Cartoon Network just announced it's partnering with HowStuffWorks, the largest for-profit podcasting network, to produce the new podcast Drawn: The Story of Animation, launching Tuesday, May 1.
The 11-episode audio podcast will be the definitive exploration of cartoons with an insider’s perspective. Show creators, voice actors and historians share their unique insights into the rich world of artistry that’s become a huge part of the entertainment landscape. Each episode will time-travel to explore a bit of animation’s history and trace those roots to the stories being told by today’s artists.
Hosted by Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed in History Class), each week's episode will focus on a core theme in the evolution of animation over the last century including music, consumer products, sound effects, and women in animation, alongside general topics covering how cartoons get made, their cultural influence and more. Check out the gallery below for a sneak-peek at some of the luminaries who'll join Frey for the series.
"As Cartoon Network continues to develop original content for all platforms, partnering with HowStuffWorks to showcase the evolution of animation is exactly the unique experience our fans have come to expect from us," said Erik Resnick, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.
The free audio podcast is available for subscription, download and streaming across all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, RadioPublic and Google Play. In advance of the premiere episode of Drawn: The Story of Animation, fans can preview the season with a newly released trailer now available on the podcast’s subscribe page.