Hello Aliki! Sorry for annoy you, but I'm a student who wants to work as a designer for the Disney factory. And sincerely, I don't know exactly what to study, so I thought you could help me telling me what you have studied. Thanks in any case. ^^
Go to art school.
Take writing classes.
Draw all the time.
Find a mentor.
Get the book, “The Illusion of Life”.
Study artists who inspire you.
Throw all your drive and passion into your dream with full abandon.
Hi Aliki! Now that you're no longer working on Phineas & Ferb (Sob! Sob!) I wanted to ask you what your favorite episode of the show is all-time? Whether you worked on it or not.
I’d have to say it’s a tie between “Mom’s Birthday” and “I, Brobot”. “Mom’s” was the first episode I ever wrote and boarded & “I, Bro” was the first one to air. It was a very special and magical time—we knew we were creating something wonderful.
Here is the song demo from Mandace that did not make it into the episode. John Mathot and I wrote it, used a sample hip hop beat, and (embarrassingly) sang the lyrics…but I hope you get a kick out of hearing it regardless! We had fun!
Hi, Aliki! Your project is in development... Would you elaborate a bit on what that means? How many people are involved now, and what do you have to put together to get the folks in charge to give you the green light?
Yes I have a project in development. There are only a handful of people involved at this time. The next step will be to pitch my storyboard to the person in charge of the network, and cross my fingers extra hard that he will give it a go!
(private) Hey, thanks for following me! I have such huge respect for what you do with Phineas and Ferb and especially Doctor Lolipop! I hope you don't mind how random my blog is though. Seriously, I just wanted to say you're awesome and to thank you for informing that Unicorn Doctors are wonderfully manly creatures.
Thank you for your kind note. :) It’s high time Unicorn Doctors get the respect they deserve from the medical community and beyond!
I had to share our song from last night’s episode of Phineas and Ferb (“Just Our Luck”). John Mathot and I were so honored to write a song with musical artist, Linda Strawberry! I just love her vocals and instrumentation on the final product so much. We were happy to have her be a part of the show. Thank you Linda!
If you’d like to see Kent Osborne and me talk about creating stories and original content for animation, check out “How to Tell a Short Story”, presented by the good people of Frederator!! You’ll get to hear insight into the story process for both Adventure Time, and Phineas and Ferb, as well as creating your own stories. If nothing else, tune in to see Kent in a headband.
SO Aliki, What would Phineas and Isabella look like in the future when they are adults? And yes, I am asking for a request.
Well, this is in no way any sort of official drawing of what they would look like, or how Dan and Swampy would interpret them, but since you are asking me, I’d imagine Phineas would be some sort of brilliant but laid back engineer, and Isabella a super cool artist!
Ever wonder how the song “Zubada” in Phineas and Ferb’s “Tri-stone Area” got it’s name? It all started with Antoine Guildbaud, Celeste Moreno, and myself jamming and playing around with song ideas for the episode. We were inspired by songs like “Wimoweh" and "Stomp”.
Later it was decided that we do a caveman version of "Gitchee Gitchee Goo" instead, but you can still hear a little bit of what we came up with in the intro of the final version. The final was of course created by our fab composer, Danny Jacob.
Take a listen to this first demo Celeste, Antoine, and I did. You’ll hear Antoine’s addition of a “Zubada” skat. This made us laugh so hard..I’m so glad the song kept this title!
Click HERE to hear the final version that appeared in the show.