Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge
|Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge|
|Also known as||Cheyenne Cinnamon|
|Created by||Dave Willis
|Written by||Dave Willis
|Theme music composer||Butch Walker|
|Opening theme||"Sugar Town Candy Fudge", performed by Sofia Toufa|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Keith Crofford
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Williams Street|
|Original network||Adult Swim|
|Picture format||16:9 HDTV|
|Original release||March 29, 2010|
Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge (often shortened to Cheyenne Cinnamon), is an American animated television series pilot created by Dave Willis and Matt Harrigan; mainly produced by Williams Street it was animated by Radical Axis. Rated TV-MA, the pilot episode aired on Cartoon Network's late night programming block Adult Swim on March 29, 2010, and finally wasn't picked up for a full series.
Willis explained the plot as "a Strawberry Shortcake pop princess that lives in a candy wonderland just outside Detroit". She comes into Detroit and helps solve problems of racism and teen pregnancy "with the power of love and teen pop songs".
History and production
The pilot episode was first released in the United States, as part of the Adult Swim in a Box DVD box set on October 27, 2009. The pilot was later posted on Adultswim.com as part of an online poll entitled "Big, Uber Network Sampling" in early 2010 . The pilot episode eventuality aired on television in the United States on Adult Swim on March 29, 2010.
The central joke of the series is a parody of how pop music sensations are often nothing like their public image: while Cheyenne outwardly projects the image of being a clean and wholesome role model, she is in fact a heavy abuser of drugs and is very promiscuous. For example, Cheyenne can magically transport people to her base of operations in a Candyland-like environment, but it turns out that the volcano that at first appears to be spewing sugar is in fact spewing cocaine, which Cheyenne snorts off-camera.
Alternative country singer Neko Case stars as Cheyenne Cinnamon but does not provide singing vocals. Instead, "her character will lip-synch, and then a decidedly different-sounding voice sings all the songs", according to Dave Willis. Rappers MF Doom, mc chris and T-Pain provide additional voices. References to the show, including brief clips from the pilot, have been featured in various episodes of Squidbillies, another Adult Swim program.
Willis mentioned on Twitter that the pilot was not picked up for a full series.
- Cheyenne Cinnamon (Neko Case) – A Pop singer.
- Emily (Kristen Schaal) – A pregnant teenager.
- Gummi (mc chris) – A talking gummi bear, who is associated with Cheyenne.
- Big Chocolate Bunny (MF Doom) – A Big Chocolate Bunny.
- Gingerbread Bouncer (T-Pain) – A club bouncer.
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|"Pilot"||March 29, 2010||0.744|
|A pregnant young girl named Emily, who is in love with her softball coach, runs away from home but is taken in to be "saved" by Cheyenne. After a tour of Sugar Town Candy Fudge and "Cocaine-o", the cocaine-spewing volcano, a brief time skip occurs and the young girl, now a teen mother trying to take care of her child, is dragged away from home by Cheyenne for a party. Cheyenne crashes her unicorn after blinding it with a cigarette, leaving the teen mother unconscious. A frantic Gummi runs to Cheyenne's rescue, demanding to know how much she had to drink and calling the police to report the unicorn as stolen.|
On October 27, 2009 Adult Swim, and distributor Warner Home Video, released "Adult Swim in a Box", a seven-disc DVD box set of a variety of different Adult Swim shows. Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge is featured in this set on a bonus DVD along with Korgoth of Barbaria, the pilot episode of Perfect Hair Forever, Totally for Teens, and Welcome to Eltingville; in June 2010, the bonus DVD, from "Adult Swim in a Box", was made available for separate purchase on Adultswimshop.com.
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