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Animation Podcast - Enhanced

The Animation Podcast is the place for discussion about the craft of animation. Shows will feature interviews with some of animation's greatest talent, focusing on their personal perspective of the artform. Created by a professional animator for people who love animation or are just plain curious. This is the iTunes specific feed containing chaptered files in AAC format.

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Animation Podcast 012 - Vault - Milt Kahl, Side One

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.

30mins

25 Feb 2006

Rank #1

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Animation Podcast 023 - James Baxter, Part One

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.

39mins

4 Feb 2008

Rank #2

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Animation Podcast 014 - Glen Keane, Part One

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.

32mins

3 Apr 2006

Rank #3

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Animation Podcast 026 - Ken Duncan, Part One

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.

56mins

5 May 2008

Rank #4

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Animation Podcast 025 - James Baxter, Part Three

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.

55mins

7 Apr 2008

Rank #5

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Animation Podcast 024 - James Baxter, Part Two

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.

42mins

3 Mar 2008

Rank #6

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Animation Podcast 015 - Glen Keane, Part Two

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.

35mins

24 Apr 2006

Rank #7

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Animation Podcast 020 - Ray Harryhausen

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.

33mins

20 Aug 2007

Rank #8

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Animation Podcast 008 - Ron and John, Part Two

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.

26mins

30 Sep 2005

Rank #9

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Animation Podcast 016 - Burny Mattinson, Part One

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.

44mins

26 Jun 2006

Rank #10