Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another cartoon from 25 years ago.The first person I remember showing this cartoon to was Tom Wilson (Biff from the Back To The Future movies) 20 years later I stumbled across Tom's website and asked him if he remembered me. His response was, "Sure, what's eating Jenkins?"

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Let the kid go

25 years ago, before I'd ever worked in animation, I drew a bunch of single panel cartoons. I told some of them to Will and Carolyn, they convinced me to redraw them and do something with them. So for your entertainment, a cartoon that was 25 years in the making.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Driven to distraction

We had planned to do a series of cartoons in which the Blue Fairy explains to Pinocchio in order to become a real boy Pinocchio was going to have to get a real job. I thought people might get tired of hearing the same Pinocchio intro song every time, so I composed this song to play over the same visuals. Unfortunately, Dreamworks abandoned the project. The only one that got produced was Bride of Gingy, by Claire Morrissey. It ended up as part of a Shrek Halloween special.

banana song

I love writing songs about bananas, any fruit really. This ditty was composed for something called Dreamworks Sidekick Shorts. The idea was to make up little cartoons that could play on Iphones and ITouches to keep Dreamworks movies on the public's radar between movies. It was one of the most enjoyable times I've spent in the animation biz.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

3 Bad Chickens

This was the first book I thought I might go commercial on. Then I remembered my day job. Still, there was something about Madame Clopinette and her farm that speaks to me... in FRENCH!!! ( "a j'eon de suis, a t'ois de soire..." as Steve Martin used to say.)

3 Bad Chickens Eat Lunch

We actually had three chickens. And they actually looked in through the kitchen window every morning that I made my kids' lunches. One morning I narrated what I thought looked like what they were saying. And that was the inspiration for this book for my two sons, Zach and Avery.

Monday, July 11, 2011