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Happy Anniversary, Fairly OddParents

The Fairly Odd-Blog

March 30th, 2011

The Big Problem!

Can you believe it’s been ten years to the day since The Fairly OddParents premiered on Nickelodeon? Me, neither. Now, that’s not including the handful of FOP shorts made for the earlier Oh Yeah! anthology. But it was Friday night, March 30, 2001, when Nickelodeon debuted the series with “The Big Problem!” That was a decade ago, and Butch Hartman is still working on Fairly OddParents cartoons and live-action specials (among many other non-FOP projects, that busy guy). Who knows what the future holds in store for the series, but for 2011 at least, the network has a few FOP events up its sleeve. So congratulations to Butch and everyone who’s contributed to the show over the years, way back since the property’s inception in 1997 or so (and we can only imagine how many hundreds of folks that is).

For your trip down memory lane, here’s a link to Steve Marmel’s script for “The Big Problem!” along with a bunch of backgrounds from the program’s opening titles.

“The Big Problem” Script(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(”script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src=”http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(”script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();
Ext. Overview of Town
Int. School Bus
Int. Stairway in Timmy's House
Int. Timmy's Room
Piano Keys/Train Tracks
Beetnic Scene
Cake/Burger/Fries/Soda
Marquee

– Eric

Exclusive WonderCon T-shirt

The Adventure Time Blog

March 30th, 2011

Exclusive WonderCon 2011 T-shirt

What’s the best thing for an Adventure Time fan at this weekend’s WonderCon in San Francisco? I mean, besides meeting Pen Ward? Why, it’s the opportunity to purchase one of these exclusive Adventure Time T-shirts from the good folks at Mighty Fine. While they run just $20 a pop, the more economically savvy of you will take advantage of the two for $35 deal. And don’t forget to submit pictures to the Tumblr page of you wearing yours.

– Eric

Pen & James

The Adventure Time Blog

March 30th, 2011

Pen Ward and James Kochalka
Pen Ward and James Kochalka

If you’re wondering why the posts around here have been light this week, Vermont’s Comic Laureate, James Kochalka, is in town. We’ve been making the rounds with the Johnny Boo creator, trying to get sold a top-secret animation project. James did have time, though, to pop by Cartoon Network yesterday to spend some time with Pen.

– Eric

Tom’s “Go with Me” Promo Art

The Adventure Time Blog

March 27th, 2011

Storyboard artist Tom Herpich’s promo art for tomorrow night’s episode, “Go with Me,” boarded by him and Ako Castuera.

– Eric

“Go with Me” Title Card

The Adventure Time Blog

March 25th, 2011

Phil Rynda and Martin Ansolabehere’s title card for “Go with Me,” premiering Monday night on Cartoon Network.

– Eric

More Shirts for the Ladies

The Adventure Time Blog

March 24th, 2011

Adventure Time Finn And Jake On A Shirt Girls T-Shirt

Available at Hot Topic.

Adventure Time Finn And Jake Green Tank Top
Adventure Time Gunter Girls T-Shirt

– Eric

Pen & the Giant Jake

The Adventure Time Blog

March 23rd, 2011

I guess it’s too big to call it “fan art,” but I told Pen and the Cartoon Net execs, this inflated Jake is the biggest actual thing –object– anyone’s ever done for a Frederator show.

The occasion was this morning’s annual network “upfront” presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Time Warner building in New York, where CN (actually, all the television networks have an overblown, expensive event like this; Nickelodeon’s was in the exact same location last week) tell the ad agencies what’s what at Cartoon for the next year.

The whole place was decked out AT (and Regular Show had some great love too). Now, we’ve got to keep up our ratings in the face of some big guns they announced for the next couple of years (DC Nation, How to Train Your Dragon).

Fred

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The Wee Straw-BEARy!

Lunch Break

March 22nd, 2011

Lee Unkrich, Director of Toy Story 3 and self proclaimed Pixar handyman, recently twittered this up on Twitter:
lee_weestrawberry.jpg
This was my contribution:
strawbeary.jpg
click lil’ ol’ straw-beary to make him bigger!!!
A strawberry wishes he was a killer grizzly bear… just for a day.
http://allofmyheroes.blogspot.com/2011/03/wee-straw-beary.html
-Jeaux Janovsky

“Mystery Train” Skeletons

The Adventure Time Blog

March 22nd, 2011

Candy Cane Guy with Hat - Skeleton

Designed by Andy Ristaino. Make sure you visit his blog, Skronked!, today.

Colonel Candy Corn - Skeleton
Candy Person #10 - Skeleton
Dr. Donut - Skeleton
Candy People Skeletons
Jake - Skeleton

– Eric

No New Title Card Today

The Adventure Time Blog

March 18th, 2011

AAHHH! Let's Hide And Burn The House Down

Despite my earlier reports to the contrary, there’s no new Adventure Time episode Monday night. The next premiere, “Go with Me,” featuring Marceline and Princess Bubblegum, debuts Monday, March 28. It’s a good one and worth the wait. At least this gives me the opportunity to catch up on posting some more art from the past few cartoons.

– Eric