Ronald R. Birchman was an intern working on Butterfly Valley. It is believed that he may have been the one to actually design Frank, the antagonist of seasons three and four.

Ronald dropped out of college to become an animation intern for Heykids studios, but was later fired due to budget cuts.

He later sued the studio for not giving him credit for drawing Frank the Bee, claiming the story the show's designers came up with to be false, and demanding credit be given.

However, because he did not own copyrights to any of the designs he came up with under the studio, he lost the lawsuit.