Animation For Adults: The AFA Podcast
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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• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja  

• Chris Perkins @misterchristor 

 

 

 

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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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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