Monday, April 20, 2009


When I first got a real live copy of my book I ran around Curious Pictures showing ANYBODY and EVERYBODY! And hours later when I got waaaaaay across the studio to Mary Knox, Supreme Commander of Commercials, she gave it a cursory glance before handing it back to me and grunting something like, "Great- now go animate it."

At first, I was like, "WHAT?! Who's got time to do THAT?!"

But the more I thought about it,
the more I saw the wisdom in the Mighty Knox's words.
I could make a really cool animated promo for 1000 Times No and send it out to all the bookstores, kid-lit blogs, schools, etc, etc.

All I needed were a couple suckers... I mean... sooper talented friends to help me make it! And boy did I find them, starting with Curious Pictures After Effects Master Director Dave Rasura who volunteered to animate it. Next I bribed my 5 year old son Parker with a promise of Legos, begged some old KND pals like actress Jennifer Hale and sound chef Lou Esposito, and before I knew it, we were rolling. And less than a month later...

I give to you the teaser for 1000 Times No!


Cute, right?!

And I can't forget to give a huge shout out to all those involved.
You guys are my rock and I can't thank you enough!

Noah - Parker Warburton
Mom - Jennifer Hale
Recording Studio - Big Yellow Duck
Director - Mr. Warburton
Animator - Dave Rasura
Assistant Animators - Julia Wei and George Vincent
Sound Effects and Mix - Lou Esposito
Producer - Mary Knox, Curious Pictures

You guys rule the universe!

And as for the rest of you, if this promo has inspired you to grab a copy of the book, don't be shy to go HERE to see all the places where
you can order one (or five).


roconnor said...

Good storyboarding. Well done!

rjk said...

libi se mi! Jag gillar det! Je l'aime! Me gusta! Ich mag es!

I like it! -very fun.

lindajbeck said...

Nice WORK! :) And way to enslave Parker!

Rob Eberhardt said...

Dear Mr. Warburton...

I have a 3-year old nephew who also likes to say no, but I'm not sure whether he TRULY understands the difference between "no" and "yes." Would this book be appropriate for him?

If you answer "no", how will I know if you are just being clever?



tom said...

Me? Clever?

I'd recommend you buy him 10 copies.

David B. Levy said...

A Thousand Times, I Love It!

Booky said...

Ieeeh, Your son has the cutest voice imaginable!

The promo is so awesome, Like I didn't wanna buy the book already! <3

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness your son is so cute! And it's a wonderful little promo! Good job!

Avi said...

That 1000 times ruled!

Snadelman said...

david rasura is the master

Alison said...

That was ridiculously adorable...and I'm RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED that the book is finally coming out!

Also, you know. Jennifer Hale. Now I'm all nostalgic!

Anonymous said...

That was awesome! Both the video AND storyboard!


Numbuh 9.494 said...

Your son's voice is so adorable. It's an awesome promo.

Gav said...

Great idea, Tom. Hoping for the spectacular for you.

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Mark Newgarden said...

Nice job.

Anonymous said...

Your son must be the smartest kid in kindergarten since he can say "no" in all those differnt languages.

Tanya said...

Your crew did an awesome job on that definitely makes me want to buy a copy. I was smiling the whole time. :D