Koo Koo


If you’ve rocked out to songs about fanny packs and dinosaurs at the Vans Warped Tour, then you are probably familiar with Koo Koo Kanga Roo. If you aren’t, Butcher Bird Studios would like to change that.

Our beloved Travis Stevens is directing a sizzle piece for their children’s television show. Produced by Linda Morel and written by Tara O’Brien, the interactive dance party duo of Bryan and Neil bring their Koo Koo stylings to a summer camp. We spent a potentially rainy day at the Griffith Park Camp for Boys herding 30+ children into classic scenes with the Koo Koo boys, Kathryn Burns, and Michael Silva. In the end, we skipped the rain and brought the sunshine. We even let Steven Moreno play Director of Photography because he was on such good behavior.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo is an American comedic dance-pop duo from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of vocalists Bryan (Bryan Atchison) and Neil (Neil Olstad). They are often described as “The Beastie Boys meet Sesame Street.” Check them out at kookookangaroo.com.


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Marty at Citrus Cel


Will you be in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, April 6th? If so, you should stop by the Citrus Cel Animation Festival and watch The Many Maladies of Marty Mitchell on the big screen. It is one of the selections in the “Vitamin C” block at noon. Unfortunately I cannot attend, but I hope lots of folks will be introduced to the world of “Many Maladies.”

If that is too far for you to drive, skip, swim, or pogo-stick you can always watch it online. It’s embedded at the top of this post, dummy.


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Many Maladies Goes Live


The kids’ show I was working on for the last few years in my apartment is now online. If you are curious to find out more about it, go to ManyMaladies.com. I’m pretty excited to finally be able to show it to everyone.

The Many Maladies of Marty Mitchell is the story of a young boy who can’t seem to pass a day without encountering trouble. There is always some sort of malady complicating his life. Luckily, he has many friends such as the Seers who live in the Intergalactic Bathroom and the Fridge Landers to help him solve each malady while being educated along the way.

Cristian Naranjo is Marty Mitchell
Created By Fourchinnigan (Jason B. Milligan)
Post Sound – Composer – Sound Design By Benjamin Chan
Narrated By Tara Platt

Steven Calcote
Michael Dowell
Jon Gormley
Yuri Lowenthal
Erika Terriquez
Alessandra Naranjo
Adrian Naranjo
Julian Gomez

Production Crew:
Steven Calcote
Rui Kyo
Patrick Neighly
Erika Terriquez

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