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April 8, 2013

Monkey business

Locals launch animated show on LCTV


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — “You can be a part of the show at any time of the day,” Olenick said.

Olenick has been drawing Jay & Bonehead pictures and cartoons since the fourth grade, but what really motivated him to get the monkeys on TV was a recent trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. Seeing all of the well-known Disney characters and the memorabilia made Olenick think of coming up with some kind of animated character for a series.

He brought Jay & Bonehead to Kashmiri and Smith. From there, the show’s concept was created. But the group needed a way to get the show out there.

LCTV was a logical start, as opposed to going to a film festival or a similar event, Kashmiri said.

“We think we have an advantage,” he said. “A lot of guys who do this go to film festivals, but you don’t know which ones are the ones to go to.”

Producing a television show is the culmination of Kashmiri, Olenick and Smith’s experiences. It’s also doing something they’ve wanted to do for a long time. Having the opportunity to follow through on achieving a dream is something not everyone gets to do, Kashmiri said.

And, as more episodes are produced, the Jay & Bonehead website will have new things added. For example, the series will soon have a theme song, as one was written by Olenick’s younger brother Jonathan.

“We can say we took time out of our lives and produced something,” Kashmiri said.

WATCH JAY & BONEHEAD ON TV • Airs at 7 a.m. Thursdays, LCTV channel 20 • Check out the show's website, www.jayandbonehead.com

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