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A podcast that revisits, reviews, and ridicules some of the world\'s weirdest animated series.

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A podcast that revisits, reviews, and ridicules some of the world\'s weirdest animated series.

    #SeisManos Actor Vic Chao on Voicing Chiu, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Ben 10 and More

    #SeisManos Actor Vic Chao on Voicing Chiu, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Ben 10 and More

    We here on the Saturday Mourning Cartoons team are getting in on the Saturday-morning fun that the Powerhouse Animation cast and crew is having with Seis Manos. Their weekly watch parties go behind the scenes of the epic, action-packed, original animated Netflix series -- one of the best of 2019 -- to offer up trivia, bonus content, and all sorts of insider info from the actors, animators, and creative talent that brought the Mexicanime to life. One of the major players in the Seis Manos story is Vic Chao, who brings a remarkable performance, balanced between gentleness and strength, to the character and mentor figure Chiu.
    We had a chance to chat with Vic Chao ahead of this today's new watch party, which was pretty well-timed considering today's pair of episodes are rather important to Chiu's mythology. Chao spoke at length about his experiences on Seis Manos, including his audition for Castlevania that ultimately led to the role of Chiu. Additionally, Chao shared his reaction to his character's fate and confirmed that you might just hear his voice coming out of more than one character's mouth. And speaking of other characters, we touched briefly on Chaos's role as Tseng in the new Final Fantasy VII Remake and his super-secret role on an upcoming Ben 10 storyline.
    Of course, we also spared some time to talk about life in the age of the ongoing pandemic, at which point Chao encouraged our listeners to donate to your local or national food banks and diaper banks, if you are able to do so. Find out more info at the links, and read on to listen along with Chao!
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    Dave Trumbore
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrClawMD
    Buy the book 'The Science of Breaking Bad' - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/science-breaking-bad
    Sean Paul Ellis
    IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
    Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times.
    The Bureau podcast: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Comedy-Podcasts/The-Bureau-p1290704/
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    • 33 min
    #SeisManos Creators on How the Show Made Castlevania Possible

    #SeisManos Creators on How the Show Made Castlevania Possible

     
    Later today, the Powerhouse Animation cast and crew will be holding another watch-party for their epic, action-packed Mexicanime series Seis Manos. The Saturday Mourning Cartoons team wanted to get in on the Saturday-morning fun, so not only will we be re-watching the Viz Media series on Netflix again (and again and again), we're also bringing you a bit of bonus coverage for it! The creative team behind the kung fu / grindhouse / Blaxploitation mash-up series will take to social media once again to offer episode commentary to fans as they watch, along with never-before-seen content from behind the scenes, intriguing trivia, and more on the show's mythology and lore. And we were lucky enough to sit down with co-creators Brad Graeber and Alvaro Rodriguez, and co-executive producer / writer Daniel Dominguez to get even more insight on Seis Manos.
    To our surprise, the team revealed that it was Powerhouse's early creation of a fight-focused sizzle reel for Seis Manos that helped them seal the deal to be the animation studio for Castlevania. And it was the success of Castlevania that gave Powerhouse the clout to go ahead with their first original production, Seis Manos. That's just one of the many examples of the fates aligning for the studio in their attempt to bring this incredibly rich, diverse, and uniquely compelling story to folks around the world. Graeber, Rodriguez, and Dominguez were also quick to thank their fanbase who have shown support online, at cons, and through sharing Seis Manos with their friends and followers. We even get a tease for potential sequel seasons and a tip or two on what to do to make sure we get to see more Seis Manos in the future.
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    Want to find our cohosts online?
    Dave Trumbore
    collider.com/author/dave-trumbore
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrClawMD
    Buy the book 'The Science of Breaking Bad' - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/science-breaking-bad
    Sean Paul Ellis
    IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
    Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times.
    The Bureau podcast: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Comedy-Podcasts/The-Bureau-p1290704/
    If you are digging our show and want to help you out, then you can do so in the following ways:
    1. Recommend a cartoon to us:
    Call us and leave a message at 202-681-4406. If you call then we will 100% review you recommendations if we haven't watched the cartoon yet.
    2. Leave a review on iTunes with the following message titled "Time to get ...“ with the review, “Stupefied."
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    • 50 min
    Rob Paulsen on the #Animaniacs Reboot and Surviving Cancer

    Rob Paulsen on the #Animaniacs Reboot and Surviving Cancer

    There's a good chance you'll know Rob Paulsen's voice when you hear it. Be it Raphael in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series or Donatello in the 2012 version, the iconic Warner Bros. mascot Yakko Warner from Animaniacs or the hit character Pinky from the super successful spin-off series Pinky and the Brain, Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, or one of any of his nearly 1,300 roles, Paulsen has been honing his voice-acting craft for 40 years and continues to go strong today. His iconic characters from Animaniacs are due for another go-round this fall with Steven Spielberg's reboot of the series on Hulu, but Paulsen has plenty of other reasons to celebrate.
    I had a chance to chat with Paulsen as part of our ongoing Saturday Mourning Cartoons interview series. We talked about the upcoming new series and what it was like to reunite with the returning cast and crew, along with newcomers to the title, plus the musical roadshow Animaniacs in Concert. We also chatted about his battle with throat cancer and his position as the 2020 spokesperson for the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance's Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Program. All of those stories and more are also available to read at your leisure in Paulsen's recently published memoir, "Voice Lessons: How a Couple of Ninja Turtles, Pinky, and an Animaniac Saved My Life." Be sure to check out those links for more on the advocacy program and Paulsen's publication, and follow along with Paulsen himself on Twitter, Instagram, and at his podcast, Talkin' Toons.
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    Want to find our cohosts online?
    Dave Trumbore
    collider.com/author/dave-trumbore
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrClawMD
    Buy the book 'The Science of Breaking Bad' - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/science-breaking-bad
    Sean Paul Ellis
    IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
    Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times.
    The Bureau podcast: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Comedy-Podcasts/The-Bureau-p1290704/
    If you are digging our show and want to help you out, then you can do so in the following ways:
    1. Recommend a cartoon to us:
    Call us and leave a message at 202-681-4406. If you call then we will 100% review you recommendations if we haven't watched the cartoon yet.
    2. Leave a review on iTunes with the following message titled "Hellooooooo“ with the review, “Nurse!"
    3. Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SaturdayMourningCartoons/
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    'She-Ra' Season 5 Spoilers Discussion with Noelle Stevenson

    'She-Ra' Season 5 Spoilers Discussion with Noelle Stevenson

    If you haven't caught up with the latest (and final) season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix, you might want to do so before listening to our latest chat with showrunner Noelle Stevenson. We recently brought you a Season 5 interview with Stevenson to tease the adventures of Adora & co. in this final batch of episodes, along with high praise for star Keston John as the many voices of The Horde. But now, in our continuing series of interviews through our animation-focused podcast Saturday Mourning Cartoons, we chat with Stevenson one last time to break down spoilers from the excellent and emotionally satisfying Season 5.
    In this all-too-brief conversation, Stevenson talked about the very special tattoo that she and members of the crew got as a memento of their time on the show and what it means within the lore of She-Ra. We also discussed the many complicated relationships between the characters, be they parent-child dynamics, teacher-student pairings, or romantic entanglements. There's a lot of emotional payoff at the end of She-Ra, something that all five seasons have been building towards, but the crowning achievement of all of this strife and drama is the final resolution for CatrAdora, which plays out beautifully in the finale. Stevenson addresses all of that and more, so we invite you to listen and read along!
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    Want to find our cohosts online?
    Dave Trumbore
    collider.com/author/dave-trumbore
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrClawMD
    Buy the book 'The Science of Breaking Bad' - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/science-breaking-bad
    Sean Paul Ellis
    IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
    Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times.
    The Bureau podcast: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Comedy-Podcasts/The-Bureau-p1290704/
    If you are digging our show and want to help you out, then you can do so in the following ways:
    1. Recommend a cartoon to us:
    Call us and leave a message at 202-681-4406. If you call then we will 100% review you recommendations if we haven't watched the cartoon yet.
    2. Leave a review on iTunes with the following message titled "On the edge of greatness,“ with the review, “Turning darkness to light!"
    3. Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SaturdayMourningCartoons/
    4. Follow us on twitter @MourningToons
    5. Check us out on Instagram @SaturdayMourningCartoons

    • 12 min
    'She-Ra' Showrunner Noelle Stevenson on Season 5, Adora, and The Horde

    'She-Ra' Showrunner Noelle Stevenson on Season 5, Adora, and The Horde

    With the fifth and final season of 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' now on Netflix, we had a chance to chat with showrunner Noelle Stevenson about the all-new adventures streaming today. Stevenson talked about the show's production process and whether or not it was affected at all by the ongoing global pandemic. Regarding the show itself, we talked about Adora's arc this season and in the series overall. Stevenson teased the ultimate resolution of Adora's story, the epic conclusion of the series, and praised the fantastic voice performances of Keston John as the many faces of The Horde. Listen in, and stay tuned for Part 2 of our talk once you've had a chance to check out Season 5!
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    Support the Show through Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/saturdaymourningcartoons
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    Want to find our cohosts online?
    Dave Trumbore
    collider.com/author/dave-trumbore
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrClawMD
    Buy the book 'The Science of Breaking Bad' - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/science-breaking-bad
    Sean Paul Ellis
    IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
    Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times.
    The Bureau podcast: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Comedy-Podcasts/The-Bureau-p1290704/
    If you are digging our show and want to help you out, then you can do so in the following ways:
    1. Recommend a cartoon to us:
    Call us and leave a message at 202-681-4406. If you call then we will 100% review you recommendations if we haven't watched the cartoon yet.
    2. Leave a review on iTunes with the following message titled "On the edge of greatness,“ with the review, “Turning darkness to light!"
    3. Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SaturdayMourningCartoons/
    4. Follow us on twitter @MourningToons
    5. Check us out on Instagram @SaturdayMourningCartoons

    • 16 min
    'The Shivering Truth' Season 2 Interview with Cat Solen

    'The Shivering Truth' Season 2 Interview with Cat Solen

    Adult Swim's haunting yet thought-provoking stop-motion series 'The Shivering Truth' returns for Season 2. To celebrate that fact, we had a chance to chat with director/executive producer Cat Solen in a unique interview experience. We stepped into the simulated world of Second Life to carry out the interview in a uniquely designed venue tailormade for the series itself. Be sure to check out the video!
    During this interview, Solen talked about creator Vernon Chatman's creative process and how they work together to bring his ideas to the screen, the particular challenges and creative rewards posed by stop-motion animation, the incredible work of their entire team from concept to execution, and just which effects sequences were the hardest to pull off. Plus, Solen shares her thoughts on Season 2 and what she wants audiences to get out of the experience.
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    Support the Show through Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/saturdaymourningcartoons
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    Want to find our cohosts online?
    Dave Trumbore
    collider.com/author/dave-trumbore
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrClawMD
    Buy the book 'The Science of Breaking Bad' - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/science-breaking-bad
    Sean Paul Ellis
    IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
    Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times.
    The Bureau podcast: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Comedy-Podcasts/The-Bureau-p1290704/
    If you are digging our show and want to help you out, then you can do so in the following ways:
    1. Recommend a cartoon to us:
    Call us and leave a message at 202-681-4406. If you call then we will 100% review you recommendations if we haven't watched the cartoon yet.
    2. Leave a review on iTunes with the following message titled "Don't wake the ants,“ with the review, “They're dreaming out universe."
    3. Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SaturdayMourningCartoons/
    4. Follow us on twitter @MourningToons
    5. Check us out on Instagram @SaturdayMourningCartoons

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Emmo213 ,

Disappointed

I tried to like this podcast but after sloughing through 2 hours of them crapping on cartoon classics I just couldn't continue. I get it, you're above simply enjoying a cartoon, but you don't have to try and wreck it for everybody else. There are some things in life that don't need to be analyzed to death, and I've since realized that two people spending over an hour analyzing a 25 minute children cartoon is definitely not something the world needs.

Los - Be Kind and Rewind ,

Nostalgic Overload!!!

Just when I thought I knew everything about Saturday Morning Cartoons. These guys get my nostalgia juices flowing talking about these obscure cartoon shows thinking I was the only one who watched them! Tuning in for more!

WranglerGenes ,

Fantastic Show

I'll keep this short and to the point.

-the hosts/guest hosts are funny or at least enjoyable
-they stick to the subject matter
-they talk about some seriously obscure stuff when it comes to 80s cartoons
-episodes are a good length
-no ads for ZipRecruiter, Stamps.com, Audible, Ring Video Doorbell... no ads at all except promotions for the hosts

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