Thursday 9 May 2013

Introducing the A113Animation Podcast! - Pilot Episode Online Now

As part of our expansion, we're very pleased to introduce you to the first episode of the A113Animation Podcast! This possibly-sort-of-regular podcast will cover recent animation news, play clips of interviews we carry out, and review the latest releases: this time, it's Iron Man 3.

The episode is available now on Podomatic (below) for either streaming or download, and you can follow us on that site here; you can download the show on iTunes here, and please do subscribe and rate; we're also on Stitcher Radio (a player for that is embedded below too). Check out the episode and its extensive show notes below!

Welcome to the very first episode (the pilot, in fact) of the A113Animation Podcast! Hosted by me and co-hosted by Damien and Munir. We're not sure how often we're going to be posting these episodes (although we'll hopefully back later this month to discuss Blue Sky's Epic), so please let us know what you think of the show! Topics up for discussion this week included:

News [00:02:15]

Interview with Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, directors of The Croods [00:26:57]: Check out the fully transcribed interview here:

Iron Man 3 discussion [00:34:53]:
  • Tonal problems.
    • It was funny - very funny.
    • How the film compares - or, rather, doesn't compare - to the trailers.
    • Munir thinks that the film was actually pretty dark in places. Damien and William disagree.
  • The gripping house-assault scene.
  • The evolution of Tony Stark.
    • "I'm just a man in a can."
  • What we're most anticipating in Phase 2.
  • Our most anticipated films of 2013: Man of Steel, The World's End, Star Trek Into Darkness and more!
  • Spoiler-filled section [00:49:23]:
    • What we thought of the major plot twists.
    • Where the ending leaves the rest of Phase 2.
    • Thoughts on the after-credits scene.
  • Our ratings [1:04:54]
  • William's Iron Man 3 review:
  • The full A113Animation online group review of Iron Man 3
Recorded Friday 3rd May, 2013. Runtime: 1:06:49, 61.5 MB


Official description for the episode: From the animation news, views, reviews and interviews site,, comes the A113Animation Podcast! Hosted by William Jardine, and co-hosted by Damien Chevrier and Munir Abedrabbo, join us as we discuss everything animated - and a lot more besides.

On the pilot episode of the A113Animation Podcast, we cover recent animation news, including Ratchet and Clank, Frozen, Monsters University, Shaun the Sheep, Minions, Byron Howard's new film and more! The episode also features a snippet of our recent interview with Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, the directors of The Croods. Then we round off the show with a spoiler-free and spoiler-filled two-part review of Marvel's latest release, Iron Man 3. Packing Jon Hamm guy-crushes, Doctor Who debates and off-topic rants galore, listen to and download Episode 1 of the A113Animation Podcast now!

The intro and outro used are "The Adventures of Tintin" by John Williams and is copyright Sony Classical. All clips used are copyright their respective owners. Else, all rights reserved.


Be sure to let us know what you think of the show, and we'll hopefully be back pretty soon.


  1. Congratulations, William! This is a big step! I can't wait to listen! I know your podcast is going to make it big! :)

  2. William Jardine29 May 2013 at 23:43

    Aww, cheers Morgan! Yeah, we're all rather excited for it too! I hope you enjoy the show. :)

  3. Ratchet and Clank is one of the best video game franchises ever! I've played every game on both PS2 and PS3. I always look forward to another game and I'm extremely excited for the full length feature!