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Fanboy and Chum Chum

Archive for March, 2008

Where’s Cryin’ Charlie Sit?

March 31st, 2008


While the premiere of Fanboy and Chum Chum is still a long ways away, that doesn’t stop the already legions of fans asking us where the characters will sit in relation to one another in Mr Mufflin’s class. Luckily, we have this seating chart to answer all your desk-positioning questions.

– Eric (Homan)


March 27th, 2008


We just got the good news that “Fanboy” – the original Random! Cartoons short – has made it into SIGGRAPH 2008, pretty much the world’s top festival for computer animation. Congratulations to Eric Robles and the cast and crew. If you get the chance to attend the festival (in L.A. in August), you’ll get a small taste of what’s to come with Fanboy and Chum Chum, the series. And you’ll also ask yourself, “Why isn’t Nickelodeon airing this?”

– Eric (Homan)

Meet Mac Middleton

March 25th, 2008


When not peeing, Mac Middleton is busy managing the production on Fanboy and Chum Chum. Mac worked on the original, unaired Random! “Fanboy” short, so many, many years ago. Before Random!, Mac did his time over at Warner Bros. on a bunch of action shows including Justice League, Batman Beyond, and The New Adventures of Batman and Superman. More recently, his main responsibility was to keep afloat Ni Hao Kai Lan, now a very popular cartoon on Nick Jr. Despite his continual going on about how great Chicago is, Mac’s a valuable guy to have on board (just as long as you don’t make him angry). Wish him luck.

Meet Michael Johnson

March 24th, 2008


By Eric Robles and Chris Near.

– Eric (Homan)

First Recording

March 20th, 2008


Well, the production of Fanboy and Chum Chum held its very first recording ever this morning and it was great fun for all involved. Sorry, but Nickelodeon has let us know it’s not okay to show any pictures or mention the cast members’ names. It should be okay, though, to report the session was lead by voice director Ms Ginny McSwain, who also handled the chore on the seven-minute “Fanboy” short which Nick seems to have misplaced. We’ve also worked with Ginny on ChalkZone and Ape Escape. Ginny’s right (or, in this case, left)-hand man in the direction was head writer Steve Tompkins. Our recordings are set for every Wednesday morning. Hopefully, I’ll get to share some photos and information real soon.

– Eric (Homan)

Caesar’s Cafeteria

March 14th, 2008


Look what Fanboy and Chum Chum’s very talented background designer, Caesar Martinez, came up with for the interior of the school cafeteria. Good thing we had a ruler on hand for him.

As always, click on the image to embiggen.

– Eric (Homan)

Meet Steve Tompkins

March 12th, 2008


Say hi to Mr Steve Tompkins, story editor and executive producer on Fanboy and Chum Chum.

Even before he got the greenlight for a series, Eric was meeting with tons of potential head writers, many talented and funny folks. In the end, though, it was with Steve whom Eric wanted to work the most. The team’s first big challenge was developing the series, adding and defining the characters and their world. While Eric’s big deal is having to be able to draw out the ideas to make sure they work visually, Steve’s been a stickler for getting to know these characters inside and out. For me, it’s been a blast watching them evolve (the characters, I mean, not Eric and Steve).

Tireless in his efforts to make these cartoons as funny as you can stand, Steve - with credits on The Simpsons, The Critic, and co-creating The PJs - brings tons of animation [Read more…]

Left behind.

March 5th, 2008


Hello all! Here are two presentation pieces that didn’t make the cut. Hope you enjoy.


Meet Mani Beil

March 3rd, 2008


Meet Ms Mani Beil, the production coordinator on Fanboy and Chum Chum. This La Puente gal most recently worked on Nick’s Making Fiends, with a gig at Nick Movies before that. Mani’s job is making sure nothing slips through the many cracks that come with any production, and, believe me, she’s already more on top of things than you can imagine (for example, she’s already finished her 2007 taxes). Eric and his crew are in capable hands, for sure. Good luck, Mani.

– Eric (Homan)