Chris Gilligan is this week’s guest on The Art Of Conversation Podcast.
On The Show
Chris Gilligan talks with The Art Of Conversation Podcast host, Art Eddy about his new show on Disney called, T.O.T.S., how technology in animation has changed over the years and working with a great cast like Vanessa Williams, Megan Hilty and Christian J. Simon. Gilligan also talks with Art about fatherhood and if he adds some of his children’s characteristics into his shows.
About Chris Gilligan
Chris Gilligan is the co-executive producer and supervising director of Disney Junior’s heartfelt animated series T.O.T.S., which chronicles the hilarious adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transport Service (T.O.T.S.).
A 30-year veteran of film, television and animation, Gilligan served as executive producer and director of Disney Junior’s fairytale-inspired animated series Goldie & Bear. His other credits include Disney’s James and the Giant Peach, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, Robots and Oscar®-nominated Frankenweenie. Gilligan currently serves as co-owner of the independent feature film company Wild Invention, which executive produced the multi-nominated The Loneliest Planet and The Lifeguard.
A graduate of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and animation, Gilligan currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children.
Disney Junior has ordered a second season of the animated series T.O.T.S. ahead of the series debut, Friday, June 14th (9:00 A.M. EDT/PDT)—on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The comedy follows the adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transport Service (T.O.T.S.). Designed for kids age 2-7, T.O.T.S. stories suggest themes of positively interacting with and nurturing others while celebrating each other’s differences. Every episode has an original song and the recurring delivery anthem Bringing This Baby Home.
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