Episode #4: She-Ra


The choice of Mulgrew, we watched a whole episode of She-Ra full of innuendo, terrible logic and pounding disco music. Does She-Ra have split personalities? Are we meant to even like the Red Knight? Is Bow living a lie?

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Listen to the end and you’ll learn what episode 5 is all about as well.

Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Thanks for all of your reviews and comments so far, we really appreciate them. See you next week with Tony’s choice of show…

Episode #3: Star Fleet / X Bomber

It was Jim’s favourite show when he was a kid, so Tony and Katie are also forced to watch two episodes of the lovingly created “marionation” and shameless Star Wars rip-off Star Fleet (originally called X Bomber in Japan). This episode features a name being chosen for the as-yet-unborn baby Mulgrew, a new ranking system for Edinburgh shows and tons more stuff.

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Don’t forget to leave us a ranking or a review as well, we’d be really grateful if you did! Oh yeah, and want to watch the episodes that we looked at? We watched episodes 1 and 7 from this video, but you can find the entire run of the show online. Do watch it if you’re fascinated by people making tiny little plastic props.

Next week Katie chose the subject cartoon… make sure you follow us on Twitter to find out what it is ahead of time!

Episode #2: Sharky and George


Yeah, you remember the theme tune. Sharky and George is a French / Canadian production from the late 1980s… and it’s TERRIBLE. Join Jim, Katie and Tony as they discuss awful animation, the nature of fish detective work, what the Shark is actually called (well done there Tony) and many, MANY callbacks to Episode 1 and Defenders of the Earth.

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Remember to tell your friends, tweet about it (here we are on Twitter), rate and review it (five stars is always nice) and so on. And want to suggest a cartoon for us to watch? Drop us an email here.

Episode 2 coming MONDAY – and it’s SHARKY AND GEORGE!

Yeah, a lot of people asked for this one. Sharky and George. The crimebusters of the sea, apparently. We recorded it a month ago but if you want to know what we chat about then watch these two videos…

Subscribe to the podcast via various means and you’ll get it downloaded to your device once Jim is back from the Download Festival and has it ready to rock (and remember to rate us and leave a review, it really helps). And in the meantime, listen to Episode 1: Defenders of the Earth if you haven’t already.

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We’re Now On Stitcher! Mini-Episode Due Soon!

So the first episode of the Podcast is now up on Stitcher as well as iTunes and Podbean. Here’s the link to it!

Remember, however you choose to listen to it please rate it and leave a review as that really helps us out.

Jim will put out a mini-episode in a couple of days where you’ll learn what episode 2 will be all about, so feel free to let us know your thoughts on Defenders of the Earth and point out anything we might have missed via emailing us or dropping us a tweet.

You can also let us know about your animal conversion rates, if you so choose…

Episode #1: Defenders of the Earth

Yes! The first episode of the podcast is now live on both iTunes and Podbean.  So do please give it a listen, and if you like it, recommend it to as many people as you can.  Just shout “OI! KRO-TAN!” at people on the street, they’ll know the deal.

The podcast is on iTunes here, so click here, remember to subscribe and leave a review!

And you’ll find it on Podbean here if you’re an Apple refuser, so click to listen, download and so on.

Don’t forget that you can watch the same episodes that we did in the post below.  Do that and tell us if we missed anything or if you have any questions for the mini episode next week by emailing us here.

SPOILER ALERT: We never did find out what Jeff delivered. Jim and Tony went to Nandos and forgot about it until now.

Defenders of the Earth!

So the very first AniMates podcast that we recorded t’other week concerns that one series wonder “Defenders of the Earth”.

The podcast will be available via all the usual means later on this week… but in the meantime why not do your homework and watch the same two episodes that we did?

Weirdly, the original link we used for episode one has vanished through the account being closed. I wouldn’t worry, you’ve not missed much apart from Flash Gordon crashing his sodding spaceship.

Podcast up soon, including revealing The Phantom’s home address, how Mandrake makes his money and the correct way to address the show.

Jim will put up a mini episode in a week or so, so if you have any observations that we missed or want to ask us to watch a particular show in the future then you need to drop us an email here. Ta!