Donna Grillo

What is your name and your current occupation?
Donna Grillo.  Casting and Dialog Director.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I’ve always been in the entertainment business – that’s crazy, right?

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Well, Spongebob Squarepants is certainly the most iconic show I ever cast but as far as favorites go I’d have to say “Squirrel Boy” and “The Angry
Beavers” just for the sheer laughs and freedom to create crazy characters. “Duckman” was also an awesome show – so friggen funny!

How did you become interested in animation?

Although I loved Looney Tunes when I was growing up I wasn’t that big of an animation fan until I started working at Klasky Csupo.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m an L.A. girl. I was burned out from years of working on motion pictures.  I took some time off to write but…. Continue…

100 Interviews!

On March 26th, this year we launched Animation Insider, a site dedicated to championing the faceless artists behind the scenes of the award winning animation in the world. Today with Michael Fry, “Over The Hedge” comic strip creator I am very proud to announce we’ve hit 100 posted interviews! I would like to thank all who have participated as well as my Assistant Editor and wife Laura Milo for helping to make my idea a reality. This is only the beginning as we’ve got hundreds more in the queue so stay tuned!

And as always if you’d like to be interviewed yourself then grab a copy of the questions or email me and I will send them to you!

Great Animation Clips!

I am constantly amazed by the incredible stuff I see people make. It all at once humbles and awes me. Here is some stuff we’ve found in our search to interview people. Wherever possible I have tried to find contact info for them, and in some cases it’s led to a dead end. If you see a great clip that should be on our Video Wall please send us a link and we will add it. Also if, you personally know any of these fine film makers feel free to send me their email and I will try to interview them as well!