News for Dec. 30, 2005

Pittsburgh Post Interviews WETA's Don Waller

12/30/05, 11:51 am EST - Xoanon

You never know which childhood rituals -- a standing Saturday night date with Bill Cardille, a trip to an Oakland museum to gawk at the dinosaur skeletons -- will shape your life. Take Don Waller. "I think I first saw 'King Kong' on Bill Cardille's 'Chiller Theater.' Do you remember that show?" If you're a Pittsburgh native, your passport to Steeler Nation will be revoked if you don't. Waller's question comes, by phone, from New Zealand, where he's been living since September 2004 and working as an animator on Peter Jackson's "King Kong." He contributed to some of the epic's signature scenes featuring rampaging dinosaurs, supersize spiders and a girl, a gorilla and a skyscraper. [More]