Sunday, December 6, 2015

"THE 7D" Season 2 Starts in January on DisneyXD

We are in the middle of making 20 new half hours of "The 7D," slated to premier January 23, 2016 on DisneyXD.  Will keep you posted on the exact time and date.  Meanwhile, here's a heretofore-unreleased poster I smashed together from Season 1, episode 1 -- "The Littlest Giants," directed by Alfred Gimeno.   

Monday, September 14, 2015

Silver Anniversary: "Tiny Toon Adventures"

Greetings Toonsters!  

"Tiny Toon Adventures" premiered on Friday night, September 14, 1990 -- 25 years ago today!

It began its daily weekday run on the following Monday, September 17th.

Thanks to all who made "Tiny Toons" happen.  

There's a book in this adventure.  Until then, enjoy a few visual memories...

"Tiny Toon Adventures" pep rally, Warner Bros. lot, 1990.  

"Tiny Toon Adventures" at the Rose Bowl parade, 1992 (above).  And below, a pre-internet visit to the bizarre.   

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today: The Premier of "Pinky & the Brain"

That's "Pinky & the Brain" the primetime series, which premiered at 7pm on Sunday night, September 10, 1995 on The WB.  After their success on "Animaniacs," the two lab mice broke into primetime with their own show.  The title of the first episode:  "Das Mouse," written by Peter Hastings, directed by Liz Holzman and Al Zegler, produced by Peter, Rusty Mills, me and Mr. Spielberg, and starring the vocal performances of Rob Paulsen as Pinky and Maurice LaMarche as the Brain.  

And, now it's 20 years later, and since the world is not yet in the Brain's control, we must assume that Pinky & the Brain have spent the last 7305 nights attempting to take over the world -- without success.  

But there's always tomorrow night.

"Why, what are we going to do tomorrow night, Brain?"

"The same thing we do every night, Pinky -- try to take over the world." 

"They're dinky, they're Pinky & the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain." 

"Narf" forever!    

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Greetings, fellow Cartoonatics!  

Tune in for "The Rock of Sages," an all new half-hour episode of THE 7D on Saturday morning, September 12 on DisneyXD.  You'll meet...

...The Seven Sages (one is missing, above) who hold the key to saving Jollywood from the Evil Lord Grudgemunger...

This wicked wizard seeks to control all the magic in the Universe, with the help of his unwitting allies...the Gloom!  

Will Hildy become the new Queen of Jollywood?  

Has Queen Delightful's rule come to an end?  

Can the secrets of The Singing Scroll (guest star Paul Shaffer) help our heroes save the kingdom?    

Can the 7D thwart Grudgemunger's forces of doom?  

I'm thinking "definitely."
Find out for yourselves -- Saturday, Sept. 12  on DisneyXD -- with the premiere of THE 7D's "Rock of Sages."   (Multiple airings continue through the week.)  

And check your TV schedule for THE 7D, airing every day of the week on DisneyXD starting in September!     

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"Animaniacs" Recording Session: April 11, 1995

I doodled the faces of Yakko, Wakko and Dot during the voice recording (and singing) session for "The Big Wrap Party" segment of Animaniacs at Monterey Post in Burbank, California, back on April 11, 1995.  Hard to believe it was 20 years ago!   

I tend to draw during almost every recording session, so these sketches aren't unusual.  What's unique about this set of doodles is that I had everyone at the session sign it.  

So, scattered around these notepad drawings of Yakko, Wakko and Dot are the signatures of just a few of the people who gave voice and sound to the "Animaniacs" series:  engineers Harry Andronis and Patrick Rodman; recording assistant Kelly Foley; casting director Leslie Lamers;  voice director Andrea Romano;  series composer and music director Richard Stone; and the voices of Yakko, Wakko and Dot, namely Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell and Tress MacNeille.  What a group!  I feel very fortunate to have worked with these great talents, and so glad to continue working with Rob, Jess and Tress, among others, on Disney's "The 7D."