Cartoon Hangover, a YouTube channel focused on producing and distributing animated short-form content for the web, has released “Manly,” a brand new collaboration between “Adventure Time” storyboard artist and writer Jesse Moynihan and his brother, Justin, who also works on the show as a composer.
Manly is actually the name of the main character: a tough-as-nails teenager who is always hankering for her — yes, her — father’s approval. When Manly’s father orders her find her missing brother, she treats it as the ultimate opportunity to prove her worth.
Bold, hypnotic visuals, which frequently flirt with notions of the grotesque, are accented by a rather tragic score. Check out the short below and visit the “Manly” blog to explore the Moynihan brothers’ creative process.