Radical Axis (studio)
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The studio exterior in Atlanta.
|Industry||Film and television animation|
|Founded||Atlanta, Georgia, 2000|
|Headquarters||Atlanta, Georgia, Bangkok, Thailand, United States, Thailand|
|Scott Fry, Craig Hartin, Todd Redner, April Pesa, Brandon Betts|
|Owner||Turner Broadcasting System
Number of employees
|Up to 50 |
Radical Axis (also known as radicalaxis or Radical Axis, Inc.) is an animation studio headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States known for its diverse work in both episodic television and commercials. Founded in 2000 by Scott Fry, an original animator on Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Adult Swim, Radical Axis has since become one of the fastest growing studios in the Southeast. In addition to Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the studio's television credits include Squidbillies, Perfect Hair Forever, 12 oz. Mouse, Sealab 2021, Freak Show on Comedy Central, and Archer for FX. Radical Axis also animated the full-length film, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters.
Radical Axis was founded in 2000 by Scott Fry, an original animator on the series Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Specializing in animation and design for episodic and commercial projects, the studio also provides turnkey production services that include the creation, execution, and delivery of broadcast ready content. For Freak Show, Radical Axis handled all aspects of production, from initial audio records, design and storyboards to the final delivery of the master.
The studio was profiled in a 1940s-style mockumentary short, "Radical Axis Presents Radical Axis Presents", that appeared as a Special Feature on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 6 DVD. Radical Axis has also been praised by comedian and Freak Show creator/writer, David Cross, who said, "Radical Axis is to animation what the Gutenberg Bible is to publishing. In short, one of the most significant, groundbreaking inventions in history that will move us forward and out of these dark ages. That, and they're funny too."
In addition to its work in episodic television, the studio has also provided animation, motion graphics, and design services for hundreds of commercial projects for companies as varied as Chuck E. Cheese, Earthlink, Cheetos, and L'Oreal.
One of the fastest growing animation studios in the Southeast, Radical Axis has nearly doubled in revenue and staff each year since its inception in 2000. The studio also has offices in Studio City, California and Bangkok, Thailand. After operating out of a storage closet at Cartoon Network's Williams Street facility for two years, Radical Axis moved into a 2,800-square-foot (260 m2) studio in Midtown Atlanta, before expanding again to over 6,000 square feet.
In 2005, Radical Axis averaged a completed commercial project every four days and a television program every three weeks.
According to an interview with Radical Axis' Scott Fry, Craig Hartin, Todd Redner and Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-creator, Matt Maiellaro, animation files and drawings are often downloaded from FTP sites and approved via email or instant messenger.
- 12 oz. Mouse
- A Priest, A Rabbi and A Minister Walk Into a Bar - Crackle.com comedy starring Adam Carolla, Larry Miller and Lenny Clarke
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
- Robot Chicken
- Cherry Bomb
- Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge - pilot starring Neko Case that was included in the Adult Swim in a Box DVD collection and aired on Adult Swim on March 29, 2010 after winning an online vote
- Commercial Projects for TNT, L'Oreal, Wal-Mart, Campbell's Soup, Kellog's and Turner Broadcasting
- Freak Show
- Perfect Hair Forever
- Sealab 2021
- Soul Quest Overdrive - (pilot) a David Cross, H. Jon Benjamin, and Kristen Schaal spin-off of the "Bible Fruit" episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- Stiff - Radical Axis provided visual effects and the title sequence animation for this live-action horror homage created by Matt Maiellaro
- Window Seat - a Comedy Central.com web series co-created and produced by Radical Axis featuring "a put-upon business traveler and the various weirdos who sit next to him on the plane." Animated in the style of airplane safety pamphlets, this original series was named a "must see" by Time Out New York.
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- "Radical Axis Brings Comedy Central's Freaks to Life; Atlanta Animation Studio to Produce the New Comedy Central Series Freak Show". AllBusiness. July 14, 2006.
- "Freak Show Series Premiere". Cold Hard Flash. October 10, 2006.
- "Step Up Right To Comedy Central's Freak Show". Animation World Network. October 3, 2006.
- "Radical Axis Studios at WonderCon 2010". Geeks.co.uk. April 7, 2010.
- "DVR alert: 'Cheyenne Cinnamon' wins Adult Swim's vote". USA Today. March 24, 2010.
- "Comedy Central.com announces lineup". Variety. January 8, 2007.
- "The Must-See Three". Time Out New York. Retrieved September 6, 2007.