Clay-based stop-motion series chronicles the strangely relatable lives of suburban anthropomorphic blobs.
Quibi has just announced it has greenlit Gloop World, a new clay-based stop-motion series from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios; the show is created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty), who developed the project alongside John Harvatine IV (Crossing Swords) and Eric Towner (Buddy Thunderstruck). Harvatine will executive produce and direct the show.
Gloop World chronicles the absurd, but strangely relatable lives of anthropomorphic blobs, roommates Bob Roundy and Funzy as they navigate a malleable, clay-mated suburbia and outskirts of Gloop World.
“Gloop World has been a dream of mine to make for almost seven years,” Roiland said. “A tactile clay animation show with a mysterious, weird, and expansive world and really fun characters, fingerprints and all. I couldn’t have done this without the folks at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, who understood exactly what I meant when I wanted the clay animation to have an imperfect approach, where you can see the animators in the work. I want the Gloop characters to feel like you can reach into your phone and grab them yourself. Can’t wait to share this weird silly show with the world!”
“Ever since I first saw Gumby, I was fascinated with clay as a medium,” Harvatine added. “Gloop World is funny, and it’s innovative, and Quibi is the perfect home for this show.”
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Towner and Chris Waters will also serve as executive producers on the project.
Quibi, the short-form mobile video platform founded in 2018 by Jeffrey Katzenberg, is led by CEO Meg Whitman, the former president and CEO of Hewlett Packard. The company has raised over $1 billion in venture capital and plans to launch in the U.S. on April 6, 2020.
Source: Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.