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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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

May 11, 2017

The year is 1977. It was a dark time for America: gas prices were high, jeans had bell bottoms, lots of kitchen appliances were colored in avocado green and lemon yellow for no good reason.

And rising out of this desolate landscape is an animated movie that bucks logic and reason in favor of creepy singing dolls, sentient piles of taffy and a blue camel with some major depression issues.

Join us, if you dare, for the insanity that is Raggedy Ann and Andy - A Musical Adventure.


Thank you so much for listening everyone! Whether you've been listening to us since we started in 2015 or just found this randomly, we're glad to have you with us.  :)

Ratings in the iTunes store are very much appreciated: if you leave a good review, we'll give you a shout-out on the show! We can also be found on Stitcher.

Feel free to contact us on Twitter and let us know what you think of the show or if you'd like us to review something! Thank you!

Robbie: @lobster_writer

Tracy: @tctrauscht


May 2, 2017

Hey guys! For those of you who don't remember, we used to upload our episodes on a different site. That site is going to become derelict and we didn't want you all to lose some of our favorite old episodes. So here's our review of The Last Unicorn.

In this episode, we talk about 1982's nostalgic animated fantasy, The Last Unicorn, and the importance of using modern music by the band America as the soundtrack. We also highlight some of our favorite and least favorite elements of the film. Here is a link to Danny's cover of the title theme song. Contact us on Twitter at @lobster_writer and @tctrauscht if you have questions, comments or ideas for movies you'd like to see us review. Thanks for listening!


Old-timey music intro: "Gold Rush" by Kevin MacLeod

Apr 23, 2017

Hey guys! We are back at it again, reviewing a movie from the 80s! This time, even more of that bizarre animal testing period of animation from the early 80s thru the 90s. This is another Don Bluth film that we're reviewing, 1982's "The Secret of NIMH". It was a lot of fun to talk about and it was really cool remembering some stuff from childhood while we did. Dom Deluise, giant monster cats and tiny mouse glasses: what's not to like? We should note that we owe this episode to one of our listeners, Meekly aka @shynova, who requested that we review this movie, so thanks for the request!

Thanks for listening, everyone!


Robbie - @lobster_writer

Tracy - @tctrauscht

Apr 11, 2017

What happens when you combine fairies, Christian Slater, Australia and a unnervingly sexualized smoke monster? You get the 1992 environmentalist animated film, Ferngully!

Want a lack of Australian accents? Done!

Robin Williams as a bat rapping? Of course we have that! It's the 90s!


Seriously though, we had so much fun recording this one. Hope you guys dig it and thank you for listening!

Please rate and review us on iTunes! We would really appreciate your feedback. Search for Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy in the iTunes Store.


Robbie: @lobster_writer

Tracy: @tctrauscht



Mar 30, 2017

Hey hey guys!

This week, Robbie and I are reviewing the smash hit 2016 anime film Your Name, directed by Makoto Shinkai. Join us as we get into anime tropes, touching your own boobs and how much this movie messed with our emotions. In a good way, but you know, a way that stays with you for a while. Hope you enjoy it!

Robbie: @lobster_writer

Tracy: @tctrauscht

Mar 21, 2017

Hey guys, sorry about posting this one a little bit late. This week we're talking about the movie The Thief and the Cobbler, a sort of unfinished feature directed and produced by Richard Williams of Who Framed Roger Rabbit fame. There are several different cuts of the movie that were more or less thrown together by various companies. We talk about two of them: the Miramax cut and the Recobbled cut, which was an attempt to finish Williams' original vision. Overall, it was a lot of fun to record so we hope you enjoy it. 

You can find our guest Kari here and her store here

Feb 20, 2017

Hi guys! This episode, we talk about the short-lived, fantastic TV show Clone High. This brief gem aired in 2002-2003 on MTV, at least in the U.S. and Canada. The show follows the misadventures of a group of celebrity clones, including but not limited to JFK, Abe Lincoln, Joan of Arc, and infamously, Ghandi! It was produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the same duo behind The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and Lego Batman! Happy listening!

Feb 14, 2017

Hey everyone!

 Happy Valentine's Day! Today, we're reviewing animator Nina Paley's bittersweet but lushly animated film from 2008, Sita Sings the Blues. It's a retelling of the Indian epic poem, The Ramayana but with a creative twist that deals with relationships, faithfulness and monkey armies. Hope you like it and thank you for listening!

Robbie: @lobster_writer

Tracy: @tctrauscht

Feb 4, 2017

Hey guys!


This week, we're revisiting We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story, a movie Steven Spielberg probably barely remembers, even though he produced it! A barely comprehensible mix of dinosaurs, Wheaties for nerds and super uncomfortable forced romances between children. We had the lovely and incredibly talented Lord Bung on with us and had a great time taking this movie apart. Hope you enjoy it!


Lord Bung: @LordBung

Robbie: @lobster_writer