Breehn's Production Journal

Mar-Nov 07

Leland's Bedroom

Nov.30.2007 | 5:43 AM

I sleep at unhealthy hours.

Leland's Room

Leland's Bedroom (Work in progress)

Dr. Tran Video Games

Nov.28.2007 | 3:49 AM

Just found these on DeviantArt, and as far as I know, these are the first attempts at Dr. Tran Flash Games by fans. These don't have any sound, and only one of them really functions, but

Click to PlayClick to Play

And to the authors, FlameReaper and GirlFlash, we love these! As long as you don't try to sell them! If you work on them anymore, please let us know!


Nov.25.2007 | 4:20 AM

This is just beyond cool. Found it on a random YouTube search; it's described as, "Binghamton Rocky Horror Cast perform Dr. Tran as a preshow." These guys even have actors to play the live action roles, and pass out 3-D glasses to the audience.

This next one made me laugh - "Slight attempt at live action of Dr. Tran's Quiet Log Time:"

Corleon's Dream

And a few little Dr. Tran impersonations for good measure.

Thanks (for all the) giving

Nov.22.2007 | 12:00 AM

Meet Courtney and Heather, the Fall 2007 Lone Sausage Interns. That's right. In return for hours of indentured servitude, these two ambitious animator hopefuls get a whole class credit and their smiling mugs featured in this production journal. By the time the next interns come around, I plan to have uniforms ready, or at least some snazzy windbreakers.

Lone Sausage Interns

I know what you're thinking. Where is Jason? What happened at Comic-Con 2007? When is the new cartoon going to be finished?

No? Don't exactly give a shit? At least humor me.

Jason (the voice and co-creator of Dr. Tran, as well as the inspiration for the Billy Ocean classic, "Mystery Lady") has informed me that he has very little email and cell phone access, and he is exiled somewhere deep, deep in the mountains of only God knows where. I get rare, informative emails like the following:

I'm still far, far away in the mountains.

That is all the information I have. Now you know what I know.

The San Diego Comic-Con was another eventful year of film showing, booth sitting and boob signing. Actually it was the first-ever year of boob signing - that was new. I should really put together a post dedicated to the show, as usual.

We didn't screen any new Dr. Tran, but we premiered an unfinished version of The Furious Little Cinnamon Bun, which will be a part of the coming Spike & Mike Festival. Dr. Tran Summer Splash will also appear in the show.

Happy Halloween

Oct.31.2007 | 12:16 AM

That's my Hellboy costume.


Oct.28.2007 | 6:59 PM


Photo sent in by Ben Littlejohn

It's almost my birthday

Oct.14.2007 | 4:09 AM

We have Lone Sausage interns now, who will be helping us make new animated shorts. I finally tore down this (after what - three years?), and now I wake up with a sunburn in unholy, retina searing, god-ray induced anguish. I went to the opening of the first gallery to ever show my work (see below), and oh-my-god-it-was-fun. I think I'm over my cold. I'm eating far more candy corn than I intended to. Oculolinctus is a paraphilia whereby people are aroused by licking their partner's eyeballs. It rained last night, and I was so happy I just about squeaked.

Temperature - 58°F
Sky conditions - Clear
Relative Humidity - 84%

Gallery Show at Rick Baker's Studio!

Oct.11.2007 | 4:20 PM

Creature Features

The gallery at Rick Baker's studio is doing a Halloween themed show this October, and will feature three of the concept paintings I created for Trick 'r Treat.

October Shadows 2007

Also featuring the artwork of: Rick Baker, William Stout, Bernie Wrightson, Gregory Manchess, Paul Wee, Michael Dougherty, William Basso, Gris Grimly, Cam De Leon, Eric Pigors, Jon Foster, Gahan Wilson, Ken Brilliant, Ragnar, Kyle Cummings, Simeon Wilkins, Miran Kim, Tony Lombardo...and many more.

I should get more sun

Sept.28.2007 | 2:33 AM

It's me. By the incomparably talented Marlo Meekins.

by Marlo Meekins

Trick 'r Treat Promotin'

Sept.14.2007 | 4:56 AM

• Though the release date is still uncertain, our little horror movie has a trailer available on the 300 DVD and on Youtube, above.

Sideshow Collectibles will release a 15-inch vinyl figure based on the film's adorable demon trick 'r treater, Sam.

• AND the latest issue of FANGORIA has an in-depth five page article about the movie.

The Furious Little Cinnamon Bun

July.25.2007 | 3:22 PM

Meet the Furious Little Cinnamon Bun:
Furious Little Cinnamon Bun
For those of you who are attending the San Diego Comic-Con, you can get a first look at our new short (Starring the above) at Spike's 10:15 Friday Night "Gauntlet" show.

If I finish it, which I am doing right now.

Jason and I will also be hanging around Spike's booth over the weekend if you want to come say hi.

No Way

July.19.2007 | 4:16 PM

I'm finally nearing the end of the Warner Bros. job, and found a little spare time to desperately scour the internet for any sign of my name. Pasted below, a customer review of our Dr. Tran DVD from

Too funny, June 27, 2007
By Terry W. Mccammon II (Terre Haute, IN USA)
I hate to say it, but I actually use this for my animation class to show my students what a good script and simple animation can do. The animation for "here comes dr. tran" is simple, clean, and really feeds to the script. Its a thing of beauty. The other Dr. Tran episodes are mostly spot on, with a few places that it felt like they were digging for time. "Mr. Tran and the Toy Cack" is probably more disturbing, and feels a bit off the "dr. tran" idea at first, but its so over the top that its a joy ride from start to finish (a joy ride with excessive blood!).

Definately not for children. I would highly recommend this for the extras, the additional animations from lone sausage, and I hope they grace us with a vol 2 soon!

Dr. Tran is now a textbook. Pick up your copy in the school library today.


July.7.2007 | 4:42 AM

Have you seen Adventure Time? It's by my roommate, Pen.

New Dr. Tran films will not be ready in time for the San Diego Comic-Con, which is this-here month, which boggles my mind. The films are still coming, later.

I've been involved with this horror movie Trick 'r Treat in one way or another for a few years now, and Christy and I recently got the job to design and produce the Opening Main Title/Credits Sequence for the film. Normally a job like this would go to a bigger design firm, but the director felt confident that I could capture the feel of the movie, since I helped to design said feel.

Then there was a minor deadline mix-up which led to some quiet weeping, pulling out my own eyelashes, and now it's lots of Red Bull (bleh) and hot, American elbow grease. Let it not be said that my elbows are greaseless tonight. Good hard deadlines bring out the best in me.

What it will not bring out is any new Dr. Tran films this month. If I have the time after the job is done, I will complete a smaller film called The Furious Little Cinnamon Bun. This is still bad news to the hardcore Trannies.

Now Christy is pissed, because she's still working and I'm sitting here busting out this letter to the general universe, or perhaps to no one.

Sound File

May.18.2007 | 2:10 AM

I'm a sleepy head. Why am I writing right now?

Jason (Dr. Tran) makes the brutal L.A. pilgrimage from San Diego on Wednesday for the recording of Fruit Hat, a short film we're trying to have ready for this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Mic setup

I won't be admitting wholesale defeat on the Home Audio Recording front. I did buy a Snowball USB Microphone from Blue. Yeah. A Blue Ball. The cars outside are barely audible with it. Prop an old naaasty futon around it, and the sound quality is pretty dang expert. You have to get under a big comforter and drape it over your back to dampen the room echoes, which gets kinda sweaty.

The mic seems a little too sensitive to loud screams. Which we do a lot of. If I play around with the input levels I might be able to figure it all out.

But the fact is, I want Fruit Hat to be well made, in every respect. It's a different sort of Dr. Tran cartoon. It's very cinematic. We could scream and sweat and do retakes every time the sound distorts, or when a loud truck goes by. Or we could call up some friends and do it all in a cozy sound studio. Sip wine. Eat rare cheese. Treat ourselves to a bath afterwards.

The mic has mostly just been used for Audio IM chats so far, which delights Jason, as he is very, very concerned about his minutes. Always with the minutes.

I think having it handy will be great with smaller projects and spur of the moment ideas. It's an inexpensive setup for relatively good sound quality, if you're looking for such things.

In Fan-Related YouTube News, here is:

Dr. Tran SUBTITLED in Spanish
Dr. Tran HALO style
Dr. Tran Classroom Girls
This one makes me uneasy somehow

And in Trick 'r Treat movie news, Warner Bros. just released 27 new images from the film. Click the image below for the fat gallery.

Trick 'r Treat Tease

April.21.2007 | 4:52 PM

New Dr. Tran films are still on the way. There have been a couple slow downs recently, but work continues. I've been doing a little more work for Trick 'r Treat. Below is the Teaser Poster I designed. Click it for a larger version.

Trick 'r Treat Teaser

• Visit the Director's MySpace page HERE.

Movie Night

March.21.2007 | 6:13 PM

Here are images from what may or may not be a part of Fruit Hat (scroll down further for Subway backgrounds from that short). Initially conceived as its own film, this Movie Theater short is full of rather strange ideas about whistling, peeing hard, buttholes, murder, butthole-related murder, the nature of women, crushed peanuts and stadium seating. Enjoy.

Dr. Tran Background

Dr. Tran Background

Listening to: Karate Kid II Soundtrack
Current Mood: Tickled, Crampy

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