Podcast: The Demented Encyclopedia #8 - The One About Animation (Part 1).

This episode is the first of our first 2-part podcast. This one centers on animated movies, primarily those of the big 3 (or 4?) companies: Disney/Pixar, Dreamworks, and Studio Ghibli.

First off, Travis plugs a fellow blogger, He Shot Cyrus, and three things currently going on over there.

Then we get into our discussion of the companies, beginning with Disney/Pixar and separating them immediately into two entities. From there we move on to a brief discussion on Dreamworks before effortlessly segueing into Studio Ghibli. Who is the best? Which have the best themes? The best animation? The best entertainment? The best overall movies? And, in what is probably the biggest debate Travis and I have had thus far, which is better: WALL*E or Up?

Our Reality Round-Up isn't all that long, believe it or not. We discuss Survivor briefly and move on to a brief (and not as heated as expected) discussion of American Idol.

Then I don't exactly recommend anything as much as I "suggest" it, while Travis is a little more direct.

And we wrap things up in probably the most embarrassing fashion to date. We both sing our Mono-Dia-logues of the Week. Yeah. And that'll about do it.

Thanks goes out to Kevin MacLeod's Imcompetech Website for the music. As always, you can use the player above to listen to the podcast, or you can search iTunes, where we are also available for download. The earlier episodes are being removed from the player for space, but you can still always download them on iTunes. Also, please become a Fan on Facebook... then you can give us your input for the podcast and will probably end up on the show during the D-Bag segment. But as for now... enjoy!


  1. How the hell am I the first person commenting on this. Let me say this - there is nothing that dispells the hair-pulling frustration of a project going horribly wrong faster than a blogger singing a 90's animation character song.

    For bonus points, count the number of times Nick changes keys 'just cuz'.

    Great show boys!

  2. Hatter: Haha... glad you enjoyed it. But did you mean me changing key or changing character? There are tons of characters singing this song, and I change key to match said characters' vocals. Like, Lefou's is more nasally, while Gaston's is more baritone.

  3. You do both at once, but like I say - it's amusing so it doesn't matter. LeFou might be singing tenor, and Gaston barritone...but they're both singing in the same key.

    ...you not so much.

    Again, thank you for saving me from a pretty shitty day at the office.

  4. I finally heard the whole podcast to the end and your song was terrific. You tried really hard, and you do have a nice voice. Many props for even attempting it. And good song choice.


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