Animation, Interview, Movies, Television

Animation for All with Gia Ligammari

Ali interviews storyboard artist, Gia Ligammari, whose credits include The Angry Birds Movie 2, Jellystone, Inside Job and the upcoming Tiny Toons Adventure reboot, Tiny Toons Looniversity. Gia shares about her creative influences, favorite things to draw, thoughts on live-action reboots, imposter syndrome and creative block, advice for young artists and much more!

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Gia Ligammari
Animation, Interview, Movies, Television

A Composer’s Mindset with Kevin Manthei

Ali interviews TV, film and video game composer, Kevin Manthei. He shares about his musical influences, how he got his start composing for video games, his process for scoring an episode of TV, working as the series composer on Invader ZIM and stepping back into the world for Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, what went into creating “Peace Is Nice,” his thoughts on creative block, advice for aspiring composers, current projects and more!

Check out the following links for more of Kevin’s work:

Interview, Movies, Television, Writing

Learning the Art and Craft of Screenwriting with Jacob Krueger

Ali interviews award-winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director, as well as the founder of Jacob Krueger Studio, Jacob Krueger. Jake shares his journey into screenwriting and founding the studio, his thoughts on starting a project from character, plot or process, a deeper look into what’s behind writer’s block, the effect of negative and positive self-talk about your own writing, a different approach to the well-known concept of show, don’t tell and much more!

Visit writeyourscreenplay.com and check out the Write Your Screenplay Podcast.

Jacob Krueger
Animation, Movies

Shrek + Shrek 2

Ali discusses the breakout hit DreamWorks movie, Shrek, and her personal favorite film of the franchise, Shrek 2, recounting the irreverent humor, sweet moments and timeless themes all wrapped up in a fun fairy tale universe.

Shrek and Shrek 2

Animation, Movies

The Lion King Movies

Ali discusses the iconic Disney movie, The Lion King (1994), its direct-to-video sequel, The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998), as well as its clever retelling, The Lion King 1½ (2004). She shares her thoughts on everything that makes the original film such an absolute masterpiece. She also reminisces about seeing The Lion King musical on Broadway, and she compares the original movie to the 2019 remake. Hakuna matata!

The Lion King movies
Animation, Movies

Toy Story Movies

Ali discusses Pixar’s first feature film, Toy Story (1995), and its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Toy Story 4 (2019). She shares her favorite moments from each movie that make up this phenomenal franchise and capture the universal themes of friendship, growing up, purpose and unconditional love.

Toy Story movies

Animation, List, Movies, Writing

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Ali discusses Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling compiled by former Pixar storyboard artist, Emma Coats, drawing examples from different Pixar films along the way.

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling