Wednesday, June 17, 2015

THE G:KND experiment (part 8)


Madness.


That's the best way to describe what was going on.



The leaked Galactic: Kids Next Door video 
was racking up views on youtube 
(reaching over 350k!!!)
and getting linked to from tons of 
websites, forums and message boards.

(I mean... the connection is obvious, right?)

All of social media
was ablaze
with KND operatives
awakening from decommissioning:








Questions machine gunned in every direction:

Was it a fan video?
Were those the original voice actors?
Was it guerrilla marketing by Cartoon Network?
Was Mr. Warburton involved?
Is this an official announcement of a new series?
When is it starting?
Can I get fries with that?

Some
creative
souls even
took it upon themselves to
post straight up nonsense
about being artists already 
working on the new KND series at Cartoon Network.

Or starting Tumblrs 
spreading false information.

Or that they heard directly from 
Mr. Warburton that the show was
happening.

None of which was true.
(Tsk Tsk)

But the positive response was overwhelming.
There were
THOUSANDS
of comments/notes/videos/messages/and posts
screaming
begging
crying
fist-pumping
dancing
and
jumping up and down on the bed
over a possible 
KND reboot.


Me?
I was still keeping my mouth 
shut about who made the trailer.
And now I had to figure out what to do
without a video to show at the end of our
mysterious alien countdown!

Everyone was expecting a 
HUGE 
announcement!

So after talking it over with Numbuh D20,
we decided to do another animatic
to kind of sort of explain what happened.

BUT THE CLOCK WAS TICKING!
We had less than 10 days!

So I wrote a script on the Friday after the leak.


As usual,
Guy Moore strapped on his
 helmet and waded right in,
storyboard guns
BLAZING:



Meanwhile,
I got on the horn to 
Lauren Tom
(aka Number Three)

Dee Bradley Baker
(aka Numbuh Four)

Dave Wittenberg
(aka Numbuh 74.239)


And
Grey DeLisle Griffin
(aka Numbuh Vine)
and

**SPOILER ALERT**


Lizzie!



We recorded on a Sunday
by the grace of David Guerrero at LA Studios:


And still the hours ticked away!


Once Guy was done with his storyboard panels,
he dumped them over to sooper editor
Dave Courter,
who had to also serve as sound 
effects and music editing guy.

And just one day before the countdown was gonna end...
we got it done.

Holy crap
that was close.

Then
April 1st
came.

But more on that later.



























6 comments:

Avery Martinez said...

"But more on that later."

WHY MUST YOU TORMENT ME SO?

DCFDTL Sooper Fan said...

I actually got to talk to Grey Delise at a con down where I live about G:KND, she said you made them go out to some recording studio in the middle of nowhere, haha! She even did Lizzies voice which was awesome! :3

number eon said...

eon here just have to say wow you got luck that this is turn out good
re knd module done http://subphantom.deviantart.com/art/re-knd-module-540258258


eon signing off

Mariana =] said...

I can imagine the desperation to make this video and how relieved you probably were when you finished, it must have been crazy doing such a thing in less than ten days, congrats xD

booky said...

Oh man, I can't wait to see more of this! Got to admit my heart stopped with joy when I realized that elmo post was from my blog. :D

Anonymous said...

EEEEK! G:KND had better come out!