Black N’ Animated
31 - The Proud Family - Black N Animated Podcast

31 - The Proud Family - Black N Animated Podcast

March 22, 2020

It's a family thing.. a family...Black N Animated~ 

Hey there animation family, we're back again this week with another BW, WB..( It's been three seasons... it don't matter) episode.  This time Bre and Way take a look at another Bruce W Smith classic. One that a lot of young black folks grew up watching in the early 2000s on Disney Channel. The Proud Family! 

 Here a little discussion about 3 episodes  "Behind Family Lines", "I had a Dream", and "Culture Shock." Each episode diving into something relevant to all our lives.  The different types of family dynamics within black culture, Islamophobia following the attacks on 9/11 and how we can convey the message of unity to young children, and teaching kids about racism and black struggles. 

Be in the know on everything BNA by following the social medias... and WEBSITE!

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30 - Monique aka Simply Robotix, Production Assistant.

30 - Monique aka Simply Robotix, Production Assistant.

March 8, 2020

Hey Animation family! Bre and Way are keeping the podcast ball rolling! In this episode we talk with  Monique aka Simply Robotix! She is a podcaster, a mentor, a blogger and all around awesome person that is great to know! We talk her animation journey, favorite films, and building an animation community online and in real life!

Plus it's our first remote record! Monique lives in NYC and talks the NY animation industry.

Be in the know on everything BNA by following the social medias... and WEBSITE!

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29 - Our Friend Martin - Black N Animated Podcast

29 - Our Friend Martin - Black N Animated Podcast

February 23, 2020

I HAVE A DREAM....
That one day a black and animated podcast will come back for Season 3 in 2020....

Get ready for you dream to come into fruition because Black N Animated is BACK! To kick things off, your hosts Bre and Way watch the old educational VHS classic "Our Friend Martin".They discuss story theme, 90's animated aesthetic, and the history of Martin Luther King. They even have a James Earl Jones show up as a surprise guest for two seconds!
 
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http://blacknanimated.com/  - website 

@blacknanimated - twitter / Instagram 

28 - Season 2 Finale - Black N Animated Podcast

28 - Season 2 Finale - Black N Animated Podcast

August 25, 2019

Hey howdy hey, 
 We're back this week after a teeny tiny break in the system for some catching up/personal stuff for our hosts. All is well with the world.. except is this... THE LAST EPISODE OF THE SEASON? It's here. It's the beginning of the end.... or... just this season. Bre and Way wrap up their jam packed season 2 with a few kind words of thank yous , goofs and what they're looking forward to in the awaited 3rd season. Not to mention the slow but steady growth beyond just being a podcast. 

Slow and steady wins the race. Things are cooking. 

Stay tuned for more BNA to come next year and coming events as well. 

Be in the know on everything BNA by following the social medias... and WEBSITE!

blacknanimated@gmail.com - email 

http://blacknanimated.com/  - website 

@blacknanimated - twitter / Instagram 

27 - Chaz Bottoms - Indie Animator,Producer,Director, writer - Black N Animated Podcast

27 - Chaz Bottoms - Indie Animator,Producer,Director, writer - Black N Animated Podcast

July 28, 2019

Hey howdy hey it's that time again! However we're mixing things up a little bit here on this second to last episode of the season ( *GASP* ). Instead of a BW episode we've got another dope interview for you!

   This week Bre and Way have a great chat with India Animator Chaz Bottoms. A fellow Chicagoan like Bre , Chaz has made the great leap to the west coast and has been here making waves.  He's started his own remote, freelance studio, directed and produced various shorts, and a feature.. he's constantly working on various projects for clients on the web and has started to create a community of animators to do business together with.  You don't want to miss this episode, proving that for the Indie life there's a will and a way and Chaz is certain do that and more. 

Chaz's portfolio : http://www.chazbottoms.com/

The Indies Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bluegeekmusic/the-indies-an-animated-short

All Kids go to Hell : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8VQlaW6ZvE

25 - Networking - Black N Animated Podcast

25 - Networking - Black N Animated Podcast

July 1, 2019

Hey gang!

In this episode of Black N Animated. Way and Bre discuss different ways of networking. We briefly discuss the first Black N Animated Mixer with Disney TVA and Disney Junior, and continue with discussion of how one networks in animation. 

Have some more networking tips reach out to us on Instagram and Twitter @blacknanimated and check out the Black N Animated Facebook Group to interact with listeners of the podcast! You can also email us using blacknanimated@gmaill.com 

Catch yah on the flipside!

23 -  Static Shock - Black N Animated Podcast

23 - Static Shock - Black N Animated Podcast

June 2, 2019

   Hey howdy hey BNA Listeners!

Bre and Way are back this week to chat about the SUPER HERO... STATIC SHOCK, WHOOP WHOOP!  It's almost funny how long it's taken them to talk about this show. WELL THE WAIT IS OVER.  Bre and Way discuss 3 iconic episodes in the series, and discuss their powerful messages involving gun violence, bullying, racisim, and black acceptance.   Static is a show that wasn't afraid to be silly, but also tackle important issues that children should learn about.

They also dive in briefly to the Origin of Static in Milestone Comics and his creator Dwayne McDuffie. 

Come to think of it... maybe it's good it took them a little bit longer to get around to talking about Static. Yesterday, 6/1/19 was the 25 year anniversary of Static Shock! PERFECT TIMING!

21 - Iconic Black Voices in Animation - Black N Animated Podcast

21 - Iconic Black Voices in Animation - Black N Animated Podcast

May 5, 2019

Hey gang!

In this episode of Black N Animated. Way and Bre discuss Iconic Black Voice Actors. We name as many as we can think of along with well known works of theirs. (No shade to people we didn't get to mention.)

 

Who are your favorite black voice actors?  Tell us  on Instagram and Twitter @blacknanimated and check out the Black N Animated Facebook Group to interact with listeners of the podcast! You can also email us using blacknanimated@gmaill.com 

Here is a list of the vocal talent mentioned in this episode! :

Phil Lamar (https://imdb.to/2DOSDWM ), Cree Summer (https://imdb.to/2GXxY3R), Regina King (https://imdb.to/2Y6OxBd), John Witherspoon (https://imdb.to/2JiYg36), James Earl Jones (https://imdb.to/2WywHXe), LeVar Burton (https://imdb.to/2Yf2ptp), James Avery (https://imdb.to/2Y1U1Nw), Kevin Michael Richardson (https://imdb.to/2WpmP2j), Gary Anthony Williams (https://imdb.to/2JeWyjc), Keith David (https://imdb.to/2H3VKfN), Isaac Hayes (https://imdb.to/2Vf3jcg), Zeno Robinson (https://imdb.to/2H2UARs), Shameik Moore (https://imdb.to/2vFEcA2 ), Kimberly Brooks (https://imdb.to/2WkI3y9), Estelle (https://imdb.to/2DRAO9L)

KEEP COOL, Y'ALL!!

20_Christina Halstead - Technical Director- Black N Animated Podcast

20_Christina Halstead - Technical Director- Black N Animated Podcast

April 21, 2019

Hey howdy hey, 
   we're back again with another episode for you! This time we interview Technical Director on Disney TVA's Big City Greens CHRISTINA HALSTEAD YA'LL!

   We dive into the world of a critical role in the animation process that honestly isn't talked about enough! The TD's are the last line of defense and they are the problem solvers.  She tells us the tale of how she came into the world of animation and how everyone has their own path into the industry, whether it's the traditional way of doing internships... or being recognized for knowing certain programs and becoming a valuable asset to the pipeline. We even peer into her personal love of fantasy creature character design and her love of the hero's journey and how those tales inspire her own work. 

Check out the world of being a TD you guys! You don't wanna miss it!

 

LINKS LINKS LINKS!!

Christina's Portfolio : http://shadowbrushcreations.com/

Chirstina's twitter : https://twitter.com/Risuquin

Christina's instagram : https://www.instagram.com/risuquin/

Christina's Gamertag: Risuquin

Toon Boom Harmony : https://www.toonboom.com/products/harmony

Christina's Tutorials : 

https://www.toonboom.com/resources/video-tutorials/chapter/harmony-interface

https://www.toonboom.com/resources/video-tutorials/chapter/character-creation-and-rigging

https://www.toonboom.com/resources/video-tutorials/chapter/introduction-effects

                                  

19 - Song of the South - Black N Animated Podcast

19 - Song of the South - Black N Animated Podcast

April 7, 2019

Zip ah Dee doo Dah every body!

This week we discuss Song of the South. This film has been lock away in the Disney Vault for years because of controversial stereotypes. However many people may recognize elements from the film but have never seen it, including the song Zip-Ah-Dee-Doo-Dah and characters like Br'er Rabbit, Bear and Fox. 

Bre and Way watch the film and review what make it so controversial, and ask themselves if it really is something that must be hidden in the vault forever.

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