Cartoon Network will give Scott Pilgrim fans their fix with a pair of animated shorts that serve as a prequel for the upcoming live-action movie.
Gamer, hero, and all-around nice guy Scott Pilgrim seems poised to conquer every form of media on the path to defeating love interest Ramona’s seven evil ex-boyfriends. The final volume of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s smash-hit comic hit stands last month, both a live-action movie and a videogame adaptation will be released this month, and next Thursday, Cartoon Network will be airing a pair of animated shorts based on the original comics.
The animated shorts, which will air during the network’s “Adult Swim” block of programming, depict a flashback that was left out of the upcoming film. This scene, which takes place back in Scott’s high school days, explains how the protagonist became friends with his future Sex Bob-omb bandmate, Kim Pine.
The animation is being produced by Titmouse, whose previous credits include Metalocalypse and The Amazing Screw-On Head, and Jason DeMarco, who was responsible for IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix. The film’s actors, including Michael Cera and Allison Pill, will supply voices for their respective characters.
The shorts, dubbed Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Animation, will air this Thursday, August 12th, in anticipation of the theater release of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World on Friday.