Not Joanna Eggs

Not Joanna Eggs is a podcast hosted by two friends, Tracy and Robbie, who love obscure animated movies: cult classics, hidden gems and everything in between. Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht
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Aug 10, 2018

Hey everyone! This week, we're reviewing the enchanting 2012 French animated film, Day of the Crows, with our special guest, Josh from the Animation Station Podcast. Join us as we discuss a woman who somehow makes macarons seem evil, the lead character who really looks a lot like Tommy Pickles and the importance of hugging your kids. Seriously, hug your feral wilderness kids. Hope you enjoy this one and thank you for listening! :D

Please rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher or anywhere you get your podcasts.

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Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Josh Twitter: @JoshLCain and @animatepodcast

Jul 24, 2018

Hey guys! Join us this week for our review of the colorful and weird 2010 anime film, Welcome to the Space Show. A dog society planet, young kids getting menial space jobs and the cutest squid girl mechanic ever: it's all here!

Hope you like this one and thank you for listening! Please rate and review on iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcatcher app!

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

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Jul 9, 2018

Hey guys! This week we're talking about the 1986 classic Transformers the Movie! This tricky beast of a movie was a lot of fun to talk about and while Tyler didn't help us understand it any better, he did add a lot of fun to the journey. Hope you enjoy! 

Tyler's podcast, Cynical Cartoons, can be found here

Intro Music: Don't Hold My Breath - Ben Briggs

Outro Music: Wet Dreams - Phonetic Hero

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Jun 25, 2018

Hey guys! This week we're reviewing the 2016 mini-series (?) Revolting Rhymes! It's another adaptation of a Roald Dahl book and it's a damn fun time! Join us as we talk about well-textured wolves and delightful interpretations of Red Riding Hood. It's a fun ride, please enjoy!

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Jun 11, 2018

Hey everyone! Apologies for the delay in getting this episode out to you! Life caught up with us a bit in May.

Anyway, join us for our review of the 2008 Australian stop motion animated film, $9.99. Residents of a Sydney apartment complex try to find the meaning of life: for some it's drinking their milk to earn an allowance, for others it's shaving off all of their body hair for their partner. (Yes, it's just as bizarre as it sounds.) Thanks for listening and hope you like this one!

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht


Intro Music: "Don't Hold My Breath", Ben Briggs

Outro Music: "Wet Dreams", Phonetic Hero

Apr 20, 2018

Hey everyone! This week, Robbie and I are joined by the awesome digital artist/animator Angus Beer (@angus_beer) for our review of the 1988 Appleseed OVA anime. Come for the banter, but stay for the excessive character swearing, women with sideburns and hilarious misspellings in the background. Hope you like this one and thanks for listening!

Angus Twitter: @angus_beer

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

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Mar 20, 2018

Hey ya'll! Sorry for the long wait, but we are back with a new episode and an announcement! This week we're talking about the 1970 Chuck Jones film, The Phantom Tollbooth. Based loosely on the book of the same name, this film follows Milo through a strange fantasy world where he meets Tok, a talking dog with a clock in his body as well as a variety of other colorful characters. It stars Butch Patrick and a host of Looney Toons characters that ought to be familiar. It's a fun one, so give it a listen!

Also, we would like to let you know that we're switching to a monthly schedule officially. Time's tight these days and we figure maintaining a monthly schedule is doable for us right now. Thanks for listening and sticking around.

Feb 19, 2018

Hey everybody!

Here for your listening pleasure is our review of the 2004 South Korean stop motion animated short film, Doggy Poo. Joining us this week is a friend of the show, Kat Messing, independent stop motion animator. You can see her amazing work at or find her on Facebook.

Thanks for listening and hope you like it! :)

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht


Jan 23, 2018

This episode, we talk about the movie Leafie: A Hen into the Wild! It's a 2011 South Korean animated film and it's a beaut! The story details a factory farm chicken who escapes the farm and raises a baby duck! It's a sweet tale of motherhood and the circle of life, among many other things. Please enjoy!

Jan 11, 2018

Happy New Year, everybody!

This week, we decided to do a commentary track for The Rescuers Down Under, which is the source of our show's name and also a fantastic movie. Thank you for listening! Feel free to contact us for any requests or recommendations.

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

Dec 12, 2017

Hey guys! Sorry for a bit of scheduling hiccup! Finals, amirite? Anywho, this week we're coming at you with an episode about the Swan Princess with Kat! Kat is a fellow podcaster who hosts a few podcasts on her site: Heart and Cel. Her and her boyfriend do analyses of Macross and Utena and she has a podcast on there with Robbie! The podcast she and Robbie share is Shikon Seekers, a much more chill show where we just rundown episodes of Inuyasha. It's all good stuff, so check it out!

The Swan Princess came out in 1994 and was directed by Richard Rich, an animator who left Disney (that Robbie isn't entirely convinced isn't Richie Rich in some horrifying time loop). Overall, it's an okay movie and we have a good time ripping some of its logic to shreds. Have a listen!

Nov 25, 2017

Hey everyone! Thank you for joining us for our 50th episode special! As of this episode, we are now known as the Not Joanna Eggs Podcast (necessary rebranding to stand out a bit more from all the other Animation Stations's's). Same content and hosts, just a new name!

Anyway, get your soot sprite candy and some freshly baked bread for our 50th episode where we discuss our favorite Studio Ghibli films, Spirited Away and Kiki's Delivery Service. Hope you guys like it and please let us know if you have any requests, comments or questions.

Thank you so much for joining us for 50 episodes! @<:D Please rate and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or the podcatcher of your choice.

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

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Nov 18, 2017

Hey guys! Happy post-Halloween/pre-Thanksgiving! And for people outside of the US, howdy in general! This week, we're talking about Satoshi Kon's 1997 psychological thriller, Perfect Blue. Join us as we talk about the creepy tactics of the J-Pop industry, the false closeness of social media and why Darren Aronofsky is a hack weeaboo. 

Sorry for a few audio issues in this episode, they should be resolved in our next release.

Thank you so much for listening! Please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher. Feel free to contact us on Twitter with questions, comments or episode ideas.

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

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Oct 30, 2017

Hey guys! Just in time for Halloween and the slide towards Thanksgiving, it's Over the Garden Wall! This odd romp down a rabbit's hole of Early 20th Century Americana is a hell of a lot of fun! Produced by Cartoon Network and created by Pat McHale (of Adventure Time fame), Over the Garden Wall is a heck of a good time and one of our favorites! This episode was a request from Mia Kaleidoscope. Please enjoy!  

Oct 15, 2017

Howdy, everyone! This week, join Robbie and I for our review of Wes Anderson's 2009 stop motion film, Fantastic Mr. Fox. It's a delightfully fun romp involving well-dressed critters, the incomprehensible rules of whack ball and Jason Schwartzmann being a total sassafras for like 70% of the movie. (I still love him though. -Tracy)

Thank you so much for listening and hope you like the episode! Feel free to contact us on Twitter or via email for comments, suggestions, etc.

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht



Sep 30, 2017

Hi guys!

Well, this one was inevitable. We've been toying around and joking about it for a while now, so finally, we decided to review Redline: a movie that took multiple viewing sessions for us to get through it. Though an exceptionally gorgeous movie, it has more than a few similar weaknesses to The Phantom Menace. (Oddly specific, but trust me, it's there.)

We still had a lot of fun talking about so, hope you dig it as well. Please rate and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts! Thank you so much for listening!

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht


Sep 15, 2017

Hey guys! We're back with another Don Bluth movie! This time we're talking about the 1991 feature Rock-a-doodle! This movie, while one of my favorites as a kid, is so much less comprehensible than I remember but dang is it a ride. A fun ride? Maybe! Thank you so much for listening and please enjoy!

Aug 29, 2017

Hey guys! Join Robbie and I for the surprisingly sweet and hilarious 2016 film, Storks. We go into it blind and come out kicking ourselves for not seeing it in theaters.

We address our mutual love of Tulip, a surprising jab at gentrification, lupine engineers and the astonishing lack of poop jokes in this movie. (Seriously, how did that NOT happen in a movie about babies?! Such a pleasant surprise!)

Hope you guys like it! Please let us know if you liked the episode, what you'd like us to review, or if you're a content creator and would like to guest on the show! Thanks!

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

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Aug 16, 2017

Hey dudes!

This week, Robbie and I are doing a mini-review of the Tom and Jerry version of Willy Wonka, a movie that nobody asked for but still somehow managed to happen. It's unnecessary, occasionally grotesque and endlessly uncomfortable. Of course, we were going to watch it! :D

Feel free to contact us on Twitter if you have questions, comments or have a review request! If you're a content creator and would like to join us on an episode, let us know! Also, if you could please leave us a review on iTunes, we'll give you a shout-out and read it on the show!

Robbie: @lobster_writer

Tracy: @tctrauscht

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy it!


Also, we're considering changing the name to The Not Joanna Eggs Podcast, for some re-branding purposes. Please let us know if you dig the name as we may have to update things for it, though the core content will remain the same. You guys are awesome!

Jul 27, 2017

Hey guys, we found a new episode for you! And this time, we've got a guest! Her name is Angela Entzminger and she asked if we wanted to do Boy and the World and we said "heck yea!" The Boy and the World is a 2013 Brazilian animated movie. It's whimsical, but also deep and interesting. Angela Entzminger is a production assistant with Nickelodeon, she works on The Loud House and can be found here, here, and oh my, here! You can find also check out her podcast, The Animated Journey. We hope you really dig this episode, because it was really fun to record and we're pretty proud of it.

Jul 13, 2017

Dust off your full body length sweaters and join Robbie and Tracy for The Chipmunk Adventure! This movie boasts some great animation, fun songs and a disconcertingly angular pair of rich siblings. (You could grate cheese on those cheek bones!) 

Leg warmers, a reality wherein somehow hot air balloons are the easiest mode of transportation, not being weirded out by depositing small doll versions of yourself filled with money and gems. This movie has it all and yes, of course, Uncomfortable Racism of the Late 80s/Early 90s in Animation™.

Thanks for listening and hope you guys like this one!

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

Jun 19, 2017

Howdy everybody! Grab a cup of tea, butter those crumpets and join us for our drunken commentary for the 1986 Disney film, The Great Mouse Detective. This underrated cult classic follows the story of Basil of Baker Street, the Holmesian mouse with love of adventure and (apparently) only moderately convincing cosplay.

We've got adorable Scottish mice, friendly basset hounds and Vincent Price as the delightfully campy Ratigan. This episode is a bit more free-form as we basically do a running commentary on the movie as you watch along with us.

Think of it as an even more niche version of Rifftrax!

Hope you guys like this one and thank you so much for listening! Please let us know if you have any comments or requests!

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

Jun 19, 2017

*Please note: this episode features descriptions of animal abuse and violence so listener discretion is advised. *

Hey everyone! Who's ready to get sad and angry at the same time? That's right, it's angrad time! (Sangry?)

We're talking about the 1982 film, The Plague Dogs directed by Martin Rosen and written by Richard Adams (both of Watership Down fame). Our story follows two dogs, Rowlf and Snitter, as they escape from an animal testing facility and try to survive in the outdoors.

It's like Homeward Bound without the hope! Or All Dogs go to Heaven but with more brain surgery and English accents!

Seriously though, it's quite a sad movie but worth checking out. Thank you for listening and please let us know what you think or if you have recommendations, requests, etc.

Robbie Twitter:@lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

Youtube: Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy


Music featured:

"Time and Tide", Patrick Gleeson

"Who Let The Dogs Out", Matt Mulholland


Jun 7, 2017

Hey guys, it's great to see you again! This week we are talking about the 2012 French feature "Ernest and Celestine." This adorable movie follows the journey of a bear and a mouse who become friends in a world where bears live above and mice live below. It is honestly one of the cutest movies we've ever done and after watching it, we were both excited to talk about it, so we sincerely hope you enjoy! Also, as mentioned in the episode, here is a link to the official site: link!

May 23, 2017

Hey everyone! This week, we're reviewing American Pop, the 1981 Ralph Bakshi animated film. Known for its use of rotoscoping, a killer soundtrack and weird hippies who love corn, it follows 4 generations of one family and the evolution of pop music in the United States. (This is an aside, but Pete kinda looks like if Chester Cheetah was a human.)

Hope you guys like this one! Thank you for listening!

Robbie Twitter: @lobster_writer

Tracy Twitter: @tctrauscht

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