The stop-motion toy-centric and supremely hilarious sketch show ‘Robot Chicken’, which was created in party by Seth Green (‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’) and airs on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block of shows is about to make comic book fans very happy. Back in 2007, the ‘Robot Chicken’ gang skewered the Star Wars franchise with the aptly titled ‘Robot Chicken: Star Wars’ episode. That episode went on to gain three Emmy nominations. Not too shabby for a show about talking toys.
Now, according to Deadline, ‘Robot Chicken’ is primed to do the same to the superheroes and villains of DC Comics. ‘Robot Chicken’ co-creator Matthew Senreich said of the special episode:
“Having been raised on DC Comics and the Super Friends vs. Legion of Doom, it’s exciting to tell a whole Robot Chicken story within this awesome universe. We’ve been working with (DC Entertainment chief creative officer) Geoff Johns for over 15 years, so playing together on this special only made it more fun to work in the worlds we all love so dearly.”
The voice cast for the episode is also shaping up quite nicely. So far, we’ve got show regulars Seth Green and Breckin Meyer as Batman and Superman respectively. Also providing voices are: Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens (Riddler), Neil Patrick Harris (Two-Face), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Megan Fox (Lois Lane), and Alfred Molina (Lex Luthor).
The ‘Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special’ will be produced by the newly founded Stoopid Buddy stop-motion animation company. No release date has been set for the episode.