All-Star Voice Cast Featuring Kate Walsh, Mark Hamill, Pamela Adlon, David Herman, and Maurice LaMarche in Animation Produced by Reel FX, Creators of “The Book of Life”
Seriously, a mobile-first entertainment company, announced the world premiere of Baby Slug’s Big Day Out, the fourth original animated short within the Best Fiends franchise.
“Having worked on the previous three Best Fiends animations and ‘Don’t Download Best Fiends,’ I know the brand well and was excited to be a part of the latest animated short, Baby Slug’s Big Day Out,” said Kate Walsh, the voice of JoJo, the butterfly. “I love the world of the Best Fiends characters and, of course, I am partial towards JoJo and her strong female voice.”
Baby Slug’s Big Day Out was produced by Golden Globe-nominated Reel FX Animation Studios, known for Book of Life and its work on Despicable Me, Ice Age, and Looney Toons. The feature film-quality animation features a voice cast of talented Hollywood stars, like 2018 Emmy-nominee Pamela Adlon (Better Things, Californication), Kate Walsh, (13 Reasons Why, Grey’s Anatomy), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Dave Herman (Office Space), and Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, Zootopia).
The cinematic short was directed by Augusto Schillaci, who is also responsible for crafting short form digital content for brands including recent promos for The LEGO Batman Movie. Produced by Emmy-nominated producer, Claudia De La Roca (Futurama) and music composed by Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me), the animation is supported by top industry talent.
“I’ve really enjoyed working closely with the teams at Seriously and Reel FX to bring the world of Minutia to life through each of the Best Fiends animated shorts,” said Augusto Schillaci, Director of Baby Slug’s Big Day Out. “I love seeing how the stories progress from the game, to the script, and finally to the animations themselves.”
Strengthened by the direct connection with its fan, Seriously can coordinate in-game themes and videos with what players and fans see on social channels. The first three animations have more than 14.2 million views on YouTube alone, and the last short, Fort of Hard Knocks, garnered over 1 million views in just two weeks.
Best Fiends can watch Baby Slug’s Big Day Out on the Best Fiends YouTube channel or through the Best Fiends in-game Video Center.
Seriously is a mobile first entertainment company. The company’s first mobile game and IP, Best Fiends, was released in October 2014. To date, the Best Fiends games have been downloaded 85 million times and as many as 2 million daily active users.
The company is funded by Upfront Ventures, Northzone, Korea Investment Partners, Sunstone Capital and Daher Capital. Seriously has offices in Venice, California and Helsinki, Finland.