Monday, July 30, 2007

Startoons at Comic Con

It was great to see some of the old Startoons gang. In attendance were Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Kirk Tingblad, Kurt Mitchell, Kevin Barber, Jason Peltz, John Griffin, and myself. Above are some of the pictures.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Emmy Pic

Here's a cool pic of Jon with his Emmy award - coutesey Doug Rice. Thanks Doug!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Comic Con Panel

Those of us going to Comic Con this year, be sure to check out this panel on Thursday July 26th. Startoon alums Spike and Tony will be there!

2:45-3:45 Hanna Barbera Retrospective—Take a look back at the lives and times of two of the greatest characters in the history of animation, Bill Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Former colleagues and friends examine the toon titans’ nearly 70 years of creating some of the world’s most beloved animated characters. Animation author/historian Tom Sito moderates a panel that includes longtime Hanna-Barbera director Andrea Romano, the renowned Gary Owens (Space Ghost), Hanna-Barbera Cartoons author Michael Mallory, plus Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, the producer-director team of the upcoming Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale, Joe Barbera’s final animated project. Room 6B

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Arthur T Cock

Up with the Chickens was a property Jon Developed with Kevin Matthews. It was to take the form of a morning news show. The hook was that the title was a literal description, as the program was written and produced by barnyard animals. That would have been a lot of fun to work on, since animals aren't good at producing TV shows. It would have had that "little rascals" look, with improvised equipment, shoddy sets and inept personnel. Kevin Matthews was to provide most of the primary voices for the characters, including the host - pictured above - Arthur T. Cock. Additionally, there would have been a cooking segment with a cajun crocodile, also voiced by Matthews. No wait. Maybe he was a dinosaur? Anybody know? Beuhller?

Found it on my hard drive