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Episode 45: Kevin Schreck Interview, Director of ‘Persistence of Vision’

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Join Mason as he interviews Kevin Schreck, the director of Persistence of Vision, a documentary of the story behind the animated film by Richard Williams, The Thief and the Cobbler.


  • Kevin’s interest in stop motion.
  • Catch and Fire: Jafar and Iago were college roommates.
  • Where did you get the name? What was the process of making this documentary?
  • Who was the most fascinating to interview? The Fan Letter. Shout out to Canadian animators.
  • Animation archeology.
  • Sean Connery…why?
  • The timeline of the documentary.
  • What is the more important story: The Thief or Richard Williams?
  • What were Richard’s best qualities as a producer?
  • How did his studio affect the world of animation? “A very special place.”
  • Life lessons learned.
  • “The Supper Secret Project!” -Will show soldiers in a field.
  • How Kevin got an internship at DreamWorks. “Unpaid” plug.
Final thoughts
  • Fan letters of today: The power of appreciation
  • Next episode: Disney’s “Meet the Robinsons!” Send us a voicemail!
Persistence of Vision: 
Official Trailer:
Twitter: @PoVDoc

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