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Episode 19: Interview with LAIKA’s David Vandervoort + Fan Mail!

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Morgan and Chelsea talk to LAIKA animator, David Vandervoort. In this interview, they discuss his career as a “self-made animator”, his experience at LAIKA, ParaNorman and all things animation.


  • Interview: David Vandervoort
  • Rapid Fire Q&A
  • His path as a “self-made animator”
  • What are his ultimate career goals
  • How does one make the jump into stop-motion animation?
  • What’s the difference in approaching animated CGI, 2D and stop-motion?
  • His work on ParaNorman: 2D faces and story
  • David’s favorite scenes from the movie
  • How did they accomplish the ghosts?
  • ParaNorman contest to win ParaNorman gear
  • Mail bag: Luis Escobar, late-night animation marathons, Anastasia/Tangled similarities, Frankie Franco III

Runtime: 0:40:08, 19.4 MB

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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.