The Animated Voice:
Interview with Eric Robles
written by: Aaron H. Bynum published: April 28th, 2010
Animation Insider recently had the opportunity speak with animator Eric Robles, creator and co-executive producer of the new CG-animated comedy 'Fanboy & Chum Chum.' Robles has a solid understanding of the boundaries and prescriptions ascribed to 2D and CG cartooning, and likewise, how to completely obliterate them. Eric Robles discusses how he entered the profession, his love for the medium, and his love for all things Fanboy.
Interview with Duncan Morris, Turner Asia Research
written by: Aaron H. Bynum published: June 26th, 2008
Animation Insider recently had the opportunity speak with media research analyst Duncan Morris, the VP of Research and Market Development for Turner Asia. A veteran of kid's media analysis and lifestyle observation, Morris recently wrapped up Cartoon Network India's New Generations survey, a profile of children in India and their media consumption habits. The New Generations survey provides a comprehensive look at the evolving reach and penetration of Indian kid's media.
Interview with Evan 'Brain' Doyle
written by: Kendall Lyons published: March 28th, 2008
'Evan Brain! Adventures of a Delusional Kid Superhero' is a collaboration of artwork and stories written by Eve Becker-Doyle, and her son, Evan "Brain" Doyle. Not all great cartooning comes from experienced and driven artists, sometimes it comes from lazy teenagers. In the book publication 'Evan Brain!'; Eve Becker-Doyle creatively explains her sons life in real-time while Evan explains his side of the story -- the rest is a hilarious roller-coaster of imagination.
Interview with Fred Schodt
written by: Aaron H. Bynum published: September 19th, 2007
Animation Insider recently had the opportunity speak with writer and translator Frederik L. Schodt, author of the recent book 'The Astro Boy Essays' (Stone Bridge Press, 2007). A seasoned researcher of the manga/anime culture and lecturer of Japan-U.S. relations, Fred Schodt brings together his interest and experience with the late Osamu Tezuka to craft a marvelous publication on the greatest comics artist and Japanese animator. 'The Astro Boy Essays' is an exciting, wisdom-heavy book that every serious anime fan should own.
Interview with Fred M. Grandinetti
written by: Aaron H. Bynum published: August 24th, 2007
Animation Insider recently had the opportunity to exchange some questions with Fred M. Grandinetti; an author, classic cartoon enthusiast and reputable 'Popeye' historian. With the recent release of 'Popeye: The Sailor: 1933-1938,' the animation community is more eager than ever for answers and info about the status of classic animation within the industry. Grandinetti speaks on the new DVD Set, the value of the 'Popeye' property and how contemporary fans understand classic animation.
Interview with Chris Moujaes
written by: Kendall Lyons published: May 4th, 2007
Chris Moujaes is an artist/animator based out of the state of Texas, and his projects speak for themselves; most notable of which are his web comics. The color and style of his art and, for the most part, all of his works demand attention from animation enthusiasts and professionals from around the globe alike. Animation Insider was given the opportunity to go behind the scenes of Moujaes, Inc. and behind the scenes of another truly creative animator with a passion for his work.
Interview with Shawn Patterson
written by: Aaron H. Bynum published: March 5th, 2007
Animation Insider recently had the opportunity to speak with Shawn Patterson, composer for 'El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.' Ambitious and dedicated to his medium, Patterson is a composer for TV and film; and his contributions to the new Nickelodeon television animation are a variety of beautiful, theatrical theme song and score. Animation enthusiasts interested in learning more about the production of one of Saturday morning's hottest new titles, need only learn more about Patterson's great work in the new animated action-comedy 'El Tigre.'
Interview with Chris Waters
written by: Kendall Lyons published: January 18th, 2007
Animation Insider recently had the opportunity to interview Chris Waters, creator of the Faith-based animated action series 'Angel Wars: Guardian Force,' produced by TeleStoryTOONS, LLC. The story of angels-in-training as they encounter difficulty on the job and in their hearts, 'Angel Wars' is an allegorical account of a need for responsibility, faith, duty and sacrifice. Interested viewers will not find sugarcoated, corny and/or preachy themes in 'Angel Wars,' but rather, an exciting and realistic adventure in Faith with the enthusiasm of a superhero comic.
Why Cody Hates Things
written by: Cody Silfies published: December 1st, 2006
An editorial and sharp criticism of the Cartoon Network. Questioning the integrity of the big CN's corporate image, creative intuition and brand management; Cody is finding fewer and fewer reasons to respect the network or its programming. Business models are getting in the way of innovation and what was once a defiance of categorization is now the definition of mediocrity. For quality television animation, there must be passion, imagination, skill and desire.
Interview with Jeff Hayne
written by: Aaron H. Bynum published: August 8th, 2006
Animation Insider recently sent a few questions to the way of Director of Acquisitions Jeff Hayne of BCI Eclipse about the company's new distribution label "Ink & Paint," which disseminates much older animation titles on DVD. With the remarkable success and popularity behind releases such as 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe' and 'Flash Gordon,' the new brand is looking push forward through Q4 '06 and into the 2007-year, releasing animated programs from the 1970s-1990s.