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April 11, 2019  

136 - Star Wars: Resistance Recap

Even though we're not at Star Wars Celebration 2019, we're still celebrating Star Wars! Hop on board as we dig into the first season of Star Wars: Resistance! What new plot threads are starting? What has changed since the beginning? Where is the story headed? How wrong will our predictions be?

 

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March 29, 2019  

135 - Young Justice - Cliffhanger No More!

Way back in Episode 5 of Writers Get Animated, we discussed cliffhangers, including the doozy left by the cancellation of Young Justice. Well, Young Justice is back for a third season, and we couldn’t wait to dig in! What stories are starting? What threads are continuing? How is the storytelling different? Where’s Darkseid?!

 

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March 15, 2019  

134 - Character Study: The Dragon Prince’s General Amaya

The Dragon Prince is making a name for itself in terms of story and inclusivity. To celebrate the second season, we take a closer look at how the creators are fashioning their world, story wise, to allow for such rich and interesting characters such as General Amaya. In looking specifically at General Amaya, we see how to introduce a character and how to tell the audience everything they need to know. 

 

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March 1, 2019  

133 - Hey Academy, Here’s How You Should’ve Voted: The Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Did you catch the Oscars? Did you watch all the Oscar-nominated Animated short films? We breakdown the stories and artistry of Bao, Late Afternoon, Animal Behavior, One Small Step, and Weekends. What were the themes from this year’s nominees?

 

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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

 

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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