Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto

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Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto
Tenacious D Post Apocalypto Series Cover.jpg
Created byJack Black
Kyle Gass
Directed byJack Black
Kyle Gass
StarringJack Black
Kyle Gass
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producer(s)Jack Black
Kyle Gass
Release
Original networkYouTube
Original releaseSeptember 28 –
November 2, 2018
Chronology
Preceded byTenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto is an American animatic episode series by Jack Black and Kyle Gass as Tenacious D. It was released on YouTube.

Production[edit]

In June 2012 when asked about a sequel to Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Black stated that the band had "found a loophole with the internet and animated shorts. That’s the world we’re looking to dive into, and not just for money, mainly for art." [1]The band would mention later on in that year that they may make an Internet series "exclusive to YouTube." [2] The project was a fantasy for Black and Gass for a few years, until the Donald Trump presidential campaign inspired them to write a post-apocalyptic comedy in 2016.[3]

The project was assembled by Black physically drawing each frame with markers and notepads, with longtime Tenacious D bassist and producer John Spiker scanning and digitalizing the images. Michael Molina would add color later on in the progress.[4]

In December 2017, whilst on Kerrang Radio promoting Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Black stated that the title of the animated series would be called Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto.[5]

On May 6, 2018, during Tenacious D's performance at the Shaky Knees Music Festival, Black asked the audience if anyone had seen Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, and that "part two is coming out in October... I don't know where you'll be able to see it, but we've decided it's happening and it's coming out, Rocktober", referencing the series.[6]

Black and Gass pitched the series to Netflix, HBO Go and Amazon Prime Video for distribution, but it was rejected.[7]

Release[edit]

On May 15, 2018, the band released a few seconds of their show in the form of a trailer to promote their tour in the fall of the year.[8] On September 4, it was announced that the series would be released on YouTube, with the first episode coming out on September 28. A new episode was released every Friday from then until November 2, to mark the release of the Post-Apocalypto album and the subsequent tour.[9]

The series was screened at the LA Film Festival on September 24, 2018 and the Fantastic Fest on September 25, 2018.[10]

The second episode was removed from YouTube shortly after being uploaded on October 5 for its sexual content. It was unblocked and had an age-restriction placed on it shortly after.[11]

All the episodes were edited into one video title "Post-Apocalypto: The Movie." It was uploaded on November 8, 2018.[12]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1"Hope"Black and GassSeptember 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)

Black and Gass are living life normally until a hydrogen bomb is dropped from an airplane. The duo manage to survive the blast, and meet a two-headed dog, who Black names "Hope".[13]

Songs played:

  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme"
  • "Hope"
  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme (Reprise)"
No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
2"Cave"Black and GassOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)

Black and Gass are saved from thirst and hunger by cave women, who have casual sex with the two.[14]

Songs played:

  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme"
  • "Making Love"
  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme (Reprise)"
No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
3"Space"Black and GassOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)

Jack and Kyle continue to venture into the desert on their motorcycle, when they come across scientists who have taken the other survivors into space.

Songs played:

  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme"
  • "Take Us Into Space"
  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme (Reprise)"
No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
4"Robot"Black and GassOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)

Jack and Kyle are attacked by a huge monster and are saved by a mysterious robot sent from the future.

Songs played:

  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme"
  • "Daddy Ding Dong"
  • "Robot"
  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme (Reprise)"
No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
5"Donald"Black and GassOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)

Black, Gass and Terminator travel to the White House in order to obtain the crystal of Gilgamesh from Donald Trump Jr.[15]

Songs played:

  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme"
  • "marCH"
  • "Colors"
  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme (Reprise)"
No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
6"Home"Black and GassNovember 2, 2018 (2018-11-02)

Jack, Kyle and the Terminator make their way to Egypt, to defeat JB Jr. and the Cave Bare Women and restore Earth. They then are warped back in time to a reality where the apocalypse never happened, thus saving the world and humanity.

Note: This is the final episode of the series. </ref>

Songs played:

  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme"
  • "JB Jr. Rap"
  • "Woman Time"
  • "Post-Apocalypto Theme (Reprise)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Jack Black and Kyle Gass from Tenacious D: Rising Like The Ashes | The Aquarian". www.theaquarian.com. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  2. ^ EMP Rockinvasion (2013-01-11), TENACIOUS D - Die Pioniere von Jazzetal, retrieved 2018-11-08
  3. ^ Weingarten, Christopher R. (2018-09-28). "Tenacious D on Their Wild New Animated Series 'Post-Apocalypto'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/geoff.edgers. "Jack Black really wants you to see his new movie. He paid for it himself". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  5. ^ Kerrang! Radio (2017-12-15), Jack Black reveals new Tenacious D plans!, retrieved 2018-09-05
  6. ^ "Tenacious D announce sequel to The Pick of Destiny". Consequence of Sound. 2018-05-07. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  7. ^ Wampler, Scott (2018-09-26). "Fantastic Fest Review: TENACIOUS D IN POST-APOCALYPTO Is For The Children". Birth.Movies.Death. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  8. ^ Tenacious D (2018-05-15), Tenacious D - 2018 Tour (Trailer), retrieved 2018-09-28
  9. ^ Tenacious D (2018-09-04), Tenacious D - Post Apocalypto Teaser #1, retrieved 2018-09-28
  10. ^ Ethan Anderton (2018-09-13). "Tenacious D Animated Series is Premiering at Fantastic Fest". /Film. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  11. ^ Tenacious D - Post-Apocalypto - Chapter 2 (Cave), retrieved 2018-10-05
  12. ^ "Tenacious D - Post-Apocalypto - THE MOVIE". 2018-11-08.
  13. ^ Tenacious D (2018-09-27), Tenacious D - Post-Apocalypto - Chapter 1 (Hope), retrieved 2018-09-28
  14. ^ Tenacious D (2018-09-27), Tenacious D - Post-Apocalypto - Chapter 2 (Cave), retrieved 2018-09-28
  15. ^ Tenacious D (2018-10-25), Tenacious D - Post-Apocalypto - Chapter 5 (Donald), retrieved 2018-10-27