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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: September, 2018
Sep 30, 2018

Each 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, Joey, Kelly and Nathan discuss Animaniacs episode 90 which features the segments "Pitter Patter of Little Feet," "Mindy in Wonderland" and "Ralph's Wedding"

Pitter Patter of Little Feet

The Hip Hippos have a special delivery from the stork! Unfortunately it's not their baby, it's the Brain who mistakenly goes to their house thinking that the hippos are actually the wealthy Rockefellers. The hippos do their best to take care of the Brain whom they think is a malnurished hippo. Will the Brain survive their feedings, hot baths, and overall stupidity? The hosts discuss their favorite moments in this cute cartoon which happens to be the last time the Hip Hippos have their own cartoon segment.

Mindy in Wonderland

Mindy's mom is off to win her "Mother of the Year" award and leaves Buttons alone with Mindy once again. This time Mindy chases a white rabbit into a tree and Mindy and Buttons travel off to Wonderland. Bernadette Peters also returns as a Cheshire Cat. Nathan, Joey and Kelly discuss some of their favorite moments and Kelly shares some of her experiences riding the Tea Cups in Disney World and Disneyland. 

Ralph's Wedding

Ralph is getting married... to a giant chicken? That's right, it's the return of Chicken Boo! This is a short segment, but the hosts are still able to discuss some funny gags and Kelly is reminded of "Muppets Take Manhattan."

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!

 

Sep 23, 2018

Each 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 Joey and Nathan discuss another issue of the Animaniacs comic featuring two stories that might just be good enough for the actual cartoon show!

Total Commitment

The Warners break into a board meeting and end up driving Dr. Scratchansniff over the edge and into insanity! They soon realize that they need to rescue him, especially after his replacement, Dr. Bananibal Phrewtkupp puts plaid uniforms on the siblings. Will the Warners rescue Dr. S. in time, or will they be locked up in a padded cell as well?

Mister Director, I Presume

In what looks like a direct sequel to "Hearts of Twilight," Mister Director has run off again and needs to be brought back to the studio. This time he's moved off to France since the citizens there think he's a genius. The Warners are sent on a mission improbable to find him and bring him back. Is this a worthy successor to Animaniacs cartoons featuring Mister Director?

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

Sep 13, 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 celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Animaniacs by welcoming Tom Ruegger back to the show along with the voice of Slappy Squirrel, Sherri Stoner! Slappy Squirrel also stops by to answer questions about her life and what Skippy has been up to lately.

Sherri Stoner

Sherri shares some of her comedic influences and the origin of the character, Slappy Squirrel. Tom shares some of his favorite memories of working with Sherri and how her influence helped make Animaniacs as successful as it was. They share some memories of working with Steven Spielberg on Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs.

Sherri also shares her memories of working on "The Little Mermaid" as the animation model to Ariel. She then talks about working on other writing projects such as the movie, "Casper" and an unreleased prequel to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

Slappy Squirrel

Slappy Squirrel makes a surprise appearance to answer questions from the hosts! Slappy shares her thoughts on the millenial generation, her love life, and what it was like working for Tom Ruegger back in the day.

Slappy also talks about her current plans, which include sitting by the phone waiting to hear if she will return to Animaniacs in 2020! 

As an extra bonus, Nate Ruegger give an exclusive peak at the life of Skippy and Slappy today by sharing a clip of Skippy's podcast "The Secret Squirrel Podcast" This is the number one podcast for all you horror nuts! 

Current Projects

Sherri talks about working on the new Curious George as the head writer. Tom Ruegger says that he can currently be seen helping sort carts in the Albertsons parking lot. You can also go to Cartoonatics.Blogspot.com to check out Tom's blog. 

Tom's Doodles!

Tom loves to doodle as he talks with us. Go to our show notes at Animanicast.com to see some of them and some pictures of him and Sherri working together.

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

Sep 2, 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 Joey, Nathan, and Kelly discuss and review episode 89 of Animaniacs!

The hosts of the Animanicast discuss episode 89 of Animaniacs. First Wakko stars in "Ten Short Films," then two birds find out they have "No Time for Love," and finally Chicken Boo saves Warner Bros. with "The Boo Network."

News

For the upcoming 25th Anniversary of Animaniacs, we will be welcoming Tom Ruegger back to our show and Sherri Stoner will be joining him! Have questions for either one of them? Send them to animanicast@retrozap.com

The entire series of Animaniacs is being collected on a massive DVD set. All 99 episodes, plus "Wakko's Wish" will be included. To reserve your own copy, go to Amazon.Animanicast.com

Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner

Wakko is the subject of ten short films. Some films are incredibly short and others feel like they could have extended to full length cartoons. The hosts discuss their favorite moments and which segments they feel could be extended. 

No Time for Love

A cuckoo bird comes out of his clock and falls in love with a canary. The cuckoo clock bird attempts in vain to be with her. Eventually they do end up living together in the cuckoo clock. Frank Welker voices both of the main characters in this sweet cartoon.

The Boo Network

The WB network is in trouble so Thaddeus Plotz hires Chicken Boo to come up with a new lineup. What follows is an assortment of chicken themed shows such as "Sixty Clucks" and "The Egg Files." This is one of the longest Chicken Boo segments and while it is longer, it's still very funny. Eventually Boo is revealed to be a chicken however after everyone rips his clothes off! 

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

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