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Happy Birthday Greg!

October 28th, 2005

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Hey everyone! It was Greg Eagle’s birthday today, and thanks to Dahveed, we all were able to have some fabulous cake with Teapot on top.

Jun and Aliki like the cake. See?

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The Production Gnome

October 28th, 2005

In the warm glow of the gnome light, I spoke to the Production crew yesterday evening. They had a lot to say. But first, the gnome spoke. And he went a little somethin’ like this:

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“MooBeard the Cow Pirate” “Ivan the Unbearable”, and “Krunch and the Kid” have all shipped. Yippee! To commemorate this feat, three pencils have been wedged in the ceiling. Just 36 more pencils to go�

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More! More! More!

October 26th, 2005

How do you like it? How do you like it?

It’s been another whirlwind few days with pitches. Fred Seibert posted a couple that he was able to check out last week when he was in town, and I am following that one up with two more.

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First up, Eric Robles came in to pitch us “FanBoy”. We laughed, we cried, and by the end, we all wanted a Super Slushee Brain Freeze. This is an image of El Hot Tamale (said in a Spanish accent per Eric’s request.)Eric is a character designer on “The X’s” at Nickelodeon, and has also been a character designer on “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy”. He has also worked for Disney, Dreamworks, Mike Young Productions, Universal Creative, and Landmark Entertainment.

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You say “TenNapel”, I say “TenNapel”

October 24th, 2005

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Welcome Doug TenNapel! Starting his first day of “official” production on his CG short for Oh Yeah! Cartoons today, Doug busted out this picture of himself in less time than it took me to steal a banana and some peanut butter from the “Catscratch” kitchen. Yes folks, THAT’S how talented this man is.

Speaking of “Catscratch”– he’s the show’s creator. Yeah. Doug’s got it going on. He also created “Earthworm Jim”, along with countless film properties, and graphic novels (check out “Creature Tech”!)

Doug’s Oh Yeah! short revolves around a teddy bear who wants nothing more than to love the child he is is assigned to. Too bad his “assignment” is a spolied little teddy-bear-loathing brat.

Congratulations, Doug, on a pitch well done. More to come!

Welcome “Teapot”!

October 21st, 2005

Well, I know I’m running a little bit late on this, but I wanted to post a pic of “Teapot” show creator Greg Eagles and his talented partner Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy.

They have been here for a little bit over a week now, and are chugging full steam ahead on their re-pitch as well as some revisions and cut downs on the storyboard.

I took a video clip of Greg Eagles at the re-pitch yesterday, so click to view. As Greg mentioned in a recent post, he is the voice of “Grim” on “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy”. Now you can watch him transform into the high-pitched rap fiend that is “Teapot”!

Shipping Shows 101: Part One of Many

October 20th, 2005

Ivan the Unbearable is shipped!

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Observe the greatness of Eric Cookmeyer and Jack Kinman as they tape up the box of “Ivan” materials headed for its 12 week stint in Korea to be animated.

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“Rat & Roach” Pitch

October 19th, 2005

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Last Friday, Frank Forte came in to pitch a short called “Rat and Roach” with the unique tag line, “Every pest has a pest.” “Rat and Roach” is a collaboration between Gene McGuckin who worked on “Ren And Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon”, Nickelodeon, and Frank Forte who is currently working at Renegade Animation animating on “HIHI Puffy Ami Yumi”.

Thanks to Frank Forte and Gene McGukin for allowing us to post this image!

Eric Homan, Man of Mystery

October 19th, 2005

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As I went around the studio yesterday afternoon to gather information, I stopped by Eric’s office. Turns out he stands behind his door most days so no one will see him. The cluttered desk? A ruse. His plant? It mocks me.

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They’re Doing WHAT at Frederator??

October 17th, 2005

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It is time. The new master plan for my blog is being unveiled. I am attempting to chronicle the day to day happenings at the studio–be it an exciting discovery in animation to total and complete mental breakdowns. To do this, I have enlisted the help of everyone working on Oh Yeah!–both on the creative and production ends. Each day, they will give me a couple of sentences that summarize their daily grind. And I will publish them. It’ll be more fun than salt on a snail! Let’s see what happens.

QUOTE: “It’s a very straightforward cartoon now. No more of this booga booga stuff” Larry Huber

Kyle CarrozzaMooBeard the Cow Pirate: Kyle isn’t here right now Mrs. Torrance (for those of you who haven’t seen “The Shining”, rent it.) MooBeard is shipped and Kyle is hopefully busy working on his next cartoon to pitch to us.

Andrew Dickman, Ivan the Unbearable Andrew swung by [Read more…]

Meet Our Production Team!

October 17th, 2005

Or at least…some of them!

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We have been receiving requests to begin posting what actually goes on behind the scenes from the production end of Oh Yeah! Cartoons. I thought I would begin by introducing some of our key “Production Playas” in their most recent photo shoot.

Eric Cookmeyer, our incredibly hard working PA, has worked on American Dad, Dragon Tales, Jackie Chan Adventures, Max Steel, and Baby Looney Tunes to name a few. On Friday, he whipped out the quickest PDFs of color art work I have ever seen accomplished by one man in a single day.

MacGregor Middleton, our Production Coordinator has worked on The New Adventures of Batman, Superman, Justice League, and Batman Beyond. I recently found out that along with his excellent coordinating skills, Mac is a supreme golfer. Go figure!

Scott Mouro, Assistant to Larry Huber. Without Scott’s scheduling finesse, Larry would not know when to be at pitches, haircuts, [Read more…]