GREAT INTERVIEW: Genndy Tartakovsky – Hotel Transylvania

 

Hotel Transylvania sets record for biggest September opening of all time!” 

Best known for the Cartoon Network’s animated TV series Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack, and Dexter’s Laboratory, Animator/Director/Producer Genndy Tartakovsky talks about his feature film Directing debut on Sony Pictures Animation’s  Hotel Transylvania

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LA TimesGenndy Tartakovsky on making Hotel Transylvania:
“I took all the aesthetics I like from 2-D and applied them here. I don’t want to do animation to mimic reality. I want to push reality. You want to have your own identity. You don’t want to have an expression that Pixar has. That was super important to me. In 2-D, the way you draw defines you, but in CG the computer takes away your identity. I wanted to make sure the movie had my point of view.”

Cartoon Brew – on Hotel Transylvania:
“… it’s time for Hollywood’s CG features to evolve – and it looks like it will take a cartoonist to blaze that trail. I like what Genndy is bringing to the table – a sense of style and humor that pushes (however slightly) what a modern day animated feature can be. It’s a small refreshing step in a exciting direction – and I look forward to seeing where this could go.”

Everything Is A Remix: THE MATRIX

A new addendum to Kirby Ferguson’s web series Everything Is A Remix (which I’ve promoted previously) is up.  This is a slick exploration of subtle and not-so-subtle film and literature references in the film The Matrix.  Some you may know, some you may not.

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(WARNING: Some scenes are not appropriate for all ages and contain violence)

EDITED BY Robert Grigsby Wilson
PRODUCED BY Kirby Ferguson and Robert Grigsby Wilson
WRITTEN BY Cynthia Closkey
VISUAL EFFECTS BY Blake Loyd
CROWDSOURCED AT erxprod.wordpress.com

Bonus Feature:
Everything is a Remix
– Part #3: The Elements of Creativity
Put together by writer, director, editor Kirby Ferguson

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