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A Podcast about Inspiration with people who followed their dreams into animation.

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A Podcast about Inspiration with people who followed their dreams into animation.

    The Last Unicorn With The Joopis - Episode 8

    The Last Unicorn With The Joopis - Episode 8

    Welcome to the next episode of Animator's Breakfast.

    On this episode I'm joined by the fantastic Jessie Smith, aka The Joopis. She's a really talented designer, animator and has a really wonderful Youtube channel where she uploads very original and interesting work.

    Today we're discussing The Last Unicorn, a 1983 film produced by Rankin/Bass. The power of their studio in the 70s and 80s can't be understated, and although they made classic stop motion works like Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer, their feature output combed through classic fantasy tales.

    The Last Unicorn is based on a book by Peter S. Beagle, which is widely considered to be one of the best Fantasy novels ever written. The animated work tried to stick as close to the source material as possible in classic Rankin/Bass style.

    Please find out more about Jessie on her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJoopis

    • 40 min
    Adrien Merigeau With Tomm Moore - Episode 7

    Adrien Merigeau With Tomm Moore - Episode 7

    Welcome back to Animator’s Breakfast everyone.

    I hope the break wasn’t too long. With the current climate, I was hoping to have more recorded but I managed to get a few through the gap before the lockdown occurred and I’m happy to share them over the coming weeks.

    This next episode is a real honour for me, I get to sit down with the ineffable Tom Moore, and his surprising, yet completely honest choice of topic: Adrien Merigeau.

    Adrien is an animator and film maker that worked win Cartoon Saloon for many years. Following his graduation film, Le Carnet de Chloe, he has created several other shorts including Old Fangs and the more recent Genius Loci, as well as several music videos you can find on his website here: https://adrienmerigeau.com/

    Adrien’s work is so honest, musical and unique in many ways. He has an incredibly strong voice and I can’t recommend his work enough. His accolades speak for themselves, but in each one of his works you’ll find a heartbeat of thought and a true definition of art.

    Tomm Moore is an Academy Award nominated director and one of the Co-founders of Cartoon Saloon. Their passion and energy for storytelling through animation is really unique in Ireland. Visiting their studio or the surrounding area in Kilkenny is a breath of fresh air where people excitedly discuss their inspiration. With leaders like Tomm Moore, the culture in Cartoon Saloon engenders creative thinking and above all, brave storytelling in both style and substance. I’m a huge fan of their word, and a humble addict of their voice.

    Please find more about them on their website: https://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/


    Le Carnet de Chloe
    https://vimeo.com/groups/233150/videos/7023710

    Old Fangs
    https://vimeo.com/6757600

    • 44 min
    Grave Of The Fireflies with Sean Mullen - Episode 6

    Grave Of The Fireflies with Sean Mullen - Episode 6

    Welcome back to Animator's Breakfast.

    In our 6th episode, we discuss the heartbreaking Grave of the Fireflies. An amazing animated film in many ways, it was directed by the legendary Isao Takahata, as his first feature for Studio Ghibli. It was featured as a double bill with My Neighbour Totoro in 1988. The feature still stands the test of time and it's spotlight on Setsuko and Seita's journey is a tale that shouldn't be missed.

    I'm joined by the incredible Sean Mullen, one of the creative leads of Giant Animation. He recently co-directed The Overcoat, producing the CG portion of the short. Giant are a studio I've long admired for the quality work they've been producing here in Ireland. I'd highly recommend checking out Geist and The Overcoat. You can visit their website here: http://giant.ie/animation/

    Music: Shrug Life - 2009 https://soundcloud.com/shruglifemusic/2009a

    • 56 min
    King Of The Hill with BaM Animation - Episode 5

    King Of The Hill with BaM Animation - Episode 5

    Welcome to the Fifth episode of Animator's Breakfast. This episode is a continuation with both the incredibly talented boys of BaM Animation: Brent Noll and Maximus Pauson.

    The second of our two episodes we talk about a quiet Tour de Force in Animation, which is King of The Hill. Created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, it ran for 8 seasons, with some incredibly smart writing. Up against shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy, at the height of their popularity, it was impossible to deny the honest humour in King of the Hill. What was always interesting to me with King of the Hill, is that their metaphors dig so deep, but seem so basic on the surface. The show hooks people and reels them in before realising how smart it is. Also, Youtube Poop is mentioned haha!

    Brent and Max are super duper talented artists who have been working in the American Animation industry for years. Their greatest hit together is an amazing YouTube channel called BaM Animation, where they give professional and fun tips as to how to improve your work if you want to approach working in the industry. If you haven't checked them out from last time, please do here :

    www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Qvpti1dS1KKC7PLyLl__g

    Music: Shrug Life - 2009 (Shruglifemusic – 2009a)

    • 43 min
    Garfield with BaM Animation - Episode 4

    Garfield with BaM Animation - Episode 4

    Welcome to the fourth episode of Animator's Breakfast, one I'm really delighted to share! This episode is a bit different in that it's a conversation with both the incredibly talented boys of BaM Animation, Brent Noll and Maximus Pauson.

    This is the first of two conversations we have, and this time Max chose to discuss a character, rather than just an animation. Character design is really important and what greater mascot to pick than Garfield the cat. He holds the Guinness World Record for most syndicated comic strip in the world, and even current iterations of animated work broadcast in China. Garfield's reach is incredible, and known globally. So in this episode we dive into how Garfield began and became the cultural tour de force he still is! It's super interesting.

    Brent and Max are really talented artists who have been working in the American Animation industry for years. Their greatest hit is an amazing YouTube channel called BaM Animation, where they give professional and fun tips as to how to improve your work if you want to approach working in the industry. I'm sure you've already checked them out, and if not, please do here :

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Qvpti1dS1KKC7PLyLl__g

    Also for the sources Max discussed, please check them out here:

    Quinton Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM0V8r4kuIWIl6Sy-NHj2lg/videos

    Wizard and The Bruiser - Garfield: https://soundcloud.com/wizbru/garfield

    Wizard and The Bruiser - Doritos and Mountain Dew:
    https://soundcloud.com/wizbru/doritos-mountain-dew

    Garfield Timeline:
    https://garfield.com/history

    Vice Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLe5gN7ZADU

    Music: Shrug Life - 2009 (https://soundcloud.com/shruglifemusic/2009a)

    • 47 min
    Pojd'te Pane with Eimhin McNamara - Episode 3

    Pojd'te Pane with Eimhin McNamara - Episode 3

    Welcome back to Animator's Breakfast, my monthly podcast.

    In our third episode, I'm joined by Irish Industry veteran Eimhin Mc Namara, and his influential choice of Pojd'te Pane, budeme si hrát (Hey Mister! Let's Play). Its a Czech animated tv series by Bretislav Pojar, released 1965-1973. They are essentially a series of shorts of 2.5D animation, surrounding two bears that have wild imaginations and personalities. The shape shifting alone is spectacular, and one thing that comes out of Pojar's work here is how playful the animation is. Even without knowing what they're saying, you can fully follow the story and enjoy it.

    Eimhin is the current General Managing Director for the incredible and independent studio, Paper Panther. If you've never heard of them, I'd really recommend to check them out. Animation with them is a joy to watch as they experiment through the variety of mediums.

    You can find more of Eimhin's work at https://vimeo.com/eimhinmcnamara

    Here is Paper Panther's site: https://www.paperpanther.ie/

    Also, here's episodes of Pojd'te Pane if you want to enjoy them for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RulQ...

    Check it all out if you'd like more context!

    Music: Shrug Life - 2009 (https://soundcloud.com/shruglifemusic/2009a)

    • 43 min

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Absolutely intriguing

Excellent if you are interested in animation or the passion and inspiration which carries these professional animation directors along their journeys. :)

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