A busy week, what with all the 401(k) meetings at all the different studios (me going "blah blah...asset classes...blah...saving for retirement...blah blah blah"). I get tired of hearing the sound of my voice.
At Film Roman-Chandler Street, King of the Hill reaches the middle of its current teevee season, with episode #9 (out of 21) starting production next week. Staff is working its way back to being a well-oiled machine after the previous well-oiled machine got dismantled for three months when Fox thought it was all done making new episodes, but then changed its mind.
At Film Roman/Starz Media near the Burbank airport, most staffers who were on the Simpson Movie have now returned to the Mother Ship known as the television series. Only a few stragglers remain on movie-related items like commercials and interstitials. But the Big Movie is o-ver. (As it would have to be, since the film comes out July 27th.)
At DreamWorks, most people I talk to think Kung Fu Panda is shaping up as a top-notch animation entry.How to Train Your Dragon has Peter Hastings at the helm and an accelerated schedule on story and production for a Fall 2009 release.