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“Kid Show” with Tom DesLongchamp

November 19th, 2009


Tom DesLongchamp’s short film “Kid Show” is an homage to the wonders of being a kid and his nostalgia for VHS mix-tapes. Here, he gives more insight into the process of developing the film and its characters - plus, he reveals his superpowers.

What gave you the idea for “Kid Show”?

Well, the short answer is that I very much enjoyed childhood, and I was very fond of the childrens shows I grew up with (Mr. Dress up, Fred Penner’s Place, Mr. Rogers, etc.) The detailed answer is that my mother used to record those shows, as well as whatever cartoons were on TV, onto VHS compilations. There were two main tapes that I watched over and over again. They were titled “Kid Shows I” and “Kid Shows II.” These tapes were beautiful collages of stories, commercial blips, out of context scenes, static washes, and silent visuals.

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Sweetest Episode Ever!

November 18th, 2009

Being a kid is radical. You already know this - as an animation nerd/connoisseur you are more than likely a giant, fun-loving child. Nobody captures the essence of what it means to enjoy being a kid better than this week’s featured animator, Tom DesLongchamp, in his goofy and sweet short “Kid Show”. Look out for his awesome interview with Channel Frederator later this week!

“Kid Show”, by Tom DesLongchamp - An animated homage to the wonders of being a kid.

Keep your eyes peeled for our new show, Cartoon Hangover, featuring the silliest, smuttiest animation on the web. For your beer-goggled, grown-up eyes only! Yes, you’re a kid a heart, but for serious, this will melt your face off.

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“Earl Boone is Alive”, submitted by Tom DesLongchamp: A Channel Frederator Featured Film

February 27th, 2007

Episode 69

“The key to being a successful recording artist is…the smell…” This is a great short about a strange musician named Earl Boone. I asked Tom DesLongchamp about his process making this film, and some other questions that I thought were fun. If you don’t think they’re fun questions, well…then they don’t think you’re fun either.

MELISSA: Earl Boone is definitely a strange character, Tom. Explain how you came up with this idea.

TOM: Several years ago, my older brother gave me a Yamaha keyboard that he had lost interest in. I took it in and named it Abraham. It was loaded with over one hundred melodies that you could play along with, so I called up my friend Josh to assist me with a test drive. That was the evening that Earl Boone was born. The soul, funk, and R&B song presets transformed Josh‘s vocal cords into that of a 50 year [Read more…]