Thursday, December 26, 2019

Corky Quackenbush - Animated Short Films

Quackenbush is known for the dozens of animated short films he created for MADtv on Fox TV, as well as his parodies of the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special) for Christmas episodes of series such as That 70s Show and the George Lopez TV series. These earned him mention in the book The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass by Rick Goldschmidt. Quakenbush's films are generally known for adult-oriented themes of comic violence, and they often find humor in the blending of the innocent with the "profane".

Quakenbush is a prolific short filmmaker who, through his company Space Bass Films, has produced more than 100 short films that have been included in broadcast and cable television shows, screened as individual entries or in their own programs at film festivals worldwide, included in theatrically distributed collections such as Mike Judge's The Animation Show, and featured on high visibility comedy websites. Among his film festival presence is a record number of films screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival by a one director, including "A Pack of Gifts Now" which was awarded "honorable mention" in 1999. Notable screenings also include a retrospective program of work shown at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the inclusion of CLOPS and CLOPS II in a program exploring social satire in cinema called "Situating Comedy" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the year 2000.

Quakenbush's work in television also includes producing and directing numerous live-action and animated pilots including those for Gary and Mike and Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, although he did not participate in the subsequent series. In 2010, Quakenbush joined the directing roster of the commercial production company, ka-chew! He was also a director on the TBS television series The Chimp Channel.

Apart from his filmmaking, Quakenbush is also an instructor in the art of Aikido and founder of Kakushi Toride Aikido.

Source: Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    It looks like you have done a really good job puting together the Quackenbush family history. It is really neat.Question do you know of an Alison Leslie Quackenbush? She would be about 60 now I believe, and born in NJ. I am looking for her because I believe she is my birth mom.
    Please let me know if you have any information about her.
    Thank you,
    Gabriel Sims