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Trevor Hogg chats with Stephan Franck about a childhood obsession, The Iron Giant, and Smurfs...

“My dad was an amateur painter and photographer; I’m pretty sure he would have had an artistic career, had his life situation been different,” states Stephan Franck.  “On my mom’s side, we’re talking self-taught musicians, professional gamblers and dentists…all artists in their own way. My mom’s generation didn’t pursue the arts as careers because they survived the Holocaust as children, and wanted ‘normal’ lives after that, but almost everyone in my generation is doing something artistic. I have to add that in retirement, my mom wrote an amazing book about her life as a child during WW2. It’s published in France and I really wish it was translated in English; it’s absolutely gripping.”  The obsession of pursing a career in animation started in childhood.   “The first animated »

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