Every Animation Podcast in One Big List (50+)

Animation Podcast Every Single

For the last month, I scoured the internet for every single animation podcast I could find. I looked for podcasts on:

  • Animated TV show and film reviews (anime, American, stop motion, etc.)
  • Interviews with animation professionals (animators, story artists, producers, etc.)
  • Animation news and current events
  • Software discussions
  • How-to’s and techniques
  • And more

I was able to find over 50, and I’ve included them all in this post.

I did this because I’m currently on my own journey into an animation career, plus in 2018 I started my own podcast.

The podcast is called The Animation Industry Podcast and every week I interview some of the biggest names in animation to learn their stories, the failures they went through, and the skills they developed to reach success. 

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing people like Fred Seibert (Frederator) on how to pitch a show to studio executives, Tracy Strong (Pipeline Studio) on how to make a career in 2D special effects, Rikke Asbjeorn and Chris Garbutt (Nickelodeon & Netflix) on how to become a Showrunner for Netflix, and many more.

Here is one of my favourite interviews with one of the original hand-drawn animators on Cuphead, Tina Nowbroski:

4 Important Details Included in This List

Of the 51 podcasts I found, 30 are podcasts that currently publish fresh new episodes on a regular basis. The other 21 have since ended, but you can still listen to their archived episodes.

I’ve listed all the podcasts alphabetically and included some basic details on each, including:

  1. The number of years they’ve been running
  2. Their publishing schedule, or how many episodes they have
  3. The topics they chat about (news, reviews, interviews, software, etc.)
  4. A brief synopsis of each

So, if you’re interested in animation in any sense, I hope you find a podcast or two that you like!

30 Animation Podcasts You Can Subscribe to Right Now

The following podcasts are publishing fresh new episodes on a regular basis. They are listed in alphabetical order.

If you happen to know of a podcast that isn’t in this list, please reach out to me: terrystories[at]gmail.com

1. The Allan McKay Podcast

Animation Podcast Allan McKay Podcast

  • 2017 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly
  • Topics: Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

The Allan McKay Podcast is a show for MoGraph artists by MoGraph artists. They interview Designers, Animators, Producers, and other folks related to the industry.

2. The Animated Journey Podcast

Animation Podcast The Animated Journey

  • 2016 – Present
  • Episodes Bimonthly 
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

The Animated Journey is a bimonthly podcast featuring animation professionals currently working in television, film and games. Veterans as well as newly minted professionals in the field share their tales of becoming a part of the animation industry and how they continue to enjoy the journey.

3. Animation Destination Podcast

Animation Podcast The Destination

  • 2014 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

The Destination Podcast is run by The Destination, a comic book shop in Louisville, Kentucky. Tune in and you’ll hear a review from the shop’s employees on every TV show you can think of (including lots of anime).

4. The Animation Industry Podcast

Animation Podcast Animation Industry Podcast

  • 2018 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals

In the Animation Industry Podcast, Animator Terry Ibele interviews animation professionals from every aspect of animation (Storyboarding, Directing, Freelancing, Visual Development, etc.) to discover their journeys, the struggles they endured, and the skill sets they developed to become successful. 

5. Animation Lookback Podcast / Animat’s Reviews / Animat’s Classic Reviews / The Epic Mickey Files

Animation Podcast Animation Lookback

  • 2009 – Present
  • Episodes Daily
  • Topics: Animated Film, TV Show and Documentary News and Reviews

YouTuber AnimMat reviews absolutely every animated film and TV show you can think of in Animation Lookback.

6. Animation South Africa Podcast

Animation Podcast Animation South Africa Podcast

  • 2016 – Present
  • Episodes Every 3  – 6 Months
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals

Julia Smuts Louw of Animation South Africa brings you Interviews with animation professionals from South Africa and beyond. Episodes include Peter Ramsey, director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, South African 2D Specialist Mike Scott, and more

7. Animation Station Podcast

Animation Podcast Animation Station Podcast

  • 2016 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly
  • Topics: Animated TV and Film News and Reviews

Josh, Gavin, Corey, Hanna, and Oliver sit down every week to discuss everything animated – from the latest shows on Netflix, to their favourite anime, comics, and everything in between.

8. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast The Bancroft Brothers

  • 2014 – Present
  • Episodes Monthly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals

Presented by TaughByAPro.com, twin animators Tom and Tony Bancroft share animation news, and interview professionals in the field.

9. Black-n-Animated Podcast

Animation Podcast Black n Animated

  • 2018 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals

Black-n-Animated educates, informs and inspires black artists pursuing careers in animation. It’s hosted by Breana Williams and Waymond Singleton, who bring on a different guest weekly to talk about their careers.

10. Chiu Stream Podcast

Animation Podcast ChiuStream

  • 2006 – Present
  • Episodes Every Few Months
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals

Chiu Stream is hosted by Emmy winning creator and award winning artist, Bobby Chiu and is about everything to do with life as an artist. Join Bobby as he interviews top artists working in film, animation, tv, illustration, games (Iain McCaig, Craig Mullins, Brenda Chapman… etc) and shares his own thoughts and philosophies about art and being an artist.

11. The Chris Oatley Podcast (Visual Storytelling Podcast)

Animation Podcast Chris Oatley podcast

  • 2008 – Present
  • Episodes Every Few Months
  • Topics: Animation and Work Habit Lessons, Interviews, and More

Chris Oatley, Visual Development Artist at Disney helps you become a professional Visual Storyteller with Tutorials and Expert Interviews on Concept Art, Animation Visual Development, Character Design, Storyboarding, Comics, Illustration, Children’s Books and Screenwriting.

12. Cynical Cartoons

Animation Podcast Cynical Cartoons

  • 2015 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly
  • Topics: Animation Reviews and Interviews

Every week, Cyncial Cartoons takes a look at a weird piece of animation history  – whether that’s a kids cartoon based on an R rated action movie or an ill-conceived reboot, they break it down.

13. Directors in Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast Directors in Animation Podcast

  • 2019 – Present
  • Episodes Biweekly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals

Directors In Animation Podcast is a biweekly podcast all about the ups and downs of directing animation films and series. It is hosted by Avgousta Zourelidi.

14. The DIY Animation Show Podcast

Animation Podcast The DIY Animation Show

  • 2018 – Present
  • Episodes Monthly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

The DIY Animation Show is the place to learn tips and tricks to make your own animated web series, shorts, features and gifs. It’s hosted by Jessica Doll and Lauren Morse.

5. The Fantasy/Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast Fantasy Animation Podcast

  • 2018 – Present
  • Episodes Monthly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

The Fantasy/Animation podcast examines the relationship between fantasy storytelling and the medium of animation. Each episode, “doctor of fantasy” Alexander Sergeant (Bournemouth University) and “doctor of animation” Christopher Holliday (King’s College London) discuss a different example of fantasy/animation, considering how it fits within both the history, theory and industry of the two medias, mediums and genres. Joined by expert guests, including animators, historians, archivists and fans of both fantasy and animation, the podcast is the number one authority of all things drawn, imagined, sculpted, shaped and created.

16. ianimate.net Podcast

Animation Podcast iAnimate dot net

  • 2012 – Present
  • Episodes Monthly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals

Tune in to hear about animation, the industry, workflows, and wisdom from today’s animation pros.

17. Indie Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast Indie Animation

  • 2018 – Present
  • Episodes Monthly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

Indie Animation takes a deep dive into Portland, Oregon’s rich animation history with conversations featuring animators, directors, production designers and writers. Hosted by Animation Producer Trever Stewart (Anomalisa) and Director Rob Shaw (Portlandia).

18. On Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast On Animation

  • 2015 – Present
  • A Few Episodes/Year
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

On Animation is a series of interviews with leading artists in the animation industry.

19. Overly Animated Podcast

Animation Podcast Overly Animated

  • 2015 – Present
  • Episodes Daily
  • Topics: Reviews and Reactions

Group of friends, Dyla, Delaney, Michelle, Sam, and April review and discuss the latest episodes of various animated TV shows and films.

20. Pixar Post Podcast

Animation Podcast Pixar Post Podcast

  • 2013 – Present
  • Episodes Every Few Months
  • Topics: News, Reviews, and Interviews on Pixar Animation

Pixar Post is comprised of husband and wife team T.J. and Julie Wolsos who share the latest Pixar news and interview some of their leading animators.

21. Pixels in the Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast Pixels in the Animation

  • 2012 – Present
  • A Few Episodes a Year
  • Topics: Animation Reviews and News

Mr. Niel and TFG1Mike review their favourite animated shows, films and video games.

22. Rebel Taxi Podcast

Animation Podcast Rebel Taxi

  • 2014 – Present
  • Episodes Biweekly
  • Topics: Animation Reviews, News, and Interviews

YouTuber Rebel Taxi talks everything animation and often brings on guests to join the chat.

23. Rubber Onion Podcast

Animation Podcast Rubber Onion

  • 2013 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly
  • Topics: Animation News

New York Animator, Stephen Brooks (aka “Rubber Onion”), hosts a weekly podcast where he talks about all the animation news you can think of. He’s also developed a community of animators who compete in friendly animation battles (for prizes!) every month.

24. School of Motion Podcast

Animation Podcast School of Motion Podcast

  • 2017 – Present
  • Episodes Bimonthly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

School of Motion is a podcast for MoGraph artists by MoGraph artists. They interview Designers, Animators, and Producers to talk about Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop and Illustrator.

25. Shot Talk Podcast

Animation Podcast Shot Talk

  • 2018 – Present
  • Episodes Monthly
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

Shot Talk is hosted by Rodrigo Huerta, a former DreamWorks animator and director for Fox animation. Shot Talk is a platform that allows some of today’s top animators share their stories, experiences, and perspective and as well as entertain and enrich the listener.

26. Skwigly Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast Skwigly Podcast

  • 2012 – Present
  • Episodes Monthly
  • Topics: News, Reviews, and Interviews

The Skwigly Animation Podcast focuses on news, reviews, and interviews from professionals in the United Kingdom.

27. Stop Motion Magic Podcast

Animation Podcast Stop Motion Magic

  • 2014 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly (Wednesdays)
  • Topics: Stop Motion News, Reviews, Interviews, and Live Chats

Master claymation animator Marc Spess jumps on YouTube every Wednesday to discuss stop motion, festivals, how to build puppets, the latest computer software and more. All podcasts are live, so anyone is free to join the conversation.

28. ThawedCast Podcast

Animation Podcast ThawedCast

  • 2018 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly
  • Topics: Animation Reviews

Philip and Dawson Ehlke review the latest animated movies and TV shows.

29. Tonkocast Podcast

Animation Podcast Tonkocast

  • 2016 – Present
  • Episodes Every Few Months
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

The Tonkocast is run by Tonko House Studio. In the podcast, they discuss the latest news, and bring in some of today’s today animation talent.

30. What a Cartoon Podcast

Animation Podcast What a Cartoon

  • 2018 – Present
  • Episodes Weekly
  • Topics: Animated TV Show Reviews

What A Cartoon is a podcast that attempts to explore every cartoon ever. Join hosts Henry Gilbert and Bob Mackey (as well as several guests) for an in-depth look at a different episode of a different cartoon every week!

That concludes the list of currently running podcasts – if you happen to know of any others out there, please get in touch with me so I can add them to this list – terrystories[at]gmail.com.

21 Animation Podcasts No Longer Running

The following podcasts are no longer running, but you can still listen to all their archived episodes. They are listed in alphabetical order.

1. The Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast The Animation Podcast

  • Run Time: 2005 – 2012
  • 32 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals

Animator Clay Kaytis interviews a handful of some of the biggest names in animation, including James Baxtor, Glen Keane, Ray Harryhausen, and more.

2. The Animation Podcast by FilmBook

Animation Podcast The Animation Podcast YouTube

  • Run Time: 2015 – 2018
  • 134 Total Episodes
  • Topics: News

Mathieu Brunet, a.k.a. AniMat, shares the latest news on movies, TV shows, and animator gossip.

3. Animation Addicts Podcast

Animation Podcast Animation Addicts

  • Run Time: 2012 – 2018
  • 170 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Animated Film Reviews

From Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Don Bluth and everything in between, each episode Morgan Stradling, Chelsea Robson & Mason Smith have an in-depth discussion about and review an animated film. 

4. Animation Aficionados Podcast

Animation Podcast Animation Aficionados

  • Run Time: 2011 – 2015
  • 158 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Animation Film Reviews

Ben and Mr. Neil discuss animations they’ve enjoyed from the past. They also invite guests on to have a round table discussion where they debate reviews. 

5. Animation Fascination Podcast

Animation Podcast Animation Fascination

  • Run Time: 2011 – 2017
  • 78 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Animated Film News and Reviews

Marc Vibbert and Matt (with occasional guests) catch you up with news, recommendations, and film reviews.

6. Animation Mentor Podcast

Animation Podcast Animation Mentor

  • Run Time: 2011 – 2015
  • 5 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews from Animation Professionals including Lee Unkrich and Tim Johnson

The Animation Mentor Podcast includes five recordings of interviews from various animation professionals.

7. The Animation Network Podcast

Animation Podcast Animation Network

  • Run Time: 2015 – 2018
  • 100 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews from Animation Professionals
  • Note: This is a paid podcast

Industry professionals, Kris Wimberly & T.A.N. Crew, reach out to their animation network to discuss network animation. The goal of this podcast is to excite and inspire people interested in animation, answer burning questions specifically about TV animation, and share a colorful spectrum of experiences that lead industry pros to where they are today.

8. Behind the Scenes of Gravity Falls

Animation Podcast Behind the Scenes of Gravity Falls

  • Run Time: 2012 – 2016
  • 43 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Behind the Scenes of Gravity Falls

Alex Hirsch takes you behind the scenes of every episode of Gravity Falls to discuss how each episode was written and put together.

9. Drawn: The Story of Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast Drawn the Story of Animation

  • Run Time: 2018 – 2018
  • 13 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

Hosted by Holly Frey, Drawn: The Story of Animation is a limited-episode podcast featuring episodes about villains, women in animation, sound design, and more. 

10. Every Day Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast Every Day Animation

  • Run Time: 2018 – 2018
  • 30 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Animation Professionals and Internet Celebrities come on as guests to discuss various topics

A limited-run podcast of 30 episodes posted over the 30 days of April in 2019, the Every Day Animation podcast brought on various animation professionals and internet celebrities to talk review animated TV shows and films.

11. The Geek Show Keyframe Podcast

Animation Podcast The Geek Show

  • Run Time: 2015 – 2019
  • 141 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Animation News and Reviews

Tucky, Rob, and Andrew give news and reviews on every form of animation – from CG to anime, and everything in between.

12. Guys with Pencils Podcast

Animation Podcast Guys with Pencils

  • Run Time: 2012 – 2015
  • 176 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Animation reviews, news, and interviews

Animators Adam and Andrew discuss various topics and bring on special guests to discuss the latest projects they’re working on.

13. Lines and Splines Podcast

Animation Podcast Lines and Splines Podcast

  • Run Time: 2013 – 2015
  • 15 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Animation Techniques and Challenges with Occasional Interviews

Justin Goran and Ian Strandberg talk about independent animation and the challenges faced by independent creators.

14. The Nickelodeon Animation Podcast (Nick Animation Podcast)

Animation Podcast Nickelodeon Podcast

  • Run Time: 2016 – 2017
  • 50 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

Host Hector Navarro takes you behind the scenes and into the brains of TV and Film animation creators, artists and voice talent.

15. Pegbar & Grill Podcast

Animation Podcast Pegbar and Grill

  • Run Time: 2014 – 2019
  • Total 29 Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

In this podcast, Tim McCourt and Sam Taylor talk to some of their favourite filmmakers and animation creators. 

16. Rusty Animator Podcast

Animation Podcast Rusty Animator Podcast

  • Run Time: 2014 – 2015
  • 11 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

Rusty Gray from RustyAnimator.com dives into the art of animation, how to learn the craft, and make a living as an animator in VFX, Feature, or Games. He covers topics like animation workflows, animation schools, personal struggles, successes, demo reels, and more.

17. Speaking of Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast Speaking of Animation

  • Run Time: 2009 – 2014
  • 14 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

Animators Ben, Adam, Jacob, and Stephen interview each other and their friends in the industry on a range of topics.

18. Spline Doctors Podcast

Animation Podcast Spline Doctors

  • Run Time: 2006 – 2009
  • 23 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

Pixar Animators Marc Walsh, Travis Hathaway, and Michael Makarewicz aim to teach young animators the history of the craft, techniques, and where animation as a medium is heading.

19. Surviving Creativity

Animation Podcast Surviving Creativity

  • 2014 – 2018
  • 50 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Life as a Creator, Business, Advice

Creators Brad Guigar, and Scott Kurtz discuss art, test new media technologies, talk to other industry professionals, and offer advice for other creatives.

20. Talkin’ Toons with Rob Paulsen Podcast

Animation Podcast Talkin Toons Podcast

  • 2017 – 2019
  • 109 Total Episodes
  • Topics: Interviews with Animation Professionals 

Well-known Voice Actor Rob Paulsen sits down with various other voice actors to discuss their experiences.

21. Top Shelf: Disney Animation Studios Library Podcast

Animation Podcast Top Shelf Disney Animation Studios Library

  • Run Time: 2017 – 2018
  • 58 Total Episodes
  • Topics: A Review of Every Animation Disney Movie

The premise of this podcast is simple: two guys sit and watch, then review every single theatrically released Disney Animation Studios movie from “Snow White” to “Moana.”

Know An Animation Podcast Not Included?

That completes this giant list! If you know of any other podcasts, I’d love to add them. You can get in touch with me at terrystories[at]gmail.com

And if you’re on your own animation journey, I hope you join me on the Animation Industry Podcast.

Happy listening!