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“Crawford the Cat” Shorts
Lately at Perennial Pictures we’ve been digitizing the CRAWFORD THE CAT shorts we produced a few years ago on film. All the new CRAWFORD THE CAT projects are produced in Flash, which makes getting them to the internet a little easier.At this point, 13 “Crawford’s Corner” five-minute videos ...



Catching up with Mary Anne Barothy
Click to see larger image.Last night I had the fun experience of catching up with former Perennial Pictures staffer and author Mary Anne Barothy at the signing of her new book “Day at a Time.” Before becoming Director of Publicity for Perennial Pictures (1986-1990), Mary Anne was personal ...



“Crawford the Cat” and “Mr. Men”
We’ve been pretty busy at Perennial Pictures over the last month working on our own “Crawford the Cat “ property as well as picking up some animation for “The Mr. Men Show” from our friends at Renegade Animation. Mr. Men looks like it’s going to be a ...



Makin’ It Rain
To see larger image, Click here. To see larger image, Click here.Here’s a couple of backgrounds from yet another CRAWFORD THE CAT –related product we’re developing. The product is a proposed series of one-minute interstitials for the Internet and/or TV. These would fall into the EI (Educational and Informative) ...



Color Styling Sets the Mood
Click here to see larger image.Another screenshot from “Crawford the Cat Classics: Cinderella.” For this background, G. Brian Reynolds chose dark magentas and browns for the walls and floors to help underscore the feeling of this scene. It’s interesting how color can affect one’s emotional response, and color styling ...



CRAWFORD THE CAT goes Latin American
Crawford the Cat’s been brushing up on his Spanish and Portuguese ever since he found out he was going to be part of The National Geographic Channel’s new kid block called “Nat Geo & Me.” It’s always fun to see one of our shows on the TV schedule – ...



The CRAWFORD THE CAT Theatre
Here’s another fun background from G. Brian Reynolds. It’s the theatre from "Crawford the Cat Classics - Cinderella" where Crawford the Cat and his friends perform the “classics” – Fairy Tales Classics, that is.We’re hoping that these gentler retellings of the stories will mesh well with the pre-school audience. ...



A Voice for Harriet the Hare
Voice Over Actress, Lisa Buetow was in last month to record some additional Harriet the Hare /Cinderella lines for “Crawford’s Classics – Cinderella.” Lisa has worked with the Perennial Pictures on several productions over the years, including her role as the Mother Swan in ”The Ugly Duckling’s Christmas Wish” ...



Pencil Test for Drillbit the Dog
This is a pencil test of HANDYCAT’s faithful dog DRILLBIT jumping in circles and barking excitedly. Actor Rob Paulsen provides the voice for both HANDYCAT and DRILLBIT. During production on “Handycat: Bees-Ness As Usual,” a fair amount of the animation was pencil tested by the animators. ...



The Balloon Cycle
Scenes completed at Perennial Pictures last week on the CRAWFORD THE CAT special included “bunches of buoyant, bouncy balloons” complete with individual strings that track to each one. The animation on the balloon cycle was a little time-consuming when originally done, but because the cycle was going to ...