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Skwigly Animation Podcast #75 – Blue Zoo and Magic Light

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Presenting the 75th episode of the Skwigly podcast!

Special guests:
•Tom Box (producer), Simone Giampaolo and Francesco Mazza (directors) of Blue Zoo discussing their latest seasonal short film Lynx & Birds.
•Jeroen Jaspaert, director of this year’s Magic Light holiday special The Highway Rat, adapted from the popular children’s book by Julia Donaldson.

Presented by Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson & Laura-Beth Cowley
Edited by Ben Mitchell & Steve Henderson
Produced by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell & Wez Allard

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  • Malcolm Rambert

    Wow! Wasn’t expecting a new epsiode this early.
    This is my first time commenting on the site regarding an episode, so excuse me if this comment is a bit shaky:

    This was a great episode, guys!! It’s cool to hear Laura-Beth Cowley again. I really don’t have much to say other than I enjoyed it, so I’m going to be commenting on the previous episode since the page disappeared for some reason:

    I looked up that Life Smartphone short you were both talking about, and it’s exactly what you described. It seems the short was actually made a couple of years ago and is just now making the rounds at film festivals here in the US. Since then, there was music video for Moby & The Void Pacific Choir that had THE SAME SUBJECT.

    It’s funny how Steve mentioned Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow and what some Oscar voter was thinking of it. Even though I’m an animaniac myself, I was cautious to show my dad the film It’s Such a Beautiful Day while scrolling through Netflix, even though he took interest in it. The whole family was there, and I figured it would be to “artsy” for them all.

    I’m surprised both of you didn’t talk about Cradle or In a Heartbeat, especially considering their one of the few Oscar contending shorts that are available in full right now. Did you already talk about them in a previous episode?
    If you’re wondering what I thought BTW, I enjoyed them quite lot.

    I can understand why you both wouldn’t be interested in Bojack Horseman. As someone who does enjoy it and has watched through all 4 current seasons, I believe it’s because the show does a great portrayal of what it’s like to have depression, anxiety, self-doubt and/or self-hatred (This scene has been hailed as a great example by viewers, including me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGalix-sVXs ).

    It’s good to hear another confirmation that the new Netflix show Big Mouth is good. I’ll have to check it out when I find the time.

    Anyway, Happy Belated Holidays from the United States!! 🙂

  • Malcolm Rambert

    I’m surprised both of you didn’t talk about Cradle or In a Heartbeat, especially considering their one of the few Oscar contending shorts that are available in full right now. Did you already talk about them in a previous episode?
    If you’re wondering what I thought BTW, I enjoyed them quite lot.

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