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#SXSW : Gondry Goes Animated with Daniel Clowes' Megalomania

by Anne Thompson
March 15, 2010 4:59 AM
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Michael Gondry is a marvel--and I would have loved a longer chat than this flip-cam quickie, which skates across his SXSW doc The Thorn in the Heart, about his school teacher aunt Suzette, who the family used to visit deep in the country in the summer. He wanted partly to capture a vanishing world.

Gondry also talked about making his video Open Your Heart and working with Seth Rogen and Christoph Waltz in The Green Hornet, which he first wanted to make 13 years ago. Gondry was just starting to talk about his new animated feature Megalomania, a futuristic teen rebel adventure written by Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) as an alternative to the skuttled big-budget Master of Space and Time that never got off the ground at DreamWorks. The animation will be based on designs by Gondry's son Paul, who is charming in The Thorn in the Heart.

Eugene Hernandez got to ask him more questions during a longer Q & A, in which Gondry revealed more details. Hornet's Rogen, Steve Buscemi and Juliette Lewis are tagged as voice stars. And The Playlist dragged even more info out of the man about other new projects--details here.

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