#154: Michael Cusack on creating iconic cartoons

By Jordan Michaelides
January 28, 2020

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Michael Cusack is an Animator, Filmmaker, and Creator of cartoons such as Koala Man, Damo & Darren, YOLO and Bushworld Adventures.

In this episode we covered:

  • Cereal & marketing

  • Growing up in Wollongong

  • Why animation?

  • The Michael Cusack brand

  • Working with Justin Roiland

  • Aussie film industry

  • Process start to end

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SHOW NOTES: 

00:29 - Welcome to Uncommon

01:18 - Guest introduction

01:55 - Cereal & marketing

07:17 - Effective altruism

09:14 - Growing up in Wollongong

14:28 - Why is he in Melbourne?

17:57 - Quentin Tarantino

21:30 - Why animation?

35:14 - The Michael Cusack brand

41:16 - Adobe Flash & older work

49:00 - Working with Justin Roiland

53:00 - Aussie film industry

01:02:28 -  Adobe Animate

01:07:20 - Process start to end

01:12:35 - Fans

01:13:20 - Franken-animator

01:14:37 - Top 3 movies

01:16:00 - A book he’d gift

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