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Blood, Sweat and Clay - The Celebrity Deathmatch Way

My name is Eric Fogel and I’ve been working in animation for over twenty years. Before that, I attended film school at NYU. I created my first animated show when I was 24 years old -- a 2D animated sci-fi series called The Head which ran for two seasons on MTV back in 1993. I also created a stop-motion series for E! Entertainment, called Starveillance and one for Nickelodeon called Glenn Martin, DDS.

Of all the projects I’ve worked on, the thing I’m most recognized for is MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch. CDM ran for four seasons in its original inception and then came back for a couple more seasons on MTV2. Deathmatch was a hit right out of the gate and the original Super Bowl halftime episode (1998) ranked as the highest rated special in the history of the channel.

I approached AWN about posting a blog because, well, I have a lot of stories and experiences to share. And it occurred to me that there might be a lot of people out there interested in hearing about my creative process and some of the nitty gritty that goes into animated TV production.

And I’m interested in hearing from you guys and answering your questions about Celebrity Deathmatch and the other shows I’ve worked on. I also want a place where I can let people know about cool and exciting projects that are coming up for me and to offer people a behind the scenes look into that stuff.

So, as the esteemed referee Mills Lane would say: “LET’S GET IT ON!”