A first look at Nicholas Brendon's new character!
As Nicholas mentioned in his audioblog last week, we’re happy to offer you the first glimpse of Super Cat, as well as a letter from the show’s creator, Ben Thompson. But first, the legalities: All items are copyright Ben Thompson. Please do not reproduce on other sites.
Now, the letter:
Hello all, Ben here. Jacqui asked me to write up a bit of information about my new series, Super Cat. Well, what to say, really? For starters, as everyone here probably already knows (the only reason why Jacqui would ask me to write anything up) is I’ve asked Nicholas Brendon to be the star. He voices the character Super Cat, a lazy Super Hero who hates his sidekick. More specifically, his sidekick (SpongeBob’s Tom Kenny) is not only disliked by the show’s namesake, but also not wanted. Bill Winkey (a.k.a. sidekick) is simply a neighborhood pest that follows Super Cat out on his capers, and usually ends up cherry picking the victory … stealing all of the kitty’s much-wanted glory and limelight.
The two main characters, Super Cat and Bill Winkey, are tied together by Super Cat’s gardener, Gus the Elk, played by new actor Wes Wlasiuk.
The pilot is currently in preproduction, and we are hoping to get a proper budget from Cartoon Network this February…ish. Send them a message saying we want to see Super Cat!
A few last things to mention. Nicky has just been officially made a writer on the show, joining the ranks of myself, Brad Berglind and Jim Morrison (you heard me hippies!) And if things go well, we’ll be making an appearance at Dragon Con this September in Atlanta. The artwork I’ve given Jacqui to post had been beautifully created by Ken Sims II, a man of great talents, and little recognition.
I may post up a clip from the pilot, depending on what my lawyer says.
If anyone has any other questions, please feel free to email me at SuperCatTheShow@gmail.com.
I hope everyone likes the show!
Click the poster for a link to a larger image:
In the pilot, Super Cat takes on Evil Cow:
And here’s a view of Super Cat in action — click the sketch for a larger image: