"Home Movies" on UPN
Created 12/25/1998 - 01:00
UPN has ordered thirteen episodes of "Home Movies," a new half-hour primetime animated sitcom from Tom Snyder Productions, the producers of Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist" and ABC's Saturday morning series, "SquiggleVision" (aka "Science Court"). The series will be done in the producer's trademark production technique, "SquiggleVision" which is also used on Snyder's other shows. Tentatively scheduled to premiere in April, comedian Paula Poundstone, Brendon Small, and H. Jon Benjamin star in the voice cast and record each episode through an improvisational voice-over process the producers have dubbed "Retroscripting." Comedian Jonathan Katz also has a recurring role in the series. Tom Snyder, Loren Bouchard, Bonnie Burns and Mary Catherine Tucker are executive producers. The show revolves around socially awkward third-grader Brendon Small, a budding filmmaker, who lives with his sister and recently divorced mom, Paula. UPN Entertainment President Tom Nunan stated, "'Home Movies' will bring a totally unique voice and sensibility to UPN. The improvisational nature of the 'Retroscripting' process is sharp, funny and exactly the kind of alternative programming we want to offer our viewers."