Ctrl+Alt+Del Comic Gets Animated

Blind Ferret Ent. (BFE) is developing an animated series based on the popular gaming web comic Ctrl+Alt+Del, created by Tim Buckley in 2002. Financed entirely by BFE, Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series is scheduled to launch on Feb. 1, 2006, with one new four-minute episode to follow each month at www.cad-animation.com.

“I had been approached by other companies before about animating the Ctrl+Alt+Del universe, but BFE was the only team with the experience and skills to turn this into a reality,’ says Buckley. ‘We’ve been working very closely, and I couldn’t be happier with the show we’re putting together.”

Ryan Sohmer, BFE VP and series director, adds, ‘While we’re making full use of all the new media technologies at our disposal, this series doesn’t look like a typical animation you’d see online. With a traditional 2D style, a professional voice cast and a lengthy development period, we’ve achieved television quality animation that will blow away anything else seen on the web these days.”

BFE president and CEO Randy Waxman says the ultimate goal is to get Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series on television. ‘We know what appeal Ctrl+Alt+Del has to the key demographic sought after by network executives,’ he comments. ‘These episodes will be our pitch, as a pilot, to those networks.”

The Ctrl+Alt+Del comics can be found at www.ctrlaltdel-online.com, where it attracts more than 300,000 readers each day, according to BFE. A trailer for the first episode is now available at www.cad-animation.com.