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“I Was A Guy Because I Used A Pencil”: The Candy Kugel Interview

Candy Kugel is an icon of the New York animation scene whose body of work over the last forty years includes everything from classic Sesame Street segments like It’s Hip to Be a Square

…to memorable spots that established the visual identity of MTV in its earliest days:

In this new episode of Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, Candy Kugel talks about what it was like to work as a woman animator in New York’s commercial animation scene in the 1970s, at a time when women animators in commercial studios were few and far between. She also brings us up to date on her latest projects, including the TED-Ed short Sex Determination: More Complicated Than You Thought, which is one of the most viewed TED-Ed shorts to date.

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  • Matthew Broussard

    Its hip to be a square! Man, that takes me back. Thanks for bringing back fond childhood memories, Amid!

  • Elana Pritchard

    Nice to hear her perspective!

  • Nikolas

    Great interview. Thanks for posting it. Oddly this interview was NOT to be found on the web site. Hopefully, Kugel’s interview will be added later on.

    Please interview some of the other older animators. They have tons of great stories to tell!