Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie from SModcast Pictures.
Produced by Jason Mewes, written by Kevin Smith and directed by first time filmmaker Steve Stark, Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie follows the convenience store stoners from Clerks as they win the lottery and transform themselves into costumed avengers.
The parody features the voice talents of Mewes, Eliza Dushku, Tara Strong, Ralph Garman, Ben Gleib, Jennifer Schwalbach, author Neil Gaiman and Stan Lee. Phase 4 will release the film on May 6.
“Most comic book movies have a budget of $100m or more,” said Smith. “This is what a comic book movie looks like at $69,000. Yes, the budget was only $69,000, and yes, that naughty number was insisted upon by our producer, Jason Mewes.”
Larry Greenberg brokered the deal on behalf of Phase 4 Films with WME Global and Jordan Monsanto on behalf of SModcast Pictures.