Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Animaniacs Christmas Movie

Back in the late 90's, we developed a bunch of different movie concepts for Yakko, Wakko and Dot.  Bob Doucette drew up preliminary posters for some of these development ideas.  Here's one that featured the Warners working at the North Pole -- and driving Santa's elves crazy.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from "Animaniacs"

A Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!


Yakko, Wakko, Dot and their Pilgrim pal Miles Standish from the "Turkey Jerky" episode of "Animaniacs." 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Tiny Toon Adventures" -- Early Logo -- Part 2

Here's another early "Tiny Toon Adventures" logo that Alfred Gimeno and I worked on for a while.  Of course, we ultimately went with the ring logo, further below.  




Monday, November 22, 2010

The Last "Pinky and the Brain" Script: "Star Warners"

Here's the cover page from the last "Pinky and the Brain" script:  "Star Warners."  You can see that it was quite the group effort.  At the recording session, I asked the cast and crew members on hand to sign my script...for posterity.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Tiny Toons Character Who Didn't Make the Cut

Initially, a younger version of Foghorn Leghorn was going to play a role on Tiny Toons...


...but no one could muster much enthusiasm for the character.  Ultimately, we came up with the foul-mouthed character named Fowlmouth, who seemed to carry on a bit of the blustery spirit of Foghorn, if not the design.  Fowlmouth, voiced by Rob Paulsen, made his biggest impression as the loud-mouthed movie patron in "Tiny Toons' How I Spent My (Summer) Vacation."  

Gone to the Dogs #21: Holiday Greetings!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tiny Toon Adventures: Steven's First Emmy

In May 1991, "Tiny Toon Adventures" won the Daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Animated Program."  Our executive producer Steven Spielberg was shooting his feature film "Hook" at that time, so a few members of the crew visited him on the set to present him with his very first Emmy Award.  

In the photo, from left to right:  me, during my brief beard phase, partially obscuring the view of our voice director Andrea Romano;  writer and co-producer Sherri Stoner;  of course,  Steven in the middle;  writer and story editor Paul Dini;  and directors Art Vitello and Rich Arons. 

And, in the background, pirates.  


Steven, Kathy Kennedy and Frank Marshall sent us the following telegram on the night of the Emmy event.   Telegrams were cool!  You sure don't hear much about telegrams anymore.