Robot Chicken is an ADHD-riddled show with 15 jokes a minute and a sadistic sense of humor, so too was this year’s panel. Never a place to go for actual news on the show, the Robot Chicken crew showed up on stage to show clips, answer fan questions and riff endlessly.
Other than the fact that the Seth Green apparently actually had a meeting with Hasbro about making a real line of My Little Pony Apocalypse action figures (it ain’t happening in this lifetime), there was no real information in this panel. There were, however, plenty of laughs. Read on for choice quotes.
by Jason Barr Posted: September 1st, 2010 at 7:41 am
The guys responsible for the Emmy award-winning Robot Chicken are setting their sights on reality television. Per THR, creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are preparing to launch an “online reality experiment in which viewers decide every major decision a person makes for six weeks.” The experiment, known as ControlTV, will begin this fall on the DBG Video Network and will consist of a twenty-something man being told what to do (i.e. what to eat, wear, who to date, etc.) in real-time by online users.
For more info on ControlTV and for why I’m interested in seeing how audiences respond to the series, hit the jump.
Lucasfilm Animation is developing a Star Wars animated comedy TV series with Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. In his 90-minute review of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, I think Mike Stolkasa did a good job of explaining that George Lucas isn’t an artist but a businessman and he sees his job as expanding the Star Wars brand as far as it will go. He’s had a gigantic hit with the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series, so it’s not surprising he would move ahead with a Star Wars television show geared towards making fun of the property. Outrage among fans about treating the franchise so cheaply has obviously fallen on deaf ears.
You can read a statement from Green after the jump [via The Live Feed], but I think he fails to understand that it’s better when fans lovingly poke fun at the Star Wars universe rather than the behemoth of Lucasfilm trying to lampoon that universe. Fans already do a good job of creating humor Star Wars so why does Lucasfilm feel the need to do it themselves? Because there’s always more money the company could make.
With Robot Chicken being its highest rated show, it should really come as no shock that [adult swim] has ordered more episodes of the hit animated program, but the size of the renewal might surprise you.
[adult swim] has handed the insanely fast and often just as funny stop-motion animation show from creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich an order of 40 more episodes, meaning it will be on the air for at least a fifth and sixth season. Though the show can often make you feel like you have adult ADD much of the time and would probably go down best while stoned (I can’t attest to that, at least lately), it still hits its many targets much more often than it misses.
Hit the jump to hear what Green had to say about the renewal, and more about what else the Stoopid Monkey production company is up to.
Fox’s Sunday line-up of “Animation Domination” did very well for the network this past week with the season premiere of “Family Guy” and the series premiere of its spinoff, “The Cleveland Show”. With Seth Green already set to write an episode of “The Simpsons”, Fox is hoping that Green can bring the magic from his Emmy-nominated “Robot Chicken” to the network’s primetime line-up. Hit the jump to keep mourning the loss of “King of the Hill”.