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
110 - The Breadwinner
Some years the category of Best Animated Feature has some “Also Rans” – The Breadwinner is more than just an Also Ran this year! This feature from Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) is now on Netflix and will have you up late crying your heart out in the dark. Why is The Breadwinner so great? How can middle-grade fiction be grown up? Why did it have to run against Coco this year?? How did an animated movie about the Taliban in Afghanistan not attract more viewers in theaters? How can different animation styles help you differentiate between a story-within-a-story and the main plot? What is Cartoon Saloon doing with design and cinematography in animated features that’s so groundbreaking and intriguing? How can props be used to convey suspense and stakes subtly? What is a movie moral for kids? Why didn’t Mackenzie watch Song of the Sea when he had the chance?
The Breadwinner - Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p64O8KAHHaQ
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Breadwinner_(novel)
The Breadwinner - Telling the Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNvTCPT5CI4
The Breadwinner - An Introduction to the Animation Process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtRM8f-mCTk
The Secret of Kells - Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi8sInU1pHo
Song of the Sea - Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgbXWt8kM5Q
The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conference_of_the_Birds