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The Animanicast- A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs

The Animanicast is a podcast dedicated to the classic animated television series "Animaniacs." Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they revisit each episode in the order in which they were released. They'll discuss their favorite moments, jokes, characters as well as their memories of first watching the episode. The show's pop cultural references are also discussed and explored in detail. (You might just learn some cool facts!) In the end, each episode receives a "Water Tower Rating" from the hosts. So cue up an episode of Animaniacs on Netflix or on DVD and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!
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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 22, 2018

Jokahontas/Boids on the Hood/Mighty Wakko at the Bat

The Animaniacs take on Disney, The GoodFeathers take on Ralph, and Wakko takes on baseball. Plus, some bonus material!  Joey Nathan and Kelly have a great time discussing this week’s episode.

Animaniacs TV Station Press Packet

Thanks to our listener Mike Westfall, Joey managed to get his hands on some of the original material used to convince networks to air syndicated episodes of the Animaniacs. The hosts go through key sections including one dedicated to Steven Spielberg! 

Animani-rats? Cold Open

Animaniacs characters star in this farce of The Rugrats theme song.  The hosts discuss all the appearances, and who each one represents. This segment of course leads to a discussion on the Rugrats reboot as well.

Jokahontas

This segment is an obvious parody of pocahontas, but quickly expands to parody the disney heroine troupe and also on Mel Gibson in general.  Joey Nathan and Kelly discuss their favorite moments and how they think it compares to last week’s disney parody, "Cutie and the Beast."

Boids on the Hood

Thaddeus Plotz has offended the wrong Pigeons, so the GoodFeathers take it upon themselves to attack his car in the way only pigeons know how to do.  Ralph the Guard only makes it worse and ends up destroying the car trying to chase the GoodFeathers away.

Mighty Wakko at the Bat

In this adaptation of Casey at the Bat, we get the whole Animaniacs cast trying to win a baseball game.  It all comes down to little Wakko Warner to see if he can get the runs needed to win. Nathan, Kelly and Joey discuss their favorite moments from this segment.

Gag Credits

Joey reads off the gag credits from the last ten episodes.  As if that wasn’t enough, Nathan participates by saying something after each gag credit.

Would 'Ya Like to Take a Survey?

We'll be finishing up our run of the classic episodes of Animaniacs soon! What should we cover before the new episodes premiere in 2020? Let us know by going to Survey.Animanicast.com.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Jul 15, 2018

Today's episode parodies the Disney animated film "Beauty and the Beast" with a cartoon entitled "Cutie and the Beast" it also features a parody of "Forest Gump" with "Boo Happens" and puts a new spin on the song "Noel!" Did this fun episode get "5 Water Towers" with our hosts or did it fall short?

Cutie and the Beast

After Dot has some trouble saying her lines, the Warners do a parody of the Disney animated film, "Beauty and the Beast." Taz plays the part of the Beast and Dot instantly falls in love with his beastly appearance until his transformation into a prince takes attention away from how cute she is. The hosts talk about their favorite moments and songs as well as compare some of the shots to the original source material.

Boo Happens

Chicken Boo has an extraordinary life much like "Forest Gump." In this quick parody, Chicken Boo gets to meet a few presidents and achieves stardom until some hippies discover that he's a chicken! The hosts discuss their favorite moments and the original source material, "Forest Gump."

Noel

Wakko has trouble writing a letter to Santa. He thinks that his named is spelled "Santla." What follows is a song talking about Santa's name having "no 'L'" as well as Captain Ahab finding "no whale," and other funny takes on this classic Christmas tune.

Would 'Ya Like to Take a Survey?

We'll be finishing up our run of the classic episodes of Animaniacs soon! What should we cover before the new episodes premiere in 2020? Let us know by going to Survey.Animanicast.com.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Cover art by @jedishua Intro Music performed by Kontra5t

Jul 8, 2018

Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find. Today the hosts discuss an episode which may be the most serious episode of the entire series, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock!"

One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock

Animaniacs Merchandise!

We've got a new Amazon shop featuring some fantastic Animaniacs merchandise. By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show. 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock

Slappy Squirrel has "an episode" in this special episode of Animaniacs. While trying to find the WB channel, she comes across a litany of talk shows on every station and goes insane. Skippy eventually realizes he needs to take Slappy to a nursing home and then Skippy is taken by CPS! There's a lot of drama in this episode and fans of Animaniacs have mixed opinions on this episode because of it. Joey, Nathan and Kelly break down the episode's three acts and share their thoughts on the episode. Listener thoughts are also shared.

Would 'Ya Like to Take a Survey?

We'll be finishing up our run of the classic episodes of Animaniacs soon! What should we cover before the new episodes premiere in 2020? Let us know by going to Survey.Animanicast.com.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Jul 1, 2018

Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find. Today's episode is a very special episode however as the hosts invite Animaniacs creator Tom Ruegger and writer and actor Paul Rugg!

A Discussion with Paul Rugg and Tom Ruegger About Writing Animaniacs

Paul Rugg's Reflections on Animaniacs

He's written some of the most hilarious episodes and songs in Animaniacs, he's also the voice of Albert Einstein, Mr. Director, Mr. Clown, and Freakazoid! Paul Rugg joins us for the first time to discuss how he got involved working on the show, memories of writing some specific episodes, his comedic influences, and his writing process. Paul even shares how he came up with the idea of his viral video that shows him petting his dog Lucky, (who wasn't in the mood to be pet.)

Tom Ruegger also shares his thoughts on why Paul's scripts are so amazing and why Paul is a "comedy genius."

Tom Ruegger Sketches

You'll probably hear Tom moving the table around and making little noises while he talks. Well, Tom has a tendency to sketch while he talks with us, and this time he's shared some really amazing sketches, including one of the Warners! Head to our notes over at Animanicast.com to check them out!

Keep up with Tom and Paul Online

You can check out Tom Ruegger's blog by going to Cartoonatics.Blogspot.com.

Paul can be found on twitter at twitter.com/pkrugg and you can subscibe to his YouTube channel as well, "Paul Rugg's Froynlaven."

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Cover art by @jedishua Intro Music performed by Kontra5t

 

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