Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

So I’ve been a long-time fan of the Disney Afternoon ‘toons... I’ve seen (and dare I say, used to memorize?) every episode of DuckTales, Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Gummi Bears, TaleSpin… and my all-time favorite, Darkwing Duck!! (Needless to say, I filled my sketchbooks with tons of fanart. ^_^) When I was younger, I bought a book called The Wonderful World of Disney Television: A Complete History and read through all the summaries and credits of each episode. Tad Stones’ name popped up on all my favorite ones; he was the creator, producer and writer for Darkwing Duck, and producer and writer on Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers and Gummi Bears. Ever since then, I’ve remembered his name!

Fast forward to San Diego Comic Con 2010: I am rushing over to BOOM! Studios’ booth to meet the great Tad Stones in person, who signed my brand new Issue #1 of ‘Darkwing Duck: The Duck Knight Returns’ that just released! Needless to say, I was absolutely star struck! XD

But I had never dreamed I would have ever gotten to work with Tad personally! Near the end of 2012, I had the great pleasure of working with him on a pitch he created while at Bento Box: a Beverly Hills Chihuahua animated series for Disney Jr.! Tad was fun and an absolute joy to work with; being an artist/animator himself with years of experience, he had the great creativity and vision I could trust, and I learned SO much from his feedback. I loved the script, too; his stories are filled with lively and humorous characters whose dialogues are brimming with attitude and personality; I could easily hear the voice acting and see them animated in my head! And although in the end, the series unfortunately fell through due to timing, I totally treasured this invaluable experience!

Hope your guys' 2014 is off to a great start!! ^_^


Chris Sobieniak said...

Interesting the ideas that do fall through without being fully realized, I wasn't big on the "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" movies but interesting they wanted to adapt it to an animated series otherwise.

Sparky said...

I love those Disney cartoons as well. Especially TaleSpin, Goof Troop and Darkwing Duck. Let's get Dangerous!

Anyway, glad you got to meet Tad Stones and Happy New Year!


Aly said...

Thanks for sharing this! It was such a fun experience when I recorded the pilot, it's a shame it never got picked up.

Genevieve Tsai said...

Thank you, Sparky! Happy New Year to you, too! It's awesome you love Tale Spin and DW as much as I do!

Aly - I know, it was such a shame!! =( Do you think they will ever release the pilot? I would love to see how it turned out! That's awesome that you worked on it, too! Were you at the Bento Box booth at CTN-X last year? I wonder if we might have spoken one time when I visited!

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