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.