Right Now in Drawn: The Story of Animation

There have been so many chats that didn't quite fit into any of our episodes, but we wanted to make sure that listeners got to hear them.

The Villains

Bad guys are driving the plots of many stories, and animation is no different. What makes the perfect villain, and why do we love them so much?

Women in Animation

While most of the high-profile positions in animation have been occupied by men for decades, women have been part of animation from the beginning.

The Sound Effects

Boing! Zip! Crash! The sound of animation is a character all its own.

Music of 'Toons

Viewers may not always realize how deeply the music in a cartoon affects them. But without the score, we'd be emotionally lost.

The Animated Future

From the Jetsons to Futurama, cartoons have long been envisioning what the world will be like in the space age.

You Know, for Kids!

How did a medium initially aimed at adults become such an essential part of childhood, and then blossom again as a medium full of adult-oriented content?

The Voices of Childhood

From Mel Blanc and June Foray to Tara Strong and Billy West, some of the most familiar sounds of childhood come from the mouths of rarely seen actors.

Cartoon Consumables

From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit candies to today’s mass-market collectibles, cartoons have driven an entire industry of branded merchandise.

Bugs Bunny: Culture Guide

Since 1950, kids have been learning about opera and art from Bugs Bunny. How did the wascally wabbit become a cultural influencer?

Before There Were Icons

Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse are stars in their own right, but there were cartoons before either of those characters existed.

How Cartoons Get Made

How does a cartoon come to life, and what does the future hold for animation?

“Drawn” is an exploration of cartoons with an insider’s perspective, including show creators, voice actors, historians, animators and business leaders.

Drawn: The Story of Animation - Trailer

We're in the midst of a new golden age of animation, and this podcast takes a look at the where the industry has been and where it's going.