20 Best Animation Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about animation ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best animation podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Animation Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Animation Addicts Podcast – Disney, Pixar, & Animated Movie Reviews & Interviews | Rotoscopers

  • Publisher: Rotoscopers
  • Total Episodes: 204

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! 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.

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

  • Publisher: The Bancroft Brothers
  • Total Episodes: 109

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. Sponsored by TaughtByAPro.com – your destination for the art instruction you need. See http://taughtbyapro.com for online animation, character design, illustration, comic arts, cartoon creation and more.

Overly Animated Podcast

  • Publisher: Overly Animated
  • Total Episodes: 1049

We take animation seriously.

The Geek Buddies

  • Publisher: The Geek Buddies
  • Total Episodes: 173

The Geek Buddies are Animation Writer/EP Michael Vogel, Film Critic/Writer/Host John Rocha and Actor/Animation Writer Shannon McClung. Three industry pros and longtime friends giving you their unique perspectives on everything geek in the world of entertainment.

Disney History Institute Podcast

  • Publisher: Disney History Institute
  • Total Episodes: 141

The Disney History Institute Podcast explores the history of animation and early cinematic amusement parks.

DIS-Order: Every Disney Film

  • Publisher: Real Fans 4 Real Movies
  • Total Episodes: 64

A chronological journey through the struggles, sacrifices, and successes of every animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Join your hosts, Andy, Hunter and Michael, in discussion and debate surrounding Disney’s most (and least) beloved fairytales and adventures in the broader context of the Walt Disney Company and the animation studio’s influence on pop culture.

Animation Happy Hour

  • Publisher: Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
  • Total Episodes: 16

Animation Happy Hour is a monthly podcast hosted by three feature film animators – Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, and Ben Girmann. Our podcast mission is to provide practical advice for students, job-seekers, and animation enthusiasts on how to break into all aspects of the animation industry.

The Illustration Department Podcast

  • Publisher: Giuseppe Castellano
  • Total Episodes: 106

Giuseppe Castellano talks to folks in illustration, graphic design, publishing, animation, and other creative fields about the ups and downs of their careers.

Generation Animation

  • Publisher: Fan Off Media
  • Total Episodes: 363

Generation Animation is your in-depth look at all things animated. Cartoons, anime, CG, shorts, you name it! If it’s animated, Generation Animation will break it down with expert discussion and amusing banter.

Animation Destination

  • Publisher: Brandon Jones
  • Total Episodes: 267

Animation Destination is an animation celebration podcast dedicated to all things animated. Western animation, anime, independent animation, voice acting and more!

The One Piece Podcast

  • Publisher: Maji Media, LLC
  • Total Episodes: 348

A podcast dedicated to the series One Piece from Shonen Jump and Toei Animation. We run down the latest episodes and chapters and explore everything about the series. Made by the fans, for the fans. We are Maji!

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor

  • Publisher: Jim Hill Media Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 121

Jim and Drew break down the animation world frame by frame, until you get the singular picture. If you love Disney animation, Pixar, and the classics that were hand sketched, or built out of 1’s and 0’s in a computer, this is the podcast that draws you in.

Black N’ Animated

  • Publisher: Black N Animated Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 52

An animation podcast to educate, inform and inspire black artists pursuing careers in animation. Hosted by Breana Williams and Waymond Singleton.

Disniversity Podcast

  • Publisher: Disniversity Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 13

The podcast crash course through the history of Disney’s animated classics, by film journalist Ben Travis and animation academic Dr Sam Summers. Each week, we’ll be moving forward in time through the legendary Walt Disney Animation Studios catalogue, watching every feature film in chronological order – from Snow White to Frozen II. Watch along with us, and listen as we explore each film’s historical context, advances in animation and lasting legacy, and talk about how they stand up today. Note: This podcast is not affiliated with Disney.

Anime Addicts Anonymous

  • Publisher: The Anime Addicts
  • Total Episodes: 502

We have one mission: To make your anime addiction worse! We’re a podcast for all anime addicts out there! Those who love anime, manga, cosplay, conventions, and just about everything else that has to do with the world of Japanese Animation can find everything they need to remain hopelessly addicted to anime!

PragerU: Five-Minute Videos

  • Publisher: PragerU
  • Total Episodes: 722

We take the best ideas from the best minds and distill them down to five focused minutes. We then add graphics and animation to create the most persuasive, entertaining, and educational case possible for the values that have made America and the West the source of so much liberty and wealth. These values are Judeo-Christian at their core and include the concepts of freedom of speech, a free press, free markets and a strong military to protect and project those values.

Poe Boys

  • Publisher: A Star Wars Podcast (w/ Pete & Josh)
  • Total Episodes: 126

Star Wars! The Clone Wars! Rebels! Resistance! Lucasfilm Animation! Oscar Isaac? Dave Filoni? Star Wars!

What’s Up, Fandom

  • Publisher: What’s Up, Fandom
  • Total Episodes: 302

Your weekly Fandom Culture In-Demand podcast. Discussions, debates, & interviews. Topics covering movies, television, comics, animation, books, pop culture, games, & so much more.

Dave Lee Down Under Podcast

  • Publisher: Dave Lee Down Under
  • Total Episodes: 36

Join Dave Lee as he discusses all things pop culture, movies & animation with a rotating cast of regular co-hosts and special guests.

Creators Society Animation Podcast

  • Publisher: The Creators Society
  • Total Episodes: 11

If you love everything animation this podcast is for you! Join host Michael Wakelam as he has exciting conversations with creators from all across the animation industry on topics ranging from personal stories, careers, the craft, the history, and the business of animation. The Creators Society is a group of passionate, friendly, and respectable creators working in different areas of animation from development through distribution. We work to bring these members of the animation community together through education and networking.

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