ttr_59_animation_50_listYou want to stir up a hornet’s nest? Make a list of the “50 Best Rock Bands.”  The “50 Best Sports Teams.” The “50 Best 80’s Hair Bands.” (We all know Poison would top that list.)  The film folks over at Time Out Magazine put out a list called the “50 Best Animated Films Ever” and, well, we just couldn’t let that pass unnoticed. Especially not since it had holes the size of Nebraska in it. So, I asked old friends of the show, Justin “MythTickle” Thompson and Dreamworks story artist John “Chippy and Loopus” Sanford to jump on board with me to talk about this list, to figure its strengths, its weaknesses, and to rip it a new one where necessary.

In other news, apparently enough of you fine people think highly of my little podcast, ’cause it’s been nominated for an award in the Cultural/Arts category at the Podcast Awards. I’m thrilled and humbled by this, of course. Voting starts on Friday, November 13th, and goes through the end of the month. I’ll send out Tweets and Facebook reminders a couple of times, so let’s see if we can make some noise out there in the Podcast world and strike a blow for cartoonist fans everywhere!

And a quick shout out to Justin Thompson, who is an associate editor on the new book, “Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years.” 544 pages of Peanutty goodness, available now at Amazon! Isn’t Christmas coming?  Hmmmmmm?