As He Got the Gold: As a Director of The Simpsons’ episode “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind”, nominated for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program in 2008
To win now for the Noms: Emmy, for his first nomination.
The Emmy’s memoirs: “It all happened so fast. As we sat there, I asked our supervising director, if I should go on the stage if we won. He looked at me as if I was crazy. A few minutes later, the assistant director asked me the same question, so I’m not quite so clueless. Then I said to the assistant director and animation timer, ‘Well, now we know how it is!'”
Inspired and Dedicated: “To the UCLA film school, my roommate got me in the introduction to Animation class with professor Dan McLaughlin. I’m really excited about telling stories through animation. There is a long list of people who had in the animation, the same life-changing experience, by you, of course, with Dan.”
Boy’s story: “The script was great, but complex. There were scenes with more than one version of the same characters (“real” Homer and the ‘memory’ of Homer). It was hands for a minute or something where Homer is pushed from a bridge and his life before his eyes — there were many of my own drawings, in this order. I was proud of how it turned out. Some people say it made them cry.”
Cheers for the colleagues: “artists need to know when you are doing a great job, and I’m really tell big on you if I think your work is great. Even if a scene needs a lot of work, I make them point out the things that went right with the call of things that need to be improved.”
Fave Rave: “I am very happy that the show I directed that won an Emmy also happens to be my favorite show I have ever directed.”