Robot Chicken and iam8bit studios team up for the third consecutive year with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios for the Robot Chicken Art Show, this time highlighting the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise. Artists from Robot Chicken and DC Entertainment (plus special guests) will display their work with all proceeds benefitting OPCC's Turning Point, an interim housing program that tailors services to the needs of homeless individuals to rebuild their lives and end their homelessness for good.
Robot Chicken uses stop motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The Emmy Award®-winning series began airing in February 2005 and remains among the top-rated original series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who also serve as executive producers along with their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner. Green and Senreich also write, voice and with Zeb Wells, direct the multiple Annie Award-winning series.
Robot Chicken production manager Laura Allen promises, "I have seen some of the pieces and the amount of work that is going into the art is phenomenal. We have 60+ artists who are submitting art and I know it will be a great event for a great charity. We are all very excited to be a part of this fun event."
The staff of Robot Chicken and DC Entertainment will exhibit their work at iam8bit studios in Echo Park at 2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. The exhibit will be Friday, March 28, 7pm to 11pm. All proceeds from the show will benefit OPCC's Turning Point. The exhibit will preview and celebrate the upcoming April 6th premiere of the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise.
About Turning Point
Turning Point, an interim housing program at OPCC, tailors services to the needs of each person to help them rebuild their lives and end their homelessness for good. Through key services such as housing, mental health and medical care, substance abuse treatment and assistance in obtaining income, Turning Point aims to improve the self-sufficiency of the most vulnerable in our community. And we're having great success: 95% of individuals housed by Turning Point are never homeless again. Compare that to the national average, where only 65% of people housed actually stay housed.
About Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
At Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, collaborators and clients are encouraged to participate in the production process and visit the facility, which houses full-sized Winnebagos acting as conference rooms and picnic tables as a nice place to grab a bite. Other projects include College Humor's Dinosaur Office, stop-motion animated segments of Spy vs. Spy for MAD from Warner Bros. Animation for Cartoon Network, YouTube's Stoopid Monkey channel and the upcoming 7th season of Robot Chicken, Adult Swim Übermansion with Bryan Cranston, pilots at Disney XD and Adult Swim, a feature project at Sony Pictures Animation, and a second Robot Chicken/DC Comics Special. They most recently used traditional stop-motion animation to realize the intricate end credits of the box office smash film THE LEGO MOVIE, which is notable for being one of the largest and most intricate stop-motion Lego animations ever attempted.
Founded in 2005, iam8bit is a creative production company that refuses to be pigeonholed, having crafted unique and memorable experiences for a broad spectrum of brands like Nintendo, PlayStation, Disney, MTV, Activision, Universal, Capcom, Interscope, Warner Bros., Machinima and countless others. These attentively cultivated experiences come in many forms — from events to one-of-a-kind mailers to commercials and films. In addition, iam8bit is currently developing several original IPs for feature, TV and digital distribution. The company is co-owned by Jon M.Gibson and Amanda White, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.