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Monday, February 27, 2006

Andrew Stanton Part 3


This is the third and final part of the interview. I hope you have enjoyed it. We look forward to interviewing alot more people in the future... Just dont expect them every week. These things take alot of time and I'm pretty buzy. I'm hoping some of the other guys will do some interviews. Anyway, fill out the iTunes reviews and if anyone wants to pass the word about our blog and podcast, thats always nice. We look forward to more great interviews.


available in iTunes and:


no time to put up an mp3, maybe later...


Blogger samacleod said...


11:36 PM

Blogger rthompson said...

Thanks for taking the time to put these together Andrew! Very inspiring!

12:51 AM

Blogger IanW said...

Thanks for doing these interviews, definitely got me coming back often to see whats next!

Maybe it was just my machine but although Andrew's voice was clear, it's kinda tough to hear a lot of the questions as they are being asked. =(

5:50 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

drs - I see & hear the most inspiring stuff in this blog of yours ..

the whole interview with Andrew Stanton has been amazing. I loved his little anecdotes, and it's a super inspiration to hear his passion about animation !

please keep it coming !! :-)



9:33 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was great, thank you to both Andrews involved for doing this.

I have a question, and you can put this to Mr. Stanton or any or all of the Doctors can field this one, I have no preference:

How do you guys feel about the current batch of non-Pixar animated features due for the screen in the next year or two? Are there studios or animators at other studios whose work you guys enjoy? Stuff you see hitting the screen that you're disappointed by?

There's a handful of them I'm really looking forward to, like Happy Feet, Gon, Ice Age 2, Open Season, and Over the Hedge.

(It should also be noted though that when it comes to cartoons I tend to overlook a film's shortcomings maybe more than I should. I remember at Summer Arts I was sitting down for lunch with Chuck Harvey and we were talking about where hand-drawn animation has been going and I told him that I think I might be the only person in the world who really enjoyed Atlantis and Treasure Planet, and he puts down his silverware and looks me in the eye and tells me point blank how poor a film Treasure Planet was. And, you know. Ouch!)

10:49 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this last part! This was posted just in time before I head to the airport. So I will have a quiet flight listening to the soothing voices of the Andrews. Great timing!

11:05 AM

Blogger sketchboy said...

this interview was great, thanks for doing it. i wanted to make a request for the next interview topic-the maquette sculpters. they seem to be some of the lowest profile artists working in animation. i've been able to see many of disney and pixar's maquettes in person, and i'm in awe of them. i'd love to get more insight on the process, and even hear from the people who do this amazing behind the scenes work.

11:29 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was fantastic to hear from Pixar's best! Thank you so much for doing these interviews. Keep up the good work guys :)

1:52 PM

Blogger Colin Levy said...

Thank you so much for putting these together! It really means a lot - I've learned so much. Keep it up!


2:05 PM

Blogger Jorge said...

Thank you for taking the time and putting these together.


10:33 PM

Blogger Tom Rydberg said...

Thanks again Andrews!

- Tom Rydberg student

7:58 AM

Blogger scott said...

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9:12 AM

Blogger Richie Blitz said...

Oh man! Thanks so much for doing this!! Great interview, it seemed like a ginuwine conversation. Oh and make sure to tell Andrew that there are definitely more then 2 people listening. lol.

7:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh man this is like the best podcast I have ever heard. Keep em coming I finally found a podcast I feel is worth listening to. :-D

9:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really appreciate everything you guys are doing. Learning a lot!!! Thanks!

10:36 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Andrew Stanton interview, it was great. I look forward to hearing more interviews. Can I suggest that you guys interview each other so that we can get to know more about you?

10:39 PM

Blogger Brian Brantley said...

Thank you's all I got. Thank you very much. I'm find myself tossing in my Finding Nemo dvd after this.

1:05 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are wonderful. I check back here everyday. Keep them coming!

7:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please keep at this. I'd PAY to hear more.The more arcane the subjectmatter, the better.

1:48 PM

Blogger Jake Kalsbeek said...

These podcasts have been amazing! Please keep it up.


11:04 PM

Blogger somu said...

Great interview ! Thanks for doing this ! very inspiring !

4:48 AM

Blogger Mark DeRidder said...

For some reason I can't download part 3 from itunes. Am I the only one?

10:32 AM

Blogger Stephen said...

great stuff, guys!
keep it up!

1:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't download it from iTunes either.

7:20 PM

Blogger david a said...

"Like all these new movies coming out, you feel it like you could cut it all into one movie"


"There's this notion that we're making family movies... The reality is to make movies we'd see, if we got paid for it or not"

Hehe, (I paraphrased) but these are just excellent quotes.

Rock on Andrew

ALSO!! Great Lecture last week on AMO! I loved the Polishing lecture, I don't know of any other way to tell you (:

12:54 PM

Blogger Chris Dub said...

THANK YOU! Great interview and great insight. Thanks again for all the time and effort put into it, Andrew and Andrew. Definately hope to hear more. Again, thanks. Peace,
Chris Waltner

1:17 AM

Blogger Jostein said...

Thank you Andrew Gordon!

It is increadibly cool that someone is taking such an awesome initiative. Thank you so much for a new boost of inspiration and determenation!

2:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not coming through on the iTunes feed for me. Mark, you're not the only one.

10:12 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it!
Maybe for future interviews I would like to here a Pixar character desinger!!
When you hear a new pixar movie is coming you dont imagine photorealistic charcaters but somehow toon stylized ones. For example "Cars", no one will expect to see "Real" cars but toon like ones. It fits Pixar, it is your great style. When you see one of this cars you know it is pixar's, and it is not only the characters but the whole world, it has some pattern. How does a Pixar's character designer thinks and works to get this great guys?

7:33 AM

Blogger Jason C said...

These were amazing.. thanks sooo Much.. i look forward to many more..

4:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay, I can reply w/o an blogger account now!

Andrew, this 3-part interview was fan-freaking-tastic, just want to thank you again for doing this.

4:23 PM

Blogger Noah Albrecht said...

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2:05 PM

Blogger Noah Albrecht said...

Dr. Gordon, thank you for "prescribing" this series with Andrew Stanton. It was very inspiring and extremely insightful to know how the animation world is viewed through the eyes of someone rich with experience and knowledge such as Mr. Stanton.

Keep up the great work. As far as who else I'd be interested in hearing (and I'm sure I'm not the only one who's requested this) is John Lassetter. I realize, especially with his new additional responsibilities, that he's a very busy man. But if there's any possible way a short interview could be done with him, that would be fantastic. Other than that, I'd love to hear from Pete Docter, Jan Pinkava, and just about anybody else working there at PIXAR!

Oh, and being somewhat of an audio/mac guy myself, if you want to improve on the quality of the audio, invest in a couple of good quality lapel mics which would plug into a small USB audio mixer that, from there, you can plug into your mac. You can just record directly into GarageBand. I'm not sure how Clay over at The Animation Podcast does it, but the way I suggested should get you really good, clean quality audio with very little outside noise (which also depends on where you record the interviews). Anyway, that's my two cents, take it or leave it.

Again, keep up the great work. I'll definitely be listening...

w0rd- -Noah

2:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you put up the andrew stanton interview I only have pt 1.

10:59 AM

Blogger edhead said...

yo spline doctors! get your asses in gear and fix the link for part 3 PER-LEASEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! very cool interviews - cheers for doing!

8:28 AM

Blogger Horganovski said...

Really enjoyed the 1st and 2nd parts but this link to the third part seems to have expired?
Many thanks for your really great site.

12:47 PM

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