Remember how Seth MacFarlane decided to extend his animated brand of comedy into YouTube shorts? Well, he's at it again, but this time he's in cahoots with the people from Priceline. Which means, William Shatner? Shatner has done animated comedy before. What do you mean you don't remember "The Gavones"?!? Ahem.
This deal partners up Priceline.com, its "Priceline Negotiator" character and Seth MacFarlane‚Äôs Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, all through Media Rights Capital (MRC). The series of four shorts showed up this week on a new Cavalcade Hulu channel, the pre-existing YouTube space, Priceline and other content providers. Here's the latest one that showed up yesterday, which opens with an animated Priceline ad voiced by Shatner, followed by a short about a gay knight. Pretty much what you'd expect. Roll it!
Here's a quote from the release sent my way: ‚ÄúMRC has been thrilled with the success of Cavalcade. Our goal is to grow the audience and build on that success through our second partnership with Priceline,‚Äù said Modi Wiczyk, Co-CEO of Media Rights Capital. ‚ÄúSeth is one of America‚Äôs most brilliant creators and the Priceline Negotiator character has become synonymous with pop culture. Our integrated entertainment partnership allows us to deliver new content and allows Seth to do what he does best.‚Äù
Previously: I wrote this in 2008 about MacFarlane on the YouTube.