The /Filmcast Interview: Producer Don Hahn

The /Filmcast Interview is a series of conversations with actors, directors, and other key figures from the entertainment industry. In this episode, David Chen speaks with legendary producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Emperor’s New Groove, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) about the animation industry, the making of Beauty and the Beast 3D, and Hahn’s new book, The Alchemy of Animation.

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Topics Discussed

  • What are the trends in animation you’ve found most significant?
  • Hand drawn animation
  • The Little Matchgirl (buy this movie on iTunes now!)
  • Stop motion animation
  • Cinematography in animated films
  • The 3D version of Beauty and the Beast
  • The academy award for Best Animated Film
  • What excites you most about animation right now?
  • The Alchemy of Animation

A big thanks to Andy Sorcini from The Drill Down podcast for making this interview possible. Don Hahn will be signing copies of his book, The Alchemy of Animation, at 7 PM this Thursday, December 11th, at the Barnes and Noble on 210 Americana Way in Glendale, CA.

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The /Filmcast: After Dark – Ep. 27 (GUEST: Seth Gordon)

The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, Dave, Peter, Devindra, and Adam are joined by special guest director Seth Gordon to chat about The King of Kong, Four Christmases, and the art of filmmaking. Thanks for all your questions, e-mails, and voicemails (781-583-1993)! Hit the jump to see the full list of topics.

Seth Gordon’s newest film, Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, is in theaters today.

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The /Filmcast Interview is a series of conversations with actors, directors, and other key figures from the entertainment industry. In this episode, David speaks with Tomas Alfredson, the director of Let the Right One In, about his film’s success, its aesthetic, and its reception at international film festivals. Let the Right One In will be in NY and LA starting Friday, October 22nd. CLICK HERE for a list of U.S. release date and locales. We’ll also be reviewing this film on the /Filmcast on Monday night.

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The /Filmcast Interview: Clark Duke

The /Filmcast Interview is a series of conversations with actors, directors, and other key figures from the entertainment industry. In this episode, David speaks with Sex Drive actor Clark Duke about R-rated comedies, Directors’ Cuts of films, and “Unrated Edition” DVDs. Sex Drive will be in theaters on October 17, 2008.

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The /Filmcast Interview: Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

The /Filmcast Interview is a series of conversations with actors, directors, and other key figures from the entertainment industry. In this episode, David speaks with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci about their new Fox series Fringe, the role of MacGuffins in their work, and the possibility of a third Transformers film. The DJ Caruso film Eagle Eye, which both Orci and Kurtzman produced, will be in theaters on Friday.

Have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Want to be interviewed on the /Filmcast? Feel free to e-mail us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com. You can also call and leave a voicemail at (781) 583-1993. Join us on Monday night at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST as we review Eagle Eye, live on the /Filmcast.

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The /Filmcast Interview: Michelle Monaghan

The /Filmcast Interview is a series of interviews with movie stars, directors, and other key figures from the film industry. In this episode, David speaks with Michelle Monaghan about her rise to stardom, working on Gone Baby Gone, and her role in the upcoming D.J. Caruso film, Eagle Eye. You can experience Eagle Eye in advance by going to EagleEyeFreeFall.

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The /Filmcast Interview – D.J. Caruso

The /Filmcast Interviews are a series of interviews with movie stars, directors, and other key figures from the film industry. In this episode, David speaks with director D.J. Caruso about directing television compared to directing movies, working on The Shield, and the making of his latest film, Eagle Eye. You can experience Eagle Eye in advance by going to EagleEyeFreeFall. The full text of this interview is available for your reading pleasure after the jump.

Have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Want to be interviewed on the /Filmcast? Feel free to e-mail us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com. You can also call and leave a voicemail at (781) 583-1993. Tune in on Monday night at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST as we review Burn After Reading with Eric D. Snider.

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David Chen: DJ Caruso thank you so much for speaking with us today on the SlashFilmcast.

DJ Caruso: Absolutely, I’m glad to be here.

David Chen: So DJ I was looking through your IMDB page and I realized that I’ve actually been following your career for over a decade since you worked on VR5
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The /Filmcast Interview – Rich Moore

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The /Filmcast Interviews are a series of interviews with movie stars, directors, and other key figures from the film industry. In this episode, David speaks with partner and animation director of Rough Draft Studios, Rich Moore, about the history of Futurama, the upcoming Bender’s Game, and his next project, Sit Down, Shut Up, with Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz.

Have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Want to be interviewed on the /Filmcast? Feel free to e-mail us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com. You can also call and leave a voicemail at (781) 583-1993. Tune in on Monday night at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST as we review Death Race with Paul Scheer from Human Giant.

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