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Join Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson, Laura-Beth Cowley and guests for Skwigly's animation podcasts, where interviews with world famous industry legends and skilled craftspeople go alongside cheery conversations about the world of animation. You can select from our sub-categories: Skwigly Film Club, Intimate Animation, Independent Animation and the main Skwigly Animation Podcast.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Join Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson, Laura-Beth Cowley and guests for Skwigly's animation podcasts, where interviews with world famous industry legends and skilled craftspeople go alongside cheery conversations about the world of animation. You can select from our sub-categories: Skwigly Film Club, Intimate Animation, Independent Animation and the main Skwigly Animation Podcast.

    Animation One-To-Ones 14 - Lauren Orme

    Animation One-To-Ones 14 - Lauren Orme

    Skwigly.com presents Animation One-To-Ones featuring Ben Mitchell in conversation with Cardiff-based animator Lauren Orme.
    Having previously appeared on the Skwigly Animation Podcast to discuss her work as head of the Cardiff Animation Festival and its associated Cardiff Animation Nights screening events as well as her work as an animation director, Lauren joins Animation One-To-Ones to talk about the ways in which she has steered both Cardiff Animation and Picl in a more eco-conscious direction while also actively researching practical and practicable solutions for combating the increasingly concerning realities of climate change.
    The latest endeavour of Lauren’s is the newly-launched Planet Positive Animation Network to help animation, VFX and games companies and freelancers become environmentally sustainable and help us reach net zero sooner.
    For resources and to find out how you can get involved visit https://www.cardiffanimation.com/planet-positive-1

    • 27 min
    Animation One-To-Ones 13 – Josh Weinstein (Disenchantment)

    Animation One-To-Ones 13 – Josh Weinstein (Disenchantment)

    Skwigly.com presents Animation One-To-Ones featuring Steve Henderson in conversation with Josh Weinstein, showrunner and co-creator of Disenchantment, which streams on Netflix.

    The fantastic medieval fantasy drama series from the minds of Matt Groening and Josh Weinstein has returned to Netflix for part four which sees reluctant Royal Princess Bean, Elfo the Elf and her personal demon Luci traverse their way through a world of hell, magic, dream and steam. As the show grows we’re really getting to know these characters and with each passing series the ante is upped, the jokes get funnier and the storylines get more exciting, packed. With a cast of US and UK comedians and voice over artists the show really is showing others how it is done so if you’re not already watching get stuck in!

    In this episode we catch up with Josh Weinstein the co-creator of the series to find out more about the writing process of Disenchantment.

    Watch the full interview below and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to watch more One-To-Ones and subscribe to the Skwigly Podcast feed from your favourite podcast provider.

    Guest: Josh Weinstein
    Presented, edited and produced by: Steve Henderson
    Co-edit: Aaron Wood
    Music and graphics: Ben Mitchell

    • 30 min
    Skwigly Podcast 105 - Spring 2022

    Skwigly Podcast 105 - Spring 2022

    Presenting episode 105 of the Skwigly Animation Podcast!

    In this episode we meet Angus MacLane and Galyn Susman, director and producer respectively of Disney/Pixar's 'Lightyear' which arrives in cinemas June 17th. We also welcome the team behind the recently released 'Bob's Burgers Movie' - director/writer Loren Bouchard, co-director Bernard Derriman and co-writer/producer Nora Smith.

    Also discussed: Reflecting on 10 years of the podcast, upcoming Annecy highlights, the inexplicable 'Better Call Saul' animated spinoff 'Slippin' Jimmy', sprawling fandoms and the surprise return of 'Beavis & Butt-head'

    Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson
    Interviews conducted by Ryan Gaur and Laura-Beth Cowley
    Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell
    Music by Ben Mitchell

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Intimate Animation 4-05 (07/06/2022) - Lori Malépart-Traversy

    Intimate Animation 4-05 (07/06/2022) - Lori Malépart-Traversy

    Presenting the fifth episode of 'Intimate Animation' season 4, brought to you by the online animation magazine skwigly.com

    Join Skwigly's Ben Mitchell and Laura-Beth Cowley as they explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animation that deals with adult themes of love, relationships and sexuality.

    In this episode we welcome back Lori Malépart-Traversy, who has followed up her enormously successful student film 'Le Clitoris' with 'Magical Caresses' ('Caresses magiques'), a five-film series of animated documentaries that humorously present a range of testimonials and historical facts that demystify the subject of masturbation. Based on intimate accounts from Sarah Gagnon-Piché and Sara Hébert's 'Caresses magiques' book series, the series will be represented at this year's Annecy festival with episode 3 ('Sweet Jesus') playing in competition, on the heels of episode 5 ('Masturbation: A Short History of a Great Taboo')'s recent win at Sommets du cinéma d'animation for Best Educational Film.

    Also discussed in this episode: The upcoming premiere of previous podcast guest Signe Baumane's new independent feature 'My Love Affair With Marriage', the quiet UK return of Lisa Hanawalt's 'Tuca and Bertie', a look at Netflix's 'Big Mouth' spinoff series 'Human Resources' and Sam O'Leary's animated segments for the 'Inside No. 9' episode 'Wise Owl'.

    Presented by Ben Mitchell and Laura-Beth Cowley
    Interview conducted by Ben Mitchell
    Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Skwigly at CAF 2022 Podcast Minisode: Filmmaker's Brunch 2

    Skwigly at CAF 2022 Podcast Minisode: Filmmaker's Brunch 2

    Skwigly are proud to present the second in a two-part series of exclusive podcast minisodes from the 2022 edition of the Cardiff Animation Festival.
    In episode 2 we hear from attending filmmakers in conversation with Laura-Beth Cowley as part of the festival's Filmmaker Brunch sessions.
    Featured in this episode:
    Jana Kattan - 'Checkpoint'
    Cliona Noonan - 'Soft Tissue'
    Alisa Stern & Scott Ampleford - 'Posted No Hunting'
    Sacha Beeley - 'Babeheaven: Craziest Things'
    Lina Kalcheva - 'Other Half'
    Flora Martyr - '04111311'
    Cleo Parker - 'The Big Top'
    Hoching Kwok - 'Prince Edward'

    Presented by Ben Mitchell and Laura-Beth Cowley
    Interviews conducted by Laura-Beth Cowley
    Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell
    Thanks to Lauren Orme, Ellys Donovan and the CAF team

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Skwigly at CAF 2022 Podcast Minisode: Filmmaker's Brunch 1

    Skwigly at CAF 2022 Podcast Minisode: Filmmaker's Brunch 1

    Skwigly are proud to present the first of a two-part series of exclusive podcast minisodes from the 2022 edition of the Cardiff Animation Festival.
    In episode 1 we hear from attending filmmakers in conversation with Ben Mitchell as part of the festival's Filmmaker Brunch sessions.
    Featured in this episode:
    Joanne Fisher - 'Stache and the Inner Walk'
    Emlyn Davies - 'Foo Fighters: Chasing Birds'
    Joanna Quinn & Les Mills - 'Affairs of the Art'
    Daniel Gray - 'HIDE'
    Laura-Beth Cowley - 'Crafty Witch'
    Paul O'Flanagan - 'Memento Mori'
    Callum Angel - 'The Catalyst'

    Presented by Ben Mitchell and Laura-Beth Cowley
    Interviews conducted by Ben Mitchell
    Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell
    Thanks to Lauren Orme, Ellys Donovan and the CAF team

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

aNILEator ,

Interesting Interviews and Charming Conversations

2015 Update: I attended my first Skwigly live event which screened films, had a Q&A with Ainslie Henderson and also had beer and snacks available too, great to network with many like minded people and make new friends.

The podcast's have gone from strength to strength with even more brilliant interviews with directors of blockbuster animated feature films now (alongside your favourite indie short creators) and behind the scenes and upcoming production discussions.

Interviewees are always more open and insightful on this podcast than other interviews because the people interviewing know the subjects and ask great questions about the productions and process (rather than just advertising pr)

I've left my original review below for further recommendation.
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Great podcast for animators and those interested in animation. T Some really great interviews with people from the animation industry and the occasional competition too. Discussions don't go over people's heads with technicalities and the hosts are humourous and passionate. The podcast is well structured and divided also, so if a particular subject matter isn't quite your thing then you can simply skip to the next section and not be lost in subject, not that you'll find yourself doing this mind.

Would reccommend mostly to animation students and graduates, but no reason seasoned animators shouldn't tune in too.

Katiesteed ,

Fantastic podcast for animators and enthusiasts

A really great podcast by two well informed and passionate presenters. Featuring lots of in-depth interviews with animators, directors, producers, writers and just about anyone else they can get their grubby fanboy hands on!

It does a really great job of being filled with useful information and facts, but also chatty and informal so you feel like it's a discussion between two friends who happen to be massive animation nerds in a coffee shop

Recommended for anyone with more than a passing interest in animation history, careers, people, technology or gossip

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