November 2, 2014

GROJFANS UNITE!!!!!


GROJFANS - The second half of season one is about to air on Teletoon!

Tell everyone you know to tell everyone they know to watch this Wed, November 5, 7:30pm.
If you can't watch PVR it - for REAL!!!!

This could be the most defining moment in television history.
The future of GROJBAND depends on you!

(no pressure)



July 1, 2014

ORIGINAL 22 MINUTE GROJBAND PILOT


Originally we pitched GROJBAND as a 22 minute series. Here's the leica before we cut it down to 11 mins. A few things you'll notice... Mr. Riffin, Mina's voice, the idea of trying to get Trina's diary back to her... and I'm sure find a bunch more. Ultimately, I'm glad we cut it down to 11. The energy is way better.


And this is the 11 minute version.

April 11, 2014

BACK 26 EPS ON CARTOON NETWORK!!!!

Hey GROJFANS - Don't miss out on the second half of season 1
Watch ALL the episodes now!

NO REALLY - WATCH THEM NOW!!!!!

I’m glad GROJFANS old and new are able to watch GROJBAND whenever they want online. But please watch what you can at http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/grojband/video/index.html

If all our ratings go to online sites (that steal our show) and not to the fine folks at Teletoon, Cartoon Network, ABC3 etc. then the networks have no viewing numbers to justify renewing the series. 

January 23, 2014

Making Of Grojband - PT EUROPEAN VERSION



HE!HE! - Looks like these guys are having fun. This gives me feelings of joy.

November 22, 2013

IT'S WORKING!!! GROJBAND PLAYLIST ABOVE

Okay GROJFANS !!!

AT LONG LAST - I FINALLY GOT THE THING TO WORK!!!

I’ve uploaded a playlist (above) of all the production music for season one. This is how it came in to us for approvals from the composers. These are the names we use and the first run lyrics before any changes. You may notice some differences from the ones you’re use to hearing AND a song or two that may have been cut for time.

ENJOY!!!

November 2, 2013

GROJBAND - FINAL PASS


Just wrapping up the last few anim revs on season 1 folks!!!!

Can't wait for you guys to see these new eps. They're pretty wicked if I do say so myself.

GREAT WORK GB TEAM!!!

October 14, 2013

THE GROJBAND CONTEST!!!

The GROJBAND Contest: Go behind-the-scenes with the creators of GROJBAND and meet the guy who voices Cory!

September 8, 2013

Grojband’s Got Game on TELETOON!

If you weren’t already pumped enough about Grojband coming to Canada on TELETOON, we’ve got some news to turn things up to eleven! The mad geniuses at Secret Location have partnered to develop a new cross-platform Grojband game! READ MORE...

VISIT THE WEBSITE
www.grojband.com

August 22, 2013

GROJBAND 3D ART - UPDATE


WHAT'S THIS??? A CARRIE SKULL???? JOY!



Pics courtesy of Jennifer Ko

Check out this cool homemade SKULL necklace!!!

August 21, 2013

GROJBAND CONCEPT ART


Above: This was the very first drawing I did for GROJBAND. 
How things change!

Above: My very 1st drawing of the Corey design we chose.

Corey, Laney concept art by Todd Kauffman

Whoa! 
Found some old concept art. Creepy. Imagine if they ended up looking like this, weird.

August 20, 2013

GROJBAND CONCEPT ART

Corey's bedroom. Concept art by Ed Lee

Laney's bedroom. Concept art by Ed Lee

Riffin living room. Concept art by Ed Lee

GROJBAND ICONS


Some awesome GROJBAND ICONS courtesy of FREMANTLE MEDIA!

August 9, 2013

CANADIAN PREMIER DATE!!!

Get yer PVR's ready!

GROJBAND is set to premier on TELETOON 
Thursday, September 5th at 7pm!!!!!!

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO - HMMM?

PIC#9
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PIC#6
PIC#5
PIC#4
PIC#3
PIC#2
PIC#1

"THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM" is a post where we'll be updating Grojfans with little teaser "production" pics from the second half of season 1. 

Try to figure out what pic belongs to which episode!

August 7, 2013

BREAKING NEWS!!!


"I'm BUZZ NEWSWORTHY, and this just in! 

That's right Grojfans... it's the titles for the remaining 26 episodes of season one! Oh what wonder these simple configuration of letters evoke! I can only imagine what shenanigans Corey and friends will get up to this time. All I can say is it better be good or I'm out of a job, ha ha ha!"

July 4, 2013

GROJBAND OPENING LEICA


GROJBAND (c) Fresh TV Inc. 2013

Here's our GROJBAND opening leica. Storyboard by the awesome Kyle Marshall.

Below is the ORIGINAL 1 minute opening theme also boarded by Kyle.

GROJBAND (c) Fresh TV Inc. 2013

Below is the ORIGINAL opening board for those interested in stepping through it.

July 2, 2013

COREY LIP-SYNCS?!?!?!

No way!
Corey's legit! He sings all his own stuff LIVE!
But to make him sing, the animators must do something called
LIP SYNC ANIMATION.


Here's a quick little video I made to show the inner workings of a Flash file and how our animators pull off the illusion of life in GROJBAND!


June 10, 2013

GROJBAND Behind the Scenes



A small peek into the world of our Animation Director, Michelle Tripp

June 6, 2013

LANEY MADE A CAKE!!!

LANEY (Bryn McAuley) made a GROJBAND cake to celebrate our last record. 

THANKS BRYN! YOU ROCK!!!

P.S. - It was a bitter sweet record. So happy to have recorded the last ep. So sad to say good-bye to all the amazing actors. You made us laugh, you made us cry. Hope we get a second season.

Ep 26 HERE, US ROCK!

Big thanks to the hilarious Mike Kiss and his writing team for keeping us all in stitches this season. And to Merle Anne Ridley, our brilliant voice director for her keen ear and friendly demeanour.

June 4, 2013

ON THE SCHEDULE


Our friends from LA sent us this pic. So cool to see it on the schedule like this. And right before Adventure Time! Killer. Big thanks to the Quane family!!

WE ARE LIVE!!!


If you're NOT geo blocked (like me) you can check out all the new GROJBAND clips CN is putting up on their site.

NEW GROJBAND PROMO!!!


Killer GROJBAND promo from Fremantle Media.

A huge, HUGE thanks to the entire GB crew! This looks AMAZING and all your hard work has certainly paid off. You should all be very proud - I know Mark and I are. 

CAN'T WAIT FOR THE PREMIER! CONGRATS EVERYONE!!!

MUSIC MARATHON ON CARTOON NETWORK

Check out what's on the CARTOON NETWORK BLOG!!!! 
Musically inspired marathon?!?! Say WHAAAAAAAAT!


"The new show Grojband kicks off next week! And like any good concert, we’ve booked an awesome opening act. Check out a musically inspired marathon this Sunday, June 9. The killer lineup includes Looney Tunes, Johnny Test, MAD, Annoying Orange, Gumball, Adventure Time, and Regular Show! It all starts Sunday at 11a/10c!"


June 3, 2013

ANIMATION MAGAZINE

Mark and I did an interview with Ramin Zahed from ANIMATION MAGAZINE!!!


Stay tuned for Q&A's with Mike Kiss, our executive story editor and other key members of our talented crew.

June 2, 2013

STORYBOARD PITCH!!!

Storyboard artist Brian Coughlan came in and pitched us a sequence for an upcoming episode where Trina's soul is trapped in her car. What does a possessed car do in the world of GROJBAND? Why, go to the mall for a make-over shopping spree, natch.


Storyboard pitches historically have been done by having the artist hang their drawings up on the walls and then talk and act their way through the show. We work digitally now, so we have the guys talk and act their way through the show while showing their drawings on our computer screen.

May 30, 2013

BREAKING NEWS!!!


"I'm BUZZ NEWSWORTHY, and this just in
Something new is about to hit TV's everywhere, LAUGHS!
And if you're like me, and prefer to have your laughs presented in an orderly fashion, 
you'll want to be the first in line to tune in and rock out 
June 10th at 5:00pm on CARTOON NETWORK. It's the place to be!
BUZZ OUT!"


Grojband
Mon Jun 10 - 5:00pm - 101 - Cloudy With a Chance of Malt Balls / 
Dance of the Dead [SERIES PREMIERE]
Tue Jun 11 - 5:00pm - 102 - Pox N' Roll / No Strings Attached
Wed Jun 12 - 5:00pm - 103 - Indie 400 / Math of Kon
Thu Jun 13 - 5:00pm - 104 - Space Jammin' / Wish Upon a Jug
Fri Jun 14 - 5:00pm - 105 - All You Need is Cake / Helmet

May 27, 2013

ZOINKS... ZOMBIES!!!!


Here's some screen grabs of part 2 of our premier episode 
DANCE OF THE DEAD.

May 22, 2013

GROJBAND FUN FACTS

Betcha didn't know that the name GODZILLA came from the Japanese word 'Kujira'. 

(Screen grab from S1E02 Cloudy With A Chance of Malt balls)
Kin and Kon Kujira playing air guitar with their future selves. 

May 21, 2013

CHECK FOR UPDATED POSTS

FYI - I often go back and add NEW drawings to old posts. So jump into the archives and take a peek now and then - who knows, you may find something you haven't seen before.

May 16, 2013

GROJBAND STANDEES - WHA?!?!?

Co-director Michelle Tripp with our newly acquired 
GROJBAND STANDEES!!!

Comin' atcha in AMAZING 2-D!!

May 14, 2013

NEW PREMIER DATE!!!

Get yer TiVo's ready!

GROJBAND is set to premier on CARTOON NETWORK US 
Monday, June 10 at 5pm (ET, PT)

Will air Monday-Friday at 5pm (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network

March 22, 2013

March 3, 2013

C'MON LANEY... IT'LL ROCK!!

Laney's usually pretty skeptical of Corey's big ideas for the band. And for good reason. Things never turn out exactly as they plan. 

This is a storyboard panel from a sequence I'm working on this weekend. Doing boards digitally lets us drop actual production backgrounds into our scenes where we can draw our characters on top. It makes things a bit easier for each department down the line.