As the world prepares for the epic epicness of Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” so are the marketing gurus doing their best to saturate our very existence with all things Scott Pilgrim. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim is gearing up to air a short animated special dubbed “Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation” on August 12th at midnight.
The short animated special will be about Scott’s high-school relationship with Sex Bob-omb’s sardonic drummer Kim Pine that was mentioned in volume two of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel but never really touched upon again briefly until volume six.
Michael Cera and Alison Pill will reprise their role for the special along with co-stars Mae Whitman and Jason Schwartzman to provide the voices for Lisa and Simon Lee, respectively.
“Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation” will air on Cartoon Network in two parts between 12:00 and 12:30 am and then again the next day on adultswim.com when “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” debuts.
From /Film, here’s what producer Jason DeMarco had to say about the animation:
We were approached by Universal to do something cool around the release of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Being huge fans of the comic, and very excited about the film, we asked if we could produce an animated short in the style of the comic. The filmmakers and Bryan Lee O’Malley were into the idea, so we actually made it! Edgar Wright was kind enough to secure some of the talent from the film for us, so we have Michael Cera as Scott, Allison Pill as Kim, Mae Whitman as Lisa and Jason Schwartzman as Simon Lee doing voices in the short.
Check out the commercial for “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Animation” below: