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Friday, May 08, 2009

Titan Maximum

Here I am, taking a personal day to go see the new Star Trek movie today, but before I hit the road, I just want to take a minute to talk about the new production from the makers of Robot Chicken.

The guys behind one of the funniest cartoons on the planet are getting ready to give us a new stop-motion animated comedy cartoon. It's called Titan Maximum. And I'm loving the premise so far.

In the distant future, humankind has colonized the entire solar system. Saturn's moon of Titans is defended by a group of teenage fighter pilots whose vessels combine to form a giant robot called Titan Maximum. And when of their own goes rogue and tries to conquer the solar system, they must set out to apprehend him.

If it sounds kind of familiar, that is because they've taken their inspiration from such class anime as Voltron, Robotech and Battle of the Planets. But that's where the similarities end.

Says co-creator and head writer (and former Twisted ToyFare Theatre writer) Tom Root: "All these shows revolve around a group of young people who hold the fate of the universe in their hands. In reality, that would end horribly. That last thing you want when a bunch of giant monsters attack is a group of teenagers defending you. Titan Maximum is about what would actually happen if a group of idiot teenagers were put in charge of a 6-story robot."

Root created the show with fellow Robot Chicken writer Matthew Seinrich. Robot Chicken creator and producer Seth Green will be producing and voicing the villain. The voice cast includes such Robot Chicken regulars as Brekin Meyer, Rachel Leigh Cook, and Dan Milano. The writing staff even includes current comic book legend Geoff Johns.

No word yet on when it'll premiere.

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