Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pics Of HOLLYWOOD HAL & RHINESTONE AL In The 2010 Baton Rouge Christmas Parade!

As I posted previously, I was down in Louisiana for a Scooby-Doo event in mid-December and the day after I got there (which was December 11), we had to do the 2010 Baton Rouge Christmas Parade. Hal & Al were once again the grand masters of the parade and we had a truck right behind the Mayor's car, which Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden rode in. It was a three-mile parade that went through the main streets up to the Capitol building. As you drive it slow, you throw out treats, toys, trinkets, etc. to people who are all over the place. It was packed once it got moving. As we got there a little early to set up, Scott [Innes] and I went to get some coffee to kill some time and wound up at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, which is a HUGE place just around the corner from the parade start! Here's six pics of it here!

The main lobby as you walk in.

The hotel check-in

And just past the check-in for the hotel it looked like a mall!

It was huge and seemed to go on forever. It was a long walk to get some coffee once we got in there since the restaurant was on the other side of the place.

About 5pm, we walked back and starting getting ready for the parade and these are some pics I took...

After this float/car and the Mayor's car, we were in the maroon pick-up truck.

Some pics of the other parade cars...

LSU is so big in Baton Rouge that these two shaved the sides of their dogs with LSU TIGERS! Talk about team spirit. I hope the dogs were happy.

Hal & Al ready to do a TV spot for the parade for the news as it kicks off!

Scott Innes talking to Mayor Holden

Some more pics before the parade started...

Hal & Al pose with Mayor Holden and some kids for a photo op!

Hal & Al with Mayor Holden!

Monday, December 20, 2010

How My Week Went In Louisiana... And Met An Old Friend!

I was down in Louisiana for a bit and last Tuesday I was at Scott Innes' Scooby-Doo event where he showed Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, since it was the 10th Anniversary for it and I was there as a special guest. They played a drawing video of me drawing Scooby right before the movie. More pice will follow in the coming days. While I was there, Scott had a great haunted house built by Scott Thomas and Elizabeth Lynch who did a superb job building a great facade that was 16 feet high and looked like it was right out of Scooby-Doo! Of course, Scooby & Shaggy were there as well as Velma and Daphne and I got some pics of me and the gang!

Here's two pics of me with Scott Innes, Scooby and Shaggy!

And one of the whole gang: (Back Row) Daphne, Velma, Scott Innes and Scooby (Front Row) Elizabeth Lynch, Me, Shaggy and Scott Thomas.

A great time was had by all and we thank the 600+ people for showing up and sharing the evening with us!

Still Working On KUNG FU PANDA work and a New Project!

Been busy here in the studio since I lasted posted with Kung Fu Panda work and a new project I'm working on. A little teaser for those who may figure it out. I'll be posting more about it very soon! Since I just got back from a trip down south, I'll be working non-stop on it to finish it for a late January deadline. I had to work on it at night while I was away as well to stay on schedule and it's turning out to be some of the best stuff I've done. I'm pretty happy with it all.