In this extended conversation with Portland animator Paul Harrod, we hear more about his adventures working with filmmaker Wes Anderson, as well as the likes of Lily Tomlin, Eddie Murphy, and Larry Wilmore.
During a recent trip to the Burning Man arts festival, Paul answered a call from Anderson, who was gearing up to follow his first stop-motion film Fantastic Mr Fox with a new animated feature. Paul was brought aboard as production designer for Isle of Dogs, spending nearly two years in England helping create a sprawling miniature world.
Paul also talks with S.W. Conser about his early days in animation, buiding sets for Pee-Wee's Playhouse, sculpting California Raisins for Will Vinton, and directing episodes of the breakthrough animated TV series The PJs.
The original broadcast version of this episode can be found at this link.