This summer we’re going to cartoon the first Hotdog Sandwich short and we want your help! An official followup to the 2015 film Fat Pants, EAT WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY is a portrait of Malcolm, a modern American young-person raised on TV and prescription drugs, ripe with developmental problems, and the story of his sweet grandma Lola—a strong and loud lady that immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s after surviving off eating newspaper in the Philippines for 30 years, ultimately providing passage for Malcolm into the wonders of contemporary America. “Eat When You’re Hungry” is something Mal’s mom says all the time but it’s not always sound advice. More details soon. Kickstarter coming later.
HOTDOG SANDWICH ANIMATION REEL 2018
Highlights from cartoons we've made over the past year with clients including Warner Bros, MTV, Viceland, Funny Or Die, Super Deluxe, Starburns Industries and more.
Featuring the song 'Which Dog's Hot? (Sand)' written and recorded by Hotdog Sandwich.
OTHER MUSIC: THE STORY OF AN ICONIC INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE || FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY || NOVEMBER 2017-CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS
Hotdog Sandwich is currently animating on their first feature-length documentary, helping Directors/Producers Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu bring stories of the Other Music record store to life. Check out their fully-funded and poppin off Kickstarter Page!
"SWAY" BY NEXXTHURSDAY FEAT. LIL YACHTY AND QUAVO ||| WARNER BROTHERS + SUPER DELUXE ||| MUSIC VIDEO ||| OCTOBER 2017
Warner Bros + Super Deluxe + Hotdog Sandwich made an animation/live-action music video. Directed by Michaela McEttrick and animated by Hotdog Sandwich + Kirby Allen. The video premiered on Complex and garnered over 6.7 million views. Complex HYPEBEAST XXL
'BREAK THE ICE' BY FUNNELCAKE ||| MUSIC VIDEO ||| MARCH 2018
A lone nerd kills the mood at the Hammy Heights High School After Prom when he sings a telling karaoke song to a girl who has rejected him countless times in the past. Our latest and greatest music video!
I WAS ALWAYS TALKING ||| BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND RECORDS ||| MUSIC VIDEO ||| DECEMBER 2016
An interplanetary breakup turns psychedelic sci-fi cartoon in our music video for Sam Kogon's 'I Was Always Talking' feat. Frankie Cosmos. Read the video write-ups here:
The Creators Project // The A.V. Club // Impose // Paste Magazine
HIGH CRIMES 'TACO LADY' ||| MTV + CARTUNA ||| TV BROADCAST ||| APRIL 2017
Short sketch done for a canceled show on MTV, what a shame! It was a fun bit. Contact us for the password!
BALLY SNOWTIME ||| VIDEO CARTOON ||| DECEMBER 2017
Started off as a 10-second Instagram campaign for Gifted Youth. We added to this cartoon over the course of three Christmases and now we have the fully unhinged Bally Snowtime. Glass shatters, puke spills, and lives are lost. Happy holidays from Hotdog Sandwich.
SAD WATER ||| COMMERCIAL ||| APRIL 2018
We did a commercial for Sad Water, the only water you should feel ethically comfortable letting slide down your gullet. Head over to www.sadwater.com and grab a bottle or ten.
PARTY LEGENDS SEASON 2 EP. 8: KIM GORDON IN ACOUSTIC MELTDOWN ||| VICELAND/STARBURNS INDUSTRIES ||| TV BROADCAST ||| JULY 2017
Hotdog Sandwich + Zack Antell animate Kim Gordon's tour stories with Sonic Youth, Neil Young and Nirvana. Aired internationally on VICELAND in July 2017.
FAT PANTS ||| VIDEO CARTOON ||| MAY 2015
Malcolm Rizzuto's animated fictional autobiography about a dude trying to make sense of his learning disabilities, parent's failed marriage, and oversized clothing. It was selected in over a dozen film festivals and featured in Vimeo Staff Picks and The AV Club's Great Job, Internet!
The A.V. Club Review
TRIPLE D ||| LIVE MUSIC VIDEO ||| MARCH 2016
The Hotdog Sandwich boys got to guest direct a live session for Syracuse University's Scarier Dome VHS Session series with the Brooklyn-based band Blasteroid. Watch Malcolm strangle and shave the head of the lead guitarist, triggered by years of repressed jealousy.
NOBODY CAN CONTROL TRUMP ||| FUNNY OR DIE ||| VIDEO CARTOON ||| SEPTEMBER 2017
A video cartoon about the most powerful man in the world watching TV and writing hate mail with his thumbs. Written by Dan Abramson, produced by Kate Lily, and directed/animated/sound design by Hotdog Sandwich.
NOTHING IS NOTHING || PERSONAL DOCUMENTARY || MAY 2016
Sam reflects on the various occurrences of death throughout his life. A personal documentary by Spencer Garrison that premiered at Syracuse International Film Festival.