Here’s some good news! A little while back, Nick Cross posted a pilot he animated for Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan‘s PIG GOAT BANANA MANTIS! The cartoon was produced for Nickelodeon, and we all got to see it because the network had finally passed on the project. It looked like a candidate for our “Greatest Cartoons Never Made” bin, but it seems that all the attention paid to it online has the folks at Nickelodeon rethinking their decision. In an interview with Vice Magazine about the project, Ryan commented: animator Nick Cross posted the original cartoon on his site where it got a really positive response. I think this made Nickelodeon rethink their decision and they decided to revive the project. So now we are going back into development to try and make it work.
The rest of the interview is pretty great too, so go read it.
Thank you, internets.
I love how the producers had to read peoples positive comments to realize this show just might be awesome.
You’d think it would be a shoe-in just from watching he pilot.
It begs the question… Why did the show NOT look like a potential winner to them in the first place.
-I’m guessing because it looked “different” and “different” doesn’t always equal guaranteed money back situations like “the same old junk” kind of show does.
Kudos to the creators and kudos to Nick and Nic.
Show looks great