Animation is the Best
About This Show
Welcome to Animation is the Best: a fan's guide to humanity's most important art form! Join Greg J. Hansen and his besties, Kathryn and Mikael, as they explore the history of animation from shorts to features, from hand-drawn to stop-motion to CG!
Most Recent Episode
Ep 33 - Dumbo
5 days ago
[Content advisory - language, historical racial topics]
Have you ever seen an elephant fly? We have, because we just watched the fourth Disney feature, Dumbo! We'll discuss the film's production, working on a limited budget, trying to make something more audience-accessible, and coping with a strike and industry-wide unionization that rattled the Disney enterprise! Plus, we're surprised at how accidentally progressive this film is about some things (but definitely not progressive about others).
We'll also examine the Cinematic Scale of Emotional Wreckfulness, discuss living under the shadow of DC television series, talk about Disney sequels, and the Instagram sensation of Segovia Amil! Plus, we fan-cast Tim Burton's upcoming live-action Dumbo remake.
Behind the scenes tidbit: part of this episode was recorded after the fact, then surgically amended! Can you guess where!?
[Outro: "Pink Elephants on Parade" - Dreadful Children]