Well, I just got back from a couple of busy days in L.A.
I was out there pitching the storyboards for Big Idea's pirate movie to the development people at Universal. They really liked it.
It's such a small industry. One of the development folks, Karen, worked on "Brother Bear", but came on the project after I left. But we knew many of the same people. We also got a chance to meet with a few of the guys working on the "Land Before Time" series. They are big fans of Veggietales. And, yes, we also have worked with many of the same people.
So here's a personal message to Spooner and T.Dan: Jim says, "Hi".
We also had some great sushi at Sushi Nozawa. Check it out if you're out there.
Oh, and just to clear things up, yes, I am making my exit from Big Idea to start my own production company. I am finishing up my work on this feature, which should last another six weeks, then I will be full time on my own. I will make a formal announcement here when I'm good and ready. Meanwhile, I remain on very good terms with Big Idea and will possibly to be involved (off and on) in the future.
Actually, my next post will be about a short film I am working on. Stay tuned.
P.S. Even though I am finishing my storyboard work on "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" in a month or two, the film will then go into actual production. It currently is slated to release in the spring of 2008.