LCJ Q&A Podcast
Guest: ‘Chip ’N Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Director Akiva Shaffer

Guest: ‘Chip ’N Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Director Akiva Shaffer

May 16, 2022

Akiva Schaffer makes-up one third of the popular Lonely Island trio. He's also the director of Disney's new live-action/animated feature combo Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers, which premieres this Friday May 20th on Disney+. Turns out Chip and Dale were *actors* on the popular late '80s/early '90s Rescue Rangers series. 30 years later, they reunite in a much different Hollywoodland, with a missing friend's case to solve. Schaffer discusses this wild and ambitious new movie.

Back To You Podcast Ep #21: 3rd Anniversary Special Episode

Back To You Podcast Ep #21: 3rd Anniversary Special Episode

May 14, 2022

It's a special 3rd Anniversary episode of the "Back To You Podcast"! Find out what the stars and makers of "Back To You" have been up to over the past year, as well as details on their upcoming major projects. Plus, I share some personal stories and play a few new interview clips all about "BTY".

Guest: Eric Goldberg — Disney Animator of The Genie

Guest: Eric Goldberg — Disney Animator of The Genie

April 25, 2022

Eric Goldberg draws the beloved character of The Genie on an episode of the new informational series Sketchbook (premiering this Wednesday April 27th on Disney+). Goldberg discusses how The Genie has remained a core part of his life in the 30 years since Aladdin — and a highly-anticipated Mickey Mouse short and documentary.

Guests: ‘Lightyear’ Director Angus MacLane and Producer Galyn Susman

Guests: ‘Lightyear’ Director Angus MacLane and Producer Galyn Susman

April 21, 2022

On June 17th, Pixar presents new sci-fi action/adventure film Lightyear. It's not about the "child's play-thing" from the Toy Story franchise. Lightyear is the movie Andy saw when he was young that made him fall in love with the space ranger Buzz Lightyear character, voiced by Chris Evans. After screening 30 minutes of footage, I spoke with director Angus MacLane (co-director of Finding Dory) and producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story 4).

Guests: ‘The Bad Guys’ Director Pierre Perifel and Producers Rebecca Huntley & Damon Ross

Guests: ‘The Bad Guys’ Director Pierre Perifel and Producers Rebecca Huntley & Damon Ross

April 18, 2022

New DreamWorks Animation feature The Bad Guys opens in theaters this Friday April 22nd. It’s based on a graphic novel series from Aaron Blabey about talking animal criminals in a complicated human world who are out to (possibly) change their image. Director Pierre Perifel and producers Rebecca Huntley and Damon Ross discuss casting, color choices and making DWA history.

Guest: ‘Pinecone and Pony’ Showrunner Stephanie Kaliner

Guest: ‘Pinecone and Pony’ Showrunner Stephanie Kaliner

April 6, 2022

Stephanie Kaliner is the executive producer and showrunner of new DreamWorks Animation series Pinecone and Pony. It's adapted from author Kate Beaton's popular picture book "The Princess and the Pony" and premieres this Friday April 8th on AppleTV+. Pinecone, a curious and adventurous girl, and her best friend — a pony named Pony — learn about themselves and the magical, extravagant world around them. Kaliner discusses her animation inspirations and what makes this series special. 

Guest: ‘Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood’ Director Richard Linklater

Guest: ‘Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood’ Director Richard Linklater

April 1, 2022

Critics Choice and BAFTA-winning director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, the Before trilogy) has now made one of his most personal and exciting films to date. Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (now on Netflix) is an animated exploration of being nine years old in 1969 and living near Houston, TX as NASA was getting ready to put a man on the Moon. Linklater shares what keeps him coming back to animation and why this is the perfect time for Apollo 10½ to launch.

Live Thoughts on the 2022 Oscars on 99.5 The River

Live Thoughts on the 2022 Oscars on 99.5 The River

March 28, 2022

A live segment on 99.5 The River WRVE-FM recapping the 2022 Oscars. Topics include: the Will Smith / Chris Rock controversy, presenter bits, James Bond tribute, "CODA" winning Best Picture, film and studio Oscar win facts, Kevin Costner and more.

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