Podcast

Nickelodeon Animation Podcast

We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon.

Episodes

  • Hey Arnold Deep Dive

    Nov 17 2017

    We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon.

  • Making of an Iconic Theme Song

    Nov 10 2017

    We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon.

  • Chris Garbutt & Rikke Asbjoern

    Nov 03 2017

    Pinky Malinky creators Chris Garbutt & Rikke Asbjoern are the proud parents of the first social media savvy cartoon character on Nickelodeon! The ingenious creators join Hector and share the inspirations for the series design, music, diversity, and humor.

  • Greg Cipes

    Oct 27 2017

    We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon.

  • Legend of Korra Cast

    Oct 20 2017

    We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon.

  • Mitch Schauer

    Oct 13 2017

    We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television.

  • Valerie Walsh Valdes

    Oct 06 2017

    We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television.

  • John DiMaggio

    Sep 29 2017

    We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television.

  • Billy Lopez

    Sep 22 2017

    We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television.

  • Jimmy Neutron Cast

    Sep 15 2017

    3-2-1...Season 3 of the podcast blasts off with the legendary cast of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Debi Derryberry (Jimmy), Jeff Garcia (Sheen) and voice super-genius Rob Paulsen (Carl) visit the studio.

  • Behind the scenes in The Loud House writers room

    Apr 21 2017

    The Loud House is the brainchild of creator Chris Savino and one of the most popular cartoons on television. But what goes into writing this smash hit week after week?

  • How SpongeBob Gets His SquarePants

    Apr 14 2017

    "Are you ready kids?! I can't hear you!" SpongeBob SquarePants is cartoon royalty and adored worldwide but what goes into making our favorite sponge fresh, hysterical and a fan favorite year after year?

  • Paul Germain

    Apr 07 2017

    Paul Germain is best known for developing the original The Simpsons shorts for The Tracy Ullman Show, and co-creating childhood favorites, Rugrats, Recess and Llyod in Space.

  • Margaret Dean and W.I.A. (Women in Animation)

    Mar 31 2017

    Veteran producer Margaret Dean (Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Mattel, Stoopid Buddy Studios) and co-president of W.I.A. (Women in Animation), brings her incredible insight to this week's podcast.

  • Bunsen is a Beast ft. Butch Hartman, Jeremy Rowley, Ben Giroux, and Kari Wahlgren

    Mar 24 2017

    Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy) has created another MONSTER hit series, "Bunsen is a Beast!"

  • Rob Paulsen

    Mar 17 2017

    HELLOOOO PODCAST! This week living legend Rob Paulsen is in the studio!

  • Farnaz Esnaashari

    Mar 10 2017

    Shimmer and Shine creator/genie Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz cut her teeth in post-production at Nickelodeon, learning all she could from My Life As A Teenage Robot, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego, Go and Ni Hao, Kai-Lan.

  • Pete Doctor

    Mar 03 2017

    Pete Docter was just 21 when he joined Pixar and since then he's been the creative force behind some of the most influential animated films of all time like Inside Out, Up, Wall-E, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story.

  • The Danny Phantom cast ft. David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins, and Colleen O'Shaugnessey

    Feb 24 2017

    We're GOING GHOST! Get ready to enter the Phantom fan dimension as Danny Phantom cast members David Kaufman (Danny), Grey Griffin (Sam), Rickey D'Shon Collins (Tucker), and Colleen O'Shaughnessy (Jazz) join Hector in the ghost portal.

  • E.G. Daily

    Feb 03 2017

    A podcast's gotta do what a podcast's gotta do, and this week we're talking toons with the incomparable E.G. Daily.

  • Jeremy Zuckerman & Bryan Konietzko

    Jan 27 2017

    The music for Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are two of the most daringly brilliant TV soundtracks ever. Composer Jeremy Zuckerman and series co-creator Bryan Konietzko visit the studio.

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Jan 20 2017

    Buckle up, because the podcast gets "white and nerdy" when Weird Al Yankovic visits the studio. Everyone knows that the Almighty Weird One is a legendary songwriter and pop culture satirist, but did you know that he's an animation geek.

  • Rob Renzetti

    Jan 13 2017

    MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT creator Rob Renzetti has worked with some of the most legendary names in animation: Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken, Samurai Jack, Harvey Birdman, the Powerpuff Girls, and some guy named Dexter who had a laboratory.

  • The Invader Zim cast ft. Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons, and Melissa Fahn

    Jan 06 2017

    Let's kick off the insanely unpredictable world of 2017 with the most insanely unpredictable cartoon cast of all time! Yes, INVADER ZIM! Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) reminisce, talk shop, & break into musical numbers.

  • Fred Seibert

    Dec 20 2016

    To call Fred Seibert "a producer" is like calling Steve Hillenburg "a guy who drew a sponge." A visionary force in the early days of Nickelodeon, the former president of Hanna-Barbera, Fred has produced cartoon classics.

  • Angela Santomero and Traci Paige Johnson

    Dec 16 2016

    Blues Clues creators Angela Santomero and Traci Paige Johnson forever changed the way that kids interact with television.

  • Bobby Moynihan

    Dec 09 2016

    The SNL star tells Hector what it was like playing a runty Christmas tree with big dreams in Albert, an animated holiday movie coming to Nickelodeon this month.

  • Joe Murray at the Entertainment Weekly PopFest

    Dec 02 2016

    Rocko's Modern Life remains one of the most iconic and influential cartoons in Nickelodeon history. Creator Joe Murray joins Hector and a live audience at the EW Popfest.

  • Ciro Nieli

    Nov 21 2016

    Nickelodeon's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES wouldn't be a smash hit without its cartoon mastermind Ciro Nieli.

  • Tara Strong

    Nov 18 2016

    Tara Strong's voice is everywhere and we've got her in the studio to kick off season 2 of the podcast! The voice of Timmy Turner, Twilight Sparkle, Harley Quinn, Dil Pickles, Ben 10, Raven and many more characters.

  • The Loud House sisters

    Sep 23 2016

    We're getting LOUD on the final podcast of season one! Hector is joined by the seven actresses who play the ten sisters on the new hit cartoon THE LOUD HOUSE: Grey Griffin, Lara Jill Miller, Jessica DiCicco, Cristina Pucelli, Nika Futterman, Liliana Mumy and Catherine Taber. It's a Loud lovefest as Hector finds out what it's like to be one of Lincoln's sisters, who went to law school, who was on Family Feud in high school, who’s a champion poker player and so much more.

  • Scott Schultz & Christian Jacobs

    Sep 16 2016

    Yo Gabba Gabba! was the first punk rock preschool show ever. When their radical series idea was rejected at every pitch, creators Scott Schultz and Christian Jacobs did a very punk rock thing and made the pilot themselves! Soon, kids and families worldwide were busting out their Dancey Dance moves! Scott and Christian talk with Hector about their DIY journey, their love of weird midnight movies, The Aquabats! Super Show!, and that damn arcade game at 7-Eleven that took all their quarters.

  • Lauren Faust

    Sep 09 2016

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic creator Lauren Faust hated the My Little Pony TV show as a kid. Why can't girl cartoons be badass too? After honing her storytelling skills on Iron Giant, Powerpuff Girls, and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Lauren got her chance to make My Little Pony the way she always wanted. You're welcome all you girls and Bronies!

  • John Davis

    Sep 02 2016

    Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius creator John Davis claims that even though he was once a boy, he was never a genius. Fans of Jimmy, Planet Sheen and the movie Ant Bully will certainly disagree.

  • Jorge R. Gutierrez

    Aug 26 2016

    It was the mighty Popeye who taught EL TIGRE: THE ADVENTURES OF MANNY RIVERA creator, Jorge R. Gutierrez that "If you fight people bigger than you, for something greater than you, you can win the girl of your dreams!"

  • Jennifer Yuh Nelson

    Aug 19 2016

    When a young Jennifer Yuh Nelson (director of KUNG-FU PANDA 2 and 3) watched her mother draw it was like watching magic! She saw her future in that talent and has risen to the top of the animation world..

  • Jhonen Vasquez

    Aug 12 2016

    Legendary creator, artist and writer Jhonen Vasquez discusses his journey from a disgruntled video store clerk, to his breakthrough gig as a comic book artist, to the fateful day that Invader Zim became his "hideously immortal baby" on TV.

  • COMIC CON 2016

    Aug 05 2016

    The podcast has a backstage pass at this year's San Diego Comic Con where Nickelodeon celebrates 90's Nick shows plus 25 amazing years of animation.

  • Craig Bartlett

    Jul 29 2016

    Craig Bartlett's legendary career in cartoons includes three of the most iconic kid shows ever: Pee Wee's Playhouse, Rugrats, and his very own, universally adored Hey Arnold!

  • Andy Richter

    Jul 22 2016

    You know Andy Richter as Conan O'Brien's sidekick, but to us, he's one of the top dog's when it comes to giving voice to hilarious cartoon characters.

  • Butch Hartman

    Jul 15 2016

    Butch Hartman has been making The Fairly OddParents for 15 years. Hector gets Butch to share the secrets of his success, like the fact that Butch knows every cartoon joke in history because he was born in 1850 and cloned.

  • Tom Kenny

    Jul 08 2016

    Tom grew up loving two things: punk rock and comedy. He pursued both until he voiced Heffer the cow in Rocko's Modern Life. Then he gave life to a sponge in squarepants, and the world of cartoons has never been the same.

  • Jim Jinkins

    Jul 01 2016

    If it happened to Doug Funnie in a cartoon, there's a good chance that it happened to Doug creator Jim Jinkins in real life. No cartoon in Nick history is drawn more from the life of its creator than Doug.

  • C.H. Greenblatt

    Jun 24 2016

    Chowder and Harvey Beaks creator C.H. Greenblatt talks cartoons, cooking, steampunk, stalking Spongebob creator Steve Hillenburg, and still finds the time to summon the voice of Billy and Mandy's Fred Fredburger.

  • Maria Bamford

    Jun 17 2016

    Hector shares the mic with the legendary comedian, cartoon voice actor, Lady Dynamite star, and former Nickelodeon receptionist. Unfortunately the receptionist job didn't end well for Maria, but like every low in her life, she finds the funny in it.

  • Kevin Eastman

    Jun 10 2016

    Kevin Eastman co-created Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Enough said. Seriously. If you love cartoons like we do, what more do you need to know to listen to this episode?

  • Arlene Klasky

    Jun 03 2016

    When Arlene Klasky formed her animation company with Gabor Csupo, they dreamed that one day they would produce a cartoon. Their first cartoon was a little show called The Simpsons. Dreams come true? Check.

  • Billy West

    May 27 2016

    Hector tries to convince Billy West that Billy is the greatest cartoon voice-over actor ever, and not a sad untied shoe. Joining Billy in the booth are Doug Funny, Roger Klotz, Ren, Stimpy, Elmer Fudd, Philip J. Fry, and Billy's seven-year-old self.

  • Chris Savino

    May 20 2016

    Life changed forever for Chris Savino when Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi made him an artist on the legendary series. So began a career that included gigs on Rocko's Modern Life, Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, and now his series The Loud House.

  • Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

    May 13 2016

    We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television.