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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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Mar 25, 2018

Each and every week, your hosts revisit an episode of the series in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find! In this special episode, Joey, Nathan and Kelly welcome Charles M. Howell IV to discuss what it was like writing for Animaniacs and other shows like Pinky and the Brain. Charles shares his influences, how he got involved in animation, and shares some of his memories of working in animation.

An Interview/Discussion with Charles M. Howell IV

Getting Started in Animation

Charles shares how he got involved in animation at places like Hanna Barbera and how he met Tom Ruegger as an assistant animator. From there he shares how he got involved with Warner Bros animation and got involved in Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and Pinky and the Brain.

Working on Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain

Charles shares some of his thoughts on some of the segments he worked on over the years. One of his favorites, "Hooked on a Ceiling" was even called "the template" of what a Warners cartoon should look like by creator Tom Ruegger.

Charles also shares his memories of working on the spin-off series, "Pinky and the Brain," as well as "Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain." Charles also shares his thoughts on what make Pinky and the Brain such funny and complex characters. 

Thoughts on the Reboot

Charles shares his thoughts on the upcoming reboot stating that it's typical for executives to want to hire popular/hot writers to help sell their cartoons. Original writers tend to not be involved. He has a wait and see attitude and states that , "Good characters always live... they will just keep coming back." He does jokingly hope however that characters like Mindy and Buttons don't return.

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

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Cover art by @jedishua Intro Music performed by Kontra5t

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