Official Press Release
Adult Swim and Robot Chicken creators and executive producers Seth Green and Matt Senreich are celebrating the release of the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II DVD this summer by strapping on a pair of roller skates and living on a tour bus for two weeks just to bring Robot Chicken-style fun to the masses. Green and Senreich host the celebration throughout the nine-city roller rink tour across America, featuring performances by one of the hottest bands today, Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes, in addition to special Robot Chicken guests including the show’s writers and producers, celebrity guest stars, Robot Chicken-themed activities and games and exclusive Adult Swim merchandise. Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Roller Skating Tour kicks off in Los Angeles August 1. A preview party, which is also open to the public, will take place on July 25 in San Diego with a guest DJ.
“Our show is so much fun, we want to invite everyone to have fun with us,” says Seth Green. “Grab your friends, your couple’s skate partner and some kneepads. We’re coming to your town! Or at least to a major market somewhat close to your town.”
“When Seth first pitched the idea of throwing roller skating parties around the country, I rolled my eyes and laughed at him,” says Matthew Senreich. “I said, ‘That’s crazy talk.’ Now that we’re actually going to do it, I’m in awe of its absurdity and can’t wait to attend. It fits with the randomness of our Robot Chicken show. Why not throw roller skating parties across the U.S.?”
Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Roller Skating Tour schedule*:
· July 25, San Diego, Calif.: Skate San Diego—Preview party minus the band but with a guest DJ and extra Comic-Con awesomeness
·August 1, Los Angeles, Calif.: Venue TBA
·August 2, Las Vegas, Nev.: Rancho Crystal Palace Skating Center
·August 4, Denver, Colo.: Skate City Westminster
·August 6, Kansas City, Mo.: River Roll Skate Center
·August 8, Indianapolis, Ind.: Skateland
·August 10, Richmond, Va.: Roller Dome Skating
·August 12, Philadelphia, Pa.: Jamz Roller Skating Center
·August 14, New York: Venue TBA
*Dates and times are subject to change.
At each event, all ages are welcome, admission is free and doors open at 8 p.m. Patrons with an early entry-voucher will be admitted one hour earlier. Early-entry vouchers can be found in the new Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II DVD, which will arrive at retail on July 21. More information about the tour can be found at AdultSwimPresents.com.
Building on its tremendous broadcast success, the highly anticipated DVD release of Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II features 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage. The sequel once again combines the satirical sensibilities of Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s Stoopid Monkey Productions Emmy Award®-winning Robot Chicken with the unforgettable moments and favorite characters of the Star Wars universe. Winner of three Annie Awards, including Best Animated Television Production, the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II DVD includes both the original broadcast version and extended version of the special, along with more than 90 minutes of bonus features.
In addition to the roller rink tour and new DVD, the final nine brand-new episodes of Robot Chicken’s fourth season will premiere on Adult Swim beginning July 26 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Created by actor/producer Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The series is created in conjunction with ShadowMachine Films’ Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico.
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has defied categorization since its 1997 inception, when frontman Travis McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley founded the alternative/hip-hop band while still attending high school. Rounded out by guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts, Gym Class Heroes has topped the charts and toured the world, most recently in support of their 2008 release, The Quilt. McCoy is currently serving as Ambassador for the Staying Alive Foundation, the official charity for MTV International's global HIV and AIDS prevention and awareness campaign, Staying Alive. His duties recently took him on whirlwind trip through South Africa, the Philippines and India. For more information about his journey and the cause, please visit www.theunbeatentrack.com or the band's official web site, www.gymclassheroes.com.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families, and is seen in 97 million U.S. homes.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.