Shorty Releases Several More McShorts

Disney’s Shorty McShorts’ Shorts keeps on blast out new projects, and I can hardly keep up. So here’s several, starting with The Imperfect Duplicates of Dodger Dare, the creation of my friend Andy Suriano, a fellow Michigander. The voice of Beauty is performed by Lisa Loeb, and Andy, who boasts plenty of improv experience, played several roles as well.

The animation was produced by Copernicus Studios in Canada. These guys are real pioneers in the animation world, and are producing perhaps the best Flash work on the planet right now. If you squint your eyes you can see the pencil crayon strokes they uses for the character outlines – a painstaking approach that delivers a cartoon look not often found in Flash productions. You can tell that Murray Bain, the art director at Copernicus, and his co-workers have really benefited from their collaborations with John K. They work pose-to-pose throughout Dodger Dare, which gives their work a more traditionally animated feel.You can also download that for your iPod.Next up is Mascot Prep, the creation of Chip Wass, who also created the designs for Shorty McShort Short himself. Boulder Media in Ireland produced the Flash animation.
And lastly is Flip Flopped, a show I believe was produced in Flash (help, anyone?). What I do know is that the voice of the Dad was played by Jeff Garlin, one of my favorite actors, and the co-star of Curb Your Enthusiasm.


  1. Stephen Studios May 30, 2007

    I keep seeing more and more of these coming out.. Any info on how someone can pitch to disney for Shorty?

  2. Once again supurb animation and killer character design on all 3 of these shorts, especially love Chip Wass’ work, but where the heck are the funnies… who’s writing this boring dribble?? Do kids actually laugh at this stuff?

  3. murrayb May 31, 2007

    thanks for the kind words, I’d be remiss not to say that Jose Pou supervised the posing,Andrew Holland the animation, and Brad Cayford the BG paintings.I did little except to say, wow great job guys.

  4. wolfboy May 31, 2007

    Thanks for the publicity, Mr. Simpson!

    And I am completely in love with Bradley Cayford amazing backgrounds!!

  5. Beans May 31, 2007

    Agreed man!

    Those BG’s are KILLER!

    And the post is so seamless too! Great job guys!!

  6. Dagan Moriarty June 3, 2007

    Wow, ‘Copernicus’ is doing some nice work! :)

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