New episodes every Wednesday!

Wrapped Up in a Jock

June 18, 2014

We have singing… we have stories… we have animation stories (this being an “animation podcast,” it seemed appropriate)… what DON’T we have?! Listen as Stephen watches the World Cup and Rob & Pat try to keep him on topic. A lot of great tangents in this episode which are too numerous to put in the annotations so just… listen. And enjoy. Listen and enjoy! Also… SHAGGY WAS A THING

[audio:|titles=The Rubber Onion – #33: “Wrapped Up in a Jock”]

Birthday Birthday Something Something

June 11, 2014

It’s Rob’s Birthday!! It was Pat’s Birthday last week!! And I still make them talk to me about cartoons! This week, we actually start the discussion with the Angry Video Game Nerd movie, because as Indie creators ourselves we’re happy when one of our own (same medium or not) breaks ground on a huge development like this. And you know what? It doesn’t stop there, Signe Baumane is another Indie creator who is making her first feature length animated film, “Rocks in my Pockets” and it’s got a trailer! Ari Folman is making a jump to a western screen wide release with his hybrid movie and it’s got a trailer too… and “Bojack Horseman” is the first original adult animated programming on Netflix and it’s got a trailer. Oh and Rocky & Bullwinkle disappoint us. But before all of that… we must sing to you one of the great 90s cartoon anthems. Behold.

[audio:|titles=The Rubber Onion – #32: “Birthday Birthday Something Something”]

Diamond in the Mouth

June 4, 2014

We kicked off June with another LIVE episode of the podcast! We talked about Reading Rainbow, gushed over Mukpuddy’s work, loved the “Song of the Sea” trailer, and discussed Sony VFX house Imageworks leaving the US for greener tax credit pastures of the great north in Vancouver. But not before we could talk about Godzilla and Maleficent, however… two movies on opposite ends of the spectrum in numerous ways. Thanks to everyone who showed up for the live taping and joined us in the chat room… you’re all awesome! This week’s title comes courtesy of Andrew Kaiko in the chat, Pat Ryan simultaneously coming up with it in the podcast, and all off Rob’s weird, periodic ramblings. Oh, and we finished with some limericks and Pat serenades us with an original song after the music at the end.

[audio:|titles=The Rubber Onion – #31: “Diamond in the Mouth”]

Speaking of 30…

May 28, 2014

This week we have listener submitted questions (!!) but not before talking about the “Big Hero 6” trailer, “Happy” the happy meal mascot, and a couple other stories. Also, what would The Rubber Onion podcast be without some weird tangents? Behold as we talk about music we don’t like and discuss the merits of the Michael Bay opus, “Pain & Gain.” And on a serious note, thanks to everyone who’s been listening and supporting this podcast! You’re awesome and really have made doing this fun and worthwhile week in and week out, through travel, tech issues, and diseases. We started with a little episode “zero,” still going strong at 30 and don’t intend on slowing down! We’re here to stay! Insert Drake reference!

[audio:|titles=The Rubber Onion – #30: “Speaking of 30…”]


May 21, 2014

Stephen was traveling to and from the UK this week, and thus is sick and jet-lagged. We recorded this after midnight so Pat is attempting to be quiet. That leaves Rob to be the energetic & most eloquent of the three. So we talk about the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover, new “Big Hero 6” stills, and by popular demand we talk through the story behind the financial failure of “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.” Enjoy our sleepy drunk, low, and sickly sensual voices speak to the tune of animation stories.

[audio:|titles=The Rubber Onion – #29: “QVCinderella”]

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Andy Serkissmyass

May 14, 2014

Andy Serkis insults all animators, Mike Tyson get’s a cartoon, and Pat is the comment fairy.

Yabba Dabba Don’t

May 9, 2014

“The Simpsons” LEGO episode happened, DreamWorks launches a YouTube channel, and “The Flintstones” head back to the big screen! We also discuss the “TimeOut Top 100 Animated Films” list and our personal favorites. Oh and we also talk pooping… because we’re adults. So this week’s podcast was LIVE so there’s a lot more showing off… which comes out in the form… OF SONG — because that’s normal. Enjoy!

[audio:|titles=The Rubber Onion – #27: “Yabba Dabba Don’t”]

Can We Edit That One Out?

April 30, 2014

And we finally break the 2hr mark! That’s right, we talk about Batman and The Simpsons — listing off our favorite episodes and moments — and then shift over to talking about sexism in movies and the Bechdel test again. But if that’s not enough, we close out the podcast with about 30min of discussing racism (centered around a story about “The Jungle Book”)… so it’s a super light and breezy listen. Oh, and Pat sings! As always, I encourage anyone to post their thoughts and feelings in the comment section. See you there!

[audio:|titles=The Rubber Onion – #26: “Can We Edit That One Out?”]

I Do Mickey Mouse

April 23, 2014

Rob and Stephen talk about animation: where they got started, thoughts on where animation is going, and how to stay young & naive in a world that keeps knocking down your optimism. We were going to talk about some stories from this week, but since Pat is not with us on this episode we just ended up talking about some of the more “animator” parts of animation. Oh and let’s not forget… this episode ends in violence! Not kidding. Hope all of you enjoy it and we’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments! I think this will prompt a great discussion of what animation is to you.

[audio:|titles=The Rubber Onion – #25: “I Do Mickey Mouse”]


April 16, 2014

What an episode!! We have a couple great storytelling moments, we talk about focus groups, design issues, animation tips, and discussions on the best cartoon vehicles and how Hollywood turns shows into movies. This might be the most “Rubber Oniony” episode yet! We do all the things. Thanks to everyone who submitted topics and questions and hope you enjoy. Join the discussion in the comments and let us know what you think or what you’d like us to cover next week!

[audio:|titles=The Rubber Onion – #24: “Illuminaughty”]