A stop-motion car combat show from Jon Favreau and Seth Green coming to Quibi

Players of tabletop car combat games like Gaslands, Car Wars, and AutoKill will likely rejoice at the news that Jon Favreau and Seth Green have just signed a deal with Quibi to create Micro Mayhem, a series of stop-motion car combat shorts using die-cast toy cars as the stars.

Green is obviously no stranger to the world of stop-motion, having been one of the primary creative voices behind the long-running Cartoon Network series Robot Chicken. He's also produced stop-motion shows like SuperMansion, Buddy Thunderstruck, and Titan Maximum, and as you can see from the end-credits tags on the videos above, he and his Stoopid Buddy Studios have been hooked up with these guys for years already. While Favreau has typically worked in live-action, he also has some experience with stop-motion, having used it in his 2003 film Elf to recreate the look of Rankin/Bass Christmas classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Several years ago, this video was posted to YouTube. It was likely a floater to prove the concept and to gauge audience reaction.

Quibi, which launches on April 6, 2020, is a new mobile-only platform promising daily content at 10 minutes or less.

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Image: YouTube