Super Deluxe

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Super Deluxe
SuperDeluxeLogo.jpg
Type of site
Entertainment
Available in English
Owner Turner Broadcasting System
(Time Warner)
Key people Wolfgang Hammer
(Founder & President)
Jesse Pearson
(Creative director)
Ryan Likes
(General manager)[1]
Launched December 9, 2015; 16 months ago (2015-12-09)
Current status Active

Super Deluxe is an omni-platform entertainment company committed to amplifying creative voices that live just outside the mainstream. With online video for social feeds, television series and film, documentaries, interactive live experiences, and consumer-facing tech products, Super Deluxe talks to a generation of insatiably curious viewers who grew up clutching smartphones. Super Deluxe is a division of Turner Broadcasting, but it operates independently in Downtown LA.[2]

History[edit]

On October 2006, Turner Broadcasting System announced they would be releasing the website the following year.[3][4] Super Deluxe was first launched in January 2007 and featured digital shorts by comedians including Bob Odenkirk, Maria Bamford, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.[5] Although the site was defunct by Adult Swim about a year later,[6][7] Super Deluxe was eventually relaunched as a new entity in 2015.[8]

The new Super Deluxe launched in late 2015 as a separate entity from the former version, only connected by name.[9] The Super Deluxe network features short form videos including comedic shorts, political satire, animation, and music videos. The Super Deluxe production studio produces TV series and feature films.

Among these videos are Donald Trump related videos by Vic Berger, a frequent collaborator for the comedy duo Tim & Eric. Each of these videos remixes various Trump debate appearances with air horns and crowds chanting Trump's name.[10][11] During both the 2016 Republican National Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention, both Vic Berger and Tim Heidecker covered the events on the Super Deluxe channel.[12][13][14]

Super Deluxe had also created an "Oscar bait" version of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton.[15]

Notable guests[edit]

Series produced for Super Deluxe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/super-deluxe-stephen-gaghan-tv-comedies-turner-1201796028/
  2. ^ "Sundance Invites Three Super Deluxe Projects To Premiere at the 2017 Film Festival". Turner. December 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ "TBS to launch 'Net comedy outlet next year". United Press International. 2006-10-30. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Turner site to offer TV-quality comedy". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2006-10-31. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  5. ^ Gutelle, Sam (1 January 2008). "Review of Super Deluxe". Tubefilter. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Kramer, Staci D. (7 May 2008). "Another One Bites The Dust: Turner Folds Comedy Site SuperDeluxe Into AdultSwim.com". The Washington Post. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Adams, Erik (14 March 2013). "Going beyond "Washington" with the online cartoons of Brad Neely". www.avclub.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (6 October 2015). "Turner Reboots Digital Content Venture Super Deluxe (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Times, Los Angeles (7 January 2016). "Turner chief Kevin Reilly talks about reinventing TBS and TNT in this 'hairy' time in TV". latimes.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  10. ^ Chen, Adrian (7 April 2016). "A Political Satirist for the Internet Election". The New Yorker. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Collins, Sean. "Vic Berger IV Is Vine's Strangest Political Satirist | VICE | United States". VICE. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Jagannathan, Meera (July 30, 2016). "Vic Berger, Tim Heidecker explain absurdist 'Election Special'". Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  13. ^ Blevins, Joe (July 26, 2016). "The Vic Berger Election Special ventures awkwardly into Trump territory". Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ Pitchel, Samantha (August 2, 2016). "Watch Tim Heidecker and Vic Berger's Two-Part Convention Special". Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ Chan, Melissa (28 February 2016). "Watch the Fake Oscar Bait Trailer For 'Straight Outta Compton'". TIME.com. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

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