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We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television. We talk with artists about their life stories, career stories, and the inspirations behind the stories of their iconic cartoons.

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We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television. We talk with artists about their life stories, career stories, and the inspirations behind the stories of their iconic cartoons.

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673 Ratings
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673 Ratings
Average Ratings
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26
77

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Nickelodeon Animation Podcast

Latest release on Nov 17, 2017

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We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television. We talk with artists about their life stories, career stories, and the inspirations behind the stories of their iconic cartoons.

Rank #1: How SpongeBob Gets His SquarePants

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"Are you ready kids?! I can't hear you!" SpongeBob SquarePants is cartoon royalty and adored worldwide but what goes into making our favorite sponge fresh, hysterical and a fan favorite year after year? This week supervising producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli break it all the way down to Bikini Bottom.

Apr 14 2017

38mins

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Rank #2: Billy West

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Hector tries to convince Billy West that Billy is the greatest cartoon voice-over actor ever, and not a sad untied shoe. Joining Billy in the booth are Doug Funny, Roger Klotz, Ren, Stimpy, Elmer Fudd, Philip J. Fry, Dr. Zoidberg, President Richard Nixon, and Billy's seven-year-old self.

May 27 2016

28mins

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Rank #3: Jhonen Vasquez

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Few cartoons in the history of kid's animation are as joyously dark and comically cruel as Invader Zim. Legendary creator, artist and writer Jhonen Vasquez discusses his journey from a disgruntled video store clerk, to his breakthrough gig as a comic book artist, to the fateful day that Invader Zim became his “hideously immortal baby” on TV. Jhonen also tells Hector about his lifelong fandom of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and discusses the original animated Turtles short that he wrote, produced and premiered at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con.

Aug 12 2016

37mins

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Rank #4: The Loud House sisters

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We're getting LOUD on the final podcast of season one! Hector is joined by the seven actresses who play the ten sisters on the new hit cartoon THE LOUD HOUSE: Grey Griffin, Lara Jill Miller, Jessica DiCicco, Cristina Pucelli, Nika Futterman, Liliana Mumy, and Catherine Taber. It's a LOUD lovefest as Hector finds out what it's like to be one of Lincoln's sisters, who went to law school, who was on Family Feud in high school, who's a champion poker player, and so much more.

Sep 23 2016

31mins

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Rank #5: The Invader Zim cast ft. Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons, and Melissa Fahn

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Let's kick off the insanely unpredictable world of 2017 with the most insanely unpredictable cartoon cast of all time! Yes, INVADER ZIM! Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) reminisce, talk shop, and break into musical numbers while discussing the iconic series. What was it like working for the legendary Jhonen Vasquez? What is Zim's favorite episode? And, why was there bacon in the soap, Gir?! SILENCE! Zim's empire of podcast doom begins NOW!

Jan 06 2017

37mins

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Rank #6: Craig Bartlett

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Craig Bartlett's legendary career in cartoons includes three of the most iconic kid shows ever: Pee Wee's Playhouse, Rugrats, and his very own, universally adored Hey Arnold! As he embarks on a new TV-movie adventure with Arnold and friends, Craig stops by the podcast to discuss his illustrious past, and the future of his beloved football-headed hero.

Jul 29 2016

44mins

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Rank #7: Arlene Klasky

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When Arlene Klasky formed her animation company with Gabor Csupo, they dreamed that one day they would produce a cartoon. Their first cartoon was a little show called The Simpsons. Then came Rugrats, Aah Real Monsters, The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power and As Told By Ginger. Dreams come true? Check.

Jun 03 2016

28mins

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Rank #8: Jeremy Zuckerman & Bryan Konietzko

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The music for Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are two of the most daringly brilliant TV soundtracks ever. Composer Jeremy Zuckerman and series co-creator Bryan Konietzko visit the studio to discuss their decade-long musical collaboration. Hector guides the duo song by song through a selection of inspired and memorable tracks, discovering how and why they created musical magic worthy of the epic Avatar universe.

Jan 27 2017

47mins

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Rank #9: Jimmy Neutron Cast

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3-2-1...Season 3 of the podcast blasts off with the legendary cast of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Debi Derryberry (Jimmy), Jeff Garcia (Sheen) and voice super-genius Rob Paulsen (Carl) visit the studio and share all the nerdtastic details of this CG-animated classic. Join our super fan host Hector as the actors discuss taking each other and cartoon fans to new dimensions of time, space and hilarity with an Academy Award-nominated film, a series and the spin-off Planet Sheen.

Sep 15 2017

35mins

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Rank #10: Tom Kenny

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Tom grew up loving two things: punk rock and comedy. He pursued both until he voiced Heffer the cow in Rocko's Modern Life. Then he gave life to a sponge in squarepants, and the world of cartoons has never been the same. And for that, Tom thanks punk rock and comedy.

Jul 08 2016

36mins

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Rank #11: Pete Doctor

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Pete Docter was just 21 when he joined Pixar and since then he’s been the creative force behind some of the most influential animated films of all time like Inside Out, Up, Wall-E, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story. His films are modern animated classics, with characters and stories that break new ground, thrilling generations of cartoon fans, and that is exactly what we celebrate on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Pete shares with Hector what it was like to be one of the first animators at Pixar, how constraints can elevate storytelling, and he even drops a few hints at what's next for him and the animation wizards of Pixar.

Mar 03 2017

34mins

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Rank #12: Andy Richter

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You know Andy Richter as Conan O'Brien's sidekick, but to us, he's one of the top dog's when it comes to giving voice to hilarious cartoon characters like Mort in the Madagascar films and TV spinoffs, Benjamin Higgenbottom in The Mighty B!, and hilarious roles on Bob's Burgers, Metalocalypse, Robot Chicken, and King of The Hill. Hector talks cartoons, comedy, Studio Ghibli films and more with the comic actor who will never be a second banana to fans of cartoons.

Jul 22 2016

31mins

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Rank #13: Maria Bamford

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Hector shares the mic with the legendary comedian, cartoon voice actor, Lady Dynamite star, and former Nickelodeon receptionist. Unfortunately the receptionist job didn't end well for Maria, but like every low in her life, she finds the funny in it.

Jun 17 2016

28mins

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Rank #14: Bobby Moynihan

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The SNL star tells Hector what it was like playing a runty Christmas tree with big dreams in Albert, an animated holiday movie coming to Nickelodeon this month. Bobby also shares his journey from humble pizza-maker at Pizzeria Uno to the comedy heights of SNL, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and We Bare Bears.

Dec 09 2016

33mins

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Rank #15: E.G. Daily

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A podcast's gotta do what a podcast's gotta do, and this week we're talking toons with the incomparable E.G. Daily. Known worldwide as the voice of Tommy Pickles, one of the most iconic characters in Nickelodeon history, E.G. has also given life to Buttercup (The Powerpuff Girls), Mocking Bird (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes), and Baby Mumble (Happy Feet). Hector gets the scoop on how and why EG does what she’s gotta do, including working with everyone from Rob Zombie to Pee-wee Herman ("Dottie!?") to making her own music and being a finalist on The Voice. E.G is living proof that listening to the voice inside yourself can be the greatest asset to your career.

Feb 03 2017

26mins

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Rank #16: Fred Seibert

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To call Fred Seibert "a producer" is like calling Steve Hillenburg "a guy who drew a sponge." A visionary force in the early days of Nickelodeon, the former president of Hanna-Barbera, and the current big cheese behind Frederator, Fred has produced cartoon classics such as The FairlyOddparents, Adventure Time, Fanboy and Chum Chum, and Bee And Puppy Cat, to name a few. To us, he's a legendary animation entrepreneur, even though Fred calls himself a professional fan.

Dec 20 2016

36mins

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Rank #17: Angela Santomero and Traci Paige Johnson

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Blues Clues creators Angela Santomero and Traci Paige Johnson forever changed the way that kids interact with television. Combining their backgrounds in child development, love of Mister Rogers and the paper cut-out aesthetic of Monty Python, they created an animated/live-action phenomenon. Skidoo into the studio with Hector, Angela, Traci and Blue to discover that you really can "do anything that you want to do" with a clear animation vision and a commitment to getting every detail right.

Dec 16 2016

41mins

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Rank #18: John Davis

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius creator John Davis claims that even though he was once a boy, he was never a genius. Fans of Jimmy, Planet Sheen and the movie Ant Bully will certainly disagree. Hector talks tech with the computer whiz, animation master, and astrophotographer (whatever that is!) and learns how technical challenges can be your best inspiration as we roam Spaceship Earth.

Sep 02 2016

31mins

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Rank #19: Margaret Dean and W.I.A. (Women in Animation)

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When your cartoon career includes Snoopy, Scooby-Doo and Stimpy you really have run with the BIG DOGS of animation. Veteran producer Margaret Dean (Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Mattel, Stoopid Buddy Studios) and co-president of W.I.A. (Women in Animation), brings her incredible insight to this week's podcast. Join us as she discusses equality in the industry, the changing landscape of animation, and what the impacts and opportunities are for anyone with the drive to create.

Mar 31 2017

34mins

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Rank #20: John DiMaggio

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John DiMaggio is the mad voice genius behind some of our favorite cartoon characters ever: Bender from Futurama, Jake from Adventure Time, the Scotsman from Samurai Jack, Penny from Sanjay and Craig, and lately the grumpy Mr. Grouse from The Loud House. Hector holds on tight as the actor, comedian, and producer of the documentary I Know That Voice recounts his career and inspirations, and shows us why he's one of the best of the best.

Sep 29 2017

36mins

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Hey Arnold Deep Dive

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Heeeyyy Arnold fans! You've waited almost 20 years for The Jungle Movie and it's almost here! This week on the podcast, Hector shares the mic with Hey Arnold mastermind Craig Bartlett, voice stars, and the team's creative visionaries to discuss the legacy and highly-anticipated movie starring our football-headed hero, friends and family. It's the deepest of dives into everything you want to know about The Jungle Movie which premieres Thanksgiving weekend!

Nov 17 2017

31mins

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Making of an Iconic Theme Song

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Everyone loves a theme song! It's the first thing you hear on your favorite toon, and it's a tune you'll never forget. Why are Nickelodeon theme songs so catchy? What makes a good theme song? Hector finds out when he talks toon tunes with some of our iconic Nick creators from CatDog, Invader Zim, Hey Arnold!, Dora the Explorer, TMNT and more in this special musical episode of the podcast. Get ready to start singing along!

Nov 10 2017

25mins

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Chris Garbutt & Rikke Asbjoern

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Pinky Malinky creators Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern are the proud parents of the first social media savvy cartoon character on Nickelodeon - who also happens to be a hotdog! Pinky Malinky is an infectiously-positive wiener who lives in the human world, goes to school, sings, dances, inflates like a balloon, and makes hilarious social content with his best buds Babs and JJ. The ingenious creators join Hector and share the inspirations for the series design, music, diversity, and humor.

Nov 03 2017

34mins

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Greg Cipes

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Beast Boy! Stinkyfly! Craz! Steven Jackson! Tu! Kevin Levin! Chiro! And of course, the amazing Michaelangelo on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Greg Cipes is one of the most successful and soulful voice actors working in cartoons. But as Hector discovers in this epic episode, Greg's passions don't stop there. He teaches meditation, writes music and is devoted to the rescue and welfare of animals. Booyakasha!

Oct 27 2017

28mins

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Legend of Korra Cast

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Earth. Fire. Air. Water. And a whole lot of elements of awesomeness in this episode with The Legend of Korra cast! Janet Varney (Korra), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), David Faustino (Mako) and P.J. Byrne (Bolin) join Hector on a deep dive into their auditions, favorite memories and what it was like to star in one of the most inspiring toons of all time.

Oct 20 2017

50mins

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Mitch Schauer

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The Angry Beavers creator Mitch Schauer was more than an expert animator when Nick heard his idea for a cartoon; he was also a self-educated beaver expert! Luckily for future fans, Nick said "yes" to the idea and before long, Norbert and Daggett became the network's most memorable cartoon critters ever. Join Hector as Mitch stops by the studio to share beaver fun facts, career stories, and insights into the creation of these ridiculous broad-tailed rodents.

Oct 13 2017

31mins

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Valerie Walsh Valdes

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Dora The Explorer co-creator Valerie Walsh Valdes helped bring to life the world's most popular Latina explorer. As one of the longest running series ever on Nickelodeon, Dora wowed kids and parents in homes and toy aisles across the globe, while always empowering audiences to come along on her adventures. From Dora The Explorer to Go Diego Go! to Dora and Friends, Valerie is one of the few creators who knows what it's like to see a creative vision explode into a worldwide phenomena.

Oct 06 2017

44mins

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John DiMaggio

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John DiMaggio is the mad voice genius behind some of our favorite cartoon characters ever: Bender from Futurama, Jake from Adventure Time, the Scotsman from Samurai Jack, Penny from Sanjay and Craig, and lately the grumpy Mr. Grouse from The Loud House. Hector holds on tight as the actor, comedian, and producer of the documentary I Know That Voice recounts his career and inspirations, and shows us why he's one of the best of the best.

Sep 29 2017

36mins

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Billy Lopez

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Welcome To The Wayne's creator Billy Lopez grew up in a big city, in an apartment building, and was obsessed with the mysteries of the strange place he called home. It's no coincidence that Welcome To The Wayne is about three kids who have exactly the same experience! Nick's newest creator (and voice of series star Olly Timbers!) joins Hector in the booth and reveals the musical, literary and brotherly influences behind Nick's new cartoon.

Sep 22 2017

37mins

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Jimmy Neutron Cast

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3-2-1...Season 3 of the podcast blasts off with the legendary cast of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Debi Derryberry (Jimmy), Jeff Garcia (Sheen) and voice super-genius Rob Paulsen (Carl) visit the studio and share all the nerdtastic details of this CG-animated classic. Join our super fan host Hector as the actors discuss taking each other and cartoon fans to new dimensions of time, space and hilarity with an Academy Award-nominated film, a series and the spin-off Planet Sheen.

Sep 15 2017

35mins

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Behind the scenes in The Loud House writers room

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The Loud House is the brainchild of creator Chris Savino and one of the most popular cartoons on television. But what goes into writing this smash hit week after week? On this epic season 2 finale of the podcast, Hector learns the behind-the-scene details when he takes our crew out of the recording studio, across the Nickelodeon campus, and into animation offices of this beloved series. We're unpacking all the secrets with writers Mike Rubiner, Karla Sakas Shropshire, Kevin Sullivan, Whitney Wetta, Sammie Crowley, and the main Loud-man himself, Chris Savino. So join the gang and learn what it takes to tell hilarious stories straight from the heart.

Apr 21 2017

44mins

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How SpongeBob Gets His SquarePants

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"Are you ready kids?! I can't hear you!" SpongeBob SquarePants is cartoon royalty and adored worldwide but what goes into making our favorite sponge fresh, hysterical and a fan favorite year after year? This week supervising producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli break it all the way down to Bikini Bottom.

Apr 14 2017

38mins

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Paul Germain

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Rugrats co-creator Paul Germain belongs in the Animation Hall of Awesomeness for his work on the seminal Nickelodeon show. And then there’s that little thing called The Simpsons that he developed as shorts on The Tracy Ullman Show. Then there’s Recess. And Lloyd In Space. You want more? How about getting his first job after college on the Academy Award-winning movie Terms of Endearment and giving Cameron Crow the idea for the graduation speech in Say Anything? Paul joins Hector in the studio for a lively talk about his incredible career and breaks it down for aspiring writers, producers, and animation buffs. So listen up and learn from one of the masters of the Hollywood trade!

Apr 07 2017

42mins

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Margaret Dean and W.I.A. (Women in Animation)

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When your cartoon career includes Snoopy, Scooby-Doo and Stimpy you really have run with the BIG DOGS of animation. Veteran producer Margaret Dean (Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Mattel, Stoopid Buddy Studios) and co-president of W.I.A. (Women in Animation), brings her incredible insight to this week's podcast. Join us as she discusses equality in the industry, the changing landscape of animation, and what the impacts and opportunities are for anyone with the drive to create.

Mar 31 2017

34mins

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Bunsen is a Beast ft. Butch Hartman, Jeremy Rowley, Ben Giroux, and Kari Wahlgren

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Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy) has created another MONSTER hit series, “Bunsen is a Beast!” This week the legendary creator stops by the studio with the show’s stars Jeremy Rowley (Bunsen), Ben Giroux (Mikey), and Kari Wahlgren (Amanda) to discuss how this new toon is made, developing the “voice” of a character and just how hard a hard-working actor works. (Hint: REALLY HARD!) It’s a beastly cartoon world out there and we're thrilled that this talented trio and their fearless leader is bringing Nick's next hit to life!

Mar 24 2017

44mins

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Rob Paulsen

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HELLOOOO PODCAST! This week living legend Rob Paulsen is in the studio! The voice of your cartoon favorites Yakko Warner (Animaniacs), Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1987), Pinky (Pinky and the Brain), Jack Fenton (Danny Phantom), Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2012) takes us through his 30+ year career in animation. Did Rob almost sabotage his chance to play tech turtle, Donnie? Which of his characters is a fan favorite with the ladies? Will he sing the “Nations of the World” song!?! We get ZANY TO THE MAX answering these questions and so many more!

Mar 17 2017

34mins

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Farnaz Esnaashari

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Shimmer and Shine creator/genie Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz cut her teeth in post-production at Nickelodeon, learning all she could from My Life As A Teenage Robot, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego, Go and Ni Hao, Kai-Lan before creating magic on her own hit series. Farnaz doesn't just walk she runs us through her career journey, explaining how she broke through the boxes that people tried to put her in, and the misconception that preschool animation is "easy." Get ready for a shot of animation energy and inspiration by this amazing talent and self-proclaimed spontaneous planner.

Mar 10 2017

37mins

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Pete Doctor

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Pete Docter was just 21 when he joined Pixar and since then he’s been the creative force behind some of the most influential animated films of all time like Inside Out, Up, Wall-E, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story. His films are modern animated classics, with characters and stories that break new ground, thrilling generations of cartoon fans, and that is exactly what we celebrate on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Pete shares with Hector what it was like to be one of the first animators at Pixar, how constraints can elevate storytelling, and he even drops a few hints at what's next for him and the animation wizards of Pixar.

Mar 03 2017

34mins

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The Danny Phantom cast ft. David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins, and Colleen O'Shaugnessey

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We're GOING GHOST! Get ready to enter the Phantom fan dimension as Danny Phantom cast members David Kaufman (Danny), Grey Griffin (Sam), Rickey D’Shon Collins (Tucker), and Colleen O’Shaughnessy (Jazz) join Hector in the ghost portal. The cast talks about their favorite Phantom fan theories, the chemistry between Danny and Sam, and recently reuniting to record the “The Fairly Odd Phantom" an animated short that combines all of the iconic Nick characters from the world of Butch Hartman. So prepare to start singing, “Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's Danny Phantom!”

Feb 24 2017

35mins

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E.G. Daily

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A podcast's gotta do what a podcast's gotta do, and this week we're talking toons with the incomparable E.G. Daily. Known worldwide as the voice of Tommy Pickles, one of the most iconic characters in Nickelodeon history, E.G. has also given life to Buttercup (The Powerpuff Girls), Mocking Bird (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes), and Baby Mumble (Happy Feet). Hector gets the scoop on how and why EG does what she’s gotta do, including working with everyone from Rob Zombie to Pee-wee Herman ("Dottie!?") to making her own music and being a finalist on The Voice. E.G is living proof that listening to the voice inside yourself can be the greatest asset to your career.

Feb 03 2017

26mins

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iTunes Ratings

673 Ratings
Average Ratings
472
67
31
26
77

Cool Podcast Ever Tom Kenny and Greg Cipes we’re talking

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