Sunday, January 29, 2006

Mr. Coolman goes to Stuttgart...

We're happy to announce that two of the COOLMAN! shows; DEEP SEA BLUES and HOOTCHY KOOTCHY HAIKU, have been selected for the competition ANIMATED SERIES at the 13th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film to take place on April 27 – May 2, 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany. This is a big deal and an honour.

As a change of pace, here's a taste of the storyboard from DEEP SEA BLUES, written by John van Bruggen and storyboarded by Steve Whitehouse. Steve was Flash animation designer for COOLMAN!, and also animator for the entire five minute DEEP SEA BLUES. Congrats to Steve!










Our animators for Hootchy Kootchy Haiku were: Jens Pindal, Daniela Strijleva and James Robertson of Iron Scythe fame. Congratulations, guys!

15 comments:

Elliot said...

Big round of applause.
Congrats!
Mazeltov!

Smook said...

I hope you can read this over the din of Elliot's round of applause! Congratulations and well deserved!

J said...

Hey congrats guys! Good to hear its gaining some exposure.

JOE GIAMPAPA said...

Congradulations you two. It's good to see Artist produced Ideas get attention.

the doodlers said...

Elliot, Mike, James, and Joe, thanks a bunch!!

Alina Chau said...

This is AWESOME!! Beautiful board! Congrat!

mr-dunn* said...

hi doodlers-is jens a relative of kai pindal?-
i worked with kai in 1990 when i was at hollywood road on fr07 (yikes)-he was such a sweet chap!
glad to see you are still blog-frenzied-and congrats to you too!
and mayand saves my bacon an a daily basis on charlie and lola!-ta gur-b

Clive said...

Congrats on the selection of Coolman to you and your crew. I hope you win something too!

the doodlers said...

Howdee Mr Dunn! Yes Jens is Kai Pindal's son. And a very talented animator, too! What is fr07? We must check out Charlie and Lola and see how you and Alan are making out, cuz it sounds sweet.

Thanks Clive! Tis an honour just to be nominated yada yada... ;)

Steve Daye said...

That's great news! Congratulations to you both! Best of luck!

Steve

Matt J said...

Hah! Fun ncharacter & great boards, clear staging & poses.

Gerald said...

congrats, these look great already!

the doodlers said...

Steve, Matt, Gerald. Thanks guys and cheers!

Steve,

Hope all's going well for ya.

mr-dunn* said...

hi again-
fro7 was the infamous frog/secret agent movie that was produced in battersea around 1989-1992 -it was an odd experience -but paid a lot of mortgages for sure-
it gave me a break in the biz too-i worked as uli's assistant (for the week he was there!-visa bill to pay he told me!)
ahh..water under the bridge for sure...feels like a dfferent world..drawings -cels..backgrounds painted with real materials...woops! got nostalgic there..
no room for that...

Michael said...

wow - excellent news! congratulations to all of you talented people you!