He brought “The Ambiguously Gay Duo” to life and animated the varied other twisted visions of Robert Smigel, and in the process changed the way we think about animation forever. No, animation is not just Saturday morning cartoons!!
At Wizard World Madison, WORT’s Sybil Augustine and Fred Schepartz sat down with J.J. Sedelmaier and discussed his long journey, which began as a college student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a student film project that featured a character well known to Madisonians in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Art the Window Washer.
Sedelmaier moved to New York City. As the world of animation began to change, he found himself in the right place at the right time. He animated the first season of Beavis and Butthead. Then it was “Schoolhouse Rock.” And then it was the first of many parodies on Saturday Night Live, which, of course, led to Sedelmaier’s long time collaboration with Smigel.
Portions of this interview previously aired on Psychoacoustics Radio Show on WORT. For more information on J.J. Sedelmaier’s work and current projects, visit the links below.
“What are you looking at? “…..Nothing…..!!”