He was part of the creative team on the original “Beauty and the Beast” and helped revolutionize animation comedy with the “Shrek” series. Now veteran director Kelly Asbury is bringing everyone’s favorite little blue creatures back to full animation with “Smurfs: The Lost Village”. In this LCJ Q&A Asbury talks about his effort to take […]
More than a dozen years after it first debuted – “Cyanide and Happiness” – the internet comic/shorts phenomenon, is still going strong. Ireland native Dave McElfatrick, one of the creators, talks with me about the inspirations behind “C and H”, their shocking $3.5M Kickstarter campaign, how fans got him his visa and the new app […]
He has over two dozen film credits on his resume, including “Captain America: Civil War”, “Captain Phillips” and both “Kick Ass” films. Now, composer Henry Jackman is taking-on the latest saga of the greatest movie monster of all-time. In this LCJ Q&A, Jackson and Jackman talk about the challenges of delivering the music for “Kong: […]
Eric Towner, one of the founders of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, discusses his relationship with Seth Green, the past, present and future of “Robot Chicken”, and the new Netflix animated series “Buddy Thunderstruck”
Dan Povenmire discusses “Phineas and Ferb”, including how the show nearly ended the deal between Disney and LucasFilm, and his latest Disney Channel animated series – “Milo Murphy’s Law” starring Weird Al.
Following two highly successful feature films, Sony Pictures Animation has decided to turn its “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” franchise into a TV series. Producer Rick Mischel is one of the creative forces behind the show, which provides fans with the backstory of Flint, Sam and the wacky world of Swallow Falls.
Butch Hartman is an icon at Nickelodeon. He created “The Fairly OddParents”, “Danny Phantom” and “T.U.F.F. Puppy”. His latest animated series for the network, “Bunsen Is a Beast”, premieres this week. He discusses the “Fairly Odd” show and movies, as well as bringing “Bunsen” to life, in this LCJ Q&A.
Pixar animators Coats and Hamou-Lhadj made a non-Pixar animated short on their nights and weekends. Now, they’re nominated for an Academy Award. In this LCJ Q&A, they discuss “Borrowed Time” and getting ready for Oscar Sunday.