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Kids’ Choice Awards Winners

August 16th, 2010

Kids' Choice Awards Fanboy Crew

Remember fifty-five years ago when Fanboy and Chum Chum won the dance contest at this years Kids’ Choice Awards? Well, here’s the crew behind the win celebrating in Eric’s Nickelodeon office in Burbank this month.

In the back row, that’s creator Eric Robles, board artist/director Eddie Trigueros, art director Chad Woods, and supervising producer Jason Meier. Up front, there’s production coordinators Alan Chow and Danielle Digrado.

Thanks to Juliana Weiss-Roessler for the picture.

Congratulations on a job well done, folks.

– Eric

Let the Storyboard Pitches Begin

May 13th, 2010

Eric Robles, Eddie Trigueros, & Justin Long

Well, the first storyboard pitch of season number two is officially in the bank, as director Eddie Trigueros has run the masses through episode #201, “Where the Toys Aren’t,” written by Steve Tompkins. Above, Fanboy creator/photograph-stager Eric Robles, Eddie, and storyboard man Justin Nichols. This is Justin’s debut board on the show, and it’s Eddie’s first crack at directing a Fanboy episode. The verdict? An enthusiastic thumbs-up from all in attendance.

– Eric

Congratulations, Caesar Martinez!

May 3rd, 2010

Neighborhood, Wide Shot

Next time you see Caesar Martinez (he’s now working on Sym-Bionic Titan), give him a big thumbs up for his brand new Daytime Emmy. Caesar earned it for his background design work on “Chimp Chomp Chumps.” The Daytime Emmys honor exceptional series, specials, animation, and achievement in televised programming that airs during the day. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, June 25th in Los Angeles. (These four designs are some of Caesar’s stock designs, I should note. Click any for larger versions.) Congratulations, Caesar.

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Congratulations, Steve Lambe!

May 3rd, 2010

Yum Yum Expressions

Our favorite Canadian, Steve Lambe, has earned himself a Daytime Emmy for his design work on “The Janitor Strikes Back.” The episode featured the introduction of Yum Yum, Janitor Poopatine (poop!), and the Scrivener Elf. The Daytime Emmys honor exceptional series, specials, animation, and achievement in daytime TV. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, June 25th, in L.A. Congratulations, Steve. It’s truly well-deserved.

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Brad Breeck and “Fan vs Wild” Music

April 29th, 2010

Brad Breeck's Studio
Brad’s recording studio

My guess is you already know he’s doing an awesome job, so awesome you’d forget Fanboy and Chum Chum is composer Brad Breeck’s first regular series gig. Actually, excluding the not one but two shorts for us at Random! Cartoons, Brad’s cartoon credentials were altogether slim before becoming the unanimous choice to handle music duties on Fanboy, the series. However, he’s done a banner job and we’re glad he’s coming back for season two (enjoy the break while you can, Brad). (Oh. And the very popular theme song? Brad wrote it and performs the song with the L.A. band, The Mae-Shi.)

Take a listen to his score for the episode “Fan vs Wild” right here and you’ll immediately realize what gives Brad the edge in the cartoon composing world (answer: it’s his yodeling).

– Eric

And the Writing Re-Begins

February 3rd, 2010

Season Two Writing

Eric, writers’ assistant Kristine Songco (welcome aboard, Kristine), writer Michael Caine, and story editor/executive producer Steve Tompkins took a time out from story chores today to pose for a paparazzo. All part of the glamour that is Fanboy and Chum Chum. Writing for the new season officially began February 1, just about the same time season one writing began two years ago. Get a good look at these four now; they won’t be allowed to leave this room again for another eighteen months.

– Eric

Thanks to Everyone

November 6th, 2009

Credits Background
Credits background by Steve Lambe and Chad Woods

Okay. So it’s taken very many people working very hard for a very long time to make Fanboy and Chum Chum. With the premiere just hours away, here’s the list of the men and women who - from Burbank to New York City to India to Taiwan - took part in bringing tonight’s first half-hour of Fanboy to Nickelodeon. A big hats off to all those involved for a job very well done. — Eric

Executive Producer
Fred Seibert

Executive Producer
Steve Tompkins

Created By and
Co-Executive Producer
Eric Robles

“Wizboy”

Written By
Steve Tompkins

Storyboard By
Andy Kelly

Directed By
Jim Schumann

“Trading Day”

Written By
Scott Kreamer

Storyboard By
Niki Yang

Directed By
Brian Sheesley

Supervising Producer
Shaun Cashman

Animation Producer
Therese Trujillo

Animation Producer
Dean Hoff

CG Supervisor
Russ T

CG Supervising Producer
Jason Meier

Animation Supervisor
Martin Leeper

Lighting and Compositing Supervisor
James Davidson

Texture Supervisor
Angela Frame

FX Supervisor
Matt Cawood

Supervising Animator
Michael Franceschi

Production Manager
MacGregor Middleton

CG Production Managers
Kimberly Madore
Blanca Uribe
Sonya Park

Manager Of Digital Production
Eric Swanborg

Production Coordinators
Mani Beil
Kellie Smith

Script Coordinator
Michael Caine

CG Production Coordinators
Danielle Digrado
Ken F. Boyer
Michal Wright-Ward
Ian Murray

Senior Production Assistant
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Standees and Crew

September 2nd, 2009

A chunk of the Fanboy crew posing with the show’s standees at the Nick Studio here in Burbank. Here’s the line-up:

Back Row: Adam Arnold (animatics), Kellie Smith (associate production manager), Alan Chow (production coordinator), Jim Schumann (director), Kataneh Vahdani (storyboard revisionist), Russell Calabrese (director), MacGregor Middleton (line producer), Chris Hamilton (production assistant), Eric Robles (creator and executive producer), Stephanie Arnett (storyboard revisionist), Chad Woods (art director), Ray Morelli (storyboard revisionist)

Front Row: Sheri Wheeler (production coordinator), Carin-Anne Greco (storyboard revisionist), Mairghread Scott (assistant)

And one of the legal firm of Fanboy, Robles, and Chum Chum (and, no, Eric wouldn’t wear his underwear on the outside of his clothes for the shot):

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