Big news from IFC HQ: Today we announced that Pamela Adlon (Louie, King of the Hill), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, SNL), Linda Cardellini (ER, Freaks and Geeks), John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time), Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death), Megan Mullally (Children’s Hospital, Party Down) and Justin Roiland (Fish Hooks, Adventure Time) will be voicing the main characters in our brand new half-hour original animated series, Out There, which premieres Friday, February 22 at 10:30/9:30c ET/PT. The show’s creator Ryan Quincy, who is a two-time Emmy-winning animation director and producer of South Park, will voice the main character, Chad Stevens.
Out There chronicles the coming-of-age misadventures of socially awkward Chad (Ryan Quincy), his little brother Jay (Kate Micucci) and his best friend, Chris (Justin Roiland). Living in the small town of Holford, the boys wander its surreal, bleak landscape waiting out their last few years of adolescence. Along the way, viewers meet Chad’s conservative parents, Wayne (John DiMaggio) and Rose (Megan Mullally), as well as Chris’s single mother, Joanie (Pamela Adlon) and her disastrous boyfriend, Terry (Fred Armisen). They also meet the object of Chad’s affection, Sharla (Linda Cardellini). Head over to our gallery of characters to match pictures to voices.
“It was important to have these characters feel real. What I love so much about our cast is they are all amazing actors that can create funny, believable and endearing characters,” said Ryan Quincy.
The series confronts the perils of youth including puberty, first loves and social ostracism, while exploring that terrifying limbo between childhood and adulthood when fragile young personalities form and re-form. Relive the agony and ecstasy of those special times as Chad and Chris try to navigate life… out there.
Out There is created, written by and executive produced by Quincy. Tony Gama-Lobo (King of the Hill) and Rebecca May (King of the Hill) are executive producers. Out There is produced for IFC by 20th Century Fox Television.
Out There premieres on IFC on Friday, February 22 at 10:30/9:30c
Catch a sneak peek of Out There on Friday, January 11 at 10:30/9:30c
On this week’s all-new South Park, “A Nightmare on Face Time,” Stan has to help his dad with a new business venture, forcing him to go trick-or-treating over Face Time.
Click the image to watch a preview, then tune in Wednesday at 10/9c.
Earlier this summer, we revealed that this Holiday season would bring an all-new present in the form of a secondSpongebob Squarepants Christmas special. Like the classic Rankin/Bass specials before it, this time the delightful little nerd from under the sea will be going stop-motion animated for the first time ever as Plankton decides to try and wreck the holidays. But it seems now that this year’s holiday festivities will be getting the network treatment as the latest celebration will be premiering right after Thanksgiving.
2012 Comic- Con exclusive!!! 6 books will have a special “Golden Ticket” inside. The ticket will be good for either a free commission or sketch from a South Park Artist. Good Luck!
Will someone bring me all of these from Comic Con? Thanks.
Fiery-haired Scottish princess Merida, the star of Pixar’s Brave, boasts a mane comprising 1,500 individually animated curls. Pixar is very detail-oriented. Here, a numerical look at how that bit of trivia stacks up to the minutiae of other Pixar films:
270 — Types of food created for Ratatouille, the film about a rat-turned-gourmet-chef
1,150,000 — Individual hairs rendered on Ratatouille’s rodent hero, Remy
110,000 — Individual hairs that the average real-life person has
20,622 — Balloons used to elevate Carl’s house in Up.
200 — Turtles in Finding Nemo’s turtle dive sequence
2,500 — Different sounds recorded for WALL-E, twice the average of a Star Wars movie
Countdown to Futurama: The World Is Ending Again Clip
Yesterday, we gave you a still and the first details about “A Farewell to Arms,” the second episode in Futurama’s one-hour season premiere. Well, today, you get to see an actual clip from the episode. How can we possibly top that tomorrow? One word: e-candy!*
Futurama’s one-hour season premiere airs Wednesday, June 20 at 10/9c!
*e-candy will only be provided tomorrow if one of you guys invents it and gives me a bunch for free.
Countdown to Futurama: Bev Character Design
Meet Bev the vending machine. She’ll be featured in the season premiere, “The Bots and the Bees,” and while I can’t tell you too much about the character at this point, I can tell you that the rumor I just started that she’ll be voiced by Pippa Middleton is completely untrue. You should know better than to believe such unfounded codswallop.
The one-hour season premiere of Futurama airs Wednesday, June 20 at 10/9c. In the meantime, check back here every day for new clips and behind-the-scenes bologna.
This is a Simpsons recap blog.
Rise of the Guardians, an upcoming DreamWorks release, features tough-as-nails versions of childhood icons who join forces to fight a Boogeyman named Pitch. Here’s a first look at each of the film’s characters — voiced by an all-star cast including Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, and Isla Fisher. Get a much more in-depth look at the movie — including its just-released trailer — at our Inside Movies blog.
Disney Animation’s “Wreck-It Ralph” logo.
Check out the cool promo artwork for next year’s Wreck-It Ralph! Opening in AMC Theatres November 2012.
Not sure what this is but the 8 bit style intrigues me. From Wikipedia…
Wreck-It Ralph is an upcoming 2012 3D computer-animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by Rich Moore, a former animation director of The Simpsons and Futurama. Its working titles were Joe Jump and Reboot Ralph. The film will feature the voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer,Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman. The film tells the story of Wreck-It Ralph (Reilly), an arcade game bad guy, who is determined to prove he can be a good guy.