Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon have made some of the most beloved animated short films and specials of the last 15 years, including The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Albert. Now they're co-directors of a new short that's vying for Oscar and Annie Awards consideration, The Snail and the Whale. They discuss the book to screen adaptation, their impact on the world of animation amd working with Sally Hawkins and the late Diana Rigg.
Madeline Sharafian is the director of the new Pixar animated short film 'Burrow', which debuts with 'Soul' on Disney+ Friday December 25th. Sharafian talks inspirations for her rabbit tale, as well as work on 'Onward' and upcoming feature 'Turning Red'.
It's been more than seven and a half years since DreamWorks Animation released The Croods, the caveman family adventure comedy that earned nearly $600 million worldwide and an Oscar nomination. A sequel has been in development, on and off, ever since. Now, finally, The Croods: A New Age is here and will be opening in theaters this Wednesday November 25th. Director Joel Crawford (of the 2017 special Trolls Holiday) talks story, casting, release strategy and more.
Director Stephen Chiodo and producer Edward Chiodo are behind the new stop-motion animated special Alien Xmas. It premieres this Friday November 20th on Netflix. The Chiodo Bros. hope families make this a holiday season viewing tradition, right alongside the classics. They also discuss working with Jon Favreau on this and 2003's "Elf".
Paul Rudish is the executive producer of The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse. The new series starring the classic gang premieres this Wednesday November 18th (Mickey’s Birthday) on Disney+. Rudish’s connections to the Mouse (and the House of Mouse) are pretty swell.
In 2018, legendary Disney animator Glen Keane won an Academy Award with the late Kobe Bryant for their animated short film "Dear Basketball". Now Keane makes his feature film directorial debut with the animated musical adventure "Over the Moon", which debuts Friday on Netflix. And it could send him to the Oscars yet again. Keane discusses Kobe, COVID and "OTM" on this special LCJ Q&A Podcast episode.
Get ready to set sail! Nickelodeon's newest animated series "Santiago of the Seas" premieres this Friday October 9th at 12:30pm. Creator Niki Lopez previews what you can expect from the swashbuckling show, including the great debut episode.
A new chapter of the "Jurassic" era is born with the debut of animated series "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" this Friday September 18th on Netflix. Five-time Emmy-nominated executive producer and showrunner Scott Kreamer talks Dinos, upcoming live-action movie "Dominion" and getting the Steven Spielberg seal of approval.