Friday, July 27, 2012

The John Kimball Interview -- Part III


TAG Interview with John Kimball

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John Kimball returned to the Disney Company in 1987, during the formative years of a new corporate division called "Disney Television Animation." ...

Over the next decade and a half, Mr. Kimball worked on a string of TV Animation projects, everything from episodics to direct-to-video features. (He worked, for example, on the first sequel to the theatrical feature Aladdin.)

Over time, John grew more and more frustrated with his work at Disney TVA, because the division limited the responsibilities of directors. His last gig before retirement, directing episodes of Nickelodeon's Chalk Zone.

"Nick let us actually direct."

Mr, Kimball now divides his time between music and writing.

4 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Feel a little let down there isn't a top 5 here (as well as hearing some of John's thoughts on the industry today), but still a nice interview none the less.

By the way, although John mentioned doing dream sequences in Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure, the opening credits of the film list him as animating The Loonie Knight.

Michael Sporn said...

John Kimball animated the dream sequences as well as the lead on the Looney Knight in Raggedy Ann.

Steve Hulett said...

I was on the verge of asking John to list his "Top Five," but decided -- spur of the moment -- that I have been overdoing that particular bit.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I'm sure it gets old.

I notice that quirk in podcasting where things become too routine and you never stop.

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