10 best animation podcasts

Animation is very misunderstood. It’s not just for kids. There is no age limit when watching animated shows on TV or your laptop/phone. And you are certainly not dumb if you are 20 or 40 years old and still watch animated shows. In fact, I have even caught my 50-year old father watching an animated show on Netflix. I have to admit, it was funny at first, but when you think more about it, you come to the conclusion that it’s as normal as watching a documentary.

For a lot of people, animation is their whole life. Especially when their career is about animation. Whether you are an animation fan or an aspiring animator you always want to keep yourself updated about your favorite hobby or job.

Animation podcasts are a very good way of doing that. Hosts of animation podcasts don’t just express their opinion about a specific show. They do a lot more. They produce educational content about how to improve your animation skills, they talk about fun and insightful takes on the latest developments in the world of animation, and much more.

In order to inform you about the best animation podcasts, we scoured the internet and did our best to make this Top 10 animation podcasts list.

The following podcasts include:

  • Animated show reviews
  • Animation news and current events
  • How-to’s and techniques
  • Interviews with professionals
  • And much more

Keep reading to find out the best animation podcasts that exist on today’s internet.

  1. Animation Addicts Podcast

Get your animation fix with animation addicts just like you! The Animation Addicts Podcast is a show about the wonderful world of animation: Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar & everything in between! In each episode, the hosts—Morgan Stradling & Chelsea Robson—discuss a different animation film and have a hilarious, in-depth, nerdy discussion about it.

 Take a trip down memory lane as we review old childhood favorites or discuss the latest box office releases, in addition to interviews with your favorite people from the animation world! Join the community at Rotoscopers.com and on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

  1. Animation Industry Podcast

I present you the AIP, the Animation Industry Podcast!

In this podcast, you’ll find interviews from today’s top leaders in the animation industry on topics like:

*the best way to pitch a show

*how to successfully market your work online

*what kind of skills will get your dream job

*and more!

Who’s running this podcast?

The host is Terry, a stop motion animator. Terry is soaking up as much knowledge about the animation industry as he can, and sharing what he learns along the way.

  1. Mograph podcast

Dave Koss & Matt Milstead of Mograph.com discuss the world of Cinema 4D and Motion Graphics. With many regular, big-name guests from the industry. 

Regular topics are anything from Cinema 4D tips & tricks to features & woes. After Effects, Render Engines like Octane, Redshift, and Arnold, or even Hardware configurations. They’ll even get into industry discussions like clients, contracts, and work efficiency. 

Join them each week while they catch up on what they’ve learned and what they’re learning.

  1. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Twin animators Tom and Tony Bancroft get together and talk about their Disney Animation past, the present animation business, and the future of animation. Interviews with talented artists, inspirational words, and wild speculation will help you grow as a person – or not.

Your destination for the art instruction you need.

  1. Overly Animated Podcast

Overly Animated is for fans of TV animated shows like Rick and Morty, Steven Universe, Miraculous Ladybug, and much more.

In every episode, the host Dylan Hysen discusses a TV animated show and creates entertaining commentary about it.

The podcast started in 2015 and continues releasing new episodes every other Wednesday.

  1. Skwigly Animation podcast

Join Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson, Laura-Beth Cowley, and guests for Skwigly’s animation podcasts, where interviews with world-famous industry legends and skilled craftspeople go alongside cheery conversations about the world of animation. You can select from their sub-categories: Skwigly Film Club, Intimate Animation, Independent Animation, and the main Skwigly Animation Podcast.

  1. School of Motion podcast

A show for MoGraph artists by MoGraph artists. They interview designers, Animators, producers, and other folks related to the industry. They get deep into the geeky world of Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and Illustrator. 

They also talk about the business and art of Motion Design. 

If you want to learn and succeed in the animation industry, this podcast is able to teach you many many things. Dig in.

  1. What A Cartoon! Podcast

From the creators of Talking Simpsons comes What A Cartoon!, an audio exploration of every cartoon ever! Join hosts Henry Gilbert and Bob Mackey (as well as several guests) for an in-depth look at a different episode of a different cartoon every week!

They don’t only discuss a different cartoon every week, they discuss everything! From animation to storytelling to pop culture. You will love it!

  1. Nick Animation podcast

If you were a fan of Nickelodeon (or still are) then you wouldn’t want to miss this one.

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.

  1.  Rubber Onion Animation podcast

This show is about everything animation: weekly news stories, reviews, interviews with professionals and indie creators, etc. They also have fan-art contests, play trivia, do character skits, and a ton of other community interaction… because of entertainment!

Stephen Brooks runs Rubber Onion, a boutique studio that creates hand-drawn animation, and is the author of ‘Tradigital Animate CC: 12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Animate.’ 

His best friend and fellow animator, Rob Yulfo, joins him 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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