Thursday, July 24, 2008

Freakazoid-Tiny Toons Panel 2008

Lots of fun with a nice turn-out. Paul Rugg rocked as MC, the clips were good, and my fellow panelists delightful. Nice to see Andrea Romano, Paul Dini and Sherri Stoner again as well as Bruce Timm and Rich Arons. Paul kept it moving and turned it over to audience questions for the last fifteen minutes.

I owe my Warner years to Sherri Stoner. In late 1990, I was working in improv with her husband, Sweeney, at the Acme Comedy Theatre. Sherri hired me to help develop a Tiny Toons spin-off starring Elmyra. The development was scrubbed and the episode I helped write folded into Tiny Toons proper. A year later, when Animaniacs was ready to crank up, Paul Rugg and I were assigned pilot episodes. (Mine was "Drac-u-lee Drac-u-la.") We were brought on staff and away we went for a long time.


k said...

I never could remember how it all got started. Thanks for the history.

Sounds like a lot of fun out there...I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Mattieshoe said...

I'd love to hear more about Animaniacs' production John.

Any plans for a post like that?

John P. McCann said...

Perhaps down the line.

After I chronicle a series of shows that were developed but never made.

It's my version of cleaning out the back of the closet.

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