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Chris Prynoski has many TV and film credits, including Metalocalypse on Cartoon Network and his own creation, the series MTV Downtown, which was nominated for a primetime Emmy. He has also had a directing credit on MTV's Daria and the Hallucination Sequence of Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, which was nominated for "Best Animated Sequence in a Feature Film" by the National Cartoonists Society. Chris has created the opening title for MTV's The Osbournes, special animation for Roswell, an animated "Foot Long Hot Dog Inventor" spot for Budweiser and, among other projects, a Dexter's Lab spoof with They Might Be Giants for Cartoon Network. Recently he has also directed the Flash series Prison: Life in the Big House for the Global Tantrum website, and The Amazing Screw-On Head.
Interview with animator Chris Prynoski.
We discuss why he decided to become an animator; Ralph Bakshi's Heavy Traffic and Wizards; the Hubleys; Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit and Creature Comforts; what's involved in directing an animated feature; how directing the he hallucination sequence from Beavis and Butt-Head Do America opened a lot of doors for him; working for MTV's Beavis and Butthead and Daria; Adult Swim; help from Rob Zombie; how he keeps himself fresh after working on a scene over and over again; how the role of the animation director has changed over the years; his feelings about digital animation; contemporary animators who are blowing his mind; the perception in the U.S. that animation and comic books is for kids; what brought about the current renaissance in U.S. animation; why he thinks we aren't seeing more CGI animation from Korea and Japan; forthcoming projects from his studio, Titmouse, Inc.; how Titmouse, Inc. began.
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Featured song is "Saturday Morning Cartoons" by Just Jaycob.