Weta Workshop ‘s new animated series Jane and the Dragon brings out the playful side of director Richard Taylor. He talks to Grant Smithies. Richard Taylor grins a goofy grin. His eyes shine brightly behind his wire-framed specs. This being New Zealand Music Month, the special-effects whiz and director of Weta Workshop in Wellington is remembering the Kiwi bands that blew his mind as a teenager. The Gordons. Mangaweka Viaduct. The Screaming Meemees. “My favourite Meemees’ song had a line that went something like, ‘My girl’s got pointy ears, oh yeah, shake shake!’,” he says, beaming. [More]