Stoopid Buddy: Seth Green & Friends’ Stop-Motion Animation Studio   Leave a comment

May 29, 2014

Seth Green is a 1980s action-figure savant. “If you give him a detached forearm, Seth can look at it and say, ‘That’s a Cobra trooper from 1986,’” says Matt Senreich, Green’s friend and business partner. “He knows them all—when they came out, their accessories. It’s the craziest thing I’ve seen,” says Senreich, who can recite the first Star Wars movie word for word.

Although these tricks might relegate some men to moderating Reddit subgroups, Senreich and Green, a comedic actor, director, and producer known for his roles in the Austin Powers movies, found remunerative uses for their talents. For the past nine years they’ve run the stop-motion animated show Robot Chicken, the most popular—and one of the longest-running—programs on Cartoon Network’s (TWX)nighttime spinoff, Adult Swim. Robot Chicken airs six nights a week and averages about 1.1 million viewers per episode, according to Horizon Media, putting it on par with HBO shows such as Veep and Girls. Last year, Green and Senreich co-founded their own stop-motion animation company, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, with two of their animators.

For the rest of the interview, click here: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-29/stoopid-buddy-seth-green-and-friends-stop-motion-animation-studio

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