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This show is about everything animation: weekly news stories, reviews, interviews with professionals and indie creators, etc. We also have fan-art contests, play trivia, do character skits and a ton of other community interaction... because entertainment! I'm Stephen Brooks and I run Rubber Onion, a boutique studio that creates hand-drawn animation, and am the author of 'Tradigital Animate CC: 12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Animate.' My best friend and fellow animator, Rob Yulfo, joins ...
 
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Will's director of Wolfwalkers and Song of the Sea, the three-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore, co-founder of world-renowned and award-winning Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, joins him and Kevin for this episode to discuss great moments from classic hand-drawn animation films. You can follow Tomm on Twitter @tommoore You can…
 
In an impromptu last-minute recording, throwing caution to the wind, Kevin ropes in a surprise special guest to help him and Will with not one, not two, but three bite-size scene themes! Best Unscripted Scene, Best "Jump the Shark" Scene, and Best Cameo Scene. In a freewheeling episode, Irish screenwriter Pierce Ryan (Standby, Black '47) drops in a…
 
Never send a boy to do a man's job! So for this episode, Will and Kevin are joined by another extra special guest. This week it's writer/director Ciarán Foy (Eli, Sinister 2, Citadel, The Haunting of Bly Manor) who has just so happened to have directed child actors in every one of his produced projects. From child stars to movie brats, choosing a f…
 
It was one of the greatest conflicts in world history and it inspired some of the greatest filmmakers to make some of the greatest films ever made. This was a job too big for two podcasters and so for this episode, Will and Kevin have drafted in Irish screenwriter Jamie Hannigan (Pilgrimage) to join them on what proves an epic quest to find the Bes…
 
Kevin and Joe are joined by a special guest for the brand new reboot of the show -- Irish screenwriter Will Collins, writer of Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea, and former co-host of The Best Bits. Joe Barton, a screenwriter of films like Encounter, The Ritual and TV like Giri/Haji takes over for Will as Kevin's new co-host in an episode all about sequ…
 
They're back! Will and Kevin kick off Season 2 with Best Character Intro Scene. A theme suggested by the listeners on Twitter. When it comes to memorable movie moments, few things top a first impression. From King Kong to Cameron Diaz, Jack Burton to The Borg Queen, Will takes Kevin on an epic journey through nine styles of introductory scenes wher…
 
In this final episode of "All the Best Bits" bonus audio commentaries for the films discussed in season one, Will and Kevin are chatting about the film discussed in the final episode of season one - Best Robot Scene - and the winner of the poll. It's Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop as voted by the listeners with 72% of the vote. All music heard (beyond th…
 
Previously On... The Best Bits! Before a new season begins, Podbot has put together a best bits refresher! A best of The Best Bits so far if you will. Music is provided by Epidemic. You can contact the show with any comments, questions, or scene suggestions through Twitter or email us at bestbitspodcast@gmail.com! Merch is available to purchase thr…
 
In this next in the series of "All the Best Bits" bonus audio commentaries for films discussed in season one, Will and Kevin are chatting about Ridley Scott's influential and iconic sci-fi classic Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Music is provided by Epidemic. You can contact the show with any comments, questions, or scene suggestions through Twitter o…
 
In this episode of "All the Best Bits" — bonus audio commentaries for the films where The Best Bits from season one were chosen — Will and Kevin watch and discuss the film that gave them their Best Single-Take Scene: Martin Scorcese's 1990 Oscar-winning crime classic Goodfellas. Music is provided by Epidemic. You can contact the show with any comme…
 
Will and Kevin are back for another instalment in "All the Best Bits" — a series of bonus episodes for the summer hiatus with audio commentaries for the films in which The Best Bits from season one were chosen. For this episode, they're returning to the pilot and to Will's Best Screenwriter Scene, and what better blockbuster to cool you down on a h…
 
In this episode of "All the Best Bits" — a series of bonus thank you content with special extended audio commentaries for the films from which The Best Bits from season one were chosen — Will and Kevin are back to chat about Kevin's Best Chase Scene pick with James Cameron's 1994 domestic epic True Lies! Music is provided by Epidemic. You can conta…
 
Will and Kevin return for another episode of "All the Best Bits" — a series of bonus thank you content with special extended audio commentaries for the films from which the Best Bits from season one were chosen. And for this episode, they're returning to episode four's Best Tom Cruising Speed Scene, and the sixth episode in the IMF agent Ethan Hunt…
 
Will and Kevin return for this "All the Best Bits" episode with The Princess Bride commentary. However, due to a mishap with differing runtimes on different media — DVDs run faster than Blu-rays! — and recording remotely, this mistake was discovered late into recording and despite their best efforts to sync up, it continued to happen, thus this com…
 
In this episode of "All the Best Bits" — a series of bonus audio commentaries for the films that inspired a season one Best Bit — Will and Kevin are returning to episode fourteen's Best Deleted Scene and with that the special edition of James Cameron's sci-fi action classic sequel Aliens! Music is provided by Epidemic. You can contact the show with…
 
Will and Kevin are back for another "All the Best Bits" — a series of bonus episodes during the summer hiatus for the films in which the best bits from season one were chosen. In these audio commentaries, Will and Kevin kick back and chat -- discussing more than just their favourite scenes, but all of the scenes. And for this commentary, they're re…
 
Bigger, longer, and uncut! This is “All the Best Bits” — the first in a series of special summer hiatus bonus episodes. In these audio commentaries, Will and Kevin kick back and chat discussing more than just their favourite scenes, but all of the scenes from a favourite film that gave us a season one Best Bit. In the coming weeks you’ll find audio…
 
Robots, Fembots, Autobots, Droids, cyborgs, Synthetics, and Replicants. They make up some of the best heroes and villains and stalwart side-kicks and for this episode - as suggested by the Clash of the Titles podcast - Will and Kevin are engaging in robot wars and battling two titans of the big screen. Joined by a special A.I. named Podbot, strap y…
 
Single-takes, long takes, oners! They have many names and require many hands on deck to work. In this final episode of season one, Will and Kevin do it live, kinda, for an unedited episode that is all go and no stopping. Can they pull it off? And what did they pick? You can contact the show with any comments, questions, or scene suggestions through…
 
Will and Kevin return to tackle the scenes that we all quote and remember. The moments when a character takes centre stage and reveals a truth about life, or about themselves. If you can handle the truth, if you're mad as hell and not going to take it anymore, if you know how winning is done, then this is the episode for you! And it is the longest …
 
Will and Kevin are resurrecting the lost moments from some classic films to figure out which scenes never should have hit the cutting room floor. From DVD extra features to alternate director cuts to lost footage found in old film cans and sometimes re-installed, this ep is all about those moments that are just too good to overlook. You can contact…
 
Post-credits, mid-credits, end credits, tags, teasers, and stingers... Kevin and Will natter on about those little extra moments in a movie that are so good they put them at the very, very end. The moments that send you out on a high or get you talking about what's next... You can contact the show with any comments, questions, or scene suggestions …
 
In this jam-packed episode, Will is back to celebrate his favourite mockumentary moments and Kevin almost dies laughing in the process. From The Rutles to Borat, from Spinal Tap to Ghostwatch, there's a lot to choose from, even more to talk about, and a ton to laugh at in their longest episode yet. You can contact the show with any comments, questi…
 
Who is Alan Smithee? And what's his Best Bit? This week Will and Kevin tackle the shared nom-de-plume of disgruntled film directors while Will delves into the history of the name and the long list of film credits that have used it. Who is Alan Smithee? The real question is who are Alan Smithee? You can contact the show with any comments, questions,…
 
Return of the Variety Show! We talk the new Space Jam and Luca trailers, Thundercats and Peeps are getting movies, and RAPID FIRE Timestamps: 5:20 How You Doin? 15:08 TRAILER TALK 15:57 Space Jam: A New Legacy 40:05 Luca 47:34 ANIMATION NEWS OF THE WEEK 48:32 Thundercats 1:11:09 Peeps 1:32:26 RAPID FIRE #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere…
 
Screenwriters Will Collins (Wolfwalkers) and Kevin Lehane (Grabbers) return to talk favourite special effects moments and they've brought a guest -- their first guest! Kevin interviews recent double Fangoria Chainsaw Award winner Dan Martin, an SFX designer whose credits include Possessor, Color Out of Space, and the upcoming Ben Wheatley folk-horr…
 
Screenwriters Will Collins (Wolfwalkers) and Kevin Lehane (Grabbers) tackle childhood trauma and questionable content in kids' films in this nostalgia-tinged throwback episode. Will recounts childhood trips to the cinema and those mind-melting moments that still stick with him and Kevin relishes in the demented content of '80s family fare. What wer…
 
Screenwriters Will Collins (Wolfwalkers) and Kevin Lehane (Grabbers) chase down Tom Cruise's best running scenes in this bumper episode! Did you know Tom Cruise runs in almost every film? Even the ones where he's wheelchair-bound! What a man. So, strap in and let Will take you through it as we find out is Cruise the fastest man in movies? As refere…
 
Screenwriters Will Collins (Wolfwalkers) and Kevin Lehane (Grabbers) are making it up as they go in their second full episode where they adjust the format for fortune and glory! In this episode, Will runs through his favourite Harrison Ford moments and reveals his Best Bit from a career full of highlights. After that we flashback to episode one to …
 
One of the founders of the Academy of Animated Art, co-author of Lighting for Animation, and CG Lighter for Blue Sky Studios, Jasmine Katatikarn, joined us to talk about the industry, online learning, industry lessons learned and starts the episode off with a message about the recent closing of Blue Sky. #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere…
 
Episode one! Screenwriters Will Collins (Wolfwalkers) and Kevin Lehane (Grabbers) kick off the podcast with a double-header as both introduce themselves, the concept of the show, and ease into things by picking and pitching their favourite scene by a favourite screenwriter! Once that's done, they spin the wheel of scene themes and get their individ…
 
Undone is the new rotoscoped* show on Amazon dealing with time travel, mental illness, both, and of course relationships personal and family - because what narrative isn't, really. Stephen watched the whole season, Rob watched about half. *(it's a broad term, but we talk a lot about the style) #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere…
 
It's an HBO Max kind of show where we talk through all of (kinda) season 1 of Genndy Tartakovsky's "Primal" and J.G. Quintel's "Close Enough." How engaging is a 30 min series without any dialog? How about a 15 min one with a lot? Will Rob ever get to eat his lunch? Timestamps: 24:45 Primal Season 1 Review 57:30 - 1:05:30 *SPOILERS for PRIMAL ep 5 1…
 
Last episode we talked about new animated shows, this week we talk about new animation opportunities! And with all that positivity, I get mildly annoyed at the Emmy selection this year and Rob sees it as an opportunity to make me explain why Rick and Morty doesn't thrill me... again. And it works every time. #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywh…
 
We had a live-streamed show (from our respective homes) to discuss working from home and everything that entails. Being a manager, being an animator, working on-site to working from home, freelancing and its benefits, how is and might in the future impact the industry. We also have a couple user videos, one animated, and a listener audio question a…
 
About a month ago a video was uploaded that made the rounds in the animation community of a young story artist who quit her job at Disney explaining the why of it all. We'll we're older and have had completely different paths from her and ourselves and have some thoughts on it all. It's a Hot Cocoa Show!! #RubberOnionPodcast @RubberOnion everywhere…
 
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