to the homepage of dancingmonkeys (AKA
Arna Selznick and John van Bruggen).
It's season's greetings
time again. Have a good one everybody!
Fall 2008: John completed scripts on Busytown
while Arna wrapped up her last 5 storyboards on the
final season of 6Teen. Now we're both
working on new projects. More on these soon...
In 2007 and spring of 2008 John contributed scripts
and Arna contributed storyboards on Toot
And Puddle, an animated adaptation of the
wonderful Holly Hobbie book series. Check out the show
on Noggin in
the US and Treehouse in
2007 Arna finished an 8 month story gig on Total
a cartoon 'reality' show. Check out Total
Drama Island's very own blog!
February 3, 2007: Check out some of our Flickr images.
We're the 'Doodlers' on Flickr:
December 22, 2006: Click here for our little Flash SWF
greeting card :)
2006: Wow! The summer flew by. We'll be bound for the
Animation Festival soon where we are pitching
a new show. Maybe we'll see you there?
2006: John wrote scripts and Arna storyboarded
a very groovy looking animated series helmed
by director Robin Budd. Check
for samples of some of Arna's storyboards
on other recent productions.
2006: Arna completed storyboarding on a 6Teen
special, after contributing four boards
to the series. 6Teen director, Karen
Lessmann, tells us that 6Teen,
currently airing on Teletoon weekdays
at 7:00 pm, is #1 on Teletoon!
April, 2006: Arna wrapped
up her work on storyboards for the 3D show Miss
Spider's Sunny Patch Friends,
a Nelvana/Absolute Pictures co-production,
airing on Nickelodeon in the US and Teletoon
in Canada. Miss Spider is directed by Neil Affleck
and Lynn Reist.
has several script writing gigs on the go. He completed
work on scripts for Season 2 of Miss Spider's
Sunny Patch Friends (keeping it in the family).
In 2005 John scripted an upcoming Franklin
feature, FRANKLIN AND THE TURTLE LAKE TREASURE,
currently in production.
the 'monkeys' created five pilot episodes of Coolman!
for NELVANA'S FUNPAK, an animated anthology
series airing on YTV.
20th 2006: Two Coolman! episodes, DEEP
SEA BLUES and HOOTCHY
KOOTCHY HAIKU compete
in the ANIMATED SERIES category at 13th
International Festival of Animated Film in
Stuttgart, Germany, APRIL 27 – MAY 02, 2006.
October, 2005: Coolman! episode HOOTCHY
KOOTCHY HAIKU screened at the Ottawa
Animation Festival! Hootchy Kootchy was accepted
in the competition category of TELEVISION SERIES
FOR ADULTS at the festival in September, 2005.
Please click here
for our (blog) report on the festival.
September 19, 2005: Coolman! DEEP SEA BLUES,
written by John, screened in competition at The
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
(Oct. 27th to Nov. 6th). DEEP SEA BLUES
was animated entirely by our friend Steve Whitehouse.
He also storyboarded this 5 minute episode and adapted
all our character designs to Flash. Kudos to Steve!
April 27 to May 1, 2005: Coolman! selected to
screen in the INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE section (TV SERIES
FOR ALL AUDIENCES) of Cartoons
On The Bay
April 7, 2005: The Coolman! episode
A DAYDREAM IN THE LIFE was the winner of week
9 of FUNPAK on YTV.
Click on these images to see QuickTime
clips (approx. 1 meg. each) from the first 5 Coolman!