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‘Robot Chicken’ Duo Opens New Toon Shop
Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators and exec producers of Adult Swim’s popular Robot Chicken series, have launched their own stop-motion animation studio with Buddy System’s John Haratine IV and Eric Towner. Deadline.com reports that the new outfit, which is called Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, will produce the animation for the upcoming sixth season of Robot Chicken, and the show’s tribute to the DC Comics Universe.
Los Angeles studio ShadowMachine Films, which had been co-producing Robot Chicken with Green and Senreich’s Stoopid Monkey, will no longer work on the show. Robot Chicken’s 100th episode will air on January 15 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block.
Stoopid Monkey and Buddy Systems’ first venture was the YouTube live-action/stop-motion show, Stoopid Monkey. Previously Towner and Harvatine were animators on the second and third seasons of Robot Chicken before leaving to found stop-motion production company Buddy System Studio in 2007.
Green and Senreich, who have done several popular Star Wars-themed Robot Chicken specials are also consultants on Lucasfilm’s upcoming animated Star Wars comedy series. The busy duo also produce the online reality show www.ControlTV.com and serve as executive producers on Adult Swim’s Titan Maximum.