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WATCH: Red-Band Trailer for Titmouse’s ‘Nerdland’ Feature Arrives

Titmouse Animation Studio’s R-rated animated feature written by Andrew Kevin Walker and directed by Chris Prynoski is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 14.

Sausage Party isn’t the only R-rated animated film featuring A-list voice talent audiences will see this year.

One of the entries on the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival slate is Nerdland, the adult animated feature that opens the festival’s Viewpoints competition.

Titmouse Animation Studio has teamed up with a talent pool led by Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt for the 2D animated feature written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) and directed by Metalocalypse producer Chris Prynoski. The star-studded supporting cast also includes Hannibal Buress, Mike Judge, Molly Shannon, comedy-folk duo Kate Micucci & Riki Lindhome, and more.

With a Hollywood backdrop, the story centers on two bests friends, an aspiring screenwriter (voiced by Oswalt) and an aspiring actor (Rudd), who make a last-ditch effort to achieve fame before they hit their 30th birthdays.

Here’s the red-band trailer -- courtesy of Variety -- which features plenty of profanity, strip club action and other adult situations for a couple of losers ready to skyrocket to fame:

Here’s the Nerdland synopsis via the TIFF website:

Aspiring actor John (Paul Rudd) and would-be screenwriter Elliot (Patton Oswalt) are two LA dudes approaching their 30th birthdays without yet becoming the megawatt superstars they know they were meant to be. In a town built on who you know (and who knows you), the ambitious duo will set out on an all-day journey through their all-star rolodexes to make it big by the end of the night.

The first feature from animation house Titmouse, Inc. whose brainchildren include ‘Metalocalypse,’ ‘Moonbeam City’ and ‘Superjail!,’ Nerdland is a hallucinatory Hollywood road trip told in an appropriately bold and distinctive animation style. Featuring an army of comedy cameos including Hannibal Burress, Larraine Newman, Mike Judge, Kate Micucci & Riki Lindhome, Venture Brothers’ Jackson Publick, Molly Shannon, Charlene Yi, and Paul Scheer, this is an R-rated cartoon comedy about celebrity, excess, and two showbiz nobodies with a plan to become famous—or even infamous—no matter what…

Sony’s Sausage Party, starring Seth Rogan, made a big splash at SXSW with a work-in-progress screening earlier this year and is set to arrive in theaters on August 12, 2016. The 2016 Tribeca fest runs April 13-25, with the world premiere screening of Nerdland set for April 14.

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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.