Episode: 219

 

What’s Inside 219

 

Larry Houston (https://www.larry-houston.com/) talks about working in animation as a writer, director, producer, and storyboard artist on shows such as “X-Men the Animated Series”, “Spider-Man”, “Mighty Orbots”, “Fantastic Four”, and more!

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Larry Houston (https://twitter.com/xmendirector) talks about keeping souvenirs from all of his projects, working with Stan Lee and Margaret Loesch to create “X-Men the Animated Series”, butting heads with network executives on “X-Men”, and thinking there would only be 1 season of “X-Men”.

16:28 SEGMENT 2: Larry Houston talks about using the character Swarm in “Spider-Man”, whether he prefers storyboarding or writing, being a lifelong fan of superheroes, drawing comics while at his day job testing computers, getting hired at Filmation, becoming the first black storyboard artist for a Saturday cartoon, failing art tests, working on “Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars”, and working on “Community” to bring the “GI Joe” art style to life for their show.

29:38 SEGMENT 3: Larry Houston talks about the “Karate Kid” animated series, using his instincts to make mundane scripts more exciting, adding hidden Marvel characters into “X-Men”, and his favorite underrated projects.

41:05 SEGMENT 4: Larry Houston talks about what he learned during his time at Filmation, adapting to the animation style for different shows, working on “TMNT” and “Fantastic Four”, and creating prints for fans through his website at (https://www.larry-houston.com/)

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