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Trailer for JUDGE DREDD: SUPERFIEND; An Animated Web Series

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:45 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Earlier this week, we got a teaser trailer for producer Adi Shankar‘s unofficial Judge Dredd animated miniseries, Judge Dredd: Superfriend.  Today, the full trailer has landed online along with four images as well.  This online animated miniseries, written and directed by The Junquera Brothers, looks irreverent and madcap, and I’ll be interested to see how fans of the original comics take to it. The miniseries premieres on October 27th.

Shankar provided his two reasons for wanting to do this series:

dredd-miniseries-poster-404x6001. The “Bootleg Universe” is about viewing things through a fresh lens.  I wanted to do something that played up the satirical tone of the Judge Dredd comics, an anti-establishment British comic about post apocalyptic America.   Furthermore, I’m not going to bootleg my own thing and do it in live action … I’ll save that for Dirty Laundry 2.

2. I personally love cartoons, so I wanted to mimic the look of 90’s MTV, “Ren & Stimpy,” Liquid Television, with a dash of “ReBoot” and juxtapose that with the trademark violence found in everything I have done.  When I was younger all of your favorite comic book sci-fi anti-hero characters had an animated series, X-Men: The Animated Series, Ultraforce, WildC.A.T.s, Savage Dragon, and even Youngblood got close … so in that tradition this is Judge Dredd’s foray into ultraviolent kids animation!”

He also provided this episode breakdown:

  • Episode 1: Judge Sydney
  • Episode 2: The Angel Gang
  • Episode 3: Judge Death
  • Episode 4: Rico & Vienna
  • Episode 5: In Death We Trust
  • Episode 6: Dredd vs Death

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