The creators of Animals would have loved to cast Lucille Ball and Marlon Brando on their show

With the third season of HBO’s animated series Animals underway, The A.V. Club jumped into a swan boat on Echo Park Lake with creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano to talk about the new slate of episodes. This season has already featured an impressive roster of voice talent, including Gina Rodriguez, Jameela Jamil,…

The creators of HBO's Animals discuss how the beautiful Echo Park Lake influences their writing

With the third season of HBO’s animated series Animals underway, The A.V. Club jumped into a swan boat on Echo Park Lake with creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano to talk about the new slate of episodes. The lake, which lies on the edge of Los Angeles’ historic Echo Park neighborhood, is a favorite spot for…

Air Bud vs. Old Yeller? The creators of HBO’Animals pit famous animals against each other

With the third season of HBO’s animated series Animals underway, The A.V. Club jumped into a swan boat on Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles with creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano to talk about the new slate of episodes. While on the lake, we played a game with the pair called “Which Animal Would Win?” where we pit…

The creators of HBO’s Animals count down their 5 favorite animated shows of all time

With the third season of HBO’s animated series Animals just around the corner, The A.V. Club jumped into a swan boat on Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles with creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano to talk about the upcoming slate of episodes. While on the water, we got Matarese and Luciano to list their five favorite…

Marcia Clark returns to the courtroom, and other things we learned about Animals season 3

With the third season of HBO’s animated series Animals just around the corner, The A.V. Club jumped into a swan boat on Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles with creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano to talk about the upcoming slate of episodes. While on the water, we learned Bob Balaban loves to rap, Jameela Jamil is a…