Recess Movie fan mail

By far, this is the best fan mail I’ve read regarding anything I’ve ever worked on.  (It’s especially gratifying, since I storyboarded the Green Tambourine bit he references.)  And… because the name of the fan is TJ Schwingle.  I hope to God that it’s real.  It tickles me that there is a TJ Schwingle out […]

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Recess sketches: Golf episode

I had fun doodling some inspirational sketches for my board for “The Principals of Golf.”  Principal Prickly takes on his nemesis and brother, Principal Paul Prickly (voiced by Martin Mull.)  Prickly teams up with Vince; Paul has this foppish little twit partner with a ridiculous golf outfit that I LOVED to draw.

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Recess Animation Camp

Recess Animation Camp

A friend of mine just dug this up from the dark crevices of youtube and brought it to my attention.  It’s a video extra that Disney did for the release of the Recess:  School’s Out dvd that explains and breaks down just how an animated tv show is made.  Yours truly is featured in the storyboard section at the 6:07 mark.  The other nice tidbit is that most of the storyboard samples they show are ones I created.  It’s good for a laugh.  You can tell how old it is by the massive boom box I have next to me on which I played an audio cassette of the track.  I’m sure there are those of you out there that are young enough to be saying right now…”Audio cassette?  What the Hell is that?”  My friend and fellow director extraordinaire, Howy Parkins, is also prominently featured throughout the video.  Fun stuff!

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Slumming with Celebs, RECESS era

When I was the storyboard supervisor on Recess:  School’s Out, we had two big names cast as our villain, Dr. Benedict, and I attended each recording session to sketch mannerisms that I could incorporate into the acting of their animated doppleganger.  The first was Burt Reynolds.  His performance seemed ok at first, but once we […]

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