02 January 2006

Snoopy and a Smurf?

Filmation's storyboard department consisted of a group of talented people who not only enjoyed their work on the show, but who also loved to include jokes within their storyboards. Aside from being one of the nicest guys in the animation industry, storyboard artist, director, and occasional animator Tom Sito was amongst this group during his time at Filmation! As an example the subsequent panel from the season one He-Man episode "The Heart of A Giant" indicates the camera to pan across a group of creatures from left to right. However careful inspection at the far right of the panel will reveal that in this group Tom Sito included Snoopy and a Smurf! Unsurprisingly neither of these two made a cameo in the animated sequence...


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

8 comments:

Skelepimp said...

Awesome,Busta!

I love seeing your Filmation stuff.

And this is a great storyboard.

Thanks!

Jon T said...

I knew that episode had lots of recycled designs from other He-Man episodes, but having some from other shows (if only on the storyboard) is really taking things too far!

Chris M said...

Howdy

Nice! Although is that creature in the middle Gark, Montorks pet?

Chris M

Kevin Martinell said...

What about "Garfield?" LOL :) A nice rendition of those 2 characters, and I get a kick out of their furious expressions!

The clones of Tick/Tock and Zolt, don't seem to fit in with the other creatures, since they are more human looking!

~KevyGuy :)
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ToonJukka said...

Always love Tom Sito injecting his personality in the storyboards. This panel looks very dynamic and I always get confused with this image and the one from Slavemaster's ship-scene.

Go Green at Battin said...

These filmation artist had a very sick sense of humor. I wish they could of included Grumpy in the toon.

Kelly

Moss Man said...

That is too cool!
I love how the Filmation crew did all this amazing work! It shows the level of fun they had at their job!

Penny Dreadful said...

Tom Sito seems like such a funny, mischievous guy! LOL!

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