Animation Domination HD
Building on its more than 20 years of animation domination, Fox Broadcasting Company created the ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF unit to oversee the development and production of alternative animated series, shorts and user-adapted material for its brand-new late-prime animated programming block and new digital multi-platform network. Led by former Adult Swim executive Nick Weidenfeld and producer Hend Baghdady, the unit develops and produces original animated shorts and series to run both on air and online, extending across platforms such as Web, mobile apps, game consoles and Video on Demand.
In its debut season, ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF will feature a number of new quarter-hour animated series, including:
AXE COP (Saturdays, 11:00-11:15 PM ET/PT):
Operating on only two minutes of sleep a night and fueled by a diet consisting solely of birthday cake, awesome superhero AXE COP (Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation”) and his loyal partner, FLUTE COP (Ken Marino “Childrens Hospital,” “Party Down”), unleash their unique brand of vigilante justice on bad guys everywhere. The series’ ensemble cast includes Megan Mullally (“Childrens Hospital,” “Will & Grace”), Patton Oswalt (“Young Adult,” “Ratatouille”), Rob Huebel (“Despicable Me”), Peter Serafinowicz(“Shaun of the Dead”) and weekly guest stars such as Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”), Jared Harris (“Mad Men”), Michael Madsen (“24,” “Reservoir Dogs”), Raymond Barry (“Justified”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Revolution”), rapper Tyler, The Creator and Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad”). AXE COP was created and written by Malachai Nicolle (age five) and his brother, Ethan Nicolle (age 28). It was developed for television by Nick Weidenfeld and Judah Miller (AMERICAN DAD). Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser (“Drawn Together”) serve as executive producers.
HIGH SCHOOL USA! (Saturdays, 11:15-11:30 PM ET/PT):
HIGH SCHOOL USA! is for mature audiences only. Join the super-positive, millennial students of HIGH SCHOOL USA!, as they confront all the unique challenges of growing up in a modern world. Led by the painfully naiive and always upbeat MARSH MERRIWETHER, there is nothing these kids can’t put a positive spin on, from cyber-bullying to pill-addiction to embarrassing texting incidents. The satirical, edgy animated series examines the absurdities of high school life and features an all-star cast including Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”), Mandy Moore (“Tangled”) and comedian Nathan Barnatt. HIGH SCHOOL USA! is created, written and executive-produced by Dino Stamatopoulos (“Community,” “Mr. Show,” “TV Funhouse,” “Moral Orel”).
LUCAS BROS. MOVING CO. (Premiering 2014):
The stand-up comedy of New York-based identical twins – and television newcomers – Kenny and Keith Lucas (The Lucas Brothers) gets animated. After their uncle dies and leaves them his old van, the twins start a moving company called Va¢ation Boy$. Their customers are often apprehensive to hire such a scrawny duo, but the brothers like to remind them that that’s why God made two of them. A day that begins simply by moving a bed down the street may lead to the threat of city-wide catastrophe, resolved only with the help of a once-famous ’90s wrestler. No matter what happens around them, KENNY and KEITH always remain totally, bizarrely unfazed. LUCAS BROS. MOVING CO. is created, written and executive-produced by Kenny and Keith Lucas.
GOLAN THE INSATIABLE (Premiering 2014):
GOLAN THE INSATIABLE is the story of a mighty godlord from an alternate universe who arrives in the small town of Oak Grove, where his only friend is a 10-year-old goth girl named DYLAN. Together they fight the boredom of suburban life. GOLAN is Dylan’s ideal playmate and constantly urges him to destroy and wreak havoc on the town that makes her so miserable. GOLAN THE INSATIABLE is created by television newcomer Joshua Miller, and developed for television by Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser. Miller, Silverstein and Jeser serve as executive producers.
Nick Weidenfeld and Hend Baghdady serve as executive producers on all ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF series.