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Bill Motz and Bob Roth chat with me about their fatherhood journey. They talk about the life lessons they learned from their kids and parenthood. Bill and Bob share the values they looked to instill into their kids as they were growing up. Next we talk about their new show, The Ghost and Molly McGee. The guys share their creative process, casting and their favorite parts of this show. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Bill Motz and Bob Roth
Emmy Award winners Bill Motz and Bob Roth are creators and executive producers of Disney Channel’s animated buddy-comedy The Ghost and Molly McGee. The long-time writing and producing duo inspired the personalities of the two main characters. Bill is a self-professed optimist like Molly and therefore Bob is a self-professed grump like Scratch. Motz and Roth are best known for executive producing LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers and Disney’s the Legend of Tarzan. Their additional credits include Disney’s Kim Possible, Aladdin and The Penguins of Madagascar. In addition, they received an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing in the Animation category.
The pair met while at a summer production workshop at the University of Southern California. After that, they bonded over their mutual love of Star Wars. Motz was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois, and graduated from Wheaton College. Roth was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and raised in Ithaca, New York, where he attended Cornell University. They currently reside in Los Angeles.
Make you follow Bill on Twitter at @InevitablyBill and Bob at @automaticgravy. Watch The Ghost and Molly McGee on the Disney Channel starting October 1st.
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. In addition, you get a unique perspective on fatherhood. You hear from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.