(Featured Image Source – Jason Steele via Kickstarter)
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, a legend of the internet has returned! FilmCow’s Charlie the Unicorn has released its first full new episode after a seven-year wait for fans, and they are excited!
Charlie the Unicorn: The Grand Finale part 1:
Created by Jason Steele, Charlie the Unicorn was posted in 2006 to Newgrounds before moving over to YouTube, where it has gained over nearly 130 million views. The series follows annoyed unicorn, Charlie, as he is nagged into an epic journey. Its return is the mark of its end though, as Steele noted in the Kickstarter.
“When the original “Charlie the Unicorn” video got such an enthusiastic response after its release (way back in 2005!) I decided to write a roadmap for the series. In the time since then I’ve produced three additional episodes, all following that roadmap. I love the series, and I really didn’t want to mess up what made it special by pumping out a bunch of episodes without good reason. If I did that, it would be Garfield. Every episode would involve Charlie throwing himself into a pan of lasagna and then assaulting a dog. What a world that would be.”Jason Steele
“My roadmap ends with episode five, a big finale to finish off the story. There is a lot that is going to happen in the final episode, much more than can be covered in 5-6 minutes. Longer is not always better, but if you like Charlie the Unicorn I think you’ll really like what I have planned for this. It’s going to be ridiculous, and musical, and extremely complicated to animate. Maybe not for Pixar, with their supercomputers and fur physics and blood pact with Yuroth, but complicated for me at least.”
While it may be sad to see it end, it sounds like it will be a delight for fans to see.
The first part of Charlie the Unicorn: The Grand Finale is up and viewable now, and we can’t wait for part two! For those who want to catch up, check out Charlie the Unicorn 1-4: The Series Thus Far!
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