One of our closest friends, David Horvath explains how Uglydoll wasn’t just born out of a plush doll, but it’s a process of drawings that aren’t just doodles like what most people would think. Uglydoll is actually born out of stories from own daily lives. The things that happen become situations between characters. It’s much deeper than you’d ever think. I’m proud to have directed David Horvath. Thanks again to Ashton Kutcher and his Thrash Lab.
“Stitched Together” – UGLYDOLL David Horvath signed letters to his sweetheart far away in Korea with a character named “Wage”. Sun-Min surprised him by making a doll version as a holiday present. Soon after, a toy store owner in Los Angeles ordered 20 –which sold out in a day- and the love birds launched what became a wildly successful line of Ugly Dolls, books, products and even a movie soon at a theater near you. How I Made My Millions premieres Friday 8pm ET on CNBC.
As seen in Deadline: “Meledandri told me he first started seeing the designs at the Giant Robot store near his home over a decade ago, and “I remember the immediate appeal and connection that the characters had for me. They are simple in design, expressive in personality, and once I got to know David and Sun-Min, I learned there was a mythology and a world behind this,” he said. Deadline. That’s Chris Meledandri above who was at the Uglydoll Photos from the Uglyverse exhibition. Yes, we had to keep it underwraps since then. How long ago was that? Here’s the photos from their exhibition. Congrats to David and Sun-min and the rest of the Uglydoll crew.