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Fanboy and Chum Chum

Archive for October, 2009


You Lucky Canucks

October 31st, 2009

Mounty, Steed

Hello, Friends to the North. First you taunt us Americans with your publicly-funded health care system, now you get the premiere of Fanboy and Chum Chum a full four days before we do. How’s that happen? Well, it’s all part of the very first day of Nickelodeon in Canada. Read about it here. So, if you’re in Canada, set the timer on the oven for 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday night, November 2. Those of us in the U.S. must wait until Friday, November 6, at 9:00 p.m. for the big launch.

– Eric

“Biting you made me goofy-headed all day!”

October 30th, 2009

Nickelodeon Halloween Party

Happy Halloween. For this year’s annual Nickelodeon Halloween party, Chris Hamilton, Danielle Digrado, Alan Chow, Andrew Golden, Sheri Wheeler, Kellie Smith, Dan Garza, Mercedes Dominguez, Jared Kuvent, Sergio Lorenzo, Pooneh Nasrollahnia, and Roberto Jauregui banded together to create a creepy Fanboy-themed cemetery. They even whipped up the cool tree below (which later gets moved away from the restrooms and into the graveyard). Thanks, everyone!

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A bit of the Eric Robles story.

October 29th, 2009

Eric Robles at Nickeldeon from fredseibert on Vimeo.

Creator Eric Robles and head writer/executive producer Steve Tompkins were in New York today visiting Nickelodeon HQ and spending them with the dozens of people who take up a show after it’s produced. Programmers, marketers, press and promo folks all gathered together to tell us more about what they’re doing to let America know about “Fanboy & Chum Chum.”

Anne Mullen, Nickelodeon promotion honcho, saw on the PR sheet that Eric’s story was a possible pitch to newspapers and magazines, and wondered exactly what his “story” was anyway. So, as Eric was telling them his path into the biz I started up my crappy phone video. The quality’s not too good so I’ll transcribe it below.

Eric drew his first fan drawings of Superman for friends in the first grade in a not so good neighborhood in Los Angeles. The son of Mexican immigrants, he lived in one room [Read more…]

“Wizboy” Storyboard

October 29th, 2009

“Wizboy” Storyboard

Andy Kelly’s storyboard for episode #102.

– Eric

Fan art from a fanboy.

October 28th, 2009

Chris M. sent us his Fanboy via the submit button on The Art of Fanboy & Chum Chum tumblr. You can too! Thanks Chris.

–Fred

“Norse-ing Around” Title Cards

October 27th, 2009

Episode #117. Artwork by Steve Lambe.

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“Berry Sick” Animatic

October 26th, 2009

Episode #110. David Hornsby as Fanboy, Nika Futterman as Chum Chum.

– Eric

“Book Report of the Dead” Color Scripts

October 22nd, 2009

By Chad Woods.

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A Chum Chum-centric Promo

October 21st, 2009

Here’s a quick Nick promotional spot featuring Chum Chum.

A couple of notes.

First, while the ad says the Fanboy and Chum Chum premiere is Saturday, November 7, this week’s Nickelodeon press release says it’s Friday, November 6. The truth is a different half-hour episode will debut each of those days, at 9:00 p.m. on Friday and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday (the latter being the show’s regular timeslot).

Secondly, in the the episode “The Janitor Strikes Back”, Chum Chum’s telling Kyle his friend, Yum Yum, farts bubbles. Here, though, the promo department switched the audio to Chum Chum’s saying that he himself, in fact, is the bubble farter. I don’t know why. Just don’t be disappointed when you tune in and Chum Chum isn’t passing gas in the manner you’d come to expect.

– Eric

“Secret Shopper” Title Cards

October 20th, 2009

Episode #116. Artwork by Steve Lambe.

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