‘Happy Wheels’ Animated Web Series Brings the Hit Game’s Dark Humor to Life

     November 15, 2016


While the television landscape is as crowded as it’s ever been during the current era of Peak TV, the wide world of web series continues to be a rich souce of creativity, rising vocal talent, and limitless possibility. The latest entry to this sphere is Happy Wheels, an animated, nine-episode web series based on Jim Bonacci‘s hit online video game of the same name.

The series, produced by Machinima and Bunim/Murray Productions’ digital division BMP Digital, expands on the super popular game that became known for its dark humor, blood and gore. Fan-favorite characters such as Wheelchair Guy, Irresponsible Dad and Lawnmower Man are featured in the title town, dubbed as “the most dangerous community on Earth” where “people are mangled everyday by traps, spikes, mines, cars, unsafe roads and hazards. But no one seems to notice. To reduce some of the carnage in town, five concerned citizens form a safety awareness committee but often fail with hilarious results.”

Check out the series’ trailer below and then head on over to go90.com to watch the first season of Happy Wheels:

The cast of Happy Wheels includes some of the most talented and recognizable voice actors and animators in the industry including:

Jordan Maron (CaptainSparklez), Stephen (aka Business Guy)

CaptainSparklez, aka Jordan Maron, is a well-known YouTube personality specializing in Minecraftgameplay and themed music videos. (13.6M social followers)

Lance Stewart (Lance210), Torso with a Head

Lance Stewart (Lance210) has quickly risen to become one of the top social media stars in the last year.  With his honest and authentic approach to content, his presence exploded to almost 9M followers on Facebook and over 3M on Instagram.  This year, Lance started his YouTube channels and his vlog channel is quickly closing in on 2M subscribers, becoming one of the fastest growing channels on the platform.  (18.8M social followers)

Anna Brisbin (Brizzy Voices), Janet (aka The Effective Shopper)

Anna Brisbin, aka Brizzy Voices, is a popular online personality and voice over actress. Projects include: Machinima’s FYI, Valet, Tenured, and A Snow Globe Christmas.  (1.9M social followers)

Ryan McNulty (xRPMx13), Charles’ Dad

Ryan McNulty (xRPMx13) is a well-known Minecrafter, playing Minecraft Hunger Games with CaptainSparklez, The BajanCandian and JeromeASF. His fans are good looking gamers and he is known as THE Incredibly Good Looking Gamer. (1.8M social followers)

Shanna Malcolm (HeyYoShanna), Cop

Shanna Malcolm is an actress, and the well-known YouTube personality HeyYoShanna. Malcom has appeared in popular television series like Glee and Shameless and delivers hilariously unfiltered commentary on pop culture via her Ghetto Gaming series. (1.2M social followers)

Tyler Pappas (LogDotZip), Store Manager

Tyler Pappas has attracted viewers of all ages with his infectious humor that is family-appropriate for any avid Minecraft player. Having worked with Minecraft directly, as well as other companies, to create stunning Minecraft visual experiences, his roleplays, and gameplays, are sure to engage. (1.5M social followers)

Jerome Aceti (JeromeASF), Teen

Jerome Aceti (JeromeASF) is one of the most recognizable Minecraft players on YouTube. His disarming nature and goofiness has drawn a core audience of loyal followers, through a mix of collaborative gameplay videos and vlogs that document his real-life adventures. (6.6M social followers)

Ricky Hayberg (RickyFTW), Fred

Ricky Hayberg is an actor, writer, producer and co-host of Machinima’s ETC. (925K social followers)

Eliot Dewberry, Carl

Eliot Dewberry is an actor, writer and co-host of Machinima’s ETC. (925KM social followers)

Tay Zonday, The King

Best known for his “Chocolate Rain’ viral video, Tay Zonday is a People’s Choice Award-Nominated, YouTube Award-Winning, Webby Award-Winning singer-songwriter, actor, voice talent, and brand spokesperson with more than 160 million video views on YouTube. (1.6M social followers)

Happy Wheels is also available on SkyQ (U.K.), AMC Iberia (Spain and Portugal) and Sohu (China).


Image via Machinima and Bunim/Murray Productions