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Show 32 – The “Unofficial” Tangled Animators’ Audio Commentary

Show 32 – The “Unofficial” Tangled Animators’ Audio Commentary

“You knew that every ounce of energy put into it, you were going to get it back in the theaters.” – Zach Parrish Wreck-it Ralph comes out this week in America and it got me thinking that I should do some sort of lead-in to it. Everyone in this podcast also animated on Wreck-it Ralph, [...]

Show 31* – Disney Talent Development Alumni (*Animation Mentor Exclusive)

Show 31* – Disney Talent Development Alumni (*Animation Mentor Exclusive)

“You learn everything from every production that you’re on, even if it’s, you know, a commercial that lasts three weeks. You learn something from it.” It’s finally here – my exclusive podcast for Animation Mentor! It marks a few firsts: my first podcast in over a year; my first roundtable with five guests; my first [...]

Show 030 – Eric Goldberg, Part Two

Show 030 – Eric Goldberg, Part Two

“I like to draw everything that has a sense of give to it, and a sense of life, and everything that will support the idea of the pose and then build the anatomy on top.” The interview concludes in Part Two where Eric Goldberg shares his extensive knowledge and appreciation for animating as he talks [...]

Show 029 – Eric Goldberg, Part One

Show 029 – Eric Goldberg, Part One

“So much can be expressed through a walk, you know. I think that’s one of the things that a lot of animators don’t do these days, is actually crack the walk so that it actually says something about the character.” Eric Goldberg is one of the most admired animators working today. After years of developing [...]

Show 028 – Ken Duncan, Part Three

Show 028 – Ken Duncan, Part Three

“It’s really great trying something out and then seeing how people react and if they don’t kind of react the way you think they should, it’s wise to be honest with yourself and try to analyze the work.” Ken Duncan owns Duncan Studio in Pasadena, CA. Before that he animated Meg in Hercules, Jane in [...]

Show 027 – Ken Duncan, Part Two

Show 027 – Ken Duncan, Part Two

“To me it’s not about moving stuff around. It’s about thinking about a personality within a story.” The conversation with Ken Duncan continues. In this second part of the interview, Ken talks about some of the his earlier films at Disney. Then the conversation focuses on his personal approaches to acting and his general workflow [...]

Show 026 – Ken Duncan, Part One

Show 026 – Ken Duncan, Part One

“That to me is one of the funnest things about animation; is experimentation. And that’s…that’s the spirit of animation.” Ken Duncan has served as a supervising animator on four Disney films. His characters include Thomas (Pocahontas), Meg (Hercules), Jane (Tarzan), Captain Amelia and Scroop (Treasure Planet). Ken was also a sequence supervisor on Dreamworks’ Sharktale. [...]

Show 025 – James Baxter, Part Three

Show 025 – James Baxter, Part Three

“It’s still really intriguing for me to see the trick happen, to see things come to life. That has not got boring.” The interview concludes with part three as James Baxter talks about learning from the old masters, what inspires him, and his experiences on films from Beauty and the Beast through Madagascar. James was [...]

Show 024 – James Baxter, Part Two

Show 024 – James Baxter, Part Two

“That’s probably the hardest part, I think, is to be able to capture that lightening in a bottle and, you know, to be able to take that moment of inspiration and for the next week or two weeks maintain that spontaneity.” Part two of the interview continues with James Baxter, supervising animator of Belle, Rafiki, [...]

Show 023 – James Baxter, Part One

Show 023 – James Baxter, Part One

“I think the thing that came to me quickest was probably the understanding of how things move… It took me a lot longer to try and conquer things like good communication and character and drawing and expressions and acting and the really important stuff.” James Baxter is one of the most talented animators working today. [...]

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