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Nation of Animation is a cartoon book club podcast for all ages! Join lifelong cartoon fans Ryan Stevens and Brooke-Erin Smith every other week as they discuss classic cartoons through a modern lens and celebrate everything cartoons have to offer!

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Nation of Animation is a cartoon book club podcast for all ages! Join lifelong cartoon fans Ryan Stevens and Brooke-Erin Smith every other week as they discuss classic cartoons through a modern lens and celebrate everything cartoons have to offer!

    Have You Seen This Barbarian?

    Have You Seen This Barbarian?

    Ah-ah-nimation, Nation of Animation! We are back this week and we hope you brought your lantern and pet dragons because we return to the dark ages as we revisit Dave the Barbarian! Does anyone remember this show, did they focus too much on the barbarian angle, why was this show so funny? Also, listen till the end for a little secret sneak peek of what we’ve been working on!

    If you like the show, don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe.

    Follow our bluesky @nationofanimation and our Instagram and Twitter @cartoonbookclub, and follow our hosts @thebrookesmith and @ryanwithcheese on Twitter
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    brookeerinsmith.com
    ryangstevens.com
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    Support secret projects on Venmo @nationofanimation

    BIG THANKS TO:
    Jacob Menke for our theme
    Follow them @menkemaster
    &
    Urvashi Lele for our art Learn more about Urvashi Lele's animations by visiting http://www.sirpeagreenstudios.com and follow their endeavors on instagram at @sirpeagreen and @maisonaudmi
    & a very special thanks to:
    Doug Langdale, thank you for bringing this unique experience to our tvs! 

    The State of Animation is strong like Dave!

    Episodes we talked about: 
    E11: Girlfriend/ Ned Frischman: Man of Tomorrow
    E8a: Band
    E21b: Happy Glasses

    Real World Recs:

    Brooke: The Neapolitan Novels
    Ryan: The Sympathizer on Max

    This podcast is a part of Audio Mint. If you want to follow us, check us out on Instagram(@audiomintchi) or on Facebook, at Audio Mint. If you wanna support us even more, check out our Patreon by searching Audio Mint on the app or the website!

    • 58 min
    (Story) Bible Studies

    (Story) Bible Studies

    Hallelujah, we’re back! This week we talk about something that has the animation world and Disney fans celebrating: the leaked storybibles! We talk about origins, our favorites, and ask the big questions, like, what’s a story bible again? 

    If you like the show, don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe.

    Follow our bluesky @nationofanimation and our Instagram and Twitter @cartoonbookclub, and follow our hosts @thebrookesmith and @ryanwithcheese on Twitter
    &
    brookeerinsmith.com
    ryangstevens.com
    &
    Support secret projects on Venmo @nationofanimation

    BIG THANKS TO:
    Jacob Menke for our theme
    Follow them @menkemaster
    &
    Urvashi Lele for our art Learn more about Urvashi Lele's animations by visiting http://www.sirpeagreenstudios.com and follow their endeavors on instagram at @sirpeagreen and @maisonaudmi
    & a very special thanks to:

    People who help lost media be found! 

    The State of Animation is Biblical!

    Storybibles we talked about we talked about: 
    101 Dalmatian Street
    (The Buzz On) Maggie
    Gravity Falls “Nutshell” “Series Bible”
    Brandy and Mr. Whiskers
    Real World Recs:

    Brooke: Challengers in theaters now
    Ryan: euphoria by Kendrick Lamar

    This podcast is a part of Audio Mint. If you want to follow us, check us out on Instagram(@audiomintchi) or on Facebook, at Audio Mint. If you wanna support us even more, check out our Patreon by searching Audio Mint on the app or the website !

    • 39 min
    Rocket Power, Feminism, and Storm Preparedness

    Rocket Power, Feminism, and Storm Preparedness

    This week we’re getting rad, twisted and extreme as we shred the waves of nostalgia with the power of Rocket Power! We talk about rad outfits, feminism, and conspiracy theories! Paramount plus, hit us up or fix your U.I.

    If you like the show, don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe.
    Follow our bluesky @nationofanimation and our Instagram and Twitter @cartoonbookclub, and follow our hosts @thebrookesmith and @ryanwithcheese onTwitter
    &
    brookeerinsmith.com
    ryangstevens.com
    &
    Support secret projects on Venmo @nationofanimation

    BIG THANKS TO:
    Jacob Menke for our theme
    Follow them @menkemaster
    &
    Urvashi Lele for our art Learn more about Urvashi Lele's animations by visiting http://www.sirpeagreenstudios.com and follow their endeavors on instagram at @sirpeagreen and @maisonaudmi
    & a very special thanks to:

    Klasky Csupo, again! Thanks for inviting us on these rad adventures and all the other stories produced through our childhood!

    The State of Animation is Gnarly!

    Episodes we talked about: 
    S1E6b Father's Day Off
    S1E7a Powergirl Surfers
    S1E19a Big Air Dare
    S2E18a Hurricane Maurice

    Real World Recs:

    Brooke: The Other Two on Max
    Ryan: Under the Bridge on Hulu

    This podcast is a part of Audio Mint. If you want to follow us, check us out on Instagram(@audiomintchi) or on Facebook, at Audio Mint. If you wanna support us even more, check out our Patreon by searching Audio Mint on the app or the website!

    • 58 min
    McDonaldLand Geopolitics

    McDonaldLand Geopolitics

    Badabababa, we’re watching it! This week we delve into the lost promotional media “The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald”! We’re talking about how wacky these adventures are, what the point of these promo episodes could possibly be, and Grimace’s culture! Also we’re creating worlds!

    If you like the show, don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe.

    Follow our bluesky @nationofanimation and our Instagram and Twitter @cartoonbookclub, and follow our hosts @thebrookesmith and @ryanwithcheese on Twitter
    &
    brookeerinsmith.com
    ryangstevens.com
    &
    Support secret projects on Venmo @nationofanimation

    BIG THANKS TO:
    Jacob Menke for our theme
    Follow them @menkemaster
    &
    Urvashi Lele for our art Learn more about Urvashi Lele's animations by visiting http://www.sirpeagreenstudios.com and follow their endeavors on instagram at @sirpeagreen and @maisonaudmi
    & a very special thanks to:

    Klasky Csupo! Thanks for inviting us on these wacky adventures and all the other adventures produced through our childhood!

    The State of Animation is wacky!

    Episodes we talked about: 

    The Legend of Grimace Island
    The Monster O' McDonaldland Loch

    Real World Recs:
    Brooke: Babel by R.F. Kuang
    Ryan: Are you Afraid of the Dark Universe? The Podcast

    This podcast is a part of Audio Mint. If you want to follow us, check us out on Instagram(@audiomintchi) or on Facebook, at Audio Mint. If you wanna support us even more, check out our Patreon by searching Audio Mint on the app or the website!

    • 52 min
    Great Clips from Barber Westchester

    Great Clips from Barber Westchester

    And now for something completely different! This week on Nation of Animation we are talking about the totally indie animated feature; Barber Westchester! This feature is such a treat we don't want to spoil anything because you can experience it yourself, cause it’s on YouTube! Check out the link below and you know we got that news!
    If you like the show, don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe.
    Follow our bluesky @nationofanimation and our Instagram and Twitter @cartoonbookclub, and follow our hosts @thebrookesmith and @ryanwithcheese on Twitter
    &
    brookeerinsmith.com
    ryangstevens.com

    BIG THANKS TO:
    Jacob Menke for our theme
    Follow them @menkemaster
    &
    Urvashi Lele for our art Learn more about Urvashi Lele's animations by visiting http://www.sirpeagreenstudios.com and follow their endeavors on instagram at @sirpeagreen and @maisonaudmi

    & a very special thanks to:
    Lilac for emailing us about this 
    &
    Jonni Peppers; for introducing us to Barbara, letting us know about the truth, and the Blimp fact!
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    All the Guest Artist: Emily Martinez (Planet video) Victoria Vincent (Lucky and Dorbee TV show) Benni Quintero (Beast beyond the dome) Ian Worthington (Mr. Whale TV show) Chris Kim (Silver’s advice) Yasmeen Abedifard (Bene’s advice) Mel Murakawa-White (Gerard’s advice) Frankie Tamaru (Margaret’s advice) Kelly Ficarra (Prof Lemmings’ song) Tyrell Solomon (Church paintings) Zaria Bohanon (Crowd character designs during the projection room scene) Additional character animation by Maddie Brewer, Sidney Gale, Franky Wish and Benni Quintero

    The State of Animation is idependent!

    Check out Barbara Westchester!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf46FELFk2g

    Real World Recs:
    Brooke: Star Crossed by Kasey Muskgraves
    Ryan: Blank City, Nowhere

    This podcast is a part of Audio Mint. If you want to follow us, check us out on Instagram(@audiomintchi) or on Facebook, at Audio Mint. If you wanna support us even more, check out our Patreon by searching Audio Mint on the app or the website!

    • 32 min
    Clone High Yearbook

    Clone High Yearbook

    They’re baaaack! This week we’re talking about the recently revived Clone High, but we’re talking about the original 2002 run! Did it age well? Do we still enjoy it? Will anything bad ever happen to the Kennedy’s? Only one way to find out! Also Animation News!

    If you like the show, don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe.

    Follow our bluesky @nationofanimation and our Instagram and Twitter @cartoonbookclub, and follow our hosts @thebrookesmith and @ryanwithcheese on Twitter&brookeerinsmith.comryangstevens.com

    BIG THANKS TO:

    Jacob Menke for our theme
    Follow them @menkemaster
    &
    Urvashi Lele for our art Learn more about Urvashi Lele's animations by visiting http://www.sirpeagreenstudios.com and follow their endeavors on instagram at @sirpeagreen and @maisonaudmi

    &
    Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence for bringing back these historical figures for some very special episodes.

    The State of Animation is Clone!

    Series we talked about:
    Clone High (Season 1)

    Episodes We Talked About
    S1 E3: A.D.D.: The Last 'D' is for Disorder
    S1 E5: Sleep of Faith: La Rue D'Awakening
    S1 E9: Raisin the Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts
    S1 E10: Litter Kills: Litterally

    Real World Recs:

    Brooke: The Traitors on Peacock
    Ryan: Regency Solitaire II on Steam

    This podcast is a part of Audio Mint. If you want to follow us, check us out on Instagram(@audiomintchi) or on Facebook, at Audio Mint. If you wanna support us even more, check out our Patreon by searching Audio Mint on the app or the website!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

kaitlinnorman ,

Love it

Feels like a fun, cozy hang out sesh with your best pals while listening - also loaded with interesting fun facts and witty humor!

History Doe ,

The Best Hit of Nostalgia

Easy listening! Feels like you are right in the room having a discussion with the hosts. Totally worth the listen even if you aren’t a total animation aficionado!

Beckers848 ,

Love it!

Ryan and Brooke are great! They’ve covered shows I love and shows ive never seen, but they always make it fun and worth your while!

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