It’s hard to believe that Red vs. Blue, Rooster Teeth‘s long-running CG comedy series set in a Halo-ish universe, is about to enter its 14th season. That’s like 56 in web-series years! But as you’ll see in our exclusive clip above–in which a Spartan must confront his fear of heights–it’s showing no signs of middle-age paunch. Instead, for the next season, it’s going to take a whole new approach, featuring self-contained episodes curated by the Southern-accented computer VIC, who takes it upon himself to be sorta like the good ol’ boy version of Rod Serling.
The individual stories will come from the likes of author Ernest Cline, RT Animation’s Alex Leonard, Rooster Teeth co-founders Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum, voice actor Shannon McCormick, iZombie co-creator Chris Roberson, and even “actual Canadian” Barbara Dunkelman:
But Red vs. Blue isn’t the only provider of new bursts of hilarity coming this “Summer of Animation” from Rooster Teeth. Popular anime series RWBY will be getting an extra-cute spin-off in RWBY Chibi–think Teen Titans Go!, but in the world of Remnant. And then there’s Camp Camp, described by Rooster Teeth “as South Park meets Gravity Falls.” It centers on a ten year-old trying to escape a cynically run cash-grab of a summer camp, and the trailer for it instantly sets the tone [a tone, we should note, that may be NSFW].
How can you see these first? Here are the deets:
Beginning in May with RWBY Chibi and Red vs. Blue: Season 14, Rooster Teeth’s animated series will premiere exclusively for its premium subscribers (known in the Rooster Teeth community as “Sponsors”) before being released wide to the public seven days laterIn addition to RoosterTeeth.com, subscribers have access to Rooster Teeth content via Rooster Teeth’s official mobile video platform, available for free in the App Storeand Google Play. Users may sign up for a FREE 30-day Sponsorship trial in the app or at RoosterTeeth.com/
Sponsorship and receive instant access to all Sponsor benefits (early and/or exclusive access to content, ad-free viewing, access to live broadcasts, and a 5% discount on Rooster Teeth store merchandise). Following the trial period, Sponsorship runs $4.99 per month recurring.
RWBY Chibi will debut on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. CT for Sponsors; Registered Users can watch on Sunday, May 8 and it’s free to the public on Saturday, May 14. Red vs. Blue will follow shortly thereafter on Sunday, May 8 at 12 p.m. CT for Sponsors (Registered Users can watch on Monday, May 9 and it’s free to the public on Sunday, May 15). Camp Camp‘s premiere will be announced at a later date.
So, are you more of a Chibi person, or a funny Spartan person? Or can you be both at once? Do you wish as dearly as I that Ernest Cline were writing for the third series mentioned instead, so I could make an “Ernest Goes to Camp Camp” joke?
Tell us what you’re looking forward to seeing in comments below. And let us know how you like the clip!
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