Saturday, December 31, 2011

Have a Crackerland New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Crackerland had a great year! We sent Bumby into outer space, created Beach Ball Bumby flash game, found our voice actors, even got our hands on! In the new year we have BIG plans for Crackerland, so be sure to keep checking back for updates!

Artist: Mark Stanger

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Crackerland Christmas Carol

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from the gang at Crackerland.

Artist: Les Carpenter

Colorist/Design: Celeste Cronrath

Saturday, November 26, 2011

OMG!!! There's a ..COW ON THE ROOF!!!!!!

Our very own production company, we figured eventually we would need it to help our push in funding our little cartoon we got here, or even our pitch to studios or networks. With "Cow on the Roof productions" we hope to create original animated productions like "Crackerland" to continue the great American art form of animation.

Artist: Celeste Cronrath

Ok, Why Cow on the Roof? For years we pull the same corny joke that amuses nobody but ourselves, I guess. Down the road from Lavalle's place on Bumby Ave ( yes that Bumby) sits a cow high on the roof of the T.G. Lee Milk factory.. when driving past it, with a passenger who is unaware of said cow, I scream in mock amazement & point wildly " there's a cow on the roof" the passenger might look up & catch a glimpse of the cow as I speed by, none the wiser i exclaim that they have a live cow on the roof.. among various stories over the years. Only Lavalle has seen to continued the same joke to his family & friends. So i think its natural name for our " Animated" projects :)

Samuel P. Cracker

A younger more wall street type character study for Mr. Cracker's brother Samuel P. Cracker

Artist : Nicholas Fechter

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Skunk Ape

The Florida not so legendary version of Bigfoot the "Skunk Ape" from the swamps of the Everglades, he has risen! This character sure to make an appearance in Crackerland!

A few sample character designs...The Skunk Ape

Artist: Mark Stanger

Don't Believe us.......

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mr. Cracker Concepts

Here are some new Mr. Cracker concepts.

Artist: Nicholas Fechter

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kaley Concepts

Here are some new Kaley concepts.

Artist: Nicholas Fechter

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gee Whizzy World value study 02

Another study of the Gee Whizey World Iconic castle, that reaches into the sky

concept + value study
pencil, ink + Photoshop

Artist: John David Thornton

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kaley Sketching Sketches.

Kaley artistic side is strong personality trait. I think she has ambition to be artist or animator, always with a sketchbook in her hand. I think its kinda unique to have animated character who wants to be animator. She is the character that keeps the craziness in check.

Artist: Roland Mechael Ilagan

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gee Whizzy World value study

The "Gee Whizey World" castle
concept + value study
Pencil + Adobe Photoshop

Artist: John David Thornton

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fredrick Alafaya Flamingo Concepts

Some new Freddy concepts

Artist: Nicholas Fechter

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Some New Bumby Concepts

Here is a different concept for Bumby the Manatee!

Artist: Nicholas Fechter

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Some New Jay Concepts!

Here are some new Jay O' Gator concepts.

Artist: Nicholas Fechter

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Princess Sunshine on my Shoulder

Princess Sunshine on her magical unicorn " Break"O"Dawn" singing a song from a scene in Gee Whizey World's latest animated feature film, "Sleeping Sunshine"

Artist: Mark Stanger

Friday, September 30, 2011

Kaley- facial expressions

Artist: Roland Mechael Ilagan

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Our Girl Kaley

Some new sketches of Kaley during her day.

Artist: Roland Mechael Ilagan

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gee Whiz...Look at that castle!

Spectacular view of the "Gee Whizey World" castle... set in the perfect climate controlled theme park of the future! Only $39.99 for parking!

Artist: John David Thornton

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Potrait of a Porpoise

....looks can be deceiving.

Artist: Kerry Tripp

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Crackerland's version of a pony ride!

A revision of Concept piece


The Original

Artist: Celeste Cronrath

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mr. Cracker The Original Florida Cowboy

Mr. Cracker sitting on his Ass " Ponce" ( named after Ponce De Leon of course)

Artist: Mark Stanger

Monday, August 15, 2011

Balloon Tied Fred

Artist: Lavalle Lee

How high and far will Fred go? Nobody knows!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Second Banannas

Our secondary characters lineup

Dr.Cracker( Colonial's older brother), Princess Sunshine,Old Joe, Lorenzo the landscaper, Lester & Lee (heckling Seagulls) Carl the Custodian & Beatrice ( bumby's #1 fan)

Sunday, July 31, 2011


Every epic needs it crowds scenes!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Build a Bumby

Animation Flashback- A young Bumby & his teddy bear -concept

Artist: Lavalle Lee

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hair High Musical

Princess Sunshine concept

Artist: Mark Stanger

So i know this putting the cart before the Horse... but my dream voice for this character would be Broadway star Sutton Foster...A super talent who can sing, dance & act.... and makes funny faces, that be animators dream!

Check out a couple of performances

Thursday, July 21, 2011

NASA Sent Bumby the Manatee into Space!!!

Hey everyone! A few weeks back I saw advertisements from NASA on sending your name and picture into outer space! I thought this would be a great way to immortalize Bumby the Manatee! So I entered Bumby and NASA accepted him! I think he might be even the first cartoon character to be sent into space this way! Here is the certificate NASA gave me proving that Bumby is in SPACE!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Beach Ball Bumby - New Flash Game!

Artist: Lavalle Lee
Click Here to play Beach Ball Bumby!

It's done!! Crackerland's first flash game!! How high can you score??

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bumby the Pooh

In celebration of the return of classical animation in Disney's new "Winnie the Pooh"film. Our very own red shirt chubby guy Bumby gives honey a taste! We too want our story to be part of the beautiful American art form & encourage you all to go see & support this movie in theaters July 15th & then make a visit to Crackerland in the 99 acre swamp!

Artist: Kerry Tripp

Photoshop Artist: Lavalle Lee

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Happy Birthday to Celeste

A very happy birthday to one of the great artists who has contributed her time & artistic vision to our story... Celeste Cronrath. a small bio about Celeste, she was intern with DDG ( Disney Design Group) & freelances for them from her home in North Carolina, She loves Epcot,All things retro & tiki & for some strange reason Canadians. She has ambitions to be conceptual artist in animation & no doubt about it she will be a great one!

Some of the stunning conceptual artwork she has done for Crackerland

Check out her website/blog