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Axe Cop is an American animated series based on the webcomic of the same name that was created by Ethan Nicolle and Malachai Nicolle. It premiered on Fox on July 21, 2013, as a part of the channel's Animation Domination HD programming block. The series consisted of 12 11-minute episodes in its first season.

A second season of Axe Cop, first announced by Ethan Nicolle on the Axe Cop website, began airing on FXX on April 16, 2015.

Plot




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Similar to the web-comic, the series features the titular police officer Axe Cop, his partner Flute Cop, and their allies Sockarang, Gray Diamond, Liborg, Bat Warthog Man, and Wexter as they fight various "bad guys" and avoid getting into conflict with the Normal Police.

Development


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Axe Cop is a popular web comic that was created by Ethan Nicolle and his young brother Malachai (five years old at the time of its creation). In playing with Malachai, Ethan found that his brother had a vivid and disjointed imagination, and developed the comic by taking the stories that Malachai told, refining the story to some point without losing Malachai's inventiveness, and drawing the comic around it. The web comic became very popular, leading to publishing deals with Dark Horse Comics for larger comic-book-sized stories.

The development of the Axe Cop series started from a conversation that Nick Offerman had with the ADHD producer Nick Weidenfeld some years before the program's debut. Offerman talked with Weidenfeld about the Axe Cop comic and stated that if a show was to be made from it, Offerman wanted to participate. Weidenfeld took the idea to Phil Lord and Chris Miller, also fans of the web comic, and they asked Weidenfeld to lead the project, stating that it "has to be emotional", in Weidenfeld's words. As Lord and Miller were working on 21 Jump Street at the time, they suggested Weidenfeld turn to Judah Miller for directional help. Weidenfeld and Miller arranged for a retreat along with writers Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein, voice actors Ken Marino, Patton Oswalt, and Offerman, and the comic creator Ethan Nicolle, where the group discussed their favorite parts of the comic and how to translate it into a show, keeping all the moments that are "100-percent pure Malachai". As they started to write some of the show's plots, they found themselves with narrative dead ends; Ethan used these moments to contact Malachai, explain the story so far and have Malachai provide the missing narrative. Malachai also provided additional advice during the animation process for the shorts when he visited the studios, such as insisting that Zombie Island be set in space, a tangent that the writers and animators quickly agreed with for its illogical humorous value and included in the short.

Episodes


The Origins of Axe Cop - IGN

Season 1 (2013)

The initial episode order for the series was six. On August 1, 2013, Fox ordered six additional episodes, bringing the season to a total of 12 episodes.

Season 2 (2015â€"present)

Principal cast


The Origins of Axe Cop - IGN
  • Nick Offerman - Axe Cop/Axey Smartist
  • Ken Marino - Flute Cop/Flutey Smartist, Fife Cop (ep. 3)
  • Rob Huebel - Gray Diamond/Mark Frankenstein
  • Megan Mullally - Anita, Mrs. G. (ep. 1), Joanie (ep. 1), Isabella M. (ep. 2), Queen of England (ep. 2), Book Cop's Mom (ep. 3), Gobber Smartist (ep. 5), Tracy (ep. 8), Waitress (ep. 9)
  • Patton Oswalt - Sockarang, Stockarang (ep. 3)
  • Tyler, The Creator - Liborg, Chief of Police (ep. 7)

Additional voices

  • James Adomian - Book Cop's Dad (ep. 3), Magic Cop (ep. 4)
  • Jane Adams - Red-Headed Woman (ep. 8)
  • Dave Allen -
  • Dee Bradley Baker - Vampire Man Baby Kid (ep. 13), Baboons (ep. 22)
  • Maria Bamford - Newscaster (ep. 15)
  • Jonathan Banks - Book Cop (ep. 3), Radio DJ (ep. 4)
  • Raymond J. Barry - Bad Santa (ep. 5)
  • Todd Barry - Dinosaur Horn Store Salesman (ep. 1), Todd (ep. 6)
  • Stephanie Beatriz -
  • Lake Bell -
  • Beck Bennett - Boy's Father (ep. 6)
  • Travis Bowe -
  • Betsy Brandt -
  • Andre Braugher - Lobster Man (ep. 16)
  • Alison Brie - Beautiful Girly Bobs (ep. 12)
  • Clancy Brown - Soldier (ep. 17), Reporter (ep. 18), Junior Cobbb (ep. 18), Satan (ep. 19), Bigfoot (ep. 21), Bad Hunter (ep. 21)
  • Jerrod Carmichael - Guy on Car (ep. 4)
  • Michael Chiklis -
  • Olivia Cooke - Loch Ness Monster (ep. 21)
  • Charley Damski - Alien Lab Worker (ep. 1)
  • Sam Elliott - Axe Cop's Dad (ep. 19)
  • Giancarlo Esposito - Army Chihuahua
  • Dan Harmon - Uni-Man, Magic Show Audience Member (ep. 4)
  • Dennis Haysbert - Frog (ep. 8)
  • Jared Harris - King of England (ep. 3)
  • Ryan Hurst -
  • Dave Jeser -
  • Jewel - Tear Sparrow (ep. 16)
  • Vincent Kartheiser - Bat Warthog Man
  • Udo Kier - Warden (ep. 14)
  • Jemima Kirke -
  • Heather Lawless - Dr. Miles (ep. 22)
  • Al LeVine - President (ep. 15, 22)
  • Luenell - Waitress (ep. 20)
  • Michael Madsen - Baby Man
  • Hunter Maki - Young Flutey Smartist (ep. 11)
  • Jack McBrayer - Mr. Chicken Chickenslice (ep. 19)
  • Cullen McCarthy - Young Axey Smartist (ep. 11), Young Ray (ep. 11)
  • Jack McGee - Turkey Turkey (ep. 10)
  • Scoot McNairy - Scoot (ep. 9, 15)
  • Ben Mendelsohn - Ben (ep. 9, 15)
  • Chris Messina -
  • Alfred Molina - Vampire Man Baby Kid's Father (ep. 13), Brilliant Evil Scientist (ep. 18)
  • Ethan Nicolle - Chubby Doll (ep. 4), Merman (ep. 5)
  • Malachai Nicolle - Opening Narration
  • Mike O'Malley - Ray (ep. 11)
  • Jordan Peele - Super Axe (ep. 8)
  • Richard Riehle - Tutukaka Male (ep. 20), Science Corp Scientist (ep. 22), Secret President Larry (ep. 22)
  • Alex Rubin - Kid (ep. 6)
  • Kristen Schaal - God (ep. 19)
  • Peter Serafinowicz - Dr. Doo Doo (ep. 2), Adolf Hitler (ep. 2), Chemist M. (ep. 2), Redcoat (ep. 3), Boy (ep. 6), Rabbit Ghost (ep. 6), King of All Time (ep. 16), Wizard Artist Rabbit (ep. 18)
  • Matt Silverstein -
  • June Squibb - Tutukaka Female (ep. 20)
  • David Strathairn -
  • Tara Strong - Refugee Woman (ep. 22)
  • Valery Summey - Poison (ep. 4)
  • Joe Unger - Police Officer (ep. 9), Farmer (ep. 10)
  • Deborah Ann Woll - Best Fairy Ever (ep. 12)
  • Dwight Yoakam -

References


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External links



  • Official website
  • Official Hulu site
  • Axe Cop at the Internet Movie Database
  • Axe Cop at TV.com

Review: Axe Cop: President of the World #1 (of 3) - Comics Bulletin

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