Sonic Bunny Hops Ahead with Okay Place to Eat

Scout Raskin of Burbank-based Sonic Bunny Productions wrote to let us know that the pilot for the studio’s Flash-animated, adult-skewing project An Okay Place to Eat is expected to be ready for delivery by August. Featuring the voices of veterans such as R. Lee Ermey, Scott Adsit, Jim Cummings and Jason Marsden, the toon is produced with the aid of the website indiegogo.com (www.indiegogo.com/okayplace).

Jon Henshaw, Deke Wightman (Harvey Birdman) and Chris Paluszek (Robot Chicken, Titan Maximum) are among the animators working on the show. Written by Andrew Racho and Evan Dannemiller, the pilot is set at a curious diner run by one Colonel Jeremiah Jessup, who created his restaurant based around his childhood food, drink and TV mascots. ‘He got the real mascots because they were all old, out of work, and out of their minds,’ says Racho. ‘In our 12-minute short, the health inspector makes a surprise visit and discovers things are not up to code.’

An Okay Place to Eat

Raskin says she decided to produce the show because she loved the idea and thought the humor was perfect for her company. According to Racho, the show’s animation style is similar to Harvey Birdman and Family Guy. ‘In fact, our lead animator Jon Henshaw and character builder/animator Deke Wightman both worked on Harvey Birdman,’ he notes. ‘Everything is built out and animated in Flash. I’m pushing a process of limited pose-to-pose animation with traditional-style animated motions when applicable.

Raskin says she’s pitching the show to a variety of networks as an adult animated show. Sonic Bunny is also submitting it as a short to festivals around the world and will have the pilot available for viewing on the company website once it’s ready. For more info about the project, visit www.sonicbunnyproductions.com or visit their blog at okayplace.blogspot.com and follow them on Twitter (@okayplacetoeat) and Facebook.

An Okay Place to Eat