Actor John Lithgow and Animation Director J.J. Sedelmaier on this edition of Fresh Air. John Lithgow is one of the stars of the animated hit movie Shrek. His comedy TV series Third Rock from the Sun just finished its run on NBC. Lithgow also writes children's books. He's just published the book Marsupial Sue, and he has released a new CD of music for children called Farkle and Friends. Lithgow is currently performing his children's material live in concert.
J.J. Sedelmaier is the animator of the TV funhouse skits which run on Saturday Night Live. They include "The Ambiguously Gay Duo", "Fun with Real Audio", and "The X-Presidents". Sedelmaier and his animation company work on many other projects for TV and commercials. They have worked for MTV and Nickelodeon. He also has his own Cartoon Network series, Capt. Linger. (Broadcast Date: June 27, 2001)