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‘The Making of a Dream’ Episode 7: The First Development Session

Ed Kang visits Mark Simon’s studio for the first development session on 'The Dream Factory' animated series.

In 1999, I optioned the rights to an unreleased comic book called Dream Factory and have been on a quest ever since to get it produced as a movie or TV series. In this blog, I share with you the history, the near hits and the actual production notes as I finally move into production. #Thisismydream.

As my wife, Jeanne, and I started to take Ed’s comic book concept of The Dream Factory and develop it into an animated series, we wanted to keep Ed involved. We brought him up to our studio for a few days of brainstorming and sketching.

In this episode, Jeanne, Ed and I talk about those first brainstorming sessions and working together.

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Mark Simon is a story artist and director with over 4,000 production credits, including 44 features.

You can find his storyboard samples online at  He can be reached at