Ever wondered how Adult Swim’s popular Moral Orel character developed his religious beliefs? Well, you’ll be able to learn more about this interesting stop-motion character’s early days and the birth of his brother Shapey in a new special, slated for a November 19th premiere at 12:30 a.m. (and repeats on Wednesday and Friday of the same week).
Created by Dino Stamatopoulos, (Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, Mr. Show), Moral Orel first aired on Adult Swim from Dec. 2005 to Dec. 2008. Described as Davey and Goliath meets South Park, the stop-motion show poked fun at the religious Sunday morning children’s shows and was never afraid of taking risks and exploring darker themes.
Stamatopoulos’ Starburns Industries handles the animation for the special, Beforel Orel, which is exec produced by Stamatopoulos, James Fino, Duke Johnson, Joe Russo and produced by Rosa Tran. Scott Adsit, Jay Johnston, Carolyn Lawrence, Britta Phillips, William Salyers and Joe Unger provide the voices in the prequel.
Here’s a preview: