Datamoshing the Land of Ooo: A Conversation with David OReilly
Interview with the great animator David O’Reilly about his Adventure Time episode:
DR: Were there any restrictions and/or stipulations on what you could do with the show?
DO: Creatively, Pen really wanted me to do my own thing. The writers on the show are really good, and I would have been happy to animate one of their storyboards—but he really wanted me to do all that stuff myself. I can’t think of a precedent for that. It may be the only animated show in history to let a total outsider write and direct an episode. As far as restrictions, there were a few because ultimately it’s for children’s TV. A few jokes were cut or toned down, which was frustrating at the time, but I’m proud of what made it to air.
Worth reading, which can be seen here