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RubberOnion Animation Podcast

This show is about everything animation: weekly news stories, reviews, interviews with professionals and indie creators, etc. We also have fan-art contests, play trivia, do character skits and a ton of other community interaction... because entertainment! I'm Stephen Brooks and I run Rubber Onion, a boutique studio that creates hand-drawn animation, and am the author of 'Tradigital Animate CC: 12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Animate.' My best friend and fellow animator, Rob Yulfo, joins me for this weekly podcast. Imagine going out for drinks with a group of animators after work and merge that with a variety show which has some educational segments... that's the RubberOnion Animation Podcast. Enjoy and say Hi!

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212 Cuphead Review

We both played "Cuphead" and review the gameplay, art-style, animation, with gameplay audio from Rob's attempt #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere

1hr 6mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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267 The Willoughbys Review

The Willoughbys on Netflix interested us by the trailer. We watched the movie. #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere

1hr 15mins

9 May 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 52 - Freelance Horror Stories

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! This week we reached out to other animators and creatives to give us their worst experiences in freelance that they could share with us like ghost stories around a campfire. Spooooooky! The idea is that if you're thinking of getting into freelance or can relate to some of these stories, they can serve as a heads-up on what you might encounter and/or how to prevent them. See? It's fun AND educational. I'm very proud of this episode so I hope you enjoy it and get lots of great information out of it! CLICK HERE to go to the full blog post & leave a comment! Annotations:(08:44)   Tristian Goik(25:55)   ROB YULFO(38:46)   Nathan Viney(57:45)   STEPHEN BROOKS(1:10:38)   Mat Elfring(1:34:22)   Martin Bell(1:50:24)   PAT RYAN(1:56:23)   Andrew KaikoCheck out more of your hosts:Stephen Brooks (@RubberOnion)Rob Yulfo (@RobYulfo)Pat Ryan (@TheBadPatRyan)And please Rate/Review us on iTunes & Rate/Review on Stitcher while you're at it (=

2hr 17mins

29 Oct 2014

Rank #3

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Animators' Back Pain

HOT COCOA SHOW! As animators, we have a unique set of physical injuries that can come up: not the least of which are back and neck pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and eye strain and headaches. Over the years I've dealt with all of these in one form or another and decided now is the time to discuss them so others can learn unlike I did... from painful experience. There is a companion blog post with this podcast episode being uploaded tomorrow as well. Preorder my book coming out in 2016 Please Rate & Review us on iTunes And you can now listen to us out on SoundCloud! Topics & Timestamps: (16:01) The Sitting Problem (21:18) Types of back pain (27:02) ... and their causes (33:39) About standing desks (45:15) Animators and our posture problems (48:10) The power of rotating work arrangements (55:08) Other injuries animators encounter and their prevention (1:08:36) Prevention for back pain during work (1:15:24) Prevention in your daily life (1:27:33) Keeping it simple to stay on track Check out more of your hosts: Stephen Brooks Rob Yulfo Preorder Stephen's Animation Tutorial Book: And please Rate/Review us on iTunes  Subscribe on SoundCloud  ... and Rate/Review us on Stitcher while you're at it! (=

1hr 44mins

21 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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Monkeys and Drunkies

SEGMENT EPISODE! We have two interviews, a discussion about the uncredited animator pushback on "Sausage Party" and one epic story. Enjoy this show, you won't be forgetting it anytime soon... I know I won't Preorder my book coming out in 2016 Please Rate & Review us on iTunes And you can now listen to us out on SoundCloud! Topics & Timestamps: (5:56) "The Bushwick Story" AKA "The Drunkest Sh*t I Ever Saw" (39:19) Animation News... (40:28) Uncredited Animators pushback against "Sausage Party" (1:01:02) Interview with ARC Productions employee Justin Goran about what happened surrounding the bankruptsy fallout (1:35:41) Creator Spotlight: Ema Ryan Yamazaki and Jacob Kafka about their Curious George Kickstarter Media Referenced During this Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKP5E1uTOUM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j41uWw9EAhw Check out more of your hosts: Stephen Brooks Rob Yulfo Preorder Stephen's Animation Tutorial Book: And please Rate/Review us on iTunes  Subscribe on SoundCloud  ... and Rate/Review us on Stitcher while you're at it! (=

2hr 17mins

24 Aug 2016

Rank #5

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200 One Hundred, Twice

Support this podcast on Patreon and get exclusive and early content! Please Rate & Review us on iTunes SEGMENT SHOW! For our 200th episode we present the last (maybe) segment show with a discussion about everything that came from D23, an update to RubberOnion, Stephen talks about Spider-Man and Baby Driver, and we take Audience Questions LIVE from the chat! And you can now listen to us on SoundCloud Topics & Timestamps (5:42) How You Doin (13:53) Baby Driver & Spider-Man Homecoming (31:06) RubberOnion Update! (53:09) Animation News from D23 (54:15) Dumbo (56:25) Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (59:34) Incredibles 2 (1:01:57) The Lion King (1:07:36) Aladdin (1:15:03) Star Wars VIII, Avengers Infinity War, and Mary Poppins Returns (1:20:48) Disney orders season 2 of Big Hero 6 TV series before season 1 airs (1:23:46) Spider-Man new TV series (1:26:20) Audience Questions LIVE in chat! Media referenced in this episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxjsWlUTz7U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyWbIG8Qj6c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myRPiqzygPc Check out more of your hosts Stephen Brooks @RubberOnion Rob Yulfo @RobYulfo Order Stephen's tutorial book

1hr 38mins

21 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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Pokemon, Bro

This week we have a completely unplanned, loose chat about anything that came up during the time. We talked about Gamera's "fart flying," we invent a theme park around Forest Gump, and talk about what Pokemon, Go means for the future success of other augmented reality games... and invent some of our own! Preorder my book coming out in 2016: Please Rate & Review us on iTunes And you can now listen to us out on SoundCloud!Topics & Timestamps: (0:00) Who knows... Media Referenced During this Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j51XdsXGjFQ Check out more of your hosts: Stephen Brooks Rob Yulfo Preorder Stephen's Animation Tutorial Book: And please Rate/Review us on iTunes  Subscribe on SoundCloud  ... and Rate/Review us on Stitcher while you're at it! (=

1hr 17mins

13 Jul 2016

Rank #7

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Battle Talk June 2016

This week we spoke so much about June's #RubberOnionBattle that we made it into an entire show! Don't forget to vote for your favorite and submit your cartoon for July's Battle (topic is "Mustache Problems"). Please Rate & Review us on iTunes And you can now listen to us out on SoundCloud! Topics & Timestamps: (13:07) Jason Zayas (22:11) Greg Pugh (31:08) Xenia Bougaevsky (38:43) Waymond Singleton (47:17) Rob L (56:43) Mike Boas (1:05:42) Spencer Holmes (1:15:51) Eric Polley (1:23:22) Elizabeth Honer (1:35:13) Vicky Holloway (1:42:58) Chris Rodriguez (1:48:57) Rob Yulfo (1:58:12) Stephen Brooks Media Referenced During this Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGvRFLNBqtw Check out more of your hosts: Stephen Brooks Rob Yulfo Preorder Stephen's Animation Tutorial Book: And please Rate/Review us on iTunes  Subscribe on SoundCloud  ... and Rate/Review us on Stitcher while you're at it! (=

2hr 24mins

20 Jul 2016

Rank #8

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Freelancing School Year 2: Creating Your Brand

After last week's surprise interview with Don Bluth, we're back with part 2 of the RubberOnion Freelance School and this time we're talking about what would be the goal in your second year: creating your brand. We talk about using your own personality and voice to shape the tone of your brand, how to market yourself, the importance and limitations of a niche market and a bunch more. Sign up for the newsletter or become a Patron on my Patreon page to get the more detailed ebook in February on starting a freelance business. And don't forget to check out the companion blog post with this podcast to read a more structured write-up on what to expect in your first year of being a Freelancer! Listen for floating and hammocks, Gary Oldman Craigslist, Rob's Baked Buttered Beans, and Rabbi Schwarzenegger Please Rate & Review us on iTunes  And you can now listen to us out on SoundCloud! Topics & Timestamps:(7:52) Recap of the previous Freelance School (#1)(13:34) The word: Brand(19:11) Using a Niche Market(21:51) Arnold Schwarzenegger(27:07) Analyzing last year's data(31:37) Using a personal style(34:18) The "jack-of-all-trades" marketing problem(37:45) Using the same name as a moniker and business name(41:05) What's unique about you(44:21) Branding... the verb(48:36) Having a business "voice"(51:01) Logos, Style, and Tagline(58:10) Marketing, and what to do with a scattered presence(1:09:46) What can you do that people want?(1:14:38) Shifting your brand when it stops working for you(1:17:46) Testing the success of your brand approach(1:22:50) Using your voice(1:28:17) Putting it all together Media Referenced During this Episode: Stephen's "My Friend the..." series Stephen's VLOG series RubberOnion Review series with Stephen & Rob Check out more of your hosts: Stephen Brooks Rob Yulfo And please Rate/Review us on iTunes  Subscribe on SoundCloud  ... and Rate/Review us on Stitcher while you're at it! (=

1hr 36mins

20 Jan 2016

Rank #9

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260 PS4 Animation Theft

What happens when a major animation spot is made up of rotoscoped professional and student films? #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere

1hr 7mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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196 Doggies and Tomato Soup

Support this podcast on Patreon and get exclusive and early content! Please Rate & Review us on iTunes SEGMENT SHOW! We talk about Disney's new "101 Dalmatian Street" series, a full trailer for a new "Frozen" animated short and what that might mean, and a question about how to manage burnout And you can now listen to us on SoundCloud! Topics & Timestamps (5:22) How you doin? (20:09) Animation News... (20:50) 101 Dalmatian Street (39:12) Olaf's Frozen Adventure trailer discussion (1:05:29) Ax by Fax Audience Question "How do you manage burnout" ~Ben Reynolds Media referenced in this episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb8WDATVB6A  Check out more of your hosts Stephen Brooks @RubberOnion Rob Yulfo @RobYulfo Order Stephen's tutorial book

1hr 41mins

21 Jun 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 48 - We Just Gave Up

Speed round! Pat and Stephen had to get to trivia night because who else's going to know what year Space Jam was released (ahem 1996)? We all watched the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode and have some words. Don Hertzfeldt's Simpsons couch gag made people confused and intrigued. Also, the CW cancelled its Saturday morning cartoon lineup, the last of its kind on network TV, and you might be surprised what we think about that. And finally, we have clips and trailers to talk about! CLICK HERE to go to the full blog post & leave a comment! Annotations:(12:38)   "Big Hero 6" trailer 2(19:21)   Last Saturday Morning Cartoon lineup (on CW) gets cancelledE(34:21)   Death on The Simpsons(38:24)   Don Hertzfeldt's Simpsons couch gag(45:19)   'The Simpsons Guy' crossover episode(1:01:24)   'Asterix & Obelix' clip(1:04:17)   SUBMITTED QUESTION from Ronald Chaparro: "Which do you each prefer; a villain created specifically for a season or already known villain"Check out more of your hosts:Stephen Brooks (@RubberOnion)Rob Yulfo (@RobYulfo)Pat Ryan (@TheBadPatRyan)And please Rate/Review us on iTunes & Rate/Review on Stitcher while you're at it (=

1hr 11mins

1 Oct 2014

Rank #12

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266 Depressingly Popular

This was from our Live-Streamed TRAILER TALK where we discussed the trailers for Solar Opposites, Connected, The Willoughbys, and JJ Villard's Fairy Tales. Not all positive. #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere

1hr 59mins

8 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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207 DuckTales 2017 Premiere Review

We talk about the DuckTales reboot on DisneyXD #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere

57mins

31 Aug 2017

Rank #14

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244 Aaron Darrenofsky

It's a How You Doin' episode! We talk about the anthropological study that was Stephen's fortnight of Fortnite, unintentional badassery, and board game puns!   #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere

1hr 26mins

16 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 8 - Christmas Episode

Merry Christmas! We bring to you a short episode on this Eve of the Christmas with many a SONG and laughing and poet...ing. Hope you're cozy someplace. Now listen to our podcast. CLICK HERE to go to the full blog post & leave a comment! Check out more of your hosts: Stephen Brooks (@RubberOnion) Rob Yulfo (@RobYulfo) Pat Ryan (@TheBadPatRyan) and please Rate/Review us on iTunes

16mins

24 Dec 2013

Rank #16

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237 Felicity Morland Interview

We talk with Felicity Morland, the animator and filmmaker behind the new documentary "Hand Drawn" on the medium of hand drawn animation with interviews with so many of today's greats and up-and-coming artists Check out her campaign on IndieGoGo and the perks that come with donating to the project which completes on Nov 25th... get on it!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hand-drawn-feature-film#/ And follow Felicity Morland around the internet on Twitter, her website, YouTube and Vimeo #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere

34mins

21 Nov 2018

Rank #17

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259 What We're Watching

We had so much time over the break to catch up on all our favorite animated shows that came back, new ones that we were excited to dig into, and old ones we never got around to. Here's what we're watching now! #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere

55mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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203 Castlevania Netflix Season 1 Review

Review for season 1 of the Netflix "Castlevania" series #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere

1hr 2mins

9 Aug 2017

Rank #19

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256 The Horror Story

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1hr 47mins

2 Nov 2019

Rank #20