Sonny & Sons TV Show

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IN DEVELOPMENT:

I’ve got several intellectual properties in various stages of development at the moment. This one is along the lines of what you’d see on Adult Swim or primetime on Fox. Right now it exists as a web-comic series (launched Aug. 26, 2014) and there have been a couple animated viral videos floating around since 2013.

THE SHOW IN A NUTSHELL:

Sonny & Sons is a handyman business in upstate New York that has just become a Reality TV show. The show stars Sonny and his sons, Sonny Jr. and Sonny III, along with a never-ending stream of unusual characters/customers that they interact with every day. Sonny’s ex-wife Sunny is also an important character in the show. She and her new husband Sammy run a business that coincidentally(?) competes directly with Sonny & Sons Handyman Service.

THEIR BUSINESS:

A handyman is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include troubleshooting skills, repair work, maintenance work (both interior and exterior) and are sometimes described as “odd jobs” or “fix-it tasks” which includes: light plumbing jobs, such as fixing a leaky toilet, or light electric jobs, such as changing a light fixture – both of which can be extremely dangerous if not performed by someone with many years of experience and training.

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Copy Cat! – A Cat and His Clone

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Copy Cat! has been in development on and off now for 2 years. I pitched the show twice to Nickeleodeon, once for the shorts program and once as a series. They passed on it. I also ran it by someone at Cartoon Network who thought the show looked “too Nick” for them, which is great because I created it with Nick in mind. SMH

So far, I’ve got half a dozen episodes written and ready to go and ideas for another dozen or so. After much encouragement from friends and family, I’ve decided to launch a web comic series with these lovable characters to keep the juices flowing and to hopefully create a fan base – the Copy Cat! Facebook page has nearly 600 fans, which is cool because I haven’t really promoted this much online.

My friend Hector Navarro is doing the art and I’m doing the writing, we officially launched the web comic on Sept. 1, 2014 — gets see how long we can keep this thing going!

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ODDJOBS™ Cartoons and Toys

ODDJOBS™ is an idea I’ve been stewing on for 20 years, never was quite sure what to do with it. My dad used to draw little furry characters like these when he was a kid. When I was a kid, he would draw them for me – putting them on my birthday cards, christmas cards or notes he left for me around the house.

When I started working at Nickelodeon in 2005, I began looking for show ideas that I could pitch to the network. This one would seem like a no-brainer, cuz they’re so damn cute, but I wasn’t quite sure how to write stories for these little guys, so I kept it on the back burner for a couple years.

Then, one day it hit me. A flash flood of ideas for the ODDJOBS™ world. I’m aiming it at the youngest demographic but think it will appeal to older kids (and even some adults). I want it to be fun and entertaining for kids and something that parents can at least tolerate (some kids shows are unwatchable for adults).

Another development in the last 2 years is that I’m working on designing ODDJOBS™ toys. I’ve made a few prototypes and keep tweaking them. Hoping to find just the right design soon and take the leap into manufacturing.

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