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Episode 1

Associate Producer Phil Lofaro

Phil tells us what it's like to run an animation studio day in and day out for two solid years.


Episode 2

Animator Anthony Scott

Anthony calls in with some amazing stories. His recollections of animating the graveyard sequence are fantastic.

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Episode 3

Producer Kathleen Gavin

The head of Skellington Studios tells us how the Nightmare happened.


Episode 4

Model Maker Jerome Ranft

Jerome has been a sculptor at Pixar for the last twenty years. But his professional journey started at Skellington where he was in charge of taking out the recycling. He is also the guy behind one of the biggest parts of Skellington lore -

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Episode 5

Animator Tim Hittle

It's not everyday an Academy Award nominee stops by to make you laugh at his stories. We were so lucky to have Tim in studio.


Episode 6

Sculptor Randal M. Dutra

Do you wanna hear from the guy who sculpted every single Jack Skellington head? Of course you do.

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Episode 7

Set Builder Fon Davis

Fon calls in from his Fonco Studio in Hollywood for a talk about what it was like being eighteen years old and getting to build the world where Jack lived.


Episode 8

Camera Operator Ray Gilberti

35mm film. World War II era cameras. Beam splitters. Motion control rigs. Multiple set ups. The dreaded 'Rack Over'. Let Ray explain it all to you

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Episode 9

Set Dresser Gretchen Scharfenberg

Every thing you see on the screen Gretchen had a hand on. All those teeny tiny lights too.....oh wow.

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Episode 10

Animator Mike Belzer

Belz tells us about 'the zone', Zero & Jack, and his rocky relationship with Sally.


Episode 11

Set Designer Gregg Olsson

From concept drawings, to models, to blueprints, to realized 3D sets Gregg walks us through the process.

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Episode 13

Animator Angie Glocka

Angie calls in with more tales of animation from the Skellington stages.


Episode 14

Set Construction Supervisor Bo Henry

How is it possible to get hundreds of sets built on time with a crew of just five set builders? Bo tells us.

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Episode 12

Character Fabricator Lauren Vogt

Who paints, dresses, and does the final preparation of all the puppets? The Character Fabricators do. Lauren tells us all about it.

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Episode 15

Assistant Artistic Coordinator Shane Francis

Shane brings the laughs, the dirt, and a really fun interview.

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Episode 16

Assistant art director


Kelly Asbury

Prat falls, food poisoning, smoke and mirrors, and a broken bathroom fan.

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Episode 17



owen klatte

One of the Original Seven Animators tells his story.

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Episode 18

Production accountant


Kevin Reher

If you want the real scoop you have to ask the guy with the check book.

Episode 19




The man who made Jack speak tells us how it was done.

Episode 20



justin kohn

Confidence, ritual, meditation, and animating skeleton reindeer.


Episode 21


Assistant to



Gisela hermeling

The gatekeeper lets us in.

Episode 22 

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Set Foreman


Tom Proost

Tales from the set shop.

Episode 23

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Camera Assistant

James Matlosz

Set up after set up...Problem after problem. Jim fills us in


Episode 24

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Assistant fx animator

Nathan Stanton

There were 2D animators at Skellington as well. Nate tells us about it.

Episode 25


Art Director

Deane Taylor

Amazing tales from the head of the Art Department.


Episode 26


armature engineer

Chris Rand

Who made Jack Skellington's skeleton?

Episode 27


Camera Assistant

Mark Kohr

Abstraction vs Suggestion. Mark takes us deep.

Episode 28

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Assistant art Director &model maker

Bill boes

Creativity, craft, inspiration, and talent. It's all here.

Episode 29

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Mold Maker

Michael Jobe

Our first guest from the Mold Room joins us in studio.


Episode 30

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Camera operator

Pat sweeney

There's no one more fun to talk to than Pat.  Stories, and more stories from behind the lens.

Episode 31


Artistic coordinator




Allison somehow kept the entire Art Department on track - an enormous job. She tells us all about it.

Episode 32


Stage production


Kirk scott

Tales from every dark corner of every dark stage. Kirk saw it all.


Episode 33


Camera assistant

Carl Miller

More fun stories from the camera crew, the busiest bunch on the show.

Episode 34

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Stephen  Buckley 

Hilarious high energy stories from another star animator.

Episode 35

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character fabricator


elise robertson

Sewing, painting, dressing, and bringing every single puppet to life.


Episode 36

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Effects animator

gordon baker

More 2D stories from the light table. Ghosts, smoke, fire, stars, and snowflakes.

Episode 37






De Carlo

Bonita was in charge of getting every single puppet completed and ready for animation - a mind boggling amount of work. She tells us all about it.

Episode 38



stan webb

The man who put it all together.


Episode 39



pete kozachik

The man behind the lens.

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