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Korgoth of Barbaria (2006)

Unsold TV pilot and a dark, violent and gory sword and sorcery spoof set in a postapocalyptic new dark age about a Conan-like barbarian warrior hired to steal a golden goblin from a dangerous wizard who lives in a tower in the sky.

Directors:

Aaron Springer, Genndy Tartakovsky (uncredited)

Writers:

Aaron Springer, Aaron Springer (creator)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Diedrich Bader ... Korgoth / Henchman #1 (voice)
Corey Burton ... Specules / Narrator / Doorman / Henchman #2 (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Stink / Scrotus / Henchman #4 (voice)
Tom Kenny ... Hargon / Henchman #3 (voice)
Craig T. Raisner ... Gog-Ma-Gogg / Bargrot (voice)
Susan Spano ... Orala (voice)
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Korgoth is a 22-minute animated parody of the sword and sorcery genre and follows the exploits of the most feared and physically awesome barbarian the world has ever seen. When an unsavory ruffian swings an axe into Korgoth's shoulder, it just makes him angry. And he's irritable and bellicose at the best of times. Korgoth lives in a world of spiteful wizards, overweight inn-keepers, devious and hedonistic thieves and distressed, scantily-clad maidens. Through brute strength, an absolute adherence to the tenets of stoicism, and a fair amount of sheer luck, Korgoth often finds himself coming out ahead of his medieval antagonists. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

On June 18, 2006, Adult Swim ran a bumper announcing that Korgoth of Barbaria was officially picked up as a series, because of its critical and commercial success with garnering high ratings. Later events, including a formal petition to revive the show, would indicate that it was dropped before production began, due to high production costs. See more »

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Korgoth: Hairy balls of the gods!
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References Fire and Ice (1983) See more »

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So pitch perfect it was hard to believe
11 July 2006 | by laxcatSee all my reviews

Have you ever been to an animation film festival? Imagine one of the funniest of the violent independent animations you've seen, fill it full of gag humor like you might see on Futurama, apply a mini-epic plot, add copious amounts of heavy metal, and you've got Korgoth of Barbaria.

Made by Aaron Springer of SpongeBob SquarePants fame, the brilliant pilot suggests someone who has been under the constrains of a animation for children for a little too long. While the drawing style is like few other things on TV (it really does have that independent feel), the animation direction of Genndy Tartakovsky is very apparent in the quick, jerky action oriented style, very similar to his Samurai Jack.

This show shows promise like few others I've seen and is part of a lineup that will probably go down as a golden age in original programming for adultswim.


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