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CONGRATULATIONS!

April 27th, 2006

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CONGRATULATIONS PEN, JERRY, ANDREW, ADAM, ANNE, KYLE AND ALIKI!!!
The Finster boys and I wanted to congratulate you all on a great job on all of your cartoons!
We enjoyed watching them on the Nickelodeon gym this evening!
Take care and I wish you all continued success and fun!
Take care.
Your Cartoon Pals……. Jeff and the Finster Boys

“STORE WARS” IS CUT!

April 20th, 2006

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Hi Groovy Cartoon Kats and Kittens!
I can’t believe it!
The Finster Finster Show! episode “STORE WARS” was painlessly cut this morning.
In the session was Larry Huber, Molly Maldonado, Eric Homan and my son Michael. And I thank you all for all your creative input too!
It was a blast of an edit session and one of the best in my career!
We all had fun and it was complete in two hours flat.
The show came back with with a minute to cut. Rough Draft Korea did an excellent job with the animation. Eddie Houchins’ sheets were tight; which helped out a lot.
Sound spotting will happen next Monday. Cool.
Anyway; that’s the Finster update for now.
I hope you’re all having fun on your motion pictures! Your stuff is looking great on the blog!
Take care and may the force be with you!
Your Cartoon Pals…….. Jeff and the Finster Boys

“STORE WARS” BATTLE CARTS ARE GO!

April 7th, 2006

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Hey Cartoon Kids!
Time is ticking away. The Finster Finster Show! episode “STORE WARS” is returning next week from Rough Draft Korea!
I can’t believe it myself. Unbelievable.
From my student film at Cal Arts in 1982; to a full-blown piece of animated art done professionally now.
It’s been a long road.
Anyway; here’s color mark-ups done by Kelly Chan, here at Nickelodeon. It was her brilliant idea to do a 70% dx effect on the cart’s side panels; being it would have been so hard to see shopping cart basket construction on BG’s. The carts actually act as vehicles now.
Take care and enjoy!
May the cartoon force be with you all and your films!
Your Cartoon Pals…… Jeff and the Finster Boys

FINSTERS PREPARE FOR “STORE WARS”

April 5th, 2006

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Hey Cartoon Bloggers and Blogettes!
Yup. The time is here.
The Finster Finster Show! “STORE WARS” episode returns from Rough Draft, Korea early next week! Man.
Here’s a midnite shot of the Finster Boys welding up the right rear rocket thruster for one of the battle carts.
Watch for more preparation before next week.
Take care kids and may the cartoon force be with you!!!!!
Your Random Cartoon Pals….. Jeff and the Finster Boys

HEY! BLAST THAT MELON OFF MY HEAD!

April 5th, 2006

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Hi Kids!
Sorry I missed the Random meeting today.
I got caught up with the thing with the thing.
Anyway; here’s rough layout drawings from Rough Draft Studios in Seoul. Scene 58.
Talk to you guys on the blog soon!
Your artwork is looking real cool.
Take care.
Your Cartoon Pals….Jeff and the Finster Boys

THE FAMILY FINSTER MOBILE

April 4th, 2006

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Hey Groovy Kartoon Kats and Kittens!!!!
Here’s a shot of me on the side of the Finsters house; checking out their new wheels!
You gotta dig that turquoise and white two-tone paint job.
BG/LO is by Dan McHugh, BG paint is by Richard Martin, Car design is by Tom Foxmarnick. Jeff’s fat face in the shot is by himself.
Take care and we’ll talk soon!!!!
Your Cartoon Pals…… Jeff and the Finsters