Back in October, Comedy Central ordered an animated anthology series from Robot Chicken producers Alex Bulkey and Corey Campodonico called TripTank, and the network has now confirmed that the half-hour series will begin its eight-episode run on Wednesday, April 2nd at 10:30pm. Some of the voice talent includes Bob Odenkirk, Larry David, Natasha Leggero, Chris Parnell, Fred Willard, Ellie Kemper, Zach Galifianakis, and Kumail Nanjiani, with a range of animation by artists who have worked on The Eric Andre Show, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Portlandia, Ugly Americans, and more. Click here to watch a sneak peek episode.
Comedian and Best Show on WFMU host Tom Scharpling has broken into voice acting. He's playing a regular character on the new Cartoon Network Steven Universe, which premiered on Monday. The show follows a young boy working with a team of intergalactic female warriors to protect the universe, and Scharpling voices his dad, Greg Universe, a heavyset balding man with long hair in the back. Scharpling's character shows up in the back half of the first episode, which you can check out here.
Scharpling previously voiced a character on an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but this is his first regular job on an animated show. After [...]
With Futurama on the way out, Comedy Central has a new animated comedy in the works. THR reports that the cable network has commissioned an animated pilot called Moonbeam City. The pilot will be executive produced by Will Gluck, director of Easy A, and written/created by Scott Gairdner (pictured), a former writer/director for Funny or Die who is currently on Conan's writing staff. Moonbeam City is an absurdist riff on '80s crime dramas following Dazzle Novak, a dumb, handsome undercover cop who is desperate to avoid solving crimes. Gairdner, creator of web series like Tiny Fuppets and Clip Cup, surely has some amazing stuff cooked up for [...]
Taking a break from staring at each other's perfectly symmetrical faces in platonic awe, Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock join And Then There Was Gordon, an animated series co-written by Reynolds and Allan Loeb for Fox. Sort of an inside-out Allen Gregory, Gordon focuses on "an ordinary child surrounded by his prodigy siblings and brilliant, but neurotic mother," allegedly played by Bullock. Having already portrayed a socially awkward genius in All About Steve, at least we know that Sandra is capable of…good god, just so, so much more than All About Steve.
Sadly, Daniel Tosh's Brickleberry is not a flavor of limited-run ice cream like I'd momentarily thought. My brain, constantly trying to find delicious ways to get rid of my teeth, will be disappointed. Instead it's his new animated series for Comedy Central, wherein Tosh will executive produce, as well as lend his voice to "a group of dysfunctional park rangers tasked with saving their fledgling national park from closure." So many open bear traps, so many unsuspecting genitals, so little precious, precious time.