Nerdist Podcast interviews John K.

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John Kricfalusi is the man who gave us Ren & Stimpy, The Ripping Friends, A Day In The Life Of Ranger Smith, and…uh…He-Hog(?). He also rose to fame when he joined Ralph Bakshi on the late 80s cartoon classic, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures.

I’m really looking forward to listening to this today. John K… he has opinions. He hates a lot of the cartoons that I like, including Animaniacs. He has a lot of opinions about how the animation industry should be run and yet only has about three seasons worth of television under his belt in nearly 25 years of being independent.

But I also have to give him credit. When creator-driven cartoons returned to television, he was on the front line. He is one of the most imitated animators in the world. He pitched Rough Draft Studios to Cartoon Network and brought quality animation to Korean animation, where it didn’t exist before.

So the guy has his ups and downs. He has so many attributes in common with his hero Bob Clampett, both positive and negative.

Here is Mike Blanchard’s opinion of John K. cartoons…

Episode 74: Spider-Man Through The Ages

60's Spider-Man

Wait... What the heck is he swinging from?!

This week, we’re joined by Space Captain Steve of Blade Kitten and Hal Hefner of Heavy Metal’s Gates, as we talk about Spider-Man through the ages! We go over pretty much every Spider-Man animated cartoon ever made, and even some of the live action ones. We talk about all incarnations of Spidey, Peter’s love life, and our ideal production of Spider-Man.

In a bonus round, we’re joined by 1UP’s Bob Mackey, where we make a discovery of something that was overlooked in the main part of the show. Could this episode be…TO BE CONTINUED!?!??

Spectacular Spider-Man

Again I ask; considering how far up he is, what exactly is he swinging from?

Episode 73: Tiny Toons vs. Animaniacs – Side-By-Side


There's baloney in our slacks!

This week, we record with’s Bob Mackey to explore Animaniacs and Tiny Toons. One was groundbreaking, creative, and hilarious…and the other is Tiny Toons. We discuss the impact of both shows, their strengths, their weaknesses, and which one ultimately comes out on top in the end. If you’ve been listening to this show for a while, then you probably know what we’re going to say about Tiny Toons…but you should listen anyway!

Topics covered
Pre-Crisis Daffy
Mary Sue Adventures
The Bloody Head Fairy
Justice For Buttons
Tongue…two…three, one…two…three
Torturing Buddy
Baby Plucky
The Wretched Clown
The Plucky Duck Show
Jaimy Kelner, television lumberjack
Don’t Stop The Sandman
It’s the 90s, time for Klax.
…While Bill Clinton plays the sax!

Li'l Daffy

Tiny Toons... just little versions of better cartoons

Tongue Two Three

Kennedy Cartoons did this. No, it doesn't look any better in motion.

Here’s “The Looney Beginning,” which is actually one of the better-animated episodes of Tiny Toons. In fact, these are the best results that they ever got from Kennedy Cartoons.

…But watch as this episode of Animaniacs completely outpace it in every way.

Also, check this shit out. This is the guy who played Wakko.

This is the most maddening thing you’ll ever hear…

A Compilation of Glen Kennedy’s ‘Contribution’ to the industry…

And finally…

Episode 71: Defending Teen Titans

Slade (aka Shredder)

When the evil Slade attacks, those Titan kids don't cut him no slack!

This week on Animation Aficionados, we’re joined by Fesworks of the Webcast Beacon Network and Ben Rodriguez of Peter Is The Wolf, as they attempt to defend the dastardly Teen Titans cartoon series. Ben and Neil accept this challenge and prepare for a mighty battle!

This episode is all about:
What the #@%! was Slade’s plan?!
Why is Robin such a DICK?!
Battered spouses
Once a hyper-competent, homicidal sociopath
Cyborg’s magic
Wanking off to anime
Episodes that were rape-tastic!
The Tyler Durden Episode
The weakest heelturn EVER!
People who defend Chris Benoit
And finally, we ask the question: Was Sam Register snorting coke off of the backs of Ami and Yumi?

Teen Titans

Dear Cartoon Network... Stop designing characters like this! STOP IT!!!

This.  Happened.

Isn't Robin wonderful? Don't you love it how he abuses us? Let's dress up like him!

Now, I don’t mean to brag or anything, but this is kind of how the show went:
Approximately How The Show Went

Cyborg doesn't make the save for Robin.

Don't worry, Cyborg. Soon, you'll be in a much better cartoon.

Episode 70: Justice League Doom

I'll take the second from the left.

Justice League Doom

Here we are at last! The final episode of the Animation Aficionados and Tooncast Beyond Crossover! In this episode, we review the newly-released Justice League Doom. In this, the last movie penned by Duane McDuffie, the Justice League are under attack from plans concocted by one of their own. We really nitpick this movie, with the understanding, of course, that such nitpicks go the film’s credit, because it really is a marvelous work that we could not identify any major flaws. This is a template for how animated superhero movies should be.

As with the other crossover episodes, we have our usual array of extras, including a rough cut, so you get to hear all the funny asides when we screw up. There’s also over an hour’s worth of a bonus show featuring Thomas Revor and listener of the show Richard, as we talk more about the DC movies, comics, and… Girl Scout cookies.

Be prepared to set aside two hours of your time. This is a long one, folks!

It appears to be the Ace of Spades!

It appears to be the Ace of Spades!

Cyborg - The variable that nobody accounted for


We love Wonder Woman!

We love Wonder Woman!