RTX Animation Heads Into Final Space
TBS animated comedy leads lineup including Austin-made Seis Manos
By Richard Whittaker,
12:00PM, Wed. May 1, 2019
Get ready to blast into comedy orbit: Local online leviathans Rooster Teeth has just added a sneak peek panel for TBS's SF comedy Final Space to the lineup for RTX Animation, taking place within their larger RTX Austin conference this summer.
The festival-within-a-festival (running July 5-7 at the Fairmont Austin) highlights the best in cutting-edge modern animated entertainment. Today the RT team has announced that Final Space series creator and voice talent OIan Rogers (best known as knuckleheaded spaceman Gary Goodspeed) will be talking about his cult show and screening an exclusive first look at Season 2.
Of course, it wouldn't be RTX without some homegrown talent, so get in line now for the Powerhouse Animation panel. Hot off the success of their Castlevania adaptation (which originally premiered at RTX 2017), this year the team will be debuting Seis Manos, their original martial arts series for Netflix.
Also added today is a panel on Amphibia, the upcoming series from Disney Television Animation, about a young girl who finds herself transported to a magical marsh (if that doesn't raise your interest, then let's add that it comes from Gravity Falls alum Matt Braly, who will be bringing writer Jack Ferraiolo, plus exclusive footage).
That's not the end of the roster: also announced today as joining the list of panelists are Workaholics' Blake Anderson, who'll be talking about Adult Swim's stoner swords and sorcery comedy Tigtone; the team from the streaming channel Neebs Gaming; the developers behind eight-leged pizza delivery game Octopie; plus animation houses Lowbrow Studios (Hedgehog for Hire), Animeme Studios (the "Yo Mama" online shorts) and Studio Yotta (best known for the video for Rick and Morty x Run The Jewels jam "Oh Mama"). That's after earlier announcements including online institutions like How It Should Have Ended, Cyanide and Happiness, Frederator Studios, and Titmouse.
RTX Austin and RTX Animation Festival, July 5-7: tickets and info at www.rtxevent.com.