Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner On A New Podcast – Drawn: The Story Of Animation
Cartoon Network has partnered with HowStuffWorks, an educational website about how things work, to produce a special podcast called “Drawn: The Story of Animation”. The new podcast will launch on Tuesday 1st May and will consist of 11 episodes and will be a detailed analysis of animation from the prospective of the production crew, show creators, studio executives and the voice acting cast. Each episode will dive right into the history of animation, a creative form of entertainment that has developed exponentially over the past century. Podcast topics that will be explored include the cultural influence of animation, how cartoons are made, music in animation, consumer products, sound effects and woman in the animation industry.
HowStuffWorks is also the largest for-profit podcasting network, each episode of “Drawn” will be presented by Holly Frey, the host of HowStuffWorks’ very own “Stuff You Missed In History Class” podcast.
Special guests that will be joining Holly on the podcast include: Eric Bauza (voice actor for Unikitty!, The Looney Tunes Show and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Seth Green (co-creator for Robot Chicken, voice actor on Family Guy), Doc Hammer and Emmy Award nominee, Christopher McCulloch (better known as Jackson Publick, creator of The Venture Bros.), Doc Hammer (Voice actor and writer for The Venture Bros.), Liz Harvatine (stop-motion animator on Robot Chicken), Mike Lazzo (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim), Vanessa Marshall (voice actress for Star Wars: Rebels and Regular Show), Michael Ouweleen (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang), Jennifer Pelphrey (Production Manager for Cartoon Network Studios), Ian Jones-Quartey (Creator of OK K.O.!, also worked on Steven Universe and Adventure Time), Rob Sorcher (Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network Studios), Tara Strong (voice actress for Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Rebecca Sugar (Emmy Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe) and Billy West (voice actor for Futurama and the Wacky Races reboot).
The free audio podcast is available for subscription, download and streaming across all major podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, RadioPublic and Google Play.
Ahead of the premiere of the brand new podcast, animation fans can listen to a trailer on Apple Podcasts.
The new podcast is produced by HowStuffWorks and Cartoon Network and is distributed by Turner’s Podcast Division – Turner Podcast Network, the podcast network encompasses all audio podcast content from Cartoon Network (including the successful Steven Universe Podcast), Adult Swim, CNN, Bleacher Report, TruTV, TNT and HLN. Turner’s podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 7.2 million unique users and 11.7 million downloads.
From The Turner USA Press Release: Cartoon Network and HowStuffWorks Partner on New Podcast Drawn: The Story Of Animation
Cartoon Network, a global leader in animation, and HowStuffWorks, the largest for-profit podcasting network, have partnered on the new podcast Drawn: The Story of Animation, launching Tuesday, May 1st. The 11-episode audio podcast will be the definitive exploration of cartoons with an insider’s perspective. Show creators, voice actors and historians share their unique insights into the rich world of artistry that’s become a huge part of the entertainment landscape. Each episode will time travel to explore a bit of animation’s history and trace those roots to the stories being told by today’s artists.
Every week Drawn host, Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed in History Class) will focus on a core theme in the evolution of animation over the last century including music, consumer products, sound effects, and women in animation alongside general topics covering how cartoons get made, their cultural influence and more.
Guests joining Holly for a lively discussion over the eleven episodes include:
Eric Bauza: (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Seth Green: (Robot Chicken, Family Guy)
Doc Hammer and Emmy® Award nominee Christopher McCulloch: (Venture Bros.)
Liz Harvatine: (Robot Chicken)
Mike Lazzo: (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim)
Vanessa Marshall: (Star Wars: Rebels, Regular Show)
Michael Ouweleen: (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang)
Jennifer Pelphrey: (Emmy ® Award Winner Adventure Time, Steven Universe)
Ian Jones-Quartey: (OK K.O.!, Adventure Time)
Rob Sorcher: (Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network Studios)
Tara Strong: (Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony)
Rebecca Sugar: (Emmy ® Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe)
Billy West: (Futurama)
“As Cartoon Network continues to develop original content for all platforms, partnering with HowStuffWorks to showcase the evolution of animation is exactly the unique experience our fans have come to expect from us.” – Erik Resnick, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang
The free audio podcast is available for subscription, download and streaming across all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, RadioPublic and Google Play. In advance of next week’s premiere episode of Drawn: The Story of Animation, fans can preview the season with a newly released trailer now available on the podcast’s subscribe page here.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Cartoon Network on the new podcast, Drawn. At HowStuffWorks, we are fundamentally driven by creativity and great stories – and as we looked across different mediums, we felt like some of the best work being done today, period, was in animation. The more we dug into the space to tell the story, the more we realized the incredible history of how this medium has developed. Having Cartoon Network as a partner alongside us to tell that story is a perfect match.” – Conal Byrne, President, HowStuffWorks
Drawn is the second podcast in the last year from Cartoon Network, following the successful launch of the Steven Universe Podcast, now in its second season with over 500,000 downloads.
Hosted by HowStuffWorks’ Holly Frey, Drawn: The Story of Animation is produced by HowStuffWorks, executive produced by Cartoon Network and distributed by Turner Podcast Network.
Cartoon Network’s podcasts are part of the Turner Podcast Network alongside other high profile branded podcasts from CNN, Bleacher Report, TruTV, TNT, HLN and Adult Swim. The Turner Podcast Network was created to implement a portfolio-wide network that centralizes production, distribution and sales for all Turner podcasts in order to develop and launch new branded podcasts across Turner’s news, kids and entertainment brands. Turner’s podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 7.2 million unique users and 11.7 million downloads.