Television

Community: “Remedial Chaos Theory”

Ali discusses one of the best episodes of Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory,” written by Chris McKenna and directed by Jeff Melman.

Read the script for this episode here.

Community - "Remedial Chaos Theory"
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Animation, Interview, Movies, Television

Creating Color in Animation with Carol Wyatt

Ali interviews animation production designer and painter, Carol Wyatt, who shares her insight from working in the industry on many different projects such as The Simpsons, Duckman, the Rugrats pilot, the Hey Arnold! pilot, Rocko’s Modern Life, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Green Eggs and Ham, Amphibia, Rick and Morty and more!

Check out Carol’s website for more of her work.

Animation, Interview, Television, Writing

Expression in Animation with Mike Hollingsworth

Ali interviews animator and director, Mike Hollingsworth. He shares about his journey starting out as a stand-up comedian, the early days of working on BoJack Horseman, lots of cool stuff about the standout season 3 episode he directed, “Fish Out of Water,” his thoughts on where the industry is heading, memorable fan convention experiences and much more!

Be sure to follow Mike on Instagram.

Animation, Television

Avatar: The Last Airbender with Harry Mackin

Ali and special guest, Harry Mackin, discuss the masterpiece series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. You want to hear our thoughts on the show’s themes of valuing mentors, embracing the dichotomy of ourselves, finding your destiny and looking inside yourself for the answers? What about the reasons Toph is the ultimate earthbender, hot takes on Kataang vs. Zutara, why Iroh is the absolute best, Katara’s subtle yet powerful growth throughout the series, Zuko’s redemption arc and how it parallels Aang’s journey, the tragic toxicity of Azula, not to mention the comedic awesomeness that is Sokka? You’ll get all of that and more with this episode so sit back and enjoy. Yip yip!

Be sure to follow Harry on Twitter and listen to the Stoop Kidz! Podcast.

Books, Interview, Television, Writing

Laws and Fan Culture with Betsy Rosenblatt

Ali interviews Betsy Rosenblatt, Professor of Law and volunteer Legal Committee Chair of the nonprofit Organization for Transformative Works. It’s an informative conversation about the value of writing fanfiction and contributing to fandom communities, how gender identity plays into fan culture and marketing, fair use law of what you can and can’t copyright, the joy of attending fan conventions and much more!

Betsy’s links: