Coming December 3-4: "The Six Tasks of Snowman Hank"

by Diane Duane

It started with this tweet from @DonSpeirs:

“@wilw @dduane fan project for #Kimvention2012 – What do you think the 6 Tasks of Snowman Hank were? #kimpossible #snowmanhank”

…All I can say is… it got me thinking. Too many people know that I love the Kim Possible series dearly, for a number of reasons including the relative smoothness with which the characters grow and change. And then the tweet reminded me of the Christmas episode, which is… quirky. (And which I particularly love for its meta qualities.)

So I’ve posted over here what an animation writer who was in a hurry (and possibly a few drinks gone in pre-Christmas cheer) might have turned in to a tolerant story editor at some 80’s network as the first-draft outline for “The Six Tasks of Snowman Hank.” (I more or less imagine the story editor as being Art Nadel, that prince among producers, who gave many a new animation writer his or her leg-up into the industry in the Eighties.)

(ETA: sorry for the delay in this, folks: I wound up wrestling with a cold over the last few days, and it slowed things up.)

Here’s the original Kim Possible episode, so that everyone has a referent for the peculiarities to follow.

 

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8 comments

Gomro Morskopp December 3, 2011 - 2:39 am

Beautiful. I added a task to the Kimvention2011 Facebook Poll, but never dreamed of a project like the one you’ve taken on.

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Gomro Morskopp December 3, 2011 - 2:39 am

Beautiful. I added a task to the Kimvention2011 Facebook Poll, but never dreamed of a project like the one you’ve taken on.

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Don Speirs December 3, 2011 - 9:42 am

Diane: This is so _way_ above and beyond what we at Kimvention expected. Thank you so very much for this wonderful Christmas gift.

Sincerely,
Don Speirs
Chairman
Kimvention 2012

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Don Speirs December 3, 2011 - 9:42 am

Diane: This is so _way_ above and beyond what we at Kimvention expected. Thank you so very much for this wonderful Christmas gift.

Sincerely,
Don Speirs
Chairman
Kimvention 2012

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Don Speirs December 6, 2011 - 6:19 am

Thanks. Someone sent me an e-mail asking today. I told them “patience is a virtue.” And the name of a girl I dated in college.

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Don Speirs December 6, 2011 - 6:19 am

Thanks. Someone sent me an e-mail asking today. I told them “patience is a virtue.” And the name of a girl I dated in college.

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MykelEN666 December 6, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Great , had almost every X-mas reference you could ever want!!! nat Lampoon ,Burl Ives,Elvis,dr.suess, the Coke Bear, and just to stir the nog, managed to slip in The Cobra weather dominator,and great cameo from the monkey from Jonny Quest…really only thing missing was SHEGO in a red and white fur bikini.(ggrrrrrrrrrrroowww)

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MykelEN666 December 6, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Great , had almost every X-mas reference you could ever want!!! nat Lampoon ,Burl Ives,Elvis,dr.suess, the Coke Bear, and just to stir the nog, managed to slip in The Cobra weather dominator,and great cameo from the monkey from Jonny Quest…really only thing missing was SHEGO in a red and white fur bikini.(ggrrrrrrrrrrroowww)

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