Joshua Bowen and Peter Burton Launch Animated Adult Comedy Web Series Goodwin vs. Badwin
Press Release by Style 5
Co-creators Joshua Bowen (Style 5) and Peter Burton (Former Development Executive, Adult Animation 20th Century Fox) are excited to announce the launch of the animated adult comedy web series, Goodwin vs. Badwin.
The series follows the relationship between polar opposite twin brothers, Goodwin (the good twin) and Badwin (the bad twin) from their stint as womb mates to the politically incorrect and surreal adventures they share growing up in the world around them. The show was created in association and made possible by Flinch Studios and Loogaroo. The series will be distributed by Mondo Media, the largest distributor of online animation for teens and young adults, and the first of six, 2-3 minute episodes that will be available on YouTube starting on January 18th, 2012.
"We are all really excited about partnering with Mondo Media. We believe that Mondo's unique ability to create and distribute compelling animated comedy has made them a one stop shop for the ever-growing teen and young adult audience that consumes web content," says co-creator Joshua Bowen.
"We're always on the hunt for the hottest, new animated comedy to share with our YouTube subscribers, who are nearly a million strong," says Aaron Simpson, Mondo Media's VP of Development. "Goodwin vs. Badwin has that blend of hysterical writing mixed with strong production values that we look for, and we're very excited to be able to host the premiere of this series."
While many producers may have trouble justifying the financial realities of a web based business model, co-creator Joshua Bowen believes that now, more than ever, is the best time to produce adult animated web series like Goodwin vs. Badwin. Co-creator Peter Burton notes that, "the great thing about the digital space is that there are few barriers to entry making the medium more accessible than conventional broadcast platforms."
About Style 5:
Style 5 is a boutique animation studio. It is a collective of talented artists, designers, animators, writers and producers, specializing in 2D animation for web, commercials and film. Style 5 believes that animation is a form of art; timeless and ever evolving like film, dance and music. Style 5 prides itself on pushing the boundaries of animation.
Flinch Studio is full-service Animation and Broadcast Design studio, boasting an impressive client base and a diverse portfolio of animated shorts and interactive content. Some of their commercial and branding clients include Pepsi, Supercuts, Microsoft and Mark Cuban. We've created cartoons for Tim Burton, Adam Sandler, 20th Century Fox, Yahoo Music, Gracie Films and Warner Bros. as well as smaller, local market entities and agencies.
Loogaroo has produced over 20 million dollars in animated content in the last 12 years. Shows like Three Delivery, Skunk Fu!, Garth & Bev, Happy Tree Friends and digital content for Family Guy. Loogaroo's track record speaks for itself they have delivered shows to broadcasters including, Canal +, BBC, A&E, Nickelodeon, MTV, YTV and CBC.
About Mondo Media, Inc:
Mondo Media is the leading distributor of animation for teens and young adults on the Internet. The company generates over 70 million monthly video views across its YouTube channel, owned and operated sites, and syndication network. Mondo Media's library is comprised of animated shorts-based series including Happy Tree Friends, Dick Figures, Dr. Tran, Baman Piderman and Gundaar. Mondo Media's revenue is derived from a combination of online advertising, off-line media licensing and merchandise licensing. Mondo Media is based in San Francisco with offices in Los Angeles.