Jan 3, 2013, 6:24 PM
Los Angeles-based animation studio Smash5 Studios announced Thursday the release of its new animated Web series, titled Hell Yeah!!
Jesus and Satan co-star in "Hell Yeah!!" series
The show centers around Satan as he manages hell and tries to get his old job back in heaven. "Satan is a down-and-out guy who lost his place at Jesus & Co. and is forced to live with a bunch of a*** in hell," stated writer-director Sam Yousefian. "He's always trying to get back, but things never really work out for him.
"The latest episode includes a visit from the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the outrageous Pastafarian space pirates. For those who are unaware of Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, let us tell you it's worth a Google search if you want a good laugh!"
Smash5 has released the first four episodes of the series on YouTube, with additional episodes of Hell Yeah!! and the upcoming Chicken Strips being released throughout 2013.
Unlike most 2D animated shows on the Internet and television, Hell Yeah! is animated in a relatively new way. The characters are rigged with bone structures, and are animated and controlled much like 3D characters.
The final result is a 2D character that can be animated by any animation artist, regardless of drawing skills. Smash5 is releasing tutorials and templates for anyone interested to download and learn from.
Hell Yeah!! also offers interactive experience through personalized response videos that allow viewers to interact with show creators, characters and submit photos and questions for future videos. Smash5's first response video featured Jesus and Satan speaking directly to specific viewers and thanking them for subscribing to the Smash5 Youtube channel.
Individuals looking to learn more about the Hell Yeah!! web series, future programs or animation services should contact Craig Ginsberg at (855) 823-2749.
Founded in 2007, Smash5 Studios caters to entertainment and advertising projects. Smash5 is expanding to create original content exclusively for Internet distribution and will be releasing multiple projects throughout 2013.
"Oh boy." -- Allan Sherman
(This post was edited by eminovitz on Jan 3, 2013, 6:24 PM)