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The most popular girls in school


now streaming on youtube.

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The most popular girls in school


now streaming on youtube.

The Most Popular Girls in School is a stop-motion animated series created by Mark Cope and Carlo Moss and produced by Lily Vonnegut that centers around the highly aggressive and vulgar misadventures of the most popular girls at a fictional high school in Overland Park, Kansas. The easiest way to conceptualize the show is “South Park meets Mean Girls.” The Overland Park High Cheer Squad, led by head cheerleader Mackenzie Zales and co-head vice captain Brittnay Matthews, is constantly at war with any number of rival factions trying to usurp their popularity. These groups include a family of Overland Park socialites known as the Van Burens, a rival cheer squad from the neighboring town of Atchison, and a group of homicidal French models. Besides a never-ending struggle for power, the girls also go through all the trials and tribulations anyone in high school goes through: relationships, sex, prom, parties, etc.

Since first launching as its own channel in May of 2012, MPGIS has garnered more than 125 million views and 900,000 subscribers on Youtube. The show has been featured on Good Morning America, Variety, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, College Humor, Know Your Meme, Logo’s NewNowNext, Oh No They Didn’t, as well as thousands of blogs and Tumblr sites. The creators launched successful crowdfunding campaigns to fund Seasons 2-4 of the series, and all campaigns not only met their goals, but exceeded them with time to spare. Their crowdfunding efforts were so successful, in fact, that the creators of the show have appeared as panelists for various crowdfunding seminars put on by Indiegogo. Additionally, the show's 4th season was recorded and shot entirely at The Youtube Space in Los Angeles, making it the first stop-motion series to be filmed at the facility.

Season 5, set in Paris, was co-produced with Universal Cable, and was the first season of the series to be shot at our new production studio in Culver City. At present, a television version of the series is being developed with Universal and Charlize Theron's Denver & Delilah Productions.

Check out the trailer for the recently completed 5th season below. For more MPGIS, visit our Youtube channel, where you can watch all 82 episodes for FREE: http://youtube.com/TheMostPopularGirls

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doctor havoc's diary


coming soon to TruTV

doctor havoc's diary


coming soon to TruTV

Dr. Havoc's Diary is a new stop-motion series from Mark Cope and Carlo Moss that takes typical superhero-supervillain situations and places them in a real-world context, as it seeks to answer the question, "What happens when an international supervillain goes through a mid-life crisis?"

Developed with New Form, the series ran for 30 episodes on Fullscreen before being picked up by TruTV as a part of their Late Night Snack series. New episodes are currently slated to be released in the summer of 2018 on TruTV. Puppets, sets and props for the series are fabricated through the use of 3D-printing technology, and the project was our first to be shot entirely at our new Culver City studios!  Mark Cope stars as Dr. Havoc, alongside Lee Newton as his wife Kim, Grace Helbig as his daughter Ally, and Dave Hill as his arch-nemesis Secret Agent Brock Mason. They are joined by a repertory cast made up of MPGiS regulars and a slew of guest stars including Flula BorgChester See, Jim O'Heir, Allie Marie Evans, Erik Griffin, and Open Mike Eagle.

New episodes will be available on TruTV soon, but until then, check out this trailer from the first season:

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Kings of the Inland Empire


currently in development

Kings of the Inland Empire


currently in development

Kings of The Inland Empire is a new stop-motion series created by Mark Cope and Carlo Moss, based on their experiences growing up around the various bros and douchebags that populate the inland areas of Southern California.

The best way to think of the show is essentially "Douchebag Beverly Hillbillies." The series centers around Dave, Alex, and Cody, three lifted-truck driving, light-beer guzzling, heavy-dumbbell lifting bros from Chino, and Dave's studious, fresh-out-of college brother, Ryan. The lives of the four young men are turned upside-down when Dave wins the lottery, enabling the guys' bro-iest dreams to become reality. Imagine if you will, luxurious extravagances like:

  • A lifted truck built inside of the bed of an even bigger lifted truck!
  • A tap in your kitchen that simultaneously dispenses Coors Light AND Monster Energy Fuel!
  • A private UFC event staged in your own backyard!

All these and more will be the day-to-day life of Dave and his friends, as they clash with their new well-to-do-neighbors, try to stay true to their roots, and prove that they're more than just a bunch of musclebound idiots who got lucky one night.

The project is currently being developed with Gunpowder & Sky.

 

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Townies


coming soon to BLACKPILLS

Townies


coming soon to BLACKPILLS

The OC meets the Old West in Townies, a teen drama parody created by Julia Prescott where gawky gunslingers and hormonal heroes care more about social climbing than shoot-outs. The series stars Natalie Palamides (Powerpuff Girls) as a girl named Boy who dreams of being the first hang-woman executioner. She tangles with a motley cast of characters, including rich boy Abel, played by Alex Vaughan (Senior Cut Day: The Movie); teen heartthrob Jeb, brought to life by Brodie Reed (Viceland); the ‘hottest bitch in town’ Clementine, played by Audrey Whitby (So Random!), and bad-boy bachelor Colt, played by Sean Sekino (American Vandal).

Townies was produced by Extra Credit in collaboration with Adaptive Studios and will be airing soon on Blackpills.

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Virtual Reality


Virtual Reality


In 2017, Extra Credit Studios was invited to join Youtube's VR Creator Lab, an exclusive program that led to the creation of our first MPGIS360, a one-of-a-kind virtual reality series set entirely in the world of The Most Popular Girls in School. Through the development of MPGIS360, our team was able to develop brand-new proprietary techniques that allowed us to bring seamless stop-motion into a virtual space. 

The series launched in December 2017, and is already one of the most-viewed comedy VR comedy series on Youtube. It also served to launch the genre of stop-motion virtual reality, melding two worlds that previously had been thought to have been nearly incompatible. Our team continues to push the bounds of VR technology forward, constantly experimenting and seeking to discover new avenues for innovation in both the stop-motion and VR worlds. 

For more about our work in VR, check out the video below, featuring a look at The Making of MPGIS 360.

To watch all of our MPGIS360 episodes, click here.

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Branded Content


verizon, twitter, more...

Branded Content


verizon, twitter, more...

The final component to our work here at Extra Credit Studios is our work with brands and corporate partners. In fact, Mark and Carlo's first project together, long before Most Popular Girls, was a branded webseries for Target featuring the popular childrens' toys, Paper Jamz. Since then, our team has worked on a wide variety of branded material for a number of different companies. These have included a month-long exclusive promotion with Dannon, a branded spot with Purina & Jash, a series of instructional videos with Twitter, and a campaign with Verizon promoting their STEM education program for young women.

Below are videos from the Twitter #VidTips series and the Verizon campaign starring Lee Newton (Sourcefed) and Haley Mancini (Powerpuff Girls), respectively. 

For more information about other branded projects we've worked on, or to inquire about future projects, please connect with us via our Contact page.

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our partners


our partners


corporate & brand Partners

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Other Projects


animation, live-action, music videos, branded content.

Other Projects


animation, live-action, music videos, branded content.