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Animation Addicts 21: Interview with Don Bluth

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The Rotoscopers interview the legendary animator and director, Don Bluth! Don shares his love for acting, theatre and—of course—animation in this intimate conversation conducted in his living room. He also starts off the show by announcing some big news for the show!

  • Is this the right podcast?
  • Not your typical Interview. Don interviews Mason!
  • Animation: a two-pronged performing art
  • How does acting help in animation?
  • Casting on the Wizard of Oz. Why is Don doing theatre?
  • Characters of Secret of NIMH
  • Why Don liked Pixar’s Up
  • Why Don doesn’t think the world needs more movies
  • What characters have been his favorite/most dynamic over the years?
  • What is the bigger picture of animation?
  • Pinocchio: “Everything comes in. Nothing goes out”
  • How did Don help animators “see past the paper”?
  • Turner Classic Movies vs. Reality TV
  • Why doesn’t Don rewatch his own films?
  • Orchestration of color
  • The darker side of the Disney Studio
  • Don on animals characters and live-action reference
  • Disney’s Robin Hood: where Don got his “legs”; Sleeping Beauty: weak story?
  • 3 areas where the computer can not replace an animator
  • Don talks Pixar’s Brave and Disney’s Tangled
  • Animation Master Classes and tutorials
  • Dragon’s Lair app and the movie. Myth or not?
  • Interactive movies: Somebody’s gonna do it!
  • Movement, (It all comes out in the walk), the blue note, & talents

Runtime: 1:01:42, 29.7 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.