ANTIC Interview 322 – Maurice Molyneaux, Atari animation guru

Maurice Molyneaux, Atari animation guru Maurice Molyneaux was a game artist, Atari graphics animator, and writer. He wrote articles for Video Games & Computer Entertainment Magazine and A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing Magazine, and wrote “The Animation Stand” column for ST-Log magazine. He created many animations for various clients primarily using MovieMaker, an animation program for the Atari published by Reston Publishing. Those clients included Broderbund, EPYX, Antic magazine, Omnitrend, and others. This interview took place on November 20, 2017. Teaser quote: “[Lee Pappas] said ‘Oh, we get the reader service cards in, your column is like the most popular thing in the magazine.’ And I said, ‘Well, then you won’t mind paying me the technical rate instead of the standard rate.’ … He said ‘Oooh, you got me.’ So I ended up making my rent every month writing that damn column.” Video version of this interview: “>https:// Maurice’s web site: Maurice’s blog posts about Atari animation: Maurice Molyneaux’s articles in ST-LOG magazine: YouTube playlist of Atari MoveiMaker animations: Colecovision vs. Atari 5200 Hardware Comparison: Maurice’s Atari ST game demo:

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