Ep. 12 - Senta Moses Mikan on Beakman’s World
Ep. 11 - Calling out from Beakman’s World with Paul Zaloom
Ep. 10 - Scott Cohen, Wolf, and the 10th Kingdom
"It was a character that demanded all of me not just a part of me," says Scott Cohen about his character Wolf from the 10th Kingdom.
Wolf is a barely contained explosion of a character. He has complex motivations, he's at times hilarious and at other threatening, but he's the real heart and soul of the 10th Kingdom.
Scott joins the podcast to talk about how he got the role, the toll 9 months of travel took on him, and his hope that one day there'll be a sequel.
Ep. 9 - Why the 10th Kingdom took a decade to create
The 10th Kingdom originally aired in 2000 on NBC. It starred Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Virginia, a waitress who gets sucked into the world of the 9 Kingdoms. These kingdoms are based on the fairytales, but not the ones we might have grown up with. Creator Simon Moore wanted to take viewers into a world well past its happily ever after to examine the darker roots of the tales. What soon discover is that Virginia has a dark past of her own that she's about to uncover.
Simon joins us this episode to talk about the creation of the show, the reception it received, and why he's still hopeful on creating a sequel with actor Scott Cohen.
Ep. 8 - Jymn Magon and Mark Zaslove on Creating Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad
On today’s episode, we're talking with the co-creators of Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, Jymn Magon and Mark Zaslove. We talk about the frenetic pace of the show’s production, why they never watch the shows they produce, creative freedom at DIC, and why creators aren’t quite as involved as you might think.
Ep. 7 - G Beaudin, Malcolm Frink, and Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad
Ep. 6 - Stickin’ Around with Brianne Banigan Eleanor Leary
Brianne Banigan Eleanor Leary sat face-to-face with Judy Price, the Queen’s of children's television production at CBS with a pilot in her hand for The Sticklers, a show about a dysfunctional family trying to get by. Judy told her to play the tape and they sat in silence as the VHS played.
“She stood up from her desk, leaned in, and said, ‘I like this.” And then she went around the desk and said, ‘I want this.’,” says Brianne who had been sweating bullets while the show played. It was unheard of for Judy to green light projects right away, so work began on what would become Stickin’ Around.
Brianne joins us this episode to talk about how The Sticklers became Stickin’ Around, how her childhood informed its characters, and how in television production a “No” is only a “No” until it becomes a “Yes.”
Ep. 5 - Elevating Simplicity in Stickin’ Around with Robin Steele
Stickin’ Around’s stick figure aesthetic was, “An illusion in simplicity,” says Robin Steele, co-creator of Stickin’ Around.
In fact, the show, which aired from 1996 to 1998, was on the forefront of digital animation production, but the origins of the aesthetic goes back to his work on Stick Figure Theatre on MTV's Liquid Television.
Robin joins us this episode to talk about how he joined the showed, the complexity of a stick-figure aesthetic, how the themes of the show developed during production, and what it takes for a show to come back for a reboot.
Ep. 4 - Inspiring Wonder in Nanalan with Jamie Shannon
Did you know Nanalan is a real place? In fact, "Nana Land" is what Jamie Shannon called his grandmother's backyard when he was a kid and his time spent there as a kid directly inspired the creation of his puppet show that played on YTV, Nickelodeon, and CBC.
Jamie joins us this episode to talk about inspiring wonder in kids, what happens when you switch broadcasters, and how this show helped launch a number of successful shows like Mr. Meaty and Big and Small.