Sunday, February 27, 2011

I have been down all weekend. Like I’m missing a tooth. Or hair. Yeah, that’s it. Body hair. I’m feeling a dreadful chill and can’t figure out why I’m so miserable. Part of what made last year so special has come to an end. Voice directing on Lucky Fred. The first 52 eps has come to an end.

It’s been some of the greatest fun I’ve ever had, and the dynamic and energy of all involved has been inspiring. What a cast!!!! Rupert, Paul, Lizzy, Beth and last but not least Jules, playing the sweetest girl in toons since Snow White. Everyone raised their game. Everyone gave that little bit extra. Everyone got a real buzz from working those scripts. What energy and what a joy. I'd like to thank everyone in the cast of course, and Tamborine absolutely (who made it all seem effortless) and Disney and Imira and Evan Gore for trusting me and the gang with their baby.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

As we merrily roll along on Groove High, we fix the odd line, or tweak this or that, to make it funnier, more dramatic, whatever... so we record a bit of scratch track. Sometimes I actually make the effort to try and 'be' the character on screen, and sometimes I just go for the best read. This WILL be great and dramatic, when the real ActRESS does her stuff in ADR. But for now, it's just funny... for all the wrong reasons. Enjoy.

Ok, today's panel of the day comes from Jean Texier, or Tex as he's not known to anyone but me, because I struggle to pronounce Texier with a proper French accent. There's something effortless in his line; a bit Calvin and Hobbes. And as loose as it all is - it's as if the pen never leaves the paper - all the info needed is there.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sometimes you just come across a panel that's too good not to share. The Baz is feeling a bit queasy by something someone said. Drawn by the the oh so talented Andreas Von Andrian.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Look, it's the very first scene. Not noted, not finished, but you know... it's animated. Nice feeling. Onwards ever onwards.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The move into the new office took next to no time at all. We now officially have room to swing a cat. Even the dog is swingable... although, he was very uncooperative in the experiment. The bits are coming together, and this big black bubble is the new chalkboard, so we can keep track of everything.