Tuesday, April 13, 2010

more design reference

Hey Kids!
The Travelling Pants post got us talking about inspiration for characters for TDI. Todd and I were looking back at where the ideas for certain characters came from. When Jen and Tom created the show, they wrote a writer's bible -- a document that described who the character's were, what their motivations were, and what they might look like. To help get the ideas across in the bible, it's often the practice to name other people they are like -- the way Poochy is 1/2 Joe camel and 1/3 Fonzerelli -- but I digress. Here's a ruff concept drawing Todd did of Leshawna when he was told that she had the attitude of Queen Latifa. Funny how that exact outfit (with cherries on top) became the final design.

16 comments:

Zeke Obsessed said...

Oh that is too cool!!! :D I love LeShawna! :D

Hey where did Izzy's, Harold's and EZEKIEL's inspiration come from?!!

:D

Anonymous said...

Wow, a writer's bible! Do you think we'd ever get to see some more of that? It'd be interesting to see what you guys think about the characters and their inner workings.

Haroldfan 26 said...

For everyone who wants to know, (who doesn't already, and that might include Thorny) Total Drama World Tour airs in June on Cartoon Network. For all the Teletoon watchers, I dunno. Sorry. I really am.

:(

Jess said...

YOU GUYS NEED TO DO THIS WITH EVERYYY CHARACTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ESPECIALLY THE MORE POPULAR ONES SO I KNOW!!!

I NEED TO KNOW THIS XD HAHA

I'M ALL EARS!!!! PART OF ME RATHER WANTS THIS INFO MORE THAN TDWT...INFO...

Katt said...

Where did Gwen come from?
Where did you get the idea of Olivia? I am DYING to know, because the comments like tis soe make me think you were making the bloggers into a character. Were you? Or did a relative inspire you?

Haroldfan 26 said...

I'm happy to see more posts.

Thorny - QUESTION ALERT!
Who voices the bear, the interns, and the Sasquatchinakwa? Are they credited?

Haroldfan 26 said...

Contest idea!
We say five reasons why we love Chris...
JK!

Really, though -
Do a drawing of any of the characters or settings or logos, and the best drawings win a script. Tho only problems: a) Someone would have to judge a proud kid's work and
b) there would be too many entries to judge.

:(

FAUSTO said...

I want to see Katie Crown!!!! cuz Izzy or..(E-Scope,explosivo, esquire etc..)is my fav char!! is so mad, and a girl must win this time!! i hope izzy or gwen, and how can be posible that some likes Ezekiel? that char is usless and boring, maybe is for the name that people likes him, anyway i want see how will be izzy in Mexico and hope that izzy wiiins! or at least Owen again cuz he loves Izzy!

roxy said...

ZOMG. I think we should have trent come back:)

(Gwenn and Trent!)
It makes the show more... suspensing.;)

Haroldfan 26 said...

Hey Thorny! Don't know if you saw this yet-
Christian Potenza interviews Scott McCord, the voice of everybody's friend Owen. (But you all probably knew that already.)

TotalDramaAddict said...

DO THIS WITH EVERY CHARACTER! I'm such a Total Drama Addict, I NEED to know this information!!!!

Where did you guys get inspiration for the couples? Did you just say "Let's throw the party guy with the surfer girl" or was it a long, drawn out process? Is HaroldxLeShawna based off of Latifah and Kip from "Napolean Dynamite"? Harold is based off of Napolean Dynamite, right? RIGHT?!?!

RAWR! So many questions! And you guys have the answers I crave. I practically worship you for making this show. I am totally in love with it. Obsessed. Addicted! *Sorry. I'm a crazy girl, lol.*

u813247 said...

Haha, the curious thing is I was watching "Chicago" and I couldn't help but think about LeShawna when Queen Latifah sings. Oh, so they were cherries, I've read they were from mangos to kumquats ^_^U. I remember reading before that Courtney is based on Reese Witherspoon's character in "Election" and Duncan's model was Benjamin Madden (Still thinking Adam Gontier was his real life version). I'd dare to say that Harold is based on Napoleon Dynamite XD.

Zekey is the Bestest!!! said...

Hey Fausty! Someone's not done their homework!

A Zekey pumpkin came in 2nd in the Halloween contest, the most popular story EVER TOTAL DRAMA COMEBACK by KOBOLD NECROMANCER FEATURES EZEKIEL...check the hits! EZEKIEL's story is the most read EVAH!!!! HA HA HA!!!

And ZEKE is finally getting his chance to shine on TDWT!!! EEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Thorny! Please with Sugar, chocolate and Mint ice cream with a cookie on top Show us Zekey's inspiration! And lots of pictures with Zeke with Ezzy...I mean Izzy. :D

Can't wait for June! Better not be ZEKEY who's voted off too soon....we Zekey fans won't like that.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE HEATHER SHE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is tyler inspired from troy bolton in the first highschool musical?

Furuba said...

I like Leshawna's rough drawing. It suits her incredibly well. I like her and Queen Latifa's outfit too. I always thought those fruits on her shirt were oranges.(are they)