Friday, October 29, 2004

Welcome to Wakeman Farms! Tuck's happy grin lures you into a seemingly sedate cornfield, but the shocked faces of the farm hands let you know that something is wrong. What is that silvery object in the distance? Posted by Hello

Looming above the cornfields, the forboding presence of an alien ship. It's the Cluster! Posted by Hello

A closer view of the evil Cluster ship. Posted by Hello

Vexus, complete with a looping tape of her evil laughter, will be the last thing to go up.  Posted by Hello

Live CNN television coverage of the UFO sighting. Posted by Hello

Thursday, October 28, 2004

HALLOWEEN HAS ARRIVED! All the Nick shows have decorated for the kids that visit tomorrow and "Teen Robot" is nearly ready. Inside a Cluster ship, Jenny is being probed by evil Cluster drones. But I'm saving the best pictures for tomorrow. The Cluster ship! Posted by Hello

Jenny is at their mercy! Posted by Hello

A Cluster bot in 3D! Posted by Hello

XJ9 schematics for her dissection. Posted by Hello

A cluster ship control panel. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

TREMORTON. Several blog visitors asked to see an illustration of the city of Tremorton. We don't really have an overview of the entire city. Too big. This is one of the widest views I could find. We normally just draw locations as the need arises so Tremorton is constantly expanding.  Posted by Hello

GET JEN ON VIDEO FOR XJ9.95! Nope, it's not a real game, just one put together by XJ-Zero. Just yesterday THQ made a $75 million deal to make Nick games based on Spongebob, Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, everGirl, and a film called The Barnyard. No mention of Jenny. But we can always hold out hope. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

LETTA'S GANG TAKES A BEATING. Here's a color character reference for Letta's interstellar biker gang after they've been defeated by Jenny in an upcoming episode. It was originally titled "Dance Fever" but has been retitled "Dancing with My Shell." Could it be that someone we all know and love goes to a dance with the Silver Shell? Posted by Hello

Monday, October 25, 2004

WHERE'S JENNY?!?!? THQ and Nickelodeon have released a PlayStation2 game called "Nicktoons Movin' " which features characters from SpongeBob, Fairly Odd Parents, Jimmy Neutron, Rocket Power, and Danny Phantom. BUT NO JENNY!!! What the heck?!? Danny Phantom? We've been around a LOT longer than that neophyte ghostbuster has. And Rocket Power? Is that even still on the air??? I demand a recount!!! I'm out of order? You're out of order! This whole courtroom's out of order!!!! Let the letter-writing campaign commence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Friday, October 22, 2004

SHIPPING JENNY. Well today is a shipping day. That means everybody is extra busy trying to get all the materials ready to ship overseas to Rough Draft Studios in Korea. They'll be animating Episode 42, "Robot Riot," where Jenny gets in the ring with other robot competitors in a fight to the finish. (None of this has anything to do with the picture above. It's just a cool display in the main Nick conference room. What? You'd prefer a picture of the box we're shipping stuff in?)
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Thursday, October 21, 2004

WALL OF FAN ART. I know we post a lot of fan art on this blog (because we love it!) but there's a LOT more that you've never seen. We have a whole wall of it here at the studio. Anybody see one that you recognize as your own???  Posted by Hello

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Frederator Rules! For those of you in the dark, Frederator Studios is the powerhouse behind Teen Robot as well as Chalkzone and Fairly Odd Parents. (They also did a few shows over on Cartoon Network, but we don't talk about those...) We wouldn't be here without Frederator, so their poster is the first thing you see when you walk in. Hooray for Frederator. They make the entertainment you love and, more importantly, they sign my checks! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

ENTER WAKEMAN'S WORLD. Our conference room is currently covered with background images for an episode called "Armagedroid," including this one for Wakeman's first aid station. Not that I wouldn't trust the esteemed Dr. Noreen Wakeman, but I'd still be a bit leery to enter this place for a check up.  Posted by Hello

Monday, October 18, 2004

THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS! Okay, it's just my office. I couldn't think of anything else to put on the blog today. But if you look closely, you will see clues to the psyche of the guy putting together your Teenage Robot stories. Note the proliferation of skeletons and the Mary Kate and Ashley calendar. Nuf said.  Posted by Hello

Friday, October 15, 2004

MORE TEENAGE ROBOTS! I thought you guys might want to know that another company (not Nick) is developing a show about four robot girls going to high school to learn all they can about being a teenager. Hmmm? That sounds vaguely familiar. Where have I seen something like that before? Posted by Hello

Thursday, October 14, 2004

JENNY WATCHES OVER ME! As you enter the Teenage Robot area, a series of bright white Jenny's look down upon you, their everlasting smiles a beacon of hope or some such nonsense. I think they were holiday decorations from last December, but they're all coming down as we get closer and closer to our Halloween decor extravaganza. More to come!
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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

POP ART JENNY - The artistic ability of our fans continues to amaze, enthrall, overwhelm, and distract us from the work we should be doing. And by "we," I mean "me." Rumor has it that the next writing gig on my plate is for an extra-long season three opening episode! Posted by Hello

Monday, October 11, 2004

LIFE-SIZE JENNY GIGGLES FOR ALL ETERNITY! We see this laughing XJ9 every day when we walk through the Nickelodeon lobby, but like many of you, I'd still love to steal it and take it home for myself. It's by far the tallest cut-out in the building and consequently the best and most revered.  Posted by Hello

Friday, October 08, 2004

PAR-TAY! Well, last night was the big Teenage Robot crew party. It was supposed to be the second season premiere party, but we all know how that turned out. So it quickly became the "Hooray for Third Season Pick-Up" party. Just about everyone was there, including several spouses, one child, and a normally quiet character designer who was hugging everyone and telling them he loved them. Oh, and three kinds of cheese.  Posted by Hello

Thursday, October 07, 2004

MNWATR ANYBODY? Does anybody out there remember when "My Life as a Teenage Robot" was called "My Neighbor Was a Teenage Robot?" Jenny started her animated life as part of a short for "Oh Yeah" cartoons with a different title and a freaky-looking Tuck. This poster promoting it hangs in our offices. Posted by Hello