Monday, December 18, 2006

Yin Yang Yo wrap! UPDATE! WITH PICTURES!!!

Here are some pics from the party....
From left to right; Bob's wife Terri, my wife Angie, myself (Mark Ackland), and Bob Boyle.

From left to right, special fx master and college chum Darren Donovan, Exec. producer Steve Marmel, and post fx boy wonder Nathan Day.

Me (Mark Ackland) on the left and director Martin Smith. He usually looks like this...damn hippy.

Happy BG painter (with cool collar) Matt Allen.

Animation Siamese triplets, Andy Gravelle (top), Phil Bonner (bottom left), and Tara Donovan.

These are two of our super duper co-ordinators; Juliegh Nguyen (left) and June Lee.

This is our tech guy and 'Crainiac' mastermind Eric 'The Falcon' Falconer and his girlfriend Jeanie.

These 'cool dudes' are post effects artists, Nathan Day (left) and Ian zamojc

This is co-ordinator Shawn Cookson and his girlfriend
Sibohan. Yes she is actually his girlfriend

Well, "Yin Yang Yo!" season 1 is just about wrapped! We had our party last Friday courtesy of Elliott animation and it was a blast. Yin Yang Yo creator Bob Boyle, his wife and fellow artist Terri, YYY executive producer/head writer Steve Marmel, and line producer Larry Johnson all made the trek from chilly LA to sunny Toronto for the occasion. We had a ton of fun with them. There is not a finer bunch of friendly, more classy...ok maybe not classy, but at least friendly...bunch of folks in the industry.

And you will never meet a more humble guy who has two of his own shows in production than Bob Boyle.

Thanks to Bob, Steve, Larry, Lisa Salamone, Mike Moon and the rest of the Disney gang for being so awesome to deal with. Also, thanks to George Elliott, my co-director Ted Collyer, assistant director Todd Kauffman, animation director Evan Steacy, our production manager Jason Boyer, all the supervisors, designers, board artists, animators, co-ordinators and everyone else at Elliott Animation for all of the super hard work that you put in to the show. You have made YYY a hit and it has not gone unnoticed.

So, looking back, here are some title cards that YYY art director Martin Smith and myself put together!


Thursday, December 07, 2006


Thanks everyone! I know I have really been lacking posts...and posting comments on your blogs. I have been checking them out though! I 've just been really busy trying to wrap up Yin Yang Yo, but now it's wrapped so I should have much more free time. Thanks for checking back!