Despite being one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the US, Indian representation in American media is still very slim. So host Sapphire Sandalo chats with guest Jay Hasrajani about what it was like growing up with no … Continue reading Ep. 10 – Where are all the Indians?
Whatever your feelings toward Vine culture, it proved that you can get really creative with just a camera and 6.5 seconds. Now that the app is coming to an end, host Sapphire Sandalo chats with stop-motion Vine animator Johnny Mchone … Continue reading Ep. 9 – What was Vine good for?
In this week’s episode, host Sapphire Sandalo asks guest Nikki Price to help her figure out why she doesn’t like anime. They also discuss weeaboos, fan art, and Filipino people being obsessed with emo culture. SUBSCRIBE FOR NEW EPISODES EVERY … Continue reading Ep. 8 – Why Don’t I Like Anime???
“Ugliness” is generally thought of as the opposite of “beauty,” but if you are drawn to something ugly, does it make it beautiful? In this week, join host Sapphire Sandalo and guest Ryan Consbruck as they discuss their thoughts on … Continue reading Ep. 7 – What is the beauty of ugliness?
The 90s were all about groups of friends from all different backgrounds – Captain Planet, Magic School Bus, Hey Arnold!, and so on. But was that tokenism or diversity? In this episode, join host Sapphire Sandalo and guest Samantha Lewis … Continue reading Ep. 6 – Tokenism vs Diversity: Are Cartoons More or Less Diverse Today?
Pretty much every animator would love to get a show picked up. But what are the realities of developing an animated TV series? This week, host Sapphire Sandalo chats with Rita Street, Executive Producer of Radar Cartoons and the Founder … Continue reading Ep. 5 – Developing Cartoons with Rita Street
LAIKA Animation is celebrating their 10 year anniversary! Join host Sapphire Sandalo and guest Nikki Price as they explore the stop motion studio’s history, look back on their past films, and discuss why they think LAIKA should get into adult … Continue reading Ep. 4 – 10 Years of LAIKA!
You’ve probably heard the phrase “fan entitlement” being tossed around more often in the past few years, and usually as a negative thing. But how should creators weigh the importance of input from fans? Host Sapphire Sandalo is joined again … Continue reading Ep. 3 – Is fan entitlement good or bad?
With Hollywood’s history of whitewashing characters of color, audiences have become increasingly vocal about their desire for diversity on-screen. But what about off-screen? Should the same concerns apply when casting voice actors? Sapphire Sandalo and Michael Harding discuss their thoughts. … Continue reading Ep. 2 -Is there whitewashing in voice acting?
Disney is rebooting The Lion King as a “live-action” remake! But is it really live-action if it’s all CGI? Sapphire Sandalo & Michael Harding discuss their thoughts on this latest movie trend, and go off on a few dinosaur related … Continue reading Ep. 1 Are live-action CGI reboots really live-action?