Aquabats! Supershow! sneak preview (animation, music)

Today on Boing Boing tv, we are proud to share the sneak-preview of a television pilot, the AQUABATS! SUPERSHOW!, a live-action and animation program featuring the popular superhero ska band, The Aquabats (MySpace).

Jon Berrett of Yo Gabba Gabba explains:

This spring the Aquabats completed a pilot for a new television show
based on the misadventures of rock and roll's greatest super dude men.
The Aquabats have been a band for over a decade, have toured the
world, and put out 5 full length studio albums.

screening at the San Diego House of Blues show on July 25th, 2008 [during Comic-Con].. If
you already have tickets, you are STOKED!

The excerpt we are world-premiering on BBtv today is an animated portion of the show's first episode, and includes angry mushrooms, vengeful unicorn princesses, and a subterranean paradise with lakes of hot pink lava. The AQUABATS! SUPERSHOW! also includes live performance and real-world hijinks. We think it's pretty awesome.

(Huge thanks from all of us at Boing Boing to Jon Berrett and the crew at Yo Gabba Gabba, and to The Aquabats for allowing Boing Boing to share this first with the non-subterranean world!)

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email:
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17 Responses to Aquabats! Supershow! sneak preview (animation, music)

  1. paddysat says:

    Joy! I think the Aquabats! have been trying to get a TV show for quite some time. This is great news and I hope it flies. Seeing them live is exactly like a cartoon show from 1980 too. Capers and hijinks abound!

  2. Tits McGee says:

    Oh, my head, that was fabulous.

    My daughter is already a huge Yo Gabba Gabba fan – I can’t wait to watch this with her.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Props to Puny Entertainment, the animation house behind the animation in the animated portion of the Aquabats! Supershow!

  4. wispsmoke says:

    I saw these guys live in the 7th grade, about 9 years ago, and they have never left my heart. Joy! indeed!

  5. mujadaddy says:

    That is one pissed-looking unicorn.

  6. Xeni Jardin says:

    @#4, actually, that’s my serious face.

  7. mujadaddy says:

    No wai. The red wig suits you 😉

  8. Anonymous says:

    Just what the world needed.

  9. jahknow says:

    Vengeful unicorn princess is vengeful.

  10. jlborghead says:

    Might want to set that myspace link to:
    These are not regular aquabats… no, they are THE Aquabats!

  11. Xeni Jardin says:

    @#8 jlborghead, fixed! Thanks!

  12. Anonymous says:

    That unicorn is hot… :9

  13. Trent Hawkins says:

    god I hope this doesn’t end up like screw-on-head

  14. License Farm says:

    Good lord, I think I just found my new favorite show. The 12 year old version of me I keep tucked behind my ear agrees.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Just got back from seeing their show at the HOB and it was everything I ever hoped for and more.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Wow. The animation style is amazing.

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