The Animated “TTT” That Never Was

8 Apr

Adventure Kermit

During my time as a Video Editor at Wizard Entertainment, I created five Twisted ToyFare Theater animated shorts which were all based on previously-published strips from the print magazine. Our sixth animated TTT was going to be an original one, though: An Indiana Jones parody starring The Muppets. Unfortunately for the project, I was laid off (along with the rest of the Wizard video department) before I could finish it. I thought that I’d at least release a bit of the progress I had made on it, and perhaps one day I’ll even finish it! (Probably not.)

I believe the writers involved included Adam Tracey, TJ Dietsch, Justin Aclin, Jon Gutierrez, and Zach Oat, but there may have been more, I can’t remember. As a lifelong Muppet fan, I was very excited to work on this. The script had some great gags, like Indiana Frog running away from a legion of wild Koozebanians, the Swedish Chef wielding his cleavers a la the Cairo Swordsman that Indy shot, and a dead Rizzo the Rat (poisoned by bad dates.) There was also this gem:

KERMIT: “Throw me the whip!
LEW ZEALAND: “I only throw fish!
KERMIT: [looks into camera with scrunched up face]

The scene I was most eager to work on was an Ark of the Covenant recreation, though. We had Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, his assistant Beaker and Gonzo the Great as Toht and two German soldiers, respectively, and just the audio alone of those guys screaming as their faces melt/blow up still cracks me up. Speaking of the audio, EVERY CHARACTER’S VOICE was provided by Zach Oat in this episode, he just nailed every one perfectly. It really is a shame I never got to finish this, but at least I can publish the little bit of video I had completed, along with the full audio track here to showcase Zach’s awesome performance. Just close your eyes and imagine the fun Muppet-mation that could have been…

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  1. Casting Internets | UnitedMonkee - April 26, 2013

    […] talked about my pal Alex Kropinak’s blog before, but it’s worth mentioning it again to bring up an animated TTT from our ToyFare days […]

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