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OMGCon Update: Jesse Schell Talks ToonFest!

Posted by The Toontown Team on May 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

We've all had questions about Toontown: Where is it located? Why does Donald own two playgrounds? Where did Scrooge McDuck go? Who was phone? Now, we have a question for you: What would you ask if you had the chance to get an answer from the creator himself?

Jesse Schell is not only one of the original developers behind Toontown Online, but was the lead creator behind it who brought the Tooniverse to life over at Disney Online when the game was first being developed. With ToonFest right around the bend, Jesse has volunteered to remotely be part of our panel and answer questions directly from YOU!

Here are all of the details you need to know:

  • All players, whether attending OMG!Con or not, can submit a question right over here to be answered by Jesse Schell. All questions must be submitted by 11:59PM Toontown Time (PST) on Saturday, May 16.
  • Us folks on the Toontown Rewritten team will be working with Jesse to choose the best questions about Toontown, which will be answered straight from the man himself via recording at our 11AM ToonFest panel.
  • The Top Toons who submit the best questions will receive a small Toontown Prize Pack complete with some of the items we'll be giving out at OMG!Con, along with some exclusives!
  • Players from all around the world are able to enter: This contest is not restricted to the US.
  • Signed trading cards from Jesse will be given out as prizes for our various contests hosted at the event, and you may even find one in the winner prize pack in addition to some of the first brand-new Toontown Rewritten trading cards that we've created.
  • You'll be able to see Jesse Schell's answers regardless of going to OMG!Con through the recording, which will be uploaded soon after the event is over.

After founding Toontown, Jesse Schell left Walt Disney Imagineering to become a professor of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University and create his own game studio, Schell Games. Jesse continues to follow Toontown and its fans today in hopes of officially bringing it back, and is an active supporter of Toontown Rewritten. You may have even seen him running around town on his red rabbit, Jaymo!

You can earn more about Jesse on his personal website, or the official Schell Games webpage.

It's never too late to come to OMG!Con, so make sure to read all about it on our announcement and first OMG!Con Update if you're still thinking about coming. We're only one month away from the event, and we'd love to see you there. In the meantime, everyone, have fun in Toontown!


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looneylaffer said on May 13, 2015 at 2:13 PM
O rly? This is some great information! I hope some great questions are asked. Because even I am wondering who was phone too.

Bunny Hop Nibble said on May 13, 2015 at 2:15 PM
PAWESOME! This sounds kewlio! XD

Minnie said on May 13, 2015 at 2:16 PM
this is a nice idea. i hope they can still give prizes out to the toons who can not attend the omgcon fest and to those who don't win the question contest :(

Puddle Paws said on May 13, 2015 at 2:17 PM
Wow, this is so exciting! I hope I win, but good luck to everyone! :)

Anthon said on May 13, 2015 at 2:19 PM
cool to see jesse schell on that video I hope you bringback toontown I belive in you good luck!!!

Sandstorm/Bright Paws (50 and 20 laff) said on May 13, 2015 at 2:27 PM
I heard Jesse is thinking about bringing TTO back..... I wonder if this is true....

Mister Fluffy Dynoteeth said on May 13, 2015 at 2:33 PM
This is amazing!! I can't wait to see him answer people's questions! Man, there will probably be a lot of them, I mean this is the creator of Toontown we're talking about here-- you can ask him pretty much anything about it!

Queen Preciousbubble said on May 13, 2015 at 2:39 PM
Thank you for ToonTown Rewritten! Our family started with Disney's Toontown Online back in 2003 and went to the ToonFest at Burbank Studios. What an awesome and fun day that was for all! We think it is just awesome that this family fun online game has been rewritten and improved upon!!! Please keep up the great work and wish that we could attend the ToonFest you are having! Have a Toonerific time!!! We will think of a question for you soon. And thanks Jesse and everyone who has made this Toon World come back to life for all us Toon addicts in the World!!! :)

Knuckles Thundersqueak said on May 13, 2015 at 2:49 PM
As the sixth person to write here, i think that this is. the. best. thing. EVER!!! gl to everyone who asks a Q and hf to everyone attending OMG!con this summer!

Queen Jazzy Glitterberry said on May 13, 2015 at 3:05 PM
I was wondering how Toontown was first created and how did you come up with the idea for it in the first place. :)

Crazy said on May 13, 2015 at 3:09 PM
Toontown Rewritten trading cards? (Drools) I'll try to come up with an excellent question for Jesse Schell.

Isabella Rose said on May 13, 2015 at 3:15 PM
Coolio! This sounds great. I like it

Brown Bear said on May 13, 2015 at 3:37 PM
What is the highest level Cog besides the Boss Battle Cogs (i.e. VP, CFO, etc.)?

Flapjack Bumberpop said on May 13, 2015 at 3:41 PM
What DID happen with Scrooge McDuck?

Snickers said on May 13, 2015 at 3:42 PM
When do you think you will bring it back? Will we get our exact same toons back or do we have to start all over?

BananaMuffin said on May 13, 2015 at 3:58 PM
I'd like to congratulate you on Toontown rewritten it has a lot of similarities and differences making it stand out but what I want to know is if the new cloud is in face The Chairman. I've seen videos of the alpha release and the Chairman himself lvl 50 cog boss come to crash the party is it true he's been re created? or is it some joke?

Joseph said on May 13, 2015 at 3:59 PM
WOW! Jesse Schell! I thought I was dreaming!

Cool Pinky said on May 13, 2015 at 4:21 PM
Omg! That is TOONTASTIC! Good luck to the people who win! I'm so going to enter! :D

Rosebud said on May 13, 2015 at 4:37 PM
Good to hear the lead developer of Toontown Online supports Toontown Rewritten and wants to have the game return as well! I also can't wait to see all the cool questions and answers coming up! Toons of the World, UNITE!

Weird Whiskers Wildgadget said on May 13, 2015 at 4:46 PM
Ooh! I have some interesting questions to ask ;)

Patritoic Sam said on May 13, 2015 at 4:49 PM
Sweet that they got Jesse Schell involved in this! would love to see his rabbit Jaymo running around!

Princess Funny Sprinkles said on May 13, 2015 at 4:59 PM
OMG! THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME! Thank you so much! I hope I win! :)

At tA Nana said on May 13, 2015 at 6:03 PM
When are we going to get Doodles? I just want to thank everyone connected to Toontown Rewritten for doing this for us. This 75 year old lady really appreciates all your hard work and time you have spent on this game.

King Alvin Loopenroni said on May 13, 2015 at 6:19 PM
Is the Chairman real? Is cog nation coming? Was a doodle park ever a real idea? Why does Pluto, Pete and Uncle Scrooge not have playgrounds?

Doodle said on May 13, 2015 at 7:46 PM
o.o I saw a red rabbit named Jaymo running around... awesome xD

Ginger Twiddletwist said on May 13, 2015 at 8:04 PM
Do you think it would be a good idea to have the highest reward for watering trees and flowers to be a sprinkler system which could be deployed by pressing a button?

Princess Bumbleboom said on May 13, 2015 at 9:10 PM
Love the game and glad that u brought it back and love the new changes!!

Cupcake said on May 13, 2015 at 10:14 PM
Kooky! This is awesome

Madame Rhubarb said on May 14, 2015 at 2:53 AM
I'm really excited for this! My sister and I, when we were much younger, used to love playing Toontown together and we were so upset when it closed, however now even as we are much older (oops), we love to go on Toontown rewritten with each other (and maybe procrastinate doing homework). Also, because we live in Australia our timing is quite different. So when we are online, the rest of Toontown is asleep however we find it so much fun to still be connected to a game in which we love so much and have played for such a long time. Thank you so much :) Much love, MR and T

The One Who Squeaks said on May 14, 2015 at 3:43 AM
After seeing this I remembered I have some TT trading cards. When I pulled them out I had the biggest smile ever being a pack rat pays off sometimes! This is cool keep up the great work guys!

Prince Loopy LoopenPoof said on May 14, 2015 at 6:59 AM
Sounds like a very exciting event! I wish i could make it! it'd be awesome to win, although the chances are VERY low... anyways, Early congrats to the winners and gl everyone! :D

Colonel Skids Blubberfoot said on May 14, 2015 at 8:21 AM
I can't wait to ask a question! I better think of a good one!

Midnite Purr said on May 14, 2015 at 12:09 PM
Congrats TTR! I know original Toontown staff has always encouraged your remake of the game, but it's really cool to see one come out so publicly. :)

Crookshanks said on May 14, 2015 at 1:11 PM
I'd like to take the time to say THANK SO VERY MUCH to the people behind the scene that have brought TT Rewritten to the true TT lovers, ya know, the ones like me that literally cried when TT closed, and of course for all the others that have come to enjoy TT as much as the rest of us. I'd also like to say THANK YOU to Jesse Schell for the creation of TT! My family and I LOVE to play! In my opinion it's the best family game EVER! It's a game that brings families together even if they're separated by a state or continent! Thanks again and Good Luck to everyone!

Pochard said on May 14, 2015 at 2:22 PM
Really wish I could come to OMG!Con. I sure can't wait to see TTR's own trading cards!

Supertoon said on May 14, 2015 at 3:18 PM
I wish I could enter... Oh well! Good luck to all toons who do enter! Toons of the world, unite!

Ooowoo said on May 14, 2015 at 3:20 PM
Yes! Another great reason to come to ToonFest!

Kyle said on May 14, 2015 at 4:58 PM
Whoops! I made a mistake. I submitted my entry and didn't know you could only send one! I was going to add to it, oh well... But I am seeing some very creative questions, keep it up guys! :D

bellaboom said on May 14, 2015 at 5:20 PM
I think this sounds awesome. I am looking forward to the questions

Spunky said on May 14, 2015 at 8:47 PM
I'm sad that I live on the other side of the world, but I'm happy to be able to see it online! What an awesome idea! Keep spunky :)

Sunshine said on May 15, 2015 at 12:58 PM
This is a great Idea! I look forward to it! thanks

Felix said on May 15, 2015 at 6:57 PM
I can't be there, but will gladly watch.

Spinach Can Carl said on May 15, 2015 at 8:10 PM
For the third time, I am unable to attend because of distance. In any case, it'd be great to hear about the event, especially what questions were asked. It'd even be good to see some video footage. In the meantime, the updated Bossbot HQ is FANTASTIC! The clubhouse and executive suite look very cool, and I noticed a cloud on the outskirts of Donald's Dreamland. A new cog facility, perhaps? For those unable to attend Toon Fest, let's keep on anticipating the updates. As for those who can attend, have a toontastic time. Toons of the World, Unite!

Jade Fleetfoot said on May 16, 2015 at 5:46 AM
Wow! How exiting! I think that would be cool if he actually did bring Toon town back for real! :3

little flipper smirk said on May 16, 2015 at 7:19 AM
i wish i could go to the omgcon but good job to the toons who win :)

Brazilian said on May 16, 2015 at 7:50 AM
Thanks for this game Toontown Rewritten!! This game is very more best that the Toontown Disney, Good Job!

Robin Electropocket said on May 16, 2015 at 8:16 AM
I think scrooge made the cogs to do business and make money, but his plans went wrong

trittney said on May 16, 2015 at 8:36 AM
OMG I always wondered why Donald owns 2 playgrounds & were Scrooge went & some other stuff........................ NOW I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunny Buddy said on May 16, 2015 at 9:26 AM
We get to ask the Toontown Wizard himself? Shweet!

kylind said on May 16, 2015 at 10:18 AM
love it

Sierra said on May 16, 2015 at 12:12 PM
Thanks for the information about OMGcon! Hope questions come in soon.

Princess Carameltoon said on May 16, 2015 at 8:32 PM
This is so exciting! I really hope that he could answer the question, which is the question if Toontown and the Tooniverse was inspired at all by the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It'd be so cool just hear any of the questions he answers!

Princess Candy Featherhoffer said on May 17, 2015 at 2:05 AM
Woop! This is so fun thinking about new updates that may make toontown a hundred times better to visit toontown now! Id love to see what he has to say but without sound, its a pain but keep toontown running!

Mr. Jellyroll said on May 17, 2015 at 6:12 AM
Wow. I wish I had the budget and schedule to meet him in person! What was the supervisor?

Royko64 said on May 17, 2015 at 8:47 AM
Ahh this is cool. Also love that red herring for the new playground! What did u think they meant by "I've even heard of a new neighborhood in store." In the Rhymes for Reactions post!

Milk Shake said on May 17, 2015 at 9:10 AM
Aww, I still have my TTO trading cards <3

Adrian said on May 17, 2015 at 11:25 AM
Hello, I have one question that's always been in my mind for the past two years. If Toontown Online ever comes back, will Toontown Re-written go down and our toons be transferred OR will our old accounts from Toontown Online will be active again? Thanks

Prof.Astro said on May 18, 2015 at 8:54 AM
i think this information is great!!!! im so excited for this

bizzenbee said on May 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM
This is going to be my first toon fest on the game ever! i'm so excited

SapphireStar said on May 18, 2015 at 1:42 PM
Awesome News! Now I'm just waiting for the pet shop to open :)
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