studio Ponoc. This week, Rachael and Nina look into each short film and what makes them unique. Is this theatrical release a sign of things to come for animated short films?

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SHOW NOTES

 

Interview with Modest Heroes Producer Yoshiaki Nishimura on Slashfilm.com

Modest Heroes AFA Review

- Continue to Support Short Films through Animation Nights New York!

 

And a big thank you to GKIDS for providing a screening for the film! It was a real treat!

 

 

Episode 118: the return of the watercooler: Spiderverse, Oscar shortlist and more

January 21, 2019

After a lovely holiday break, the AFA Podcast is back with the first episode of 2019!

 

Rachael, Dan and Nina return to share their holiday viewing experience including Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Hinamatsuri, Planet With, High Score Girl, and the collection of short films expected to be at this year's Oscar nominations.

 

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  • List of Animated Shorts Discussed (Bare in mind that some of these shorts are no longer available to view online).
  • Hinamatsuri and Planet With can be found on Crunchyroll and VRV
  • High Score Girl can be found on Netflix
 

Christmas 2018: The Nightmare Before Christmas

December 21, 2018

Join us for a fireside festive chat as we discuss one of our favourite Christmas Movies- The Nightmare Before Christmas! Sleighchael, Christingle, Danta Clause and Nina Noel discuss their memories of the film and talk about its history and legacy.

Merry Christmas to all our listeners- and we'll be back in 2019 with more animation fun!

: PRINCESS MONONOKE [or “Chekhov’s Wolf’s head”]

December 17, 2018

Welcome to a very special episode of The AFA Podcast- in honour of the website's 5th anniversary! We wanted to do something special for this episode and what could be better than the much requested topic of Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece Princess Mononoke?

Rachael, Chris, Dan and Nina talk about our memories of the film and what makes it so special in this deep dive episode. Be aware that we talk specific scenes and plot details throughout, so if you have yet to see the film and wish to avoid spoilers, this is not the episode for you!

Full show notes at animationforadults.com

Episode 116: The Annies, Emiles, Evangelion, Blade Runer and More

December 13, 2018

The AFA Podcast is back for (probably) our final news and watercolour discussion episode of 2018.  Join Chris, Rachael, Dan and Nina as we catch up with the latest stories in the animation world!

 

We start by saying a sad farewell to SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg,  Then talk awards (0:12) with   The Annies and Golden Globes  Nominations and the winners at the Emiles,   Then it's the latest news from Netflix (0:22) including  Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop and Roald Dahl. Finally, we pay a visit to the Watercooler ( 0:50): This week's items include the BBC documentary Secrets Of British Animation, Kabaneri, She-Ra,  and Ralph Wrecks The Internet.  Full show notes at animationforadults.com

 

This episode is brought to you in association with Neverending Man Hayao: Miyazaki, in US cinemas December 13 and 18 from GKIDS Films. Get your tickets here

Episode 115: Mirai (and The Lion King)

November 29, 2018

It's something of a reunion this week as Chris, Rachael, Dan and Nina are back together for the first time in weeks! And it's for an auspicious occasion- the western release of Mamoru Hosoda's latest film Mirai.

Before we get stuck into the film we discuss the new (NOT Live Action) trailer for The Lion King, Then (0:30 aprox) we take our deep dive into Mirai. Caution: We discuss the film in some detail so if you are super spoiler-averse you may want to wait until you've seen the film yourself.

Mirai is in US cinemas via GKIDS Films for an event screening November 29 and December 5 and 8, with a limited traditional release from November 30: Get your tickets here.