OKAY PLACE - Featured on Inside Alicyn's Wonderland - Web Show!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hey guys...check out the video for an interview with the writers Andrew Racho & Evan Dannemiller! Alicyn did the voice of "Little Delilah" too!

For more information on the rest of the star-studded cast and to see more of An Okay Place To Eat visit Sonic Bunny Productions.com!

NEW! Okay Place Trailers

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thought we weren't working on this project anymore, didn'tcha! Well, actually, we've been hard at work getting our pitch materials together. For those of you who are anxious to see the whole pilot, we're not going to put it up online just yet. It will probably have a home on the internet in the future, but we're keeping it under wraps at the moment.We have two new trailers for the show, check them out...let us know which one you like best!

CTN Animation Expo - Next Weekend! + Bunch of Other News!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hey guys!
Even though Okay Place is done, we're moving forward at breakneck speed! We've spent the greater part of our time recently prepping for the Creative Talent Network's 2nd Annual Animation Expo, which is being held in Burbank Nov 19-21.

The Burbank Marriott Convention Center
2500 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

If you're in the area, you should come out! Here's a link to registration and a 10% discount code:
So what can you expect to see at the Sonic Bunny table at the expo?
  • HUGE TV display with sizzle reel and clips of An Okay Place To Eat and Sonic Bunny's 2nd project: ZOMBIE MURDER EXPLOSION DIE!
  • Listening station where you can explore the Okay Place & ZMED worlds!
  • Posters & art from both shows
  • Postcard take-aways
  • Andrew, Evan, and Scout in person....golly gee!
  • Free chupa-chup lollypops to everyone who stops by!
  • Biz card bin for a chance to win free lunch with the Sonic Bunny team

In other news...Okay Place is also on imdb now, which is super awesome that everyone can get credit, including all of those who donated and helped us get this thing made! Check it out on imdb: 

Lastly, we're in the process of setting up meetings with agents so we can get all the network meetings we want for Okay Place...so stay tuned!

Tag + Screening Results

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hi everyone!
Thanks to the 100+ people who came out to our screening at Busby's East in Hollywood last week. It was freakin' rad to have so many people there supporting us. Thank you so much!

For those of you who couldn't make it...here's the play by play: We started around 7. By 8 the party was kicking! 8:30, we screened Okay Place. Then we screened  a sneak peak of our second project: ZOMBIE MURDER EXPLOSION DIE. The sneak peak is on the ZMED website, so click to see it.

Both of them were well-received and we are happy to say that regardless of people's age or background, it seemed as though everyone laughed and found something they really liked about Okay Place. We are very optimistic about the future. It's been submitted for consideration to the Annie Awards (the Emmys/Oscars for animation) and we'll be pitching it to networks in the near future. Unfortunately, you won't be able to see Okay Place in its entirety online until we're done pitching it.

In the meantime, here's a bit of animation to keep you going. The clip below is the tag that plays after the credits. We discovered this little gem of improvisation during our editing process and just HAD to animate it.

Bang is one of the chefs, who works in the kitchen at Okay Place. He's a curmudgeon, but when Colonel promises a week's vacation to the person that discovers who did the five-finger shuffle in the kitchen...he's totally on board. Hawaiian shirt and all! Enjoy!

Official Trailers + Screening Party!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hey guys! We're going to sound mixing on Friday for Okay Place, you know what that means? We're almost done! 14 months, 10 actors, and 20 crew made it happen. We want you to come out and celebrate with us at our first screening:

7:00-9:30 PM


Busby's is awesome. They have a huge swanky ballroom, 20 kinds of beer on tap (so 21 and over please), and free parking in the back! Please come out and bring your friends. Everyone is welcome!

To celebrate, here are our two trailers...you've probably seen them before, but just in case, you haven't here they are with our new logo!

See you at the party!

Dragon*Con Trailers!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hey guys! It's going to be an exciting weekend. Andrew, our writer/director, and Evan our other brilliant writer (he made me say that), are going to hit the floors at Dragon*Con in Atlanta to promote Okay Place and Sonic Bunny's other project Zombie Murder Explosion Die.

This is not a random occurance. In fact, Andrew's short film, TOBACCO MAN (click it to see it) is playing at Dragon*Con in their film festival. If you're going to be there, it's playing Friday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 10:30pm.  So cross your fingers for a win!!

We're very close to wrapping animation on Okay Place, so we had enough fun stuff to cut into a couple of trailers. They'll show in between short films at the festival. We couldn't wait to share them with you, especially because they contain a little taste of our Okay Place theme song. Enjoy!

Peek Inside An Okay Place To Eat!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Below are some of our interior shots for An Okay Place To Eat, done by our awesome storyboard/background artist, Chris Paluszek, from Robot Chicken, Titan Maximum, among others! Q&A with Chris after the breaks!

1) You've been with Okay Place since the beginning, what are your thoughts on the show?
C: I'm excited. There's a real wealth of content just waiting to be mined in later episodes (fingers crossed!). I think the best thing is how distinct each character is- no two serve the same purpose and they all have such great personalities.

2) What approach did you take when it came to backgrounds?
C: To keep them simple and not too distracting. A 50s-type diner has a lot of opportunity to be filled with a lot of kitsch and flair, but if it pulls viewer attention away from the characters and animation
you're hurting the show.

3) We hear you're going to be animating a pivotal scene between Sergeant Cereal & Hector Spector. What about it are you most looking forward to?
C: Any line from Sergeant Cereal is gold, but it's his reactions to Spector's timidity that I can't wait to animate.

4)  If you were stranded on a desert island with the employees from An Okay Place to Eat, and you could save one person, who would it be and why?
C: Juke-A-Tron, because if I were to murder him and hollow him out, he'd make the most stable raft. Crash is a close second, though.

5) Who was your favorite food or beverage mascot as a child?
C: The Noid, because he make the least amount of sense. He's a man in a costume? He has ears? But he's really tiny, so is he a goblin, or maybe some sort of demon? All I know is he wants pizza, and I can
relate to that.

6) Did you draw on your personal experiences to tailor the look of An Okay Place To Eat? If so, what diner did you model it on?
Back home in Norfolk there's an incredible diner named "Doumar's" that's been around since the 30s, I think. It still operates as a drive-in so they'll serve you in your car. Definitely worth it if you're ever in the Virginia Tidewater area.

7) If you were forced to have sex with either Ruby Gold or Delilah, which one would you choose and why?
C: Ruby, mainly because I'm afraid of Delilah.

8) Would you eat at An Okay Place To Eat? If so, what's your favorite thing on the menu?
C: Every food establishment gets a shot from me, and if I were to order anything it would be whatever's the chef special. Although having drawn the kitchen background I know that includes "the brown lettuce,
yogurt, and spices," so maybe I'd just have some coffee or something.

9) You were also the storyboard artist. Tell us a little bit about what that was like.
C: It's like a sampler platter of every role on the show. There's a little bit of everything: backgrounds, animation, character design...it's incredible to be in control of all of that at once.

10) Give us an example of how of your creative storyboard ideas were incorporated.
C: When Hector steps in water in the beginning, the script called for a puddle but I thought it would be outrageous if it were actually a deep hole in the middle of the diner. That way it both underscores the
quality of OK Place and gives the "Jesus walking on water" gag a little more clarity. I pitched that to the director, Andrew Racho, and he loved it.

11) Where can we see some of your other work?
I have some clips of my previous work at chrispstuff.com, and I have a blog that I never update at painguage.blogspot.com