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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: http://www.facebook.com/CrashCamFilms

CrashToons (including APESH!T, Platypus Rex and more): http://www.facebook.com/CrashToons

Hell on Wheels: http://www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie

Rock Opera: http://www.facebook.com/RockOpera

Total Badass: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Total-Badss/117590408128

And for you Twitter-heads: http://twitter.com/crashcamfilms

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.

www.TotalBadassTheMovie.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Total-Badss/117590408128

CrashToons

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 www.CrashToons.com. And a few ‘toons even popped up on Playboy Magazine’s site, www.Playboy.com.

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.

www.facebook.com/CrashToons and the ‘toons at www.CrashToons.com

Hell on Wheels

We released the doc through IndiePix (http://www.indiepixfilms.com/film/hellonwheels) 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 (http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/hell_on_wheels/), 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 (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMovie?id=333912438&s=143441)

The great reviews continued to pour in over 2009. Check the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie) for links to many of these reviews. We also got a big plug from Texas Monthly magazine (www.texasmonthly.com/2009-10-01/hollywoodtx.php) and we landed on the homepage for Moviefone.com.

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:
http://www.avclub.com/austin/articles/10-overlooked-austin-movies-of-the-00s,36275/, and a “Best Documentaries of the Decade” list: http://boomerbust-scooter63.blogspot.com/2009/12/top-documentaries-of-decade.html

http://www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com and http://www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie

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!

http://www.RockOperaTheMovie.com and http://www.facebook.com/RockOpera

CrashCam Films

http://www.CrashCamFilms.com

http://www.facebook.com/CrashCamFilms

CrashToons

http://www.CrashToons.com

http://www.facebook.com/CrashToons

Twitter: http://twitter.com/crashcamfilms

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 (http://crashcamfilms.com/index1.htm) 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

Playboy.com has some pussy… platypus, I mean

Posted in news with tags , , on April 20, 2009 by apeshitcartoon

New “Platypus Rex” CrashToons cartoon on Playboy.com!!!!

A brand NEW episode of Platypus Rex is now live on Playboy.com. APESH!T is already enjoying the thrill of being a Playboy cartoon (and the perks are perky!), and now the feisty platypus gets his debut.

So PLEASE swing on by the site and peep the ‘toons and leave a comment:

APESH!T:
http://www.playboy.com/articles/playmation-nation-butterface/index.html

Platypus Rex:
http://www.playboy.com/articles/playmation-nation-platypus-rex-half-mile-high-club/index.html

Please leave a comment as it’s very helpful to us and will help us be able to make more ‘toons for Playboy. it’s FREE to watch AND free to leave a comment!!!

Step 1: Watch, Laugh, Type
http://www.playboy.com/articles/playmation-nation-platypus-rex-half-mile-high-club/index.html
Watch the ‘toons, laugh, type in a comment and hit “submit”

A little pop-up box will inform you “Before your comment will be added, you will need to login”
Click the “Login” button.

Step 2: “Community Access”
The next page says:

“Playboy.com Login
Please login below to continue. Cookies must be enabled to login.
No account? For community access click here. For nude content, Join Now.”

Click the “For community access click here.” Button.

Step 3: Fake ID
You made it t to the Free Registration page!

Fill in a “name,” “password,” and “email” address***
<<< NOTE: you do NOT have to use your real name and email addy if you don’t want to. They don’t verify that it’s a valid email address.

Once the info is filled out, click “Get Free Access Now!”

This will take you to another page that has a huge button that reads: “Click here to return to previous feature.

Click that mofo and, pow! DONE! Way to help a friend out!

Simple, eh?

Now that you are logged in, pretty-please go leave a comment on the APESH!T page: http://www.playboy.com/articles/playmation-nation-butterface/index.html

Now, if enough folks love the APESH!T and Platypus Rex, we’ll get to make more. That’d freakin rule!

Thanks a bunch!
-bob

APESH!T and other CrashToons cartoons on Playboy.com

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: http://www.playboy.com/articles/playmation-nation-butterface/index.html to catch the first glimpse of APESH!T on Playboy.com

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:

http://www.playboy.com
http://www.playboy.com/humor/index.html
http://www.playboy.com/humor/play-mation-nation/index.html

http://www.CrashToons.com

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?  www.Playboy.com

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

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:  http://crashcamfilms.wordpress.com/
Hell on Wheels:  http://hellonwheelsmovie.wordpress.com/
CrashToons:  http://crashtoons.wordpress.com/
APESH!T:  https://apeshitcartoon.wordpress.com/

So, adios 2K8.  Hello 2K9.

www.CrashCamFilms.com

www.CrashToons.com

www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com

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:

www.CrashToons.com

www.crashtoons.wordpress.com

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: www.CrashToons.com