Episode 118: We Double-Checked, Filmation Still Sucks

Fat Abbot

The show this is from is better animated than anything Filmation ever did.

“Inspired” by a recent altercation over something completely irrelevant, Ben and I tread over some familiar ground and stomp all over Filmation a second time. We talk about some shows so unimportant that we don’t even remember their names, and we mock the overuse of stock footage for which Filmation is so remembered.

In a bonus round, we also talk about the next Ninja Turtles crossover. Seriously, one was enough.

Episode 101: Possumus Woman!!!

Possumus Woman

Possumus Woman

Yes, kiddos. It’s another movie night. But this ain’t no cartoon, dude! It’s Possumus Woman! One of the greatest low-budget movies ever made. We’re again joined by the Kittyhawk, and we regale for you the tale of watching this amazing movie, which you can actually download for FREE!!!

We also talk about the apparent demise of DC Nation after the movie review, so those of you who came for cartoon talk will get your share. Don’t worry, this IS Animation Aficionados, so we’re going to talk about animation, eventually.

But in honor of Halloween, we couldn’t let a chance like this escape!

Drunk Girl

“It’s headed toward the RESOOOORT!”

Rare Plant

The extremely rare Marcupoflias Plant!

Possum 'B" Gone

Possum ‘B’ Gone!!!

It's fuuuuuurrrr!!!

“A phylum I’ve never heard of before! But it’s fuuuuurrrr!”

Episode 95: Censorship in Cartoons

Pew Pew Gun!

It’s a ray gun! PEW! PEW! PEW!

What was once lost is now found. This is an impromtu episode about censorship in animation from the night we were supposed to talk to JT about cartoons based on fighting games. This actually takes place a couple days before the recording of Episode 93 and just days after the Dark Knight Rises incident in Colorado.

In the first portion of this podcast, Ben and I run through our thoughts on censorship in cartoons and other mediums. We get a little ranty. We touch on reactionary censorship in cartoons, video games, and motion pictures. Our position is that it’s not right to erase history. In the second segment, Tom Revor joins us to give us his thoughts on the matter.

Gary Owens is ALIVE!
James Rolfe presents: Scat Hat
“It’s Nerf or NOTHIN’!!!”
Self-censorship is BULLSHIT!
“Stop, or I’ll show my badge!”
Violence in animation: east vs. west
Using Lucasfilm computers to erase OJ from The Naked Gun
Catcher In The Rye
Cartoon PSAs
Pew-pew guns
Erasing Chris Benoit
Layla’s coda
Video games
King Kong and Son Of Kong
Shrapnel would have killed the parachuting GI Joe pilots

King Kong

One of many scenes that were cut from the 1938 re-release of King Kong. Kong was sanitized in an era in which hyper-sensitive idiots wanted to play nanny. Sadly, people like this still exist.

GI Joe ejection seat

A scene that GI Joe fans are far too familiar with

The Pokemon gun episode

From the infamous Pokemon gun episode. Never seen in America.

James' boob job from Pokemon

We are NOT suggesting that 4Kidz should have put this in the American version of Pokemon. This is just here for laughs.

Lookee from She-Ra

Filmation cartoons put these PSAs at the end of every show to sanitize the violence in the cartoon a bit. Still, would you take moral advice from a klepto?

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Nerdist Podcast interviews John K.

The Nerdist Podcast

The Nerdist Podcast

Link: The Nerdist Interviews John K

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 86: Toy Commercials

Dino Damage!

Dino Damage!

Tonight on Animation Aficionados, we talk with Chuck of the famous “What’s on Joe Mind” Podcast promo about toy commercials! We go into the politics of toy commercials, parents groups, He-Man, Mighty Max, and so much more!

Topics Discussed
Sam Neil Action Figure
Mighty Max is the male Polly Pocket
Pre-emptive protection against chinese knockoffs?
The Truth about He-Man Toys.