Sunday, September 18, 2005

Mr. Coolman goes to Ottawa

Last year (2004) we created five pilot episodes of COOLMAN! for NELVANA'S FUNPAK, an animated anthology series which aired this year on YTV. You'll find blogs from other Funpak creators in our links list at the left.

We're happy to say that one of our 5 episodes for COOLMAN! is screening in competition at this year's Ottawa International Film Festival, which starts this week. We're especially pleased to be in a category that is new this year: 'Animated Television Series For Adults.' Here's a still from the episode in competition, Hootchy Kootchy Haiku:


Some quick credits for COOLMAN!: Steve Whitehouse was our amazing animation designer. Our animators for Hootchy Kootchy were: Jens Pindal, Daniela Strijleva and James Robertson. BG artists: Kelly de Vries and Joseph Sherman. Our fabulous music designers: Ray Parker and Tom Szczesniak. Voice artists: Ron Pardo (Coolman), Emilie-Claire Barlow (Grace) and Gary Krawford (Professor Prufrock). Casting and Voice direction: Jessie Thomson. Picture editing by: Annellie Samuel and Jason Cohen. Sound editing by: Super Sonics Productions Inc. Thanks to Chris Labonte for creative consultation and support. Everybody gave 200% on this show!

More about COOLMAN! will follow in later posts.

7 comments:

Steve Daye said...

Good luck in Ottawa! Coolman should clean house!

Smook said...

I'll reiterate what Steve already said and wish you both luck at the animation festival!

the doodlers said...

Thanks for your support, Steve and Mike! As the saying goes, it's an honour just to be nominated...

It's a mystery to us why none of the other Funpak shows are screening in Ottawa this year...?

J said...

Hey Arna, John,
Good luck with this. I hope Ottawa goes well for you guys.
j

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Hey thanks for the link- looking forward to seeing more of your artwork!

Mark Ackland said...

Cool Man Rules! Good luck you two!!!

the doodlers said...

Thanks James, for the good wishes and the great work you did on the show!

Thanks Matt! We love the crispy designs on your blog.

Thanks Mark! Way to go on your Gruesomestein's Monsters blog getting the mention on Cartoon Brew!