Here’s a trailer for the upcoming HBO series Animals from Starburns Industries (who also make Ricky and Morty for Adult Swim). The animation reminds of first season of Archer (which got better after the third season) but the jokes are humorous and it seems to have a good voice cast. I’ll definitely watch it!
Here’s a great sum up from Peter Sciretta’s review over at Slashfilms
Animals might be the weirdest, craziest, most interesting television show in a long time. The new HBO show feels like someone took a funny clever animated short film from the Sundance Film Festival and adapted it into a television series. The result feels like nothing else on television.
Starburns Industries (Ricky and Morty) has a Stop Motion feature film due out this year called Anomilisa and while I can’t really tell much of what the film is about, I like the style. I particularly like that they didn’t bother to cover up the seams of the characters faces. What do you think?
Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of “How May I Help You Help Them?” is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life. A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman (SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK) and Duke Johnson (“Community” episode, Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas), this stop-motion animation wonder features the vocal cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis and a stirring strings-based score by Carter Burwell.