Show 21 Dale Baer

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I’m still pinching myself, that this conversation happened… I’ve wanted to talk to Dale for as long as I can remember!
One of the most talented and endearing people in animation, Dale hardly needs an introduction. A student of the Nine Old Men, towards the end of the golden age of animation, his forty years the in the industry has seen him to supervise Yzma, in Emperor’s New Groove, Alameda Slim and Junior in Home on the Range, Wilbur in Meet the Robinson’s, and Owl, in Winnie the Pooh. The list of movies and commercials he has worked on, is the longest list of anyone’s I’ve seen!!

We discuss his career and the changes he has seen in the industry, including the change over from the Nine Old Men and the turn of films, from traditional animation to CG animation. For me, this chat was delightful and insightful. I hope it is for you too! Enjoy.

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  1. India Swift September 10, 2015 5:19 am  Reply

    What a great interview! Thank you so much both Dale and Samantha.
    Dale has a really fascinating story, and it was so SO interesting for me to hear about the way that the veteran classical animators are utilised – and not utilised – by Disney, especially during the production of Moana. It goes without saying that I agree that CG animation could benefit enormously through the input of the 2D greats. But there. I said it anyway.

    Always great to hear the opinions of Animation legends in regards to subjects like appeal, breakdowns, and acting choices, too. Such great questions, as usual.

    Great listening, really enjoyed the show.

    • Sandra September 17, 2015 4:26 am  Reply

      Thanks so much India!
      It’s hard to hear… but it’s good to hear it too, because I feel we’re all going to face that situation ( or the like) at some point.
      Dale is such a genuine person. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed it too :)

  2. Chus September 16, 2015 11:36 pm  Reply

    The link for subscribing to the podcast through android doesn’t work…or that seems to be for me.
    Does anybody has the same problem? Thanks

    • Sandra September 17, 2015 4:22 am  Reply

      Hey Chus, I’m not sure it ever worked… I set it up for iTunes. But outside of that I’m not sure. You might be able to find/subscribe directly on Lybsyn? Sorry, I’m not very techie. If I find a solution, I’ll let you know.

  3. Jason Campbell September 18, 2015 3:58 pm  Reply

    Great interview, though it breaks my heart to hear that anyone wouldn’t want to have his ideas, input or draw overs on scenes and poses. I would give just about anything to have a resource like that available to me and irritate the mess out of him trying to soak it all in. Thanks for this.


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