25 episodes

The primary mission is to inspect animation and, whenever possible, illuminate the black and brown people and characters that make these shows possible. In each episode of Toon Lore Done Right (TLDR), host Dave the Tutor takes a film, tv show, character, or concept in animation to give you a brief yet detailed history on it. As a blerd, anime fan and student of all things animation Dave sparks discussion while giving his personal insight in this bi-weekly show.
Available on every major podcasting platform and Audea.io. You may also follow the podcast on instagram and twitter at ToonloreDR. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/toonloredr/support

Toon Lore Done Right: A Black cartoon, anime and animation podcast David Hughes

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The primary mission is to inspect animation and, whenever possible, illuminate the black and brown people and characters that make these shows possible. In each episode of Toon Lore Done Right (TLDR), host Dave the Tutor takes a film, tv show, character, or concept in animation to give you a brief yet detailed history on it. As a blerd, anime fan and student of all things animation Dave sparks discussion while giving his personal insight in this bi-weekly show.
Available on every major podcasting platform and Audea.io. You may also follow the podcast on instagram and twitter at ToonloreDR. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/toonloredr/support

    Dragon Ball and Beyond: My tribute to Akira Toriyama the legend

    Dragon Ball and Beyond: My tribute to Akira Toriyama the legend

    Hey there, it's been a while, hasn't it? I know I've been on a bit of a hiatus from the podcast, and I'm not fully back yet, but I couldn't let this moment pass without sharing something that's been weighing heavily on my heart. You see, recently we lost a true legend in the world of manga: Akira Toriyama. His passing hit me hard, harder than I expected, and I knew I had to take a moment to honor his memory.



    So, here I am, no scripts, no rehearsing, just me talking straight from the heart. This episode might be a bit rough around the edges, but I couldn't let this sensitive time slip by without expressing how much Toriyama's work has meant to me over the years. From Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball z, Dragon Ball Super, Sand Land, Dragon Quest and even GT, his creations have helped shaped my life and influenced my love for storytelling in ways I can't fully express. In fact it was my love for Dragon ball z that pushed me to even start podcasting!



    Recording this episode has been tough, to say the least. There's a heaviness in my chest as I speak, knowing that Toriyama's absence will be felt deeply in the world of manga. But amidst the sadness, I find solace in the fact that his legacy lives on through his incredible body of work. So here's to you, Akira Toriyama, thank you for everything. Your impact will never be forgotten.



    Music:

    Artist - Josh Kramer

    Song - Malinconia

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    • 5 min
    Holiday Special: Rudolph vs Santa, my top 3 stop motion classics

    Holiday Special: Rudolph vs Santa, my top 3 stop motion classics

    For years I have enjoyed classic animation specials from one of the early masters of stop motion.  From Rudolph to Santa the Rankin Bass holiday films have always been a staple in my movie line up. From its charming style to its awesome music, join me as I celebrate more than a half century of great work. 

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    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ToonLoreDR 

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    Twitter: @ToonLoreDR 

    Instagram: @ToonLoreDR

    Facebook: Facebook.com/toonlore

    Follow my blog where I sometimes post things at Welcome students of toon history | I'm a student of toon history, come discover with me (wordpress.com)



    Extra links:

    The Boxtrolls Behind the Scenes - Time Lapse End Credits (2014) - Stop-Motion Animated Movie HD - YouTube



    FATMAN Trailer (2020) Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Thriller Movie - YouTube


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    • 16 min
    Justice League the Animated Series 20th anniversary

    Justice League the Animated Series 20th anniversary

    Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right! Today, Dave the Tutor dives into the wonderful history of Justice League the animated series.  Driven by creative minds like Bruce Timm and the late great Dwayne McDuffie, see how they and the voice talent really brought this classic show to life. With characters like superman, batman, wonder woman, martian man hunter, hawk girl and john stewart green lantern, its difficult to think that this show ever had its struggles.  But we see that writing for such an iconic team can be difficult even for the people who had already successfully launched the Batman, superman, batman beyond and static shock animated series. 

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    Twitter: @ToonLoreDR 

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    Facebook: Facebook.com/toonlore

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    Extra links:

    Justice League declassified panel discussion: Justice League Declassified - YouTube

    Black light - Nerding out with Chelsea:

    instagram: @nerdingoutwithchelsea

    Website: nerdingoutwithchelsea | Beacons mobile website


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    • 17 min
    Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Anime classic of science, morality and faith

    Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Anime classic of science, morality and faith

    Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right!

    You can call me Dave the Tutor and today I will be tackling Anime for the first time on the show, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood! Well almost first, I did already do Cannon Busters, which was made by an African American man who has experience working in anime studios. At any rate, on this episode we dive into the dark, philosophical and action packed world of FMAB.  Full Metal Alchemist is one of those anime, along with Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop, that just has a way of connecting to traditionally non-anime watchers.  FMAB takes us through an emotional journey of love, loss and sacrifice as the Elric brothers try to find the fabled philosophers stone! As we talk about there themes let's find out if you should skip it, try it, watch it or binge it!

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    Twitter: @ToonLoreDR

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    Black light:

    Sean Tate

    Instagram - @Seantate_seanime

    Shirt designs - Happy 2nd Birthday To Us! - Blerd 

    Extra links:

    The Philosophy of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Wisecrack Edition - YouTube

    Alchemy - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Narration - YouTube




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    • 28 min
    The Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy - Cartoon Network / HBO Max

    The Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy - Cartoon Network / HBO Max

    Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right!

    You can call me Dave the Tutor and today I have something special! On this episode we dive into the weird, the dark and the funny Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy.  I have the pleasure of working with guest and substitute teacher Deanna and long time listeners will recognize her voice.  She is the host of the Loose Change podcast and all around 90's cartoon fan. Billy and Mandy was Created by Maxwell Adams and this classic cartoon cartoon brings forth some memorable characters and hilarious moments. It's dark tone made it a stand out hit in the hay-day of Cartoon Network, so let's find out if you should skip it, try it, watch it or binge it!



    Be sure to follow me on the socials and leave a review!



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    Extra links:

    Black light - DeAndra Hodge @deandrahodge on instagram and her website is www.deandrahodge.com 

    Billy and Mandy in" Trepanation of the skull and you

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVTyJ3Yecx0

    Cartoon Cartoon bumpers:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpUHw2SGtzM 

    Billy - Destroy us all:

    https://youtu.be/3vPgClUlERc?t=54 

    In my head podcast:

    https://youtu.be/6NCWULVMosg?t=139


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    • 23 min
    Duck Tales (2017) - Is it an instant classic?

    Duck Tales (2017) - Is it an instant classic?

    Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right!

    You can call me Dave the Tutor and today I have something special! Today we are going to dive into one of my favorite shows of recent history, 2017's Duck Tales.  A masterclass in how to reboot a series, this show is peak Disney animation in so many ways.

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    Extra links:

    Character Design references: Art of DuckTales (2017) (characterdesignreferences.com)

    Hullabaloo short film: Hullabaloo Steampunk animated film | Indiegogo

    Hey Hire us! Hey, Hire Us! (podbean.com)

    Seaniccus: Seaniccus - YouTube


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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Ray-Lolo ,

Great Podcast!!

My friend and I just listened to your podcast. We love it a lot. For most of the episodes you posted I’ve already watched the series, but it’s really cool to hear insiders and learn new things about the series (my favorite episodes so far are Kipo, Avatar the Last Airbender and Hair Love). I just wanted to say that we really enjoy what you’re doing and we can’t wait for the next episode!!

SaBooDa ,

Great show with a BPOV

I love the detail that the show goes into and I love that it has a black point of view.

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