Calling all Animators

randy nomicon

Ever wanted to animate a Ninja kicking the ass of a bunch of werewolves or maybe battling an army of mutant cheerleaders??

If so now’s your chance!

BOULDER MEDIA are looking for talented 2D animators to work on season 2 of Randy Cunningham – 9th Grade Ninja (Disney XD).

All applicants must be classically trained and while a good working knowledge of Flash is an advantage it is not a requirement.

Please email your applications along with links to your 2D specific showreels to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Randy Cunningham – PR Ninja

I dont seem to be able to open a newspaper or magazine at the mo without seeing Randy Cunningham smokebombing his way across the pages.

Check below for just a few of the Randy articles thatve been showing up.

Boulder On A Roll With Disney Series, Irish Examiner, 11 November 2012

 

An Interview With Ben Schwartz and Andrew Caldwell, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Sunday World Magazine (Ireland), 11 November 2012

 

An Interview With Ben Schwartz and Andrew Caldwell, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, RTE Guide (Ireland), 11 November 2012
School Of Hard Knocks, Daily Star, Hot TV, 11 November 2012

Randy and Howard do Dublin

Hawkins Street had a little bit of the Hollywood treatment when Ben Schwartz and Andrew Caldwell, stars of our new show Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja popped by to say hello.

The guys were in town doing a whirlwind of press but took some time out to come visit the studio and meet the people that are bringing their characters to life.

How exciting for a Tuesday morning!

Randy Cunningham Premiere

Finally…… its here!!!

Yep the European premiere of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja happens in just over an hour from now and here at Boulder we couldnt be more excited.

The two episode taster goes out at 6pm tonight on Disney XD with the series starting proper next month on November 8th so make sure you tune in!

Randy Cunningham Countdown

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja has already gone to air in the States but Im afraid we need to wait just a little longer before it hits Irish and UK screens.

For the impatient among you there will be a sneak peek on Disney XD at 6pm on October the 4th with the shows European premiere set for the 8th November at 5.30pm!

Exciting times and if you wanna get to know the ninja just a little better click here for taster of what the show is all about.

Randy Cunningham has arrived!

So after Augusts teaser Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja officially kicks off in the States tonight and there has been a flurry of articles, ads and video clips to mark the occasion.

If you fancy getting involved in the hype, check out below…..Go Ninja!

Click here for behind the scenes interviews with the cast of the show including Parks and Recreations Ben Schwartz.

Keep up to date with all things ninja on the official Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja facebook page here

Also check out Animation Magazines cracking article on the show:

RC9GN – Almost here!

RANDY CUNNINGHAM: 9TH GRADE NINJA, AN ANIMATED COMEDY ABOUT AN
UNLIKELY NINJA HERO AND HIS BEST BUDDY, PREMIERES MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17 ON DISNEY XD

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, an action-packed, animated comedy series thatfollows the adventures of an unlikely hero who, with his super human ninja suit, the NinjaNomicon (an 800 year-old Ninja guide) and the help of his best buddy Howard, finds himself as the one thing protecting his school and the world from certain destruction, is set to premiere on Disney XD. A special preview will air MONDAY, AUGUST 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) with the series premiere on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT). New episodes will premiere Monday through Thursday (7:00 p.m., ET/PT).

Created and executive produced by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Scooby-Doo), Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja stars an award-winning cast: Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) as Randy Cunningham, Andrew Caldwell (Transformers, Hannah Montana) as Howard Weinerman, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Penguins of Madagascar) as Willem Viceroy III, John DiMaggio (Futurama) as Hannibal McFist, Dave Wittenberg (Stitch!) as Bash Johnson, Jim Rash (Community) as Principal Slimovitz, Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) as The Sorcerer, Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) as Mrs. Driscoll and John Oliver (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) as Coach Green.

The multiplatform roll-out is as follows:

Saturday, August 11

Full episode preview of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja is available on WATCH Disney XD.

Monday, August 13

A full episode preview of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja follows the premiere of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living “TRYathlon” special (9:00 p.m., ET/PT). In the episode “Last Stall On The Left,” Freshman Randy Cunningham discovers the NinjaNomicon, which reveals that he has been chosen to be Norrisville’s newest Ninja. Armed with his power-packed ninja suit, he faces his first battle with McFist’s monster Krakenstein, while juggling his new secret identity and being there for his best friend Howard.

Directly following the preview on air, “Last Stall On The Left” will be available on
iTunes as a free download.

All the lovely words above borrowed from Chris Arrants Cartoon Brew article dated August 8th.

Official Disney Press Release

DISNEY XD STARTS PRODUCTION IN IRELAND ON NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES RANDYCUNNINGHAM: NINTH GRADE NINJA

London, March 6, 2012 – Disney EMEA today announced that it has started production in Ireland, on a new action-packed animated comedy, Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja. Set to premiere on Disney XD from autumn 2012 and air in more than 129 countries worldwide, the series follows the fast-paced adventures of unlikely hero Randy Cunningham who, armed with his magic demon fibre suit, the teachings of the Ninja Nomicon (an 800 year old Ninja-ing guide for dummies) and his best buddy, finds himself as the one thing protecting his school and the world from certain destruction!

Disney’s London based production hub has commissioned BAFTA award-winning animation company Boulder Media in Ireland and Titmouse Inc in Los Angeles, USA to produce the animated 52 x 11 minute series for Disney XD. Dublin-based Boulder Media is handling the series from animation through to post-production and has already hired 50 additional artists and animators to work on the project for its two year duration. Emmy Award winning studio Titmouse Inc based in LA, USA is leading the pre-production creative for the series.

Each eleven minute episode follows Randy Cunningham and his best buddy Howard as they navigate everyday teenage life at High School while taking on monsters and madmen bent on freeing an evil 800 year old Sorcerer imprisoned beneath Norrisville High by the original ninja and guarded ever since by Randy’s predecessors.

Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja stars Emmy Award-winning comedian and writer Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation, House of Lies, Everybody’s Fine) as the voice talent for Randy Cunningham; the voice of Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spamalot, Charlie’s Angels) as the evil Sorcerer; Megan Mullaly (Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation) as Mrs Driscoll, Randy’s science teacher; Emmy award-winning John Oliver (Smurfs, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) as Coach Green and Andrew Caldwell (Transformers, My Name is Earl) as Howard. John DiMaggio (Futurama, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Chowder) is McFist and Kevin Michael Richardson (Static Shock, Justice League, Powerpuff Girls) is Viceroy. The series is created and executive produced by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas whose previous credits include Scooby Dooand Paris Hilton’s My New BFF; Emmy and Annie award-winning Shaun Cashman (Director: The Penguins of Madagascar, Chowder) is Supervising Director and Otto Tang (Metalocalypse) is Art Director. Guest voice talent includes: Andy Dick, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Weatherspoon, Andy Richter and Sterling Knight.

Tricia Wilber,Chief Marketing Officer, The Walt Disney Company, EMEA & General
Manager, Disney Channels EMEA
comments, “Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja is our most global production yet. Driven by the team here in London, the series draws on talent from both sides of the Atlantic to help create a world class show. We are thrilled to be working with the outstanding teams at Boulder in Ireland and Titmouse in LA on this project.”

Marc Buhaj Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels, EMEA said: “Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja is one of an exciting new wave of global Disney XD series. This animated project combines a unique mix of full-on buddy comedy with awesome ninja action and is set to explode into the hearts and minds of Disney XD viewers around the world.”

Producer Anne Tweedy, Boulder Media adds, “We are seriously excited to be working on this very cool action packed show. We anticipate that given the combined talents of Titmouse and our own crew this show will make a lot of noise globally. Rob, Pete and I consider ourselves fortunate to have the best Animators, BG artists, compositors and production crew, we are proud to say the majority are home grown with the remainder of the crew coming from across Europe. It is also a thrill to be recognized for the level of work we produce at Boulder.“

Created in May 2007, Disney’s London based production hub drives the investment in and development of animation and live action content outside North America, for both European and global distribution. It has already achieved great success with series such as Jungle Junction (Disney Junior) and Rated A for Awesome (Disney XD) and has recently announced new animated productions for Disney Junior – Winnie The Pooh’s Tales of Friendship and The Happy Hugglemonsters.

Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja will be broadcast on Disney XD globally from autumn 2012.