Drawn: The Story of Animation

Drawn: The Story of Animation

An exploration of cartoons with an insider's perspective, including show creators, voice actors, historians, animators and business leaders.... Show More

Episodes

July 17, 2018 42 min

Throughout the production of Drawn, there have been so many great moments in interviews that didn't quite fit into any of our episodes, but we wanted to make sure that listeners got to hear them. So today, it's all random moments from chats with the voice actors, animators, and production staff who make some of our favorite shows and movies. via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
July 10, 2018 33 min

Bad guys are integral to driving the plots of many stories, and animation is no different. But villains are as varied as heroes -- from Jafar in "Aladdin" to the Monarch in "The Venture Brothers," and everything in between. What makes the perfect villain in animation, and why do we love them so much? via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
July 3, 2018 46 min

While most of the high-profile positions in animation have been occupied by men for decades, women have been part of animation from the beginning. How has the industry changed for women over the years, and what does the future hold? via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
June 26, 2018 32 min

Boing! Zip! Crash! The sound of animation is a character all its own. Who designs the non-music soundscape of a cartoon, and how does that work impact the final product? via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
June 19, 2018 40 min

Viewers may not always realize how deeply the music in a cartoon affects them. But without the score, we'd be emotionally lost. How do composers deftly handle that crucial emotional manipulation? via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
June 12, 2018 34 min

From the Jetsons to Futurama, cartoons have long been envisioning what the world will be like in the space age. In many ways we've surpassed what animation told us to expect from technology. But animation's very existence is closely tied to technology in ways that enable that fantastic storytelling. via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
June 5, 2018 54 min

Cartoons have gone through a number of identity shifts in terms of their intended audience. How did a medium initially aimed at adults become such an essential part of childhood, and then blossom again as a genre full of adult-oriented content? How has animation for kids included grown-ups in the humor, and why has animation made just for adults gotten so popular? via ... Read more

Share
Mark as Played
May 29, 2018 46 min

From Mel Blanc and June Foray to Tara Strong and Billy West, some of the most familiar sounds of childhood come from the mouths of rarely seen actors. Who are the people behind the voices that make us laugh, and how did they get this career? via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
May 22, 2018 39 min

From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit candies to today's mass-market collectibles, cartoons have driven an entire industry of branded merchandise. How did it go from pez dispensers to housewares to amusement parks? via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
May 15, 2018 38 min

Since 1950, kids have been learning about opera from Bugs Bunny. And he probably was the first drag performer most people can remember seeing. How did the wascally wabbit become a cultural influencer? via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
May 8, 2018 39 min

Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse are stars in their own right, but there were cartoons before either of those characters existed. What sorts of creatures and comics were dancing across screens in animation's early days? via Knit

Share
Mark as Played
May 1, 2018 53 min

While some technology has changed over the years, in many ways, the path from an idea to a finished cartoon has remained the same. How does a cartoon come to life, and what does the future hold for animation? via Knit

Share
Mark as Played

We're in the midst of a new golden age of animation, and this podcast takes a look at the where the industry has been and where it's going -- from the inside. Through dozens of interviews shared over 11 episodes, Drawn takes listeners on a fun and unique cartoon journey. via Knit

Share
Mark as Played

Drawn: The Story of Animation News

Chat About Drawn: The Story of Animation

Follow Us On

Show Links

AboutRSS

Popular Podcasts

The Joe Rogan Experience
The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan's Weekly Podcast
Have You Seen This Man?
Have You Seen This Man?
Join the real-time nationwide manhunt for escaped Ohio death row inmate Lester Eubanks. While out on bail for attempted rape in 1965, Eubanks murdered a 14-year-old school girl, was convicted and sent to prison. Through a series of shocking events, Eubanks was designated an honor prisoner and granted permission to join a small group trip outside penitentiary walls to go Christmas shopping. He walked away and hasn't been seen since. Now, join ABC News as it peels back the curtain on Eubanks' escape and life on the run, and follow the U.S. Marshals service as one of their star investigators uses every tool available to catch up to Eubanks.
The Ron Burgundy Podcast
The Ron Burgundy Podcast
Will Ferrell reprises his role as Ron Burgundy in his brand new Ron Burgundy Podcast! Each episode has a different theme in which Ron engages in conversation with another notable person on the topic at hand.