I was at the San Diego Comic Convention this weekend and discovered that Chris Sanders has created an official website which went live this past Wednesday. He says it’s still in the growing stage, but there are already some great sketches, desktop wallpapers, and a peek at his vinyl figure he debuted at the Con. Of course, I had to buy one. It’s a really great sculpt of his design. Believe me, I’ve watched plenty of his drawings become “3d” and it ain’t easy!

Here’s the link: http://chrissandersart.com/

Burny Mattinson, Part Four

“And Joe always told me, he said, ‘Burny, keep drawing. Keep drawing. You know, because that’s where your ideas are all gonna come from.'”

In the fourth and final part of his interview, Burny Mattinson leads us through Disney’s second golden age of animation. He talks about his work on various films inlcuding Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, and Mulan, and he shares some great advice on story idea generation and pitching. Burny has worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios for close to 55 years as an animator, story artist, director, and producer.

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Walt's People Volume 5

I just mentioned this in the latest show and I want to make sure no one misses it: Didier Ghez has just released his latest volume in his fantastic series Walt’s People. I’m especially excited about this one because he has included my interview with Ron Clements and John Musker. I’m published! How cool is that? I’m honored to be included in this project. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. It’s like I’m living this scene from The Jerk:

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Jul 15 2007

Requested Guests

As I mention in Show 19, here’s the list of requested guests from listeners. It’s not complete yet, but as I dig back through old emails and the survey from last year, I’ll update it. Feel free to add to it in the comments and I’ll drop those names in to the list.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF UPCOMING GUESTS. IT IS ONLY A WISH LIST OF NAMES THAT HAVE BEEN REQUESTED BY LISTENERS.

Roger Allers
Tony Anselmo
Xavier Atencio
Frederic Bach
Hans Bacher
Carlos Baena
Dale Baer – DONE!
Ralph Bakshi
James Baxter – DONE!
Bobby “Boom” Beck
Nancy Beiman
Mike Belzer
Bill Berg
Brad Bird
Ash Brannon
Don Bluth
Bruno Bozzetto
David Brewster
Chris Buck
Tim Burton
Hendel Butoy
John Canemaker
Brenda Chapman
Sylvain Chomet
Sandro Cleuzo
Anthony DeRosa
Pete Docter
Mark Dindal
Ken Duncan – DONE!
Will Finn
Tony Fucile
Terry Gilliam
Francis Glebas
Eric Goldberg – DONE!
Ed Gombert
Steven E. Gordon
Lenny Graves
Matt Groening
Don Hahn
Mark Henn
Jim Henson Muppetteers
Don Hertzfeldt
Stephen Hillenburg
Renee Holt
Jim Hull
Harley Jessup
Shawn Keller
Shawn Kelly
John Kricfalusi
Bill Kroyer
Vera Lanpher
John Lasseter
Caroline Leaf
Craig McCracken
Seth McFarlane
Duncan Marjoribanks
Bill Melendez
Uli Meyer
Rob Minkoff
Hayao Miyazaki
Scott Morse
Joe Moshier
Teddy Newton
Floyd Norman
Sergio Pablos
Nick Park
Bret Parker
Shannon Penner
Bill Plymton
John Pomeroy
Karen Prell
Ruben Procopio
Dave Pruiksma
Brothers Quay
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Lou Romano
Darrel Rooney
Carlos Saldanha
Chris Sanders
Bruce Smith
Pat Smith
Pete Sohn
Michael Sporn
Jan Svankmajer
Doug Sweetland
Genndy Tartakovsky
Bruce Timm
Gary Trousdale
Daryl Van Citters
Will Vinton
Frans Vischer
Dan Wagner
Steve Wahl
Chris Wedge
Richard Williams
Wallace Williamson
Kirk Wise
Ellen Woodbury
Nate Wragg
Kathy Zielinski

Burny Mattinson, Part Three

In part three, Burny Mattinson continues the conversation on his amazing career, from Mickey’s Christmas Carol, to the arrival of the Eisner era, through storyboarding on Beauty and The Beast. Burny has worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios for close to 55 years as an animator, story artist, director, and producer.

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