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Here's Hoping for Many More Episodes to Come!

By DudeMeBruh - Mar 13 2018
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Great banter between two witty co-hosts, keeping listeners informed of the latest developments in worldwide (not just mainstream Hollywood) animated film. Providing near-constant, on-the-ground coverage of many of the biggest European animation festivals, they consistently manage to score interviews with established industry giants (Glen Keane, Bill Plympton, Joanna Quinn, etc.) as well as up-and-coming indie talent. In addition, listeners are treated to their day-to-day adventures, and mishaps, being two young filmmakers themselves, successfully navigating the world of freelance/indie animation. Exciting, funny, and well-produced, it's always a thrill to see when a new episode has dropped. Even if you aren't directly involved in the industry yourself, Ben and Steve make one feel like an insider, privy to all sorts of behind the scenes info and the latest developments.

Love it so much i wish it was weekly!!

By jr.holman - Mar 08 2013
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This is an amazing podcast!! Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell are two well informed animators as well as interviewers. I love what they have to say because it is not just about British animation or the animation that they are producing. They are very knowledgable about animation, animation tecniques, and have a great chemistry with their interviewees. They can banter with eachother and head off on tangents but it is never a dull moment with these two. I just wish it was a weekly podcast as opposed to a monthly one.

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7 Ratings
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6
1
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Here's Hoping for Many More Episodes to Come!

By DudeMeBruh - Mar 13 2018
Read more
Great banter between two witty co-hosts, keeping listeners informed of the latest developments in worldwide (not just mainstream Hollywood) animated film. Providing near-constant, on-the-ground coverage of many of the biggest European animation festivals, they consistently manage to score interviews with established industry giants (Glen Keane, Bill Plympton, Joanna Quinn, etc.) as well as up-and-coming indie talent. In addition, listeners are treated to their day-to-day adventures, and mishaps, being two young filmmakers themselves, successfully navigating the world of freelance/indie animation. Exciting, funny, and well-produced, it's always a thrill to see when a new episode has dropped. Even if you aren't directly involved in the industry yourself, Ben and Steve make one feel like an insider, privy to all sorts of behind the scenes info and the latest developments.

Love it so much i wish it was weekly!!

By jr.holman - Mar 08 2013
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This is an amazing podcast!! Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell are two well informed animators as well as interviewers. I love what they have to say because it is not just about British animation or the animation that they are producing. They are very knowledgable about animation, animation tecniques, and have a great chemistry with their interviewees. They can banter with eachother and head off on tangents but it is never a dull moment with these two. I just wish it was a weekly podcast as opposed to a monthly one.

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Rank #1: Skwigly Podcast 46 (23/03/2016) - Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson

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The 46th Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.com
Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson.
Special guests: Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, directors of 'Anomalisa'

Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

Mar 23 2016

43mins

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Rank #2: Skwigly Podcast 88 (24/12/2018) - Caroline Thompson

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Presenting the 88th episode of the Skwigly podcast!

In this episode we look back on 25 years of the stop-motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas and welcome the film's writer Caroline Thompson to the podcast to discuss her career and contributions to the film and other works including Edward Scissorhands and The Corpse Bride.

Also discussed in this episode: The online reaction to Spider Verse and the animated shorts in the running for 2019 Oscar nominations.

Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson
Interview conducted by Ben Mitchell
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

Dec 23 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #3: Skwigly Podcast 54 (13/07/2016) - Michael Thurmeier & Lori Forte

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The 54th Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.com
Presented by Ben Mitchell, Wesley Allard and Steve Henderson.

Special guests: Mike Thurmeier (director) and Lori Forte (producer), the team behind the 'Ice Age' movie series whose latest installment 'Ice Age: Collision Course' is released in the UK this week.

Produced by Ben Mitchell
Edited by Ben Mitchell & Wesley Allard
Music by Ben Mitchell

Jul 12 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #4: Skwigly Podcast 10 (20/02/2013) - Bill Plympton & the talents behind "A Liar's Autobiography"

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The tenth Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.co.uk
Presented by Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell
Special guests:
Bill Plympton, Oscar-nominated independent animator, director of the upcoming feature "Cheatin'"
Jane Davies, Leah Heming (A For Animation), Matt Walker & George Sander-Jackson (Arthur Cox), some of the talents involved in the recently-released animated adaptation of Graham Chapman's "A Liar's Autobiography"
Music by Wesley Allard and Ben Mitchell
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell

Feb 20 2013

1hr 39mins

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Rank #5: Skwigly Podcast 04 (01/08/2012) - Ant Blades, Robert Morgan, Weebl & John Kricfalusi

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The fourth Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.co.uk
Presented by Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell
Special guests: Ant Blades, Robert Morgan, Jonti Picking and John Kricfalusi
Music by Wesley Allard
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell

Podcast breakdown:
0:00:00 - Here we are again, folks! Schedules have been tight, so strap in for a lot of interviews and not so much in-studio chatter this time around.
0:01:07 - Steve interviews Ant Blades of Birdbox studios, director of the online hits "Sketchy Ice Creams", "Guard", "Chop-Chop" and "Dinner"
0:24:55 - Ben interviews Robert Morgan, creator of such stop-motion creepfests as "The Man In The Lower Left-Hand Corner of The Photograph", "The Cat With Hands" and most recently the BAFTA-nominated "Bobby YEAH".
0:55:15 - Roundup of what's been going on in the non-podcast world of Skwigly. Check it out and get in touch, we're very friendly.
0:56:02 - Steve interviews Jonti Picking, the man behind Weebl's Stuff, a fount of online animationey procrastination for ten years and counting.
1:18:27 - Post-Weebl discussion; Ben makes interns cry without meaning to. It's a hard life.
1:20:33 - Ben interviews legendary Canadian animation pioneer John Kricfalusi (creator of such iconic characters as Ren, Stimpy and the all-American hero George Liquor) about his first crowdfunding endeavour "Cans Without Labels". Part one of a two-part interview.
2:03:27 - A whole lot of gratitude and a whole lot of plugging. See you next time!

Aug 01 2012

2hr 4mins

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Rank #6: Skwigly Podcast 86 (31/10/2018) - Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward

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Presenting the 86th episode of the Skwigly podcast!

In this episode we meet Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward, directors of the NFB short 'Bone Mother'.

Presented by Ben Mitchell with Steve Henderson and Laura-Beth Cowley
Interview conducted by Laura-Beth Cowley
Produced by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell and Wez Allard

Oct 31 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #7: Skwigly at KLIK 2018 Podcast Minisode 3

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Skwigly are proud to present a series of exclusive podcast minisodes from this year's edition of the KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival.
In episode 3 we hear from attending filmmakers in conversation with Anna Eijsbouts.
Featured in this episode:
Beni Morard ('Big Buddy Blue'/'Mind Invaders'/'Ooze')
Frederic Siegel ('Big Buddy Blue'/'Mind Invaders')
Kilian Vilim ('Mind Invaders'/'Ooze')
Sam Gainsborough ('Facing It')
Jasper Kuipers ('Finity Calling')

Produced, presented and edited by Ben Mitchell
Interviews conducted by Anna Eijsbouts
Thanks to Maxi Meissner

Nov 06 2018

34mins

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Rank #8: Skwigly Podcast 09 (23/01/2013) - Bill Plympton, Signe Baumane & Will Becher

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The ninth Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.co.uk
Presented by Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell
Guest interviewer: Pete Gallagher
Special guests:
Will Becher, director of "Weatherman" & "Off-Beat", nominated for an Annie award for his animation work on the Aardman feature "The Pirates!"
Bill Plympton, Oscar-nominated independent animator, director of the upcoming feature "Cheatin'"
Signe Baumane, award-winning animator and director of the upcoming feature "Rocks In My Pockets"
Music by Wesley Allard and Ben Mitchell
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell

Jan 23 2013

1hr 39mins

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Rank #9: Skwigly Podcast 51 (01/06/2016) - Bill Plympton (Plymptoons)

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The 51st Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.com
Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson
Special guest: Bill Plympton of Plymptoons, discussing his latest upcoming features "Hitler's Folly" and "Revengeance"

Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

Jun 02 2016

46mins

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Rank #10: Skwigly Podcast 05 (19/09/2012) - John Kricfalusi, Neil Boyle & Richard Randolph

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The fifth Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.co.uk
Presented by Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell
Special guests: John Kricfalusi, Neil Boyle and Richard Randolph
Music by Wesley Allard
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell

Podcast breakdown:
0:00:00 - Podcast ahoy!.
0:02:01 - Part two of Ben's John Kricfalusi interview, with more insights from the Canadian-born animation legend's career including the politics of "Art Of" books, working on "The Simpsons" and inheriting Bob Clampett's genetic material.
0:28:16 - Ben and Steve muse on the effect of new technologies on the animation process and weigh up the pros and cons of Wacom's Cintiq range, with help from the Skwigly audience.
0:45:17 - Steve interviews Neil Boyle, director of "The Last Belle" and protégé of Richard Williams.
1:05:21 - Further Boyle/Williams discussion, plus debate of the cultural value of Steven Spielberg's early 90s WB shows "Tiny Toon Adventures" and "Animaniacs". Much love for Maurice LaMarche's Orson Welles.
1:21:21 - The big reveal of the winner of Skwigly's Nancy Beiman competition from long, long ago.
1:21:58 - Steve extolls the brilliance of MacKinnon & Saunders and interviews the producer of their new show "Toby's Traveling Circus", Richard Randolph.
1:47:58 - The show wraps up and Ben gets a little too comfortable with the ol' self-plugging.

Sep 18 2012

1hr 51mins

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Rank #11: Skwigly Podcast 52 (15/06/2016) - Chris Renaud

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The 52nd Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.com
Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson with Katie Steed and Julia Young.

Special guest: Chris Renaud, director of the Illumination film 'The Secret Life of Pets', premiering this week at the Annecy International Animation Festival

Produced & Edited by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

Jun 15 2016

39mins

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Rank #12: Independent Animation 04 - Indie Animated Features

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In the fourth episode of Independent Animation, our companion podcast series to the Skwigly tie-in book "Independent Animation: Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films" (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press), we explore the daunting world of taking on feature-length indie animation with several auteurs who've taken the plunge. Building on the book's explorations of major case studies including well-established artists such as Bill Plympton, Signe Baumane and Nina Paley, in this podcast we meet several relative newcomers in the animation world to learn more about the challenges they faced when both taking on and releasing such mammoth endeavours without a pre-existing fanbase or substantial crew. These include:
•Joel Benjamin ("Where It Floods")
•Nicholas De Fina ("LeSeurdmin")
•Dan Ekis ("Grey Island")
Also in this episode we speak with Natasha Price of Engine House, a Cornwall-based studio who are embarking on their own indie feature Back From The Dead Red thanks to the support of blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV.

Dec 12 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: Skwigly Podcast 12 (29/04/2013) - Brian Cosgrove, Kevin Shreck, Thad Komorowski & Daniel Greaves

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The twelfth Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.co.uk
Presented by Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell

Special guests:
Brian Cosgrove, co-founder of legendary studio Cosgrove Hall whose shows include "Dangermouse", "Count Duckula" and "Wind In The Willows"
Kevin Shreck, director of the Richard Williams documentary "Persistence of Vision"
Thad Komorowski, author of "Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorised Ren & Stimpy Story"
Plus an update from last episode's guest Daniel Greaves on the success of his recent Kickstarter campaign for "Mr. Plastimime"

Podcast breakdown: 
0:00:00 - Back again, folks. Contain yourselves. 
0:02:40 - Strange developments - Ben and Steve ponder creativity, the state of 2D features, the cancellations of "The Cleveland Show" and "Futurama" and fondly recall them bygone tentacle-days of LucasArts.
0:31:56 - Steve interviews Brian Cosgrove of Cosgrove Hall, the studio responsible for such UK animation hits as "Danger Mouse", "Count Duckula" and "The Wind in the Willows". Part one of two. 
1:11:28 - Steve talks to Kevin Shreck, director of "The Persistence of Vision", a documentary exploring Richard Williams and his hugely-discussed passion project "The Thief and The Cobbler". 
1:41:25 - New Skwigly competition! Head on over to facebook.com/SkwiglyMagazine for a chance to win "The Art of Short Films 1"
1:43:40 - Ben interviews Thad Komorowski, animation archivist and author of "Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorised Ren & Stimpy Story"
2:04:51 - Steve catches up with Daniel Greaves of Tandem Films for an update on his Kickstarter success for "Mr. Plastimime"
2:12:42 - Done for the month.

Apr 29 2013

2hr 14mins

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Rank #14: Skwigly Podcast 03 (18/06/2012) - Nancy Beiman & Billy West

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The third Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.co.uk
Presented by Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell
Special guests: Nancy Beiman and Billy West
Music by Wesley Allard
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell

Podcast breakdown:
0:00:00 - Greetings, friends!
0:01:03 - A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series has been unveiled. Ben and Steve muse on the countless variations on the franchise including the distinctly nunchuckless 'Hero' Turtles.
0:18:01 - Steve interviews Nancy Beiman - teacher, author and animator on such Disney features as Hercules and Treasure Planet.
0:57:22 - The second Skwigly competition is announced and last month's winner is revealed.
0:58:33 - Tom & Jerry vs. Road Runner - Ben and Steve debate the virtues of each and bemoan how much better things were in their day. You damn kids with your CGI...
1:22:25 - Ben interviews Billy West, one of today's most prolific voice-over actors whose credits include Ren & Stimpy, Looney Tunes and presently Futurama (which returns this summer)
2:06:26 - Post-Billy West discussion with Ben and Steve - enthusiasm abound for new Futurama and Ben makes his case for the watchability and cultural significance of Ren & Stimpy both with and without John K .
2:23:59 - Plugs, acknowledgements, pat selves on back, run away.

Jun 18 2012

2hr 25mins

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Rank #15: Skwigly Podcast 43 (10/02/2016) - Elliot Cowan

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The 43rd Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.com
Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson.
Special guests: Elliot Cowan, director of 'The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead'.

Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

Feb 11 2016

56mins

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Rank #16: Skwigly Podcast 89 (22/02/2019) - Louise Bagnall & Nuria González Blanco

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Presenting the 89th episode of the Skwigly podcast!

In this episode we meet Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco, director and producer respectively of the Oscar-nominated Cartoon Saloon short film 'Late Afternoon'.

Also discussed in this episode: The concerning first look at Will Smith's Genie in Disney's 'Aladdin' remake and the encouraging outcome of this year's BAFTAs.

Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson
Interview conducted and edited by Steve Henderson
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

Feb 22 2019

51mins

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Rank #17: Skwigly Podcast 55 (27/07/2016) - Paul Driessen

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The 55th Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.com
Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson.
Special guest: Paul Driessen, multi-award-winning veteran animation director whose filmography includes 'The Boy Who Saw the Iceberg', 'Oedipus', '2D or Not 2D', the Oscar-nominated 'Three Misses' and his latest short 'Cat Meets Dog'

Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

Jul 26 2016

1hr

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Rank #18: Skwigly Podcast 07 (29/11/2012) - Peter Ramsey, Valerie Kausen & Ruth Fielding

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The seventh Skwigly podcast, brought to you by skwigly.co.uk
Presented by Steve Henderson and Ben Mitchell
Guest interviewer: Tania Vincent
Special guests: Peter Ramsey, Valerie Kausen & Ruth Fielding
Music by Wesley Allard
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell

Podcast breakdown:
0:00:00 - Another shiny new podcast and Steve is fresh from the Bradford Animation Festival. Ben is not fresh. From anything. Festival antics and the everlasting genius of Chuck Jones is discussed.
0:16:55 - Ben struggles to keep "Full English" down. Musings on what really makes an adult animated sitcom successful, the Seth MacFarlane legacy and "The Simpsons"' soulful beginnings.
0:38:34 - Steve interviews Valerie Kausen, granddaughter of Chuck Jones and representative of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.
0:47:31 - "Random Acts" and the history of Channel 4's relationship with animation. Ben chats to Ruth Fielding, former C4 Animation & Arts Assistant Editor, co-founder of Lupus Films and "Random Acts" commissioner.
1:05:37 - Competition time! Check out skwigly.co.uk for further details
1:12:13 - Guest interviewer Tania Vincent interviews "Rise of the Guardians" director Peter Ramsey. Pixar/Dreamworks magnanimousness emerges. As well it should.
1:23:51 - Time to go. Bundle up, it's cold outside.

Nov 29 2012

1hr 23mins

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Rank #19: Skwigly at the British Animation Awards 2016 Podcast Special

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Skwigly at the British Animation Awards 2016 Podcast Special, brought to you by skwigly.com
Presented by Steve Henderson.
Special guests: Steve Boot, Bexie Bush, Henry Dunbar, Cat Hayes, Katie Lenton, Arran Murphy, Markus Vad Flaaten, Rory Waudby-Tolley, Colin Williams.

Produced and edited by Steve Henderson
Music by Ben Mitchell

Mar 16 2016

26mins

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Rank #20: Skwigly Podcast 87 (28/11/2018) - John Kahrs

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Presenting the 87th episode of the Skwigly podcast!

In this episode we meet John Kahrs, director of Google Spotight Stories' latest offering 'Age of Sail'.

Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson
Interview conducted by Steve Henderson
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

Nov 28 2018

1hr 31mins

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