Monday, December 31, 2012

Year of the "Cracker"



Happy New Year
2013

Lester & Lee ring in the new year Gulp-nam style! We hope to make our pitch for our cartoon in the new year!


Artist: Les Carpenter

Saturday, December 29, 2012

This Old "Cracker" House

Mr. Cracker's boyhood home Still standing & lived in, right inside the park...at the end of Main Street FLA along a natural spring river from the Fountain of Youth? 


Classic Cracker architecture with open hallway through middle,wrap around porch & elevated off the ground.




Artist: John David Thornton

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Crackerland Christmas 2012

Season Greetings!




Artist: Roberto Bigas

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Birds on a Wire

Model sheet of Lester & Lee, Alter Egos to Co-creators Les Carpenter & Lavalle Lee McGuirk





Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Line King

Gee Whizey World Cast members "Always look on the bright side of life"  even for next 6 hours!





Artist: Anca Mihai

Friday, December 7, 2012

On the good ship "Gee Whizey World"

Do you got what it takes to be a "Gee Whizey World" cast member?  Join the team at the 
"Sappiest Place on Earth".  

                .....to apply, resume & measurements required!
No pimples, Not body fat, No tattoos, No hippies!






Costumes for Gee Whizey World

Artist: Anca Mihai

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Little Neil - Jay O' Gator's Little Nephew


Rival to the annoying little girl, Jay O’ Gator’s little bratty nephew Neil. More of a trouble maker, another abandoned child, Jay’s sister thinks Crackerland is a daycare, and takes advantage of her younger brother’s good will & free park passes. Think Bart Simpson meets Droopy dog. His only goal in life is to reak havoc, no matter how many times scolded or punished, he finds a way to get things his way.  Has been known to team up with the annoying little girl when getting even with his uncle Jay and his friends Bumby & Fred.

  WARNING: Cannot consume sugar.




Artist: Mark Stanger



Original Concepts: Lavalle Lee

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fred Alafaya Flamingo - Walk Test

Here is a walk test of Freddy by Beatrice Matis! Crackerland is coming to life!

video

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jay Sketches

Some "Jay" Character attitude studies for the animatic



Artist: Kelsey Wooley

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bumby McBoing Boing

Bumby character studies.





Trying to create a Bumby bounce for movement cycle, when not in shopping cart.


Artist: Kerry Tripp

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Snakes, Why did it have to be Snakes?

A Young Mr. Cracker clears the land of "Gators, Mosquitos & Snakes" Oh, My...
The Legend of Mr. Cracker is told in the Colonial T. Cracker Theater...Here in the lobby is picture of  him as younger man clearing the swamp where the Crackerland park sits, of all sorts of dangerous critters. A Real Florida Cracker!





Artist : John David Thornton

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Funny faces in Crackerland places.


Happy Birthday to one of our Animation Heroes Don Bluth, born on this day September 13th 1937.  One of our dreams is to have Don & his partner Gary Goldman  make cameo/voice in our cartoon.  One of our ideals is to have them as couple of Caricature artist in the Crackerland park drawing guests at the "Caricature Lair". Here is concept art to that inspiration!


( Don  on the left & Gary  hand draw guests  Old school way)

Artist: Mark Stanger

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wet, Hot, Crackerland Summer


Enjoy this little sneak peak at our storyboard for "Escape from Crackerland" opening vignette 
Jay vs the midway kid ...by the very talented SCAD student Kelsey Wooley.






 Artist: Kelsey Wooley

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jay rough storyboards






  Artist : Mark Stanger

Tears of a Clown

"Escape from Crackerland" episode concepts

Clown  head prop at midway game  that sets up opening gag.



Thumbnail of opening Baloon "pop" animation



 simple rough Layout of the "Drown the Clown" midway water gun game


Artist: Les Carpenter

Midway Kid


The opening vignette  from 'Escape From Crackerland" features brat who gives Jay grief at the water gun game at the midway.
Here is rough turn around character model sheet. 


Artist: Mark Stanger

Rough sketches of the Midway kid








Artist: Lavalle Lee McGuirk

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Escape from Crackerland Episode Concepts

Some rough thumbnail storyboard sketches for the animatic in production.

Jay on the Midway





Mickey the Rat

 



Freddie Strung out!

Artist: Mark Stanger