It’s time for the Animanicast! Here’s episode eighty five-a featuring a discussion with Animaniacs director Audu Paden
Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs! Today’s episode features a fantastic discussion with Audu Paden who directed some of the most memorable Animaniacs cartoons. Audu talks about his background in animation and provides lots of behind the scenes stories about Animaniacs!
Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find. Today the hosts have their first discussion with Animaniacs writer and director Audu Paden!
A Discussion with Audu Paden
The hosts of the Animanicast sit down with Animaniacs director and writer Audu Paden to discuss his background in animation and memories of working on Animaniacs!
Audu Paden joins us for the first time to discuss working on Animaniacs and the process of animation direction. Audu has a fascinating background growing up in Northern Nigeria as a child and then moving on to animate and storyboard for shows such as “Rugrats” and “The Simpsons” before moving on to “Animaniacs.” Audu shares how a good animator “is an actor who uses the point of a pencil to create a performance” and breaks down the complexity of animation fantastically. He also shares some great stories of meeting Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, and even a time when he did first aid on Elmo with the supervision of Mister Rogers.
To learn more about Audu’s previous work and keep up with some of the things he’s working on now, make sure to follow him on twitter @AuduPaden. You can also see some examples of his work on Animaniacs and other shows by visiting AuduPaden.com.
Animaniacs! Director at work Warner Bros 1995. Typical director’s stuff: model sheets, python skin, hyena head, pens pic.twitter.com/nbQvfbxXXQ
— audu paden (@AuduPaden) August 12, 2016
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The Animanicast is a podcast dedicated to the classic animated television series Animaniacs. Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they revisit each episode in the order in which they were released. They’ll discuss their favorite moments, jokes, characters as well as their memories of first watching the episode. Pop cultural references are also discussed in detail. (You might just learn some cool facts!) In the end, each episode receives a “Water Tower Rating” from the hosts. Cue up an episode of Animaniacs on DVD or Hulu and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!