Monday, August 29, 2011

The Randy Cartwright Interview - Part I

Randy Cartwright was part of the Disney animation renaissance that happened in the 1970s ...

TAG Interview with Randy Cartwright

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He's been working as an animator, story artist, and supervisor for the past thirty-five years.

Trained in art and motion pictures at UCLA, Randy submitted multiple portfolios to Disney veteran Eric Larson before being hired by the studio in July 1975. During his first week on the lot, he was invited by supervising animator John Lounsbery to view a rough cut of The Rescuers, and ended up working on it as Ollie Johnston's assistant. When Ollie retired, it was a couple of quick steps to the position of supervising animator.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice! Love to hear from the old Disney animators. Keep em' coming.

Floyd Norman said...

I never thought the day would come when Randy Cartwright would be referred to as an "old Disney animator."

Steve Hulett said...

You live long enough, you become a seasoned veteran.

(All relative.)

Call me, Mr. Norman. I long for the sound of your voice.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

Heh, and I really only knew about Randy for his student film "Room & Board" which I saw a long time ago from the VHS tape to "Fantastic Animation Festival".

Anonymous said...

Randy Cartwright, one of the GREAT heroes of animation! WHOO HOOO!!!!!

Steve Hulett said...

More Randy tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

That just might be too much information Steve...

Anonymous said...

Bwahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Poor don bluth. What a kook. No wonder he's not so fondly remembered. Jim Jones had NOTHING on his cultish personality. How sad.

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