Recently, I was ready to start writing the pilot episode for a new cartoon project, but the wind was knocked out of my sails when I discovered the recently premiered cartoon, "Chowder," which has a similar premise. I was down in the dumps. But this TED talk by producer JJ Abrams (Lost, Alias) pumped me back up again. Hopefully I'll get this pilot down on paper. It may not be the freshest idea now, but someday it will be.