Doris & Mary-Anne Are Breaking Out Of Prison – CWAR!
Happy Monday Fanbros! In today’s Cartoons With A Robot we’re going to discuss the web series Doris & Mary-Anne Are Breaking Out Of Prison. Created, written, directed and animated by Ben Levin.
Web exclusive content is at an all time best in 2015. People seeking out themes that can’t be found through traditional means like televison or books are paving the way for themselves on the web. And larger companies are noticing as well. Frederator Studios has built an empire of web exclusive animated content. But even better then that are creators leading the path for themselves. Ben Levin, a writer on the Cartoon Network’s smash hit Steven Universe, released his original series Doris & Mary-Anne Are Breaking Out Of Prison, directly through Youtube. It’s since become a viral hit because of it’s fast, smart comedy. Unfortunately all great things have an end. The series wrapped up on March 25th, but remains immortalized on Youtube.
Doris & Mary-Anne Are Breaking Out Of Prison is a web-series about two women stuck in prison during the roaring twenties. For the most part it’s the sharp writing of Ben Levin and over the top performance of Doris, played by comedian Andrée Vermeulen, that sells the series. At a sensible ten episodes, you can binge the series within an hour and still watch it all over again, laughing as if it’s the very first time. It’s that funny. Levin credits his time on Steven Universe, and working with creator Rebecca Sugar, for being able to create the visual motif of the series. Designs are simple with striking silhouettes. The animation is completely character driven with bombastic, hilarious, drawings by Levin to match Vermeulen’s boisterous vocals.
Check out the first episode below and get addicted. I’m incredibly excited to seeing what else Ben Levin has up his sleeve in the future.