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Welcome aboard the Wonders of the Universe!

Posted by Toonwerks - June 22nd, 2011

Our pilot episode to our new sci-fi, comedy series, Wonders of the Universe, was released over the weekend. We want to thank everyone who enjoyed it and helped us get a Daily 1st, Weekly 2nd, and Review Crew Pick! Based on how well the pilot has done, we've decided to focus our primary efforts onto developing this series. We still have more characters to introduce, so you won't grow tired of Quintin, Nova, and the STFU-9000.

The Toonwerks crew (Legendary Frog, Xiphon, and th1rt3en) sat down and recorded a podcast a few days ago where we talk about the pilot and the series in general. It's a sort of half behind-the-scenes, half-preview discussion with some insight into what we want to do with the series. Check it out:

The LegendaryFrog Cast Episode 47: Wonders of the Universe

We're currently in pre-production on the second episode, this time ensure we actually have a plot with a standard story structure. We also have a short skit that one of our voice actors, Omahdon, wrote and voiced on his own when sending test lines. We loved it so much we decided to animate it! We think it's funnier than the pilot episode and will be releasing the short very soon. So keep a look out!

Thanks again everyone! Leave us some comments about what you want to see from us in the future!


Welcome aboard the Wonders of the Universe!


Loved the epic camera shots :)

Lovely work!

Thanks! I (th1rt3en) took several film studies classes in collage so I strive for excellent cinematography. :)

OMG I REALLY LIKE THE PILOT . I hope this doesn't sound repetitive , but this should really be out there like on tv or something !!! good luck with i cant wait to see more of your creative minds :D :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:DD:D:D:D::D


You guys rock. With such combined talent you will really shake up NG.

I really loved the episode. I think the character design is excellent, and I look forward to the next one. Good luck and great job!

You know what would be really annoying and possibly funny? If two or more of those talking robot things came across each other and had a looping conversation glitch.Wonders of the universe is a really nice idea for a series by the way.

Great stuff guys. Both the full episode and the skit were awesome. Would be great if you could alternate between full episodes and shorter skits going forward. That also shortens the wait between episodes. 5/5 on both so far :-) Do you have any profesional writers involved, or is it just you guys thinking up the story/jokes?

No professional writers, just a bunch of people with ideas and Skype. We also bring in the voice actors to help throw around ideas and they'll probably be ad libbing here and there. Our voicer Omahdon completely wrote the short on his own too.



lol, yeah. We want to finish Legends at some point, but we know that Wonders is a much deeper and more widely loved universe, and we want to keep focus on that. In the future when we can afford to (or have enough people to) split our attention between two projects we'll get it done, but we don't want to distract from Wonders when it's probably what Toonwerks would be better known for.

I love this the work is amazing.
My computers being funny so I haven't seen the mini skit yet
Anyway keep up the good work!

I realised my review on your pilot episode could of been a bit to mean and sadistic (even though I did give it a 9)
I am looking forward as hell in seeing episode 2 and 3. And I also tuned in to the podcast, I actually think it's a great idea that you got the love suspense out of the way ;) make it a side track dish. Like, whenever there's a chance for them to get to it, let them get to it. (Not in the freaky sense)

Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing the episodes next in line. I get the feeling that this ship, is more like a New York in space. (Seeing as there's all kinds of different cultures in a huge blender flying around in space) Except this time it's not tourists comming to the ship, it's more like the ship is the tourist of the universe.

taking too long for 2nd episode.......
how long still do we have to wait.................