Augenblick Studios, the animation studio behind classic gory cartoons Superjail, Ugly Americans, and Wonder Showzen, is turning to Indiegogo to raise funds for the production of THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY, a new R-rated animated feature film with hellish undertones.
“Horror is my favorite genre. It gives me pure happiness”, says Aaron Augenblick, the film’s director and founder of Augenblick Studios. “I watch way more slasher movies than cartoons! That’s why I was so psyched to put a ton of horror and ultraviolence into The Adventures of Drunky.”
With nearly half of the film set in Hell, Augenblick drew inspiration from filmmaker Clive Barker and painter Hieronymus Bosch to create his version of the Underworld.
“There’s only so much you can get away with on TV, and I’ve been fortunate enough to really push those boundaries,” says Augenblick. “But with an independent film, anything and everything is on the table. It’s a thrill for me to flex my horror muscles.”
THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY follows a barfly named Drunky (Sam Rockwell), who finds himself in the middle of a cosmic bet between God (Jeffrey Tambor) and the Devil (Steve Coogan) over the fate of the Earth. With his life destroyed, Drunky must rescue the girl he loves (Nina Arianda) and traverse the horrific landscapes of Hell to save the world. Assisting Drunky on his quest are an alley cat (Tyler The Creator) and a sherpa demon (Dave Attell). The supporting cast includes Noel Wells, Abby Elliot, John Leguizamo, Jon Glaser, Jay Pharoah, James Adomian, Larry Murphy, Rachel Butera, and Randy Pearlstein.
In exchange for funding this Indiegogo campaign, there are a number of horror-themed perks for backers: Dave Attell will curse you (or your enemy); Steve Coogan will provide a handwritten list of his favorite devil films; or animators will draw you into the movie as a demon. Campaign donors who pledge $666,666 will be award edeternal damnation. The Indiegogo campaign runs for 30 days from April 26th–May 26th.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY CAMPAIGN PAGE, CONTRIBUTE, AND SNAG SOME HELLISH PERKS!
The film is directed by Aaron Augenblick. Producers include Lisa Thomas and Kris Wollinger of Augenblick Studios, along with James Belfer and Daniel Shepard of Cartuna. Peter Lengyel and Adam Belfer are executive producers. The script was written by Aaron Augenblick and Aaron Bergeron. The campaign video features original animation by Augenblick Studios with voiceover by Jeffrey Tambor and Tyler the Creator.
Augenblick Studios is an animation studio located in Brooklyn, NY. Opened in 1999 by Aaron Augenblick, the company has created a wide variety of content for film, television, and the internet. Notable productions include Ugly Americans (Comedy Central), Wonder Showzen (MTV), Golan the Insatiable (Fox), and Superjail (Adult Swim). Their short film Golden Age was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, and won the grand prize for best film at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Augenblick Studios is one of the leading independent animation companies in the world, well known for their unique brand of adult cartoon comedy.
Cartuna is a digital media brand focused on animated comedy for adults. Founded by Adam Belfer, James Belfer, and Daniel Shepard, Cartuna will be premiering 11 original series beginning in spring 2016. Cartuna recently produced the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize Winner NUTS!, which sold to Amazon Studios. Cartuna was a participant in the 2015 Art Basel Miami Beach, curating an international animation showcase at Mana Contemporary’s Urban Arts Project. Cartuna is based in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
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