Toon-In-Talk Episode 02: Interview with Scott Christian Sava

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Hello and welcome to the second episode of Fanboy Nation’s Toon-In-Talk, your rendezvouz for animation interviews.  This episode features the animation jack-of-all-trades Scott Christian Sava, who is currently writing and directing the brand new animated feature film Animal Crackers.  Scott is known for his animated work for such studios as Cartoon Network, Disney, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Universal, Lucas Film, and more.   He’s also written the excellent webcomic The Dreamland Chronicles.  In episode two, Whitney and Scott talk about his career

Show Notes

  • Whitney gets some housekeeping out of the way: check out the new Toon-In Talk Website and feel free to contact her about suggesting or being a guest on the show.
  • Naybeth Díaz designed the extra cool Toon-In Talk logo and cover art.
  • Whitney shares some details on her new book about Lotte Reiniger and the first animated movie ever created.
  • Scott is storyteller.  He writes the thrilling webcomic The Dreamland Chronicles and recently he started production on a full length animated movie called Animal Crackers.
  • Another of his books The Luckiest Boy was put into production buy another studio.
  • In 1990, became an intern at Sega and tried his hand at being an animator.  He worked animation jobs during the day and worked on comic books at night.
  • He never had any groundbreaking training in animation, just tried his hand at many things.
  • Scott was doing A LOT work for Haim Saban Entertainment’s Power Rangers.  Because he received so much work, Scott decided to form Blue Dream Studio to keep up with the input.
  • Blue Dream kept growing and it has done work for Spider-Man, X-Files, Alien vs. Predator, and more.
  • Blue Dream speciality is character animation.  They’ve fleshed out TV pilots  for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon as well as animation for videogames.
  • The Dreamland Chronicles is inspired by Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland.
  • Scott draws his inspiration from other people’s work and says his own creations are amalgamation of them.
  • Before he started Animal Crackers, Scott didn’t think he could write a script.  Through  encouragement, he wrote a script and some animation contacts helped him get production started.
  • During the process, he learned that he had to become to producer to get the movie made.
  • Tony Bancroft will be co-directing the movie with Scott.  Tony was a Disney animator who worked  at the Mouse House during the Disney Renaissance.
  • Dean Lorey will be the writer and he’s worked on Arrested Development, My Wife and Kids, and Major Pain.
  • To find a character designer, Scott did an IMDB search of movies he like.  He signed Carter Goodrich for the character designer and he’s worked on Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and The Croods.
  • To create the Animal Crackers short, Scott put on his producer hat and persuaded his animation friends to make it.
  • The movie is about a guy named Owen who inherits a circus and a box of animal crackers from his uncle.  He learns that the animal crackers are magical and transform the eater into whatever animal the shape of the cookie is.
  • Whitney and Scott talk about magical animal cookie logistics.
  • Scott is also the art director for his film and might even do a voice.  It’s a small budget film, so he’ll be doing a lot of jobs on the movie.
  • Scott explains what a bondsman is and Whitney wonders if he’s taking lessons from The Thief and the Cobbler.
  • Whitney is curious about who will be providing music for the movie and Scott wants to see if he can do a rock n’ roll cover of Shirley Temple’s Animal Crackers.”
  • Scott’s sons and his extended family want parts in the film.
  • The movie is projected to come out in fall 2016.
  • Whitney tries to guess who the film’s distributor is.

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