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Hosts Neeksy and Zorak watch and analyze animated films and TV shows, looking closely at the moving parts to figure out why they work (or in many cases don't). Let's explore the world of cartoons through vivisection! Metaphorically. Sometimes.

Hosts Neeksy and Zorak watch and analyze animated films and TV shows, looking closely at the moving parts to figure out why they work (or in many cases don't). Let's explore the world of cartoons through vivisection! Metaphorically. Sometimes.
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United States

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Hosts Neeksy and Zorak watch and analyze animated films and TV shows, looking closely at the moving parts to figure out why they work (or in many cases don't). Let's explore the world of cartoons through vivisection! Metaphorically. Sometimes.

Twitter:

@rymagnusson

Language:

English


Episodes

Case #050 — Shirobako

7/12/2017
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Anime! Watch it get made, listen to it get discussed and… find your place in the world? Shirobako is an anime about anime that passes the Bechdel Test. Next Case: Tom & Jerry: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Duration: 01:41:41


Case #049 — Daria

5/29/2017
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Is sarcasm dead or just hibernating? We examine Daria and whether or not its iconic protagonist is still relevant in our increasingly wary and skeptical society. Next Case: Shirobako Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Duration: 01:11:49


Case #048 — Monster

4/25/2017
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Who's the real monster, the serial killer that is going to become the next Hitler or the horrifying social experiments that made him that way? Probably both! We discuss the very interesting Monster, an adaptation of the manga by Naoki Urasawa. Next Case: Daria Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Duration: 01:14:02


Case #047 — Chargeman Ken!

4/3/2017
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In 1970s future-Japan there is only one person that is able to or apparently seems remotely interested in stopping a genocidal alien invasion: a psychotic eight-year-old boy with the superpowers of having a gun and absolutely no sense of ethics. We discuss Chargeman Ken! and whether it is possible to pre-fabricate "it's so bad it's good" cult classics and the nature of artistic sincerity/laziness. Next Case: Monster Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Duration: 01:17:45


Case #046 — Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

2/27/2017
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We discuss whether or not anime was a mistake after all in Studio Ghibli's (but also not really) first film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Is it still worth checking out or is the manga better? Next Case: Chargeman Ken Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Duration: 01:05:59


Case #045 — Legend of the Galactic Heroes

2/14/2017
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Let's get political – in space! We discuss the 1980s classic anime Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Witness the folly of human endeavor in the face of chaos and entropy. It's a good show! Besides, I watched the whole thing for this episode and now you have to listen to it dammit! Next Case: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Duration: 01:53:58


Case #044 — Moana

2/1/2017
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After some technical issues involving expensive computer equipment and a scented candle, we're finally back with Disney's latest film Moana. Can you translate myth faithfully into cinematic narrative structure? Were audiences cheated out of a more culturally accurate ending where The Rock is cut in half by a goddess' genitalia? Let's find out! Next Case: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Duration: 01:19:07


Case #043 — Dilbert

11/28/2016
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In this episode we marvel at how good things can come from even the most deplorable of places, namely that of Scott Adams' Dilbert as adapted by Larry Charles. Is this series worth looking away from its source or should it be left and forgotten just like the misbegotten network upon which it was aired? Next Case: Moana After: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Duration: 00:48:57


Case #042 — Invader Zim

11/8/2016
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We're back! No, not the movie about hotdog-loving dinosaurs, I'm talking about this podcast. We discuss DeviantArt and disaffected teen favorite Invader Zim. Does it hold up? Is it really annoying? Let's find out! Next Case: Dilbert Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Duration: 01:11:47


Case #041 — The Dover Boys

8/4/2016
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Summary Smears, smears, and more smears! We discuss the Warner Bros. classic short "The Dover Boys" and just why it still holds up after all this time. Next Case: Invader Zim Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Case #040 — The Flintstones

6/12/2016
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Summary Meet the Flintstones, they're your modern-but-stuck-in-the-American-1950s-but-somehow-also stone-age family. Next Case: The Dover Boys Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Case #039 — FLCL

5/3/2016
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Summary Today we discuss the manic, wild, funny, and strange FLCL. Is it a case of style over substance? Does it still hold up? Will these rhetorical questions get some kind of answer?! Next time: The Flintstones Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak)

Case #038 — Foodfight!

4/9/2016
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Summary What a horrible goddamn mess this film is, from the production background to the animation to the disturbingly sexualized cartoon mascots. We gaze into the hollow, pulsing abyss of pure madness that is known in human tongue as Foodfight! Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak) Dicktron (@mightydicktron)

Case #037 — Zootopia

3/25/2016
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Summary Disney's nefarious plans to create a new generation of cartoon animal-loving kids has succeeded in more ways than one with their newest film Zootopia! Soon, everyone will have their own Zootopia-sonas. Embrace the furture. Next Case—Foodfight! Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak) Subscribe to us on iTunes!

Case #036 — Paranoia Agent

3/11/2016
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Summary After a bit of a delay we're back! We look at Neeksy's absolute favorite anime Satoshi Kon's "Paranoia Agent", a dark look at the collective madness of a society all toowilling to escape into fantasy. Next Case— Zootopia Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak) Subscribe to us on iTunes!

Case #033 — Freakazoid!

12/31/2015
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Summary Remember when Steven Spielberg had funny cartoons on TV? We sure do! Join Zorak and Neeksy as we go back to the 90s and rediscover Freakazoid! Next Time:Special Roundtable on Fandoms and the Role of Media Critique ADthepodcast@gmail.com Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak) Subscribe to us on iTunes!

Case #032 — Jem and the Holograms

12/8/2015
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Summary Jem! It's truly outrageous! Neeksy and Zorak come back from a brief hiatus to scratch their heads trying to make sense of the nonsensical and yet somehow painfully dull 80's icon. Next Time: Freakazoid! ADthepodcast@gmail.com Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak) Subscribe to us on iTunes!

Case #032 — The Tatami Galaxy

10/27/2015
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Summary Zorak's most favoritest, bestest anime ever about a nameless college student pursuing the perfect rose-colored life goes under the knife. Also: Crowdfunding and Jojo announcements. Grasp the opportunity in front of you and watch this anime! Next Episode:Jem and the Holograms (The Beginning, Journey Through Time, Intrigue at Indy 500, The Middle of Nowhere) Later: Freakazoid! ADthepodcast@gmail.com Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak) Subscribe to us on iTunes!

Case #027 — Hyouka

8/27/2015
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Summary Let's conserve our energy resources and solve the world's most inane, low-stakes mysteries in Kyoto Animation'sHyouka. Marvel at Zorak's frustration with some of the best TV animation produced being put to use on a high school drama series. Next Episode: Triplets of Belleville Later: Aim for the Top! Gunbuster ADthepodcast@gmail.com Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak (@SAzorak) Subscribe to us on iTunes!

#026 — Captain Planet

8/12/2015
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Summary Five children from around the world are given magical rings to save the environment in the most confusing and ass-backwards ways possible. Mutation goop, a magical time-traveling robot pal (with a squirtgun!), street gangs, and a robotic wolf abound! Supplemental Material Thomas Romain on why animation in Japan struggles due to scheduling pressures. Next Episode: Hyouka Later: Triplets of Belleville ADthepodcast@gmail.com Attending Pathologists Neeksy (@rymagnusson) Zorak...
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