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Fri, May. 2nd, 2008, 04:16 pm
Lor(axed)!

Through the crazy 6 seasons (plus) of KND, we were pretty lucky to have very few stories rejected, but there WERE one or two that felt the cold, bitter bite of the axe.

An example, you say?

Well, how's about one of the coolest episodes you'll never see-
Operation: TREES (Tale Recalls Earlier Environment Seussonically)

But more on that later...

As you well know, every season we had at least one 'ART' show- an episode where we tried to do something different. And by different I mean, 'make the crew's life miserable'. Because when you try to do something different, it often means a LOT more work for the people designing, boarding, coloring and animating.

But they always ended up SO COOL!

Some examples of 'art shows' would be:

FLY - an episode done with just music and NO dialogue.
REPORT - a story told in five completely different art styles
ARCHIVE - an homage to a certain awesome anime DVD
LOVE - a Westside Story-ish musical
FOODFITE - a heavy metal rock opera
SCIENCE - a show revolving around 2x4 tech commercials

Well, at some point in the middle of the series, I wanted to do a tribute to the mighty, mighty Dr. Seuss.
An episode in his rhyme style AND with all the KND characters and backgrounds designed in a Seussian tribute. After all, 2x4 tech does owe a lot to his contraptions, right?

So we wrote an episode loosely (well... not very loosely) based on the Lorax- a book with a message that stands up pretty darn well these days.

But since we were SO close to the Lorax, and SO close to Mr. Geisel's design-style... we had to ask permission from the estate of Dr. Seuss. And after a lot of waiting around... we got an emphatic and very loud, NO!

So it got put on the shelf...

But here it is for your perusal.

Personally, I still get all teary at the end when Numbuh 362 finishes the story.

But I'm a sap.

Sat, May. 3rd, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
delightfulfreak : Op. Naughty?

well At least you got some rhymes in with op. Naughty :)
(hooray for sooper hero spoofs!)

Sat, May. 3rd, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
numbuh743 : Wow

Wow, that would have been a great episode. I wish you were aloud to do it. Oh, do you happen to have any pictures of the KND in the other style?

Your fan-
Numbuh743 a.k.a Tyler

Sat, May. 3rd, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Love it! Love it!

That was such a cool story! It's a shame it wasn't made into a real episode. I really liked the script. Were the animators relieved we they learned that they didn't have to draw this episode out?

Sat, May. 3rd, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Dr. Seuss-a-rific!

That's awesome! Too bad it couldn't be made into a real episode... thanks for showing us anyway, though, I thought it was great!
Over and out -Numbuh 514

Sat, May. 3rd, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): NOEZ!

Nooo, my stupid computer won't let me watch it! D< CURSE YOOU! *slaps computer repeatedly with a fish*

...well it's your work, Eleventy Billion-sama, so it's definitely awesome. X3 You are the ultimate.

Sat, May. 3rd, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
shameron

It's too bad that that episode was rejected. It sounds like it would have been really cute. It's also neat that Numbuh 362 was the storyteller (she's one of my favorite characters).

-Sylvia

Tue, May. 6th, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

Oh, cool! It's like a lost episode for all of us who still read the blog! Now a bunch of people are gunna start trying to make comics and stuff for this, I just know it. XD

Thu, May. 8th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): ARCHIVE?

And which anime DVD is ARCHIVE suppose to be a homage of? (I don't watch a lot of anime!)

Thu, May. 8th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
kidsnextblog : Re: ARCHIVE?

The Animatrix... a series of short films directed by some of the coolest japanese directors based on the Matrix trilogy.

ARCHIVE was a loving homage to one called 'The Second Renaissance'.

Thu, May. 8th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

I shed tears for this most awesomest episode I will never lay my eyes on..

- Numbuh 4/23