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Join Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson, Laura-Beth Cowley and guests for Skwigly's animation podcasts, where interviews with world famous industry legends and skilled craftspeople go alongside cheery conversations about the world of animation. You can select from our sub-categories: Skwigly Film Club, Intimate Animation, Independent Animation and the main Skwigly Animation Podcast.

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Join Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson, Laura-Beth Cowley and guests for Skwigly's animation podcasts, where interviews with world famous industry legends and skilled craftspeople go alongside cheery conversations about the world of animation. You can select from our sub-categories: Skwigly Film Club, Intimate Animation, Independent Animation and the main Skwigly Animation Podcast.

    Skwigly Film Club 13 - James and the Giant Peach

    Skwigly Film Club 13 - James and the Giant Peach

    Presenting episode 13 of the Skwigly Animation Film Club!

    In our thirteenth episode we're joined by guest Joseph Wallace as we press play on Henry Selick's 1996 stop-motion feature film adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic "James and the Giant Peach".

    Presented by Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson, Laura-Beth Cowley and Joseph Wallace
    Produced by Ben Mitchell

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Skwigly Film Club 12 - Isle of Dogs

    Skwigly Film Club 12 - Isle of Dogs

    Presenting episode 12 of the Skwigly Animation Film Club!

    In our twelfth episode we press play on Wes Anderson's stop-motion feature film "Isle of Dogs", released in 2018.
    For more on the making of the film check out some of our interviews with the filmmaking talents in episode 80 of the Skwigly Animation Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/skwigly/skwigly-podcast-80

    Presented by Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson and Laura-Beth Cowley
    Produced by Ben Mitchell

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Skwigly Film Club 11 - Chicken Run

    Skwigly Film Club 11 - Chicken Run

    Presenting episode 11 of the Skwigly Animation Film Club!

    In our eleventh episode we press play on Aardman's first full-length stop-motion feature film "Chicken Run", directed by Nick Park and Peter Lord and released in 2000.

    Presented by Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson and Laura-Beth Cowley
    Produced by Ben Mitchell

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Intimate Animation 3-05 (12/06/2020) - Michaela Mihályi & David Štumpf

    Intimate Animation 3-05 (12/06/2020) - Michaela Mihályi & David Štumpf

    Presenting the fifth episode of 'Intimate Animation' season 3, brought to you by the online animation magazine skwigly.com

    Join Skwigly's Ben Mitchell and Laura-Beth Cowley as they explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animation that deals with adult themes of love, relationships and sexuality.

    In this episode we meet Prague-based directorial duo Michaela Mihályi and David Štumpf, whose recent short 'SH_T HAPPENS' produced by BFilm, FAMU and Bagan Film has screened to much enthusiasm and acclaim around the world at events including Sundance, Clermont Ferrand, LIAF and Anima Brussels.

    Also discussed in this episode: Laura-Beth's recent experience animating about the taboos of womanhood for Calling The Shots, the unexpected revival of 'Tuca & Bertie', the long-overdue progressiveness of Pixar's 'Out' and love'n'sex-themed short film highlights from the recent online edition of ITFS Stuttgart.

    Presented by Ben Mitchell and Laura-Beth Cowley
    Interview conducted by Laura-Beth Cowley
    Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Skwigly Film Club 10 - The BFG

    Skwigly Film Club 10 - The BFG

    Presenting episode 10 of the Skwigly Animation Film Club!

    In our tenth episode we press play on the 1989 feature film adaptation of Roald Dahl's "The BFG", directed by Brian Cosgrove.

    Presented by Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson and Laura-Beth Cowley
    Produced by Ben Mitchell

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Skwigly Film Club 09 - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    Skwigly Film Club 09 - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    Presenting episode 9 of the Skwigly Animation Film Club!

    In our ninth episode we press play on the 1999 feature film "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" directed by Trey Parker.

    Presented by Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson and Laura-Beth Cowley
    Produced by Ben Mitchell

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

DudeMeBruh ,

Here's Hoping for Many More Episodes to Come!

Great banter between two witty co-hosts, keeping listeners informed of the latest developments in worldwide (not just mainstream Hollywood) animated film. Providing near-constant, on-the-ground coverage of many of the biggest European animation festivals, they consistently manage to score interviews with established industry giants (Glen Keane, Bill Plympton, Joanna Quinn, etc.) as well as up-and-coming indie talent. In addition, listeners are treated to their day-to-day adventures, and mishaps, being two young filmmakers themselves, successfully navigating the world of freelance/indie animation. Exciting, funny, and well-produced, it's always a thrill to see when a new episode has dropped. Even if you aren't directly involved in the industry yourself, Ben and Steve make one feel like an insider, privy to all sorts of behind the scenes info and the latest developments.

jr.holman ,

Love it so much i wish it was weekly!!

This is an amazing podcast!! Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell are two well informed animators as well as interviewers. I love what they have to say because it is not just about British animation or the animation that they are producing. They are very knowledgable about animation, animation tecniques, and have a great chemistry with their interviewees. They can banter with eachother and head off on tangents but it is never a dull moment with these two. I just wish it was a weekly podcast as opposed to a monthly one.

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