Emmy-winning choreographer Peggy Holmes has transitioned to animation in recent years, directing one Little Mermaid and two Tinker Bell films for Disney. Her latest feature is Luck, from Skydance Animation, premiering August 5th on AppleTV+. Holmes previews Luck and recalls her work on an iconic scene with Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys.
Hamish Steele is the creator of Dead End: Paranormal Park, a new animated comedy horror series premiering this Thursday June 16th on Netflix. The show is based on his popular DeadEndia graphic novels, about two teens who work at a terrifyingly exciting amusement park. The charming and talented Steele shares what makes Dead End a scary good time.
Chris Williams won an Academy Award for directing Disney's 2014 animated feature Big Hero 6. After about a quarter century at the studio, he left for Netflix. Williams' epic new movie The Sea Beast, about the quest of a monster hunter crew and a special little girl, debuts on Netflix July 8th. I've screened the first 40 minutes so far. Williams previews what families and action/adventure film fans can expect.
Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller also produced 2004 animated short Gopher Broke (which earned him an Oscar nomination) and the two Sonic the Hedgehog films. Jennifer Yuh Nelson earned an Academy Award nomination for directing Kung Fu Panda 2. She also co-directed 2016’s Kung Fu Panda 3. The two team-up for the new third volume of Love, Death + Robots episodes, which you can now watch on Netflix. Miller (series creator) and Yuh Nelson (supervising director) discuss working with each other, the global talent involved, and what the show’s awards and fan attention means to them.
Four years ago I interviewed Brandon Sawyer, who was executive producing the first Boss Baby spinoff series Back in Business. Now he returns as EP of the new, follow-up series The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib, debuting this Thursday May 19th on Netflix. Sawyer shares what drew him BACK to the iconic DreamWorks character and what he loves about this cast and crew.
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.
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".
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.