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Writer VS Producer, Glen Keane’s new animated short “Duet,” and Kickstarter for Potato Salad


We have a monster of an episode this week! Two weeks of stories jam packed into one awesome episode with the entire crew: Stephen, Rob, & Pat. We talk about an email exchange between a writer and a producer, Glen Keane’s new animated short “Duet,” and some kid made a Kickstarter campaign to make potato salad and for some reason has earned $70,000+ (as of this post). Oh also, Rob met Shaggy and made a new animated short (not related)! Enjoy this delicious 2 hour episode… we hope it’s as fun to listen to as it was to record!




Rob Yulfo’s new short “Wait for it…”

Guillermo del Toro’s Special Message about Pacific Rim

Glen Keane’s new animated short “Duet”

Asterix & Obelix teaser trailer (in French)

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Stephen Brooks (@RubberOnion)
Rob Yulfo (@RobYulfo)
Pat Ryan (@TheBadPatRyan)

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About 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


  1. Recently everyone is talking about the Glen Keane’s Hand-drawn animation “duet” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjbK9RlCL3I

    I couldn’t understand why he has to put lot of efforts to create duet
    by hand-drawing approach? What is the significance of Hand-drawn
    animation? Is it really adding some value to the animation, or just
    marketing stunt?

    • Well Glen Keane is a traditional animator by trade so it’s not a marketing stunt on his side, for sure. There’s a lot of debate over which animation is “better” but it’s a different style of the artform. For instance, when Disney started using the CAPS system to make the ink & color process faster, the movies (like “The Little Mermaid”) were still in what is now called “traditional,” “classic,” or “hand-drawn” animation (also sometimes 2D though it’s not favored) style… it was just using different technology to achieve it. Now that CG animation has emerged, it’s a new style of animation in its own right. The methods are different, the strengths are different… it’s still animation but it’s almost as different in approach as hand-drawn animation is to stop-motion (like “Boxtrolls”). That being said, now hand-drawn, traditional animation has a “real” feel to it a lot of the time because of nostalgia and that may be what they were trying to achieve by making “Duet” in the traditional animation style. Hope that answers your question and I’m sorry I didn’t get to it sooner… I actually didn’t even know the comment was here until today!

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