Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Powerlines: From the Artists at Powerhouse Animation

Powerhouse Animation is now in the book business! Many of our talented Powerhouse artists have teamed up to create Powerlines, a book of original art including digital, oil on canvas, quilting, and even graphic novel.

Thanks to our very own Chris Beaver for heading up this effort and putting everything together. We are really excited by how it turned out!

Here is a sneak preview of some of the art included in Powerlines:
Kellan Stover

Stephanie McCrea

 Sam Deats

Come by our booth at the Austin Wizard Con this weekend to check it out. Books will be on sale at the convention, as well as on our website coming soon. We only printed a limited quantity so grab yours before they're all gone. Thanks again to Chris and AusTex Printing for all the hard work in bringing this idea to life!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

We're Making a TV Pilot!

The Powerhouse crew is very excited to announce that we will be working on an animated pilot for the beloved Irish comedy Mrs. Brown's Boys! This project has been in the works for a while and this week we finally met with the MBB team to kick it off.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Mrs. Brown's Boys-- it is a wildly popular BBC sitcom featuring acclaimed Irish comedian and radio host Brendan O'Carroll. The show, which just completed its second season and is in production on a third, has won an impressive array of awards including the 2012 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for best comedy series, as well as best actor for Brendan.

The show also won the award for Best Comedy Show at this year's UK TV Choice Awards and has been growing in popularity ever since it debuted on the air in 2011.

Back in March, Brendan and his team announced that they would be taking their quirky cross-dressing comedy to the next level with an animated series: "Brendan O'Carroll's Mrs Brown creation goes global in comic cartoon caper." I think it goes without saying that Powerhouse is thrilled to be brought on board as the studio to bring their vision to life!

We can't wait to get started on this project and are really grateful to be included in what we are sure will be a tremendous success.

For more information on Mrs Brown's Boys, check out the website as well as the number of hilarious clips that are available online... and then order your copy of Season 1 and the soon-to-be-released Season 2 on DVD!

Thanks to Stephen and Leo for taking the time to come visit us this week and get things rolling. We are so happy to be a part of the Mrs Brown's team!