Emmy winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment announced today at the Digital Entertainment World conference that it is launching Bento Box Digital Studios with the aim of creating digital and mobile format content for the elusive 18-34 demographic. Bento Box is the indie toon house behind primetime series Bob’s Burgers, Bordertown and Legends of Chamberlain Heights.
During the announcement, studio co-founders Scott Greenberg, CEO, and Joel Kuwahara, EP and head of technology, disclosed that Bento Box Digital Studios is also entering an exclusive partnership with leading virtual reality company Littlestar to produce, curate and distribute immersive animated VR content. The companies will launch a branded animation channel, powered by Littlestar’s technology with content from Bento Box, which will also be available as a stand-alone app, on Littlestar’s network and Bento Box platforms.
Bento’s ambitious new digital content slate — to be distributed on a wide variety of digital, mobile, social and other third party platforms — includes:
The Pandas, an animated comedy series (13×22 minute episodes). From the Denmark creators Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler (WUMO), this irreverent, animated family comedy is full of hard jokes, whimsical wonder, biting satire and just the right amount of heart, with a cast of today’s top social influencers and voiceover actors.
The Damn Show, the revival of the cult sensation from the creators of Brickleberry, Waco O’Guin and Roger Black. This in-your-face sketch comedy weekly series will bring you a mash-up of original live action/animated hybrid content, as well as distribution of the original Damn Show episodes currently available for purchase at damnshow.com.
Glove & Boots, from creators Damien Eckhardt-Jacobi and Vincent Bova, this zany but kid-friendly weekly puppet series with more than 52 million+ views on YouTube will feature weekly original and library content.