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Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks
Stephen Brooks is a freelance animator in NYC that specializes in a hand-drawn style. Being a professional since 2005, he also produces indie shorts with self-made music, sound fx & voices. Lately Stephen has taken to introducing others to animation with production VLOGs, a podcast, instructional videos and is writing a book on traditional principles in a digital world. View his animation work www.rubberonion.com

May, 2014

  • 9 May

    New “Flintstones” Movie, TimeOut’s 100 Best Animated Films, & Birthdays

    “The Simpsons” LEGO episode happened, DreamWorks launches a YouTube channel, and “The Flintstones” head back to the big screen! We also discuss the “TimeOut Top 100 Animated Films” list and our personal favorites. Oh and we also talk pooping… because we’re adults. So this week’s podcast was LIVE so there’s …

  • 2 May

    The Simpsons LEGO Episode, Batman, & Racism in The Jungle Book

    We finally break the 2hr mark talking about Batman and The Simpsons, first — listing off our favorite episodes and moments — and then shift over to talking about sexism in movies and the Bechdel test again. But if that’s not enough, we close out the podcast with about 30min …

March, 2014

  • 19 March

    ‘Peanuts’ Teaser Trailer Impresses with CG that Feels Traditional

    When I heard that there was going to be a Peanuts movie, I was happy… until later in that sentence where the acronyms “CGI” and “3D” were used — then my heart sank. How could a studio hope to capture the uniqueness of Charles Schulz’s character designs or the dry …

December, 2013

  • 23 December

    GKids Screening Oscar Nominated Animated Films at IFC Center

    GKids is a NYC based distributor… which admittedly doesn’t really sound that impressive until you look at the films it has brought to the United States. The Secret of Kells, Chico & Rita, A Cat in Paris¬†(which by the way were all Best Animated Feature Oscar nominees) — and probably …

  • 17 December

    Animation Block Party’s 11th Annual NYC Independent Animation Domination Is Back

    New York City – Tuesday, December 17, 2013 It’s no secret that the animation scene in NYC is one of mostly underground, freelance and “edgy” (though an overused word)… and if you didn’t know that yet, now you do. The other thing about NYC that I’m sure you already know …