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Fanboy and Chum Chum

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Eric Robles in the Interview Chair

April 30th, 2010

Fanboy Art from big news
Fan art from big news

Animation Insider has just put online an in-depth interview with your hero and mine, Eric Robles. Conducted by Aaron H. Bynum, the piece covers all things Robles as he gabs about the past, present, and future of Fanboy and Chum Chum.

[W]hat are you most proud of so far, with the first season?

The whole thing. [laughs]

I think the thing I’m really proud of is everything that I’ve learned. A lot of times, for a lot of new creators of shows, sometimes if they’re straight out of school or if it’s their first kind of job, it’s a lot to take in, you know? And one of the key things of having this position is really learning to work with people.

You’ve gotta be open for ideas and open to changes. You can’t be one of those guys who just says, “This is my art…. and it [Read more…]

Something To Celebrate

January 10th, 2010

Fanboy Rough Art
Rough art from creator Eric Robles

Throughout the past few weeks, we’ve gotten a couple of emails and blog comments asking how Fanboy and Chum Chum is performing in the ratings department. I’ve avoided blogging about the numbers – I mean, after all, the series has been on the air just nine weeks. However, I think I can speak for all involved that we’re well chuffed with the amount of viewers the show has been consistently piling up since its November 6 premiere.

The ratings have been great. We were thrilled when more kids watched Fanboy’s debut than any other premiere in Nickelodeon’s history, yet we kept in the back of our mind how a monster SpongeBob special along with the might of the Nickelodeon promotional machine helped us out on that front. (That premiere played a big part in Fanboy ranking as the second most-popular kids cartoon on all TV in November, behind SpongeBob). However, [Read more…]

Fanboy and Chum Chum: Breaking the TV CG Mold

November 10th, 2009

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Rick DeMott has posted his lengthy interview with Eric over on Animation World Network. Thanks, Rick.

Nickelodeon debuted its latest CG series from Frederator Studios, Fanboy and Chum Chum, on Friday, Nov. 6th. Only following the latest SpongeBob special, the series debut posted huge numbers, ranking as the #2 basic cable program of the week. The series began as part of the shorts series, Random Cartoons, which Frederator Studios produces as well.

The series centers on a fearless, comic book-loving 10-year old named Fanboy and his best friend and trusty sidekick, Chum Chum, whose wide-eyed acceptance of the bizarre is the perfect complement to his friend’s hyper imagination. I recently had the opportunity to speak with creator Eric Robles about his first off-the-wall series.

Rick DeMott: What inspired the series?

Eric Robles: What inspired the series for me was just wanting to tell stories about being a kid. Basically, I’m a latchkey kid. I grew up at [Read more…]

“Wow. This guy actually gets it!”

November 6th, 2009

Fanboy and Chum Chum Promotional Poster

“Wow. This guy actually gets it!”
–Dan Martisen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Nickelodeon Networks

TELEVISION REVIEW
‘Fanboy and Chum Chum’
In their world, they are superheroes
By ROBERT LLOYD
Television Critic
November 6, 2009

“Fanboy and Chum Chum,” which premieres tonight on Nickelodeon before taking up its regular post Saturday morning, is a cartoon about two kids who live in a permanent state of playing. They dress as superheroes, wearing their underwear on the outside for that Superman look. (They have no out-of-costume alter egos.) Their collective mental landscape is littered with the detritus of sci-fi and fantasy, with the stuff of comics and movies, toys and TV shows. But we don’t see the world as they imagine it, Walter Mitty-style; we just see them in their world, imagining.That world is strange enough. These are cartoon characters in an askew, cartoon place. Fanboy is shaped sort of like a French fry, with a perfectly flat head that suggests [Read more…]