I should also note that on the Toy Story Series 2 Vinylmation Post, Forum User mac95 had left the following comment for Dan.
Great interview, Dan! You asked some thoughtful questions and Ron Cohee was very inspiring. Several of my Vinylmations were designed by him, and they are my favorite ones! I really like the chaser. His character was perfectly captured, and I like the colors. I feel like this character could have been messed up, but they went in the right direction with his design.
I also left a comment on Dan's site which I have copied here as well for reference..
What a great interview! That was so great of Ron to take the time to fill you in on more details of his journey and the products he's worked on!
I have to say that (as you know), we always ask Pixar employees when we interview them about tips for people to get into the industry and I loved Ron's answer. It was so complete and succinct. The details on filling sketchbooks with people, animals and structures is so perfect. I've talked with a lot of artists about sketching / drawing and I've looked at a ton of their work - after thinking about Ron's comments, it totally clicked that those are the items that Pixar employees are drawing the most as well. They travel to locations and draw buildings, they draw people in public places and they even travel to zoos to sketch a lot of different animals at once. It may seem simple to think of those categories, but I loved reading it laid out as simple as that.
Additionally, I really liked getting more details on the division and details between DCP / DDG and I thought it was so cool hearing more about Ben Butcher (Pixar Consumer Products) and Jay Ward (Cars Curator). That's great that working with Pixar is a joy - I would have been bummed if it wasn't that way!
Again, so cool that you were able to talk to Ron! Congrats! Great work!
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So what are your thoughts on the interview - what element did you enjoy the most?