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!! ^_^
~Genevieve

4 comments:

Christopher 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!

-Sparky

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!