“Carrot and Stick” by Derek Iversen and Miles Hindman

Derek Iversen, a writer on SpongeBob SquarePants, writes with some news:

Today Nickelodeon released Carrot & Stick, a short that I created with Miles Hindman last year. Marc Ceccarelli did the storyboard and Joel Trussell directed, and we couldn’t be happier with the result!

The two-minute pilot short can be seen on Nickelodeon’s website. It was recently selected for competition in the Annecy animation festival’s TV Specials category.


  • Mac

    Seems like a rip off of When The Time Is Ripe by Shion Takeuchi, 2010. http://vimeo.com/11790948

    • AmidAmidi

      Yes, except that could have been “ripped off” (your language, not mine) from Joel Trussell’s “Mr. Wobble’s Nightmare” and Joel directed this Nick short.

      http://youtu.be/epI6D8NG4VE

      • Mac

        Sorry, I shouldn’t have used the word ripped off, its inflammatory and lazy. I should have said, heres this thing I saw before, whats the history of this technique I haven’t seen much of.

        • just a fan

          In case anyone’s interested – Joel Trussell did the same technique on a short for Yo Gabba Gabba first, then took it to the next level with “Mr. Wobble”. Shion saw that short and applied the technique to her CalArts film. Unfortunately the link to her blog where she explains seems not to work otherwise I’d cite it.

  • Deaniac

    I got major 90s Nickelodeon vibes from this. Also Jeff Bennett makes things better.

  • stripey

    I can’t find this anywhere on the site. Any chance of a direct link?

  • Andy F.