Yesterday I had the pleasure of a visit from Lloyd Goldfine, who was taking a brief break from his frenetic schedule of working on the completion of the three-part 25th anniversary TMNT animated special. (Lloyd tells me it's the most complicated Turtle thing he's ever worked on.) The visit was actually part business -- Lloyd had a few detail questions he wanted to ask me related to the special.
We even managed to squeeze in a nice bicycle ride from Northampton to Easthampton and back, narrowly avoiding getting soaked in a sudden downpour. (Big thanks to my friend Rob who let us take shelter -- and eat our Subway sandwiches -- under his backyard gazebo-thing.)
But it was mostly a time to hang out and reminisce about the last seven years of working together on the 2K3 TMNT animated show. For my part, one of the best things about working on the show was getting to know Lloyd and collaborating with him on the many episodes we did. It was kind of a little sad reflecting on the show, as we were also acknowledging that this three-part special is the end of that era.
But that's why Lloyd is doing his best to make it a worthy send-off. He's busting his ass and working long hours to get this thing done, and done right.
I hope I get the chance to collaborate with Lloyd in the future -- maybe we could even work together on some non-TMNT thing.
Before he left to head back to NYC, Lloyd gave me a DVD with the three parts of the special on it. It's not finished yet -- there's still a lot of sound work and editing to be done -- but the story is all there. And I think when fans see the finished product, they're going to smile. I know I did. -- PL