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Archive for February, 2008


Meet Therese Trujillo

February 29th, 2008

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The first person to be dragged into the world of Fanboy and Chum Chum was line producer Therese Trujillo. Those who’ve been paying close attention to the Fred blogs for the past three years may know Therese is world-famous for her line producing (the as-yet-unaired *cough*) Random! Cartoons. Having survived that Herculean task, she moved over to work on some pilots and development stuff for Nickdelodeon. Now, it was kind of assumed that when the first Random! short got picked up for a series, Therese would be the line producer, making sure the train was on schedule and that folks got paid. That didn’t have to be the case, of course; she could’ve been a disaster. But she wasn’t. In fact, it’s hard to imagine having anyone else in the trenches with Eric – or at least above the trenches yelling at Eric to keep his head down – than Therese. Frederator, [Read more…]

Still More Fanboy Presentation Art

February 29th, 2008

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By your old buddies, Eric Robles, Chad Woods, and Chris Near.

– Eric (Homan)

Beardelodeon 2008

February 29th, 2008

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You may think working on a cartoon show is all fun and games, but it isn’t. Take, for example, Beardelodeon 2008, the highly competitive contest which kicked off today in the Nick courtyard. Basically, guys (and gals, if you want, I suppose) have two weeks to let the facial hair run amok. Prizes will go to Mr Density, Mr Length, and Mr Babyface [insert your own jokes here]. Michael Caine and Mac Middleton, above, are representing the Fanboy crew. Best of luck, guys. May the follicles be with you. To rest of you, place your bets now.

– Eric (Homan)

Meet Eric Robles

February 26th, 2008

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As we’re getting knee-deep on production on Nickelodeon’s Fanboy and Chum Chum (yes, that’s the official name), I reckon it’s time you meet the folks who are already working hard on the show. Of course, it’d be bad form to begin with anyone other than the creator, Eric Robles.

I first heard Eric talk about these characters, what, five years ago? Introduced to Frederator by Oh Yeah! filmmaker Andre Nieves, Eric was working on a kids’ book project with us (it was never made; but I bet some smart publisher will release it before long) and would periodically mention these two amped-up weirdo kids. Then, when we first got the go-ahead from Nick to produce thirty-nine new shorts (three years ago!), Eric was one of the first guys Fred went after to pitch (“Waddya got?”). It took a while before Eric was ready to show off his project, but, when he did, it was an [Read more…]

More Presentation Art

February 26th, 2008

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By Eric Robles, Chad Woods, and Chris Near.

– Eric (Homan)

Fanboy Presentation Art

February 22nd, 2008

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By request, a close-up of what’s on Eric’s computer in Fred’s post below. Fanboy presentation art by Eric Robles, with Chad Woods handling the background and Chris Near tackling the painting.

– Eric (Homan)

Ninety Degrees Of Fanboy

February 22nd, 2008

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Look who stopped by the Fanboy headquarters this morning. It’s Niki Yang, who went over some of her rough storyboards with Mr Robles, who appears cautiously amused.

– Eric (Homan)

Mr Mufflin

February 20th, 2008

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By Eric Robles

The Oz

February 8th, 2008

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Chris Near’s rendering (above) of Eric Robles’s original art (below).

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Pow! Bam! Sock!

February 7th, 2008

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Eric Robles and Shaun Cashman Director of the Fanboy short. I’m only as good as the crew who has my back! (Robles)