Monday, July 8, 2013

KND STORYBOARD PAGES (part deux)

Wow!
A lot of operatives
came to check out
the storyboard pages from
the first half of
Codename: Kids Next Door

There 
were 
Candy Pirates
Ice Cream Monsters
Clam Cannons
Giant Turnips
and
Hair-Eating Lice!

So let's check out what
part two
has in store for us,
shall we?

YES, 
we
 SHALL:
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7B: Operation: LIZZIE
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Bob Suarez

First appearance of 
LIZZIE DEVINE

Fun Fact:
Cartoon Network thought Lizzie looked 
too mean and unlikable
so we had to redesign her.
Then I sat up late into the night redrawing 
her through the whole board.

To this day Lizzie remains one of the
 most polarizing characters of the show.
Fans either love her or sooper triple hate her.
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8A: Operation: FLY
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Guy Moore

Fun Fact:
This was our first
"Art Show".
Each season we wanted to have
an episode that did something new and different,
like having an episode with absolutely no dialogue.
Great wordless script by Mr. Willems.
Brilliantly pulled off by Mr. Moore.
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8B: Operation: POINT
Writer: Mr. Warburton
Storyboard: Tom Connor

Fun Fact:
The Cartoon Network standards department
had a LOT of notes regarding the 
<ahem>
idea behind this episode.
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9A: Operation: CABLE-TV
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Maurice Fontenot

First appearance of 
(and only)
Mr B.

Fun Fact:
Mr. Fontenot based the 
cheesy song and dance on 
The costumes he designed
are hilariously amazing!
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9B: Operation: CHAD
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Mike Wetterhahn

First appearance of 
NUMBUH 274
(aka Chad Dickson)

Fun Fact:
Numbuh 274 was originally 
supposed to just be a one-off
character but ended up getting written 
into more and more episodes because 
we needed someone above 
Numbuh One.

Who knew he'd become such a fan favorite?
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10A: Operation: CAMP
Writer: Mr. Warburton
Storyboard: Kim Arndt

First appearance of 
 BRADLEY
(aka Numbuh 6)
and
CHESTER

Fun Fact:
In my original pitch there were some
evil Marshmallow Aliens involved.
As Head Writer of Wrongs, 
Mr. Willems insisted we cut them because they were
 confusing, stoopid and didn't work with the story.

Marshmallow Aliens
later became our codeword for
"Your idea is dumb and I do not like it"
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10B: Operation: TOMMY
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Bob Suarez

First appearance of 
TOMMY
and
THE COMMON COLD

Fun Fact:
Due to ultra high levels of grossness, 
this episode garnered a LOT of 
negative reviews from fans online.
Then again, a lot of fans really liked it.
Go figure.
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11A: Operation: RAINBOWS
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Tom Connor/Matt Peters

First appearance of 
MR. MOGUL

Fun Fact:
I've always been especially proud of the acronym for this episode:
R.A.I.N.B.O.W.S.
(Running Amok In Nature's Bounty Observing Wild Simians)
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11B: Operation: ZOO
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Bob Suarez

First appearance of 
MRS. GOODWALL

Fun Fact:
Ever notice how a lot of KND villains have animal parts?
That was part of a larger story arc that 
eventually fell by the wayside.
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12A: Operation: QUIET
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Guy Moore

First appearance of 
The Global KND

Fun Fact:
Originally I had only thought of the KND 
as their own little group.
But as the series progressed we knew 
we needed to expand their universe!
Thus the
Global KND 
was born!
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12B: Operation: PIANO
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Matt Peters

Fun Fact:
This image totally inspired is to make
Operation: HAMSTER.


I'm just not sure why it took us until season six!
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13A: Operation: GROW-UP
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Kim Arndt

First appearance of 
FATHER

Fun Fact:
Our first 22 minute episode!
It was exciting to have all that time to tell a story
and to be able to take some time to 
really feel Numbuh One's emotions
after he got turned into an adult.
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13B: Operation: GROW-UP
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Maurice Fontenot

Fun Fact:
I still giggle when Father,
covered in ice cream,
whimpers
"Need... my... sweater..."

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And that's all 25 episodes of season one!
And what a ride it was!
A new crew working on a new show,
all of us trying to create a fun, exciting new world!
(that wouldn't get cancelled after one season)

Some of those early episodes hold up great
and some look a little weak and dated.
But we had fun making them!

Keep it locked here
for 
SEASON TWO!


5 comments:

Trevor Jodrie said...

Awesome-sauce...

Patti said...

It's so amazing to see all these! :D

Kaitlyn Sherlock said...

Y'know, I DID notice the animal parts on many of the villains. I always wondered why that was!!! Will you ever reveal the story arc? :D I'm dying to know!

~Numbuh 689

Jamie Murphy said...

I really think Tommy Gilligan needs his own series one day since he was great in 'Operation: T.O.M.M.Y', don't know why it got negative reviews...

Jabril said...

I rmember having a convo with a friend at recess about the animal parts on the villains!! we were confused! WHAT WAS IT SETTING UP??!?!?