To celebrate International Women’s Day, I was invited along with some other remarkable women, to interview the art director of Netflix’s The Cuphead Show, Andrea Fernandez. Andrea was such a delight to speak with. She was incredibly personable and I loved how her excitement for animation shined through.
The Cuphead Show utilizes 2D animation and it’s very vintage. I asked Andrea what sort of techniques she used to establish that retro feel. The Netflix show is based off of the popular video game, and specific components were weaved into the series.
Of course being International Women’s Day, Andrea shared some words of wisdom to the younger girls who have a passion for animation.
You can view the complete interview with Andrea below.
Netflix’s THE CUPHEAD SHOW Interview with Art Director Andrea Fernandez
The Cuphead Show Synopsis
Based on the award-winning video game that smashed onto the scene with a gorgeous retro animation style, THE CUPHEAD SHOW! is a character-driven comedy series following the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. As the two scour their surreal homeworld of the Inkwell Isles in search of fun and adventure, they always have each other’s back. Unless there’s only one cookie left, in which case it’s every cup for himself.
THE CUPHEAD SHOW! combines nostalgic delights, side-splitting gags, and a healthy dose of the heebie jeebies—especially when a ridiculously weird nemesis, The Devil himself, arrives on the scene to toy with our heroes. For King Features, C.J. Kettler will serve as the Executive Producer and Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will serve as Executive Producers for Studio MDHR. The series will be produced by Netflix Animation and is executive produced by Emmy and Annie Award-winning producer, Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) and co-executive produced by Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling).
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