DAVID COWLES

Robert Chubinsky, or Bob Chubby to his friends, is a cute, curious and clumsy little caterpillar. He always keeps an eye out for his latest awesome discovery, which means that he’s usually not looking where he’s going. But his heart is as big as his path of destruction.

Golly Gee is artistic, outgoing, helpful, kind and French. In that order. A world traveler, Golly Gee has many tales to share with the townsfolk, but she is just as happy to drink in the quaint small town life on the rotten log known as Skitterville, creating fabulous and magical creations from everyday found objects and making Skitterville an even more beautiful place to be.

Stink Bug is a smart but very shy little guy, mostly because of his self consciousness about his smell. And his name doesn’t help matters much. But those who do happen to talk with him will find him a knowledgeable source of information and a good and true friend. Just breath through your mouth.

Mr. Starky is a very important person in Skitterville. He’s the Mayor, Justice of the Peace, and most dear to his heart, President of the Skitterville First National Bank of Seeds and Berries. He also seems to always end up being on the receiving end of Bob Chubby’s chaotic antics. Inside, he likes the little caterpillar, but most of the time it’s buried in there pretty deep. He tries to keep his cool, but when he does lose it, his mood shows, as he turns from a calm blue to an overheated red.

DAVID COWLES (Creator) has been an internationally known illustrator for the past twenty-five years, and has been dipping his toe into animation for the last eight. His first short “Superfunk & Freaky-Dee” won the Grand Jury Prize for animation in the New York Independent Film & Video Festival 2000. He produced a pilot for Playhouse Disney in 2007, and designed and directed four videos for They Might Be Giants’ DVD “Here Come the 123s” available in 2008. His video for the They Might Be Giants song “The Mesopotamians” came out in October of ’08.
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SALLY ANNE SYBERG (Producer) Throughout her 20+ year career in production Sally Anne Syberg has been at the bleeding edge of most of the entertainment industry’s technological advances and their creative applications. An Emmy Award-winning producer with her finger on the industry’s pulse, she’s produced numerous children’s programs, pilots and tests including The Phred On Your Head Show (Noggin), Jimmy B (Hallmark Entertainment), Kim Possible (Disney TV Animation), Metalwulf (MTV Animation), Between The Lions (WGBH), The Elephant’s Back (Playhouse Disney) and Senior Producer on Dilbert, Working Wonders, interstitial programming for Proctor & Gamble and Tide, and the online video Making A Difference (Johnson & Johnson). 20 years in the business has provided Syberg a remarkable breadth of production techniques which she has employed while producing for broadcast and cable, commercials, film, motion graphics, games, CD-Rom, special venue theme parks, music videos, trailers and promos.

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FLICKERLAB (Studio) Since its start-up in 1999 by founder/creative director Harold Moss, FlickerLab has been exploring and exploiting innovation at the intersection of broadcast and technology. A recognized pioneer in the use of Flash software for broadband and broadcast animation, Moss was a co-writer and director of the weekly broadband animated series, This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow. In 2004, FlickerLab partnered to develop and produce the branded entertainment interstitials Working Wonders for the Samantha: An American Girl Holiday movie sponsored by Procter and Gamble and American Girl. Our feature film animation and title work can be seen in the upcoming Lions Gate release, Fierce People and in Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911 and Bowling for Columbine. The studio has just commenced pre-production on an original animated series for Comedy Central’s broadband initiative, Motherload. For Planned Parenthood, FlickerLab took a new approach to the birds and the bees (“How Pregnancy Happens”) with concept development, script writing and production of a highly successful viral, online PSA. The studio is also currently in production on a series of DVDs for Hooked on phonics and recently completed two animated pilots for Playhouse Disney.