LA-based multi-platform adult animation producer/distributor MONDO is bringing two very special programming treats to this year’s Rooster Teeth Animation Festival — taking place during RTX 2017 July 7-9 in Austin, TX (rtxaustin.com). Attendees will have a chance to see the English-language premiere of bold ‘n’ brawny graphic novel adaptation Lastman, as well as the global season 4 premiere of irreverent comedy Deep Space 69. The latter will accompany a special screening of Adult Swim’s Apollo Gauntlet, from MONDO’s Six Point Harness studio.
“RTX is an incredibly exciting event, and their first-ever Animation Festival in 2016 proved to be so popular that it’s a perfect setting for us to show off our newest projects to an incredible group of fans,” said Brendan Burch, MONDO’s chief creative officer and president of Six Point Harness.
A traditionally animated, visually bold graphic-novel adaptation, Lastman originally aired on France4 and has been translated into English in a multi-national creative effort. The series blends martial arts and boxing action with drama and supernatural elements into a unique adventure. On the more witty and whimsical side, Deep Space 69 — created by Daniel Katz (Xemoland, Beer Cops) is an intergalactic tale of sex, sexual exploits and sexual conquests, with the first three seasons racking up more than 50 million views online.
Both series will be available exclusively on MONDO’s channel on VRV, the new video platform from Ellation.
MONDO will host an hour-long panel at RTX featuring both Lastman and Dead Space 69, featuring a discussion with Six Point Harness prez Burch, head of development Wendy Willis, and creative director Greg Franklin on Sunday, July 9 at 11 a.m. (Room 10AB, Austin Convention Center). The Apollo Gauntlet screening will also be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Adult Swim, with series creator/voice star Myles Langlois with MONDO’s Willis, Franklin and lead editor Tony Christopherson on Saturday, July 8 at 4 p.m. (Center Stage, ACC).