Ultra City Smiths on AMC+
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken, Crossing Swords, M.O.D.O.K.) surely know how to use stop motion animation with creepy dolls and toys. Now with Ultra City Smiths, these animated series enter into the detective crime noire genre with a bit of humor. And they use the creepy baby dolls as their stars.
Here’s the official synopsis for the series:
The Ultra City Smiths story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. The series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate. Two intrepid detectives follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.
The voice cast includes Damon Herriman, Bebe Neuwirth, John C. Reilly, Melissa Villasenor, Alia Shawkat, Tim Heidecker, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Debra Winger, Tim Meadows, Terry O’Quinn, Hana Mae Lee, Luis Guzman, Jason Mantzoukas, Chris Conrad, Sunita Mani, Caleb McLaughlin, Kurtwood Smith, Julian Barratt, and Tom Waits.
AMC+ had a [email protected] virtual panel for San Diego Comic-Con International with featured series creator, writer, co-director, and showrunner Steve Conrad and co-director David Brooks along with cast members Jimmi Simpson, Debra Winger, Luis Guzman, Hana Mae Lee, Tim Heidecker, and Chris Conrad.
During the presentation, they dropped a new Comic-Con trailer for the animated series.
The first two episodes of the series are already available on AMC+ streaming service with subsequent episodes dropping weekly, every Thursday.
Watch the Comic-Con trailer of Ultra City Smiths below. Let us know what you think of it.
Also, check out the full virtual panel from [email protected] below.