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#154: Michael Cusack on creating iconic cartoons

By Jordan Michaelides

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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