Stay 'Tooned!

25 EpisodesProduced by Phil MachiWebsite

Who doesn't love cartoons? Join cartoonist Phil Machi as he takes listeners behind the scenes of the world's most beloved animated films. Hear the stories you never knew existed from the creators directly responsible! Be sure to Stay 'Tooned! for NEW EPISODES on Sundays! Support this podcast: https:… read more

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25 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Joe Rothenberg: No U's, Just Me's

September 15th, 2019


Animator Joe Rothenberg gives an insightful look into his creation of Gumwad Island - an animated short for Nickelodeon.

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Voices ARE Fun with Mona Marshall!

September 8th, 2019


Actor Mona Marshall talks about her many years in animation from South Park to Spirited Away.  Mona's pet project Adventures of Puss 'N Dick as well as access to her tutorials are available from her website.

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Michael Swanigan is Never Board

September 1st, 2019


Storyboard Artist Michael Swanigan (The Real Ghostbusters, Gargoyles) has been part of the animation business for decades!  In this episode, he discusses how comic books trained him for a career in cartoon-boarding and …

Chuck Hüber Eats the WHOLE Apple

August 25th, 2019


Actor Chuck Hüber (Dragon Ball Super, My Hero Academia) joins Phil to discuss the intricacies of English voice dubbing and his video game approach to fruit.

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More Zim Means More Kevin Manthei

August 18th, 2019


Invader Zim composer Kevin Manthei takes us on a deep dive into his music from the Netflix original movie, Enter the Florpus!

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Ron Diamond: Animation Showman

August 16th, 2019


Producer and curator Ron Diamond talks about his experience in creating The Animation Show of Shows and how he's kept it vital for the past 20 years!

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Bill Plympton on Your Face

August 11th, 2019


Animator Bill Plympton (The Simpsons) joins Phil for the Season Two Premiere to discuss his success as an independent creator.

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Meet THE TICK - In Person!

April 15th, 2019


Voice Actor Townsend Coleman joins Phil for the Season One Finale!  This episode covers his time as the very FIRST Tick and even Michelangelo in the …

How to Be an EPIC Voice Actor Like Scott Rummell

April 1st, 2019


Voice Actor, Scott Rummell talks about his time as the voice of Disneyland, Aquaman from Justice League back in 2001, and countless movie trailers!

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Who is Eek! The Cat and WHAT is a Sharkdog?

March 11th, 2019


Animator/voice actor/creator Bill Kopp talks with Phil about his work on Eek! the Cat, Press Your Luck, and Mad Jack the Pirate!

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Andrea Romano on how Batman Changed a Life

February 18th, 2019


Voice Director Andrea Romano visits the show after recently receiving a Winsor McCay lifetime achievement award at the 46th Annual Annie Awards.  Andrea and Phil geek out over  Batman - The Animated Series

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Musical Answers in the form of McCuistion

February 4th, 2019


Part 3 of 3 with Dynamic Music Partners' Composer Michael McCuistion to discuss his experience scoring Young Justice Outsiders, Aquaman and more! 

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A Dynamic Remix with Kristopher Carter

January 21st, 2019


Part 2 of 3 into Dynamic Music Partners, finds Phil welcoming Emmy-winning composer Kristopher Carter to discuss his experience scoring Young Justice …

Why Lolita Ritmanis is a SUPER Woman

January 7th, 2019


Part 1 of a 3-part music series centered around Dynamic Music Partners.

  • Part 1 features an interview with Emmy-winning composer Lolita Ritmanis. …

Margaret Kerry Makes You Believe in Fairies!

December 17th, 2018


Entertainer Margaret Kerry reflects on her experience as the real-life Tinker Bell for Disney's Peter Pan (1953).

Margaret's book "Tinker Bell Talks" is available from her website: and when …

Carey Means Remains #1 in da Hood, G!

December 3rd, 2018


Actor Carey Means, the voice of Aqua Teen Hunger Force's Frylock talks about his inspirations, musical theater background, and what it was like to be …

Find Out Why Tad Stones is the Terror that Flaps in the Night!

November 19th, 2018


Animator Tad Stones  - Creator of Darkwing Duck discusses his work for Disney including The Fox and the Hound, EPCOT, and Ducktales.  Tad also shares his early love of Marvel comics. 

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Peter Gaffney Ain't No Baby!

October 29th, 2018


Writer Peter Gaffney stops by the show to talk about his experiences in writing for series such as The Simpsons, Rugrats, and co-creating Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.

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Frederik Wiedmann talks Dragon Prince

October 15th, 2018


Composer Frederik Wiedmann discusses his various film scores for projects like The Dragon Prince, Green Lantern The Animated Series, All Hail King …

Why Mike Peters' Grimmy Drinks from Toilets

October 1st, 2018


Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters discusses his comic strip Grimmy and the animated series it inspired.

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The Electric Dreams of Rich Walters

September 17th, 2018


Composer Rich Walters joins Phil to discuss his work on the CG/live-action hybrid series, Reboot: The Guardian Code!

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Kaja Blackley Welcomes You to Dark Town!

August 27th, 2018


Kaja Blackley, Canadian author and illustrator, joins Phil to discuss his book Dark Town and how it was turned into the dark comedy, Monkeybone.

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Who Hired Dave Spafford?

July 2nd, 2018


Animator Dave Spafford talks about his childhood exploring Disneyland, working on Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and starting his own studio.

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Are You Pondering What Dave Finkel is Pondering?

June 11th, 2018


Writer Dave Finkel, formerly a writer on Animaniacs and Pinky & The Brain, went on to write for New Girl on Fox.  In this episode, he talks with Phil about how he came to write for cartoons and what those …

What Makes Max Koch a Real Lion?

May 28th, 2018


Actor Max Koch joins Phil for the Stay 'Tooned! Series Premiere.  As the voice of Master Mantis for Dreamworks' Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Max is also the official spokes-cheetah for Cheetos snacks, Chester …

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