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Archive for February, 2006


Welcome Eric Robles!

February 28th, 2006

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It’s time to welcome the uber-talented Eric Robles on to the scene here at Oh Yeah! Cartoons. He is starting production on his short “Fan Boy”. Fan Boy, (pictured to the right of Eric), and his pal Chum Chum (left) go on the ultimate quest for a Fan Man Freezie Frosty Freeze, and wind up in a battle with the Ice Monster who challenges them to an ultimate duel which I will keep secret for now.

That was a long sentence for a short.

You may not recognize Eric from his picture, but I’m sure you will recognize some of the characters he’s designed for such shows as Nickelodeon’s “The X’s”, and Cartoon Newtork’s “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy”.

From what I hear, Eric’s also done a ton of great work with Disney and Mike Young, as well as work with our very own Jeff Degrandis.

Eric’s no stranger to Nickelodeon, but [Read more…]

Welcome Pen Ward! Again!

February 27th, 2006

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This afternoon marked the first official day of Pen Ward’s new short, “The Bravest Warriors”. Part fast-paced action adventure, part heartfelt emotional journey with a Tickle Monster, “The Bravest Warriors” will make you laugh, make you cry, and have you gettin’ in touch with your feelings, all in a matter of minutes. 7 minutes to be exact. His director, Randy Myers, has quite the impressive resume, and sat in on Pen’s re-pitch this afternoon.

For those of you new to the blog, Pen is a recent Cal Arts graduate, and his first “Oh Yeah!” short, “Adventure Time”, is overseas getting animated as I type.

We’re all looking forward to seeing what’s next! Pen will no doubt wow us again in Round 2.

Mind the Kitty Animatic Clip

February 23rd, 2006

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Things are well underway at Renegade Animation for Anne Walker’s short, Mind the Kitty, but I thought I’d post a clip of the animatic just because.

Anne directed all of her voice actors, and I must say, I am impressed! The moral of the story? Don’t mess with Tabby’s Mom (played by Lynne Maclean).

A Room With A View…

February 22nd, 2006

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As we approach the end of February, my office is approaching capacity. But in a good way. We have been taking between 4-6 pitches a day now for about three weeks, plus we have a ton of mail in submissions that need to be looked over. All in all, it’s an extremely busy time at Frederator Studios.

So far, 12 shows have shipped out for animation, the most recent additions being Tiffany and Teapot. The Infinite Goliath is being animated in Flash at Renegade Animation. Our Production Coordinator, MacGreggor Middleton, let me know that just because a show is being animated in Flash doesn’t necessarily mean it’s quicker or easier than shipping elements to an overseas studio. Backgrounds, props, and characters all still need to be designed and tweaked before any animation can begin.

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