What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I had two jobs before getting into animation: the first â€“ lasting less than a month – was as a gas station attendant in Canoga Park, CA. The next â€“ which figures heavily into how I got into animation (see below) â€“ was as an apprentice editor at Columbia Pictures Television in 1974. I coded film, ground out leader and mag-track and carried dailies in a bike basket across the TBS (now WB) lot for shows like Police Story, Police Woman and Born Free – getting laughed at, yelled at and occasionally entertained by the likes of David Carradine, Yul Brenner, Angie Dickenson and The Doobie Brothers along the way. I was 17- 18. The job lasted 5 months until I was rightly jettisoned for confusion, inertia and chronic boredomâ€¦
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The projects Iâ€™m most proud of having been involved with:Â The Tick animated series for Fox which I produced and directed from 1995-96;Â Enchanted, which I boarded on for Kevin Lima at Disney and most recently the newÂ Road Runner theatrical shorts for Matt Oâ€™Callahan at Warnerâ€™s.
How did you become interested in animation?
Around Christmas of â€˜67 my mother dragged me to Disneyâ€™s The Jungle Book. I had hated Disney films more or less up to that point, being either scared or depressed by most of them and preferring Bugs any day of the week. But when I sawÂ that tiger Continue reading