Animanicast 164: Remembering Gordon Bressack with Charles M. Howell IV

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast: Remembering Animaniacs Writer Gordon Bressack

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today your hosts discuss the work and life of Gordon Bressack with his writing partner, Charles M. Howell IV.

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today the hosts discuss the work of Gordon Bressack with Charles M. Howell IV who collaborated with Gordon on Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain and many other cartoons.

Gordon Bressack

Gordon Bressack passed away on August 30, 2019. Today the Animanicast dedicates an entire episode to him. Gordon’s writing partner Charles M. Howell IV joins the Animanicast once again and talks about working with Gordon over the decades. Charles shares some behind the scenes stories of writing on Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain as well as Tiny Toon Adventures and how their collaboration over the years.

Nathan was recently invited to Gordon Bressack’s memorial service. It was an open mic event where friends and family members of Gordon could go up and share their memories. Nathan recorded a little of Maurice LaMarche and Tom Ruegger’s memories. Tom Ruegger also shared Gordon Bressack’s favorite joke which he would share with others to determine who got his sense of humor.

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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!

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