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Toon Lore Done Right: A Black cartoon, anime and animation podcast

Toon Lore Done Right: A Black cartoon, anime and animation podcast

By David Hughes
The primary mission is to inspect animation and, whenever possible, illuminate the black and brown people and characters that make these shows possible. In each episode of Toon Lore Done Right (TLDR), host Dave the Tutor takes a film, tv show, character, or concept in animation to give you a brief yet detailed history on it. As a blerd, anime fan and student of all things animation Dave sparks discussion while giving his personal insight in this bi-weekly show.
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Holiday Special: Rudolph vs Santa, my top 3 stop motion classics
For years I have enjoyed classic animation specials from one of the early masters of stop motion.  From Rudolph to Santa the Rankin Bass holiday films have always been a staple in my movie line up. From its charming style to its awesome music, join me as I celebrate more than a half century of great work.  Don't forget to sign up for your free Podcasting Micro course by sending me a message through the TLDR contact page. Be sure to follow me on the socials and leave a review! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ToonLoreDR  Anchor support: Toon Lore Done Right: A Black cartoon, anime and animation podcast • A podcast on Anchor   Leave a review online: Reviews | Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com)   Twitter: @ToonLoreDR  Instagram: @ToonLoreDR Facebook: Facebook.com/toonlore Follow my blog where I sometimes post things at Welcome students of toon history | I'm a student of toon history, come discover with me (wordpress.com) Extra links: The Boxtrolls Behind the Scenes - Time Lapse End Credits (2014) - Stop-Motion Animated Movie HD - YouTube FATMAN Trailer (2020) Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Thriller Movie - YouTube
16:03
December 08, 2021
Justice League the Animated Series 20th anniversary
Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right! Today, Dave the Tutor dives into the wonderful history of Justice League the animated series.  Driven by creative minds like Bruce Timm and the late great Dwayne McDuffie, see how they and the voice talent really brought this classic show to life. With characters like superman, batman, wonder woman, martian man hunter, hawk girl and john stewart green lantern, its difficult to think that this show ever had its struggles.  But we see that writing for such an iconic team can be difficult even for the people who had already successfully launched the Batman, superman, batman beyond and static shock animated series.  Be sure to follow me on the socials and leave a review! Patreon: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon  Anchor support: Toon Lore Done Right: A Black cartoon, anime and animation podcast • A podcast on Anchor Leave a review online: Reviews | Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com)     Twitter: @ToonLoreDR  Instagram: @ToonLoreDR Facebook: Facebook.com/toonlore Follow my blog where I sometimes post things at https://toonlore.wordpress.com/  Extra links: Justice League declassified panel discussion: Justice League Declassified - YouTube Black light - Nerding out with Chelsea: instagram: @nerdingoutwithchelsea Website: nerdingoutwithchelsea | Beacons mobile website
17:47
November 24, 2021
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Anime classic of science, morality and faith
Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right! You can call me Dave the Tutor and today I will be tackling Anime for the first time on the show, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood! Well almost first, I did already do Cannon Busters, which was made by an African American man who has experience working in anime studios. At any rate, on this episode we dive into the dark, philosophical and action packed world of FMAB.  Full Metal Alchemist is one of those anime, along with Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop, that just has a way of connecting to traditionally non-anime watchers.  FMAB takes us through an emotional journey of love, loss and sacrifice as the Elric brothers try to find the fabled philosophers stone! As we talk about there themes let's find out if you should skip it, try it, watch it or binge it! Be sure to follow me on the socials and leave a review! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ToonLoreDR  Anchor support: https://anchor.fm/toonlore Leave a review online: www.ToonLoreDR.com/reviews Twitter: @ToonLoreDR Instagram: @ToonLoreDR Facebook: Facebook.com/toonlore Follow my blog where I sometimes post things at https://toonlore.wordpress.com/ Black light: Sean Tate Instagram - @Seantate_seanime Shirt designs - Happy 2nd Birthday To Us! - Blerd  Extra links: The Philosophy of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Wisecrack Edition - YouTube Alchemy - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Narration - YouTube
28:11
November 10, 2021
The Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy - Cartoon Network / HBO Max
Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right! You can call me Dave the Tutor and today I have something special! On this episode we dive into the weird, the dark and the funny Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy.  I have the pleasure of working with guest and substitute teacher Deanna and long time listeners will recognize her voice.  She is the host of the Loose Change podcast and all around 90's cartoon fan. Billy and Mandy was Created by Maxwell Adams and this classic cartoon cartoon brings forth some memorable characters and hilarious moments. It's dark tone made it a stand out hit in the hay-day of Cartoon Network, so let's find out if you should skip it, try it, watch it or binge it! Be sure to follow me on the socials and leave a review! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ToonLoreDR  Anchor support: https://anchor.fm/toonlore   Leave a review online: www.ToonLoreDR.com/reviews     Twitter: @ToonLoreDR  Instagram: @ToonLoreDR Facebook: Facebook.com/toonlore Follow my blog where I sometimes post things at https://toonlore.wordpress.com/  Extra links: Black light - DeAndra Hodge @deandrahodge on instagram and her website is www.deandrahodge.com  Billy and Mandy in" Trepanation of the skull and you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVTyJ3Yecx0 Cartoon Cartoon bumpers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpUHw2SGtzM  Billy - Destroy us all: https://youtu.be/3vPgClUlERc?t=54  In my head podcast: https://youtu.be/6NCWULVMosg?t=139
23:44
October 27, 2021
Duck Tales (2017) - Is it an instant classic?
Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right! You can call me Dave the Tutor and today I have something special! Today we are going to dive into one of my favorite shows of recent history, 2017's Duck Tales.  A masterclass in how to reboot a series, this show is peak Disney animation in so many ways. Be sure to follow me on the socials and leave a review! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ToonLoreDR Anchor support: https://anchor.fm/toonlore Leave a review online: www.ToonLoreDR.com/reviews Twitter: @ToonLoreDR Instagram: @ToonLoreDR Facebook: Facebook.com/toonlore Follow my blog where I sometimes post things at https://toonlore.wordpress.com/ Extra links: Character Design references: Art of DuckTales (2017) (characterdesignreferences.com) Hullabaloo short film: Hullabaloo Steampunk animated film | Indiegogo Hey Hire us! Hey, Hire Us! (podbean.com) Seaniccus: Seaniccus - YouTube
26:28
October 13, 2021
Who remembers Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers?
Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right! You can call me Dave the Tutor and today I have something special! The era of the Disney afternoon in the 90's brought joy o millions of people.  Of the many hits from the time, Gargoyles, Duck Tales, Darkwing Duck and more, one of the break out hits was Chip n Dale rescue rangers. With the new animated show and the upcoming film in the works, I wanted to dive back in to a show like this one that is thought fondly of.  So i'm glad to take you on the journey with me to dive into some of my thoughts.  Be sure to follow me on the socials and leave a review! Be sure to follow me on the socials:  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ToonLoreDR  Anchor support: https://anchor.fm/toonlore   Leave a review online: ToonLoreDR.com/reviews   Twitter: @ToonLoreDR  Instagram: @ToonLoreDR Facebook: Facebook.com/toonlore Information on Disney diversity: Disney+ Advisory - Stories Matter | The Walt Disney Company Black light: Karama aka The BlerdGurl @TheBlerdGurl on instagram and twitter
17:34
September 29, 2021
Cannon Busters - Why didn't anyone tell me about this!?
Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right! You can call me Dave the Tutor and today I have something special. What do you get when you combine an appreciation for anime, a passion for animation, a love for the black experience and a Netflix deal?  Well, in this case you get Cannon Busters! The brain child of Veteran animator LeSean Thomas, Cannon Busters has a storied production history before ultimately landing on Netflix.  Come hang out as we take a dive to get the TLDR on a predominantly black and brown anime.  So if you like nerdy, blerdy, anime and pop culture stuff both nostalgic and new then you are in the right place.  Toon Lore Done Right drops bi-weekly with dope content so to keep up with everything, follow me on instagram and twitter at ToonLoreDR and join my Patreon at patreon.com/toonloredr. - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) -Patreon members get bonus episodes - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - The linguistics behind the southern accent: (5) A Quick Lesson on Southern Linguistics - YouTube - Filmation mini documentary :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IauV2h2d84U - Black light: Find Dr Norton Therapy on instagram @drnortontherapy - Host: David Devine Hughes
27:48
September 15, 2021
Mark McCray interview: The best Saturdays of our lives
Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right! You can call me Dave the Tutor and today I have something special. I have the honor to interview Cartoon Network veteran producer, author and podcast host Mr. Mark McCray. We talk about the animation industry, network budgets, animation quality, animation haters and more.  So if you like nerdy, blerdy, anime and pop culture stuff both nostalgic and new then you are in the right place.  Toon Lore Done Right drops bi-weekly with dope content so to keep up with everything, follow me on instagram and twitter at ToonLoreDR and join my Patreon at patreon.com/toonloredr. - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) -Patreon members will get access to the full unedited interview - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Thanks to Mark McCray for being willing to sit down and chat with me!  You can purchase his book, The best Saturdays of our lives, on his website www.TBSOOL.com.  If you stop by his website now you can get a signed copy of the book.  - Special thanks to Deanna Denham of the Loose Change podcast for adding her voice talents to the show - Filmation mini documentary :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IauV2h2d84U  - Sid and Mary Krofft Wiki: Sid and Marty Krofft - Wikipedia - HR Puffinstuff: H.R. Pufnstuf 1969 Opening and Closing Theme - YouTube - Host: David Devine Hughes
33:06
September 01, 2021
The year that was 2020: interview preview
Covid, relocating to from the other side of the world, relearning everything I thought I knew/remembered about America.  Yeah 2020 was a beast of a year but i'm back with more toons to talk about.  Hey, you can call me Dave the Tutor today and on Toon Lore Done Right we will take a moment to look back at the year that was to both celebrate and lament some major changes.  I'm also excited to give you a sneak peak at what is to come! So if you like nerdy, blerdy, anime and pop culture stuff both nostalgic and new then you are in the right place.  Toon Lore Done Right drops bi-weekly with dope content so to keep up with everything, follow me on instagram and twitter at ToonLoreDR and join my patreon at patreon.com/toonloredr. So until the next time I can give you the TLDR on a film, tv show, character or concept in animation, it's been real Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
09:21
August 18, 2021
Season 2 Trailer
It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you, without a dope beat to step to...  Well guys, after a bit of a hiatus I am back in the classroom. You can call me Dave the Tutor and for the second season of  Toon Lore Done Right I have a lot planned for you. You will get more of the same but also a few new segments and interviews.  So if you like nerdy, blerdy, anime and pop culture stuff both nostalgic and new then you are in the right place.  Toon Lore Done Right drops bi-weekly with dope content so to keep up with everything, follow me on instagram and twitter at ToonLoreDR and join my patreon at patreon.com/toonloredr. So until the next time I can give you the TLDR on a film, tv show, character or concept in animation, it's been real Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
01:18
August 04, 2021
Animaniacs Hulu reboot - Different but the same
With Animaniacs set to return to Hulu, now seemed like the perfect time to give you the TLDR on one of my favorite classic tv shows.  I'm your host David Devine Hughes and today we will take a dive into what made the original show great, like the voice actors and writers, while looking forward to what's to come. -Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter @ToonLoreDR and Facebook at Facebook.com/toonlore -Follow my blog where I post the transcripts of each episode at https://toonlore.wordpress.com/ If you would like to submit a trivia question or connect with me, please send an email to toonloredr@gmail.com with the subject line TLDR Trivia. Please give a multiple choice question and note the correct answer. Also feel free to leave your twitter or Instagram handles in your message. -Also be sure to follow God element apparel on Instagram @Godelementapparel and check out their store below: https://godelementapparel.com/  -Big shout out to Ray-lolo for the 5 star review on Apple podcasts! You can leave your review as well to get a shout out on the show! -Study on facial expressions: http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~djmcduff/assets/publications/McDuff_2017_Gender.pdf  Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes Timeline: 0:00 God Element Apparel 0:12 Cold open 0:47 Welcome/shout outs 4:31 Animaniacs 13:21 My connection 15:46 Hook Shot 16:55 Black Light 17:54 Trivia 19:28 Outro
21:35
October 14, 2020
Invader Zim - A weird classic
Invader Zim is an American animated science fiction dark comedy tv series on Nickelodeon. I'm your host, David Devine Hughes, and I want you to join me as I give you the TLDR on one of Nicks weirdest shows! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and  Twitter @ToonLoreDR and Facebook at Facebook.com/toonlore Follow my blog where I post the transcripts of each episode at www.wordpress.com/toonlore  If you would like to submit a trivia question or connect with me, please send an email to toonloredr@gmail.com with the subject line TLDR Trivia. Please give a multiple choice question and note the correct answer. Also feel free to leave your twitter or Instagram handles in your message.  Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes Also be sure to follow Evan Burse at the Cartoon Block on Youtube! https://www.youtube.com/user/cartoonblock
22:56
September 16, 2020
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The GOAT
Earth, Water, Fire and air. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements can save the world. After 100 years frozen in time, Aang the last air bender must master all 4 elements to stop the Fire nation from ruling the world.  I am your host, David Devine Hughes, and I want you to join me as we explore the mystical world of Avatar: The last Airbender. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter @ToonLoreDR and Facebook at Facebook.com/toonlore Follow my blog where I post the transcripts of each episode at www.wordpress.com/toonlore  If you would like to submit a trivia question or connect with me, please send an email to toonloredr@gmail.com with the subject line TLDR Trivia. Please give a multiple choice question and note the correct answer. Also feel free to leave your twitter or Instagram handles in your message.  - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
21:49
September 02, 2020
Kobe Bryant Day: News update
 Today on Toon Lore Done Right we have a bonus episode and on it we will celebrate the life of Kobe Bryant. I, David Devine Hughes, typically don't cover things that aren't expressly related to animation but I felt that this was relevant.  "Orange County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to make official the tribute to the late Bryant, who was one of nine to perish in a helicopter crash in January.  Bryant wore numbers  8 and 24 during his prolific 20 year NBA career, which is why the date August 24th was chosen". Instagram: @ToonloreDR Twitter: @ToonloreDR Facebook: facebook.com/toonlore - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
04:27
August 23, 2020
Kipo and the age of wonderbeasts - Netflix scores big time
Today on Toon Lore Done Right I take a dive into Kipo and the age of wonderbeasts!  Big thanks to Deanna of the Loose Change podcast for suggesting this weeks entry.  You can find Loose Change on all major platforms. I am your host, David Devine Hughes, and join me as I jump in to celebrate the greatness that is Kipo. Don't forget to follow me on twitter and instagram @toonloredr Black light:  Melanin animated Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/melaninanimated/ Podcast on spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3oLPUvYyO3hrqtPgmXCZso References: Shamus Kelley - https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/kipo-and-the-age-of-wonderbeasts-music/ - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
20:06
August 19, 2020
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Today on Toon Lore Done Right I, David Devine Hughes, take a dive into Voltron: Legendary Defender.  Big thanks to Melvin Hughes for suggesting this weeks entry.  You can find him streaming on Twitch at xBlackxDestrox. As I give you the TLDR on it we will discuss the characters amazing writers and some of my feelings on the show!   Don't forget to follow me on twitter and instagram @toonloredr and submit your trivia ideas to me at toonloredr@gmail.com - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
17:08
August 06, 2020
Gargoyles
Today on Toon Lore Done Right I, David Devine Hughes, take a dive into Disney's Gargoyles.  Big thanks to Tim Hughes and Dustin Grofsick for suggesting this weeks entry. As I give you the TLDR on it we will discuss the show we will discuss the shows original pitch, characters score and more!  Don't forget to follow me on twitter and instagram @toonloredr and submit your trivia ideas to me at toonloredr@gmail.com Original pitch by Greg Weisman: https://youtu.be/u8nWTHZVFz8 WarBear GTA video essay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIvG8aCuYFw Follow the Loose Change podcast on all major platforms Follow Dust knight illustrations @DGLUPO07 on instagram.  For project inquires DM him - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes #animation #cartoon #gargoyles #disneyplus #characters
20:34
July 22, 2020
We don't all Black the same!
The death of George Floyd has compelled me to use my small platform to give my thoughts on blackness.  The black culture is diverse and we all have different expressions of our blackness.  As your host, David Devine Hughes, I have vowed to be true to myself and give an authentic expression of myself and my blackness.  Below are a list of black creators that I follow. List of black creators and content:  Loose Change Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/5tY1GGnOiL8USBV0D5KxGe  Flourish in the Foreign  https://open.spotify.com/show/667sTdtG7RedWvFY1FFMea  Howie Azy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoP4V9_s2t5Wt3dZbGDRqSw/videos  Mighty Keef https://www.youtube.com/user/KeithTheMongooseKTM/videos  Kev on Stage studios https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_VyMH33jngaVysIivLKTlw/videos  Kevon Carter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK0INYR6lJvEInYPtYA54KQ/videos  Michael Jr.  https://www.youtube.com/user/THEMICHAELJRSHOW/videos  The Cartoon Block https://www.youtube.com/user/cartoonblock/videos  Blerd up https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCphPJMpVPm2m5vSuCZd2P-g/videos  Black N Animated https://open.spotify.com/show/2P6groWWm8c9JXycti3JIi  Toonrific Tariq https://www.youtube.com/user/ToonrificTariq/videos  Mann of a Thousand Thoughts https://www.youtube.com/user/trigunf91/videos  RDC World 1 https://www.youtube.com/user/RDCworld1/videos  Cilvanis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCccnyrT2NeVDzypO64Dif-A/videos  Caleb City https://www.youtube.com/user/GizzlyB3aver/videos  - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes #blm #blacklivesmatter #blerd
08:28
June 10, 2020
The Proud Family returns! - Reeboot
“You and me will always be tight. Family every single day and night...” That’s right people today I, David Devine Hughes, am going to dive into a great show from my childhood so sit back and grab some proud snack because today on Toon Lore Done right I’m going to give you the TLDR on Disneys, the Proud family. Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right where today I will give you the TLDR on one of my favorite animated short films Hair Love. Don't forget to like share, review, comment and subscribe.  Join the  facebook page at facebook.com/toonlore Read my blog at toonlore.wordpress.com  - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
11:19
March 11, 2020
Hair Love
The Oscar award winning short film that celebrates Fatherhood, blackness and natural hair. It's a film that took that has gone on to inspire little girls around the world. Welcome to Toon Lore Done Right where today I, David Devine Hughes, will give you the TLDR on one of my favorite animated short films Hair Love. Don't forget to like share, review, comment and subscribe. Make suggestions on future episodes and become a part the conversation by joining the facebook page at facebook.com/toonlore and get a deeper look into my process by reading my blog toonlore.wordpress.com. Check out the CDC report on black fatherhood at the link below: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr071.pdf - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
09:26
February 26, 2020
Static Shock
Static Shock! An African American super hero with the power of electricity. He is an earnest and dynamic character and across his animated history we see that his show is about much more than catching criminals and chasing bad guys. Don't forget to like share, review, comment and subscribe. Make suggestions on future episodes and become a part the conversation by joining the facebook page at facebook.com/toonlore and get a deeper look into my, David Devine Hughes', process by reading my blog toonlore.wordpress.com. - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
09:17
February 12, 2020
Kobe Bryant - Dear Basketball
Kobe Bryant was a legend in many ways. Many people have rightfully praised him for his athletic ability, but today on Toon Lore Done Right I, David Devine Hughes, want to highlight his creative side. Dear Basketball is an animated short film that expresses the love that Kobe had for the game he dedicated his life to. - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
05:59
January 29, 2020
Sonic The Hedgehog - Animated and movie history
On this episode of Toon Lore Done Right (TLDR) I take a dive into the animated history of Sonic the Hedgehog. In honor of the upcoming live action movie, I, David Devine Hughes, give some details and my personal experiences with the sonic animated series and shorts. If you like what you hear and want to suggest a movie, tv show, character, show or concept in animation just tweet at me @toonloredr or use the hashtag ToonLoreDoneRight.  - Patreon link: Dave the Tutor is creating Podcasts | Patreon - Website: Toon Lore Done Right: podcast (toonloredr.com) - Host: David Devine Hughes
20:41
January 28, 2020