Phil Lollar, MFA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Communication Studies and Department of Cinematic Arts
Phone: (626) 641-3526
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Biography

Phil Lollar has created, written, produced, and performed in dozens of kids audio/video series, including The Little Angels, Adventures in Odyssey (AIO), Jungle Jam and Friends, Little Dogs on the Prairie, Tom and Jerry, and Space Racers. Two of those series have been credited with re-inventing the art of radio drama: the hit comedy Jungle Jam and Friends and Focus on the Family’s dramatic series Adventures in Odyssey. Lollar co-created AIO, has written more than 200 episodes, and directed more than 300. Other series he has worked on include Iliad House, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, and Elmo Aardvark, Outer Space Detective, the Internet’s first weekly animated series.

Lollar also served as head writer and creative consultant for the weekly radio show Kid’s Corner, provided multiple vocal characterizations for the animated series The Mr. Men Show, voiced seven characters for the animated series Funny Face, served as casting and voice director for the animated series Olivia, and served as casting and voice director for the production of The Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Show. Upcoming projects include voicing several characters on the new Tom and Jerry series for Cartoon Network, and two characters in the animated series Space Racers.

Education

  • MFA, Dramatic Writing and Video Production, California State University, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Radio/TV/Film and Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton

Academic Areas

  • Communication
    • Department of Communication Studies
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)
    • Department of Cinematic Arts

Expertise

  • Audio/ Video Directing
  • Directing
  • Performing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Voice Acting
  • Writing

Courses Taught

  • CINE 101 – Christianity and the Creative Process
  • CINE 274 – Story and Character
  • CINE 375 - Screenwriting
  • COMM 111 – Public Communication
  • COMM 200 – Introduction to Mass Communication
  • COMM 360 – Studies in Popular Communication
  • JOUR 261 – Audio Broadcast Journalism
  • SCW 501 – Cinematic Arts and Culture

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