Christian Tremblay Q and A


SWAT Kats co-creator Christian Tremblay took the time to answer a few fan questions that were organized in February 2009. This interview is technically incomplete, as Christian’s schedule has been very busy, but perhaps someday the remainder of the questions will be answered. Received January 7, 2010.

Questions from Kooshmeister:

Q: Did you and your brother create the character of Occulus/Morbulus, or was he a creation of Glenn Leopold?

A: I think it came from Glen, but it is a blurr, I’m not fully certain.

Q: If the former, what sort of thought process went into making him?

A: It was done through brainstorming, we would sit down in our offices and think about stories, character, etc. Actually, a lot of those brainstorming session happens in our Hanna Barbera’s off, ( which used to be Jane Barbera’s personal office earlier).

Q: In fact, how much of The Giant Bacteria’s story you two come up with before Leopold wrote the script?

A: Quite a bit came from us. I did a poster of the creatures that inspired the stories.

Q: Another Giant Bacteria-related question: what does Dr. Zyme’s first initial “N” stand for?

A: Honestly I don’t know, would need to ask glen.

Q: Also, did Zyme get killed or not?

A: He’s probably dead……!!

Questions from Felony:

Q: Why did you choose the names Razor and T-Bone for the two SWAT Kats?

A: Glen and Davis Doi found the name, and we thought it was cool!!

Q: Did the two SWAT Kats always look like they do now or did they differ when they were first created?

A: They differ quite a bit, initially it was a very cartoon show………….

Q: Was there an origin story planned for Dark Kat like there was for Dr. Viper and other villains?

A: There would have been if we would have done more show.

Q: If so, how did he come to be Dark Kat?

A: We would have created then, but as of now………….still a mystery!

Q: Why did you decide to make Felina the niece of Commander Feral?

A: It create[s] close personal conflicts.

Q: Are you surprised there is still a fan following of the SWAT Kats after fifteen years?

A: ABSOLUTELY AMAZED,,,,, and I want to thank everyone of you guys!!

Questions from Sage:

Q: How did the idea for the show come about? I.e., what was your inspiration?

A: The idea of SK came when I did a design for a sleepwear, back in Canada, and when Yvon saw it , he said that he looks like a jet pilot ( in reference that cat are a lot used in the USA Air squadron…………………..!


  1. Michael

    Christian, I’ve liked what you’ve done with SWAT Kats. Now, have you ever considered giving some thought toward creating similar adventure stories, this time with crime-fighting anthropomorphic dogs? And if you have, would you consider pitching those ideas to any animation studio that’s willing to make an adventure cartoon out of them, in the same similar fashion with SWAT Kats? It would be something to think about- Hanna-Barbera, producers of SWAT Kats, have since merged with Warner Bros. animation, but Ruby-Spears is still operating. Really, would you consider developing or creating something in a similar fashion, this time, involving dogs? Please reply, as soon as you get a chance to. Thank you.

    Posted August 28, 2012 at 3:32 am | Permalink
  2. harish

    i am mad fan of ur show please continue the show there are lot of fans waiting for it

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink
  3. Jess Holliday

    I am a SICK fan of Swat Kats!!

    Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Permalink
  4. Wicho

    Wow the photo of the Swat Kats mascots are awesome if only find a mascot like that i promise that i pay a lot of cash for one costum mascot :)

    Posted January 28, 2013 at 2:58 am | Permalink
  5. deepak

    i’m a HARDCORE FAN of the SWATKATS….. PLEASE BRING them BACK…!!!

    Posted August 23, 2014 at 6:31 am | Permalink

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