Offering a refreshing departure from typical monster stories, Lincoln Butterfield Animation will debut R.I.P. M.D. at next month's NATPE '09 Market & Conference. The new animated series concept, which takes a comical look at the real-life problems of monsters, comes from veteran animation producer Mitch Schauer, creator of THE ANGRY BEAVERS. NATPE attendees interested in snagging a first look at R.I.P. M.D. may visit the Lincoln Butterfield booth (#612).
Schauer said, "When you look at the issues people face in every-day life, wouldn't the same hold true in the monster world? I mean, who doesn't have problems? In R.I.P. M.D., monsters get hurt, sick and depressed just like humans, and this series finds humor and a fun protagonist to help them."
R.I.P. M.D. follows the adventures of Ripley Plimpt, an ordinary boy whose life turns upside-down when he discovers that monsters are not only real, but are also in need of his unique services. After he finds and repairs the broken wing of a tiny vampire bat, he is accepted into the monster world as friend, confidant and protector. To monsters around the world, Ripley simply becomes known as R.I.P. M.D. -- Monster Doctor!
R.I.P. M.D. joins Lincoln Butterfield's growing catalogue of animation projects in development, including the tween properties TAN (distributed by PorchLight Ent.) and NIT: NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTIGATION TEAM (debuted at MIPCOM in October), and mature titles VENTURE PROBE and WHEN IN ROME. Each of the company's five properties offers the potential for multiplatform extensions, such as publishing (comics and children's books), broadband, mobile and feature films.
NATPE 2009 will take place January 26-29, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.