As the real-life President Bush’s popularity ratings sink to all-time low, an animated kid-sized version of George W. gets ready for his close-up on Comedy Central tonight. Co-proudced by comedy writer and producer Donick Cary, Comedy Central and Amp’d Mobile, Lil’ Bush is promoted as the first original mobile program to migrate to primetime TV, and premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m.
The satirical toon chronicles the misadventures of Lil’ George Bush and his precocious pals Lil’ Condi, Lil’ Rummy and the unintelligible, foulmouthed wisecracker Lil’ Cheney. They’re described as “The Little Rascals, but with access to the A-Bomb” as they square off with rivals like Lil’ Kim Jong-Il and Lil’ John Kerry. We see the Lil’ gang (along with irascible dad George Sr., sweetly sinister Bar and dumb as paint Lil’ Jeb) as they get mixed up in all sorts of crazy adventures from taking a field trip to Iraq to just taking crank.
The series is co-exec produced by Jay Karas (The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show, Channel 101). Seth Cummings and Peter Adderton from Amp’d Mobile also serve as exec producers, while David Koga and Zoe Friedman are the execs in charge of production at Comedy Central.
Look for a special Day in the Life of creator Donick Cary in the August issue of Animation Magazine, which will also be distributed at Comic-Con 2007 in San Diego next month.