Two friends have directed animated films coming out this month. Tony Stacchi’s THE MONKEY KING (on Netflix) & Jim Capobianco’s THE INVENTOR (in US cinemas).READ MORE..
Before becoming coming a Saturday morning cartoon powerhouse, the STARTOONS studio was briefly located in downtown Chicago, where I worked for them one summer.READ MORE..
Animation tends to be an endless discussion until the money runs out, so I’m fond of this kooky title sequence for “とんねるずのみなさんのおかげでした” where there was no discussion at all.READ MORE..
I often don’t realise that I’m in a sweet spot till much later, but working on FRANKENSTEIN, I knew my luck even at the time.READ MORE..
This story makes me deeply nostalgic for a seaside Italian childhood that I never actually had.READ MORE..
Sometimes the budgets & schedules were too restrictive to make anything good, but a lot was learned during fast & cheap experimentation.READ MORE..
When a crisis hits, it forces a rethink, about who we are and what we bring to the world.READ MORE..
The great thing about directing an animated commercial was designing characters, storyboard, layouts and animation too.READ MORE..
Today is the sixth anniversary of the day I almost left this mortal coil. Ever since, December 26th has become my own personal day of thanksgiving, where I count myself lucky to be here at all. This year I’d like to write about the landmark year of 2016, when I worked on “MARY POPPINS RETURNS” … Read more