YouTube sensation Studio Killers — the anonymous Europian electropop collective whose wild animated music videos have collected over 120 million views — is on track for total screen domination, having successfully funded their Kickstarter campaign for animated series Studio Killers 404. Describing the concept as “Sailor Moon meets Rick and Morty,” the campaign reached its $115,000 goal in just three days.
Blending influences from the contemporary pop art, bubblegum-colored magical girl cartoons, sci-fi and video games, Studio Killers is a four-person audio-visual group of three musicians and one visual artist who brings their animated avatars — femme boss frontwoman Cherry, keytarist Goldie Foxx and DJ Dyna Mink — to life. Since their music and video projects are largely self-funded, the group is hoping to grow their audience and tap new resources with the animated series: a futuristic, shojo-parody with queer positive messaging.
The Kickstarter funds will go to producing an 11-minute pilot.
Studio Killers 404 synopsis: Thrown into cyberspace and left fending for their very existence, Cherry and the Studio Killers are building an army of LGBTQ+ positive, misfits and outliers, on a quest to overthrow the Evil Algorithm, a deepstate-like organization that is destroying the internet and erasing all it’s weird wonders. Style battles, a war between cats and porn, a whole planet dedicated to taco memes – there’s so much to explore and save! Cherry’s using her unique power of style to bring the ‘love’ back!