Podcasts

Cartoon Consumables

From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit candies to today’s mass-market collectibles, cartoons have driven an entire industry of branded merchandise. How did it go from pez dispensers to housewares to amusement parks?

Bugs Bunny: Culture Guide

Since 1950, kids have been learning about opera from Bugs Bunny. And he probably was the first drag performer most people can remember seeing. 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. What sorts of creatures and comics were dancing across screens in animations early days?

How Cartoons Get Made

While some technology has changed over the years, in many ways, the path from an idea to a finished cartoon has remained the same. How does a cartoon come to life, and what does the future hold for animation?

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 -- from the inside. Through dozens of interviews Drawn takes listeners on a unique cartoon journey.