For the past year or so, I've been working with an incredible team of artists, directors, writers, actors, musicians, producers and creative network execs on a new animated series called "The 7D," which will premier on Disney Junior sometime in 2014. Here are just a few of the characters who have come together to help make this show happen...
Above: an afternoon stroll by some of the crew, including (left to right) Paul Rugg (writer and the voice of Lord Starchbottom), Randy Rogel (series writer), Charles Visser (series director), Roger Eschbacher (writer), Deanna Oliver (series writer), Carson Kugler (storyboard artist), Kevin Frank (storyboard artist), Alfred Gimeno (series director), David Shair (storyboard revisions), Sherri Stoner (story editor and writer), Barry Caldwell (storyboard artist) and Roger Dondis (storyboard supervisor).
Lunch at the Sonora campus commissary with Kevin Michael Richardson (the voice of Happy), series composer Parry Gripp, and Emily Hart, who is the network executive on the series. In addition to her creative input on The 7D, Emily is also Disney Junior's Executive Director of Programming.
The 7D's line producer Louis Cuck with director Alfred Gimeno.
A meeting during production of the first four storyboards and animatics back in 2012, with Sherri Stoner, production supervisor Pappy Piumetti, me, Kevin Frank and Alfred Gimeno.
Series art director Frank Montagna and background designer Brad Gake.
Writer Paul Rugg is given brilliant script notes by a visiting Amish woman.