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This show is about everything animation: weekly news stories, reviews, interviews with professionals and indie creators, etc. We also have fan-art contests, play trivia, do character skits and a ton of other community interaction... because entertainment! I'm Stephen Brooks and I run Rubber Onion, a boutique studio that creates hand-drawn animation, and am the author of 'Tradigital Animate CC: 12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Animate.' My best friend and fellow animator, Rob Yulfo, joins me for this weekly podcast. Imagine going out for drinks with a group of animators after work and merge that with a variety show which has some educational segments... that's the RubberOnion Animation Podcast. Enjoy and say Hi!

RubberOnion Animation Podcast Stephen Brooks

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    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

This show is about everything animation: weekly news stories, reviews, interviews with professionals and indie creators, etc. We also have fan-art contests, play trivia, do character skits and a ton of other community interaction... because entertainment! I'm Stephen Brooks and I run Rubber Onion, a boutique studio that creates hand-drawn animation, and am the author of 'Tradigital Animate CC: 12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Animate.' My best friend and fellow animator, Rob Yulfo, joins me for this weekly podcast. Imagine going out for drinks with a group of animators after work and merge that with a variety show which has some educational segments... that's the RubberOnion Animation Podcast. Enjoy and say Hi!

    295 10 Year Anniversary

    295 10 Year Anniversary

    Had a great time celebrating and chatting about the last 10 years of us doing this little ol' podcast on a live show with Patrons in chat... sampling many bourbons and rye in our collection. The actual anniversary is Oct 19th and we did in fact record on this day! I put timestamps down for this one since it's a three-hour show to make it easier to move about the episode but if you want the true experience just listen to it straight through and listen to Rob and my speech get slower and slurrier as the episode goes on, it's a delight. Cheers to 10 years!
     
    Timestamps:
    9:14.......... How did this all start 22:28....... Our favorite episode titles 41:23........ The first year of the podcast 57:53....... "The Hundreds" 1:05:21...... Our favorite segments 1:15:33...... Failed and dropped bits 1:40:58..... 2017 2:03:30..... Episode count by year 2:05:29..... Wishlist and future plans 2:11:44....... Hot cocoa shows 2:28:10...... Production of the show 2:43:51...... Chat 2:51:15....... Outro

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    294 Morning Zoom

    294 Morning Zoom

    Second day in a row of new podcast episode! We talk about the overlooked beginning of VFX Unions, Vivienne Medrano's Amazon Prime debut with "Hazbin Hotel," and of course the upcoming Procreate Dreams.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    293 Tiny Mermaid

    293 Tiny Mermaid

    Tiny Toons Looniversity and The Little Mermaid 2023. We didn't like either one of them. But it's a fun listen anyway!


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    292 TMNT Mutant Mayhem Review

    292 TMNT Mutant Mayhem Review

    The time has come. We review a new TMNT movie! This is a clean review with spoilers saved for the end of the show. Obviously we talk about the story, style, acting and animation... but we also address the comparisons to Spider-Verse and more importantly what this all means for the future of animation as we see it today. Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    291 Summer Ketchup

    291 Summer Ketchup

    There is so much going on in the industry right now that we couldn't just stick to one topic because everything is pretty tangled up. So while we do bring up things like the AI open credits of Secret Invasion, the movie Nimona, the series reboot/new season of Clone High, Mushka and I'm Hip animated shorts from Disney vets, and other stories... we also thread it with discussions on the current strike (recorded before SAG-AFTRA made theirs official), state of streaming and jobs, what is happening to theater attendance, and also a bunch of other things.
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    290 Across the Spider-Verse Review

    290 Across the Spider-Verse Review

    This is a perfectly PG review with no spoilers that aren't in trailers. We mostly talk about story competence and satisfaction and of course the style and animation. Enjoy! (and then go see it for yourself if you haven't already!)

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    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

goomba478 ,

Best Animation Podcast I Know

I originally learned about Stephen from his YouTube tutorials and learned a lot of tips on creating animated shorts. The podcast features amazing buddy chemistry, lots of laughs and tons of inside information on the animation world. Regularly features thoughtful discussion of life topics, work ethic and really inspiring interviews too.

Come for the podcast and stay for the monthly animation battles!

richmoneer ,

Sequel

We need a sequel to Song of the sea. There were way too many unanswered questions, cliff hangers and too much potential for them to stop at one movie, believe me!

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Fantastic podcast that will make you laugh & be inspired

I'm not an animator but i love listening to Stephen & Rob. Their podcasts are just wonderful. I love how they make me laugh with their conversations and sometimes it's just random. I also love the interviews with great animators that they do. It's very inspiring.

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