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There are good interviews and bad interviews. Some interviewees stick to the marketing playbook at all costs while others tell stories they’ve told so many times that they actually believe them. Some people are afraid to talk, and others are afraid not to. I’ve experienced them all. For my money, though, [...]
Few animators have been as influential as Chuck Jones, who would have turned 99 years old today. Jones directed many of the best Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for Warner Bros., delivering some of the best takes on great characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and [...]
DreamWorks veteran Bibo Bergeron goes back to his French roots with A Monster in Paris, an elegant CG-animated feature set in 1910. French director Bibo Bergeron has directed two very different DreamWorks animated features (The Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale) and worked as character designer on the studio’s [...]
The legacy of toon town genius Chuck Jones will come to life in Sin City this October as Circus Circus Las Vegas opens The Chuck Jones Experience, and interactive exhibit designed to “Educate, Inspire & Entertain” visitors. The grand opening in mid-October will feature a press conference featuring some of [...]
Animation corporate executives have not always been highly regarded by the artists who work for them, particularly during the Golden Age. One exception to that trend was Leon Schlesinger, who until 1944 served as the producer of all of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros. (after [...]
Throughout the history of animation, there have been plenty of train wrecks (metaphorically speaking, of course), usually on the feature film side of things, but how about bus wrecks? And literal bus wrecks at that? While interviewing legendary layout and design artist Bob Givens in 1992, for an article that [...]
We all know that the true animation fan’s summer officially begins in June, when the Annecy International Festival opens its doors to fans of the art form from all over the world. There’s a wealth of activities and screenings planned for the 2011 edition of this amazing event (June 6-11), [...]