After being asked by the studio to pitch new ideas... my pal, Dave Thomas, and I came up with the dumbest thing we could think of:"Mantelope". The premise being that a hunter wanted to shoot "Mantelope"... a creature that was half man, and half antelope.
We pitched the show as a joke... because we were too busy with our other projects to focus on something new. We thought we were off the hook... But the studio liked the idea! ...and this is the "Pilot episode" we put together.
Dave, and I hired Billy West ourselves to do the voice over work... and brought in Maurice Noble as a design consultant. We developed a quite a few fun, dumb "Mantelope" stories. The studio and the network even wanted to move forward with the project. But there were issues over rights... so this is all that was ever made.
My main task on this particular episode was art direction. The studio required that the episode be less that 1MB ... so I kept things really graphic and simple... re-using as many elements as possible wherever I could. Mantelope was the first flash project for Dave, and I... but we would later join Jorge R Gutierrez on his flash show "EL TIGRE".