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Monday, October 28th, 2019

Podcast: A Demo Of Our Animation Archive Database

In this podcast, the archive director Stephen Worth demonstrates our database of reference material and outlines our plans for the future. If you are an animator, cartoonist or illustrator, you will want to be a part of Animation Resources. JOIN TODAY at this link… https://animationresources.org/membership/levels/

Many thanks to Alex Camarillo and Michael Amato for engineering this podcast, and also to our friend Skip Heller for composing the theme song.

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Fall is time to save when you join Animation Resources as a student member! For the month of October our Student Membership will be discounted to only $50/year! Best of all, you will continue to get that savings every year you renew as a student for up to three years! Yes, this applies to full time educators too! Why should you join? Each week we’ll be highlighting more reasons why you should be a member of Animation Resources!

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Animation Resources membership is offered at a discounted rate for full time students and educators. After sign-up you will be required to email a photo of your current student ID card or proof of educational employment to verify your status. Renewals at the student rate is limited to three years. Invest in yourself by becoming a member of Animation Resources.


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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Interview: Bob Givens- Grand Old Man Of Animation

Bob Givens (March 2, 1918 – December 14, 2017)
Thank you for being so generous with us at Animation Resources, Bob. We’ll never forget you.

Bob Givens

In November of 2008, Will Finn, Mike Fontanelli, JoJo Baptista, Michael Woodside and I were treated to nearly three hours of fabulous stories from Bob Givens relating to his half century in the animation business. I’ve included the whole interview as two Quicktime movies…

Bob Givens

You’ll notice that the kinds of stories that Bob relates here are quite different from what you might have read. When I first met Bob, I asked him if he had read any of the books written on the subject of animation history. He was blunt. “A lot of it is bologna. Those books are written by people who weren’t there… people who have never set foot in an animation studio.” This is a sentiment that I’ve heard expressed by a lot of the "old timers" I’ve had the privilege of being able to speak to. But Bob may be the last one left. We’re all lucky to have this opportunity to virtually sit at the feet of a "golden age" animator and hear about his experiences in his own words.

Bob Givens

Bob began his career as an Assistant Animator at Disney. His raw talent led him to be assigned to assist the Grim Natwick unit on Snow White. Please correct me in the comments if I’m wrong, but I believe that Bob is the last surviving member of the Snow White crew.

Private Snafu

During WWII, Bob was a part of the First Motion Picture Unit producing training films for the war effort.

Bob Givens

At Warner Bros, Bob designed the character models for the first true Bugs Bunny cartoon, "A Wild Hare", as well as providing background layouts and story sketches for countless Jones, Freleng, Avery and McKimson cartoons.

Linus the Lionhearted

Givens’ career continued to flourish throughout the television era. He worked on the first TV cartoon, Jay Ward’s Crusader Rabbit, as well as Clampett’s Beany & Cecil, Post Cereal’s Linus the Lionhearted and Hanna Barbera’s The Flintstones. Along with Bernie Gruver, Givens designed the classic "Raid Bug" spots for Cascade, and continued to work steadily into his 80s, retiring in 2001 after laying out Chuck Jones’ Timber Wolf.

Bob Givens

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Many thanks to Bob Givens for sharing his experiences with us, to Mike Fontanelli and Will Finn for taking time out of their busy schedules to speak with Bob, and to Michael Woodside and JoJo Baptista for producing this video.

Will Finn posts his impressions of the interview on his blog, Small Room.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Animation Interviews 001: Michael Woodside and Andrew Chesworth


Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYMOwHsHUgE

In this podcast Animation Resources Vice President Michael Woodside interviews Animator/Designer/Director Andrew Chesworth. They discuss the journey that led Andrew into a career in Animation through MAKE, Walt Disney Animation Studios and beyond. Other topics include his creative process and influences. Both students and professionals will find plenty of thought provoking ideas in this podcast. Posted June 19th, 2017 / Length: 58:46

Check out some of Andrew’s work on his Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user1517849

If you are an animator, cartoonist or illustrator, you should be a member of Animation Resources. JOIN TODAY at this link… https://animationresources.org/membership/levels/

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/animationresources/
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/animationpodcasts/

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