Top Ten Most Fascinating Animated Characters: Number 6

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It may be unfair to rank animated characters from television on the same list as those from film. A long running cartoon series has so much more time to develop the character. This character has had over fifteen years, four hundred episodes and two full length feature films in which to pique our fascination. However, I believe that SpongeBob Squarepants won this spot on the top ten most fascinating characters from the first moment we met him in episode one, “Help Wanted,” which aired on Nickelodeon on May Day of 1999.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 53: Jessica Forer – DreamWorks Animation

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For the first time on the podcast we’re joined by an employee of DreamWorks Animation! Jessica Forer, a production coordinator at the studio joins us to co-host the entire episode as well as discuss her career.

Amongst things discussed are: Ms. Forer’s love of classic animation, the Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse!”, and the closure of Pixar Canada.

(Recorded on 10/20/13)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 42: Nicktoons

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Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, NickNick, Nick Nick, Nickel-od-eon.

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by Animation Fascination writer Matt Hardeman to discuss Nicktoons!

All your favorites are here; from Doug, Rugrats, and Angry Beavers, to Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, & The Wild Thornberrys.

So sit back, grab some powdered toast, rock out with The Beets, and tell old football head to move it, because this is sure to be a hoot!

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 31: Halloween Special 2012

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Boo! In this spooktacular episode Marc and Matt are joined by guest host Tim Buel (FirstShowing.net‘s “The Golden Briefcase”) to become a part of the Midnight Society. We discuss our favorite Halloween films and television series to watch this time of year, while also sharing memories from our childhood. All this plus much, much more…

Happy Halloween! Remember, we scare because we care.

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