Recently someone had posted that they were watching Camp Lazlo episodes and I had no idea they were anywhere to watch them. He told me You Tube so I went on to check them out and saw a video post something about Camp Lazlo gags your parents didn’t want you watch, or something. I was curious so I clicked on it.
The woman who was hosting introduced Camp Lazlo that when it came out it was considered a “SpongeBob Knock Off” and “The beginning of the end for Cartoon Network” but then she went on to say that it had developed a cult following.
It is hard to hear those descriptions of a show that I loved so much. For one thing, yes, my work has similarities to Spongebob because Steve Hillenburg and his original staff all came from Rocko, but Spongebob was (is) much more popular so I get that a lot. Rocko was described as a knock off of Ren & Stimpy, even though I developed it long before I had ever seen an episode of Ren & Stimpy, but people like to say stuff like that. Not sure about the downfall of Cartoon Network. I had not heard that one before. I shouldn’t be affected so much by these comments, but I’ll get 50 compliments and 2 insults and of course all I focus on are the insults.
In this business you need to have thicker skin. Just thinking about it.