Forget Batman Vs. Superman. The most unusual superhero mashup out there is coming back. Husband-and-wife-duo Lindsay Small-Butera and Alex Small-Butera have successfully raised $112,722 on Kickstarter to create nine new episodes of Baman Piderman, their absurd Mondo Media series.
Baman Piderman follows its two heroes, who are “special” versions of Batman and Spiderman. In each episode, they go on a different adventure, whether it be drinking tea, telling a joke, or applying for a job. The series debut might be the silliest 30 seconds Mondo Media has to offer.
Thus far, Baman Piderman has spanned 23 episodes and 25 million views, with the most recent one debuting in December 2012. While that represents a good run, the Small-Buteras wanted to give their creation the ending it deserves, so they went to Kickstarter in search of $50,000, which they would use to create a final five episodes.
Thanks to their fans, the Small-Buteras more than doubled their initial goal, allowing them to achieve a number of stretch goals. They will now make nine episodes instead of five and will treat fans to bloopers, behind-the-scenes footage, and a music video that will feature music from Potter Puppet Pals creator Neil Cicierega.
The Small-Buteras are not the first Mondo Media animators to find crowdfunding success. Previously, the team behind Dick Figures used Kickstarter to raise the funds they needed to create a movie based off their crude animated series. This time, the animation network’s fans have ensured that Mondo’s two greatest superheroes will return for one last, glorious hurrah.