Interview With Giovanni Munari

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Animation Nights New York has joined forces with Animation for Adults for our Animator Interview podcast series.

We are posting audio podcasts as part of the Animation for Adults channel and posting video versions including clips of work from the filmmakers.

Next up in our series is an interview with Giovanni Munari. We interview Giovanni Munari at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District of NYC.

Giovanni Munari is a graphic designer and illustrator. He works in publishing, advertising, and broadcast design. He is also an Independent Animation Director.

Animation Nights New York screened Giovanni Munari’s film, “Arithmetique” last year, at our May Movies screening event (Program #9), at 180 Maiden Lane.

Download the podcast version here. You can subscribe to The AFA Podcast on iTunes or or listen on Stitcher.  Find all our previous episodes here.

Show Notes:
00:00 – 00:31 Podcast intro
00:31 – 00:44 Greetings
00:44 – 03:05 180 Maiden Lane and Animation Nights New York
03:05 – 04:16 Professional Background
04:16 – 18:15 “Arithmetique”
18:15 – 19:25 Upcoming Projects and Current Projects
19:25 – 22:30 Italian Animation and the Importance of Networking
22:30 – 24:00 Animation for Adults
24:00 – 27:20 Distribution and Audience
27:20 – 30:50 Story and Collaboration
30:50 – 32:34 Nino & Felix
32:34 – 37:55 Illustration and Animation
37:55 – 39:10 Early Work
39:10 – 41:10 The Labor of Animation
41:10 – 41:21 Goodbyes
41:21 – 42:18 Podcast outro
42:18 – 42:40 Outtake

Giovanni Munari


Dalila Rovazzani

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

L’Enfant et les Sortileges

Maurice Ravel

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette


Lotte Reiniger

Gianluca Bosello

Nino & Felix

Peter Pan

Alice in Wonderland


Disney’s Pinocchio
All film clips are used with permission from the artist. All other images are used for the purpose of reference and education.

Theme Music by Joe Lazenby

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