Wednesday, December 22, 2004
OUR KOREA CREW! Although we do all the writing, directing, storyboarding, recording, and character/prop/background design here in Burbank, the animation of Teenage Robot is done in Korea by the fine folks at Rough Draft. This is a page from their calendar giving a taste of what December is like for them.
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
ATTENTION TO DETAIL. Yes, you knew we had drawing tips for Jenny's head, and body, and expressions... but her hands?!? This is only one fourth of the info we have on how to draw Jenny's hands. Is it this slavish attention to detail that makes the show so wonderful? Not really. It's all in the writing. ;)
Monday, December 20, 2004
Friday, December 17, 2004
THE MANY COSTUMES OF BRIT AND TIFF - Go watch Scooby Doo or Peanuts or the Simpsons or any of those other cartoons and you'll see them wearing the same dirty T-shirt day after day, episode after episode until the end of time. But not here. Not Brit and Tiff. They are on top of the fashion trends like no other cartoon character before them. Here is just a small sampling of the outrageous and amazing ensembles these two showcase.
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
COLOR BABY! Here's a great example of what I was talking about on Monday. This entire scene takes on a different color palette because it's set in the dark recesses of space rather than on the sunny streets of Tremorton. Notice how much greener Jenny looks than in a normal daytime shot. Thanks to Leticia, one of our great color stylists, for forwarding this to the blog!
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Greetings from XJ-Coordinator! My name is Charlie and XJ-Writer let me sit in today to say "Hey." For you serious MLAATR fans, you may remember that my caricature appeared as an extra in "Saved by the Shell." When I'm not appearing in episodes, I am a key member of the production staff and an avid golfer. I sometimes wear boots and other times I sing. Good talking to you. I'm outta here.
Monday, December 13, 2004
XJWRITER IN BLACK AND WHITE! Yes, it's a black and white drawing of me... but why is it up here? To illustrate the amazing job our color artists do on the show. Each character and prop and background are carefully color coordinated to bring you the coolest looking thing since the psychadelia of the early 60's. Watch carefully and you'll see how Jenny's colors change in each scene depending on the mood and lighting of that scene. I've been asking our color artists for some of their beautiful color illustrations for months now... but there's a picture of me in black and white on the blog. Wonder why? So do I.
Friday, December 10, 2004
Thursday, December 09, 2004
YOU MISSED THE SPECIAL?!?!? After all of our rave reviews, a few of you actually missed the MLAATR Christmas Special... including someone who was so busy doing Teenage Robot fan art that she missed the real Teenage Robot! Well, it will be airing again on Saturday the 18th if you missed it... or if you want to see it again!
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Today is the day you get your early holiday present as Jenny returns to your TV sets for the first time this century! I believe the holiday special is on at 8:30 in most parts of the country, but check your local listings. The crew got to see the completed special last night and I don't believe I'm being biased when I say that IT ROCKS!
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
ANNIE NOMINATIONS FOR TEEN ROBOT! My Life as a Teenage Robot has been nominated for three Annies by the ASIFA. Candi Milo (Wakeman) got her second nomination for Voice Acting. Alex Kirwan was nominated for Production Design. And the show itself was one of five nominees for Best Animated TV Production. Sweet!
Monday, December 06, 2004
Friday, December 03, 2004
FIVE EPISODES IN A ROW! We don't have the official date yet, but early next year will be the official premiere of the second season of MLAATR and they will be running one new episode a night for FIVE NIGHTS IN A ROW! We can't tell you which episodes yet, because things are still in flux, but FIVE NIGHTS IN A ROW! Holy cow!