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 Ian, as they explore the history of animation from shorts to features, from hand-drawn to stop-motion to CG!
Most Recent Episode
Ep 28 - Tom and Jerry 4-Pack: 1943-1946
2 days ago
[Content advisory: some profanity, some sexual content, many wild tangents]
As we set our sights on four consecutive years of Academy Award-winning "Tom and Jerry" shorts, we felt it necessary to bring in our fourth musketeer. Ian returns as a guest Bestie as we examine cartoon violence and related childhood injuries, the predator/prey dynamic in animation, and whether there's any grand animation lessons we can take from these cartoons.
Plus, we draw tangents to Mad Max, Westworld, Junior, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Heart of Darkness, historical code words, and conspiracy theories! And, as is tradition for an Ian episode, we cut a lot of material, but managed to leave some things in. A classic all-over-the-place episode if ever there was one!
Bonus nonsense after the outro! We cut a bunch of stuff, remember?
[Outro: "Hikari (PLANITb Remix)" - Hikaru Utada]