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Flamingo Entertainment is the alias of Dozerfleet Productions from August of 1996-August of 1997. This name would be replaced by Cormorant Entertainment, after Flamingo's logo was revealed to be too much of a cliché given the number of flamingos with sunglasses available as stickers.

Inspiration

The original Flamingo brand was inspired by a fiberglass flamingo statue that the Dozerfleet Founder had viewed on a hotel in Florida in the summer 1994. The DF's alias for the "Rainbow" creative writing curriculum being used at Holy Trinity Lutheran School of Wyoming, MI that year was "Flamingo White."

Projects

DeЯanged Cowboys + Indians

Main article: DeЯanged Cowboys + Indians

A short-lived sketch theme and series of strips, this became the earliest known predecessor to the Dromedeverse, as well as the birth of Slushy the Bullfrog.

2 Old Men and a Frog

Main article: 2 Old Men and a Frog

A spin-off to the aforementioned DeЯanged Cowboys + Indians, 2 Old Men and a Frog saw Slushy and the gang relocated to a new setting - with new human characters to torment. Again, this served as a proto-Dromedeverse, and also gave rise to an idea for The Slushy Show.

The Pelican Buds

The Pelican Buds, also known as Shocking Pelican Buds, was a short-lived comic strip in early 1997. It was a parody of Big Bad BeetleBorgs, and came on the heels of The Penguins just as that strip series was on its way out.

Eeckee the Rat

Main article: Eeckee the Rat

Eeckee the Rat was a 1997 comic strip made by the Dozerfleet founder during the Cormorant era, about the life and exploits of a luckless rat living in a suburban house's wall. Originally intended to be some sort of parody of Eek the Cat, the strip took on a flavor and purpose all its own.

Succession

In August of 1997, the Pot-of-Gold curriculum was used for creative writing class at Holy Trinity. This meant switching to a mineral rather than a color. Dissatisfied with a flamingo, the "Cormorant" entry in Microsoft Encarta '95 CD-ROM was used as a justification to change the pen name to "Cormorant Bronze." Thus began "Cormorant Entertainment," and a push toward more original storytelling as older works were phased out.