Golden Age Premieres on Comedy Central's MotherLoad
NEW YORK, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Age is the first adult animated series to be produced by a major television network for broadband. Comedy Central has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which will premiere weekly on their broadband channel, MotherLoad.
Golden Age is an animated dark comedy revealing the shocking true stories of the world's strangest cartoon characters. Each episode uses a whirlwind blend of mixed media to satirize classic cartoons from the past. The first episode follows the scandalous career of Jerome, the gumdrop from the movie theater refreshment cartoons that played before movies in the 1950s. "Marching Gumdrop" kicked off the series May 8, 2006 (http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload).
Golden Age was created and directed by Aaron Augenblick at Augenblick Studios. The series was written by Aaron Augenblick and Tim Harrod and features original music by Bradford Reed.
Augenblick Studios is an independent animation studio based in Brooklyn, NY. One of the first studios to embrace the use of Flash, Augenblick Studios has coupled beautifully crafted, hand-drawn animation with subversive content to create a brand new breed of adult cartoon. Augenblick Studios is responsible for the animated content on MTV2's cult hit Wonder Showzen. For two seasons Augenblick Studios has worked closely with creators John Lee and Vernon Chatman to create the nightmarish cartoons of Wonder Showzen, including a heroin-shooting Bible, a canine gynecologist named D.O.G.O.B.G.Y.N. and one young girl's journey into her own reproductive system. Augenblick Studios also produced the animation for Comedy Central's Shorties Watchin' Shorties.
Aaron Augenblick began his professional career working at MTV Animation on such television shows as Daria, Cartoon Sushi and Downtown. In 1999, he founded Augenblick Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The studio has produced a wide variety of works for television, film and the Internet. Clients include MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. In addition to commercial projects, Augenblick Studios has produced a string of critically acclaimed independent short films. Ramblin Man (2000), Drunky (2001) and Plugs McGinniss (2003) have been seen at film festivals throughout the world, including Annecy, South by Southwest, Florida and Slamdance.
Tim Harrod is currently a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He was a writer for The Onion for six years, garnering the 1999 Thurber Prize for American Humor for The Onion's New York Times best-seller Our Dumb Century. He was also a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman.
Bradford Reed is a member of King Missile III ("Detachable Penis," "Jesus Was Way Cool") and was a regular musician for the Blue Man Group. Reed is the official musician of Augenblick Studios, scoring numerous projects throughout the years. He has also created music for Cartoon Network, Sundance Channel, NBC and Spike TV.