Monday, July 1, 2013

KND STORYBOARD PAGES

After
Codename: Kids Next Door
was done,
I made it a point to save
ONE ORIGINAL PAGE
from 
each and every
storyboard.

Numbuh 440
(Alison Wilgus)
did a great job of going through 
all the boards to find the perfect page
that embodied each episode.

After stumbling upon these in the 
I thought they'd be a fun thing 
to post as
the weeks go by.

So let's start with the first half of
SEASON ONE,
shall we?
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001: Operation: CAKED
Writer: Mr. Warburton
Storyboard: Maurice Fontenot

First appearance of 
The Delightful Children From Down The Lane
and 
Big Badolescent

Fun Fact:
Since the KND pilot was 7 minutes long,
Cartoon Network needed two more 7 minute shorts
to fill the half hour
(most shows are 20-22 minutes worth of show and the rest is commercials)
So CAKED aired with 
NO P IN THE OOL
and my other pilot
KENNY AND THE CHIMP
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2A: Operation: NO-POWUH
Writer: Mr. Warburton
Storyboard: Kim Arndt

First appearance of 
THE TOILETNATOR,
GRAMMA STUFFUM
and
TREEHOUSE HAMSTERS

Fun Fact:
Animator Pat Smith
told me that I should hire Kim Arndt 
or die trying.
Now I tell everyone else the same thing.
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2B: Operation: TEETH
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Joe St. Pierre

First appearance of 
KNIGHTBRACE

Fun Fact:
To give Knightbrace extra nightbracey effects
voice actor Tom Kenny hooked one finger into his mouth while
recording his lines.
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3A: Operation: CANNON
Writer: Mr. Warburton
Storyboard: Bob Suarez

First appearance of 
Count Spankulot
and the
Proper Patrol

Fun Fact:
This episode was originally called BIG-ELBOW
and was based on how my brothers and I would 
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3B: Operation: I-SCREAM
Writer: Mr. Warburton
Storyboard: Matt Peters

First appearance of 
The Ice Cream Men

Fun Fact:
This was the first episode of the 
series to hit the airwaves
(along with CANNON)
I still get chills when that ice cream cone drill comes
thisclose
to Numbuh One's head.
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4A: Operation: TURNIP
Writer: Rob Leighton
Storyboard: Guy Moore

Fun Fact:
After seeing a sooper cinematic 
gag storyboard Mr. Moore 
had drawn of the cast of Sheep In The Big City 
dying in a horrible plane accident
I knew he'd be perfect for KND.
He later became a director and was responsible for 
pre-boarding ALL of Operation: ZERO!
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4B: Operation: PIRATE
Writer: Rob Leighton
Storyboard: Tom Connor

First appearance of 
Stickybeard

Fun Fact:
Mark Hamill once told me that while 
visiting his sister for the holidays
he found his nieces and nephews watching KND.
When he told them he was Stickybeard they made him
speak in that voice for the entire weekend.
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5A: Operation: MINIGOLF
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Maurice Fontenot

First appearance of 
The Great Puttinski

Fun Fact: 
Perhaps you caught the references to 
in this episode?
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5B: Operation: COWGIRL
Writer: Tom Eaton
Storyboard: Tony Eastman

First appearance of 
Lasso Lass
and
first series appearance of 
Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb

Fun Fact: 
There's a slight resemblance between
Wink and Fibb
and 
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6A: Operation: OFFICE
Writer: Mo Willems
Storyboard: Kim Arndt

First appearance of 
Mr. Boss,
Rainbow Monkeys
and
Numbuh Four's Dad

Fun Fact:
The first draft of the script had toys called
Rainbow Puppies.
But the legal dept told us that name was already taken.
So was Rainbow Kitties
and a bunch of others.
But somehow
Rainbow Monkeys 
was free.
The rest is rainbow history!
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6B: Operation: ARCTIC
Writer: Mr. Warburton
Storyboard: David Wachtenheim

First appearance of 
Professor Triple Extra Large
(actually, he was in Kenny and the Chimp first)
and
Numbuh 30C

Fun Fact:
During the storyboard pitch I was politely informed that 
Arctic Operative Numbuh 30C's name
didn't make sense since 30 Celsius is actually rather warm.
I felt dumb until I informed them that
OF COURSE it didn't work--
because Numbuh 30C
is an 
IMPOSTER.

Duh!
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7A: Operation: LICE
Writer: Rob Leighton
Storyboard: Matt Peters

First 
(and only) 
appearance of
Sir Toasty

Fun Fact:
This was the first episode where we got to see just
how vast the Treehouse is.
I mean, there's a Nacho Cheese Repository.
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And that's it for 
the first half!

Keep it locked here
for the second half of
Season One
next week!

4 comments:

Trevor Jodrie said...

Awesome-sauce. I know a game That has Major KND Representation in it. Want me to send you some pics?

Ana Fabiola Lopez Zazueta said...

How cool is this? , actually ,for some reason, yesterday i dreamed with a new movie of these guys hahaha, i thought i was over them but i really miss them, and this brought me back so much memories.
Thank you so much for this cartoon and Well done Mr. W. !

Patti said...

Cool! I'm so excited! Behind-the-scenes looks at KND are fascinating.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of Rainbow puppie or kitties. What are they? Oh well, Rainbow Monkeies were cute!