Starz On Demand gets animated this month with the second annual ‘Bunny-Palooza,’ featuring 30-sec. movie parodies starring rabbits, and ‘Starz Toon Fest,’ an animated extravaganza highlighted by the network’s premiere of Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season.
‘Bunny-Palooza’ will feature all of creator Jennifer Shiman’s animated shorts spoofing such movies as Superman, Brokeback Mountain, Pulp Fiction, Borat, Pirates of the Caribbean and Titanic. The programming event will also offer the world premiere of the Napoleon Dynamite bunny short.
Shiman’s bunny spoofs gained viral popularity on the web before Starz picked them up in 2004. Th company commissioned comical takes on Freddy vs. Jason, Scream and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as part of its ‘Hare-Raising Halloween Marathon.’ Since then, Starz and Shiman have partnered to develop a new bunny parody premiering each month. Each short debuts exclusively on Starz On Demand and Vongo, Starz Ent.’s broadband video download entertainment service.
In addtion to the premiere of Open Season, ‘Starz Toon Fest’ will feature a line-up of such recent box-office hits as Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Sony Pictures’ Monster House and Disney’s Chicken Little, The Wild and Valiant.
‘Bunny-Palooza’ has been available on Starz On Demand sicne Aug. 1, and ‘Starz Toon Fest’ is slated to begin on Aug. 17. More information on Starz and its programming can be found at www.starz.com.