This week work continued on the Crawford the Cat project. Above is a storyboard page from the show. The storyboard is generated from the script. On this particular show, however, the scripting is not entirely finished. Because of upcoming sales meetings, we are producing a sequence of the show in concurrence with the completion of the writing and storyboarding chores. This is not entirely unusual for us. On “The Ugly Duckling’s Christmas Wish,” a movie we made a few years back, our distributor on that film, Sunbow Entertainment, was able to do advance sales based on a few minutes of the show. That film did pretty well for itself, particularly in Germany. On its initial German broadcast, it won the TV ratings for its timeslot. They sent us a copy of the show with the German dub. Again, it was fun to hear how they had recast the show with the foreign actors. I’m always amazed at how close they can come to finding actors that sound like the English speaking actors.
Speaking of actors, we also recorded some more track for the show this week, so that direction and animation can continue for the promotional piece. I’ll try to post a clip from that recording session as soon as it’s edited.