Writers Get Animated
About This Show
A podcast about storytelling and Animation.
Ever wonder what it would be like to write for a hit Saturday morning cartoon show? So do we! Chris Leyva and Mackenzie Worrall get worked up about the dramatic workings of animated television. It’s a nerdy English major’s version of Saturday morning cartoons.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 075 - The Simpsons Begin
7 days ago
In this week’s episode, Chris and Mackenzie talk about the very first Simpsons episodes! The ones before the first premiere season premiere. Yeah, we’re going that far back. A whole 30 years, Marty! We mean, Listeners! What parts of The Simpsons haven’t changed in 30 years? And when America’s favorite family has changed, why did they change?
Is there anything interesting about turning 30? Are you younger than the Simpsons shorts on the Tracey Ullman Show? What’s the difference between a short and an episode? Can Chris say the word ‘shouts’? What is the best Simpsons short? Do the design eras of The Simpsons line up with any storytelling eras? Whatever happened to Spider-pig? How much is Zoidberg’s sandwich stock worth these days?
History of The Simpsons – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_The_Simpsons
The Simpsons Shorts – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons_shorts
The Tracey Ullman Show – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tracey_Ullman_Show
Life in Hell
13 of the Best “Life in Hell” Comics by Matt Groening – https://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/13-of-the-best-life-in-hell-comics-by-matt-groen?utm_term=.glajDWxV7#.qtvOXqMPB
Types of Sketches – http://edtoolisblog.tumblr.com/post/52894906491/types-of-sketches-or-scenes-2
‘Leap’ in the Merriam-Webster dictionary – https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leap