The new web series, “The Brave and Handsome Squad,” shows you don't need to be Disney or Nickelodeon to launch a cartoon into ass-kicking action.
The new webseries “The Brave and Handsome Squad” shows you don't need to be Disney or Nickelodeon to launch a cartoon into ass-kicking action! The Brave and Handsome Squad aims to launch it's first season on the internet via crowdsourcing, a first for Scottish animation.
Scotland has always been a centre for budding young independent animators, and series creators David B Cooper, Michael Sloan and Chris Thorburn are looking to expand that love of cartoons to the rest of the world, via a ten-part animated series. The increasing popularity of web series, along with the ability to fund a smaller budget series via crowd-funding, is making that a reality, and puts the control in the hands of creative minds everywhere.
The series concerns a group of unlikely superheroes, struggling to save the world around them as they deal with their menial lives. They may not always save the day, but they'll try their hardest even if that still isn't that great.
The rise of internet distribution allows more unusual, quirky projects such as this one to find an audience, which can only mean good things for the animation and web video communities.
The production team recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the series' completion. The first episode is available for viewing, with the aim of completing more soon.
Source: Perpendicular Universe Productions