MoDaD wrote:No official statement. Ran out of time working on this project (and still working on): viewtopic.php?f=15&t=733
Also of interest was the discovery of this: https://twitter.com/TheSWATKats/status/ ... 3680683008
And this: https://twitter.com/TheSWATKats/status/ ... 9776805888
There was a last minute schedule change, so my time with Christian was probably less than 15-minutes total. Just long enough to get access to the show's archives while he was in-between flights.
I did converse with Yvon over lunch, however. Tremblay Bros. Studios has been busy, but because of the setbacks with the studios they've approached they've had to pursue other projects simultaneously, and are planning an announcement/debut in April for an original IP* they've gotten a financier** and distributor/studio*** for (not SWAT Kats...yet...but it's allowed them to make inroads with people they think could segue into SWAT Kats - but that's very tentative at the moment).
I did learn that one of the factors has been the items associated with SWAT Kats' premise: issues related to violence (STILL) have been an obstacle (e.g. jet fighters, missiles, explosions, etc.). Many executives also don't believe a new show would be popular outside of the United States. In order to adhere to these perceived obstacles, several SEVERE creative changes at the behest of these studios would've had to be met, and the Tremblays don't want to ruin SWAT Kats' creative integrity. This was a big reason for needing to get as close to $1million during the Kickstarter as possible, as it would've given the Tremblays much greater control in bypassing outside meddling.
I want to pin-down Christian for an on-camera statement later this month to confirm all of this, which I'm trying to coordinate the week after Christmas as that's when I'll next be in Los Angeles to coordinate an event with Television's Lance Falk (probably some more episode commentary).
I know... more delays. I'll try to get more information regarding that April date. Make sure to check @theswatkats on Twitter as that will be the place to find information: https://twitter.com/TheSWATKats
FYI, YouTube is usually our last place to update at (because making videos typically takes longer).
I know it's not much information.
*I was asked not to disclose the name of this or the premise, but without delving into specifics, it's a CGI feature length animation, original characters/designs. Probably a younger demographic than SWAT Kats. They had a several minute animation example fully rendered with voice actors and score that had some amusing lines.
** I was asked not to disclose who
*** I was asked not to disclose who, but it's a real one you've probably heard of that's been involved with other former HB properties and has been involved with major blockbusters this year (and several... less blockbustery TV shows, but whatever).