Cartoon FAILS, a new animated web series from Break.com, is destroying all of your favorite classic cartoons, one at a time, starting with Transformers. I had the opportunity to ask Andy Signore, Break’s Lead Creative For Original Content, a few questions about the fun new series. Watch the first episode and check out what Andy had to say below.
The first episode of the Cartoon FAILS series, Transformers FAIL, has already had a pretty good response since it was added to the site last week with just over 288,000 views at the time this post was written. The video has also amassed an addition 13,400 views on YouTube over the last couple of days. Haven’t seen it yet? Check it out for yourself right here:
I asked Andy a little bit about the inspiration behind the new Cartoon FAILS series. He told me, “What’s great about our Break Originals, is that it allows us to test all types of short form concepts, where we can use our user base as a real time focus group. We’re really happy with how quickly this first video has caught on with our audience, and it inspired us to do more. Each episode is going to be short, clever animated pieces that address: “what if cartoons actually did this or that?”. The answer will always be something entertaining!”
I was also curious about how these animations were being made. Were they using footage from the original cartoons or animating everything from scratch. Andy said, “Yes, these will all be animated from scratch, spoofing the original content. No actual footage will be used. We’re working with the always amazing LowBrow Studios on all the animation.” All I can say is, wow. LowBrow Studios did an amazing job with the first episode–it looks just like an original Transformers episode–and I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store.
Speaking of what they’ve got in store, I asked Andy what cartoons we can look forward to seeing Break destroy in future episodes of Cartoon FAILS. He said, “We’ve brainstormed a bunch of really fun ones, but next up is the Jetsons. We’ll be hitting many more classic cartoons in the coming months!! As always the best way to keep in track of the this show is to either subscribe to our Facebook or our new BreakOriginals YouTube channel!”
What do you think about the concept of Break’s latest animated web series? What cartoons would you like to see them destroy?