Ali discusses three Nicktoon Christmas specials: “The Santa Experience” (Rugrats), “Christmas Who?” (SpongeBob SquarePants) and “The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever” (Invader ZIM).
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Screenwriting ‘n’ Other Creative Stuff with Eric Trueheart
Ali interviews writer, story editor, producer and voice director, Eric Trueheart. Eric shares how he got his start in the industry, advice for writers trying to break in, the early days of his comedy troupe, The Ministry of Unknown Science, lots of fun stuff from his book, The Medium-Sized Book of ZIM Scripts Vol 1: Pigs ‘n’ Waffles, and how he deals with writer’s block. He also talks about writing the ZIM comics, being a script consultant on Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, voice directing on Yin Yang Yo!, pilots he’s written and his podcasts, The Army of Drunks and One Man Murder Maze, plus lots of great screenwriting tidbits along the way!
Visit Eric’s website: erictrueheart.com
Purchase The Medium-Sized Book of ZIM Scripts Vol. 1: Pigs ‘n’ Waffles: tinyurl.com/pigwaffles
Check out where to order Grisly’s Cosmic Black: blackyetibeverage.com
Listen to Eric and Rikki Simons’ D&D podcast, One Man Murder Maze: onemanmurdermaze.com
A Composer’s Mindset with Kevin Manthei
Ali interviews TV, film and video game composer, Kevin Manthei. He shares about his musical influences, how he got his start composing for video games, his process for scoring an episode of TV, working as the series composer on Invader ZIM and stepping back into the world for Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, what went into creating “Peace Is Nice,” his thoughts on creative block, advice for aspiring composers, current projects and more!
Check out the following links for more of Kevin’s work:
More Nickelodeon Nonsense with Stacey
Ali and returning guest, Stacey, discuss The Fairly OddParents, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Nickelodeon reboots and more!
Be sure to also check out Nickelodeon Nostalgia with Stacey Grant.
Admiration of Animation with Sam Kays
Ali interviews artist, Sam Kays. She shares about her experience as a background designer on Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, her favorite Invader ZIM character and episode, working as a design lead at OddBot, her thoughts on live-action/CGI remakes of 2D animated projects and much more!
Be sure to follow Sam on Twitter and check out A ROSY GLOW.
Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus + “Sitting in a Tree”
Ali discusses the movie, Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, written by series creator, Jhonen Vasquez. She shares everything she loved about the movie in all of its ridiculous glory, from the incredible visuals to the hilarious dialogue to the surprisingly sweet moments. Afterward, she shares another Invader ZIM story she wrote called “Sitting in a Tree.”
Be sure to also check out Invader ZIM + “Dodgeball of Doom.”
Invader ZIM + “Dodgeball of Doom”
Ali discusses the cult Nicktoon, Invader ZIM, created by Jhonen Vasquez. She talks about her favorite episodes, quotes and character interactions while sharing various behind-the-scenes facts she’s learned about the series. She also expresses her excitement about the upcoming TV movie, Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, and she shares an Invader ZIM story she wrote called “Dodgeball of Doom.”