Posted by banson on November 18th, 2012 | Comments Off
In 2009 Ethan Nicolle and his five year old brother Malachi created a web-comic called Axe Cop. The web-comic has become such a success on the internet that it lead to a print comic being published by Dark Horse, an animated TV series is in the works, and an Axe Cop version of the Munchkin card game has been published. Now the Nicolles are involved in making a documentary about the creation and rise of Axe Cop.
Axe Cop Doc: The Official Documentary of Axe Cop is being planed for a July 2013 release to coincide with premiere of the Axe Cop animated series on Fox. However, Nicolle and indie filmmaker Nancy Oey need help to get this movie made. They have set-up a Kickstarter campaign to fund editing the doc, adding animation sequences, and paying for original music.
Check out the Kickstarter page for the Axe Cop documentary and make a contribution to see that this indie documentary gets made.
Posted by banson on April 29th, 2012 | Comments Off
Animation Domination HD, the new animation unit of Fox, has acquired the rights to the Axe Cop. Nick Weidenfeld, head of Animation Domination HD, announced that Axe Cop will premiere as part of Fox’s new Saturday late-prime Animation Domination HD block (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT) debuting in 2013, and across digital platforms. Six quarter-hour episodes of the new series have been ordered.
Axe Cop began as a web comic by 5-year-old Malachai Nicolle and his 29-year-old brother, Ethan. Later, Dark Horse Comics would publish the print collections of the web series. The comic follows a police officer who wields an axe into battle. His adventures involve fighting bad guys from other planets, rescuing a child from a zombie dog woman, helping Bat Warthog Man find his friends, or babysitting. Axe Cop also works with a team of allies such as the shape-changing Flute Cop.
“Axe Cop is one of the most creative, hilarious and naturally viral comic properties to emerge in the last decade,” Weidenfeld said.”I’ve hoped someone would adapt Axe Cop for television for years and couldn’t be happier that we get to be that someone. Axe Cop has all the makings of an iconic animated series and it will help set the tone for Fox’s new late-prime Saturday animation lineup.”