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I Have a Question Georges Schwizgebel

In which Chris Robinson asks animators profound and inane questions that have little to do with animation. Today's guest is the masterful Swiss animator, Georges Schwizgebel.


'Erlking' by Georges Schwizgebel

Georges Schwizgebel is one of the unique talents in animation.  His distinct animations are beautifully dizzying and breathless journeys through time and space and colours. He agreed to meet me at midnight to eat non-swiss chocolate and soak in a Baden-Baden hot spring in early September 2001.

I get the greatest pleasure to spread color on cells.

The trait I like least about myself is the bas-relief that varicose veins make on my legs.

The book I value above all others is “A la recherche du temps perdu”.

A (non-family member) person I have high respect for is Jean Ziegler because he wrote “La Suisse lave plus blanc” in 1990. 

The song that makes me tingle is “Chasse aux enfants” from Jacques Prévert and Josef Kosma performed by Marianne Oswald.

The funniest thing that happened to me was that I was interviewed in a short film festival by a local German-Swiss TV station that I answered in English and my neighbor, a French-speaking African, asked me if I was not Woody Allen?

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A well-known figure in the world of independent animation, writer, author & curator Chris Robinson is the Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.