In the final installment of the TAG Mark Kirkland interview, Mark reminisces about CalArts and the Disney old guard that taught there: Ken O'Connor, T. Hee, Jules Engel, Moe Gollub, Elmer Plummer, and Jack Hannah among others...
And the decades-old disputes and arguments that continued on in the halls and classrooms of CalArts. Who did what on Fantasia? Who did the models for the "Mushroom Dance"? Who was A-list talent and who B-list?
ABOVE: Jules Engel. BELOW: Mark Kirkland and Jules Engel.
Mark concludes by explaining how the lessons taught by all these artist/teachers has translated to his work on The Simpsons.
(I used a small, micro-recorder for these interviews -- which is fairly obvious. There were also a couple of rambunctious cats who injected themselves into the proceedings.)
Hit the Play button on the widget to listen to part 4 of the interview, or click on this link to download it.