Web series and online video news worth clicking today:
Shannen Doherty is starring in a web series? Well at least the voice of the former 90210 star is. Set for a June 3rd premiere on FEARnet, Mari-Kari an 8-episode Japanese anime-styled web series is all about identical twins (and BFF’s) Mari and Kari. The hook for horror fans? Mari is a lively school girl and her sister Kari is a ghost who does anything she can to protect her mortal sib. Doherty voices both Mari and Kari in the series from creator-director Jody Schaeffer. [FEARnet]
Revision3 now boasts some luscious HD video playback on the iPad, thanks to their first foray into HTML5. iPads, like iPhones, still don’t support Adboe Flash. Fans can now watch full episodes of all Revision3 web series straight from their iPads—we’re guessing that there’s a non-trivial number of Rev3 fans with iPads. In a somewhat bold choice by ditching Flash for HTML5—a debate that picked up heat last week with Apple CEO Steve Jobs jumping into it—the online network is one of the first to make the move. [Revision3.com]
Haterz are to Vloggers as… flies are to cows? Videogum whipped up a nifty little (mildy NSFW) compilation video (below) of vloggers addressing their ever spiteful haterz. “While it is true that haters gonna hate, it is also true that vloggers gonna address them. Headphones UP!” [Videogum]
Comedy Central’s AtomTV returns for its third season tomorrow night, showcasing the best comedy videos and web series from Atom.com each week. You’ll probably have to DVR it as it airs Wednesdays at 2:30 a.m. This season they are trying something new—a rotating line-up of comedic guest hosts on each episode, like Paul F. Tompkins (Best Week Ever), Zach Selwyn (Attack of the Show!, White People Problems), Jacob Fleischer (Intercourse With A Vampire), Team Tiger Awesome (Oprah is Dead, Avatar’d, Chick Drinks), Jay Larson (Live at Gotham, The Laundry Room) and Reigel and Blatt (IKEA Song, Weekend Plans). [Atom.com]
Kevin Pollak and crew’s well-received comedy series Vamped Out rolled its finale of its 6-episode opening season this week on Babelgum (see below). FEARnet went so far as dubbing it “the funniest web series since The Guild.” Odds are looking good that we’ll see more from stars Pollak, Samm Levine and Jason Antoon. [Babelgum]
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