Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sheesh-- It's time for an update, already!!

The new show I've been working on at Disney for the past year, KICK BUTTOWSKI: SUBURBAN DAREDEVIL, launches Saturday morning February 13th @ 8:30 AM/7:30 Central on Disney XD.

The first episode is now available as a FREE download
in HD at the iTunes Store!

Here's a quick promo clip:

Check out more videos at the official Disney XD YouTube page!

The crew includes artists from Dexter's Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, & Ni Hao Kai-lan! This one's for the kids, so try to have one with you when you tune in.


I recently received a Kreativ Blogger Award. How 'bout that? The super-talented Scott Brothers listed me as one of his favorites, so much thanks to ya, Scott!

As part of the rules for the Kreativ Blogger award, I have to nominate the next 7 Kreativ Bloggers, and then list 7 things about myself that people might find interesting. Okay, here's my nominees:
  • I call her the best kept secret in animation, but you can just call Brianne Drouhard "Hey You!"
  • John Struan's SUPERPUNCH blog is full of fun just waiting to be discovered.
  • Most excellent French girlie artist Xavier Ramonède needs to put out book. Like, now.
  • My old pal Dan Krall consistently shares killer animation production art and brilliant sketchwork observations of life.
  • Bob Shea & Lane Smith's Curious Pages blog will provide you with cool children's book illustrations from around the world.
  • Batman Smells is the best year-round Christmas kitsch/culture/design blog out there.
  • If you like movies, you owe it to yourself to check out The Art of the Title Sequence blog.

... and 7 things? Okay, you asked for it:
    1. I've been on TV, radio, and in the newspaper at various times in my life.
    2. As a child, I was encouraged to continue drawing by Sergio Aragones, Al Jaffee, Jim Davis, and Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston. So it's all their fault.
    3. I am currently without a gaming system and it hurts.
    4. My daughter prefers I read the cartoon-based books to her over my wife, 'cause I can do all the funny voices :)
    5. I love toys and action figures, but I don't buy them (unless they're of a show I work on). It's strictly a spectator thing with me.
    6. My Dad looks like Carl Fredricksen from UP (If he was 6'4")
    7. I really want Thai food for lunch today.


Chris Kennett said...

Disney won't share its videos in my country BOO00! I'm sure it's a treat though.

Shellie K said...

Congrats to you ! Your little one and mine have something in common. Daddy's always do better voices :P

david said...

nice work! looks like there is some stuff popping off at Disney, which is good. I like to hear that my cartoonist homies are not starving. booya!

Scott Brothers said...

Thanks for the link, Chris! And nice version of Kreative Award badge that you made (I presume). The one that was passed to me was pretty awful.

Chris Battle said...

Hey, Scott-- I found the badge at Strawberry Lemonade's blog after a Google search; She redesigned it herself, so I'm doing my best to make sure it spreads...

Scott Brothers said...

Nice! Great find. And congrats on the show, it looks cool!

Mukpuddy said...

The show looks great dude!

Justin Rodrigues said...

Congrats man. This one actually looks really cool.

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XAV said...

hey, thanks dude! Always glade you like my filles :D
I'm so sad, your video here is just viewable in the US, I can't watch it :(

Fawn said...

hmm the video doesn't play. may be my computer is foreign.

glad to see new stuff coming out of the house of mouse:) said...

Congrats on the Blogger Award!

Cale Atkinson said...

Congrats on the Show Chris!
It has got to be worth checking out if your beastly talented hands helped in creating it.

Always very cool to see the various projects you have on the go!

Keep up the inspiring work!

3awashi thani said...

Kick Buttowski is AWESOME :D
I've gotten around to watching it recently. You guys did a GREAT job the animations splendid! You should totally post some Kick buttowski production art or ..storyboards... *drool* ... X3