Ito’s delivery mechanism for all that is a hybrid. The show’s characters are finely designed 3D ’toons, but the backdrops and settings aren’t. They’re photographs by the LA photographer Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin, an ace at capturing the city’s architectural idiosyncrasies in clear yellow sunlight and sharp shadows, but each has also been slightly manipulated, tweaked by the animation shop Chromosphere Studios, run by Ito’s husband Kevin Dart. The clouds get blurry, the light gets lightly smog-attenuated, and the backdrops look just a little weird—like LA. {read}