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Show 012 – Vault – Milt Kahl, Side One

A Milt Kahl lecture at CalArts from 1976, generously donated by John Musker. Milt discusses a rough cut of some of his work on Medusa in “The Rescuers.” Side one of two. The discussion is similar to some of the audio made available at Seward Street. If you haven’t listened to that yet, be sure [...]

Show 011 – Eamonn Butler, Part Two

Conclusion of my interview with Eamonn Butler (he’s the one in the tux), Animation Supervisor on the films “Chicken Little” and “Reign of Fire.” Eamonn talks about how he approached many aspects of animation on “Chicken Little.” Part two of two. Get the MP3 here: Show 11: Eamonn Butler, Part Two (20.2MB, 43:59 minutes) Or [...]

Show 010 – Eamonn Butler, Part One

Interview with Eamonn Butler (he’s the one in the tux), Animation Supervisor on the films “Chicken Little” and “Reign of Fire.” Eamonn recalls his animation career from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” through “Chicken Little.” Part one of two. Get the MP3 here: Show 10: Eamonn Butler, Part One (17.5MB, 38:06 minutes) Or get the enhanced [...]

Show 009 – Ron and John, Part Three

In part three, directors and writers Ron Clements and John Musker describe their writing process as well as developing The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Get the MP3 here: Show 9: Ron and John, Part Three (11.9MB, 25:27 minutes) Or get the enhanced version playable only in Quicktime or iTunes Get the AAC here: Show 9: [...]

Show 008 – Ron and John, Part Two

In part two, directors and writers Ron Clements and John Musker detail how they made the transition from animating to the story department to directing. Something interesting in this one: in Part Two, Ron & John talk about the days when Michael Eisner arrived at Disney. It’s a coincidence that today Eisner is giving his [...]

Show 007 – Ron and John, Part One

The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet Ever seen one of these movies? In part one of the interview, directors and writers Ron Clements and John Musker talk about getting in to Disney in the seventies, the first year of Cal Arts, and working under Frank Thomas and Cliff Nordberg. This [...]

Show 006 – Nik Ranieri, Part Three

In part three Nik Ranieri shares his experiences working on his first feature film for Disney, Roger Rabbitt. Get it here: Show 6: Nik Ranieri, Part Three (19.6MB, 42:46 minutes) Continue for Show Notes… Tweet

Show 005 – Nik Ranieri, Part Two

In part two of the interview Nik Ranieri takes us through his early years in animation and some of the lessons learned before he got to Disney. Get it here: Show 5: Nik Ranieri, Part Two (13.1MB, 28:33 minutes) Continue for Show Notes… Tweet

Show 004 – Nik Ranieri, Part One

The Animation Podcast returns with a Canadian invasion! Here’s part one (of many more) with Nik Ranieri. Nik tells us about going to Sheridan to learn animation and what good animation means to him. Get it here: Show 4: Nik Ranieri, Part One (11.1MB, 32:15 minutes) Tweet

Show 003 – Andreas Deja, Part Three

It’s Deja vu all over again. The last installment of my first (but hopefully not the last) meeting with Andreas Deja is here. Hear his thoughts on his own work, as well as his friendship with animation legend Milt Kahl. CORRECTION: At the end I say meant to say, “This conlcudes Part Three,” not part [...]

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