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February 15, 2019  

132 - The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: The First Podcast

Everything can still be awesome! We’re deconstructing The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part! How did the creators build on what came before? How did all the pieces come together? How much Unikitty is too much? How much have you studied your Pratt-ology? Are you into Gotham City Guys? This one’s for you!

 

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February 1, 2019  

131 - Hilda and Adaptation

What changes can happen to a work of art as it's adapted into another form? We explore adaptation by using one of our favorite, new shows from 2018: Hilda! How does the Netflix series differ from the graphic novel by Luke Pearson? How does time change between tv and the panels of a graphic novel? We're excited to earn our Sparrow Scouts "Literary Analysis" Badges with this one!

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January 18, 2019  

130 - Voltron’s End

The paladins of Voltron are bidding farewell, and we’re saying our goodbyes. We see how the series finale delivers on the promises set up by the very first episode! How does it fulfill or subvert expectations? Who is the main character of the series? Who should be the final big bad? What are the stakes?

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January 4, 2019  

129 - Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Let’s go Into the Spider-Verse! Chris and Mackenzie reassemble the Spider-Panel and bring Adam Caudill and Megan Patrick back to discuss Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. What makes this Spider-Man movie different from all other Spider-Man movies? How did this film celebrate what came before, but still push the boundaries?

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  • ‘If It’s Not Broke, Break It’: Sony Imageworks’ Renegade Approach To ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ https://buff.ly/2Ccj1cX
  • Interview: 'Into the Spider-Verse' Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller Talk Spider-Man, Stan Lee and Reinventing the Comic Book Movie https://buff.ly/2F6vHnl

 

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December 21, 2018  

128 - A Very Special Hanukkah Special

Welcome to the Writers Get Animated annual Very Special Christmas Special Christmas Special! This year, we talk about Hannukah for Christmas! We could’ve talked about Futurama’s Hanukkah Zombie or An American Tale. But no. For your aural pleasure, we’re talking about Eight Crazy Nights, rounded out with the true meaning of Hanukkah brought to us by the Rugrats.

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December 8, 2018  

127 - Ralph Breaks The Internet

We’re gonna deconstruct it! Wreck-It Ralph is back, and Chris and Mackenzie log on to figure out what makes this new movie work! How do you present a world that’s made up of conceptual objects? How do you make character journeys resonate? Why are Disney Princesses in this film (They need to be!)?

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November 23, 2018  

126 - The Grinch (2018)

The original “Mean One” is back! The Grinch! Chris and Mackenzie look at what’s changed in the Grinch’s story this time. What makes the Grinch the Grinch? Why does the Grinch steal Christmas this time? And why do we want more Grinch?

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November 9, 2018  

125 - The Best New Animated Shows Of 2018!

Another year, another wave of new animated shows! It’s time for the Writers Get Animated review of what you should be watching! Chris and Mackenzie run through the shows for young audiences, for all audiences, and for adults. Did they mention your new favorites?

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October 26, 2018  

124 - Canon In D(isney) Part VII: Modern Disney in Bolt and Frozen

Chris and Mackenzie have made it to the (current) end of our exploration of the Disney animated canon! What do we call it? The Disney New Renaissance? The Disney Enlightenment? Whatever we call it, it’s good. Very good. Chris and Mackenzie use Bolt and Forzen to see what makes this time in Disney history so exceptional. How do you reinvent yourself? What does it mean to really focus on character transformations? How do you subvert expectations and yet payoff expectations? And the most important question: Can we work for Disney now? Other Parts of Canon in Disney Canon In D(isney) Part I: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs https://buff.ly/2Sm9Ywf Canon In D(isney) Part II: No-So-Golden Age https://buff.ly/2SjPpAb Canon In D(isney) Part III: The New Classics https://buff.ly/2SiKqzW Canon in D(isney) Part IV: Without Walt https://buff.ly/2Sj7heA Canon in D(isney) Part V: Welcome to the Disney Renaissance https://buff.ly/2D5Fb2k Canon in D(isney) Part VI: The Lost Era https://buff.ly/2PXGOli Previously on Writers Get Animated Tale As Old As Time: Beauty and the Beast https://buff.ly/2PSL05W Does It Hold Up? The Black Cauldron https://buff.ly/2PXGOBO Links Watch Bolt on Netflix https://buff.ly/2PWELxR Watch Frozen on iTunes https://buff.ly/2D5Fbzm How Disney is Fixing American Dog https://buff.ly/2D5EW7q Scriptnotes with Jennifer Lee https://buff.ly/2PXHSWu Love is an Open Door Performed Live by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana https://buff.ly/2PUneX1 Frozen: How It Should Have Ended https://buff.ly/2D5FaLO Rapunzel’s Hairy Story Problems https://buff.ly/2SiKv6I

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October 12, 2018  

123 - Star Wars Resistance

Star Wars gets a new jewel in its crown with the premiere of Star Wars Resistance. Set before The Force Awakens & The Last Jedi, what story is this new animated epic going to tell? Is it a slice of life about pilots in the outer rim? Is the show secretly a way to bridge us into Episode IX? Will Kaz grow up by season 3 like every other animated Star Wars hero? What mysteries of the Force (or not the Force) are set up in the pilot? What does Captain Phasma have to do with it? Why is cel-shading actually the greatest and a perfect fit for this show? Will Chris and Ken record more episodes about Star Wars Resistance? (yes) Link Star Wars Resistance on StarWars.com - https://www.starwars.com/tv-shows/star-wars-resistance

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