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Fox Orders Stop-Motion Holiday Special from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

The irreverent (really?) show, written by Tom Root, will debut this coming winter as part of the network’s ‘Not So Silent Nights’ programming.

FOX Entertainment has just ordered a stop-motion holiday special from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the Emmy Award-winning company founded by Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner. The all-new, “irreverent” special is being written by Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken head writer and executive producer Tom Root and will premiere next winter on the network as part of its “Not So Silent Nights” holiday-themed programming.

In true Stoopid Buddy Stoodios fashion, the “visceral, action-packed hour of holiday insanity” will feature classic holiday icons, including Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, who come together with brand-new minor mascots from Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving and even Daylight Savings Day.

“I truly love this project and we couldn’t ask for a better partner than FOX, since they’ve consistently been a leader in high-quality, provocative and subversive entertainment,” Green noted. “We are very excited to make what we intend to be both a nostalgic and modern holiday classic.”

Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, FOX Entertainment, commented, “FOX has a long and valued history with Seth as an actor, due largely to his fantastic voice work as Chris Griffin on Family Guy. But Seth and his partners at Stoopid Buddy have created best-in-class stop-motion animation as well, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to grow this relationship. It also builds on our commitment to create holiday programming, and with Seth’s innate understanding of our company’s irreverent brand, we’re looking forward to a seasonal special that, simply put, could only air on FOX.”

“As kids, we looked forward to holiday programing all year,” Root added. “Our goal is to give grown-ups like us – fans of FOX animated shows with sick senses of humor – a holiday program worth watching after the kids are in bed.”

The special will be produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and FOX Entertainment. It will be directed by John Harvatine IV; Seth Green, Harvatine, Tom Root, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner will serve as executive producers.

Source: Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

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