Sunday, December 27, 2009


Little history of this project. My friend Lavalle and I met in Don Bluth's Animation club working on the Cyber Garage project. We discovered we both had a love of Classical Animation, its our dream to work on a 2d animated project. My background is working at the Walt Disney World resort my entire working life since the age of 19, Lavalle comes from Minnesota where he had on his own website making Flash cartoons since the year 2000. We thought of various ideas for projects over the Summer before settling on idea on a story in an old roadside attractions that populated the state of Florida in mid 20th century until the big corporation theme parks took over landscape. "Crackerland " is setting for Florida based theme park /roadside attraction. Our story focus on our 3 " cast members" who work in the land of Sun & Fun ..... "where the Tourist are" Greetings from Crackerland!

Original napkin drawing of our characters I did during a lunch with Lavalle...Jay O' Gator, Freddie the Flamingo & Bumby the Manatee. Originally i wanted to call it " Lost in the Tropics" & Lavalle wanted to have the title " Tropical Mischief". Then we all talked about it and "Crackerland" is the working title.


Created by

Lavalle Lee McGuirk and Les Carpenter

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