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Last update: 2012-10-31

Animation Podcast 032 - The “Unofficial” Tangled Animators’ Audio Commentary

2012-10-31 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 1s

The UNOFFICIAL Tangled Animator’s Commentary made by the biggest group of animators you will probably ever hear in one room. Here’s the plan: queue up your copy of Tangled to frame 1 of the actual film (before the castle logo) and hit pause. When we count down 3-2-1-PLAY, you un-pause and hear us talk through the film.…

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Animation Podcast 031 - Disney Talent Development Alumni

2009-10-07 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 1s

My focus for this show was to grab five artists at Disney who recently went through the Talent Development Program at Disney and talk about how they got there and what it’s like to work at the studio. My guests include Story Artist Jeremy Spears, Visual Development Artist Lorelay Bove, Rough Inbetweener/Jack of all Trades Joe Pitt, 2D Animator Sarah Airriess, and CG Animator (and Animation Mentor alumni) Kira Lehtomaki.…

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Animation Podcast 030 - Eric Goldberg, Part Two

2008-11-02 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 1s

The interview concludes in Part Two where Eric Goldberg shares his extensive knowledge and appreciation for animating as he talks about many of the projects he has directed including Pocahontas, Rhapsody in Blue, and The Monkey’s Tale while the conversation continues to touch down on the details of the craft of animation. Eric is currently animating on the upcoming film The Princess and the Frog.…

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Animation Podcast 029 - Eric Goldberg, Part One

2008-08-04 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 1s

Eric Goldberg is one of the most admired animators working today. After years of developing his craft in the commercial business in London, he exploded on the feature animation scene with the Genie in Aladdin. After that, he co-directed Pocahontas and later directed two classic sequences from Fantasia 2000 - Rhapsody in Blue and Carnival of the Animals. Eric was also responsible for animating Phil in Hercules and he is currently animating on the upcoming film The Princess and the Frog.…

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Animation Podcast 028 - Ken Duncan, Part Three

2008-07-07 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 1s

Ken Duncan owns Duncan Studio in Pasadena, CA. Before that he animated Meg in Hercules, Jane in Tarzan, Capt. Amelia and Scroop in Treasure Planet, and he served as a sequence supervisor on Dreamworks’ Sharktale. In this final part of the interview, Ken shares more of his experiences on Hercules and Tarzan as well as futher insights in to his approaches to performance and how he approaches running his own animation studio.…

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Animation Podcast 027 - Ken Duncan, Part Two

2008-06-08 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 54s

The conversation with Ken Duncan continues. In this second part of the interview, Ken talks about some of the his earlier films at Disney. Then the conversation focuses on his personal approaches to acting and his general workflow for animating productively.…

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Animation Podcast 026 - Ken Duncan, Part One

2008-05-05 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 56s

Ken Duncan has served as a supervising animator on four Disney films. His characters include Thomas (Pocahontas), Meg (Hercules), Jane (Tarzan), Captain Amelia and Scroop (Treasure Planet). Ken was also a sequence supervisor on Dreamworks’ Sharktale. He currently is running his own studio, Duncan Studio, based in Pasadena, California. This is part one of the interview.…

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Animation Podcast 025 - James Baxter, Part Three

2008-04-07 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 55s

The interview concludes with part three as James Baxter talks about learning from the old masters, what inspires him, and his experiences on films from Beauty and the Beast through Madagascar. James was the supervising animator of Belle, Rafiki, Quasimodo, Spirit, and director of the animation for Enchanted. This is part three of a three part interview.…

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Animation Podcast 024 - James Baxter, Part Two

2008-03-02 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 42s

Part two of the interview continues with James Baxter, supervising animator of Belle, Rafiki, Quasimodo, Spirit, and director of the animation for Enchanted. The conversation goes in to deeper detail regarding the technical aspects and processes James applies to his animation and acting - a must-listen for any animators looking to improve their workflow and craft. This is part two of a three part interview.…

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Animation Podcast 023 - James Baxter, Part One

2008-02-04 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 39s

James Baxter is considered one of the most talented animators working today. At Disney and Dreamworks some of the characters he has animated include Belle, Rafiki, Quasimodo, Moses, and Spirit. He has also served as a supervising animator on Shrek 2 and Madagascar. James' latest work was creating the animation for Enchanted at his studio, James Baxter Animation. This is the first part of this interview.…

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Animation Podcast 022 - Dale Baer, Part Two

2007-12-02 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 46s

Dale Baer came to Disney’s as an animation trainee in the late sixties, when the era of the Nine Old Men was coming to a close. He has worked for Filmation, Disney, Ralph Bakshi, and at his own studio, Baer Animation. Dale has been back at Walt Disney Animation Studios since The Emperor’s New Groove and his credits include supervising the characters of Yzma, Slim from Home on the Range, and Wilbur from Meet the Robinsons. Dale recently finished animating on the latest Goofy short How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, and he’s currently working on the upcoming film The Princess and the Frog. This is part two of a two part interview.…

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Animation Podcast 021 - Dale Baer, Part One

2007-11-04 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 46s

Dale Baer came to Disney’s as an animation trainee in the late sixties, when the era of the Nine Old Men was coming to a close. He has worked for Filmation, Disney, Ralph Bakshi, and at his own studio, Baer Animation. Dale has been back at Walt Disney Animation Studios since The Emperor’s New Groove and his credits include supervising the characters of Yzma, Slim from Home on the Range, and Wilbur from Meet the Robinsons. Dale recently finished animating on the latest Goofy short How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, and he’s currently working on the upcoming film The Princess and the Frog. This is part one of a two part interview.…

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Animation Podcast 020 - Ray Harryhausen

2007-08-19 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 33s

For over 50 years, Ray Harryhausen single-handedly animated the most captivating stop-motion creatures in movies such as Mighty Joe Young, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Earth vs. The Flying Saucers, Jason and the Argonauts, and of course, Clash of the Titans. He’s an animation legend and inspiration to countless animators and filmmakers the world over. This is a one part interview.…

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Animation Podcast 019 - Burny Mattinson, Part Four

2007-07-15 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 41s

In the fourth and final part of his interview, Burny Mattinson leads us through Disney's second golden age of animation. He talks about his work on various films inlcuding Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, and Mulan, and he shares some great advice on story idea generation and pitching. Burny has worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios for close to 55 years as an animator, story artist, director, and producer.…

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Animation Podcast 018 - Burny Mattinson, Part Three

2007-05-16 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 51s

In part three, Burny Mattinson continues the conversation on his amazing career, from Mickey's Christmas Carol, to the arrival of the Eisner era, through storyboarding on Beauty and The Beast. Burny has worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios for close to 55 years as an animator, story artist, director, and producer.…

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Animation Podcast 017 - Burny Mattinson, Part Two

2006-09-04 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 47s

Burny Mattinson has worked at Disney Animation for well over 50 years on such titles as Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, The Rescuers, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, The Great Mouse Detective, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mulan. In part two, Burny describes his transition from his short lived career as a full-fledged animator to a story artist and then to director. He also tells about the transition the studio made from Walt to the twilight of the careers of the Nine Old Men to the development of newer talent that has led the studio through the last 25 years.…

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Animation Podcast 016 - Burny Mattinson, Part One

2006-06-26 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 44s

Interview with Burny Mattinson, 50-year veteran of Walt Disney animation studios. A few films he has worked on include Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, The Rescuers, Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Great Mouse Detective, Tarzan, and Mulan. In part one, Burny recounts how he came to work at the Walt Disney Studios in the 50s, and eventually worked under many of The Nine Old Men animators there.…

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Animation Podcast 015 - Glen Keane, Part Two

2006-04-23 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 35s

Supervising animator of Ariel, The Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan, John Silver and Director of the upcoming film Rapunzel. In part two of the interview Glen talks about training under Ollie Johnston and some of the artistic struggles and realizations during his career.…

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Animation Podcast 014 - Glen Keane, Part One

2006-04-02 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 32s

Ariel, The Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan, John Silver. The list should say it all. Animation hero to many, Glen Keane has created many of the most memorable characters in modern animation with performances that rival those of any flesh and blood actor. In part one, Glen talks about being an artist, discovering animation, and his first years at the Disney studio.…

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Animation Podcast 013 - Vault - Milt Kahl, Side Two

2006-03-03 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 33s

Conclusion of a Milt Kahl lecture at CalArts from 1976, generously donated to the show by John Musker. Milt answers questions from students, including Brad Bird. Side two of two.…

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Animation Podcast 012 - Vault - Milt Kahl, Side One

2006-02-25 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 30s

A Milt Kahl lecture at CalArts from 1976, generously donated to the show by John Musker. Milt shows and discusses a rough cut of some of his work on Medusa in "The Rescuers." Side one of two.…

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Animation Podcast 011 - Eamonn Butler, Part Two

2006-01-29 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 43s

Conclusion of my interview with Eamonn Butler, Animation Supervisor on the films "Chicken Little" and "Reign of Fire." Eamonn talks about how he approached many aspects of animation on "Chicken Little." Part two of two.…

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Animation Podcast 010 - Eamonn Butler, Part One

2006-01-16 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 38s

Interview with Eamonn Butler, Animation Supervisor on the films "Chicken Little" and "Reign of Fire." Eamonn recalls his animation career from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" through "Chicken Little." Part one of two.…

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Animation Podcast 009 - Ron and John, Part Three

2005-10-31 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 25s

Interview with Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and Treasure Planet. In part two they describe their writing process as well as developing The Little Mermaid and Aladdin.…

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Animation Podcast 008 - Ron and John, Part Two

2005-09-30 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 26s

Interview with Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and Treasure Planet. In part two they detail their transition from animators to story artists to directors.…

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Animation Podcast 007 - Ron and John, Part One

2005-09-12 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 32s

Interview with Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and Treasure Planet. They talk about getting to Disney in the seventies and training under Frank Thomas and Cliff Nordberg.…

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Animation Podcast 006 - Nik Ranieri, Part Three

2005-09-05 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 42s

Interview with master animator Nik Ranieri, whose credits include Lumiere, Meeko, Hades, Kuzco. Nik talks about his time working on Roger Rabbitt.…

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Animation Podcast 005 - Nik Ranieri, Part Two

2005-07-26 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 28s

Interview with master animator Nik Ranieri, whose credits include Lumiere, Meeko, Hades, Kuzco. Nik talks about the ups and downs of his first years as an animator.…

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Animation Podcast 004 - Nik Ranieri, Part One

2005-06-20 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 32s

Interview with master animator Nik Ranieri, whose credits include Lumiere, Meeko, Hades, Kuzco. Nik talks about starting in school and what he feels makes good animation.…

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Animation Podcast 003 - Andreas Deja, Part Three

2005-05-23 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 23s

Interview with superstar Disney animator Andreas Deja. Andreas Talks about his own work, as well as his friendship with animation legend Milt Kahl. Part three of three.…

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Animation Podcast 002 - Andreas Deja, Part Two

2005-05-07 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 17s

Interview with superstar Disney animator Andreas Deja. Andreas talks about his early years in animation, working with Eric Larson, Tim Burton, and Richard Williams. Part two of three.…

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Animation Podcast 001 - Andreas Deja, Part One

2005-05-01 :: animationpodcast@gmail.com (Clay Kaytis)
Length: 19s

Interview with superstar Disney animator Andreas Deja. Andreas takes us through his discovery of animation from a small town in Germany to the Disney Animation building in Burbank. Part one of three.…

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