By Adam Wolfe
Chris Prynoski, the founder of Titmouse, lead his 2015 panel flanked by the creator of hit show/ cult favorite Super Jail Christy Karacas, and Titmouse’s animation director Mike Carlo. Right off the bat they were excited to show the panel viewers a prepared reel to give us a sense of what Titmouse is all about. The reel opened with Dean and Hank of The Venture Bros having a discussion on the roof of their home. When Dean commented that he tasted beer, and it tasted like peepee the clips began rolling. The first half was a comedic amalgamation of some classic moments from Super Jai, Metalocalypse, China IL, and The Venture Bros. The reel did an excellent job of showing off Titmouse’s ability to blend comedy and epic brutality by highlighting some of the fight scenes from the aforementioned shows as well. Once the introduction was over, Prynoski moved onto showing us his 20-minute reel of Titmouse’s new show Moonbeam City.
If you haven’t heard of Moonbeam City, I can best describe it as Hotline Miami meets Archer, with a little of the same musical elements of Metalocalypse (albiet 80s nightclub jams rather than death metal) thrown into the mix. The shows main character, Dazzle Novak, is a cop living in a neon splashed art deco world. As the synthesizers blast and bullets fly, this hilariously under qualified officer of the law falls into one blunder after another. He is joined by fellow ridiculously named police officers Pizzaz Miller, Chryalis Tate, and Rad Cunningham. Moonbeam City seems to fit into the family of Titmouse animation, due to its outrageous setting, absurd humor, and grotesque violence. (all the things that make TV great!) I personally couldn’t stop laughing and found each clip to be hilarious. Moonbeam City airs on Comedy Central, and is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.
Prynoski also showed us an NYCC exclusive. They explained it will be their next “kid oriented” projected called, Mao Mao, a story about a Black Cat Knight with a Batman-like sense of business and a massive sword. With him are his two sidekicks, a lazy polar bear with one eye, and a hyper active blue bat. At a glance it seemed to have an Adventure Time like feel given the fantasy setting so I would keep an eye out for that.
Finally, we get to the major announcements. Titmouse has made their first feature length film. Nerdland starring Paul Rudd, and supported by a list of so many stars I couldn’t begin to name them (seriously the credits moved super-fast but they were all really famous and really cool trust me) will be an R-rated animated film. From what was seen, expect a gratuitous amount of violence, sex, nudity, and drugs from the film. Given the success of the “Doomstar Requiem” special for Metalocalypse I know I’m excited to see what Titmouse can do with an entire movie.
Venture Bros. Fans, your prayers have been answered. Venture Bros will return Feburary 2016.
Today Brandon Small, creator of Metalocalypse, will be on the Howard Stern show to explain the mysterious countdown that has been circulating around the internet in regards to Dethklok. We were also told that he would have a “major announcement” regarding the fate and status of the beloved series.
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