12 - Bebe’s Kids - Black N Animated Podcast

September 9, 2018

Quick note: Audio is a liiiiiiiittle bit rough this episode due to some tech issues. We apologize in advance ..sometimes technology can be silly. Thanks for your patience guys and happy listening!

In this episode of the podcast Bre and Way are strait-jacking as they watch the film Bebe's Kids. Directed by Bruce W. Smith and realesed in 1992 Bebe's Kids is a animated comedy that was a staple in black culture in the 90's. We discuss our experiences with the film and talk in depth about it's plot and characters.

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11 - Kalen Whitfield - Storyboard Artist, Animator - Black N Animated Podcast

August 26, 2018

Hey howdy hey everyone! On today's episode we interview Storyboard Artist and Animator Kalen Whitfield! Kalen's approching his 4th year here in the industry and is eager to share his experiences with us. We talked in depth about how to balance working in the industry while also maintaining your creative voice, being an animator in the indie scene, having artwork on the more mature side, and making it in the industry wile your art is heavily anime influenced. 

Housekeeping things! : We're on Spotify! Look us up on SPotify if that's your preferred method of listening, also if your flavor is Itunes we're there too and give us a review as well!

Kalen's Portfolio: http://jazlyte.com/
           Twitter : https://twitter.com/jazlyte
          Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm43fjH_iDOmnl2n5MP1tqg

Links Links Links! :   

https://www.newgrounds.com/  : NEWGROUNDS.COM

Storyboard pro : https://www.toonboom.com/products/storyboardpro

Sketchup :  https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-pro/new-in-2018?ds_rl=1257435

Artist influences metioned : 

Takeshi Koi Kei : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=888Dq-AOqjc

Robert Valley : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97nSokL9BQs

******* One of the artistic influences mentioned by our guest will not be listed , because the hosts of Black N Animated do not agree with the things this artist has done. We recognize that someone can be influenced by an artist work and not the artist themselves, but we do not wish to offend by giving this person any more of a platform by sharing their work along with the other two artists. ********


10 - Princess and the Frog - Black N Animated Podcast

August 12, 2018

 Hey howdy hey folks. Episode 10 is here!

  A little late but we're dropping a new BW or BW whatever you like episode for you. This week we discuss the wonderful Disney princess , Tiana !  Princess and the frog was a movie that was and still is so near and dear to our hearts. However, you can enjoy something immensely but still openly critique it. 

 Kick back and listen to us discuss the issues of animal transformation of minorities in media to sell a point in a story, the double standard of women of color working twice as hard for their happily ever after, and some fun tangents about the Disney Prince's . 


09 Jeff Trammell , Writer, Black N Animated Podcast

July 29, 2018

Hey howdy hey guys. Welcome to a new episode!

Just a couple of housekeeping things first,

We love that so many of you have supported and listen to the show. But if you’re not already.. Be sure to hit up the facebook group  , our instagram, and twitter for updates! Also remember, we’re not just here on podbean, if you’re one of those mac folks.. We’re on itunes, as well as google play and spotify!

Now then…   We’ve got another great interview for you!  The one , the only Jeff Trammell ! He’s a writer on that lovely little show on CN called Craig of the Creek.

     We get into some fun chatter about the avengers, the ins and outs of the Nick Writing Program, what it takes to work as a writer in animation and the powerful impact Craig of the Creek has had on the black community . So if you’re interested in writing this is 100% the episode for you!

Wanna talk to Jeff? You can catch him on Twitter @MrJeffTrammell , and while your there tweet at the podcast @blacknanimated 

For more information on the Nick Writing Program follow the link below!



Later Dayz!!


08 My Skin Tone is Not Your Prop (aka Anime Expo 2018) - Black N Animated Podcast

July 15, 2018

In this episode Bre and Way bring on guest Clayton D’andrade as we talk about our experience at Anime Expo 2018 last week. We discuss cosplaying characters that are not specifically your skin tone and why it’s great to cosplay any character you want, as well as our favorites of the expo, and previous convention experiences we’ve had. (There’s quite a bit of cosplay talk in this ep!)

If you want to share your Anime Expo experience , or have more Anime Conventions you’d like to share with us you can contact us through Instagram, and Twitter with the handle @blacknanimated. You can also email the podcast at blacknanimated@gmail.com

Ronin Clayd Youtube:

Characters mentioned : 

2B nier Automata

Tony Tony Chopper / Zorro

Pokemon Trainer / Disney Princesses

Omar / Pikmin

Joseph Joestar

Tidus FInal Fantasy X


Anime Expo:






(Video Bre  mentioned about how she learned what Momocon was) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9NHKRbE6q8 )

 Anime Central:




 Anime MidWest:













 Flame Con:


The Animated Journey, Convention Round Table:




Youtubers mentioned :

Super Eye-patch Wolf https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtGoikgbxP4F3rgI9PldI9g

KaiserNeko of Team Four Star :https://www.youtube.com/user/TeamFourStar
                                            (Twitter photo with kaiser): https://twitter.com/breanimator/status/1016138004140707840


07 - Dan Haskett, Character Designer, Animator, Storyboard Artist, Black N Animated Podcast

July 1, 2018

Welcome to another episode of the Black N Animated Podcast! This week we interview veteran animator Dan Haskett. Dan has worked in animation for 50 years, and has work on films such as Disney's The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. He's is very kind and we hope you learn plenty from his animation journey!

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See yah later, alli-gaitah!!


06 Craig of the Creek - Black N Animated Podcast

June 18, 2018


In this BW/WB episode we check out Craig of the Creek! We don't get a lot of cartoons for kids with black main characters so we were EXTREMELY excited to talk about the show.

Have you seen Craig of the Creek? Whats your opinion? Shoot us an email at >blacknanimated@gmail.com< and let us know what YOU think! And tell us how you pronounce "GIF" (ie, tell Waymond he's wrong)

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P.S Craig says "Just like I drew it"


05 - Lorraine Grate, Story Artist and Illustrator, Black N Animated Podcast

June 3, 2018

'Allo friend!

On this episode we interview Story Artist and Illustrator Lorraine Grate! Lorraine shares with us her journey from going to school in Arkansas to landing her first gig at DTVA.

Lorraine's Tumblr/Instagram:

Education resources mentioned:

Concept Design Academy : http://conceptdesignacad.com/
The Animation Guild : https://animationguild.org/about-the-guild/education/
Studio Arts : https://studioarts.com/storyboardpro


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Until next time!!


04 The Censored Eleven - Black N Animated Podcast

May 20, 2018

Hello world!

We're excited to present to you the fourth episode of the Black N Animated podcast! In this BW episode (WB? BW? still figuring that out) Bre and Way discuss the Censored Eleven. These are animated shorts origanilly produced and released by Waner Bros.and withheld from syndication by United Artist in 1968, for it's racially insensitive content. We watch five of the shorts and discuss what makes them offensive, Is there any salvaging them to  make them better?  and why acknowledging these shorts is important.


hittin the trail for hallelujah land , All this and Rabbit Stew, Jungle Jitters : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9EfD32Bjts

Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarves :  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x50g4y

Tin Pan Alley Cats : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x98sa4

Negrobillia (The Problem with Apu) :  http://www.trutv.com/shows/the-problem-with-apu/videos/whoopi-goldberg-on-minstrelsy-and-her-collection-of-negrobilia.html

Whoopi Goldberg Warner collection Introduction :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=HCT1clqci3I
Thanks for listening folks!

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Until next time!


Black N Animated Podcast Episode 03: Lenord Robinson, Animator, Director, Storyboard Artist

May 6, 2018

Welcome Back to Black N Animated Podcast, hope you're ready for our SECOND INTERVIEW EPISODE! Lenord Robinson has worked in animation for 30+ years and shares his experiences working in animation today compared to when he first started out!

Lenord Robinson's Website: http://lenordrobinson.wixsite.com/robinsonanimation/storyboards

Lenord Robinson's Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dZnQpuJrCo-fsQe3XgbBA?&ab_channel=BIG.DADDY

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And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @blacknanimated