Scott Pilgrim vs. The World looks like one of the cooler movies that will come out this summer, and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim will help promote it by airing an animated short drawn in the manga-inspired style of the popular comic book that started it all.
Titled Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation, the cartoon will be shown at midnight on August 12 to promote the comic’s movie adaptation.
According to SlashFilm, the shorts are based on outtakes from Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Michael Cera and Allison Pill will reprise their roles from the film while Mae Whitman and Jason Schwartzman will voice different characters.
“We were approached by Universal to do something cool around the release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” said producer Jason DeMarco. [Digital Spy]
Slashfilm also has some early video of the cartoon, and it looks like it’s back story that’s taken from the second volume of the comic. Yes, I’ve read a couple of the comic books that I’ve taken from nerds along with their lunch money. It’s a pretty cool concept (the metaphor of fighting someone’s emotional baggage taken literally), but it’s not nearly as good as the nerds say it is. The manga art and lack of color makes it hard to tell characters apart, and the cuts between scenes can be hard to follow. In short, the movie’s going to be a lot better. Yay!