Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PigGoatBananaMantis! (and a fire-breathing wolf)

Unfortunately failed pilot for the fresh and funny PigGoatBananaMantis!:

Created by Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan
Written by Johnny Ryan
Directed by Dave Cooper and Nick Cross
Animation by Nick Cross
Art Direction by Dave Cooper
Music by David Burns
Sound design by Ray Gould and Wayne Bartlett
Voices by Matt Jones, Candi Milo, Tom Wilson and James Urbaniak

PigGoatBananaMantis live in a semi-isolated cement treehouse they inherited from their Old Uncle Robot. They grew up in the treehouse, raised by their Uncle, until the trithalium crystals in his cerebrex burned out, causing him to permanently deactivate, leaving them suddenly on their own. Because they all grew up in the same treehouse together, they have developed a really close bond, but they still have very different personalities that often clash in dramatic ways. However, even though they do battle with each other from time to time, they always come together whenever a crisis threatens their home or strange family unit.
Here's a super sweet fire-breathing monster wolf from Nick's project Black Sunrise:

And here's a music video by Nick and Dave for Danko Jones - King Of Magazines (super hero jello-o wrestlers go to lunch?):