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Ink & Paint: A Journey Through the Disney Animated Classics

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Ink & Paint is a podcast journey through the Disney animated classics! Each week, host Daniel Lammin and a special guest will look at each film in the official Disney animated canon, and talk about their artistic, historical and social context. Subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss an episode!

30 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

The Jungle Book

April 4th, 2021


The Silver Age comes to an end! Daniel is joined by Melbourne Fringe Creative Director/CEO and foster carer Simon Abrahams to look at the joyous jungle classic 'The Jungle Book' and how it depicts the relationship …

Mary Poppins

March 21st, 2021


Daniel is joined by award-winning performer and co-creator of the StoryKids podcast Verity Hunt-Ballard to look at the beloved musical classic ‘Mary Poppins’ and discuss why the character and film has become such a …

The Sword in the Stone

March 7th, 2021


Daniel is joined by teacher Billy Kanafani to look at the gorgeous medieval fantasy ‘The Sword in the Stone’, and discuss how the film depicts the vital and complicated relationship between teachers and students, and …

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

February 21st, 2021


Daniel is joined by production designer, architect and fashion designer Eugyeene Teh to discuss the groundbreaking Disney classic 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians', how it draws from contemporary influences for its …

In-Betweener #8: The Women of Disney Animation

February 7th, 2021


Daniel chats with award-winning film historian, author and artist Mindy Johnson about the important contributions of women to Disney animation in the first four decades of the studio, the opportunities that were offered …

Sleeping Beauty Part 2

January 24th, 2021


In the second part of our look at the legendary animated classic 'Sleeping Beauty', Daniel is joined by theatre director Stephen Nicolazzo to discuss …

Sleeping Beauty Part 1

January 10th, 2021


Daniel is joined by Australian Ballet principal artist Dimity Azoury to begin our two-part look at the monumental animated classic ‘Sleeping Beauty’, discussing the influence of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet on the film …

In-Betweener #7: Disneyland and the American Dream

December 27th, 2020


In part two of our In-Betweener on Disneyland, Daniel looks at the building of the park, the landmark companion television series, the chaos of its …

Lady and the Tramp

December 13th, 2020


Daniel is joined by veterinarian Daniel Taft to look at Disney’s enduring canine romance ‘Lady and the Tramp’, how it represents the relationship between dogs and their owners, and why we have such great affection for …

In-Betweener #6: The Road to Disneyland

November 29th, 2020


In part one of our In-Betweener on Disneyland, Daniel looks at how the iconic amusement park came to be, Walt’s inspiration, and the unusual plans to finance the ambitious undertaking.
For extensive show notes and rare …

Peter Pan

November 15th, 2020


Daniel is joined by social historian Frank Golding to look at Disney’s swashbuckling adventure 'Peter Pan', discuss the real experiences of children …

Alice in Wonderland

November 1st, 2020


Daniel is joined by academics Dr Elizabeth Hale and Anna Mik to talk about Disney’s legendary adaptation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, the importance of the original novel, how the two works act in conversation with one …


October 18th, 2020


The Silver Age begins with the beloved romance 'Cinderella'. Daniel is joined by theatremakers Katrina Cornwall and Morgan Rose to talk about the dangerous expectations set up by romance narratives, the trope of women …

In-Betweener #5: Researching Disney with J.B. Kaufman

October 4th, 2020


Daniel chats with acclaimed Disney historian J.B. Kaufman about his work and research, his experiences at the Disney Archives, some of his most exciting discoveries and projects he hopes to pursue in the future.
For more …

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

September 21st, 2020


Daniel is joined by entertainment writer Louis Peitzman to talk about one of the great forgotten gems of Disney animation, ‘The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad’, the film’s complicated origins, and its unusual impact …

In-Betweeners #4: The Politics of Walt Disney

September 13th, 2020


Daniel looks at Walt Disney’s testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee in October 1947, his complicated relationship with politics, …

The Package Films - Make Mine Music, Fun and Fancy Free, Melody Time

September 6th, 2020


Daniel is joined by Disney historian JB Kaufman to look at the first three package films, discuss how they came to be, and why these mostly forgotten films are an important chapter in the history of Disney animation.

In-Betweener #3: Disney Goes To War

August 30th, 2020


We look at the work from Walt Disney Productions during the Second World War, and Ink & Paint producer/editor Alex Amster joins Daniel to chat about the propaganda films.

For extensive show notes and rare images, …

The Good Neighbor Films - Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros

August 23rd, 2020


We begin our journey through the Wartime Era with the two South American-themed Good Neighbor films. Daniel is hooked by comedy writer and performer …


August 9th, 2020


The Golden Age of Disney Animation comes to an end! Daniel is joined by Melbourne-based psychologist Chris Cheers to discuss the 1942 masterpiece ‘

In-Betweener #2: The Disney Strike and The Reluctant Dragon

August 2nd, 2020


Daniel tells the history of the union strike at Walt Disney Productions in May 1941, one of the most important events in the history of the company, and the unusual feature film released in the middle of it, the …


July 26th, 2020


Daniel is joined by esteemed American art historian Dr Carmenita Higginbotham to discuss one of the most beloved of the Disney classics, ‘Dumbo’. They talk about its representation of race, gender and class, how …

In-Betweener #1: The Animation Process

July 19th, 2020


Introducing Ink & Paint In-Betweeners, a series of bonus episodes expanding on the story of the Disney animated classics. In our very first In-Betweener, Daniel chats with Sydney-based artist and animator Todd …

Fantasia Part 2

July 12th, 2020


In the second half of our two-part look at ‘Fantasia’, Daniel is once again joined by composer and conductor Ashlee Clapp to talk about the second act of the concert feature, including ‘Dance of the Hours’ and ‘Night on …

Fantasia Part 1

June 28th, 2020


Daniel is joined by composer and conductor Ashlee Clapp in the first part of their conversation on the monolithic animated classic ‘Fantasia’, …


June 14th, 2020


Daniel is joined by acclaimed theatre director Sam Strong to look at ‘Pinocchio’, the second Disney animated feature, and one of the greatest films ever made. They chat about the remarkable storytelling, the importance …

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

May 31st, 2020


The journey through Disney’s animated features begins! Daniel and co-artistic director of The Rabble, Emma Valente, chat about the landmark classic ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, the film’s complicated gender …

Early Disney Shorts Part 2 - Flowers and Trees, Three Little Pigs, The Old Mill

May 17th, 2020


Daniel and Melbourne-based director and producer Nicholas Colla continue with their look at the early Disney shorts with an Oscar-winning trio of …

Early Disney Shorts Part 1 - Steamboat Willie, The Skeleton Dance

May 3rd, 2020


In our very first episode, Daniel is joined by Melbourne-based director and producer Nicholas Colla for a two-part look at some of the early Disney …

What is Ink & Paint?

April 27th, 2020


On the 4th May 2020, begin a journey through the Disney animated classics with ‘Ink & Paint’, hosted by SWITCH writer and Disney obsessive Daniel Lammin. Each week, host Daniel and a special guest will look at each …

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