Teddy Ruxpin Animation Posing

Gimmick lifts up his arm to reveal the gadget on his wrist attached to the baseball glove which then telescopes up into the air to catch the ball and save the day, YAY!

After Teddy Ruxpin was finished, we started working on a show called Y's The Magnificent (pronounced "Yees"). It was a coproduction with a studio from France. The show was never aired here, only in Europe. I was an animator on the show. There were only 7 shows I think... maybe 14, I can't remember.

After Y's, we did a half hour special called The Meerkats. Again, I was an animator on the show. After this production, the studio got the Dennis The Menace show to do. I was not happy working on this show at all. I was in the layout department at the time.

Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you look at it) I got a call to come back to Nelvana to work on a show called "Ultra Cross" as the layout supervisor. I took the job and moved back to Toronto.

The show was pulled from production as we were working on show 4 because the toy company that was the financial backer went bankrupt. I remeber, we were working on some of the designs when one of the studio owners walked in with a box and started shovelling all the artwork into it. We asked him what was going on and he told us what had happened. I asked him what we were supposed to work on next and as he walked out of the room he looked back with a smile and said, "We have another season of Care Bears to do." That was actually why I had quit from Nelvana 2 years before... Yay!

The Care Bears saga is a topic for another day.

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