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Stoopid Buddy Creates Stopmo Trailer for Ubisoft’s ‘Toy Soldiers’

‘Robot Chicken’ creators Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners with Ubisoft to create a hybrid stop-motion live-action launch trailer for ‘Toy Soldiers: War Chest.’

San Francisco – Ubisoft has partnered with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the award-winning studio behind Robot Chicken, and Sony Crackle’s upcoming SuperMansion with Bryan Cranston, to pull off a first-of-its kind concept for the launch trailer for Toy Soldiers: War Chest. Toy Soldiers: War Chest is a fast-paced mix of tower defense and action gameplay that allows players to recreate imaginative battles in two versions, Hall of Fame and standard, which are available now on PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows PC in North America.

The trailer concept is a hybrid stop-motion, live-action gameplay combo where viewers witness an imagined battle played out in a world where the highly-trained special mission force, code name: G.I. JOE led by Duke and the Masters of the Universe army led by He-Man join newcomers to the toy box Cobra Commander and Assassin’s Creed’s Ezio in an epic battle between nostalgic action figures.

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is the award-winning animation company founded and run by Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner, and home to some of the finest talent in all of animation. The company is widely known for creating highly unique visuals and telling character-driven stories with an uncanny sensibility. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is behind a diverse slate of commercial, digital, TV and feature projects including season eight of Adult Swim’s four-time Emmy-winning series Robot Chicken and Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship is Magic, both of which are currently in production; Sony Crackle’s digital series SuperMansion starring Bryan Cranston, which is currently in production as well; Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid stop-motion, live-action animated feature Superbago; a BRATZ digital series for MGA Entertainment; Denny’s web series The Grand Slams; and Mattel’s WWE Slam City, just to name a few.

“We’re big fans of Ubisoft and honored to have the opportunity to work on the official game trailer for their upcoming Toy Soldiers: War Chest action game,” said Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founder Eric Towner. “We love classic action figure brands and strategy defense games so we couldn’t be more excited for fans to see this trailer.”

 “Our unique style of creativity combined with Toy Soldiers’ gripping game content makes for an epic live action, stop-motion animation battle,” added Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founder John Harvatine IV. Fans are going to experience nothing they’ve seen before. We had a lot of fun reimagining the characters and giving them a taste of our own personality and humor. Gamers are going to enjoy this one!”

“We wanted a trailer that would showcase the bold personalities of iconic characters like G.I. JOE and He-Man,” said Adam Novickas, vice president of marketing. “Stoopid Buddy Stoodios was the perfect group to bring Toy Soldiers: War Chest to life with their keen sense of humor and expertise in stop-motion animation battle.”

Source: Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.