13 episodes

An exploration of cartoons with an insider's perspective, including show creators, voice actors, historians, animators and business leaders.

Drawn: The Story of Animation iHeartRadio

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 701 Ratings

An exploration of cartoons with an insider's perspective, including show creators, voice actors, historians, animators and business leaders.

    Bonus Episode!

    Bonus Episode!

    Throughout the production of Drawn, there have been so many great moments in interviews that didn't quite fit into any of our episodes, but we wanted to make sure that listeners got to hear them. So today, it's all random moments from chats with the voice actors, animators, and production staff who make some of our favorite shows and movies.

    • 42 min
    The Villains

    The Villains

    Bad guys are integral to driving the plots of many stories, and animation is no different. But villains are as varied as heroes -- from Jafar in "Aladdin" to the Monarch in "The Venture Brothers," and everything in between. What makes the perfect villain in animation, and why do we love them so much?

    • 34 min
    Women in Animation

    Women in Animation

    While most of the high-profile positions in animation have been occupied by men for decades, women have been part of animation from the beginning. How has the industry changed for women over the years, and what does the future hold?

    • 46 min
    The Sound Effects

    The Sound Effects

    Boing! Zip! Crash! The sound of animation is a character all its own. Who designs the non-music soundscape of a cartoon, and how does that work impact the final product?

    • 32 min
    Music of 'Toons

    Music of 'Toons

    Viewers may not always realize how deeply the music in a cartoon affects them. But without the score, we'd be emotionally lost. How do composers deftly handle that crucial emotional manipulation?

    • 40 min
    The Animated Future

    The Animated Future

    From the Jetsons to Futurama, cartoons have long been envisioning what the world will be like in the space age. In many ways we've surpassed what animation told us to expect from technology. But animation's very existence is closely tied to technology in ways that enable that fantastic storytelling.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
701 Ratings

701 Ratings

Alliwantaredogs ,

Great Podcast!

Love this podcast and I can’t wait for more episodes! Holly is so good at what she does and has a lot of really great mini interviews!

bojangles4lyfe ,

Just HAD to have a all female episode

It was going GREAT till i got to the woman episode. So unnecessary. Im all for woman having equal rights, but going out of the way to make an entire episode about it, all that does it UNequalize the females cause it makes them seem LESS equal. If the goal was to spotlight female talent, she should have just incorporated more female interviews in the whole show to spotlight them. She chose to interview mainly men, but then makes an episode about how woman arent getting enough spotlight? The thing is, again, im not against equality, just spotlighting it like that is a cheap way to do it. Kinda brought my mood down on the whole series which was PHENOMENAL

squirreltooth ,

Whitewashed history of animation

Hard to take this podcast seriously when Bosko is discussed at length without ever mentioning that he’s a horrific racial stereotype retconned into a dog.

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