Exclusive: ‘The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special’ Blu-ray Clip Reveals a Deleted Scene

     March 22, 2018

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Ahead of the Blu-ray release of The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking, we’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive clip from the episode’s fantastic bonus features. Every second of the 22-minute special was painstakingly chosen by the creative team, meaning that some stellar material didn’t quite make the final cut. One such sequence, dubbed “Patches” for reasons that will become clear in just a bit, never made it past the animatics stage of production, but luckily it landed on the Blu-ray extras. Luckier still, we can share it with you today!

The deleted scene in question features series writers Breckin Meyer and Mike Fasolo, along with co-creator Matthew Senreich, commenting on the “Patches” sequence. As a bonus, I was also able to talk to co-creator Seth Green about a number of aspects of this special including this deleted scene–keep an eye out for the full interview next week. And though you’ll have to wait until Tuesday, March 27th to pick it up on Blu-ray and DVD, starting tomorrow, you can snag the special’s digital soundtrack, released by Adult Swim.

Check out our exclusive clip from The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking below:

 

Here’s what Green had to say about the scene above:

What was it about this scene that didn’t work for you guys in the editing process?

 

Green: There’s nothing about it that didn’t work. The whole hard truth of editing, especially editing for broadcast, is that you have a finite amount of time that the program’s going to be. So it comes down to seconds, you know? When we have sketches that are made up of microseconds, you only have enough time … you do math in either direction: If I keep these two things, it means sacrificing this longer thing, or if I sacrifice this longer thing, perhaps I can keep these four little things. Once you get into that conversation of, “Alright, guys, we’re losing 30 seconds wholesale; where are we taking that from?” in something like The Walking Dead or even in previous specials that are more storytelling, it’s anything that’s off-topic. So if you watch the narrative of the special, it’s all very thorough in a relatively straight timeline, and it does service to as many characters as we can in a timespan.

 

And then you look at a sketch like “Patches” [laughs] and say, “Alright, well this is cutable for broadcast.” And it’s not because it’s not hilarious, or something that we all loved and laughed out loud at, it’s just the time. It becomes very clear, when it comes down to cutting this many seconds, what you’re going to keep and what’s off-topic.

Check back for much more from my chat with Green about the Robot Chicken special, the potential for future installments in The Walking Dead universe, and what’s next for Green himself and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Below are more details on the upcoming Blu-ray release, a review of which will also be up on the site next week!

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The undead get animated when Adult Swim’s The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 27. From RobotChicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, along with The Walking Dead creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman and showrunner and executive producer Scott M. Gimple, the 22-minute special is a hilariously brilliant parody joining together two fan-favorite television series.

 

The all-star lineup in this horrifyingly hilarious special includes The Walking Dead cast Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Sarah Wayne Callies as well as Nerdist Industries CEO and Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick and Breckin Meyer (Rat Race, Road Trip).

 

Highlighted by exclusive commentary from Gimple, Green, Kirkman, Senreich and director Tom Sheppard, The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s WalkingBlu-ray and DVD collections will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the special.

 

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Following the successful releases of Robot Chicken: Star Wars Specials and Robot Chicken DC Specials, Adult Swim’s release of The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking provides fans with even more of the series that has garnered a cult-like following since its inception in 2005. Featuring provocative sketch comedy, the series has received acclaim from critics and fans, alike, with its clever pop-culture parodies and the unique use of stop motion animation of toys, action figures and dolls.

 

DVD Special Features:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Making of The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking
  • Commentary featuring Scott M. Gimple, Seth Green, Robert Kirkman, Matthew Senreich, and Tom Sheppard
  • Bawkward
  • Sketches to Die For
  • Behind the Screams

And here’s more info on the special’s soundtrack:

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In anticipation of the DVD special, Adult Swim will release the The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking soundtrack on Friday, March 23 featuring four tracks from the special. The digital album will be available for purchase in digital music stores including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, as well as on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Tidal, Pandora and others.

 

Album Tracks: 

Welcome to Terminus:

  • Main Vocals: Daniel Radcliffe / Singing
  • Background Vocals: Whitney Loveall /Singing
  • Background Vocals: Tom Sheppard / Singing

Do the Negan:

  • Main Vocals:  Jeffrey Dean Morgan / Spoken
  • Background Vocals: Whitney Loveall /Singing
  • Background Vocals: Tom Sheppard / Singing

Someplace:

  • Main Vocals: Michael Rooker / Singing
  • Background Vocals: Melissa McBride / Singing

Dale Dale the RV King:

  • Melissa McBride plays Andrea
  • Norman Reeds plays Dale
  • Main Vocals: Tom Sheppard / Singing
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Image via Sony Pictures Television, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

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Image via Sony Pictures Television, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

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