GameTap Envisions New Tomb Raider

GameTap, the broadband gaming network, has begun releasing a series of 10 animated shorts as part of a series called Re\Visioned. The first video game to get re-imagined is Tomb Raider, and on July 10th, the first of 10 new episodes released on the site. Yesterday the 4th installment launched. Titled Revenge of the Aztec Mummy (below), Lara Croft was voiced by Minnie Driver, designed by David Álvarez, scripted by Brian Pulido and brought to life by Turner Studios, the Flash animation team behind Adult Swim shows Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (series finale this Sunday) and Stroker and Hoop. Episode 8, Pre-Teen Raider, is due out in less than a month, and features Flash animation by Six Point Harness.


Aztec Mummy was produced by Elliot Blake, and the animation team included Steve Vitale, Bryan Capik, Les Harper, Jon Henshaw, Mario Orlando, Jamal Otolorin, and Darrell Phillips. Vitale directed the animation for Aztec Mummy, while you can see Harper’s direction in the upcoming episode Legacy.

7 Comments

  1. Gene Fowler July 20, 2007

    Atta boy Jamal!!

    Fatkat Alumni represent!

  2. SOOPER DOOPER! Awesome work Steve, Les,Darrell, Bryan, Jon, Mario and Da’man “Jamal”.

  3. Anonymous July 22, 2007

    god awful

  4. greasypigstudios July 22, 2007

    More than anything, I surely wasn’t expecting something that was a cross between a Trix commercial and an episode of Scooby Doo (but with boobs and guns). I like that style in general, it works well with Flash, but who woulda thought that was a good fit for Tomb Raider?

  5. Anonymous July 25, 2007

    zoinks, scoob! that was terrible!

  6. Anonymous August 3, 2007

    Great design, and solid animation. some of the gags didnt do it for me. but I dont usually dig cartoony stuff.

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  1. [...] And last year, GameTap, the broadband gaming network, hired Six Point Harness to make a series of animated shorts featuring the characters from several of these original game properties. They’re essentially marketing tools to drive more subscriptions to the online service, but you can also play some classic online games for free including Defender and Joust. They were directed by Chris Martin, Fawn Veerasunthorn and Mac Whiting and fell under the ReVisioned brand, which also saw some 2007 Lara Croft shorts. [...]

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