Whoops! My first TUFF Puppy Episode, Thunder Dog, won't air till much later this year, so until then, I'll continue to post FOP boards!
Season 7 had a lot of good scripts, but this was one of my favorites. Written by Kevin Sullivan, it all the things that I think make a great FOP story: a simple story, a problem kids can really relate to, a wish that creates lots of fun visuals, tons of jokes, and most importantly, HEART.
Back to work on Fairly Oddparents! I started working for Butch Hartman way back on January 2, 2002! And I'm working for him again today - on Fairly Oddparents and a new show called Tuff Puppy. I can't show you any Tuff stuff till next week, when my episode, "Thunder Dog" airs - so until then I post some FOP work. So here are my first FOP boards after a 3 year Tigre sabbatical: Anti Poof Pts 1 and 2!!
Back To Escuella is the last El Tigre episode I directed.
The experience of the series was the high point of my career. I consider myself fortunate to have worked along side so many talented people. And we were lucky to work for a creator who trusted and encouraged us all to add our personalities to the production - to take risks, challenge ourselves, question how things were done, try something new, fail, learn from our mistakes, grow, and ultimately do the best work we could do.
For those of you willing to brave the San Diego Comic Con on Saturday - I'll be on a panel:
11:30-12:30 Nickelodeon: Hartman’s Heroes: The Fairly OddParents and T.U.F.F. Puppy—Butch Hartman, creator of The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom, and his all-star team — story editor Ray DeLaurentis(Shaggy and Scooby-Doo: Get a Clue!), art director George Goodchild (Danny Phantom), and producer Dave Thomas (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera) — present Nickelodeon’s new animated action/comedyT.U.F.F. Puppy, starring iCarly‘s Jerry Trainor. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at what’s in store for Fairly OddParents as they prepare for the show’s 10th anniversary! Then, be the first to view never-before-seen footage of T.U.F.F. Puppy. Moderated by Stacey Kim, executive in charge for Nickelodeon. Room 24ABC
We'll also be doing a signing afterwards down at the Nickelodeon booth. Stop by and say "hi!"
They pile up all the trophies on stage, like pirate booty!
This was the sign on my chair. I read it less as a seating assignment than an affirmational message. I'm going to start putting them on my friends chair's too.
This is the category I won:
It's the one category that you know you've won ahead of time, so I practiced my speech over and over and over again... For a week! - But the second I stepped on stage, my mind went blank! Thank goodness I made a cheat sheet with everybody's name on it. I'd post a picture of the notes to show you that they actually said, "WIFE," because I knew I'd forget. (I have in the past!) I swear, those stage lights take away 50 IQ points as soon as they hit you.
This is me, hugely relieved that I remembered to thank everybody. Whew!