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This week I sit down with production designer of Sea Beast and Art Director on Zootopia, Matthias Lechner! We chat about his early days in the animation business, getting to Disney, working on Zootopia, Sea Beast and so much more! Follow Matthias: http://www.matthiaslechner.com Follow Matthias: https://mobile.twitter.com/MatthiasWork Follow and Sub…
 
This week I sit down with the voice of Spear from Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal! This was hands down my favorite show last year, it was such a blast chatting with Aaron, hearing how he came to or on Primal, His way of getting into character, premiering Primal at Comic Con, Universal Monsters and so much more! Follow Aaron: https://www.instagram.com/d…
 
This week I sit down with animation veteran and Supervising Animator of Dean McCoppin on the Iron Giant. In this episode we chat about how Chris got onto the movie, how he ended up with Dean, the most influential and the most underrated scenes in the movie and so much more. Follow Chris: https://www.instagram.com/chrissauve25/ Follow and Subscribe …
 
Boy o Boy are we kicking off this year with a bang ladies and gents! We’ve got the creator of Hey Arnold (the GREATEST Nicktoon ever created) Craig Bartlett! This one has been a long time coming, Craig has been super influential throughout many different periods of my life. We chat about the early days and pitching Arnold, The Christmas Special and…
 
This week (2 years ago) I sat down with Mike Kubat and Jono Howard, the writers of Ed, Edd n Eddy as well as this Christmas Special. This one was done before I had a mic or any kind of real audio experience so its a little cringy sometimes (as we watched it via YT) but I had alot of fun with it and I hope you do as well! Enjoy this Bonus ep and Hap…
 
This week I sit down with Storyboard Artist, Bryan Andrews. Bryan is one of the OG's when it comes to Cartoon Network. He's worked with folks like Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken, Rob Renzetti, Randy Myers, Robert Alvarez on Samurai Jack, PowerPuff Girls, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Symbiotic Titan, Clone Wars, Primal, Hotel Transylvania, Marve…
 
This week I sit down with Tony Bancroft, legendary Disney animator. Tony is known for co-directing Mulan and being the supervising animator for Pumba from Lion King and Kronk from the Emperors New Groove. We chat all things Disney and Tony so buckle up it’s a blast! Follow Tony: https://https://www.instagram.com/pumbaaguy/ Follow Tony: https://twit…
 
This week I sit down with author of my favorite book from this year, Jake S. Friedman. Jake wrote “The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation’s Golden Age”. This chat was an absolute blast and I loved being able to dig and dive a little deeper into the story of Art Babbitt and Walt Disney during this tumultuous time. We discuss the early b…
 
This week I sit down with Disney Director Gary Trousdale. Gary is Co-Director for Beauty and the Beast, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Atlantis. In this chat we talk about how he got on to Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid and working with Glen Keane, Howard Ashman and his brilliance and so much more. I hope you enjoy the episode! Follow Gary: http…
 
This week I sit down with Mark Kirkland. Mark has directed more episodes of “The Simpsons” than any other person, coming in at 84 episodes directed! In this chat we talk about how he got on to The Simpsons, the episodes that stand out the most, some of his favorite folks that he’s worked with and so much more. This was a really fun chat and I hope …
 
This week I sit down with veteran animator, Rick Farmiloe. Rick has worked on some of the greatest movies and tv shows of all time. From Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Rescuers, The Black Cauldron, Shrek and so much more. This chat was a lot of fun and I hope you folks enjoy it! Follow Rick: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526943266 Follow and …
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! This week I sit down with Courage The Cowardly Dog Composer, Jody Gray. We chat how Jody and Andy linked up to come up with all of the music and sound effects for the show, how instrumental (pun intended) John Dilworth was in creating every aspect of the show, Jody reflects on Thea White (the late great voice actress that portrayed…
 
This week I sit down with former General Manager of Cartoon Network Studios, Brian Miller. In this episode we chat the early days and how Brian came to be leading the charge on developing the CN studios and creating a culture within the network, his favorite shows and some of his favorite creators throughout the years and so much more! Follow Brian…
 
This week I sit down with character designer extraordinaire, Andy Bialk! Andy has worked on some of the greatest cartoons and animated films of all time. Shows like Dexters Lab, PowerPuff Girls, Fosters Home, Madagascar 2, the book of life and so much more! This one was an absolute blast to record. I hope you enjoy the show! Follow Andy: https://ww…
 
This weeks guest is one of my all time favorite people, Fred Seibert and without him and his initiative to implement the shorts at Cartoon Network, we wouldn’t have had the Cartoon Renaissance. Fred returns to the show room to break down the last 30 years of Cartoon Network and where animation goes from here. Follow Fred: https://mobile.twitter.com…
 
This week I sit down with Long time Simpsons Director, Tim Bailey! We discuss how he got on the Simpsons, his different jobs throughout the years working on the show, how he looks at each episode as he directs and so much more. Tim was a really fun dude to have on the show and getting to sit back and here some early Simpsons stories was a real blas…
 
This week I am joined by Cartoon Network's first president, Betty Cohen. In this episode we chat about the early Days of Cartoon Network, Ted Turner, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, a bunch of fans questions and so much more. This one was a bucket list guest as well as an amazing chat, I had a blast with it and I hope you all enjoy it as well. Happy 30…
 
My guest this week is Chris Sanders, the voice of Stitch as well as the creator of Lilo and Stitch. In this episode we chat all things Lilo and Stitch, some fun Disney stories, How to Train Your Dragon and so much more! I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did. Chris is one of my heroes and I’m so thankful I got to chat with him! Follow Chris: h…
 
Our very special episode 100 is this week and it’s with Ricco Fajardo, the voice of Lemillion from My Hero Academia. We chat about how he got into acting, how he was cast as Lemillion and so much more. It was a real blast chatting with Ricco and I hope you enjoy this episode! Follow Ricco: https://www.instagram.com/riccofajardo/ Follow Ricco: https…
 
My guest this week is Nik Ranieri! Legendary Disney Character animator. He’s worked on Ursula from Little Mermaid, Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, Jafar from Aladdin, Meko from Pocahontas and of course Kuzco from Emperors New Groove! We go all over the map here and deep dive into Niks run at Disney and it was a real blast! I hope you enjoy this …
 
This week I sit down with Kyle Hebert, the voice of Adult Gohan in Dragon Ball Z, FatGum in My Hero Academia, Kamina in Gurren Lagann and so many other iconic characters throughout the anime world. In the full interview we chat Adult Gohans return to prominence, his favorite fight scenes, his podcast and so much more! ***Hey folks we got our first …
 
Josh Cain of What's Up Fandom and Geoff Fogle of Operation Gundam History! stopped by the studio this week! We watched Digimon: The Movie at a recent After School Anime screening and talked about our memories, favorite characters, favorite scenes and more! Listen to What's Up Fandom: https://open.spotify.com/show/490RMbfp8s19bYJa9r5z6k Listen to Op…
 
My guest this week is the host of The Animation Destination, Brandon Jones. In this episode we chat a lot of Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack, Primal, Animation and of course (some of you have asked for it) some wrastlin talk towards the end of the full interview. This collab was a blast to do and I hope you folks enjoy it! ***Hey folks we got our …
 
Tom Sito is this weeks guest. Tom is a former Disney animator that came up during the animation renaissance in the early 90s. From movies like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Shrek, Osmosis Jones, Looney Tunes and so much more. We chat anything and everything Shrek! ***Hey folks we got our first sp…
 
This week I sit down with the hosts of the Whiskeylodeon Podcast. A drunken rewatch podcast where Ty and Sean pair a signature cocktail with two episodes from Nickelodeons golden era and break them down. This is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to and we did a split format where you can check out the other episode we cover, Arnold’s Christmas!…
 
My guest this week is a SUPER special one. It’s LEGENDARY animator, John Pomeroy! John has been a hero of mine for so many years because of a movie called, All Dogs Go To Heaven. Seeing that movie as a little child, really changed my life and getting to chat to someone who had a huge part in your childhood development like John, is an absolute hono…
 
This week I sit down with Disney, DreamWorks (and more) Animator, Scott Caple. We chat All Dogs Go To Heaven, Don Bluth Studios, Irish and European Architecture, Et Special Effects and so much more! Scott was an absolute blast to have on and we got really nerdy about Brad Bird and The Incredibles! Follow Scott: https://www.facebook.com/scott.caple.…
 
This week I sit down with Disney and DreamWorks animator John Sanford. We discuss, pretty extensively, Milan, the soundtrack, working with Tony Bancroft, Chris Sanders, what we both do to combat our anger issues, Roy Disney and so much more! Follow John: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667364782 Follow John: https://www.instagram.com/jsanford…
 
My guest this week is Brazils own, Disney Animator, Sandro Cleuzo! Sandro was such a fun guest. He has an infectious joy for his craft and it oozes out during the conversation. I can’t remember the last time I would smile this much during a podcast. We chat about the early days of Emperors New Groove and the movie we almost had, his time on Princes…
 
Brad Ableson sits down and discusses his journey from a Simpsons Fanatic to working on his favorite show of all time! Brad is also the Co-Director of the Minions movie dropping this Friday, July 1. We chat all things “The Simpsons”, his influences, becoming one of the directors for “The Minions” and his first time in the hot seat while boarding on …
 
This weeks guest is is The Mitchell’s vs The Machines, Head of Story, Guillermo Martinez! In this episode we chat all things Mitchell’s, Netflix, Furby, The Wolf, Cal Tech and AI and so much more. This is easily one of my favorite chats of all time and I hope you folks enjoy it as well! Follow Guillermo: https://www.instagram.com/billybobmartinez/ …
 
This weeks guest is Dave Wasson, creator of Time Squad and The Cup Head Show for Netflix! Dave has also written, storyboarded and directed The Mickey Mouse shorts on Disney. During this chat we discuss how Time Squad came to be, the fun with the voice actors, bringing The Cup Head Show to life, The Mickey Shorts and so much more! I hope you guys en…
 
This week, our Mondo Monday buddy Lucas Dunn stopped by the studio to talk through some of his favorite memories from concerts he's gone to over the years. Give it a listen and be sure to check out Mondo Mondays, every Monday from 6p-10p at Ponyboy on 23rd Street in OKC! Be sure to also listen to the Spotify playlist inspired by our conversation: h…
 
It's safe to say without Linda Simensky, that we wouldn't have the level of animation that we have today. With shows like Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Rocko's Modern Life, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Rugrats, Doug, Ren and Stimpy and as well as so many more. Well, we might still have those shows, but they wouldn't be the outstanding cartoons and …
 
Ruth Clampett is this weeks guest! Ruth, an author, co owner and founder of Clampett Studio Collections and daughter of the legendary Warner Brothers animator and director, Bob Clampett. I’m this episode we talk about her dad, Bob, how he got into the business, working with the other legendary Warner Brothers directors and so much more. It’s hard t…
 
This weeks guest is Futurama, Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon writer, Eric Kaplan! Chatting with Eric was a real blast, we discuss “Jurassic Bark” writing for Futurama, his book “Does Santa Exist”, a WHOLE bunch of fans questions and so much more! I hope you all enjoy this episode as much as I did. Follow Eric: https://mobile.twitter.com/ericlinu…
 
Our buddy Josh stopped by to talk about some of our favorite albums off of Vagrant Records! Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist we made based on this episode: https://spoti.fi/38l4G0F Follow Champion Vintage: https://www.instagram.com/champion_vintage_okc/ Follow Mixtapes & Heartbreaks: https://www.instagram.com/mixtapes.heartbreaks/ See Josh…
 
This weeks guest is the artist for Batman vs The Ninja Turtles, Freddie Williams II! Freddie and I chat about our favorite Kevin Eastman stories, what it was like working on this series, favorite turtles and all things geeky and pop culture. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would see Batman and TMNT battling it out in the same comic bo…
 
My guest this week is a man that’s on my Mount Rushmore of Animators, Jorge Gutierrez! The creator of “El Tigre”, “The Book of Life”, “Maya and the Three” and soon to be streaming “I, Chihuahua” Jorge was such an amazing guests and master storyteller. In this episode we discuss Life, Death, The Book of Life, Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Ma…
 
Tom Sito is this weeks guest. Tom is a former Disney animator that came up during the animation renaissance in the early 90s. From movies like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Shrek, Osmosis Jones, Looney Tunes and so much more. In this chat we chat about some of those movies we mentioned above as w…
 
This weeks guest is legendary animator, Phil Roman! Phil is one of the original animators on the Christmas Classic, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!", Peanuts holiday specials, Garfield and his studio is responsible for brining us the hit tv series "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill". Phil was such a wonderful guest to have on the show. He was ve…
 
We get sad in this week's episode featuring Keathley! We talk about how hard the Twilight soundtracks slap, songs we love, the inspiration behind her writing and much more! Burning Bras EP is out 4/20/22! Follow Keathley on Instagram: instagram.com/keathley_burningbras/ Listen to Keathley on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3tJj6pizsoWjMHX4…
 
I had Jim Lang on this week to talk about his new music project, Lil' Blue Hat! We talked about the album's production, featured musicians and more. He also shared a bit about a couple of other projects he's got in the works. Stick around until the end of the episode to hear two tracks from Lil Blue Hat: "Groove Remote" and ""Why Not Now" Jim's web…
 
Aaron Blaise is this weeks guest. Aaron was one of many animators that helped turned animation from a flailing industry into the powerhouse it is today. During this era of cartoons from 1989 (The Little Mermaid) and forward, Aaron would be an integral part of the rebirth of animation or as it’s fondly called today, The Animation Renaissance. In thi…
 
Neil Ross is this weeks guest! Neil has worked in the animation industry since 1978 and has been apart of some of the biggest franchises in television history. From GI Joe, Transformers, Voltron, Spiderman, X-Men, Swat Kats and so much more. In this episode we chat about how Neil broken into the business, some of his most memorable roles and everyt…
 
Shaun Cashman is this weeks guest. Shaun has cut his animation teeth in primetime shows like King of the Hill, The Simpsons and the came over to Cartoon Network to storyboard and direct on the hit show "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy". In this episode we chat in great detail about the early days of the Simpsons and King of The Hill, as well…
 
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