A legendary cryptid steps into the spotlight in Bigfoot — an all-new animated series from adult comedy hitmaker MONDO (Happy Tree Friends, Deep Space 69). Adapted from author-illustrator Graham Roumieu’s acclaimed “memoirs” of the world’s most misunderstood mythical creature — such as Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir, Bigfood: I Not Dead and In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot — Bigfoot will kick off Sunday, September 29, exclusively on MONDO’s premium VRV channel in the U.S.
New episodes will arrive on the platform weekly; the pilot will also be available on MONDO’s YouTube channel one week after its premiere.
Starring comedian K Trevor Wilson as Bigfoot, the 12-episode animation follows the exploits of the self-proclaimed “King of the Forest” as he negotiates difficult relationships with the human and animal world, his complicated past, and his ongoing struggles with self-identity. Season 1 explores Bigfoot’s hopeless romanticism, penchant for violence, questionable hygiene, need for acceptance, squirrel anarchism issues, inadequate communication skills, megalomania and other relatable problems.
“Bigfoot would like to express his thanks to his die-hard supporters, hurl a log at his non-supporters, and give a friendly (but sort-of creepy) nod-and-wink to the nice people of MONDO and VRV, which are giving the series a perfect home,” Roumieu said, reading from a filthy paper he retrieved from a tree knot hole.
“This is one of those projects that only comes around once in a blue moon,” said Wendy Willis, head of development at MONDO/Six Point Harness. “Graham Roumieu’s monster is a stinky, gross, ill-tempered man-animal who is also very human, sensitive, hilarious and even sad. Bigfoot is the kind of iconoclastic property that defines the direction we want to take MONDO’s programming.”
Los Angeles-based MONDO introduced the project to Toronto-based Blue Ant Media and its production company, Look Mom! Productions, who brought it to life. Solis Animation rendered production services on the animatics and fun pack design, while Look Mom! rendered animation and provided background design and compositing services.
Executive producers for MONDO are Wendy Willis and Greg Franklin. Roumieu and Eric Falconer (Blue Mountain State, The Mick) served as writers and executive producers on the series. Bigfoot is produced by Look Mom!’s Josh Bowen, who also serves as executive producer along with Blue Ant Media’s Julie Chang, and is produced with the financial participation of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Bell Fund.
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