Saturday Mourning Cartoons
Ep 255: Miyazaki’s Thanksgiving Special: ‘The Mouse on the Mayflower’

Ep 255: Miyazaki’s Thanksgiving Special: ‘The Mouse on the Mayflower’

November 23, 2019

On this special holiday episode of Saturday Mourning Cartoons, Sean and Dave review the 1968 Rankin/Bass Thanksgiving holiday special, 'The Mouse on the Mayflower.' Featuring the voice work of Tennessee Ernie Ford and June Foray, with writing from Romeo Muller, and some animation work from the one and only Hayao Miyazaki. That's right! The legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder worked as a key animator for Toei, which animated this first holiday special from the studio behind stop-motion classics like 'Rudolph' and 'Frosty'!

But how does it hold up? And how has history remembered it?

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#BigCityGreens: Interview with Shane and Chris Houghton

#BigCityGreens: Interview with Shane and Chris Houghton

November 22, 2019

Season 2 of Disney's #BigCityGreens arrives on Saturday, November 16th, so we're chatting with co-creators Chris and Shane Houghton about the new season, changes coming to the Green family dynamics, and an upcoming Christmas special. Plus, their thoughts on their cartoon arriving on Disney+, continuing their short-form storytelling, and their ultimate endgame for 'Big City Greens.'

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#HarveyGirlsForever: Interview with Brendan Hay & Aliki Theofilopoulos

#HarveyGirlsForever: Interview with Brendan Hay & Aliki Theofilopoulos

November 22, 2019

In another special Saturday Mourning Cartoons interview, Dave had a chance to chat with #HarveyGirlsForever creatives Brendan Hay & Aliki Theofilopoulos about Season 3, Richie Rich, and the future of the series. Plus, they teased the exciting projects they're working on next!

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#GreenEggsAndHam Review & Interview with Creator Jared Stern

#GreenEggsAndHam Review & Interview with Creator Jared Stern

November 9, 2019

Our Saturday Mourning Cartoons interview specials continue with a new Netflix series! This weekend's chat features 'Green Eggs & Ham' creator, Jared Stern. We talked to Stern about the process of bringing the Dr. Seuss story to the screen over more than a decade, the importance of animating the series with traditional hand-drawn animation, and how he cracked the story to add new mythology to a classic children's tale. Plus, find out what's in store for a possible Season 2, and see what else Stern is up to in the wide world of animation!

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#SheRa Season 4 Review & Interview with Noelle Stevenson

#SheRa Season 4 Review & Interview with Noelle Stevenson

November 9, 2019

Continuing our special interview series, we got a chance to chat with #SheRa and the Princesses of Power' creator Noelle Stevenson about Season 4. Some spoilers follow, so be sure you're caught up with the 13 new episodes, available on Netflix now!

During our conversation, Noelle talked about newcomers Double Trouble and Horde Prime, explained how the stakes are now raised for the characters, and teased big changes coming in Season 5. Enjoy!

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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 254: ‘The Incredible Hulk’ Review

Ep 254: ‘The Incredible Hulk’ Review

November 2, 2019

We're completing our Disney+ Marvel animated series set (for now) with the '96 cartoon, #TheIncredibleHulk. If you ever wanted to see Bruce Banner in a T. rex-armed Hulkbuster armor take on the Savage Hulk himself, this one's for you.

But we have questions: How does a nutrient bath work? What's up with Frank/Rick Jones? Can we play a game of poker with Gray Hulk? All that and more won't be answered on this episode of the podcast!

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Dave Trumbore

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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 253: ‘Fantastic Four’ Review

Ep 253: ‘Fantastic Four’ Review

October 26, 2019

Following up on last week's revisit of the 90s animated series, #IronMan, we're doubling down on Marvel animation with the paired 90s series #FantasticFour.

Will Marvel ever be able to get the First Family right? Did they manage to do so back in the 90s in animated form? Is it worth watching when it arrives on Disney+? The answers won't surprise you but they should entertain you.

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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 252: ‘Marvel’s Iron Man’ Review

Ep 252: ‘Marvel’s Iron Man’ Review

October 19, 2019

We're getting a jump on the Disney+ arrivals with a revisit of the 90s animated series, 'Marvel's Iron Man.' Arriving nearly 15 years before the live-action movie that launched the MCU into the stratosphere, this cartoon is a stark (pun!) reminder that superhero stories are tough to do right ... and absolutely catastrophic when done wrong.

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Sean Paul Ellis

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Ep. 251: ‘Seis Manos’ Review

Ep. 251: ‘Seis Manos’ Review

October 12, 2019

On this episode, Dave Trumbore reviews 'Seis Manos', the new anime series on Netflix that comes from Powerhouse Animation and co-creators Brad Graeber and Álvaro Rodríguez. It combines Mexican mythology, 70s kung fu flicks, and the grindhouse stylings of Robert Rodriguez. This one isn't for the faint of heart, but it is for fans of MexicAnime.

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Dave Trumbore

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Sean Paul Ellis

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Ep 250: ‘Primal’ Review & Genndy Tartakovsky Interview

Ep 250: ‘Primal’ Review & Genndy Tartakovsky Interview

October 5, 2019

We review Genndy Tartakovsky's new Adult Swim series 'Primal', a brutal, prehistoric story about the tragic partnership between a caveman and a dinosaur in a kill-or-be-killed world. Plus, we talk to Tartakovsky himself about the new show and how it came about, plus updates on 'Hotel Transylvania 4', 'Fixed', and 'Black Knight.'

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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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