Episode 107. Brutal Beasts Feat. Aaron Johnson

Friend of the podcast Aaron Johnson joins the show today to talk about three animated films from Europe about various animals: Watership Down (1978), The Plague Dogs (1982), and Felidae (1994). We discuss how animals are used to depict very mature thematic stories, the distinction between Martin Rosen’s animation style and the classic Disney look, and ways American animation could incorporate darker thematic elements.

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Skip to: Watership Down (12:09), The Plague Dogs (35:11), Felidae (59:00), Overall (1:14:50), Coming Attractions (1:29:28)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – Pandemic

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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