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Welcome Eric Robles!

February 28th, 2006


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


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.

Welcome Bill Burnett and Jaime Diaz!

January 18th, 2006


This week, Bill Burnett and Jaime Diaz start production on their Oh Yeah! short called, “Dr. Freud’s Funny Farm”. Bill Burnett, the writer and co-creator for “Dr. Freud”, was also the co-creator of the hit Nickelodeon series, “Chalk Zone” (which had it’s beginnings as an Oh Yeah! Cartoon.) Bill is also writing music for the short. Jaime Diaz has had a long career in animation, directing Chalk Zone, The Fairly OddParents, and Duckman, and also working on countless other animated series.

Congratulations guys! We’re looking forward to seeing all of this come together.

“The Tiki Show” Pitched to Oh Yeah!

December 14th, 2005

This afternoon, Creator Jennifer Muro (Editor on Diego), pitched us her short called “The Tiki Show” about a mischievous Tiki God, and his watchful friend, Chameleon. Jay Shultz (BG/Layout on Diego) was the uber-talented artist who boarded Jennifer’s script, and who is also hankering to direct it.

Great job, you two!

Pitch O Rama

December 9th, 2005

We saw a ton of great pitches when Fred Seibert was in town this week, and I wanted to share a few of them with you.


First up, “Too Hairless Friends”, pitched by Oh Yeah! Cartoon’s Executive Producer Larry Huber, and created by a Korean director named Youngtaek Choi. (Artwork by David Feiss.)

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7 minutes too short

November 23rd, 2005


So–how long is a 7 minute short? Well, truthfully, it’s 6 minutes and 40 seconds (we need time for title cards and credits!) Fred Seibert is flexible on many many things when it comes to the production of an Oh Yeah! short, but the length of the cartoon is something he will not bend on! If we get a pitch board that takes up all four walls of our room, and takes 30 minutes to pitch, chances are it’s longer than 7 minutes. The trick to knowing if your board is to length? Time the dialogue. If you were to stopwatch only the lines of your characters, it should time out to no more than 5 minutes. This leaves room for action, expressions, etc.

The past couple of days we have seen a few production board re-pitches from “Handycat”, “Mind the Kitty”, Teapot, and “Hero Heights”. After the short has been greenlit, and [Read more…]

Welcome, Mike Gray and Erik Knutson!

November 14th, 2005

It’s official:

Mike Gray

and Erik Knutson are up and running.
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Guess Who’s Pitching a Winner?

November 10th, 2005


Welcome Adam Henry! Again! Adam has greenlit his second Oh Yeah! short called Tiffany about a brash doll named Tiffany and her human sidekick, Peggy. We are thrilled to have him back, for nothing other than his wife’s fabulous cheesecake and the “Quote of the Day” sheet he keeps the door of his office.

In case you’re a stranger to the world that is Adam Henry, he has just wrapped up his first short, “Krunch and the Kid”, for this season of Oh Yeah. Terrific work. It’s great to have you around again!

Welcome, Raul and Bill!

November 4th, 2005


This week has been huge for new shows starting up, and Bill Ho and Raul Aguirre are no exception. After countless (and by countless, I mean at least six or seven) pitches, they hit an Oh Yeah! greenlight with their short, “Hero Heights”. If these guys don’t define persistence, I don’t know what does. Well, I could think of a few things, but I won’t go into them.

Bill Ho worked as a character layout artist on a little known cartoon called “The Simpsons”. He is also a storyboard artist on another little known show called “Family Guy”. Raul worked in the feature department of small company called Disney for 8 or 9 years, animating on films from Pocahontas, all the way up through Home on the Range. He also worked closely with Glen Keane on Treasure Planet.

You guys are impressive. Watching your pitches get better and better was so inspiring, not to mention, [Read more…]

Welcome, Niki Yang!

November 3rd, 2005


Well! Here she is. The incredible Niki Yang. A storyboard artist on “Family Guy”, and now, during her haiatus, an Oh Yeah! creator! Don’t be frightened. She doesn’t bite or sting. I must say that I enjoy her short, “The Two Witch Sisters”, more and more every time I see it. It’s got witches, hungry rabbit pirates, and out of control bumble bees. I wish you could all see Niki pitch. It’s going to be difficult for me to envision anyone else doing the voices for her witch sisters! Congrats, Niki. We’re very glad to have you here. Buzz Buzz!