Recently the Powerhouse Team pitched a short cartoon series, Advice Times with Grandpa Theo, to Awesomeness and DreamWorks TV. Just this month, the first episode of Grandpa Theo premiered on the DreamWorks TV’s YouTube Channel!
One of our supervising animators, Willis Bulliner, created the concept, wrote the script, and voiced the titular Grandpa Theo. At the outset, our team had a strong idea for Theo’s look, with his eccentric design established early in development:
Since this was a bit of a personal project for us, our team spent a lot of time hashing out the scripts until they were perfect. After that, the animatics and animation flowed smoothly from there. We used our standard programs for the animation process, starting in Photoshop, animating in Flash, and finishing up with After Effects.
Check out the first episode of Advice Times with Grandpa Theo below!