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Skwigly Podcast: Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson (‘Anomalisa’)

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In the latest episode of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we welcome Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, directors of the stunning stop-motion feature film Anomalisa, currently out in UK cinemas. Kaufman, a well-established and respected screenwriter whose filmography includes Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and his directorial debut Synecdoche New York, originally created the story of Anomalisa as an avant-garde stage play, later approached by animation producer Dino Stamatopoulos to develop it as a stop-motion animation. Paired with Duke Johnson, whose own work includes the acclaimed Community animated special as well as work on the TV series Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, the boldly-realised Anomalisa has been met with near-universal praise and stands out as one of the most fascinating animation projects of the last year.

Also discussed in this episode are the recent British Animation Awards, slightly-less-disappointing new Ghostbusters footage, the strange familiarity of the latest Powerpuff Girls iteration and ‘that’ British Airways video. Stream the latest episode below or direct download here.

To catch up on the podcast so far be sure to visit the Podcasts section of the site and, so as not to miss out on any future episodes, you can subscribe on iTunes!

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