Reagan Ridley is doing a lot of work. Her colleague is a strange, self-absorbing Doruto. Her dad is a drunken crank, formerly running an office and has lots of ideas on how to do better. Oh, and the Illuminati is her boss.
This is the setup Inside job, An anime comedy series for adults about to make their debut on Netflix, created by writer / artist and first showrunner Shion Takeuchi and executive producer Alex Hirsch.
“”Inside job It’s a workplace comedy about a group of crazy people working in the Deep State, “said Takeuchi, who first worked with Hirsch at an animation show of all ages. Gravity fall.. “It’s a story empowered by a classic idiot. Colleagues are suffering from the kind of struggle you and I have, but they control the devices that control the world.”
It’s often interesting to Takeuchi’s hands that this lot actually dominates the world, but it’s not exactly comforting. Imagine that Dander Miffrin meets Ernst Stavrobrofeld. By the way, this series also reflects Takeuchi’s own journey as the first showrunner.
“The main character of the show is a woman named Reagan who has a lot of ideas and motivation and wants to make the world a better place (Lizzy Caplan said), so I think it’s interesting, but ( But) I don’t have great social skills, “said Takeuchi. “And she spent time promoting at the expense of health and well-being. And her hygiene. When she got it, she had more leadership than telling people what to do. I realize I need it. “
Inside jobVoice actors include Christian Slater, Brett Gelman, Clark Duke, Bobby Lee, Andrew Daily, John DiMaggio and Tisha Campbell.
Takeuchi developed the story while writing for Not fascinated, A Netflix anime comedy by Matt Groening about a princess working on a less functional fantasy kingdom.
“I was a staff writer when I unfolded this story,” said Takeuchi. “And I didn’t know that I was developing the story of my life in this context, because it was a very meta-method, exactly the same as I experienced (show). I had the opportunity to do it). I was thrown in and suddenly felt like I was swimming in the deepest part. “
Animation as an autobiography
Asked if Inside job Actually, it was her autobiography, so Takeuchi just said: You cannot confirm or deny your true feelings. ”
Of course, she can’t even see her eerie and robed boss (forget the joke about what Netflix co-CEOs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarands wear when they’re not on the phone for revenue. increase).
Despite being thrown into the abyss, 33-year-old Takeuchi gained a lot of experience when he hit the shot. She grew up in the suburbs of Boston as a computer software executive and daughter of a former translator, and then attended Cal Arts, an art school in the Los Angeles area, a direct pipeline to Disney animation work for decades.
After earning an animation degree, Takeuchi’s first job was a long-running cartoon network. Regular show, For each 11-minute episode, the animator was able to create his own dialogue within the producer’s story summary.
“There isn’t much room for many twists and turns in 11 minutes,” Takeuchi said. “But I love that creativity.”
She has become a Pixar storyboard artist working on a deeply crafted feature-length project. Inside out When Monsters University.. However, three years later, Takeuchi decided to make a bold and unusual shift from an animation artist to an animation writer because “there was a certain amount of authors and I couldn’t write jokes to determine the rhythm of the scene.” bottom.
Write for Gravity fall When Not fascinated It helped me fill out Takeuchi’s resume in an important way. Today, what Hollywood calls multi-hyphens, writers, animators, and showrunners, she helps when trying to convey her vision quickly and accurately.
Think like an artist
“I was an artist, so I understand the artist,” said Takeuchi. “When it comes to media, animation has visual possibilities that aren’t available in live action, so when you’re used to drawing them, your brain thinks that way, so you can actually use the power of the media. You can take advantage of it, and you also know what goes wrong. “
Takeuchi took advantage of the animation program Harmony’s ability to add subtle background effects to the story when creating the look of the show.
“(Harmony) can take advantage of expressive drawing styles,” said Takeuchi. “We did a few things to give you a very subtle impression that you’re watching a video of the plot. As a viewer, you won’t notice, but in the edited document made by Xerox. It looks like. It’s not just about using clean black lines. And it does other kinds of treatments to work at the subconscious level to remind you of the plot. It’s really fun to think about art that way. “
In creating Reagan Ridley, “I always start with characters. What these characters can experience is a relevant conflict,” says Takeuchi. “They are jealous and anxious. They are late for work in the morning. And through that lens, the different powers of pop culture and the different ideas that have existed for some time about conspiracy and paranormal phenomena (myths). Examine you.”
Due to the influence that helped shape the series, Takeuchi taps the amazing, fiery 1976 media satire. Communication network, Debuted long before she was born..
“How to do it Communication network It still feels fresh to me today to deal with the sharp and pointed comedy take against satire at the time, “said Takeuchi. “I really don’t think you see Communication network In the final product Inside job, But that’s what I have a deep respect for and I just want to mention. “
It’s not very clear who will be the natural audience in a well-separated regime Inside job “A wide range of pork such as conspiracy theories, theorists, and paranormal phenomena.
“I think they are fans of comedy and animation,” Takeuchi said diplomatically. “Fans from both sides of the political division will be attending this show. I’d like to ask you a question, but I can’t really tell you.”
Of course, suppose Hastings, Salands, and the Illuminati would actually tell her.