Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m.
We all know Inspector Gadget, that clumsy, dim-witted cyborg detective —a human being with various bionic gadgets built into his body. But who MADE him? Who was behind the French-Canadian-American animated television series that revolves around his adventures with his nemesis, Dr. Claw, the leader of an evil organization known as “M.A.D.”? Andy Heyward is who! And he will be here to answer your gadgety questions from A to Z and back to G-G- Go Go Gadget: The Creation of Inspector Gadget , the book! Reading, talk, q&a and signing.
The history, early ideas, and drawings behind the creation of Inspector Gadget.
Andy Heyward began his career in 1977 working at Hanna Barbera as a writer under the tutelage of the great and legendary Joe Barbera. His first series was YOGI’S ALL STAR LAFF A LYMPICS, which enabled him to write for all the classic HB characters including Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, among others. In 1981, Andy left Hanna Barbera to work in France at a small animation company called DIC AUDIOVISUAL, which he eventually bought and relocated in Los Angeles, growing it to the largest independent producer of animation in the world. Over the next 25 years, Andy was responsible for creating and producing over 5,000 half hour episodes of animated television. Among scores of other animation household names, the beloved Inspector Gadget.
Today at Genius Brands International, Andy produces a number of animated programs whose goal is to enrich as well as entertain. They range from SECRET MILLIONAIRES CLUB with an animated Warren Buffett teaching kids financial literacy amidst comedic adventures, to THOMAS EDISON’S SECRET LAB, which promotes science fun with kids. Andy has won EMMYs, HUMANITAS AWARDS, and many other recognitions.