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Bad Dexter!

October 26th, 2010

Last night, at my annual visit to Jim Arnoff’s senior animation class at SVA in New York, I got a question about a mythical banned episode of Dexter’s Laboratory. Since it happened after my time on the series I called Genndy during the class.

“Actually there was one episode that they didn’t air. It was called ‘Rude Removal.’ Dexter made foul mouthed duplicates of him and DeeDee. Everytime they swore we bleeped them but standards didn’t like it.”

Marc Chamlin: Behind the Scenes @ Frederator

October 23rd, 2010

Marc Chamlin

Kevin Kolde calls Frederator attorney Marc Chamlin the “King of Cartoons” in honor of his TV animation client list. But that only scratches the surface of his amazing career as the Chair of the TV Practice Group at Loeb & Loeb, one of America’s premiere law firms. Marc and I met when he was an associate at Phillips Nizer in 1983 and it sure didn’t occur to me we’d be traveling companions for over 25 years.

We’ve worked together through great successes and devastating failure, through my independence, corporate employment, and back again. No matter what the circumstance Marc’s been a loyal, inspiring presence, with smart advice and encouraging words. More importantly, he’s been the kind of person that keeps a producer grounded. Not the kind of lawyer who grinds the other side for every point and every penny, he’s a guy who feels like a negotiation’s been successful only when everyone at the table, on every side of an issue, feels like they’ve won.

I’m always skeptical when business people tell you that all of their work colleagues are “friends.” But, in the case of Marc Chamlin, one of the two most constant companions throughout my work life, we’ve definitely become friends. What a pleasure.

A new cartoon show?

October 20th, 2010

(via Barely Political)

My other life in the internet occasionally gives cartoon inspirations. My colleagues at Next New Networks’ Barely Political distribute The Gregory BorthersAuto-Tune the News (you probably know them from the Bed Intruder song), and they are really as funny as anyone in animation.

Chris, Jesus, and Ryan @ the red couch.

October 14th, 2010

Chris Wagar, Horge, Ryan Charmatz

Our crack Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! from two summers ago, Ryan Charmatz, stopped by Frederator/NY yesterday. He was cutting animation class at SVA (just down the block from us) along with school buddies Chris Wagar and Jesus (Jesus didn’t email me his last name; I think he’s like Madonna). Update: Jesus Sanchez! It was great seeing all of them rockin’ in New York and starting off the next phase of their animation career. I’m sure they’ll all be back soon.