The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Adult Swim’s Dave Willis
This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff talks to Dave Willis, who has worked on Adult Swim’s Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and the new Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell. They talk about how he got started in the business, working on Space Ghost and Aqua Teen and making the transition from cartoon to live-action.
“There’s a lot of ways to make cartoons, and I think you can make them without plots. But I don’t think you can make them without great characters.” – Dave Willis on what makes a great cartoon.
“The basic premise of the show you’ve seen depicted many many times in the New Yorker, Far Side, TBS had a cartoon show about hell a few years ago, but to do it live action visually I don’t think you’ve really seen that. Visually there is nothing else like it out there, and comedically I just think it is funnier in live action.” – Dave Willis on why he decided to make Your Pretty Face live action instead of a cartoon show.
“We had a guy who worked on [Avid editing systems] and came and saw what we did and he said, ‘The machine’s not meant to do that.'” – Dave Willis on how much work there was to do with the cartoons.
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