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Drawn: The Story of Animation

HowStuffWorks and Cartoon Network

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Drawn: The Story of Animation
Drawn: The Story of Animation

Drawn: The Story of Animation

HowStuffWorks and Cartoon Network

65
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83
Plays
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An exploration of cartoons with an insider's perspective, including show creators, voice actors, historians, animators and business leaders.

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode!

Throughout the production of Drawn, there have been so many great moments in interviews that didn't quite fit into any of our episodes, but we wanted to make sure that listeners got to hear them. So today, it's all random moments from chats with the voice actors, animators, and production staff who make some of our favorite shows and movies.

42 MIN2018 JUL 18
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Bonus Episode!

The Villains

Bad guys are integral to driving the plots of many stories, and animation is no different. But villains are as varied as heroes -- from Jafar in "Aladdin" to the Monarch in "The Venture Brothers," and everything in between. What makes the perfect villain in animation, and why do we love them so much?

33 MIN2018 JUL 11
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The Villains

Women in Animation

While most of the high-profile positions in animation have been occupied by men for decades, women have been part of animation from the beginning. How has the industry changed for women over the years, and what does the future hold?

46 MIN2018 JUL 4
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Women in Animation

The Sound Effects

Boing! Zip! Crash! The sound of animation is a character all its own. Who designs the non-music soundscape of a cartoon, and how does that work impact the final product?

32 MIN2018 JUN 27
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The Sound Effects

Music of 'Toons

Viewers may not always realize how deeply the music in a cartoon affects them. But without the score, we'd be emotionally lost. How do composers deftly handle that crucial emotional manipulation?

40 MIN2018 JUN 20
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Music of 'Toons

The Animated Future

From the Jetsons to Futurama, cartoons have long been envisioning what the world will be like in the space age. In many ways we've surpassed what animation told us to expect from technology. But animation's very existence is closely tied to technology in ways that enable that fantastic storytelling.

34 MIN2018 JUN 13
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The Animated Future

You Know, for Kids!

Cartoons have gone through a number of identity shifts in terms of their intended audience. How did a medium initially aimed at adults become such an essential part of childhood, and then blossom again as a genre full of adult-oriented content? How has animation for kids included grown-ups in the humor, and why has animation made just for adults gotten so popular?

54 MIN2018 JUN 6
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You Know, for Kids!

The Voices of Childhood

From Mel Blanc and June Foray to Tara Strong and Billy West, some of the most familiar sounds of childhood come from the mouths of rarely seen actors. Who are the people behind the voices that make us laugh, and how did they get this career?

46 MIN2018 MAY 30
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The Voices of Childhood

Cartoon Consumables

From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit candies to today's mass-market collectibles, cartoons have driven an entire industry of branded merchandise. How did it go from pez dispensers to housewares to amusement parks?

39 MIN2018 MAY 23
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Cartoon Consumables

Bugs Bunny: Culture Guide

Since 1950, kids have been learning about opera from Bugs Bunny. And he probably was the first drag performer most people can remember seeing. How did the wascally wabbit become a cultural influencer?

38 MIN2018 MAY 16
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Bugs Bunny: Culture Guide

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode!

Throughout the production of Drawn, there have been so many great moments in interviews that didn't quite fit into any of our episodes, but we wanted to make sure that listeners got to hear them. So today, it's all random moments from chats with the voice actors, animators, and production staff who make some of our favorite shows and movies.

42 MIN2018 JUL 18
Comments
Bonus Episode!

The Villains

Bad guys are integral to driving the plots of many stories, and animation is no different. But villains are as varied as heroes -- from Jafar in "Aladdin" to the Monarch in "The Venture Brothers," and everything in between. What makes the perfect villain in animation, and why do we love them so much?

33 MIN2018 JUL 11
Comments
The Villains

Women in Animation

While most of the high-profile positions in animation have been occupied by men for decades, women have been part of animation from the beginning. How has the industry changed for women over the years, and what does the future hold?

46 MIN2018 JUL 4
Comments
Women in Animation

The Sound Effects

Boing! Zip! Crash! The sound of animation is a character all its own. Who designs the non-music soundscape of a cartoon, and how does that work impact the final product?

32 MIN2018 JUN 27
Comments
The Sound Effects

Music of 'Toons

Viewers may not always realize how deeply the music in a cartoon affects them. But without the score, we'd be emotionally lost. How do composers deftly handle that crucial emotional manipulation?

40 MIN2018 JUN 20
Comments
Music of 'Toons

The Animated Future

From the Jetsons to Futurama, cartoons have long been envisioning what the world will be like in the space age. In many ways we've surpassed what animation told us to expect from technology. But animation's very existence is closely tied to technology in ways that enable that fantastic storytelling.

34 MIN2018 JUN 13
Comments
The Animated Future

You Know, for Kids!

Cartoons have gone through a number of identity shifts in terms of their intended audience. How did a medium initially aimed at adults become such an essential part of childhood, and then blossom again as a genre full of adult-oriented content? How has animation for kids included grown-ups in the humor, and why has animation made just for adults gotten so popular?

54 MIN2018 JUN 6
Comments
You Know, for Kids!

The Voices of Childhood

From Mel Blanc and June Foray to Tara Strong and Billy West, some of the most familiar sounds of childhood come from the mouths of rarely seen actors. Who are the people behind the voices that make us laugh, and how did they get this career?

46 MIN2018 MAY 30
Comments
The Voices of Childhood

Cartoon Consumables

From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit candies to today's mass-market collectibles, cartoons have driven an entire industry of branded merchandise. How did it go from pez dispensers to housewares to amusement parks?

39 MIN2018 MAY 23
Comments
Cartoon Consumables

Bugs Bunny: Culture Guide

Since 1950, kids have been learning about opera from Bugs Bunny. And he probably was the first drag performer most people can remember seeing. How did the wascally wabbit become a cultural influencer?

38 MIN2018 MAY 16
Comments
Bugs Bunny: Culture Guide

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