WELCOME

Posted by Von Kreep On 2:04 PM 0 comments
Greetings Monster Kids!
And welcome to the new MONSTROVILLE blog site. In the coming months we'll be adding lots more updates on the 5 min stop-motion short, currently in pre-production. In the meantime, please feel free to explore our past, and present development artwork.

These are very exiting time for SWAMP APE STUDIOS. Going from a 2D Flash show, to Stop-Motion is very exiting. We've been getting in contact with some very talented artists who have been working on the Stop-Motion industry for awhile, and are donating their free time to help get the short made, this way we can pitch it to various studios in hopes of getting the feature film picked up.

Enjoy!

Von Kreep
Producer/Director

CAST

Posted by Von Kreep On 3:31 PM 0 comments
TOM KENNY AS BARON VON GHASTLY 

In addition to voicing the lead role of “SpongeBob” in the Nickelodeon’s hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, Tom Kenny is also familiar to Nick viewers as the voices of “Dog” CatDog and Heffer on Rocko’s Modern Life.  His additional television voice work includes “Lumpus the Moose” on Camp Lazlow and “Eduardo” on Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.  He is also a regular cast member on the animated series Super Robot Monkey Team, My Gym Partner is a Monkey, Handy Manny, Futurama, Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls and as  “Happy” on Fox’s animated series Sit Down, Shut Up. His voice talents can also be heard on the new educational series for PBS, “Wordgirl and he  also voices the villain Zilius Zoxx on Warner Brothers' upcoming "Green Lantern" animated series, produced by the illustrious Bruce Timm.

Tom’s voice talents can also be heard as various robots in “Transformers-Revenge of the Fallen,” and as Rabbit in the upcoming feature film, “Winnie the Pooh.”

Kenny was a regular cast member of HBO’s critically acclaimed sketch program Mr. Show with Bob and David and appeared as the office loser “Persky” on Just Shoot Me.  He has also guest-starred on The Drew Carey Show, Brotherly Love and Unhappily Ever After.  Kenny creeped out audiences as the evil “Binky the Clown” in the cult film Shakes the Clown and starred with his wife (Jill Talley) in the Smashing Pumpkins’ award-winning video for their song “Tonight, Tonight.”

In addition to his voice work, Tom  has appeared  on such television shows as Premiere Blend,Comic Strip Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brian, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

An aficionado of old blues, jazz, country and rockabilly music, Kenny occasionally moonlights with his band, performing songs from his extremely obscure record collection.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jill, son McKinley and daughter Nora. 


CLANCY BROWN AS GEAR/MECH GEAR. &  EL PHANTASMO

Bio coming soon...
In the meantime, be sure to visit Clancy's web site: http://www.clancybrown.com


APRIL STEWART AS ELSA VON GHASTLY

Photo & Bio coming soon... 
In the meantime, be sure to visit April's web site: http://www.aprilstewart.com

QUINTON FLYNN AS EDWARD VON GHASTLY  
Photo & Bio coming soon... 








ABOUT

Posted by Von Kreep On 6:17 PM 0 comments
THE SYNOPSIS: 

Don’t let your kids follow the trail of candy through the haunted woods. Past the old Jack Hill Graveyard they’ll find MONSTROVILLE, where all Halloween Candy is made!
Edward Von Ghastly lives in this haunted seaside with his mechanized sidekick, Gear. Together they navigate his home town filled with monster, zombies, witches, ghosts, ghouls, werewolves, and all the things that go bump in the night: Gruesome greasers, headless specters, monsters from outer space, pirates, and mad scientists.

Speaking of mad scientists, Edward’s father is the mad scientist Baron von Ghastly. He and his family reside in Von Ghastly Manor atop the second tallest hill overlooking Monstroville and the root beer sea. They make a creepy brand of candy for Monstroville’s beloved holiday, Halloween. No one, not even the Baron, knows how long Von Ghastly’s have been making "Ghastly Gruesome Goodies" in their factory on Spook Hill, but its a long time. And the candy is the cat’s meow! They’re the bee’s knees (Which is also one of their secret ingredients!). They’re really very good.

But some of the Baron’s experimental confections have been known to come to life and wreak havoc upon the town below! Its up to Edward and Gear to save the day!
One day Edward will be in charge of candy-making at the old factory, but until that time he must protect Monstroville from every manner of seen and unseen menaces (In a town called “Monstroville” there’s bound to be many!) and worse, mediocre candy produced by his family’s most unscrupulous rival, El Phantasmo and his wife Satana. Their ho-hum candy making facility is located in an old abandoned amusement island park and they vow to crush his number one candy making rivals, the Von Ghastly family!

Welcome to Monstroville!

Monstroville is a Flash animated cartoon for kids of all ages. We're currently working on the short pilot that will serve to help pitch a Monstroville as a series. If you dig Mad Monster Party,  & The Nightmare Before Christmas, than you'll want to see Monstroville get made!
 

This indie production is a labor of love, and the entire cast and crew is donating their time, and talents so that the series can see the light of day.

THE CREW:

* Creator/Producer/Director - Von Kreep
* Art Director - Jeremiah Alcorn
* Music Composer - Gregory Hinde (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy). 
* Writers - Von Kreep, Carolyn Lawrence, and Levi Wilson
* Animation Supervisor - Kris Boban
* BG Layout/Location Supervisor - Joshua Gay
* BG Painting Supervisor - Drake Brodahl
* Character Designer - Dave MacDougall
* BG Layout/Location Artist - Aleksandar Prohaska
* Prop Designer - Darren Ward


Professor Ludvig Von Helmet

Posted by Von Kreep On 5:58 PM 8 comments

Here's a rough design by Owen for the upcoming pilot. Our monster town's Kreepy King of Kustomizers, Professor Ludvig Von Helmet. Of course as always in Monstroville fashion I needed to pay homage to my Kustom Kulture childhood hero's George Barris, and Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

Candyland BG

Posted by Drake Brodahl (pumml) On 4:26 PM 4 comments

Drake/Pumml here. This is a background I just finished painting for the short. Done in Photoshop, but trying to capture that traditional look. Also, I was asked to shoot for that Willy Wonka feeling and think it's got the right vibe. Art Direction by Miah Alcorn. BG design by Josh Gay and clean-up by Jesse. Hope you like!

Edward Von Ghastly turnaround

Posted by Von Kreep On 5:04 PM 0 comments
Hey kiddies! Here's our star Edward Von Ghastly's turnaround, by our Flash character library builder Carlos PĂ©rez.

Also don't forget to check out the Monstroville IndieGoGo donation page that I'm spearheading to help get the project made!

Opening Sequence Pt. 1

Posted by Von Kreep On 7:33 PM 5 comments
Hey monster kids!
It's been awhile since we've posted anything new, so here's a sneak peek of our opening sequence from our new Spanish storyboard artist Javier Salvador.

Enjoy!
Von Kreep

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