This month, Pixar Blog readers will be treated to a pair of new interviews with Peter Sohn, director of Partly Cloudy, and Tim Hauser, author of The Art of Up. (Believe me, I tried to get Pete Docter too, but didn't due to a technicality.)
I spoke with Mr. Sohn, who tells me he has read TPB, over the phone for about twenty minutes earlier today and enjoyed the conversation greatly. The interview had its moments: My tape recorder stopped working about ten minutes in. To quote me, "Oh, s***!"
We covered a handful of topics, ranging from his inspiration for the film, to John Lasseter's assistance, to whether he believed the 'babies come from storks' story as a kid. Also discussed were his feature-directing ambitions. Expect the transcript in the next while.
My in-depth discussion with Tim Hauser, which will take place via email, will be published near the end of the month. The Art of Up hits bookstores on May 26.