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Episode VI: Klowning Around

The sixth episode is technically the seventh episode.  So, how did it end up being labeled the sixth episode?  Originally a script was written for a sixth episode that was to center around the student characters at a summer camp.  Early production work even began on the episode with some drawings and rough scene animations completed.  However, as work proceeded it became clear that a full 22 minute episode was a bit too much to tackle at that time in our lives due to outside factors.

Not wanting to abandon Professor Hobo as an animated project entirely, we instead focused on producing a short for the Internet.  The idea was that a series of these shorts could be produced and released, though other factors kept that plan from working out as well.  Still, this episode was finished and offers a brief glimpse into the downtime of the characters.

Trivia

  • There are several references to short films completed by the filmmakers and their friends.  Look for the DVD cover of such short films as Nougat, and the never filmed Tear Filled Kiss.
  • Yes, most of the DVD covers are upside down on the shelves.  This is intentional as a gag about the poor performance of Mr. Rats employees.
  • Though there are only two real speaking parts in this episode, there are many appearances by characters from previous episodes, and Blind Professor makes his debut in a cartoon.

Cast and Crew

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David Rothwell
Director / Animator / Executive Producer

Justin Young
Director / Writer / Executive Producer

Screen Shots

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