So in between Bronk and Bongo posts I thought I would occasionally post other examples of the toons I’ve done in the past. For some reason the change in weather has made me excited for the upcoming holidays. Yes I know Halloween is next on the calendar but I have more interesting Christmas spots to share than anything else. And recently some of them have been turning up on YOUTUBE so that makes things even easier.
All of this art was for a huge Holiday campaign I worked on 3 years ago and has still to this day been the most fun I have ever had on a project. I got to write, along with my brilliant friend and holiday collaborator, Samantha Berger, several long form spots that spoofed all of our favorite Holiday toons and themes from our youth.
From Charlie Brown Christmas, to How the Grinch Stole it. From Rankin Bass to William Shatner!? Yes, we got to write some crazy stuff and it was even more outrageous before the lawyers, who were quite nervous of being sued, neutered some of our more humorous bits!
Still we got away with some amazing stuff and we got to direct some fantastic voice talents like, TIM CURRY and NANCY CARTRIGHT to name a few. The art accompanying this post was done by me as either reference for the animators, inspiration or to help sell the idea to my superiors. Can you spot all the spoofs?
Hopefully this takes some of you back to yer crummy youth. What are some of your favorite Holiday Toon moments from back in the day?
Want to see some of the actual spots?
Click HERE to see our HOMAGE to all our warm and fuzzy RANKIN BASS memories.
And click HERE for our FROSTY THE SNOWMAN spoof!
Bloggingly your, Baby New Year and Yukon Cornelius