Adam and Craig Malamut have landed a commission on an animated comedy series at Fox, currently titled Universal Basic Guys/The Hoagie Bros.
According to the official series description, “Brothers Mark and Hank Hoagies find themselves out of work when the Glantontown hot dog factory goes automated. Luckily, the city embarked on a radical Universal Basic Income pilot program, making $3,000 a month available to all Glantontown residents with no strings attached. Now Mark, Hank and the rest of their local summer buddies are kids again, brimming over from the dangerous combination of free time and stupid ideas. This is a show about men trying to find meaning in a world where they are no longer needed.”
The Malamuts will run the series. Fox Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television will co-produce, with Fox’s Bento Box Entertainment serving as the animation studio.
“Adam and Craig are two of the boldest, most irreverent voices I know,” said Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at Fox Entertainment. “The distinctive perspective of this series could only come from a talented, multi-hyphenated team who write, animate and voice their work like no other. And in the tradition of the incredible creators who have been part of our legendary Animation Domination series, the Malamuts have an unabashed DIY mentality that has enabled them to create some of the funniest and most surprising characters we’ve seen in a long time. ”
The Malamuts are self-taught animators, writers, directors, editors, composers and voice actors. Her first animated series was Sports Friends, which aired on Yahoo Screen. They then landed a deal with Bleacher Report, where they created the animated comedy Game of Zones. The show ran for seven seasons and was nominated for multiple Sports Emmy Awards. During their time on Bleacher Report, they were also behind shows like Champions, Gridiron Heights, and several others.
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