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Anyone who knows me, knows I don't walk away from a commitment, but I had a commitment to myself. Yes, there were times Nickelodeon made it more difficult than it needed to be, but there were also times they made it easier.
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I actually rented a hotel room next to the studio and Tom, Nick, George and I rotated sleeping and shooting the pilot, while another crew at ILM did other filming.
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I am constantly getting letters from inconsistancies in the back stories of these characters.
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I do not feel any artist can produce great art without putting great personality into it. It is always a piece of you that goes on the screen or the canvass.
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I feel that you are born with talents, but the zeal to persue it has to be there.
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I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to do the show, feel sad if my personal experience helped put an end to Rocko, but I really had no choice.
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I felt like the environment on the Rocko staff was incredible. A reporter once described it as walking into a pre-school.
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I fought hard to get this episode on because it dealt with adoption, and how someone feels when they find out who their real parents are.
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I had seen TV cartoon shows, and I really wanted nothing to do with them. She told me that these were going to be different.
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I had to catch up with where creative technologies had gone since I worked on the show, did some bohemian painting,and continued research into animation, studying the masters, developing new methods, styles, character studies etc.
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I know when a concept or character is not working it is usually because I cannot find a relatable point with it, or an aspect of my personality.
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I think cheese smells funny, but I feel bananas "are" funny. I'm assuming Swamp told the whole story of the executives seriously asking us to replace the banana with cheese because they thought it was funnier.
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I was shocked. They were going to give me money to make this really odd show? Well, I still had little thought of it going to series, but I thought it was great that my next short film was going to be paid for.
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I'm drawing, animating and writing better than I've ever been before, and I love my life with my wife Carol and the excitement of our new baby!!
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Marriage should be a duet - when one sings, the other claps.
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Since this was the first and only series I had ever produced, I was unaware of what the "Normal" environment was for a studio. I tried to run it as I did in my SF studio.
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Somebody said us artists have trouble with success because art is derived from struggle. I disagree with that, because truely doing your art is success, whether you make money from it or not.
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Sometimes a serendipitous reaction occurs when a network asks you if you have any ideas for a series, at a time when your creative flow is working in that direction.
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Sometimes things just click. The one contribution I tried to do, was shield the staff from the corporate politics that occur on any show. But yes, we all got along very well.
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The friend that I based Heffer on was adopted, and it all played into his total personality.
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The guy who actually did the belch talking is a producer at Warner brothers. Everyone told us how great he was, so we brought him in on recording day.
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The pilot would have never happend without the hard work of a few people who got a bit lost in the shuffle. Nick Jennings and George Maestri were incredible in their passion to help me make the pilot great.
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We had a good time writing and producing it, we are very glad there are people who relate with our odd sense of humor!
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We had an incredible staff, of some of the most talented in the business. Talent with egos that didn't get in the way. We all had the same goals.
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We're the real estate industry - not the manufacturers.
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When an executive walked on our floor, it was at their own risk. As far as what others thought of working for me, I know I was very tough at times, and would storm down the hall after watching some bad animation from Korea. But overall, I feel we had a good time.
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When I speak to students and they ask how much money you can make in art, as if that is a reason to persue it, I tell them to do something else.
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When I was directing my independant films and Rocko pilot, my character's model sheets were mostly in my head. I did all of my own lay-outs, and the other animators would work from that.
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