View Full Version : An Old Don Bluth interview
08-02-2011, 11:06 AM
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... there used to be a magazine called 'Animator' in the UK. In 1990 they printed a couple of articles on Don and his studio in Ireland. I finally got round to dusting my old magazines down and thought I'd share these couple of articles.
I've posted the individual pages on my old blog (http://madeinconsett.blogspot.com/) + a link to download the pdf via google docs. It's a bit of an experiment because I've never used google docs before but I tried it and the download worked fine.
08-02-2011, 11:31 AM
I remember finding that issue in a comic book store back issue bin and snatched it right up. That cover alone was enough to draw me in. I'd guess that the magazine had been published the previous year or so and there were many magazines delving into animation deeply yet so finding this this magazine was a real treat.
A lot of the old Animator issues are online and there are some great interviews and animation lessons to be found in them. I particularly enjoyed the ones from Art Babbit.
The rest (or at least most) of the content from this issue can be found here:
08-02-2011, 03:15 PM
That's a great link to a resource I never realised existed! It's nice to see those old articles reproduced as if new.
I can't begin to put into words how much these magazines meant to me as a young student of animation in a time when there really wasn't a great deal of information available.(B.C.-Before Computers:laughing:) I used to await with great anticipation each publication and once they arrived, I would read them over and over.
I'm pleased to say that I still have every single magazine although they are a bit worn, at least now I'll be able to read the articles without causing further wear and tear! Thanks Rodney.
08-03-2011, 05:11 AM
I used to await with great anticipation each publication and once they arrived, I would read them over and over.
There sure is a whole lot more available today than there was B.C.!
This article really got into the thick of things and I love how it delves deeply into the production of animated films. The images were excellent also and the article even had those flipbook images in the lower right corner. Fun stuff and an exciting time to be learning about animation.
Every time I turned around back in those days I found myself saying... "Ah! So that's how it's done!" :)
08-03-2011, 08:43 AM
Cool, I've never seen that before. Thanks Stewart!
08-08-2011, 02:23 PM
Thanks. I am downloading, printing and keeping. Great articles and I love the Jeremy model sheet.
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