Klasky Csupo Animation Studio is introducing the toon community to Global Tantrum, its new adult animation arm, with the launch of the website www.globaltantrum.com. The creative minds behind such popular kids’ properties as Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys will now go after the 18-35 demographic with edgy TV series, feature films and Internet content.
Klasky Csupo principal Gabor Csupo will lead the Global Tantrum creative team while company CEO Terry Thoren will oversee all business operations. Csupo comments, "It is refreshing to have a vehicle that expresses such a different creative vision. We hope viewers are entertained by the material, whether in film, television or Internet form as we move forward with the Global Tantrum brand."
The new division is in development on an animated feature titled The Way the Dead Love, based on the writings of Charles Bukowski. The new website features a series of provocative original Bukowski shorts, as well as several other character-driven vignettes and webisodes created by Csupo and his team.
In addition, Global Tantrum is making delivery on Immigrants, a six-episode TV series for Spike TV, and is developing another pilot for the network. Other projects in the works include series for MTV and UPN.