“Stupid dog!” – An interview with John R. Dilworth

In the final of our series of podcasts recorded in New York, we sit down with American animator John R. Dilworth. As well as being the creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog – a series spawned from his Academy Award nominated short The Chicken From Outer Space, Dilworth’s work has appeared on CBS, Showtime, HBO, FOX, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and MTV, not to mention his films which have featured in museum programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.  Here he talks about his career to date, how his New York animation studio Stretch Films reacted to 9/11 and why pink is not necessarily the best colour choice for a cartoon dog. Enjoy.

Download Link: The Comic Cast – John R. Dilworth 03/05/11

also available through iTunes

Show Links

Stretch Films (official site for John R. Dilworth’s studio where you can watch many of his shorts including ‘Life In Transition’)

Official Courage the Cowardly Dog site (Cartoon Network)

Opening to Courage the Cowardly Dog (strange things happen in the middle of no-where!)

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6 Comments on ““Stupid dog!” – An interview with John R. Dilworth”

  1. Bren Says:

    Loving this series of international podcasts! Its great to you both giggling in a different country!

  2. eoin Says:

    great interview man


  3. [...] by Charles Kenny var addthis_product = 'wpp-256'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};Magic, that's what happens. No, seriously, the lads over at The Comic Cast recently managed to collar him the recent screening of his films at The Big Screen Project in New York and have a chat with him. [...]


  4. Great interview lads. John’s a great animator and such fun to talk to too!


  5. Hi.
    I’m a 22 year old woman and I’m a huge fan of courage the cowardly dog since it first started. Its the best cartoon I have ever watched. Thanks for the great cartoon


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