Animation For Adults: The AFA Podcast
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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Episode 122: Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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

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

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

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

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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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

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