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Animax Spawns French Speaking Siamese Bat Child

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 05 Jan 2007 Comments: 0

Looks like Animax Entertainment got roped into a little bit of a controversy. The wrestling tabloids have gone into gossip mongering hyperdrive over the cartoon we produce for Vince McMahon and WWE called Mr. McMahon’s Kiss My Ass Club.

Yes, there are tabloids that cover the world of pro wrestling and in particular WWE. The journalistic integrity of these rags is mostly on par with Weekly World News, but then again, they don’t really need any. They traffic in the sensational world of wrestling, so of course their reporting will be sensationalist. We were even more surprised though to see the “controversy” covered on Frederator, so we decided to issue a statement (we too feel Britney Spears‘ and Lindsay Lohan’s tabloid pain.)

Yes, WWE was sued by the creators of Assy McGee. That’s about where the truth in these articles ends and the rest of the assertions are baseless.

  • Mr. McMahon has been doing the ass bit in the ring for years now.
  • The initial idea for the cartoon came from WWE, but we wrote all the scripts and we designed the characters. (Only 2 episodes have been released but others are in the can.) Everything is original – Mr. McMahon’s ass is 100% genuine grade A beef.
  • We knew about Assy McGee. We were already in development and production on Mr. McMahon’s ass when we saw the trailer on YouTube. We thought it looked interesting, but that, basically, it was boring. (Watched an episode on Cartoon Network recently – like the intro and that’s about it.) But the existence or discovery of Assy McGee had no influence over the stories, look or anything done for WWE.
  • The base level conception of the shows are very different. While they are both asses, they are as different as Mickey Mouse and Mighty Mouse.
  • The WWE show launched before Assy did.

So where does that leave us? We’re still transmedia. We’re still funny. And, to be clear to our fans, even though we’re getting the celebrity tabloid treatment, we’re just like you.

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