The Shop Press Release 2:
"Time Dogs" Signs on Two "Big Dogs"
February 14, 2003 - Hollywood, California -THE SHOP PRODUCTIONS, INC.
and JIM HENSON PICTURES announced today that they have signed CRASH
McCREERY as Lead Character Designer and HANK MAYO as Lead Storyboard
Artist, for their CGI animated feature-film co-production TIME DOGS.
Time Dogs, which was previously announced by THE SHOP and Jim Henson
Pictures last October, is currently in active development in both Los
Angeles and Vancouver with CRASH and HANK joining the creative team
earlier this month.
Written by Christopher Leone and Laura Harkcom, Time Dogs is a comedy
about an unlikely pair of heroes, Zack, a mutt on the run from the dog
pound, and Dingo, a robot dog, created by Doctor Quirk. The two must
travel through time to rescue their master and save all dogs from
becoming the slaves of The Grand High Dogcatcher.
Executive Producer Ian Pearson said, “To say that we are all thrilled
that Crash and Hank have joined our creative team would be an
understatement. They are acknowledged as two of the best in the business
and seeing the script visually spring to life through their initial
development has been a real pleasure”.
CRASH MCCREERY is one of the world’s most prolific character and
environmental designers, working on such films as: Steven Spielberg’s
“Jurassic Park I & II”, Spielberg’s “A.I.”, James Cameron’s “Terminator
II: Judgment Day”, “Men in Black II”, “Small Soldiers” and Ang Lee’s
upcoming release of “The Hulk”.
HANK MAYO is one of the industry’s leading storyboard and design
artists, having worked on such blockbuster films as: “Shrek”, “Titanic”,
“Scooby Doo”, “The Mummy I & II”, “Men in Black I & II” and Ron Howard’s
upcoming release “The Alamo”.
THE JIM HENSON COMPANY has been a leader in family entertainment for
over 40 years. A multi-media production company, The Jim Henson Company
is one of the industries top licensors; a leading children’s books
publisher; and home to Jim Henson Television, Jim Henson Pictures, Jim
Henson Interactive, Jim Henson Entertainment and Jim Henson’s The
THE SHOP PRODUCTIONS, INC. is a Vancouver, Canada based, CGI animation
Production Company founded in 2002 by partners Ian Pearson and Aaron L.
Gilbert. In addition to “Time Dogs”, THE SHOP is currently in active
development on the CGI high-definition television series “BubbleBots”.