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Fanboy at Comic-Con

July 20th, 2010

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Exclusive Fanboy poster for Comic-Con

Hey, you, are you heading to Comic-Con this week? If you are, you’d be totally remiss if you didn’t check out the Fanboy panel on Saturday afternoon. Artists and actors will take the stage to much critical acclaim. To boot, creator Eric Robles will be on hand to sign posters exclusive to the convention (image above).* Here’s the dope:

3:00-4:00 Nickelodeon’s Fanboy & Chum Chum: Blah! Blah! Blah!— Squeeze into your tighty-whities and join executive producer/creator Eric Robles, along with executive producer/story editor Steve Tompkins, and supervising producer Jason Meier for a FAN-tastic sneak peek into the crazy world of Fanboy & Chum Chum. The all-star cast — David Hornsby, Nika Futterman, Josh Duhamel, Jamie Kennedy, and Jeff Glenn Bennett — performs a live table read, followed by an exclusive look at the never-before-aired episode, “Freeze Tag.” Screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew. Moderated by Megan Casey, executive [Read more…]

Congratulations, Ginny, Jim, & Brian and Michael & Ray

June 28th, 2010

37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Brian Sheesley, at the podium, Eric Robles, in the center, Jim Schumann, and Ginny McSwain get some well-deserved recognition

A big tip of the hat to Jim Schumann, Brian Sheesley, and Ginny McSwain. The trio won the award in the Directing in an Animated Program category as part of the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday night. Jim and Brian were stalwart animation directors throughout the first season of Fanboy, while there couldn’t have been a voice director any better than Ginny to get the series up and rolling. Thanks, and congratulations to all three.

And let’s hear it for re-recording mixers Michael Beiriger, CAS, and Ray Leonard at Advantage Audio. They nabbed an Emmy for Sound Mixing - Live Acton and Animation for their work on The Fairly OddParents. Thanks, guys.

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Five New Episodes Around the Corner

June 4th, 2010

High Heel Sneakers
Fanboy raids Tommy Tucker’s wardrobe in “The Incredible Shrinking Fanboy”

Big Fanboy doin’s on Nick next week: five - count ‘em, five - premieres are lined up for your supreme entertainment. Here’s the list of debuts:

Monday - “The Incredible Shrinking Fanboy”
Tuesday - “Strings Attached”
Wednesday - “The Tell-Tale Toy”
Thursday - “Fanbidextrous”
Friday - “Brain Drain”

The Fanboy fun begins every night at 7:00 p.m. Watch them all or you’re a square!

– Eric

Daytime Emmy Award Nominations Announced

May 12th, 2010

Fanboy & Chum Chum Main Title from fredseibert on Vimeo.
The main title, nominated for a Daytime Emmy

If Steve and Caesar winning juried Daytime Emmy Awards for Individual Achievement in Animation weren’t enough, Fanboy and Chum Chum is now nominated in two competitive categories, too. First, directors Jim Schumann and Brian Sheesley, along with voice director Ginny McSwain, are in the race for Directing in an Animated Program. Their competitors are all on Nick shows - Mighty B!, SpongeBob, and Penguins. I’d like them all to win, but I want the Fanboy team to win more.

Then there’s the nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design. This goes to a whole group of folks, comprising:

Shaun Cashman, Director - Graphics
Eric Robles, Creator/Character Designer
Caesar Martinez, Background Layout Designer
Niki Yang, Storyboard Artist
Erik Kling, Animator
Dennis Shelby, Animator
Chad Woods, Art Director
Steve Lambe, Character Designer

The competition here is Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and Avec Eric.

The Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on CBS [Read more…]

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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Party Time For Aiden and You

April 16th, 2010

Aiden Turns Three

So when Aiden turned three recently, what do you think he wanted? Well, like any red-blooded American boy, he asked for a Fanboy and Chum Chum-themed birthday party. Thanks to his mom, Giselle, he got one.

Thanks for the pictures, Giselle, and Happy Birthday, Aiden!

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Premieres Galore

March 29th, 2010

Artwork by Patrick Morgan

Man, you get to see five - FIVE - new episodes of Fanboy and Chum Chum this week on Nick. Every day at 4:00 p.m. there’s a brand new short for your and our viewing pleasure. Here’s the line-up, with synopses from ToonZone:

Monday, March 29
“Chicken Pox”
• Fanboy and Chum Chum try to cure Kyle’s chicken pox.

Tuesday, March 30
“The Frosty Bus”
• Fanboy and Chum Chum are eager to buy a Frosty Freezy Freeze from the Frosty Bus.

Wednesday, March 31
“Cold War”
• When Fanboy and Chum Chum catch colds, they are desperate for a new playmate.

Thursday, April 1
“Pick a Nose”
• Fanboy and Chum Chum trade noses on the day of their school pictures.

Friday, April 2
“Fanboy in the Plastic Bubble”
• Fanboy and Chum Chum buy Boog’s childhood plastic bubble.

Oh. The boys are sick through a lot of these. You may want to stock up on vitamin C before-hand.

– Eric

Pulcinella Award Nominated

February 26th, 2010

Cartoons on the Bay Pulcinella Award

Congratulations to Eric and the crew on Fanboy’s Cartoons on the Bay Pulcinella Award nomination in the TV Series for Kids category. The honored episode is “Digital Pet Cemetery,” written by Scott Kreamer, boarded by Andy Kelly, and directed by Jim Schumann.

Cartoons on the Bay is a showcase for international TV animation. The Pulcinella Awards (named for the Italian version of Punch) are in “recognition of the quality and the success of the best productions.”

The festival will be held beginning April 15th in Rapallo, Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy.

Click here for a list of the twenty-eight TV Series for Kids selections including the five Pulcinella nominees.

– Eric

“Night Morning” & “Excuse Me” Premiere Tomorrow

December 4th, 2009

“Excuse Me” color script by Chad Woods

At 10:30 a.m. on Nick.

– Eric