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Seth Green and ROBOT CHICKEN team partner to launch stop-motion animation studio

Seth Green’s Robot Chicken team have joined forces with Budy System to launch a new studio. Deadline reports that Green and Matthew Senreich’s Stoopid Monkey Prods (creators/executive producers of Emmy-winning animated series Robot Chicken) are partnering with Buddy Systems’ John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner to launch Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. The studio is set to be a stop-motion animation production facility for their joint and individual animated projects, which will be produced under the new company’s banner. The studio will also host outside stop-motion animation projects.

Their first production will be the sixth season of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken and the shows tribute to the characters in the DC Comics universe. This means that ShadowMachine Films, the producere of the series, will no longer be involved in it. The shows 100th episode airs January 15.

Stoopid Monkey and Buddy Systems first collaborated earlier this year when they launched the YouTube live-action-meets-stop-motion animation show, Stoopid Monkey. Towner and Harvatine started as animators of seasons 2 and 3 of Robot Chicken before founding stop-motion production company Buddy System Studios four years ago. The company has had pilots set up at MTV Networks and Disney XD. Green and Senreich are also very busy. They consult for Lucasfilm’s animated Star Wars comedy series, produce online reality show www.ControlTV.com and serve as executive producers on Adult Swim’s Titan Maximum.

This sounds like a smart partnership. It will be interesting to see what type of other projects come out of the studio. What is your favorite stop-motion animation show or movie?
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