What is your name and your current occupation?
My Name is Dave Merritt and I am an Art Director at Mercury Filmworks.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Washing concrete off of tanker trucks.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Probably Toot and Puddle. For adults you need to turn down the sound, but the visuals are stimulating. We had a great team of designers and our director Christian Larocque was always pushing us creatively. I remember our character designer Allan Stuart, Prop master Tom Pajdlhauser and myself were always in early to work. I guess the hard work paid off; I received an Emmy for Location design on that show.
How did you become interested in animation?
Like most of us, as a kid watching animation on TV. My favourite shows were: (more…)