Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Yo Gabba Mania!

Looks like the new press release came out today, and it has been all over the internet. It has with lots of juicy details for you Yo Gabba fans, so go take a look at it here!!

One thing that tickled me pink was seeing Yo Gabba Gabba on pitchforkmedia.com, the famous indie music site. Awesome they covered The Shins, Cornelius, Biz and Smoosh being on the show, but come on, no mention The Aquabats and their involvement? Curses! I guess the respect from the glamorous indie rock world eludes the Aquabats once again...

There also seems to be a few Yo Gabba Gabba clips available OnDemand already, so if you've got digital cable, go check it out now!!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Yo Gabba Gabba @ Comicon!

Here are some pictures from Comicon. Everyone was really stoked to see DJ Lance Rock live and in full effect! A few lucky fans might have actually collected all seven character/logo buttons, maybe you were one of them!

Yo Gabba Gabba! Yooooooooooo!
Some of the crew came down to hand out buttons and represent
Those exclusive Season One Cast and Crew Shirts are off the chain!
A lucky fan recognized DJ Lance Rock from the promo spots on Nick Jr....
...so some pics were taken and emailed on the spot.
All of the Nickelodeon people were super cool!
The Kid Robot booth had forever crowds, and the massive Dunny made it easy to find.
Chad and Jillian from Kid Robot are super chill!

I'm sure there are more pictures floating around of eveyone who helped out. Thanks to Mike Polis and eveyone from W!ldBrain, Nickeldeon and Kid Robot as well as the hard working crew of Yo Gabba Gabba!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Yo Gabba Gabba on Nickjr.com

Wow, it feels like it's really happening now. Nick Jr. has finally launched the Yo Gabba Gabba portion of it's website. Yes, It just started with the iron-ons, but now we've got games, video clips, coloring pages, downloads and more! More to come as well

Yo Gabba Gabba! @ Nick Jr

Make a shout out on the message board while you're at it!

YGG Iron-ons!

Looks like things are really starting to move. They've got printable iron-on designs over at nick.jr.com

Click here to print
Click here for directions

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Things are changing...

I decided to take a break from working so furiously on the new Yo Gabba Gabba website to give this here Blogga Blogga some love. I'm sure it'll be evolving a bit more in a few weeks, but if you're wondering what happened to the logo above, then there you go.

Monday, July 23, 2007


look kiddies!
our good friend ashleigh asked mother nature "DO YOU LIKE TO GABBA?!"
and she says...


Sunday, July 22, 2007


there was plenty of ben's guac to go around, it was probably the mango...

congratulations ricky for being number one...for now!

the best part of GUAC-OFF '07 was the after party!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Drawing Shades

One of our chief animators, the fantastic Mr. Joel Fox made this little video smack dab in the middle of didgeridoo practice.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Yo GG Wraps (shooting, that is)

photo of Lance-on-the-lot courtesy: Jennifer Bartlett

Hooray!!! The shooting for season 1 is done! That means that a lot of the grueling post-production begins. In fact, I had to leave my day job over it (but that's another story)! However, it also means a WRAP PARTY! I could tell you that it was a super awesome event, but as Levar Burton said on Reading Rainbow, "Don't take my word for it"

Here's a review from our storyboarder Josh's blog:
  • http://joshuawysocki.blogspot.com

  • Here's also a good one from super-resh Julia Vickerman of the mighty animators from Puny entertainment:

  • http://www.punyblog.com

  • Yaaaaay for stuff!

    Monday, July 16, 2007

    Party in my Tummy promo

    Here's a great quality clip of the "Party in my Tummy" promo spot that's showing up on Nick Jr. and Noggin.

    Wednesday, July 11, 2007

    Tony Hawk on Yo Gabba Gabba (E! Daily 10 piece)

    E! network's Daily 10 featuring Tony Hawk on Yo Gabba Gabba!

    Thanks, Tyler!

    Monday, July 9, 2007

    E! Channel tonight!

    Word on the street...
    Watch the Daily Ten on E! tonight at...7:30?

    Christian Jacobs at Children's Media Conferenece in England

    VIA: www.showcomotionconference.com



    Creative Workshop with Yo Gabba Gabba!

    Friday morning at ShowComotion hosted a Creative Workshop (introduced by Colin Ward, Youth TV Director, National Media Museum) with Christian Jacobs, co-creator of Yo Gabba Gabba!

    Christian Jacobs joined us at ShowComotion straight from the USA to tell us about his creation of the children’s TV show, Yo Gabba Gabba!

    Christian explained how he wanted to create a live action show which did not rely on the more formal conventions which exist within the world of children’s television. Other influences for the show originated from 70’s and 80’s culture, hip hop and dance music, music from Christian’s very own punk rock band ‘Aquabats’ and the interests of his own children. The independent creation of a pilot version of Yo Gabba Gabba was then created.

    We had the pleasure of watching the original pilot version. I will now attempt to describe the amazing montage of images and ideas we were presented with…….

    Yo Gabba Gabba! is crammed with songs and dance, animation and fun. Presented to its audience through a gang of lovable characters (my favourite being a furry green lovable monster with a fetching mono-brow) the programme teaches dance moves, songs and morals. For example, encouragement to eat carrots and green beans was presented through the song ‘there’s a party in my tummy’ and dance lessons in the ‘peanut butter stomp’ were hosted by Julius the monkey.

    After the screening of the pilot Christian made the following points through a question and answer session:

    Yo Gabba Gabba! is now screened by Nick UK. The programme was so successful because of independent pilot schemes and postings on myspace and youtube.
    The show is predominately based on dance rhythms such as hop hop. These basic formats are then repeated.
    The name Yo Gabba Gabba! came from the idea to create a ‘magical’ sounding word which considered phonetic sounds that toddlers and young children would be able to pronounce easily.
    Christian illustrated the potential for imaginative ideas within the children’s media through his original inclusion of dance, music and animation ideas.

    Written by Amber