Animation produced & directed by Brian O'Connell for Michael Kantor's six-part mini series exploring the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change. This excerpt features interviews w/sitcom mavens Peter Marshall ('The Odd Couple', 'Happy Days', 'Laverne & Shirley') & James Burrows ('Will & Grace', 'Cheers', 'Frasier') cut against photo-animation of reality TV show stars including: Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, The Osbournes, Tila Tequila, Kathy Griffin, Hulk Hogan ('Hogan Knows Best'), Flava Flav ('The Surreal Life', 'Flavor of Love'), contestants from Stan Lee's 'Who Wants to be a Superhero?' & one lone, old-time, sitcom star: Jackie Gleason.
Animation directed and storyboarded by Brian O'Connell for the cutting-edge science series 'Curious'. This sequence stars Dr. Nate Lewis, Professor of Chemistry at Cal Tech, as a photo-cutout character who buys a special solar paint inside sheets of bubble wrap at his local Home Depot & puts it on the roof of his house. He then simply pumps some water into the bubble wrap & voila!, it combines with solar energy to make Hydrogen. Brian received an Emmy nomination for Best Art Direction for his work on this series.