Hatchling Hatches Toll at Comic-Con

Attendees of Comic-Con Int’l in San Diego can catch the premiere of The Toll, a new CG-animated short film from Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based production entity Hatchling Studio. The comedy flick will screen during the Comic-Con Int’l Independent Film Festival on Thursday, July 20, at 5:50 in Room 26 AB, followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers.

Written and directed by Zack Pike, The Toll is an animated mockumentary that turns the camera on a troll who lives under a bridge and expounds on work, life and love, slowly painting the self-portrait of a monster in denial.

‘We created The Toll to show our studio’s storytelling and animation

capabilities in the CG arena,’ says Hatchling Studios CEO/producer Marc Dole. ‘We have received great reviews from the viral clips we have released and are looking at doing more with this storyline.’

Hatchling Studios’ new 2D animation department will premiere its series, Endurance Challenge: Mordred’s Isle online later this month. Featuring the voice of Billy West (Ren & Stimpy, Futurama), the series parodies reality-based television as a team of monsters is pitted against a team of wizards, warriors and one unwitting nerd who doesn’t quite understand the nature of his situation. The project is a collaborative effort between Dole, writer director Zack Pike and director Matt Ducharme. The first episode will be available at www.HatchlingShorts.com.

Hatchling executives and animators will be on hand at booth 1332 during the Comic-Con Independent Film Festival. More information on The Toll can be found at www.TheTollMovie.com.