Video: A Question to Don Bluth

marzgurl | Aug 20 2013 | one 

You’ll want your volume up for Don’s answer, but it’s worth it! I’m sorry you can’t quite really see him. I’m blown away by this man’s hard work, his ethics, and his continued open mindedness and active imagination. His insight not only on how to draw but how to really make a character come alive is something that not only every animator but every story teller should take note of. This opportunity to ask him this one single question at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline theater after a showing of An American Tale was one of the most important moments in my recent life. I was so happy, I could have cried, and very nearly did. It’s more than about being a fan, it’s that this man’s work has been with me my whole life, and I don’t know what my life would have been like if not for some of those earliest pictures he and Gary Goldman made with Amblin.

  • Chris

    Awesome.

    Where was this? It seems like quite a different setting to a normal convention.

    It’s so weird to know that this is the guy whose work influenced so much of my childhood through his work, which in the end shapes a lot of your tastes and sensibilities straight through to adult years.

    Must have been something else to have been there, talking with the guy who made such an impact on your childhood, let alone getting to stand there, shake his hand and get a picture with him. Gratz, Marz.