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APESHIT (and other cool shit) in 2009

Posted in news, screenings with tags , , on January 1, 2010 by apeshitcartoon

CrashCam Films & CrashToons year in review.

First off, thanks to all y’all for your help and support in making 2009 such a great year!

Admittedly, we’ve been posting more of the smaller updates on our Facebook pages as opposed to “official” blogs for our multitude of ongoing projects.

Here are the Facebook pages, if you wanna buddy-up:

CrashCam Films:

CrashToons (including APESH!T, Platypus Rex and more):

Hell on Wheels:

Rock Opera:

Total Badass:

And for you Twitter-heads:

So what went down over at the CrashCam Films / CrashToons Global HQ in Austin, TX this year of 2009? Behold:

The bulk of elbow grease went into the new feature doc, “Total Badass.” It’s nearly finished and crazy-fun (more info below). We also completed a re-write of the feature-length script for the dark comedy “The Down Side.” Slamdance Script Coverage Service raves about the Down Side “Hilarious and gut wrenching. Pure Storytelling genius!“ On top of that, we finished the story for the new narrative feature “Reign in Blood,” and are now fleshing out the script with hopes of shooting it mid ’10.

Here’s a project-by-project breakdown of what went down this year:

Total Badass

Total Badass is the new feature documentary about my buddy (and notorious sex-fiend, writer-publisher-singer-trashcan-jumper, rabble-rouser and man-about-town) Chad Holt. From May of ’08 through June of ’09 we shoot the new doc. We quickly moved into post-production in the late summer and, as of today, are about 98% through with the edit. The movie is NUTS! You’ll surely be hearing about it a lot in the near future. and


Through most of 2009, we were screening the pile of ‘toons we made in ’08. We screened “Spanish Lessons with Chupacabra Volume 7: Conversational Spanish” at SXSW. Various APESH!T ‘toons screened at LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Animation Block Party (in both NYC and Austin). And a mound of creatively curated CrashToons unspooled before the Rock Opera 10 Year Anniversary screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in October.

Online, we host all the ‘toons at And a few ‘toons even popped up on Playboy Magazine’s site,

As for new ‘toons, 2009 was a tad sparse. We were pretty busy finishing up the filming and editing of the new feature doc, Total Badass. But we did complete a new one called “Platypus Rex’s ABC-Hole.” And it’s crazy-fun. ABC-Hole is featured on the CrashToons home page, so swing by and check out the 28 seconds of hilarious and educational fun. and the ‘toons at

Hell on Wheels

We released the doc through IndiePix ( in late ’08, and it was such a blast that IndiePix re-released it in Feb! Double the fun! And then, we launched the doc on SnagFilms (, where it remains as one of the highest rated docs on the site! You can also catch the flick on Netflix and on Xbox and even on iTunes (

The great reviews continued to pour in over 2009. Check the Facebook page ( for links to many of these reviews. We also got a big plug from Texas Monthly magazine ( and we landed on the homepage for

We screened Hell on Wheels in several cities in ‘09, including but not limited to theatrical screenings in Austin, Asbury (NJ), Sacramento, Boston, a fest screening at CineSol Film Festival in McAllen, TX, and even a university screening at The Southwestern University Feminist Studies Program with filmmakers Bob Ray and Werner Campbell and skaters Electra Blu (TXRG) and Smarty Pants (TXRD) in attendance for a lively and enlightening post-screening Q & A.

Hell on Wheels landed on a couple of those end-of-decade lists care of The Onion’s
A/V Club:,36275/, and a “Best Documentaries of the Decade” list: and

Rock Opera

Holy poop! We had our ten-year anniversary screening of Rock Opera at the Alamo Drafthouse in October with after party at the Highball featuring a Voltage and Pocket FishRmen reunion. If you were there, you rocked! If not, you missed out on some FUN! and

CrashCam Films



Whew! So there ya have it, the year in rewind. We promise lots more far-out, and raucous flicks in 2010. Keep up to date by signing up for the email newsletter ( or palling around with the Facebook pages, if ya prefer.

Once again, thanks to everyone who helped make 2009 such a fruitful and fun year. We cannot do all this alone, and are really appreciative of your help and support. Best wishes in 2010!

Hugs and Happy New Year!

Bob Ray & the CrashCam Films / CrashToons team


APESH!T and other CrashToons cartoons on

Posted in news with tags , , , , on March 31, 2009 by apeshitcartoon

Big News!

Playboy and CrashToons double-team for hilarity!!!

That’s right, swing over to: to catch the first glimpse of APESH!T on

Playboy just re-launched their web site and it now features some fantastic adult animation (i.e. Family Guy, Adult Swim, South Park style humor, not porn (there’s plenty o’ nakedness on the rest of Playboy’s site, so not to fret)).

Part of this fantastic batch of toon-mayhem are some CrashToons ‘toonage! The first one to go live is APESH!T Butter Face. Over the next several weeks, look out for another APESH!T and three Platypus Rex episodes. If all goes well, we’ll be making more ‘toons for Playboy very soon. So please swing by and check it out and watch it a million times! Here are some more links of interest:

more SH!T is coming (and some old SH!T too)

Posted in new SH!T, news, random SH!T with tags , , , , on January 3, 2009 by apeshitcartoon

Happy New Year to all!

Some early info about what’s in store for 2K9:

Playboy teams up with CrashToons!!!
Starting January 20th, you’ll be able to catch episodes of APESH!T and Platypus Rex on the Playboy website.  Word is, there’s gonna be a big ol’ re-launching of the Playboy site, and lil’ ol CrashToons is gonna be a part of it.  Cool, huh?

So, yeah, we’ll be making more CrashToons pretty darn soon.

Here’s a look back at what we managed to accomplish in 2008.

CrashToons (Platypus Rex, APESH!T, CrashToons Presents, etc.)
We launched CrashToons:
APESH!T (two new episodes)
Platypus Rex (seven new episodes)
CrashToons Presents (Chupacabra’s Spanish, Puppies vs Kittens, etc.)

APESH!T screened at the South by Southwest film fest and at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles.  The Platypus Rex episode “Hymenoplasty” screened at the Austin Film Festival and Platypus Rex & Bob Ray won the Third Annual 2nd Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest.  On top of that, several CrashToons cartoons screened before features at the ’08 incarnation of Fantastic Fest!

Other CrashCam Films / Bob Ray news:

Bob Ray is the Best of Austin! The Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Issue proclaimed Bob Ray 2008’s Best Emergent Filmmaker.  Pretty sweet.

Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell! (redux) played on the Slamdance website and screened in the International Panorama section of Anilogue International Animation Festival in Budapest

In March, Bob Ray was a music video judge for South by Southwest film festival.

Blogs, blogs, blogs.  We launched blogs for all out projects:
CrashCam Films:
Hell on Wheels:

So, adios 2K8.  Hello 2K9.

APESHITty-ish ‘toons here!

Posted in random SH!T with tags , , , , on October 31, 2008 by apeshitcartoon

While y’all wait for us to find some cashola and get a new APESH!T off the ground, enjoy these crazy ‘toons from the makers of APESH!T:

the lowdown on the new ‘SH!T

Posted in random SH!T with tags , on October 31, 2008 by apeshitcartoon

So we have three APESH!T cartoons already recorded.  They’re all kinda long.  Like 8-11 min each.  One of them (“Fart Genie in a Bottle”) has already been storyboarded.  But the animation part awaits.  That’s the part that costs real money.  So when we find that cash, we’ll get the new APESH!Ts into production.  If you wanna send us a boatload of loot and/or know bigwigs that wanna fund a SH!Tty ‘toon, have em drop us a line.

We’re gonna work it from our end as well with trying to locate and ejaculate the proper penises in order to get this ‘toon some TLC.

Hey! Show your rich Aunt these clips and see if she wants to invest in the magical world of animation:

Dick-slap-happy! The new APESH!T is pecker-licious!

Posted in new SH!T with tags , , , , , , , on August 27, 2008 by apeshitcartoon

Who loves cock?  The brand spanking new APESH!T episode “Pecker-pine” has more cock than you can shake a cock-shaped stick at.  We just posted the new clip and it’s patiently waiting to defile your eyes.  Watch it at your own risk.  NSFW.  Beware and all that.

Watch APESH!T “Pecker-pine” at:

APESH!T’s Bob Ray won the Second Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest!

Posted in news, random SH!T with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2008 by apeshitcartoon

That’s right!  Last night The Onion, Austin Film Festival and Cap City Comedy Club held the Second Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest and we blew them away!  Sure, some other jerk won the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest (being held simultaneously), but Bob Ray (armed with his cartoon “Platypus Rex in: Hymenoplasty”) totally took the gold in the silver medal competition of the Second Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest!  We rule!



Due to technical jargon and insider-speak, the official word is that Bob Ray is the “runner-up” in the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest, but for anyone with half a brain, it’s clear that Bob totally won the shit out of the Second Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest.  Totally, totally won that shit!


Not impressed yet?  Well wait, there’s more: Austin has 1.5 million people and we’re assuming all of them are filmmakers.  So by coming in as “runner up” in the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest, Bob Ray officially a waaay funnier filmmaker than 1,499,999 other filmmakers calling Austin home.  Suck on that 1.499999 million mofos!


Swing on by and revel in our glory and watch the funniest cartoon ever: Platypus Rex in: Hymenoplasty at