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‘All-Star Superman’ Interview with Grant Morrison

In All-Star Superman, the tenth DC Universe animated movie, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation – which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms – revealing his secrets, confronting Lex Luthor, and attempting to ensure Earth’s safety before his own impending end.

Comics writer Grant Morrison took some time to answer a few questions last week about the film based on his award-winning comics series.

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Find out what Mr. Morrison had to say, along with a clip from the movie, after the break.

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03/07/2011 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on ‘All-Star Superman’ Interview with Grant Morrison

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Producer Talks Sequel, TV Series

DreamWorks Animation executive producer Tim Johnson talks about the success of How to Train Your Dragon, the sequel and the upcoming TV series.

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01/18/2011 | Interviews | Comments Off on ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Producer Talks Sequel, TV Series

Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Interview with Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi

In theaters November 24, 2010.

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11/23/2010 | Films, Interviews, Trailers/Videos | Comments Off on Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Interview with Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi

NPR Interviews Toy Story 3’s Director and Screenwriter

Toy Story 3 Director Lee Unkrich and screenwriter Michael Arndt join NPR’s Terry Gross for a 37 minute discussion about the Toy Story trilogy, coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc November 2.

“Ultimately, we wanted to treat this third film like the completion of a saga, as if we had been telling one grand story of the course of the three films,” Unkrich says. “So what we arrived at was that it was vital to have Andy grown up and be at that transition where the toys were no longer being needed or wanted or loved.”

Listen to the interview here.

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10/22/2010 | Films, Interviews | Comments Off on NPR Interviews Toy Story 3’s Director and Screenwriter

‘Superman/Batman: Apocalypse’ Interview With Ed Asner

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner reprises his Superman: The Animated Series/Justice League role as Granny Goodness in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the ninth entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies coming September 28, 2010.

Asner took some time to answer a few questions following his latest recording session as Granny Goodness.

QUESTION: How does Granny Goodness compare to playing other female characters?

ED ASNER: I don’t think I have played any other female characters before (he laughs). But if I did, she’d have more balls than any of them. It’s become the fashion lately – there’s Brian Bedford in Stratford doing Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s play. What hasn’t been done enough is women playing men in as butch a manner as possible. That’s got to be even more fun. I’m talking somebody like Marjorie Main pulling it off.

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08/26/2010 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on ‘Superman/Batman: Apocalypse’ Interview With Ed Asner

Futurama Q&A With Matt Groening and David X. Cohen – Part 1

Futurama returns Thursday, June 24, 2010 on Comedy Central.

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06/22/2010 | Interviews, Television | Comments Off on Futurama Q&A With Matt Groening and David X. Cohen – Part 1

Charlie Rose interviews DreamWorks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg

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05/20/2010 | Interviews | Comments Off on Charlie Rose interviews DreamWorks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg

Interview with DreamWorks Animation’s Dan Satterthwaite

Dan Satterthwaite is currently working as Head of HR for DreamWorks and is responsible for developing and supporting the team behind their newest movie, How to Train Your Dragon, in theatres March 26. In an exclusive interview with MeetTheBoss TV Dan speaks about his challenges and how he overcomes them to keep a creative team motivated.

“It takes three to three and a half years to produce one of our films, and most of our artists spend anywhere from 18 months to 2 years within their particular department working on a project.” Dan continues “How do you keep them constantly inspired?”

Check out the complete interview over at MeetTheBoss TV. It’s an interesting look at a company’s inner-workings, which are usually hidden behind closed doors.

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02/23/2010 | Interviews | Comments Off on Interview with DreamWorks Animation’s Dan Satterthwaite

Henry Selick discusses ‘Coraline’

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12/18/2009 | Interviews | Comments Off on Henry Selick discusses ‘Coraline’

Interview with The Simpsons’ Al Jean

The fine folks over at TV Squad have interviewed The Simpsons’ Executive Producer/Showrunner Al Jean. Below is an excerpt:

What’s coming up for this season?

Al Jean: The 27th we have our premiere, starring Seth Rogen, and he co-wrote the script. And it’s an episode where Comic Book Guy creates a character called Everyman who gets the power of any comic book he touches. And they try to make a Dark Knight-type of movie out of it because they’re so desperate for any new characters. And Comic Book Guy has casting approval, so he says that Homer gets to be the lead. And Homer gets a trainer who quits, so Homer’s weight fluctuates wildly from scene to scene. You see him muscular and then you see him flying through the air fat with a sandwich, and it’s a pretty terrible movie. And the issue is whether Comic Book Guy is going to give it a bad review, because that’s what he does, or whether he’s going to sell out to Hollywood.

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09/25/2009 | Interviews, Television | Comments Off on Interview with The Simpsons’ Al Jean

Roundtable discussion with Toy Story 3 director, Lee Unkrich

The folks over at HitFix recently participated in a roundtable discussion with Lee Unkrich, director of next year’s Toy Story 3. The interview touches upon a variety of subjects including whether or not the visual style of Toy Story will carry over to Toy Story 3.

Unkrich responds, “We couldn’t make a “3” that looked completely different than the first two; however, as a studio and both technologically and artistically, we’ve made great strides over the last fifteen years. I mean, you look at “Ratatouille,” it’s just a gorgeous, gorgeous film. And so you want to take advantage of that, but at the same time, you want the world to feel familiar, so that was one of our big challenges at the beginning, working… luckily I had Bob Pauley who was the original production designer for the first “Toy Story”. He designed Buzz Lightyear. He’s my production designer on this film. We all worked very hard to have the world… and it’s a constant challenge to have the world feel familiar, but to take advantage of what we can do now artistically. So if you look at “Toy Story” and then “Toy Story 2,” there was a big leap in the look of the film. You know, just to be geeky, we were able to use depth of fields, which is something we couldn’t do on the first film at all. Suddenly we could use focus and depth to augment our visuals. We’ve made even more exponential leaps doing “3”. We had to rebuild everything. It’s not like these characters were sitting on a disk somewhere waiting to be used again. We had to rebuild them completely from scratch, and along the way we were able to give them more sophistication in their look and in their controls.

Read the rest of the interview at HitFix.

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08/24/2009 | Films, Interviews | Comments Off on Roundtable discussion with Toy Story 3 director, Lee Unkrich

‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Actor Michael Madsen

Movie tough guy Michael Madsen provides the voice of Kilowog, the enforcer with a heart, in Green Lantern: First Flight, the next DC Universe animated original PG-13 movie coming to DVD and Blu-ray on July 28, 2009. It will also be available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View as well as a digital download on the same date.

Madsen offered some surprising, honest answers following his recording for Green Lantern: First Flight, providing his thoughts and recollections of acting, the oddities of fan perceptions, sibling rivalries, pumping gas for the stars, and his cleanest definition of Kilowog’s favorite word, “poozer.”

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06/04/2009 | DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments Off on ‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ Q&A with Actor Michael Madsen