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An Oral Historical past of ‘Camp Sweet,’ John Sweet’s Saturday Morning Cartoon


Sweet: It was essential to my dad to maintain that Second Metropolis scene alive and that carried over to Camp Sweet and a bunch of different tasks. Round this time, he was engaged on motion pictures like Who’s Harry Crumb? and Solely the Lonely, and he would report the voice-overs for Camp Sweet from his workplace on the westside of Los Angeles, referred to as Frostbacks. There was a recording studio there, and I keep in mind getting in bother as soon as for turning down all of the dials within the modifying sales space.

My earliest reminiscences of Camp Sweet was the promo swag from it, like Camp Sweet lunchboxes and Marvel comedian books and different stuff that simply confirmed up within the workplace.

Andryc: When Camp Sweet premiered in 1989, the scores did effectively. For the primary two seasons we had been persistently primary in our time slot, and we had been on course to do a 3rd season with NBC. However then NBC determined to shift methods for Saturdays with dwell motion, ordering reveals like Saved By the Bell. So we didn’t get a 3rd season, and we took the present into first-run syndication for Season Three with an organization referred to as World Imaginative and prescient, which introduced us to 40 episodes. This meant there have been sufficient episodes to run the present in syndication Monday via Friday, however that additionally meant they didn’t want extra after that.

We had a great run although, and I used to be happy with it. We gained a Humanitas Award for an episode we did a couple of lady with leukemia. There was additionally some dialogue about doing a live-action film, which might have been implausible. However sadly, John handed away earlier than we had been in a position to actually get these discussions off the bottom.

An animation cel from Camp Sweet signed by John Sweet, which nonetheless hangs on Joel Andryc’s wall.

Sweet: My dad handed after I was so younger that, as I’ve gotten older, it’s been a little bit of detective work to get to know him a bit higher. It’s sort of wonderful, my dad had this nice monitor report of being actually cool with folks. He was a good-hearted, down-to-earth one that took care of everybody else. He simply might have taken care of himself a bit extra.

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