I’m so glad Sam Chou has finally decided to share this. It’s a trailer he produced to pitch a show called “Garage”. Sam’s an outstanding director, and he put together a great little team for this. It was produced with a real balance of artistry and economy, almost perfect in that respect.
It’s also an example of something that happens all the time in this business. Call it coincidence, creative synergy, whatever, but if you’ve got an idea, chances are someone else has a similar one. We showed you a link a few days ago to FreshTV and Neptoon Studios’ new show “GrojBand”. Two skilled creative teams, developing similar properties, completely independently. Both taking very different approaches to similar subject matter. They both look great, and I’m a big fan of the Neptoon guys, but I’d love to see Sam’s gentler brand of comedy on a screen too. Sam references the Wonder Years as a big tonal influence. We don’t see a lot of that in cartoons, and I’d really like to.
Here’s Sam himself, sharing his thoughts on the show:
Well, if this never makes it to mainstream broadcast, at least Sam decided to finally share it with us here.
WE WILL NOT BE QUIET.
G A R A G E
Adrian and his four friends don’t quite fit in anyplace,
but THE GARAGE, where the frustrations of school,
bullies and your usual teen angst can be drowned
out with guitars, drums and vocals.
S E R I E S S Y N O P S I S
Ever since Adrian has been able to walk, talk, and hold an electric guitar,
his one and only ambition in life is to be in a world- renowned rock band.
No feeling could possibly come close to that of being in front of
thousands of adoring fans, chanting your name, hanging on to your every
word, buying your t-shirts and albums like ravenous scavengers.
But first, he has to make it through high school.
In development with Chuck Gammage Animation
Created and Directed by Sam Chou www.style5.tv
Produced by Chuck Gammage www.cganim.com
Character Designer: Seo Kim http://blog.instantdoodles.com/
Mix and Music by www.ta2music.com/