Article Type: Interview
'Mad': Does My Mom Know I'm Watching This?
Rick DeMott chats with head writer and producer Kevin Shinick about bringing the iconic Mad magazine to the small screen.
Unkrich Talks 'Toy Story 3' Going Blu
'Monsters': Theatrical Effects on Indie Budget
There's a new alien invasion movie in town and VFX engineer-turned director Gareth Edwards tells us why it's different from the rest.
Tom McGrath Talks 'Megamind'
Tom McGrath channels his inner super baddie in discussing the latest DreamWorks Animation 3-D extravaganza.
Glen Keane Talks 'Tangled'
Disney’s 'A Goofy Movie' (or at least part of it) lives – Live!
Disney’s 1995 backup animated feature A Goofy Movie – and one of its songs in particular – struck a chord with a generation of school kids who are now in college. Fan videos and mash-ups are nothing new, but one student took it a step – or two – further…
Ottawa 2010 - Just the right note with Lou
I spoke with Lou Pomanti to get his take on music for animation. Lou Pomanti is an award-winning, performer, arranger, and producer. He’s a keyboard wizard, and worked with Blood Sweat and Tears, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, and Michael Buble. He even was the arranger for the finalists for the Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Challenge, which, in Canada, is pretty much the national anthem.
Genndy Tartakovsky Takes on Giant Robots
Genndy Tartakovsky talks with Rick DeMott about his new series Sym-Bionic Titan, working in live-action and the Samurai Jack feature.
Powering Bollywood's Sci-Fi Sensation
Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 19
This week's eponymous episode retraces another retro return to the LA recordings featuring Alan inexplicably conversing through Skype and Joel inexpertly wrangling the pre-show mic check. Special guest and expert sperm whale impressionist Scott Aukerman then stops by to discuss the art of writing the sequel of an animated feature before the original is written, the power of star-powered voice-acting, Toy Story 4, why FFAF is his favorite podcast, and how to narrate a picture book.
Jackie Cockle Talks 'Timmy Time'
New Road Runner & Coyote Shorts from Warner: The Matt O’Callaghan Interview
When Warner Bros. asked Matt O’Callaghan to return their yin-and-yang, would-be predator and hoped-for prey pair Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, to the big screen – only in CGI-shape and 3D-depth, O’Callaghan took a deep breath and delivered the goods – and fortunately for all involved with the production, without once resorting to Acme technology…
John Knoll Talks 'Star Wars' 3-D
Don Hahn Talks 'Beauty and the Beast' Going Blu
Matt Reeves Talks 'Let Me In'
Lauren Montgomery Talks Supergirl & 'Apocalypse'
Rick DeMott talks with Superman/Batman: Apocalypse director Lauren Montgomery about bringing Supergirl to the screen.
Filoni Talks Season Three 'Clone Wars'
Director Dave Filoni describes how the Star Wars series continues improving in both style and storytelling.
Zack Snyder Talks 'Guardians'
Anthony Bell Talks 'Alpha and Omega'
One of the directors of the latest Crest Animation/Lionsgate feature discusses tackling CG wolves and 3-D.
Weta Tackles More 'Avatar'
Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 18
This week on the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum: a big announcement, time-travel, and special guest filmaker/animator/object-manipulator/shadow-hugger Janie Geiser. Join Joel, Alan, Sam Olschan, and Computer as they discuss with Janie the finer points of puppet-performance, the gallery vs. the theater, funding your personal art, and how to fix your apartment or life with gaff tape.
Bradley Raymond Talks 'Great Fairy Rescue'
Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 17
FFAF continues its Salutation to Tinselville this week with more animation conversation from the Heart of Hollywood. This week's special guest and lovably evil animator-innovator, JJ Villard, scratches the true grit of the LA animation underbelly as he devles into discussion on his films, animation career prep, dirty-dogs, the worth of the festival-hussle, the subtext of the Walk of Fame, choice Starbucks beverages, Shrek, major studio lunch-spreads, and how to charm the evil of it all.
Dora Turns Ten
Rick DeMott chats with Dora the Explorer co-creator Valerie Walsh Valdes to discuss the impact the decade old series has had on television and American culture.