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Archive for April, 2009

Forty Fairly Odd Hippies

April 30th, 2009

Fairly OddParents Hippies1-7

From the big three-hour movie, Wishology. Never underestimate the designing powers of Ernie Gilbert and Gordon Hammond.

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“Wishology Weekend” Poster

April 30th, 2009

Wishology Weekend Poster

An internal studio poster promoting this weekend’s premiere of the Wishology trilogy on Nickelodeon.

– Eric

Exciting Backgrounds from “The Exciting Middle Part”

April 29th, 2009

Ext. Pan to ThunderWorld

Background artwork from Wishology’s exciting middle part, “The Exciting Middle Part”. Part I of Wishology, “The Big Beginning”, premieres on Nickelodeon on Friday, May 1, at 8:00 p.m.

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“The Big Beginning” Storyboard

April 28th, 2009

The Big Beginning

From Wishology, a storyboard section from Act III of “The Big Beginning”. Premieres Friday, May 1, at 8:00 p.m. on Nickelodeon.

Written by Butch Hartman, Scott Fellows, and Kevin Sullivan. Storyboard by Brandon Kruse. Directed by Gary Conrad.

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Wishology: The Big Beginning

April 27th, 2009

Timmy as Neo, Pose 2

Okay. I lied before. The big Fairly OddParents three, one-hour extravaganza epic, Wishology, WILL NOT air three consecutive Fridays beginning this weekend, but rather WILL air three consecutive evenings beginning this Friday night at 8:00 p.m. The trilogy of one-hour specials is made of “The Big Beginning”, “The Exciting Middle Part”, and “The Final Ending”. Here are four character model sheets from the first hour which, remember, premieres this Friday, the first day of May, on Nickelodeon.

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Meet Gordon Hammond

April 23rd, 2009

Gordon Hammond
Gordon Hammond

Well, now that we’ve gone and gotten all the dirt on Ernie Gilbert (and boy, is there a lot of it), let’s go down the hall and meet the OddParents’ other character designer, Mr Gordon Hammond.

Frederator: Where did you grow up?

Gordon: Garden City, Michigan, a town of about 30,000, twenty minutes or so outside of Detroit. My childhood there was kind of like the movie Stand By Me. It was a great place to be a kid. Not much of an art scene though, most people there work in the auto factories.

Frederator: So many Michigan natives in the cartoon business. What made you realize you wanted to go into cartooning?

Gordon: As a kid I was drawing everything I could get my hands on, mainly copying other people’s stuff. The most available sources were the comic strips in the Detroit News like Family Circus, Herman, and Wizard Of Id. Then I moved on to “trying” [Read more…]

Meet Ernie Gilbert

April 17th, 2009

Ernie Gilbert
Ernie Gilbert

Now that you’ve had time to absorb the fine details of the lives of Messrs Worthy and Conrad, we swing over to meet Fairly OddParents character designer, Ernie Gilbert.
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April 16th, 2009


Juandissimo Magnifico, with and without shirt, in episode #237, “The Big Bash”.

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Crocker’s Room

April 13th, 2009

Crocker's Room

Originally from episodes 137 and 138, stock backgrounds for Crocker’s room.

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Get Ready for Wishology!

April 9th, 2009

Wishology! Title Card

Get ready for the BIG Fairly OddParents trilogy, Wishology!. It’s actually a three-hour movie spread out over a trio of Friday nights starting May 1 on Nick. If that’s not enough to whet your FOP appetite, the specials feature the voices of actor Brendan Fraser and rock gods Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, whom we FOP fans shall drive wild as they drive us crazy.

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