Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken will follow up its highly successful DC superheroes specila from last year with a second DC special that focuses on DC’s supervillains. The half-hour special, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise is set to premiere on April 6th (11:30/10:30C), and follows them ‘from the swamps to the sky to the beach, where they finally face a mind-boggling threat to their very existence!’
The cast includes regulars Seth Green, Alex Borstein and Tara Strong, as well as some serious guest talent including: Alfred Molina, Sarah Hyland, Clancy Brown, Giovanni Ribisi and Breckin Meyer. For more, follow the jump to the press release.
Robot Chicken Delivers New Super Powered Special and Season
New DC Comics Special Premieres on April 6th at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Robot Chicken has fun with the DC Comics universe once again with the highly anticipated Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise half-hour special on Sunday, April 6th at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. Season seven of the Emmy Award®-winning series kicks off one week later.
The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise returns the DC Comics universe of characters back into the twisted talons of the Emmy Award®-winning Robot Chicken. This time around, the villains take charge of the narrative, and their unpredictable tale takes them from the swamps to the sky to the beach, where they finally face a mind-boggling threat to their very existence! The all-star cast includes Seth Green as Batman and Robin, Zac Efron as Superboy, Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor, Sarah Hyland as Lex Luthor’s daughter Lena, Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern, Alex Borstein as Wonder Woman, Clancy Brown as Gorilla Grodd, Giovanni Ribisi as the Joker, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn, Breckin Meyer as Superman, plus Hugh Davidson, Matthew Senreich, Clare Grant, Zeb Wells, and Kevin Shinick as the narrator.
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 head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root are joined by season 7 writers Matthew Beans, Rachel Bloom, Mikey Day, Mike Fasolo, Brendan Hay, David Phillips, Erik Weiner and Wells.
Robot Chicken season 7 will feature voice talent from Chris Pine, Max Greenfield, Zac Levi, Jordan Peele, Keegan Michael Key, Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara, Rob Corddry, JK Simmons, Kyle Chandler, and many, many more!
The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise is executive produced by Stoopid Monkey’s Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, Buddy Systems’ John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner along with DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. Animation’s Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs Sam Register. The special is also directed by Green. Head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root and co-producer Kevin Shinick are joined by season 7 writers Matthew Beans and Mike Fasolo, as well as Davidson, Green, Johns, Senreich, and Wells.
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go!, as well as the forthcoming The Tom and Jerry Show and Mike Tyson Mysteries. WBA also produces original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block in the U.S. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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