Episode 69: Defending The Crapman

The Crapman

The correct title card

Yes, dear listeners. It’s here. Episode 69. And not a single naughty joke about it anywhere. We let you down.

Fortunately, today is the day that you get to hear the showdown over The Crapman! Richard (just Richard) comes down from Canadia to defend Sam Register’s baby. We attempt reason. After a while, Tom Revor even steps in. It goes three-on-one for a while.

Nearly two hours of us judging the show by its demerits.

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How they made Mr. Freeze

How they made Mr. Freeze

Episode 65: Duck Dodgers and the Green Loontern!

The Green Loontern

The Green Loontern

A whole podcast on a single episode of a cartoon? Only if it’s something as epic as The Green Loontern episode of Duck Dodgers! A cartoon made with love, with an episode made with love, this is still technically part of the crossover series with Tooncast Beyond, with Mike Blanchard! How can a cartoon made with such love be destroyed by management?

Topics Discussed
Daffy turns heel
Reviving the Corps
Offending the target audience
Robot Highschool Rivalries
A superstitious and cowardly lot
What does Neil Gaiman think about Teen Titans?

Cantaloupe, Watermelon...

Cantaloupe, Watermelon...

Bonus Material
Jamie Kellner is a douche
It’s called Cartoon Network for a reason
The Crapman still sucks, like Smallville
When will they kiss?
Screenshot from Freakazoid

Actual photograph of Jamie Kellner

Episode 64: Batman Year One

Exiled: A Jim Gordon Story

Exiled: A Jim Gordon Story

Tonight on Animation Aficionados, we cover Batman: Year One. This is an animated movie based off the groundbreaking graphic novel and post-crisis reboot of Batman after Crisis. I appreciate what the movie intended to do, however in the end, I think the movie overall fell short.

Topics Covered:
The Art missing the rawness
Being too literal in an adaptation
Classic Noir storytelling
You either Die a hero…. or live long enough to have adaptation decay
The Catwoman Short is Better

We have some bonus material from Space Captain Steve as well!
Bonus Topics:
Toon Link is not bad
Ahnuld’s commentaries are GOLD!

Episode 62: Green Lantern Emerald Knights

Laira - The resident hottie of the Green Lantern Corp.

As long as I'm on this show, you can always count on me to highlight the girl in the leotard.

The best comes to those who wait. Our expanded edition of the Emerald Knights review once again features Mike “TFG1” Blanchard of the Geekcast Radio Network. In this exciting episode, we cover another set of DC animated stories compiled into a film. However, unlike Gotham Knight, which was a disjointed mess of barely-connected stories, this one actually comes together at the end in a satisfying way. The stories were hit-or-miss, but there is enjoyable stuff here, particularly Laira (and no, I don’t just mean her costume).

Expanded content in this episode includes our standard cold opening, plus a whole middle section that you’ll not hear in the Tooncast Beyond version of this show. Additionally, we have short conversation with 1UP‘s Bob Mackey plus a tease for next week’s show. Be sure to check out Bob’s podcast, Retronauts.

Topics Covered:
Laira’s hot
Arisia is jailbait
Kilowog is a poozer
Mogo vs. Unicron – Who wins???
Batman and the Golden Lagoon

Batman hangs at Autobot Headquarters

Green Lantern's greatest weakness: That yellow metal that Autobots always use.

Episode 60: All-Star Superman

All-Star Superman

"Can you read my mind...?"

Here we go! It’s All-Star Superman, boys and girls! We’re back with Mike Blanchard of Tooncast Beyond. This is not a movie for people who want a straight action film. This is a character film, and it’s quite possibly one of the best ever written. …even if Blanchard wants to poo-poo the gloriousness of this film.

Over 45 minutes of extras over the Tooncast version. You have our standard pre-show, a short interlude about Vampires Suck, and a post-show conversation between Ben and me about future episodes, filled with hilarious off-the-cuff remarks.

Best. Lois. EVER!
Tom Welling… VOICE ACTOR?!?!
Grant Morrison GETS Superman!
Superman sets his controls for the heart of the sun.
Did we mention that Lois was smokin’ hot in this film?

Atlas and Samson

Atlas and Samson - One of many storyline deviations that really don't progress the plot at all. The meaning of this contest? It's over Lois, of course!

Best.  Lois.  EVER.

Super Lois. Is there a better argument in favor of this film? (Well, yes...but I'm being a pig.)

Bonus Content Topics:
Anime Flex
Carlton Banks is the greatest African-American character in the history of television
Jeff Matsuta can’t draw fingers
Jackie Chan Adventures
Apologizing for Scrappy
Lando is not two-faced
The Crapman – Call it the right name!
A preview of our Cartoons Based On Video Games episode
We discuss our upcoming Shonen Jump spotlight
“I’m stronger than you by the beat of a bumblebee’s wing!”