Childrens author, Michael P., and illustrator, Doug DUG1 Cunningham have teamed with startup animation house, Rebel Static, for a groundbreaking new hip hop cartoon based on the critically acclaimed childrens book, TURNTABLE TIMMY (Last Gasp Publishing).
The musical comedy crusade will consist of 90-second short films with full-motion animation, and debuts this summer on www.turntabletimmy.com. The micro-series will detail the exploits of Turntable Timmy and his crew, The Arrowtown Rockers, as they due battle with a corporate crook, Chip Staka, and his conniving cronies, in an attempt to save hip hop from the clutches of wackiness. Timmy and his crew must use the power of the 5 Elements and stay true to themselves to be able to combat the evil forces in the music industry.
The series was created out of the necessity to educate the youth and bring forth awareness regarding the foundation of hip hop culture, said Michael P., Through modern technology, we have the ability to produce and distribute, to a worldwide audience, our visions and interpretations regarding the current state of the culture.
Turntablist, Mike Relm, has also been tapped as music director for the series. His turntable skills are a valued asset to the Rebel Static team, said exec producer, Otto Grajeda, When the question was asked, what producer do we get to perform the task of sound engineer for the series, only one name came to mind, Mike Relm. Hes an amazingly innovative producer, as well as a dope DJ. I sure he will bring a lot to the series in terms of audio quality and style.