The wait is finally over – Human Resources season 1, the show we have been working on, produced entirely during the pandemic (remotely), launches today! It’s all about the monsters – we get to see more about their lives, their jobs (and clients), and all their coworkers (and the associated work drama of course).
It’s probably our best looking season yet, and the one we are most proud of. We loved making this series and hope everyone who watches, enjoys it as well.
It is a very tough thing to make a new series, so I want to show some love for everyone who made this show come to life…
Big shout outs and thank you to the Human Resources crew – phenomenal writers and script team, killer dialog editors, the powerful director crew, an amazing storyboard team, the ninja animatics editors, our fleet of expert timers, beastly design teams, our talented comp department, an absolutely badass production team, our eagle eye checkers, the unstoppable accounting crew, and our last line of defense – the incredible post editorial commando group. I could not imagine a better team I would want to have made this series with. You guys made this all happen!
Muchas gracias to all our teams at Margarita Mix making this show sound the best, to our relentless recording engineers, the fantastic crew at Light Iron, and of course our hard working overseas animation crews at Yeson and Yearim making some outstanding animation.
Appreciation to Kevin and his team at Chromosphere for designing / building a stunning main title sequence.
Thank you thank thank you to our incredible partners and execs at Netflix getting us what we need, all the brass at Titmouse who clear the way for us every week of production.
And a big big BIG thank you to the Executive Producers / creators of this show – Mark, Jen, Andrew, Nick and Kelly – they are the best EPs in the biz! Lastly, thanks to Anthony Lioi – the magic man, and the guy who makes all this animation sparkle and come together. I would have thrown in the towel years ago without that guy.
I could keep going – it would be an endless sea of thank you’s. So many people worked to make this show come together. Without rambling on – thank you to each and every one of you guys – big love, appreciation and gratitude that you were there with us on the journey make this amazing series.
Human Resources Season 1 came out today! Watch it on Netflix! Enjoy!
Last week Netflix released the full trailer for our new Big Mouth spinoff series – Human Resources! It’s hard to believe the series is almost here – we are a little under two weeks away from the premiere.
New humans, new monsters and we finally get to see what life is like for a hormone monster (and all the other monsters) working at the office. And yes, the hormone monsters can be gross to work with in an office environment.
The cast this season is amazing – we were very lucky to get to work with such incredible talent (you will see a slice of some of them in the trailer).
Shout out to our crew who absolutely killed it and worked together to make an unbelievable series we are all very proud of. Enjoy the trailer!
Finally, we can talk about this…Here is a look at our new show we have been working on for almost two years – the Big Mouth spinoff, Human Resources! This teaser does a good job explaining a little bit of the nonsense that is the Human Resources series.
If you ever watched Big Mouth wishing you got to see more of the monsters, then this will be right up your alley.
The cast on this show is unbelievable! Randall Park is Pete the Logic Rock (the Easter Island looking guy) and one of my favorite new characters.
Check out the trailer – this has been a labor of love for all of us – entirely produced remotely (from our collective homes) during the pandemic.
Human Resources season 1 – Coming to a Netflix near you March 18!
Lots of animation is happening all over town in LA right now – largely due to Netflix and Amazon, but also now some significant / worthwhile work is happening at TBS.Clearly they are investing in animation trying to channel some of the momentum Futurama and American Dad brought to the network.TBS is launching four new, original animated shows – Final Space, Close Enough, Tarantula and The Cops.That is a big buy in for a cable network that has not traditionally specialized in animation.
Since these shows are on cable (vs broadcast tv), I’m hoping the execs can let ’em breathe a little, take some risks and try things out.All things considered, Final Space and Close Enough seem like fairly safe bets.I’ve seen a few great space show pitches over the years from really talented creators – it’s an area that still feels largely untapped (with the exception of Futurama). JG Quintel’s show is sort of a family comedy sitcom but grounded in a very JG sort of way.Both are approachable (despite being a little fringe / weird) and both make sense from a content buy standpoint for TBS.
The new Louis CK / Albert Brooks show The Cops is probably the most linear bet out of the group, but knowing Louis CK, it will push some boundaries.There is not a lot that Louis CK or Albert Brooks does that won’t be doused in social commentary and challenge some status quo nonsense.Sounds like a lot of Rick and Morty board guys are coming back to Starburns to work on this. It could definitely be a solid show based on the talent they’ve lined up, but we haven’t seen much from it yet.
Tarantula though – that’s the wild card.It is created by Carson Mell, who wrote for Silicon Valley, and also is the creator of some really weird / cool animated shorts.Looks like the series is based on his animated Tarantula shorts he made a few years ago. It’s about the adventures of a tattoo artist and the other inhabitants of a hotel in the desert.The clip they showed at SDCC is kinda far out for TBS (in a good way I hope).
In the clip (which is mostly animatic, but has some animation), these guys move around a giant magic mushroom and the psychoactive bits get into their bloodstream triggering a series of trips that seem more at home in a JJ Villard short than an 8pm Fox show.It’s ambitious and weird and I dig it.
Maybe this means TBS is trying to get into that primetime / Adult Swim hybrid-niche space.I hope so – there’s room in that area to make more great animation.
Who knows – it’s just a SDCC clip, but it looks like TBS is trying something different, and that’s a good thing.Even with Final Space and Close Enough, TBS is going after a more indie animation vibe, rather than chasing straight primetime sitcom (Seth / Groening style) animation.
TBS is obviously taking some risks here – on the actual content and making a big four series bet on animation trying to compete with Netflix / Fox / FX / etc.I hope all these shows do well – I like seeing networks trying new things (and I like seeing friends employed).It means more gigs and more (hopefully good) animation out in the wild.
Final Space is being made out at Shadowmachine, Close Enough at Cartoon Network Studios, The Cops at Starburns, and Tarantula over at Rough Draft.
I’ve included links below to the original pilot for Final Space, the SDCC Close Enough trailer, one of the Tarantula shorts (and the SDCC clip if you haven’t seen it).
What do you think about TBS buying all these shows? Think they have a chance?
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