One of the best things about doing this site is working with folks who love and share their pop culture obsessions. Writer and animation historian Thad Komorowski (author of Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story) wrote for Forces of Geek for a few years and now he and animation director Bob Jaques have launched Cartoon Logic, a podcast examining what they consider to be the best cartoons ever made;from the mid-20th century American studios. But why are they the best? And how did they make them the best?
Each episode they’ll dive into historical overviews on a given topic, scene-by-scene analysis and highlights from classic shorts, intricate breakdowns from an animator’s POV, occasional animator and historian guests. All you could ever want to know about ancient cartoons in this modern age, from two gents who’ve done the research and are just bursting to share that knowledge!
The bi-weekly podcast launched this week, with the premiere episode looking at Popeye the Sailor (Rocket to Mars).
Our first episode will give you a taste of what to expect as we dive into an in-depth discussion about the cartoons featured on Warner Archive’s summer release, Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 2. Learn all about the Famous Studios crew, particularly Disney Legend Bill Tytla and New York heavyweights Jim Tyer and John Gentilella, that brought these often maligned cartoons to life, and just why these little Blu-Ray collections are worth celebrating.
Every episode we’ll also dissect one cartoon in detail, and we decided for our first episode to pick perhaps the most… famous of Famous Popeyes, Rocket to Mars. Strap yourselves in, because this trip is really necessary.
Check it out below, subscribe and be sure to support the podcast on Patreon.