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Screenshots From Season 5 In Glorious Extra-Color

Screenshots From Season 5 In Glorious Extra-Color
For those of you who (like me) couldn't go to Dragon*Con, one of the things you missed at the Venture Bros. panel were a few short, fully-animated clips from the upcoming as-of-yet unnamed Halloween special. While the full version of what was shown may never see the light of day beyond Dragon*Con, Jackson was nice enough to provide some stills on his LiveJournal. The show is looking as sharp as ever, plus he provides some enticing news in the way of future (the hour-long special and season 6) Venture Bros.:

Doc's currently on a train back from Atlanta, but when he returns to the AstroBase, we'll no doubt start talking more earnestly about writing our planned long form special, to be produced some time between seasons 5 and 6. We've already had a lot of "big idea" discussions about season 6 as well, so I'm hoping we get to work on all of this stuff sooner rather than later and we don't make you people wait 2 years between seasons again.

Though remember the saying, my friends, about things that come to those who wait. Something about the most impatient people getting what they want, I think. I forget it exactly, but that's probably the gist of it. Anyway you should read the rest of what Jackson has to say. The Halloween special airs on Halloween (or thereabouts) and season 5 is currently slated to start in early-ish 2013, possibly January or February.
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Looks so good...glad there's no drop in quality after changing from World Leaders.
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Sep. 3, 2012, 8:49pm
All the stills look awesome! I can't wait! Looks like in the 3rd shot that Dragoon had him and Red Mantle dress up as "The Thing with Two Heads" for Halloween.
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Sep. 4, 2012, 10:01am
  • by Tess
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It's great that, so far, Venture Brothers has been such a unique quality program that it has been acceptable to wait for long periods of time before a new season is finished. I think, though, as the shows fan base increases, if it becomes more popular, is allotted a larger budget... that fans can expect more "normal" release times for their seasons. I don't think it's "impatient" to ask that a program that has 14 episodes per season manage to come out with a new season once a year. That's 4 months of actual new episodes and a whole 8 months to get 14 new episodes together. I'm not saying putting together a show like this should be easy, but lots of other good shows manage to make seasons come out once a year. I'm concerned that if they don't stop making their fans wait like this, then eventually people will stop following the show. And then it will end. And that's it.
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Sep. 6, 2012, 12:41am
  • by Tess
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I mean... the show has been around since 2003, and they are just going to begin airing season 5 in 2013. That's 10 years. 5 seasons in 10 years. They're lucky they are so awesome, and that season 2 was so completely unforgettable and completely worth the wait... because people would have forgotten about a lesser show. And they might still... :(
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Sep. 6, 2012, 12:45am
I mean they do have a bigger budget than previous years but it's still not a huge amount. I don't know the specifics but they probably get like 1/10 what an episode of Family Guy or The Simpsons gets (generally those cost around $1m per episode). They also don't have a team of writers, but rather just two guys who write 1/2 of the episodes per season. And one of those guys also directs every episode, and one of them also edits every episode... and then they both voice the majority of the characters in the series. Normally that stuff would be like 20 - 30 different people but it's just two guys.

A lot of Adult Swim shows operate in that way with similar budgets, crews and casts, but they're produced differently and have different formats. This show is way more ambitious than anything else on that network and probably couldn't exist without Jackson and Doc dedicating a year or more of their lives to each season.
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Sep. 6, 2012, 1:18am
I'd say The Boondocks is just as ambitious. But that's picking nits. ;)
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Sep. 6, 2012, 11:02am
  • by TheEvahPopulahPeteWhite
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Arguably true... but it's taken just about as long for new Boondocks as it does for new Venture Bros. 45 episodes in 7 years since Boondocks premiere vs. 55 episodes in 8 years since Venture Bros. premiere (one of them an hour, plus Xmas and Shallow Gravy mini specials)
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Sep. 6, 2012, 2:07pm
  • by cpc65
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Looks like Peter White was bold enough to try a Red Mocho Cooler.
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Sep. 8, 2012, 7:16am
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Follow up: Nope. Just saw the clip and it's even more disgusting.
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Oct. 13, 2012, 11:11am
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Hatred has breasts.
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Sep. 27, 2012, 11:29pm
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