Saturday Morning Block Party
By Norbert Daniels Jr.
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Saturday Morning Block Party is a weekly show about appreciating and analyzing cartoons and animation. Join us for retrospectives, interviews and more!
||Cancer in Cartoons [The Great MacGrady and Why, Charlie Brown, Why?]||Norbert and Lizzy talk about how cartoons have approached the topic of cancer. We talk about “The Great MacGrady” from PBS’s Arthur and the Peanuts special “Why, Charlie Brown, Why?” Movember Links: Official Website: us.movember.||7/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Interview With Tiffany Ford [Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, Clarence]||We talk to Cartoon Network’s own talented Tiffany Ford! Saturday Morning Block Party Links: Official Website: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.com Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.com/SaturdayMorningBlockParty Twitter: Twitter.||2/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Steven Skaniverse: Interview With Steven Universe Writer Ben Levin||We sit down with Ben Levin to talk about getting a job writing cartoons, making a webseries and how great ska music is. Saturday Morning Block Party Links: Official Website: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.com Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.||1/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Green is the Color of Adventure [Cartoon Network Invaded]||Aliens have invaded the Cartoon Network universe to abduct the characters and steal their cheese. Norbert and XLR talk about Cartoon Network’s massive 2009 crossover event. Saturday Morning Block Party Links: Official Website: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.||10/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Coraline Ruined Her Mother’s Body [Laika’s Coraline]||We talk about Laika’s 2009 stop motion film Laika, a movie about a young girl who finds a mysterious other world. We talk about how Coraline ruined her mother’s body by being born and also fantasy mythology.||10/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Executing a Little Girl is Not “Bullying” [Paranorman]||We talk about Laika’s 2012 film Paranorman, a film about a boy who can see dead people. We talk about the surprisingly high number of big butts and why the real monster is you. Enjoy! Saturday Morning Block Party Links: Official Website: SaturdayMornin||10/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Greg Goes to Hell [Cartoon Network’s Over the Garden Wall]||It’s the best season of the year, kids. Light the fireplace, get a hot drink and settle in as Norbert and Justin (host of The Cartoon Roundup Times podcast) discuss Cartoon Network’s 2014 miniseries Over the Garden Wall.||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Adult vs. Mature Cartoons||Cartoons aren’t just for kids, but what makes an “adult cartoons? Is there a difference between mature and adult for cartoons? Let’s talk about it! Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.||8/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talking About Black Anime Fans||Norbert shares his thoughts on a Vice article about black anime fans. Vice Article: https://archive.is/4maAm IGN Article on Video Game Rap I Wrote: http://bit.ly/1IOmLhL Music: “Against the Wall”- Richie Brandon: http://bit.||8/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Short Lived Cartoons [Sym Bionic Titan, Clone High, Clerks the Animated Series, MotorCity]||We talk about shows that only got one season but deserved way more! Music/Clips: Right on Red – Audionautix.com Sym-Bionic Titan Toonami Trailer: http://bit.ly/1ggEnbi The Pusher- Jack Black: http://bit.ly/1fbiTw7 Clone High Theme- Abandoned Pools: h||7/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Inbetween: Single Parents in Cartoons||Norbert talks about how there were a lot of single parents in cartoons from the 90s to the mid 2000s and thinks about what that means about the creators and their generation. Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.||6/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Inbetween: Cartoon Rap Music [Adam WarRock Donation Drive 2015]||Saturday Morning Block Party highlights some of Adam WarRock’s raps based on or inspired by cartoons. Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.com/SaturdayMorningBlockParty Twitter: Twitter.||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Interview With Eden Timm||Saturday Morning Block Party interviews Canadian animator Eden Timm! Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.com/SaturdayMorningBlockParty Twitter: Twitter.com/SatAMBlockParty Stitcher: http://bit.||6/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||There Are Cartoons on the Internet?||Norbert and MrCakeDragonMan talk about internet animation. They discuss how technology has made it easier than ever for people to make cartoons and get them out to people. They also talk about making a living on YouTube cartoons and some of their favor...||4/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Inbetween: KaBlam’s Lost Spinoff Episode||Norbert talks about the lost first episode to a spinoff of Nickelodeon’s KaBlam! Listen on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Zk6fCQ Listen on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1CDLGN2 Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.||4/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rick and Morty Forever a Hundred Years Dot Com||Norbert and Jim talk about Rick and Morty, an Adult Swim show about alternate dimensions, aliens and DMX. Listen on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Zk6fCQ Listen on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1yLaQcv Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.||4/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Attack on Teen Titans [Teen Titans Retrospective Part 2 of 2]||Norbert and Alex return to finish off their retrospective on the 2003 Teen Titans cartoon! This time they talk about the TV movie Trouble in Tokyo, the Titans’ rouges gallery and go on a little rant about Teen Titans Go (the cartoon, not the comic).||3/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Titans Go! [Teen Titans Retrospective Part 1 of 2]||Live from the Titans Tower in Jump City, CA, it’s Saturday Morning Block Party! AlexTheHunted joins us to talk about Cartoon Network’s 2003 superhero show Teen Titans. This is part 1 of a 2-part retrospective.||3/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Black History Month Special [The Boondocks, Static Shock, Black Dynamite]||Happy Black History Month! We talk about some of our favorite cartoons created by black people. Guest co-hosts Walter Bryant and David Clarke of Offshoot Comics. Watch on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1zWcmaD Listen on iTunes: http://bit.||2/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nothing on the Inside, Nothing on the Outside [Bojack Horseman]||Norbert and Kii talk about Bojack Horseman, AKA the Sad Horse Show. What starts out looking like your average “adult” cartoon turns out to be one of the best shows of 2014. Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.||2/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Inbetween: The Quadriplegic Cartoonist [Tribute to John Callahan]||We talk about John Callahan, an inspiring cartoonist with a filthy sense of humor. Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.com/SaturdayMorningBlockParty Twitter: Twitter.com/SatAMBlockParty Stitcher: http://bit.||2/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Update from Norbert||--||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||I’M COMIN’ FOR DAT ASS, SANTA [Christmas Specials]||Merry Christmas! Norbert and Taylor talk about some of their favorite Christmas specials and realize they are much more depressing than they remember. Listen on YouTube! Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.||12/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Interview With Pilar Newton-Katz||We talk to animator, illustrator and educator Pilar Newton-Katz! Subscribe on iTunes Listen on YouTube Links: Official Website: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.com iTunes: http://bit.ly/Zk6fCQ Tumblr: SaturdayMorningBlockParty.Tumblr.com Facebook: Facebook.||12/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Gateway Drugs of Anime||Do you want to get your friends into anime but don’t know how? You’re in luck! Norbert and Poppy talk about what anime to show your friends who don’t like anime. **Episode will be available on YouTube this Wednesday** Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMorningB||12/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||It’s Juice and Jam Time [Sonic the Hedgehog Retrospective]||Goofy classic cartoon logic, punk rockers and shockingly long legs. Norbert talks about the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons with special guest co-host Kappa Lizzy. At the end she shares the story of how Sonic helped her through her brain cancer recovery.||11/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Life Has Many Doors, Ed-Boy! [Ed, Edd n’ Eddy Retrospective]||On the fifth anniversary of its thrilling conclusion, we talk about one of the greatest cartoons to grace the Earth, Ed, Edd n’ Eddy! Why is this show so great? What’s under Double D’s hat? Is Plank an evil demon or just a piece of wood?||11/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||All Hail the Doo [Scooby Doo Retrospective Part 2 of 2]||Norbert and XLR return to talk more about Scooby Doo. We talk about the direct-to-DVD movies, a whole lot of dead people and how three goth girls can make our dreams come true. Listen on iTunes: http://bit.||10/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Red Herring Did It [Scooby Doo Retrospective Part 1 of 2]||Norbert and xlre23 talk about weird Scooby Doo spinoffs plus the greatest Scooby Doo cartoon ever. It’s all downhill from here! Part 2 Coming This Wednesday! Listen on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Zk6fCQ Listen on YouTube: http://bit.||10/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trick-or-Treat or Die [Halloween Specials]||It’s October, and every cartoon fan knows what that means: Halloween specials. We talk about our favorite specials including torture, aliens, killer pumpkins and more. Please give us a rating and a written review on iTunes!||10/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Horny for Ponies: An Interview With Pan Pizza||We interview pan-pizza, the top western cartoon critic on YouTube. He gives some advice for up and coming video makers, tells us about his involvement with Frederator and we ponder if professional cartoonists are conspiring to murder him.||10/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||RIP Saturday Morning Cartoons||September 27, 2014: The day Saturday morning cartoons died. We reminisce about some of our favorite Saturday morning cartoons (and some that weren’t so great). Listen on iTunes Listen to on Stitcher Radio Listen on YouTube Links: Tumblr: SaturdayMornin.||9/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Amputees and Illegitimate Children [Adventure Time]||What time is it? Adventure Time! We have a talk about Cartoon Network’s flagship show. Why is Jake such a terrible father? Who will be the next major villain? Who did Finn lose his virginity to? Listen and find out!||9/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Interview With Andrew Kaiko||Listen to the episode on iTunes! Listen to the episode on Stitcher Radio! Listen to the episode on YouTube! Shownotes: We interview with professional animator Andrew Kaiko kaiko-art. We talk about his career,||9/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Fanservice is Our Service||Listen to the episode in iTunes! Shownotes: Fanservice is something we see a lot in animation. Seeing out-of-place nudity in a cartoon can be funny or cringe-worthy. In this episode we’ll be talking a lot about not only fanservice,||9/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||WTF Happened to The Boondocks?||Listen to the episode here on iTunes! Shownotes: The first installment of a recurring series called WTF Happened To, where we look at shows that had a severe drop in quality and try to figure out why. This episode is all about The Boondocks.||9/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
My Main Cartoon Podcast
He's like a part of Pan Pizza but the one that concentrates on cartoons. I cam across this while listening to the Pizza Party Podcast but wanting more about cartoons.
Had many audio issues in earlier episodes, but they seem to be fixed. I'm glad. cause to my knowledge there aren't that many podcasts devoted to cartoons out there.
Loving it so far! Subscribing and looking forward to more.