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ReplayFX Update: Meet Developers of Toontown Online

Posted by The Toontown Team on May 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM

We're getting ready for ToonFest at ReplyFX 2017, the biggest celebration of Toontown on this side of the Tooniverse! In the weeks leading up to the event we have all sorts of exciting announcements, but this first one may be the most massive announcement in ToonFest history...

Two of Toontown Online's original developers, Jesse Schell and Shawn Patton, will be joining us on stage, in-person, right here at ToonFest 2017!

Toontown Teaser paired with Schell Games Logo

Many of you know Jesse Schell as one of the lead creators of Toontown who joined us in the past with wacky promos and virtual Q&A sessions for ToonFest. This year, he's joining us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be up close and personal with Toontown fans from across the globe.

Joining him will be Shawn Patton, another developer who worked on Toontown Online in its early stages and now works with Jesse at his Pittsburgh-based entertainment company, Schell Games. Both Shawn and Jesse are major Toontown fans and are hoping to see the game officially revived in the future.

About Jesse Schell

Jesse Schell is not only one of the original developers behind Toontown Online, he was the lead designer who brought the Tooniverse to life. After developing Toontown, Jesse Schell left Walt Disney Imagineering to become Distinguished Professor of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University.

In 2002, he also established his own game studio, Schell Games, which today is the largest full-service education and entertainment game development company in the United States. Jesse continues to follow Toontown and its fans, and is an active supporter of Toontown Rewritten.

About Shawn Patton

Shawn Patton first worked on Toontown in 2002 when he helped to develop Create-a-Toon and some trolley games, including Match Minnie and the Ring Game. After that, he was heavily involved in the creation of Toontown Parties, and worked on both the mini-games and the party editor.

Currently Shawn is Senior Designer at Schell Games, where he has been an important part of the design team for the last fifteen years. Most recently, he served as Design Director on the company's latest VR escape-the-room puzzle game I Expect You To Die.

Jesse and Shawn are super excited to be attending this year, and we are more than excited to have them. They will be with us most on Friday, July 28th to participate in the main ToonFest panel and answer all sorts of questions from Toons like YOU!

What are you waiting for? Start planning your Toontastic trip today to come see us! This is going to be Toontown's largest event yet, and we can't wait for you to see what's in store.

Stay TOONed for more information coming soon about ToonFest at ReplayFX 2017.

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Dispirited said on May 22, 2017 at 1:34 PM
Aw man! It stinks that I can't come and be a part of this! I wish I could take some time this summer to come, but I have other commitments, sadly. Maybe another time!

Firestar said on May 22, 2017 at 1:39 PM
I always wanted to meet the original creators of the game, OMG!

Ketchup said on May 22, 2017 at 2:10 PM

CaptainOswaldJiffygrin said on May 22, 2017 at 2:34 PM
wow! Jessie Schell is at Toonfest 2017!

King Freddy said on May 22, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Sea Buttercup said on May 23, 2017 at 8:26 AM
Sweet! Won't be able to go, but that's really neat!

blue33x said on May 23, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Miss Joyce said on May 23, 2017 at 9:15 AM
That's nice! Too bad I can't attend... oh well, good luck to all you guys out there!

Miss Joyce said on May 23, 2017 at 9:19 AM
That's nice! Too bad I can't attend... oh well, good luck to all you guys out there!

Xi Shao said on May 23, 2017 at 10:35 AM
That's really cool! It's really unfortunate that I can't go!

Midnight Blossom said on May 23, 2017 at 12:27 PM
I so wish I can go! I probably won't be able to, but who knows, am I right? And anyway, there is always next year to look forward to!

Super Ladybug said on May 23, 2017 at 1:24 PM
This will be an exciting time. I have played TTO and TTR. Love this game. It will be great meeting everyone in person!!!!!

Prof. Ned said on May 23, 2017 at 1:51 PM
Man, I wish I could have played TTO, I'm just glad that the bright minds behind TTR have revived the wondrous land of Toontown. To have 2 incredible people back from the TTO days is a gift from Flippy himself!

Little Tom Jabbermonkey said on May 23, 2017 at 1:51 PM
Excited to see this year's ToonFest! Come down south next year, please! :)

Sheriff scooter sniffleseed said on May 23, 2017 at 3:45 PM
Nice! Im looking forward to going to toonfest! And in my opinion, I think you should do a toonfedt 2017 in summer. It would be awesome! :)

spun boingspackle said on May 23, 2017 at 6:08 PM
AWESOME I super really extreamly wish i could go!!!!

Sir Cog Buster said on May 24, 2017 at 2:22 AM
Im so excited over this news! Have always wanted to meet the developers themselves. I love love love this game and wish I could go. Long live Toontown!

Blue Berry said on May 24, 2017 at 9:42 AM
Thats really cool that the original creators are going to be there. To bad i can't go, but still really cool!

Amy (The cat!) said on May 24, 2017 at 12:48 PM
I'd love to see Jessie Schell, one of the creators of toontown, but Pennsylvania is too far :(. But im gonna play toontown like crazy to make up for it!

Princess Twinkletoes said on May 25, 2017 at 9:12 AM
I have started playing ToonTown when I was a mere three years old when ToonTown Online started. I was devastated when it closed down, since it was a huge part of my childhood. Now the ToonTown Rewritten staff has brought back the game and made it even better. To think that I might be able to go to this ToonFest this year makes me really happy to revive my childhood even more. Thank you for all you do, ToonTown Staff!

amber dog said on May 25, 2017 at 12:49 PM
is there going to be a celebration online.

Panini said on May 25, 2017 at 1:04 PM
i would like a toonfest in England one day tbqh

Minty Mania said on May 25, 2017 at 1:09 PM

peaches lemonmarble said on May 25, 2017 at 1:51 PM
hope you have a good time at toonfest

Megamew said on May 25, 2017 at 2:05 PM
Hm so you guys are pretty lucky

Doorstop said on May 25, 2017 at 2:14 PM
If I wasn't dirt poor I would totally be there!

Atta Grumpy Cat said on May 25, 2017 at 3:54 PM
So where is this actually being held?

May said on May 26, 2017 at 6:05 PM
I'm so excited to watch the interviews later! This is why TTR is the best server ever!

djgreengamer said on May 27, 2017 at 10:23 AM

grannypearlbeaniesocks said on May 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM
AW MAN! I really, really wanted to go! I was on a cruise that day so I guess I 'm still pretty lucky! I always wanted to meet them. They most be really talented.

ducktor james said on May 28, 2017 at 9:32 AM
i hope it goes well for you guys!
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