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Episode: VIDEO: Animator Joe Murray gave modern life to Rocko and Camp Lazlo; let's see w
Podcast: Mr. Media
Veröffentlicht: vor 7 Jahren, am 28.12.2010 um 18:00
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Rocko's Modern Life, created by Joe Murray
Mr. Media Radio

Joe Murray has a natural flair for animation and characters that are bursting with character.

But between you and me?and I gotta be honest here?he is also responsible for creating some of the ugliest cartoon characters in history. Have you ever really looked at Rocko, the star of his original Nickelodeon hit, Rocko?s Modern Life?

What is that?

And Lazlo?OMG!


Camp Lazlo, also created by Joe Murray
But his cartoons look great, despite the somewhat hideous characters, and kids love them. I know this first hand; my almost 14-year-old daughter to this day insists she is Camp Lazlo?s #1 fan.

Murray, the creator of all this madness, just published a fascinating book called Creating Animated Cartoons with Character: A Guide to Developing and Producing Your Own Series for TV, the Web, and Short Film. Even if you?re not a wannabe animated but just a fan of the art, you?ll find plenty to read about here. The book is packed with practical information, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, rare production sketches and Q&As with an array of familiar animators, from Craig McCracken, creator of The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter?s Laboratory to the creator and voice of SpongeBob Squarepants, respectively, Steve Hillenberg and Tom Kenny.

Speaking of Kenny, we'll give a listen to Murray and Kenny at work on a new series they?re developing for KaBoingTV.com, Frog in a Suit. We?ll also have an actual sneak preview from Frog in a Suit in the second half of today?s show.

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Hear it now!JOE MURRAY audio excerpt: "I have never been introduced before by talking about the hideousness of my characters! Rocko and Lazlo are my children! But the characters are all about imperfections." 

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You can LISTEN to this interview with JOE MURRAY, creator of ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE and CAMP LAZLO, by clicking the audio player above or WATCH it on the video player below!

'Rocko's Modern Life' and 'Camp Lazlo' creator Joe Murray talks to Mr. Media (061610) from Bob Andelman on Vimeo.

Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including 'The Profiler' with Pat Brown, 'Built From Scratch' with the founders of The Home Depot, and 'Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.' ? Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.

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