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Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)

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Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)
« on: April 29, 2011, 09:01:46 PM »


http://www.crackerland.com

The cat is out of the bag, I have been working on this cartoon idea with my good friend Les here in Orlando since 2009.

Crackerland, America’s oldest theme park. Started out as a road side stand, where owner Colonial T. Cracker sold Oranges, Grapefruits and Tangerines to travelers along Florida Highway 71. Sitting on 99 acres of swamp land right outside Okie Dokie Florida. A day of family fun featuring world-class gator wrestling, manatee water ski shows, rides and games.

Their are 3 main characters, who the story revolve around while they work at the Crackerland. Best of all, right across the street is their rival, Gee Whizey World a fancy smancy theme park with nightly fireworks, extremely expensive rides and very elaborate shows.

Here are some of my concept drawings. The main Crackerland characters are;

 Fredrick Alafaya Flamingo  (or Fred) The crazy character, clinically nuts but fun to watch.



Bumby the Manatee (i live on Bumby ave!) Crackerland's mascot manatee, rides around in a shopping cart, very lovable.



Jay O' Gator (Les lived on jay street!) The more normal character of the trio, if there is such a thing as "normal".



There is so much I can talk about, but why not check out our brand new dot com! http://www.crackerland.com We have been very fortunate that many industry professionals have joined our fight to get on television! We have almost finished our show bible. Then we plan to pitch Crackerland!

Follow our blog & facebook for updates!

- Lavalle Lee McGuirk
- Les Carpenter



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Re: Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 01:20:53 PM »
now thats exciting

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Re: Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 02:29:34 AM »
yeah your sketches are pretty Cool!

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Re: Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 08:18:28 PM »
Wow this is a big deal :|!!!! I'm REAAally excited kinjo :)

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Re: Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 07:34:33 AM »
We sent it to a Emmy award winning producer, sadly he passed on it.

We wont give up though, or loose hope! His loss!



Bumby will be known world wide one day!!

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Some exciting news everyone!!! My co-creator and I will be giving a presentation at the Savannah International Animation Film Festival about Crackerland!!! Also we had Keychains made to give out! To find out more come visit the site. http://www.crackerland.com



Wish us luck everyone. :)

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Re: Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 09:49:40 AM »
Good luck with the festival, k-man! I will be proud of afar.*




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Re: Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 11:37:34 AM »
thanks wesker!!!! and yes studying does suck, unless it's studying something you like :)

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Re: Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 04:34:32 AM »
dewd as a free range art student i have to adk... what was your first class tht related to animation? like im lazy but it's a trade i genuinenely do appreciate...

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Re: Crackerland.com - Official Blog (Cartoon Concept)
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2012, 08:28:29 AM »
I really never had an actual animation class in k-12 or college that was geared towards animation. I did take a lot of art classes, painting, sculpting, wood shop, etc.

What I have learned in animation didn't start until 2007-08 when I started reading "Animators Survival Kit" then in 2009, when I started learning from Don Bluth. Also started open class life drawing in 09'.

I started making flash cartoons in 1999, but back then, I just animated my own way without taking any classes on it. Learned it on my own... (Which was a mistake) If someone would of handed me a Preston Blair book and Animator's Survial Kit, I probably would be a better animator today. But you live and learn. :)

I now still do life drawing (Life drawing should be done life long.) and I have a few Disney mentors I am learning from, I am very very very happy I have found my place, and I can't wait to see what is to come!


 


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