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Podcast EP82: Maddi Patton Shares How She Funded and Produced ‘My Pride’ Web Series

The screenwriter, YouTuber, and self-taught animator shares how she mustered a team of 30 to produce her show.

Take a moment to head over to Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, home now to 83 in-depth interviews he’s done with a very cool selection of artists from animation and related industries. With a new podcast every week, Ibele is dedicated to sharing the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are, and what they learned along the way.  Episodes cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, game design, and more. Guests have included the notorious JJ Villard, Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker, Disney Director John Musker, Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa, Cuphead’s Tina Nowracki, Frederator’s Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.

His most recent interview is Episode 82: Maddi Patton Shares How She Funded and Produced the Viral Web Series My Pride.

This episode features Maddi Patton, a Screenwriter, YouTuber, and self-taught Animator, who shares how she mustered a team of 30 to produce her original web-series My Pride, which has over five million views on YouTube. 

Check out Ibele and Patton to learn:

  • Where she got funding to produce an entire season of My Pride
  • How it really feels to be producing and animating your own show
  • Some really strange facts about lions there’s a 99% chance you haven’t heard of before

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Ibele, himself a stop-motion animator (see AWN’s Fresh Takes piece on his whimsical short, The Silly Duck Wizard), deftly digs into all manner of topics, encouraging interviewees to share insights and opinions on a wide range of topics like pitching shows, marketing your work online, key skills studios look for when they bring on talent in storyboarding, vizdev, character design and animation.

In 2018, Ibele, who lives in Toronto, decided to quit his career as a Marketer and pursue his love for animation. Since then, he’s become well known for his viral animation productions, which include the previously mentioned Silly Duck Wizard, which is how AWN first came to know him and his work.

Learn more about Ibele’s work and podcast by visiting You can find all The Animation Podcast episodes on his Soundcloud site: