Doug TenNapel's work as a film writer and director.

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In Development

The graphic novels Ghostopolis, Monster Zoo and Creature Tech are currently in the development stage for being adapted into films. We will update this page when official information on those is revealed.

Koghead and Meatus

Koghead and Meatus

This is a ten minute puppet animated short shot on widescreen 35mm for SouthPeak Interactive.
You can find more information about it on Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield's Pencil Test Studios site.
Watch Koghead and Meatus on YouTube.


Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the Irvine production!

Jeffie Two Times Jeff Riley

Jeff Riley. He animated tons of stuff and went on to work at ILM on Attack of the Clones. He has the good taste to wear a GEAR t-shirt.

Sets and props for Koghead and meatus

It's a set. Doug and crew built wooden sets with foam and wooden props. That's a Meatus puppet standing in back.

Doug TenNapel Sculpting

Doug is either sculpting or cleaning his nails. Given how dirty his nails are he's probably sculpting. He has the good taste to wear a Mothman T Shirt.

Mike Dietz Sculpting Koghead

Mike Dietz sculpts the Kog-Head puppet. He has the good taste to wear a Boombots T Shirt.

Koghead and Meatus concept art

Koghead and Meatus concept work



From the mind of Doug TenNapel - the man who brought you such animation and comic masterpieces as Earthworm Jim, Creature Tech, and Catscratch, along with the legendary Westhavenbrook, masterminds of no budget martial arts and the harbingers of the new world order of digital cinema - comes the story of the saviour of the sock people and his two loyal protectors, Burger and Ronnie...

Packed with off beat comedy and loaded with superior martial art action, the SOCKBABY series has already taken over the internet, and is now ready to move on to the rest of the world and all parallel dimensions...starting with your living room!

The Sockbaby Series can be seen online at

Go Sukashi!

In 2009 Doug worked with Westhavenbrook again, on the US internet TV series of Go Sukashi - a character created by Nakagawa shokotan.
You can find Go Sukashi! episodes on YouTube.

Mothman newspaper cutting Doug TenNapel directing


A struggling artist has a nightmarish encounter with the legendary Mothman. Despite receiving scorn from the locals, he goes to desperate measures to obtain proof of its whereabouts. To make matters worse, mysterious men in black invade the town with a similar agenda.

Newspaper clippings about the 1997 production in West Virginia!


This film never made it past post-production.

Mothman was going to be a Live Action Sci-Fi Comedy with a touch of horror.

Mothman was filmed on location in Point Pleasant West Virginia, Redlands California, Fullerton CA., Laguna Hills CA., and Mission Viejo CA.

Mothman camera man with Doug TenNapel Mothman puppet

Mothman Screenshots