John Harvatine IV and Tom Root love playing with toys! The two talented creators of Hulu’s hot new stop-motion series Crossing Swords are pretty excited to share their project with the world since they’ve been thinking about doing a show featuring peg toys for a long time.
“One of my first jobs as an animator was working on a Fisher-Price Little People TV show,” recalls Harvatine. “I was in my 20s, and was kind of bummed because this job wasn’t as fun and fulfilling as I thought it would be. So, I found myself daydreaming about these toys doing naughty things to each other. I kept wondering, what if you could take innocent little toys and put them in grown-up scenarios?”