Can you believe it? Ape Escape is finally debuting in the U.S. So, make sure you take a break this weekend from celebrating our nation’s independence by tuning in Nicktoons Network Sunday afternoon - 3:00 p.m. in the east; noon in the west - to watch the first of thirty-eight two-minute cartoons based on the very popular video game. While the series was produced by Frederator, Project 51, Hawaii Film Partners, and Showcase Entertainment, the big, special ape-like thanks goes to the shorts’ writers/board artists:
An extra tip of the hat goes to Mr Toerge. Not just the supervising director, Karl pulled off the Herculean task of overseeing the show’s creative production from Day One, usually from his compound on the shores of Hawaii. Thanks for all the work, Karl.
No word, yet, from Nicktoons Network on when our 38 two-minute Ape Escape shorts - produced with Hawaii Film Partners and Project 51 Productions - will air, but here’s a quick sneak peak at what’s in store, just enough to whet your appetite.
We’ve wrapped up and delivered all thirty-eight two-minute Ape Escape shorts to Nicktoons Network. They should let us know soon how they plan to air them. In the meantime, here’s a slick piece of fan art featuring Specter. Thanks, Claire.
Here are some more animatic clips of current cartoons in production:
Niki Yang’s “Vampire Monkeys” Specter has created an army of vampire monkeys who are in this clip stuck in an elevator (just trying to leave Specter’s hideout). A “hot cross bun” appears and tries to enter the elevator, terrifying all the vampires!
Dave Cunningham’s “Size Matters” One of Specter’s monkeys messes with his machine and gets shrunk to a tiny size…in this scene, he is inside Specter’s brain bouncing around and causing Specter in involuntarily act out!
We had our first record on October 5th, recording an amazing 9 (2-minute) Episodes in 4 hours! From left to right featuring our extremely talented voice talent: Annie Mumulo (voice of Jimmy and Natalie!), Greg Ellis (voice of the villian, Specter!), Mike Gray (Story Editor/Head Writer), Eric Bauza (Monkeys, Professor, and the creepy Hot Cross Bun!). The record went fantastic, with everyone turing in hilarious performances!