Wednesday, January 30, 2008


By Fatkat Tomoko Koyama and her husband Tak!

Some funny bits in there!!!


PS: No Pineapples!

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We rejigged the pozles demo a bit, added some animation, tweaked some design, removed a Z. Stuff like that. What ya think?


Thursday, January 10, 2008


My old buddy Sean Scott of Tarofish Animation is quite famous for developing hit properties. He was one of the founding artists at Collideascope in Nova Scotia back in the mid 90's. Here he developed a show called "Ollie's Under the Bed Adventures". He was the dude who developed that studio as an animation power before moving on in the early turn of the century to greener pastures.

Sean (check out his blog yo!)then smashed the boarder to a new province and this is where he developed the neat little cartoon "Doodlez" that had great promise. This was with Cellar Door Productions in PEI; it did quite well indeed. (I remember supplying all the sound effects for the pilot!!! - where's my cheque!? ahahha.. jokin I gladly volunteered the library!)

Now Sean is in Montreal Quebec, (bypassing New Brunswick and Newfoundland all together, SHAME ON YOU!!!) he's going nuts I imagine. He's quite the dude and we don't keep in touch as often as I'd like.

Sean Scott is a television creative genius and is going to be quite famous I'd imagine. He knows the secret to making a great cartooon show and it's just a matter of time before one takes off for him.

Wait! this just in!!!


SilverBirch Studios and Breakthrough New Media announced that they have
signed an agreement to develop two games based on the upcoming animated
kids television series JIMMY TWO SHOES, to be broadcast on Teletoon
Canada and Jetix Europe.

In the show, Jimmy is an enthusiastic 14-year-old kid who, through a
series of missteps, falls into the weird world of Miseryville, where
everything is designed to inflict torment on its inhabitants. Always
irrepressible, Jimmy stirs up the fun in his new bizarre home, much to
the chagrin of Miseryville's Big Cheese -- Lucius Heinous the Seventh.
As part of the agreement, SilverBirch Studios will develop one mobile
game, which will be distributed through Swedish-based Global Fun, and
one online Flash game that will be housed on the official website at Both games will concurrently launch when the JIMMY TWO
SHOES series debuts in early 2009.

The JIMMY TWO SHOES interactive project (both mobile and online) has
been funded through the Telefilm Canada New Media Fund and the Bell
Broadcast and New Media Fund.

SilverBirch Studios is a developer, based in Toronto, specializing in
handheld and mobile games. The company is focused on end-to-end game
development with leading publishers for projects based on its own
proprietary IP, as well as that of its many partners. SilverBirch
Studios Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SilverBirch Inc., a
publicly traded digital media company. For more information visit

Breakthrough New Media (BNM) is the interactive division of Breakthrough
Films & Television. BNM has produced award-winning websites and games
that complement Breakthrough's television properties. BNM's most recent
releases include a GBA game and a mobile game for the animated series
ATOMIC BETTY, OPERATION VICTORY, a historical turn-based online strategy
game and UH-OH FLAMINGO!, an online game based on the animated series
CAPTAIN FLAMINGO. Visit for more

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Monday, January 07, 2008


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Back in late November early December 2007 we had a visit from our partners in NYC. The folks from Animation Collective are quite a hoot! Pictured above is Andi DeFur - head of production, Daniel Theriault (Fatkat Producer), Amy Feldman (Animation Collective Producer). Below we have Big Show, 3 Delivery Director Andy Coyle and Art Director Alan Foreman.

Of course where there are laughs with booze in it, you can expect Mick. Generating lots of giggles and bits while shooting pool at Dooly's, it looks like these gals and guys had a good time!

Our head of production here at Fatkat (blue shirt), Doug Little showed up for some laughs as well.

Looks like Alan scratched on the 8 or something here. Dont' fret my pet!

Ah yes, creative minds. I love it how Andy looks like he's choosing ripe fruit at a grocery store in as Alan scorns him for not eating all his veggies.

Yar! The Yassir Arafat nose lives!

These folks are great. Their studio is very much like ours, man I love working with people who understand animation, how it should look, work, everything. I love these guys.

Daniel loves them too, enough to do his "stereo terrio dance ala king".

Rock on folks,


PS: Thanks to Big Show for taking the snaps!

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Friday, January 04, 2008


Our pal Ron Crown came to town to help us get going on Chaotic for Teletoon. A service gig for the good folks at Bardel Entertainment that lasted well into the fall. Thanks folks!

We also did a little snowboarding!

And played a tech company in Moncton for beer. And won!

Our music video with Mondo Media for Fall Out Boy wrapped up and went to air. It went over really well from what I've heard!

We went to kidscreen in NYC and rocked it out by sealing a deal for 3 Delivery!

I also got to catch up with some old pals. The boys at Copernicus!

We teamed up with Flinch to rock out on Family guy.

We made the cover of Progress Magazine!

We also got kicked out of a mall for wearing wheelie shoes!

Our partners from Dacap built us a recording suite!

Erika, Beans and I teamed up and designed the new logo for our local Hockey team, go Timberwolves!

And went bowling for kids for the 3rd year in a row.

We took a road trip to a business conference.

Neven started nailing us with his crazy Puns.

World Leaders Entertainment and Fatkat celebrated their alliance!

Keith and Walter came to visit from Big Hug Productions.

We sent strippers to our ad agency's office.

We won an award for doing it.

Heather Kenyon from Cartoon Network came to visit!

Jon Roth was shipped out to the Vancouver Game Summit

We went and got hooked up with Fibre Optics!

We had ourselves our first Oscar night!

Our MVP - Patrick Proulx here with Jenny took home the top prize!

The Dicks got hitched.

I published my first editorial cartoon.
A lucky Kid gotta fantastic big sister.

We started drawing bums again.

We announced a potentially great project that went kaput.

Justin Coffee re-designed a cool property for us.

Jimmy, Geremy and Justin hammered on our 3rd season of sprays.

We came full circle on an awesome project with Cartoon Saloon!

We were patriotic!

We uncovered some imposters!
We took our largest krew picture yet! 120 folks!

We threw one hell of a party at Nikki's joint.

We casted some great internal talent for one of our new shows.

Our show with World Leaders premiered on CITV!

We lost an old friend.

We gained a new partner for Cloe.

We did an interview with Cool Companies Magazine.

We had an amazing day on the water!

A great stress relief for all of us!

Mr. Dunn lost a bet.

Tara and I had a son!

We got a shipment of new Cintiq's for many of the krew!

We got a shipment of yum from down south.

We destroyed the OIAF!

We worked some more on our new show.

We got some great news from Teletoon that one of our shows has been picked up for some pilots!
We had a smashing Haloween!

We made art for a great cause!

My old buddy came to visit!

The Fuzz came to town and tore us a new one!

We got to work on our new 3D show!

We had another art show.

We also had a much deserved wrap up party!

good times blinky!

We found the next big star in animation!

And the next big star in Rock and Roll!

We are now in full swing on the next big thing for TV!

Bartholomew came out for the kiddies at Christmas.

Our new Storyboard team got underway!

Gavin found out who is real papa was!

So that pretty much sums it up! We've had a pretty good 2007 here at Fatkat. Lots of ups and downs as is the norm in this industry. We've completed some great projects, worked with some great people and got paid on time!

Let's hope in 2008 we get to spend more time outside the studio. Animation is cool work, but let's aim at getting our work done and getting out he door so we can enjoy the other side of life! We all work too much, the French have it down pat!

Coming up in 2008; a continuation on 3 Delivery, our biggest, brightest and most challenging project yet. A fourth season of Sprays! Pilots for Teletoon and we're only in our first week of January!

Rock on Everyone,



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