We had the opportunity to chat with visionary Oscar & Emmy Award-winning stop-motion animator and special effects supervisor Phil Tippett (RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, Star Wars: A New Hope) about his stop-motion animated epic, Mad God. Watch our chat above and take a look at the film’s trailer below.
Mad God is an experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city, settling down upon an ominous fortress guarded by zombie-like sentries. The Assassin emerges to explore a labyrinth of bizarre, desolate landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. Through unexpected twists and turns, he experiences an evolution beyond his wildest comprehension. A labour of love that has taken 30 years to complete, Mad God combines live-action and stop-motion, miniature sets and other innovative techniques to bring Tippett’s wholly unique and grotesquely beautiful vision to life.
An inspiration and trailblazer in his field, Tippett’s work has been praised by Steven Spielberg, Paul Verhoeven, Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy and many more, and continues to this day to push the boundaries of the animation genre.