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An animation podcast to educate, inform and inspire black artists pursuing careers in animation. Hosted by Breana Williams and Waymond Singleton.

Black N' Animated Black N Animated Podcast

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An animation podcast to educate, inform and inspire black artists pursuing careers in animation. Hosted by Breana Williams and Waymond Singleton.

    41 - Season 3 Finale - Black N Animated Podcast

    41 - Season 3 Finale - Black N Animated Podcast

    Swing Looooow Sweeet Chariot...Coming forth to carry me.....to the end of Season 3 of the Black N Animated podcast!Thats right. Here is the Season 3 Finale! Bre and Way are joined by Lorraine Grate, Nilah Magruder, Neil Wade and Lauren Andrews, staff of Black N Animated, to discuss our insights over the passed year, and what we look forward to for Black N Animated as an advocacy group.
     
    Stay tuned for more BNA to come next year and coming events as well. 
    Be in the know on everything BNA by following the social medias... and WEBSITE!
    blacknanimated@gmail.com - email 
    http://blacknanimated.com/  - website 
    @blacknanimated - twitter / Instagram 

    • 56 min
    40 - Tara Nicole Whitaker - Director, Character Designer, Illustrator - Black N Animated Podcast

    40 - Tara Nicole Whitaker - Director, Character Designer, Illustrator - Black N Animated Podcast

    Hello Hello Hello!
     
    In this episode of the podcast Bre and Way sit in the virtual room with Tara Nicole Whitaker! We discuss Tara's journey: graduating from Calarts, working as a prop designer and character designer on a myriad of shows, all the way to her current position as Director on the new Proud Family: Louder and Prouder at Disney Television Animation.We also chat about dogs, stories that inspired us as kids, and what super powers we would have if we could have any....(We become a Danny Phantom conspiracy podcast for a few seconds  *ghost sounds*)You can find Tara online here: http://www.taranicolewhitaker.com/
    and on Instagram @taranicolewhitaker : https://www.instagram.com/taranicolewhitaker/
     
    Be in the know on everything BNA by following the social medias... and WEBSITE!
    blacknanimated@gmail.com - email 
    http://blacknanimated.com/  - website 
    @blacknanimated - twitter / Instagram / Facebook

    • 1 hr 14 min
    39 - Promare and Political Allegory in Anime with Lorraine Grate -Black N Animated Podcast

    39 - Promare and Political Allegory in Anime with Lorraine Grate -Black N Animated Podcast

    Trails of fire You always knew
    They would carry me home
    They'd lead me to you!!Welcome to another episode of the Black N Animated Podcast! And it wouldn't be a season of the Black N Animated Podcast if we didn't talk Anime for an episode. In this ep we chat with Lorraine Grate about one of the best Anime movies of 2019 "Promare". We discuss political allegories, the depictions of marginalized groups in anime, and why Promare is such an amazing film! This one a hot one y'all! Get ready to listen to us all nerd out! Haven't seen Promare yet? Buy it VOD! You can rent it for $1.99 on Youtube fam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym_tkYKPig4
    You can follow Lorraine Grate on:
    Twitter @rollainedraws
    Instagram: @lorrainegrate
    or visit her website at www.lorrainegrate.com
    Be in the know on everything BNA by following the social medias... and WEBSITE!
    blacknanimated@gmail.com - email 
    http://blacknanimated.com/  - website 
    @blacknanimated - twitter / Instagram / Facebook

    • 1 hr 26 min
    38 - Neil Wade - Coordinator of Current Series at Nickelodeon Animation Studios

    38 - Neil Wade - Coordinator of Current Series at Nickelodeon Animation Studios

    *ahem* DEFUND THE POLICEand.....Welcome back to the podcast everyone!In this episode we chat with real deal Neil Wade who was, (as of this recording) Coordinator of Current Series at Nickelodeon ( at the time of posting the ep he got promoted to Manager!! WOOT!) We talk his journey into animation by way of going to teach in Japan,  his career goals in animation, and what in the world a Coordinator of Current Series even does?!Neil is also Studio Liaison for the Black N Animated group!You can find Neil's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helloneil100/
    And his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-wade-74000310/
     
    Be in the know on everything BNA by following the social medias... and WEBSITE!
    blacknanimated@gmail.com - email 
    http://blacknanimated.com/  - website 
    @blacknanimated - twitter / Instagram / FacebookCatch ya later!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    37 - RE-RELEASE, The Censored Eleven - Black N Animated Podcast

    37 - RE-RELEASE, The Censored Eleven - Black N Animated Podcast

    HEY ANIMATION FAMILY
    Black N Animated has been doing a bit of juggling behind the scenes and because we are having trouble finding the time to sit and record a new BW episode, we thought we'd revisit one of our topics from Season 1 talking about the Censored Eleven! Check out the info below. ----more----
    Hello world!
    We're excited to present to you the fourth episode of the Black N Animated podcast! In this BW episode (WB? BW? still figuring that out) Bre and Way discuss the Censored Eleven. These are animated shorts origanilly produced and released by Waner Bros.and withheld from syndication by United Artist in 1968, for it's racially insensitive content. We watch five of the shorts and discuss what makes them offensive, Is there any salvaging them to  make them better?  and why acknowledging these shorts is important.
    LINKS LINKS LINKS!
    hittin the trail for hallelujah land , All this and Rabbit Stew, Jungle Jitters : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9EfD32Bjts
    Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarves :  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x50g4y
    Tin Pan Alley Cats : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x98sa4
    Negrobillia (The Problem with Apu) :  http://www.trutv.com/shows/the-problem-with-apu/videos/whoopi-goldberg-on-minstrelsy-and-her-collection-of-negrobilia.html
    Whoopi Goldberg Warner collection Introduction :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=HCT1clqci3IThanks for listening folks!
    As always follow the podcast by going to blacknanimated.podbean.com. And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @blacknanimatedUntil next time!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    36 - Aaron Brewer - Storyboard Artist

    36 - Aaron Brewer - Storyboard Artist

    HELLO ANIMATION FAMILY,Black N Animated took a bit of a break to support our community in the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. We want you to know BnA continues to strive to highlight and uplift black creatives working in animation. In this episode we interview Storyboard Artist and Sheet Timer Aaron Brewer! He spins us his tale on how he got into animation, and we learn a little about what an Animation Sheet Timer does.You can find Aaron Brewer online at www.brewtoons.com
    And on social media at https://www.instagram.com/brewstuff/
     
    Be in the know on everything BNA by following the social medias... and WEBSITE!
    blacknanimated@gmail.com - email 
    http://blacknanimated.com/  - website 
    @blacknanimated - twitter / Instagram / Facebook
     
    See you late-oes, from Beans and Potatoes! ;D

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Appalachiaaan ,

Y’all get a gold star.

I’ve been looking for something like this my entire life. Thank you so much for providing this information and being so warm and entertaining at the same time. I’ll be recommending this show to my friends!

ARN230 ,

I didn’t know I needed this!

Thank you for creating this space for Black folks. Animation is a huge part of the human-storytelling experience and it’s nice to hear about Black characters, shows, and creatives in a way that removes us from BEING a genre/ category, and highlights that Black and brown people are a major part of AND contributer to the animation world. I love laughing with you both and look forward to more! #rooting ✊🏽

kona-bucket-ballinsky ,

So much fun!

I always have a good time listening to this podcast and often re-listen to older episodes when there are no new ones. But I think that what makes this podcast so special. I think it would be cool to have previous guests come on again (maybe two or three at the same time) to compare and contrast their studio experiences. Or! Maybe you could play a trivia game (it can be anime trivia haha) or play a elevator pitch game since so many of these guests have really cool personal project and ideas. :) Keep up the good work!

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