May 6, 2008
Tooned In-to great interviews with top animation folk
Sharon Colman, Scots native and Academy Award nominee for her film "Badgered"
What do Lou Romano, Sharon Colman, Mikhail Aldashin, Brad Bird, Steve Hickner and Dave Hilberman have in common?
Well, besides all being part of our wide world of animation they've all been the subjects of (online streaming) interviews conducted by Tee Bosustow, a charming and intrepid gentleman who describes himself as a "late-blooming animation fan", deferring when his surname is exclaimed upon to his brother and father, both of whom made distinguished careers in the business.
His father Steve Bosustow was one of the founders of UPA, no less.
Tee has made quite a start at compiling a resource of interviews with animation pros on his Toon IN site. I ran into him some months ago when he met up with Sharon for her interview, and he's been plenty busy since then getting the site up and adding names you'd all want to hear from. His mission statement mentions a desire(already borne out)to focus on the international as well as the more known, local scene-always a good thing.
I'm plugging this as I find far too few people know about it-and I admit I've been remiss in not seeking out these interviews before. They're great to listen to while at the cintiq. Along with Clay Kaytis' Animation Podcast, Toon In is a definite bookmark to revisit regularly. Which reminds me-don't miss Clay's brand new(as of this writing) Part One of an interview with Ken Duncan-it's tops.