Whether you’re struggling with creative block or just eager to brush up on the animation industry, a good place to start is podcasts.
Animation podcasts can inspire and help you stay informed about what’s new in the world of animation. Whether you’re looking for something entertaining, more inclusive, or educational, there’s something for all animators.
We list down the Top 10 Best Animation Podcasts for you to check out:
1. Animation Addicts Podcast
Hosted by Morgan Stradling, Chelsea Robson & Mason and has been running since 2012 with new episodes released every other Tuesday.
2. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
Hosted by twin brothers Tom and Tony Bancroft who are two ex-Disney animators. It has been running since August 2014 and they continue to release two podcast episodes every month.
3. Drawn: The Story of Animation
Hosted by Holly Frey who is the cohost of Stuff You Missed in History Class, and is also an executive producer for the HowStuffWorks podcast network. This series began and ended in 2018, with a total of 13 episodes.
4. The Animated Journey
Features animation professionals Angela Entzminger and Jeff Schuetze who interview individuals working in the animation industry ranging from television, film, and games.
5. RubberOnion Animation Podcast
Hosted by New York animator, Stephen Brooks, this series covers all animation news, tutorials, and even friendly animation battles that take place every month.
6. Skwigly Animation Podcast
Run by animation industry creatives Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson, and Laura-Beth Cowley who are based in the UK. Skwigly is a great place to stay in touch with animation news, interviews, and reviews.
7. The Visual Storytelling Podcast
Hosted by Disney Visual Development Artist and Illustrator, Chris Oatley. The podcast features interviews with creatives from all aspects of the animation process.
8. Animation Industry Podcast
Run by stop motion animator Terry Ibele, who interviews top professionals from every aspect of the animation industry. (storyboarding, freelancing, directing, etc).
9. Animation Station Podcast
Josh, Gavin, Corey, Hanna, and Oliver sit down to discuss everything animated, from TV shows, film news, debates, and reviews.
10. Chiu Stream Podcast
Hosted by Emmy-winning creator and award-winning artist Bobby Chiu, the Chiu Stream Podcast covers everything about life as an artist.