“Niko and the Sword of Light.” which began as an independently produced animated comic book app, has been turned into a 22-minute pilot produced by Amazon Studios.
Meet the Burrowing Owl. He has recently lost his mate to a large predator that is hunting in his treacherous natural habitat. How will he survive in this dangerous wilderness alone? This is a story of love lost… and survival.
Scheduled to debut in 2015, Comedy Central’s “Moonbeam City” is described as an absurdist take on the sex-drenched crime dramas of the 1980s.
In a sign of changing times, animated programming produced for both Netflix and YouTube has begun to earn a significant number of Emmy Award nominations, competing alongside traditional broadcast and cable series.
Last night Adult Swim premiered its first exclusively online animated series “King Star King.” A punk psychedelic space adventure about a He-Man-esque sci-fi figure who works in a waffle restaurant, the show was created by J.J. Villard, a former DreamWorks story artist (“Shrek the Third,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”) who’s also known for his CalArts student films “Son of Satan” and “Chestnuts Icelolly.”
Public screening of these mini-masterpieces next Friday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.