Animation Celery
Episode 43 - Tex and Chuck

Episode 43 - Tex and Chuck

January 15, 2022

We didn't have a plan in mind, but somehow we ended up giving each other cartoons directed by Tex Avery and Chuck Jones. That sounds like a theme! For the Tex part of our program, we'll watch the great baritone Poochini get harassed by Mysto the magician as he tries to sing an opera song, and we'll see what people in 1949 thought their house would be like in 2050, when humanity has finally figured out how to deal with the mother-in-law. Then we shift to the Chuck part of the show, where Bugs Bunny tangles with knights, dragons and sorcerers, and where a depressed Martian figures that 1960's Earth must be the happiest place in the universe, if only it wasn't beset by monsters. Plus, Matsy will eulogize Squidbillies, and Micah will review numerous movies. And as a special bonus, we look at the climax of Hilda, namely the movie Hilda and the Mountain King. Put on your headphones and listen in. Just be aware that the headphones might be a noose if you're anyone's mother-in law.

 

Cartoons in this episode:

"Magical Maestro"

"Knight-mare Hare"

"The House of Tomorrow"

"Martian Through Georgia"

Episode 42 - Desert Kings and Beauty Queens

Episode 42 - Desert Kings and Beauty Queens

January 8, 2022

This week, to help us cope with the brutal cold, we're looking at cartoons with hot times! Like the episode of Futurama in which Fry stumbles onto the throne of a desert planet by being thirsty. Or the episode of Pokemon where everyone is thirsty for *cough*-year-old girls and men with impressive breasts. Plus, Micah revisits our friend Spartakus and the fate of the sun beneath the sea, and prepares for another attack on titan, while Matsy searches for ancient claymation and didn't watch enough Hilda, apparently. No orphanages in this one, but there is a Grampy cameo!

 

Cartoons in this episode:

Futurama, "My Three Suns"

Pokemon, "Beauty and the Beach"

Episode 41 - Spirit Heart Elephant

Episode 41 - Spirit Heart Elephant

January 1, 2022

Happy new year, everyone! And thank you for choosing to ring it in with our podcast. Let us reward you with a thorough investigation into the box office smash of 1985, The Care Bears Movie. Watch in amazement as friendless aspiring magician Nicholas partners with a suspicious book to make everybody pay, while orphans Jason and Kim team up with a variety of pastel bears and other creatures to save caring! And Mickey Rooney is there! And since it is a whole new year, we're going to recount our personal top 5's of Animation Celery 2021. Top 5 what? Well, that's flexible. Celery Stalkers, stare! ...at your device while you listen to this podcast.

 

Cartoon in this episode:

The Care Bears Movie

Episode 40 - The Animation Celery Christmas Special 2: Actually Christmas

Episode 40 - The Animation Celery Christmas Special 2: Actually Christmas

December 25, 2021

Season's greetings, everyone! Curl up by your yule logs or whatever and listen to us talk about Christmas cartoons. We'll look at Adventure Time, and what Christmas is like a couple thousand years in the future. And we'll watch Justice League, and see how superheroes celebrate the holiday. Plus, Micah FINALLY tells us what's going on with the latest JoJo (prison, apparently), and Matsy tells us how this whole COVID thing is going to shake out according to South Park. Oh, and Matsy also opens a present, so you gotta come in and listen to that disaster.

 

Cartoons in this episode:

Adventure Time, "Holly Jolly Secrets, Parts 1 & 2"

Justice League, "Comfort and Joy"

Episode 39 - Holiday Mix

Episode 39 - Holiday Mix

December 18, 2021

Hey, let's look at some cartoons about winter and/or Christmas! We have one called Alma which isn't creepy at all. Here's one about a skunk and a dog engaging in chemical and biological warfare over ownership of the world's only warm house. One about orphans double-crossed by Santa and rescued by some other weird old man. And Tom and Jerry debating squatting rights in and around cheese. Oh, but let's not forget that season 2 of Centaurworld happened. And Micah's going to tell us about the latest bizarre adventure of a JoJo, right? Tra la la la la!

 

Cartoons in this episode:

"Alma"

"Odor of the Day

"Christmas Comes but Once a Year"

"Snowbody Loves Me"

Episode 38 - One Crazy Hour

Episode 38 - One Crazy Hour

December 11, 2021

For Chanukah, we watched Adam Sandler's animated masterpiece (or piece of some kind) Eight Crazy Nights. And we talk about it, but man, it's not worth the effort. But Micah also watched a series of better movies, including Wreck-It Ralph, The Summit of the Gods, and From Up on Poppy Hill. And Matsy investigated just how integral farts and poop are to Bob's Burgers. So, you know... something for everyone! Come listen, and vote for Animation Celery for the 94th All-Star Patch!

 

Cartoon in this episode:

Eight Crazy Nights

Episode 37 - Taffy Taffy Taffy

Episode 37 - Taffy Taffy Taffy

December 4, 2021

Come join us once again as we look at cartoons that call back to other episodes we've done! We'll watch the Gummi Bears try to steal the top secret Paunch taffy formula, and try to get Igthorn back on the throne when a little ogre ousts him from Drekmore via everyone's favorite method of ousting people from Drekmore: catapult! Then we'll endure Donkey Kong Country, and see how much worse everything is without Donkey Kong. That can't be right... Meanwhile, Matsy has invented a new game to test whether he should watch F is for Family, and Micah is all excited for new Masters of the Universe: Revelation and new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure! Banana Slamma!

 

Cartoons in this episode:

Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, "Too Many Cooks / Just a Tad Smarter"

Donkey Kong Country, "It's a Wonderful Life"

Episode 36 - Inspecting Garfield

Episode 36 - Inspecting Garfield

November 27, 2021

Remember that time we watched three random episodes of Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers to see if its quality was as dependent on Gadget as Micah thought? Well, we're doing it again, and this time the subject is Garfield and Friends. Three random episodes that'll take us through Binky the Clown's legal troubles, mall-based documentaries, crooked cops for the second week in a row, malfunctioning imaginations, malfunctioning mice, terrible hiring practices, and various instances of Wade the duck being afraid of things. We'll also talk a bit about Micah watching Oliver and Company for the first time, and cartoons Matsy hasn't watched yet. Come on in! Come to the place where fun never ends!

 

Cartoons in this episode:

Garfield and Friends, "Binky Goes Bad / Barn of Fear / Mini-Mall Matters" "Speed Trap / Flights of Fantasy / Castaway Cat" "Thoroughly Mixed-Up Mouse / The Old Man of the Mountain / Food Fighter"

Episode 35 - Defund the Potatoes

Episode 35 - Defund the Potatoes

November 20, 2021

It's a random mix this week! We'll watch a young rabbit try to make his fortune by saving frogs inside a seashell. Apparently this is a lucrative career. Then we'll watch Daffy Duck track down the grotesque villains who swiped his piggy bank. I'm not sure if this is a lucrative career. Next, we watch some police potatoes get to the bottom of a carrot kidnapping. This is not a lucrative career (d'oh!) ...unless you're crooked (woohoo!). And finally, we'll watch Roger Rabbit babysit a babe in the woods. I think this career might actually cost more than you'd earn. Matsy will also check in on how Squidbillies is doing without an actual ignorant redneck in its cast, while Micah opens the floor to discussion about plot points and plot holes that make us angry! Rar!

 

Cartoons in this episode:

"Seaside Adventure"

"The Great Piggy Bank Robbery"

"The Fresh Vegetable Mystery"

"Trail Mix-Up"

Episode 34 - Nerds Do Podcast

Episode 34 - Nerds Do Podcast

November 13, 2021

This week, Micah wanted to watch a movie, and Matsy had one he always meant to watch but never got around to. So hey, it's time to find out whether cats dance or not. Is Scott Bakula a decent singer? Is Sawyer an unsung yiffy icon? Are the villains the best part of this movie? Is Dee Bradley Baker this century's Frank Welker? All these questions and more will be at least considered as we look at the 1997 Warner Bros. bomb Cats Don't Dance! Also, Micah tells us about new Simpsons and new DuckTales, and Matsy tells us about new Animal Crossing. (Since the recording of this podcast, he got his sugarcane.)

 

Cartoon in this episode:

"Cats Don't Dance"

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