Matt Frank, Noah Percival, and Chris Mirjahangir (edited by as well) recorded a podcast with Dave Filoni, Executive Producer / Supervising Director on the Star Wars Rebels TV show which airs each Monday night on Disney XD. Among the topics discussed are Godzilla (2014) and the infamous "Zillo Beast" episode from the Star Wars: Clone Wars TV show which was an homage to the Godzilla films. Below is a bio for Dave Filoni.
Dave Filoni Executive
Producer / Supervising Director, Star Wars Rebels
A diehard Star Wars fan, Dave Filoni realized a lifelong dream when he was selected by George Lucas to helm Lucasfilm Animation's Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Supervising Director. Exploring the many wartime tales and stories that take place between Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the series surpassed the rare industry milestone of 100 episodes and has won four Emmy® Awards – including winning the category of Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for two years in a row (2013/2014).
Now as Executive Producer, Filoni is leading the development of Star Wars Rebels, the highly anticipated new animated television series which premiered in the Fall of 2014.
Filoni joined Lucasfilm Animation fresh from another touchstone fantasy franchise – Nickelodeon's animated Avatar: The Last Airbender, for which he served as director, helping to further articulate the complex and dynamic world of the wildly popular series.
He began his animation career working as an assistant director for Film Roman's Emmy-winning King of the Hill, created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels. While with Film Roman, Filoni also served as assistant director for Mission Hill and The Oblongs, both of which ran on the WB. From there, he moved to Walt Disney Television Animation, where he contributed in various capacities to series such as Teamo Supremo, Kim Possible, Dave the Barbarian and Lilo & Stitch.
Dave Filoni will be at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California on April 16th-19th! For more info (and tickets) go to the event's website: http://www.starwarscelebration.com/
***Special thanks to Tracy Cannobbio and Chris Argyropoulos at LucasFilm***