Adult Swim Announces ROBOT CHICKEN DC Special II in Upfronts
Robot Chicken has long shown the love of comics by Matt Senreich, Seth Green, and company, and topped it off by opening last season with a special themed episode centered solely around the characters of DC Comics (with guest writer Geoff Johns, CCO of DC Entertainment).
How could they follow that up? With what every comic book fan fears: a sequel! But if there's anyone that can break the comic book sequel curse, it's Robot Chicken, based on their track record with Star Wars specials that got better each time. The special will come in 2014, and Johns will again return to help out.
But that's not all for the Robot Chicken team. They also have two pilots in development with Adult Swim. One takes Team Unicorn, the group of geek girls led by Seth Green's wife Clare, and lets them play with the old Saturday morning kids' show ideas and turns them on their head. The second is Übermansion, a new quarter-hour animated series about six superheroes living in the a mansion together.
The full official descriptions follow.
ROBOT CHICKEN DC COMICS SPECIAL II – Faster than a speeding bullet! Well, maybe not but quality takes time. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, in partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, will premiere a sequel to their acclaimed Annie Award-winning Robot Chicken DC Comics Special in 2014. Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II brings you the awesomeness of the DC Comics universe of characters as only Robot Chicken can, with amazing guest stars and the stop-motion sketch comedy you've come to love after six seasons of the popular Adult Swim series. Executive producers for the second Robot Chicken DC Comics Special include Stoopid Monkey's Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Warner Bros. Animation's Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs Sam Register, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios' John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner.
Team Unicorn – Team Unicorn is a modern send-up of Saturday morning kids’ shows featuring a team of four sexy, culture-obsessed heroines who present darkly ironic twists on 80's cartoon tropes. From the creators of Robot Chicken. Live action/animation mix, quarter-hour.
Übermansion – From Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and the creators of Robot Chicken comes Übermansion, a glimpse into the mundane humanity of six superheroes all living in the same mansion. Created by Zeb Wells and Matthew Senreich, executive produced by Wells, Senreich, Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Eric Towner and Bryan Cranston. Animated quarter-hour.