Saturday Mourning Cartoons
Ep. 261: #Catscratch Review

Ep. 261: #Catscratch Review

January 18, 2020

Sean and Dave continue their annual (terrible) tradition of New Year's Nicktoons! Next up in the rotation is everyone's favorite Nicktoon: #Catscratch!

Wait, what? You don't remember this 2005 toon featuring the voices of Wayne Knight, Kevin McDonald, and Rob Paulsen? That's okay, we didn't either.

Listen along with us as we get into all things 'Catscratch' and decide whether it's worth saving or destined for The Dip.

 

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‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ Interview with Rad Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff

‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ Interview with Rad Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff

January 15, 2020

We chatted with 'Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' creators Rad Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff to learn about their brand new and incredibly stylish Netflix series. Hailing from DreamWorks Animation and acclaimed animators at Studio Mir. The duo talked about developing the story from Sechrist's webcomics, finding a signature visual style and a bumping soundtrack to match it, and what lies ahead for a possible Season 2. More on 'Kipo' follows below:

After spending her entire life living in an underground burrow, a young girl named Kipo (Karen Fukuhara) is thrust into an adventure on the surface of a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth. She joins a ragtag group of survivors as they embark on a journey through a vibrant wonderland where everything trying to kill them is downright adorable. The series is created and executive produced by Sechrist (How to Train Your Dragon 2) and executive produced and developed for television by Bill Wolkoff (The Man Who Fell To Earth).

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Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times.

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‘Harvey Girls Forever’: Brendan Hay & Aliki Theofilopoulos Look Back on Their Hit Show

‘Harvey Girls Forever’: Brendan Hay & Aliki Theofilopoulos Look Back on Their Hit Show

January 14, 2020

In our interview with 'Harvey Girls Forever' executive producer Brendan Hay and supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos, we look back over four seasons and 52 episodes of the 'Harvey Street Kids' series. The producing duo talks about the things they're most proud of in Season 4 and in the show overall, the Chanukah special, the introduction of Casper, and the big musical send-off for the show.

Plus, they reveal their preferred origin story for The Bow, the possibility of seeing more Casper in the future, the big reveal of all the kids' parents in the final episode, and much more. As a parting gift, Hay and Theofilopoulos tease what they're up to next, including Warner Bros. Animation's 'Gremlins' series, heading to HBO Max in 2021, and a super-secret project for DreamWorks Animation.

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Sean Paul Ellis

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Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times.

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#TheOwlHouse Creator Dana Terrace and Art Director Ricky Cometa on Their Disney Show

#TheOwlHouse Creator Dana Terrace and Art Director Ricky Cometa on Their Disney Show

January 10, 2020

As part of our ongoing Saturday Mourning Cartoons interview series, we chat with #TheOwlHouse creator Dana Terrace and art director Ricky Cometa about their brand new Disney show. We talk about the fantastical world, the lore of the demon realm, and how the trio of Luz, Eda, and King come together to solve their problems. Plus, Terrace and Cometa tease what's to come this season and in Season 2, which has already been ordered by Disney Channel!

'The Owl House' follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting. Check it out on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW!

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Sean Paul Ellis

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Ep. 260: ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Review

Ep. 260: ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Review

January 4, 2020

Happy New Year from the Saturday Mourning Cartoons team! Come celebrate our 260th episode with a return to New Year's Nicktoons. This time, Sean Paul Ellis and Dave Trumbore welcome special guest Melanie Harker to talk about one of the best animated series of all time: 'Avatar: The Last Airbender."

2020 marks the 15th anniversary of the acclaimed Nickelodeon series. Follow along with Avatar Aang, Katara, Sokka, and more as they attempt to restore balance in a world at war. And follow along with us to see how well the show holds up more than a decade later! Plus, keep an eye out for the series' special edition on SteelBook Blu-ray this February.

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Dave Trumbore

Writes for Collider.com
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Buy the book The Science of Breaking Bad - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/science-breaking-bad

Sean Paul Ellis

IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times.

If you are digging our show and want to help you out, then you can do so in the following ways:

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Ep 259: ‘LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars’ Review

Ep 259: ‘LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars’ Review

December 28, 2019

We're closing out #LEGO #StarWars month with 'LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars' ... which sounds a heck of a lot better than it actually is. In this 2018 series of animated shorts, new faces team-up with iconic heroes Young Han Solo, Chewbacca, Young Lando Calrissian, BB-8, and General Leia for adventures that span all eras of the Star Wars universe. But is it any good? Tune in to find out!

You can also find all of the LEGO Star Wars series we talked about on Disney+ right now!

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Sean Paul Ellis

  1. IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
  2. Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times

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Ep 258: ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ Review

Ep 258: ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ Review

December 21, 2019

The best combined example of #LEGO and #StarWars yet arrives in the 2016 animated series, 'LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.' The original story follows a title family and youngster Rowan whose Force abilities allow him to manipulate LEGO bricks to take things apart and put them together again in creative ways. It's a fantastic addition to the Legends lore that delivers compelling characters and an entertaining story while also occurring parallel with some of your favorite moments from the 'Star Wars' universe.

Dave and Sean continue 'LEGO Star Wars' month with this animated series that you can watch on #DisneyPlus when you're not watching 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' in theaters.

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Sean Paul Ellis

  1. IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
  2. Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times

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‘Missing Link’ Production Designer Nelson Lowry Teases LAIKA’s Next Movie

‘Missing Link’ Production Designer Nelson Lowry Teases LAIKA’s Next Movie

December 21, 2019

During our interview with 'Missing Link' Production Designer Nelson Lowry, he teased the next movie from #LAIKA, saying, "the next film is so different, fundamentally different, from the things we've done and really takes everything we've learned and just doubles down on them and showcases these new technologies that we're getting pretty good at. So, it's not just bigger and better, it's more clever use of, and it's just going to open up, I think, the vision for the studio in a way that people will be quite surprised."

Ep 257: ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’

Ep 257: ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’

December 14, 2019

Well before C-3PO got his creepy new red eyes, he was narrating his adventures across the galaxy far, far away in the 2015 series #LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales. This Legends show pokes fun at the characters and events of the #StarWars saga by retelling the story through the eyes of the only characters to be present for each and every adventure: C-3PO and R2-D2. But don’t worry, more droid pals will pop up along the way!

The Saturday Mourning Cartoons team of Dave Trumbore and Sean Paul Ellis continue LEGO Star Wars month with this animated series that you can watch on Disney+. Kill some time with us while we await the arrival of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20th. We hope you enjoy the show!

 

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Dave Trumbore

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  3. Buy the book The Science of Breaking Bad - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/science-breaking-bad

Sean Paul Ellis

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  2. Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times

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Ep 256: ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles’

Ep 256: ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles’

December 7, 2019

#BabyYoda, am I right? Unfortunately, you won't find the pint-sized Force-wielder in the 2013 animated series 'LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles', but you will find a lot of age-appropriate jokes, 'Star Wars' lore, and plenty of zany adventures befitting this Legends story.

Dave and Sean launch into December with 'LEGO Star Wars' month, celebrating all things #StarWars! We're also enjoying #TheMandalorian on #DisneyPlus, which is where you can also find these 'LEGO Star Wars' series while we await the arrival of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.' Enjoy!

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Dave Trumbore

  1. Writes for Collider.com 
  2. Twitter @drclawmd
  3. Buy the book The Science of Breaking Bad - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/science-breaking-bad

Sean Paul Ellis

  1. IG and twitter @seanpaulellis
  2. Performer at Washington Improv Theater where you can find tickets and times

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