Clarence Series Finale!

I'm happy to announce that the final batch of Clarence episodes will be airing on Cartoon Network (US) soon! The final 14 will launch on the CN App and SVOD as part of CN's See It First initiative on June 8

On TV (Cartoon Network), new Clarence episodes will be premiering paired with Craig of the Creek on Sundays starting June 10 with all day marathons of both shows.

Cartoon Network's Biggest Summer Ever: 50+ New Episodes!

Summer will be sizzling with new toons, as Cartoon Network has programmed its biggest season yet! More than 50 fresh installments of favorite series are lined up - every Monday beginning June 4, fans can catch five new episodes throughout the week, all summer long, from Unikitty!, Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go!, OK K.O.!

I'm really excited about these episodes, there are some really special ones in there and I'm happy that audiences will finally see them! I had some fans asking about the series finale, so I just wanted people to know that I consider "Anywhere But Sumo" (wraps up Sumo's arc) to be the finale with "Video Store" (improvised dialogue episode) as a sort of epilogue.

 

Clarence
Sunday, June 10 beginning at 9 a.m. (ET/PT)

"A Sumoful Mind"
When Jeff realizes Sumo’s new classes have been rubbing off on Sumo, he attempts to further foster this newfound intellectual Sumo! But will Clarence’s lowbrow antics reverse Jeff’s hard work?

"Animal Day"
Clarence feels the call of the wild – and decides to live a life free of the hustle and bustle of the modern world. He sets out to find a place to live his feral life, but soon realizes he lacks some basic survival skills.

"The Tunnel"
After Clarence accidentally knocks Belson’s new video game down a storm drain, Belson enters the large underground sewer tunnel to retrieve it. When Belson doesn’t return, Clarence must decide whether or not to go in after him.

"Talent Show"
Clarence throws a big talent show in his yard to showcase all the fun hidden talents of his friends. But when Brady claims he’s talentless, Clarence sets out to prove that everyone has something special to share!

"RC Car"
Clarence spends a day outside with his toy RC Car, which he names Carla. Eventually convinced Carla has a mind of her own, he decides to follow her to new adventures.

 

Sunday, June 17 beginning at 9 a.m. (ET/PT)

"Dog King Clarence"
When Clarence’s neighbor Gale recruits him to dog sit for her, he knows it will be a breeze. However, Gale’s dog proves to be a little more challenging than he expects!

"Trampoline"
Mary buys a new trampoline for the family, but an accident lands her on the couch for a while. Determined to fight the boredom of being stuck indoors, she discovers her neighbor may be hiding something exciting.

"Clarence the Movie"
When Clarence starts to play around with his home video camera, he becomes drawn into the world of filmmaking. From talking toys, to real actors, to documentary subjects, Clarence is determined to find the right style to tell his story!

"Belson Gets a Girlfriend"
Clarence is in disbelief when he learns his best friend Belson has a new girlfriend named Pipi. But when he observes their less than romantic behavior, he decides that he needs to teach them the ways of love to help keep their fling afloat!

"Brain TV"
After a marathon of classic sitcom episodes, Clarence becomes stuck as alter-ego "Clarry," an obnoxiously overacting sitcom version of himself. It's up to his friends and family to help him snap out of it, or face life with a new Clarence.

 

Sunday, June 24 beginning at 9 a.m. (ET/PT)

"Clarence Digital Shorts 3"
Clarence is an original animated series about a lighthearted, enthusiastic 9-year-old boy, who sees the good in everything and everyone and wants to try it all because everything is amazing!

"Etiquette Clarence"
Clarence submits a short story into a writing contest. He's overjoyed when he learns he's accepted as a finalist! When Jeff finds out Clarence has to attend a formal dinner, he fixates on transforming the messy Clarence into a gentleman.

"Video Store"
Clarence, Jeff, and Sumo visit their local video store to rent a movie, but discover it’s all rented out! Each of them have a different idea of what tape to bring home, and must enlist the help of a tie breaker to figure it out.

"Anywhere But Sumo"
When Clarence realizes Sumo has made a new group of friends at his new school, he becomes jealous and confused. Will Clarence accept a school life void of Sumo, or scheme his way into making their friendship work?

 

Twelve Forever & Other Projects!

I’ve been so busy lately - but I wanted to post updates about some fun projects I’ve been working on... 

First of all, I’ve been writing full time on Julia Vickerman’s new show for Netflix (at PUNY studios) called Twelve Forever! I’m so excited for everyone to see the show!

 Coming in 2019!

Coming in 2019!

It’s been a lot of fun to work on - if anyone wants to check it out, the original CN development pilot for the show is online. I’ll be doing a couple of voices for the show as well, so look out for the series some time in 2019 on Netflix!

 Our first voice record on Twelve Forever! ( Photo via Julia Vickerman )

Our first voice record on Twelve Forever! (Photo via Julia Vickerman)

I also spent a month on a game-jam style project, making a VR game prototype at Cartoon Network! It was so fun to get to do design/model some props and costumes as well as writing and voices. It was such a collaborative team and I hope you get to try our game soon! I’ll post more details about the game itself closer to when it becomes widely available.

 The VR team!

The VR team!

I’m also excited to announce that I recently got to do some voice acting for HBO’s Animals! It was such a blast - the episode should be out some time this year, TBD (summer?) - more on that eventually.

 The hilarious Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese - Creators of  Animals

The hilarious Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese - Creators of Animals

I’ve also been writing and voice acting on some other projects that are still super secret/still in development, so more on those when they’re announced!

I also wanted to mention that Hulu recently added 26 new Clarence episodes for those people who don't have cable. There are 12 or so new Clarence episodes which haven't aired on TV yet, so look out for those (including some really special 'sodes/the series finale) later this year!

Happy New Year!

Your pal, 

-Spencer

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

 

Pixelatl BootCamp!

I am very excited to be speaking as part of Pixelatl IdeaToon BootCamp! Next week I will be headed to Cuernavaca to speak about the animation process to a group of creators who are interested in pitching their own animated projects. Pixelatl is an organization devoted to the creative industries in Mexico, mainly animation, video games and comics.

This year, Ideatoon will select 30 projects, and the creators behind each project will win a travel grant to Mexico this May to participate in a bootcamp led by an international group of directors, artists, and consultants. During the program, the participants will receive mentoring and masterclasses to further develop their pitch bibles.
— http://www.cartoonbrew.com/call-for-entries/call-entries-ideatoon-seeks-animated-projects-latin-america-148971.html

I can't wait to meet the creators and learn more about their animation ideas! 

Clarence Miniseries!

New Clarence Episodes Coming Soon!

Just wanted to keep fans in the loop about upcoming Clarence episodes! Season 3 has already started (the 4 episodes pictured below have aired already if you want to catch up!) but there is much more to come!

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Most notably, the next batch of episodes to air will be a 6 episode miniseries called ✨Clarence's Stormy Sleepover!

It was so fun to write a longer story, as well as give some of the other characters in Aberdale their own episodes! The first episode in the miniseries will be released early (before it airs on TV) on the CN App and VOD, as a sneak peek of the Stormy Sleepover arc, likely late Sun 5/21 - The remaining 5 episodes from the miniseries will go live on CN's See It First Friday (6/2). The episodes are written to be watched in order, so please follow along with the story if you can!

Updates!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to address some questions about Clarence. Sadly the third season will be the last; we were not renewed past Season 3. Having said that, there are still a LOT of new episodes coming - Clarence will be premiering through 2018! Season 3 has some really cool episodes in it, including some of my favorites that we've ever done. Expect guest stars, callbacks, returning characters, character development, experiments with format, and other fun surprises!

Some people were concerned about the series having a proper ending, but no need to worry about that either! The season ending should serve as a proper series ending as well. Of course there will always be ideas and routes I wish we could have gotten to, but this season has some really stellar episodes that expand on the universe of the show and its characters in a fun way that we haven't really done before.

I also wanted to say an immense thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who works/worked on the show, and to anyone who is a fan. Making a TV show is a group effort and the dedication to craft and love that went into Clarence is what makes it such a special show and experience to work on. I won't get too sappy, but before Clarence I was living in a van down by the river, and eating clumps of dirt and old tires for sustenance, so it really means a lot to me! For real though, I was very inexperienced and I learned a ton on the show! This week will be my last Clarence voice record session, so it'll be almost exactly 4 years of working on the show. It's become a huge part of my life, and the crew like a second family to me. Thanks to everyone who has helped me learn and made me laugh along the way.

As for the future, I'm not sure specifically what I'll be doing beyond more creative TV work - probably writing and voice acting, and eventually developing some pilot pitches of my own! I will try to post more about all that here when I find the time.

Until next time!

-Spencer

Upcoming Clarence Episodes

Just wanted to keep people posted - no new episodes this week, but there are some new ones coming up! 

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Clarence For President is a fun election themed episode (airing a bit late, we know), and Rock Show is a rock/music themed episode with guest voices by Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington, and Lauren Lapkus! (Rock Show gets 5 bags of popcorn and 3 sodas).

 I'm currently getting over a cold so that's all from me for now!

I'm currently getting over a cold so that's all from me for now!

Clarence Season 3!

I'm so excited about the new Clarence episodes coming up!

First off, this Friday (2/3 at 6:30), the Season 2 finale episode "Pizza Hero" will premiere at 6:30, storyboarded by Katie Aldworth and Jason Dwyer - and written by Nick Cron-Devico. Also - watch out for a special animated sequence by Julian Glander!

Secondly, the following week (Fri 2/10)*, the Season 3 premiere episode "Sumo Goes West" will air - storyboarded by Tiffany Ford and Tyler Chen - and written by Tony Infante. Season 3 will be a little different in that there is a Sumo through-line plot throughout the season. Without spoiling too much, I would say fans should revisit the episode "Field Trippin" as it establishes a lot which relates to Sumo's arc in Season 3.

*The episode "Valentimes" will most likely also premiere on Fri 2/10 so stay tuned for more info on that...

Greetings!

Hello world!

Welcome to my new website/blog...still figuring it all out, but this could be a place where I'll post updates about myself and what I'm working on! Not much to report quite yet - but I've got some irons in the fire - so for now, here's a picture of some monkeys that I like.

Your Pal,

-Spencer