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5 Awesome Animation Podcasts to Jumpstart 2020!

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  • Posted by Rhya Tamasauskas on January 13 2020

The start of the new year always brings renewed energy and focus. And if you've made it part of your 2020 resolutions to carve out more time for both personal and professional creative development, then we've got just the thing to help get you motivated!

We find that a great and convenient way to fuel your creative passions, get inspired and stay informed on all the new software and techniques in the industry is by zoning in on some informative and entertaining podcasts.

We’ve pulled together a killer starter pack of animation podcasts to help you jumpstart your creativity, and amp up the start of this new decade.

Whether you're looking for a little something to tune into on your daily commute, while you're working away on your latest project, looking to hear about the animation process from industry pros or just be entertained, this list is has it all.

Take a scroll through and be sure to add your own favourites in the comments below:

1. DRAWN: The Story of Animation

A studio favourite, the DRAWN podcast, hosted by Holly Frey, is a must have for all animation lovers featuring great interviews with various industry heavyweights and discussing a wide and fun range of topics like The Villains of animation, Music of 'Toons, and How Cartoons Get Made, to name but a few.

2. Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast provides an entertaining and educational look at animation. Tom Bancroft and Tony Bancroft, two ex-Disney animators, discuss the art and business of animation with some of the industries biggest talents from Glen Keane to Brad Bird to Don Hahn.

3. Nick Animation Podcast

Hosted by Hector Navarro, the Nick Animation Podcast takes you behind the scenes and into the brains of some of the animation creators, artists and voice talents of Nickelodeon shows. 

4. The Animation Podcast

This series was set up by an animator Clay Kaytis whose credits include Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph and Frozen! And, although no new episodes are being created, the series features some notable interviews with animation legends Glen Keane and Ray Harryhausen and other creatives that Clay has worked with in the past.

5. Chris Oatley's The Visual Storytelling Podcast

Hosted by Chris Oatley, the Visual Storytelling Podcast features great advice for artists and writers alike who wish to improve their visual storytelling skills. And also offers up some helpful tips for dealing with creative roadblocks, like anxiety or fear of failing.

You can also check out more from Chris on his YouTube channel which includes The Oatley Academy ArtCast series which features artistic insight and career advice from the most inspiring voices in Animation, Games, Comics, Illustration and Children's Books.

Rhya Tamasauskas

Marketing Director, Social Media and Corporate Communications

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