Monday, October 29, 2007

Miracle City Worker

This episode's new villain, El Cucharon, was voiced by Napoleon Dynamite's Efren Ramirez.
Everyone was excited to work with him, and he didn't disappoint.
I left for my honeymoon just after the board pitch, so the the wonderfully talented Gabe Swarr stepped in to direct the episode. And did a great job!
Gabe is now directing full time on El Tigre - so look for more great cartoons from him!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Rising Son

Ah, re-inspired! This episode had a lot to get excited about. Samurai, Robots, Demon Ninjas, and a voice by George Takei - Star Trek's Sulu! The exact show I hoped I'd be working on when I was 14 years old!
Mr. Takei was awesome to work with. He really understands the difference between acting and voice acting - and was terrific about taking direction ( not that he needed it.) He had put a lot of thought into his character and the performance before he arrived - which made the record a breeze. And, to top it off, he was incredibly gracious - signing everything the crew put in front of him. Which, believe me, was a lot.
Some days, you just can't believe your luck.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Puma Licito

My back was against the wall on this one. I dug down deep and came up with...Nothing. A handfull of stiff drawings, some shots I'd done before, and a couple of ripoff shots from better films.
What do you do when inspiration deserts you? I get really selfish with my insprations - spend a fortune at the comic book shop - and watch a ton of dvd's. After this board I think my comic shop guy added a new wing to his house, and Blockbuster had to close early.

Oh well - as the saying goes - fail, fail again, fail beter.