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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!

    280 Netflix and Kill

    280 Netflix and Kill

    BRAND BRAND NEW EPISODE! We asked on Facebook what stories you wanted us to talk about on our return and there were some really great ones to choose from but there was one from Martin Bell that stood out to us: "What's going on with Netflix animation?"
    There's something about this topic that we keep coming back to but with the recent exiting of Phil Rynda and the layoffs which followed (we refer to this article from The Wrap quite a bit) it's back in the discussions. There's a very real situation at play with what makes us want to watch and keep watching shows in general but specifically animated offerings at Netflix versus other options on Hulu, Amazon, and elsewhere. We discuss the situation itself but use that as a springboard to talk about our viewing habits and what might be leading to our own animation series apathy. It's a fun time!
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    • 2 hr 8 min
    279 Reboot Onion

    279 Reboot Onion

    BRAND NEW EPISODE! With the "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers" (2022) movie releasing today on Disney+ here is Rob and I talking about the very first trailer that came out.
    I know, I know... not exactly fresh, but knowing what we know now about what the next trailer brought and the impending movie review we're going to do it all works out. These first episodes back to the routine were really hard to get out the door for a lot of reasons that we'll share on Patreon but there's still one more episode to release today, so enjoy our "official return" (and wonder at the splendor of 3D ROB)!
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    278 He-Men

    278 He-Men

    Here's ep 2 of our 4 ep drop today continuing with this episode from earlier this year published to Patreon (Originally uploaded Feb 19, 2022). We were releasing episodes there exclusively for the last year while dealing with some very busy times which now have cleared up and we can re-enter the fray!
    We actually recorded this "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" review episode back in Aug 2021 and then more work/life stuff happened to decide to take a break until 2022. We'll talk all about it in our next podcasts now that we're coming up for air. But fun story, when I opened it in February I remembered why it was never released... we didn't record an intro! We just couldn't get together to record one and it sat collecting dust, getting more relevant with age... that's what happens to review episodes right? 
     

    So I woke up the next morning, recorded a quick intro, finished the edit, and put it up on Patreon with a promise that more were on their way. Now you're all caught up and Rob and I have recorded 2 more new-to-everyone episodes that I'm dropping now! Enjoy

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    277 Soul and the Last Dragon

    277 Soul and the Last Dragon

    Here's the start of our 4 ep drop today starting with this episode from last year published to Patreon (Originally uploaded Aug 21, 2021). We were releasing episodes there exclusively for the last year while dealing with some very busy times which now have cleared up and we can re-enter the fray! 
    This episode we reviewed two movies now on Disney+ for anyone to watch, SOUL and RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON! Enjoy!
    Timestamps:
    16:07 SOUL

    1:04:52 RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON
     
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    • 2 hr 14 min
    276 Peeps Show

    276 Peeps Show

    Return of the Variety Show! We talk the new Space Jam and Luca trailers, Thundercats and Peeps are getting movies, and RAPID FIRE
    Timestamps:
    5:20 How You Doin?
    15:08 TRAILER TALK
    15:57 Space Jam: A New Legacy
    40:05 Luca
    47:34 ANIMATION NEWS OF THE WEEK
    48:32 Thundercats
    1:11:09 Peeps
    1:32:26 RAPID FIRE
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    275 Freaky Friday

    275 Freaky Friday

    In this episode, Stephen and Rob switch places. Both doing long time freelance and office work and now thrown into an opposite world... what did they learn?! Discussions abound!
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    • 1 hr 53 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!

GoPoshNow.com ,

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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