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Fun Dead
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Release date 28 February 2014
Credits Paul ter Voorde (animator)
Thomas Ridgewell (writer)
Eddie Bowley (co-writer)[1]
Tim Hautekiet (Edd)
• Thomas Ridgewell (Tom)
Matt Hargreaves (Matt)
Yoav Landau (musician)

• Todd Bryanton (musician)
• Dan Pugsley (sound design)

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Fun Dead is the latest episode of Eddsworld, released on the 28th of February, 2014.

The plot revolves around Edd, Matt, and Tom travelling to the amusement park ASDFland whilst remaining oblivious to a zombie apocalypse.

Development

The name "Fun Dead" was chosen by Tom Ridgewell from several entries posted by Eddsworld fans on Facebook and Twitter. This marks the first time in the Eddsworld community where the fans had a chance to come up with a name for an Eddisode.

On 17 February 2013, Tom posted on Eddsworld's Twitter that "there's gonna be plenty of opportunities for aspiring voice actors to help out" in the future.[2] Characters who were available to audition for included a male news announcer, and two British news announcers.[3]

On 12 March 2013, Ridgewell stated that the episode would take a while to make, and asked if anyone would like to see "Tom's Tales of Craziness" in the meantime (a sequel to "Tom's Tales of Awesome" and "Tom's Tales of Brilliance").[4] It was also stated that Tom's Tales never stopped; they simply evolved into the asdfmovie series.[5]

Bacon Cola Fun Dead
"Animation on Fun Dead has begun"[5]
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"Edd's cat Ringo also makes an appearance."[6]
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An image from the episode, of a television advertising Bacon Cola, was posted on Twitter three days later, signalling the start of animation on the episode.[7] The image itself is a reference to "WTFuture" (and "This World of Edd"), where Edd, Tom, and Matt are watching a Cola with Bacon advert from outside a "Televisions and Cheese" store.

On 1 May 2013, in a video called "ULTRA UPDATE!", Tom stated that he had been suffering from writer's block for about a year up to that point, and has hired his close friend Eddie Bowley, who voiced Jon in "Hammer & Fail (Part 1, Rival Builders)" and "Hammer & Fail (Part 2, Rooftop Rumble)", on board to co-write the script.[1]

The first two completed scenes were shown at VidFest during the Eddsworld panel on 25th May. It is revealed that the animation is done so that means only music is left Some footage can be seen at the end of the "Tom's Tales of Crazy".[8] Extra footage was shown during the last few minutes of the Eddsworld episode of "Heroes of Animation with Bing".[9]

On November 3, 2013, it was revealed via Twitter that Fun Dead is currently back in development after a six month haitus.[1]

Full animation was finished on February 16th, 2014.

On February 28, 2014, Fun Dead was uploaded to the Eddsworld YouTube Channel [2]

Plot

The Eddisode starts with Edd, Tom and Matt watching a news report. The report starts of by confirming that the zombehs from "The Snogre" have started a full fledged zombie apocalypse and that local citizens are trying to keep them at bay. The people shown in the report are Paul, Patryk and possibly Tord (silhouette) fighting off zombies. However, the group seems to ignore the report or not even understand it because, they are clueless to the zombie apocalypse outside. Then after Edd states how bored he is, a commercial for ASDF Land comes on. Edd decides he wants to go, but when he asks Tom and Matt they both relive painful memories of their past. Tom remembers a bear with a shotgun killing his father and, Matt remembers a memory where he gave guns to a bear and caused Tom's father's death. Then the gang decides to go to ASDF land and gets in the car. While driving there, the intro plays. Then they get their tickets accidentally from a zombeh in the ticket booth and have begin having fun.

They all decide to split up (still not even realizing the many zombehs around them): Edd goes to the roller coasters, Tom goes to the arcade, and Matt decides to win some novelty toys from the carnival games. Edd goes to the roller coaster and walks through tons of zombehs without even realizing. A man in the line for the roller coaster gets accidentally pushed into a zombeh by Edd and has his limbs ripped off. When Edd gets in the roller coaster, an announcement goes off saying to keep hands and feet in the ride. After hearing this, Edd grabs the mans severed arm and sits it next to him. Next, you see Tom playing a pixelated arcade version of Bang, Boom, Splat. He is doing fine until a horde of zombehs breaks through the arcade walls. Tom seems to just think they're part of the game and tries to shoot at them with the light gun. He just thinks the light gun is of batteries or something and grabs Paul's rifle off the ground lying next to Paul's dead body. In fact, in the background Patryk's corpse is propped up against an arcade cabinet.

After shooting the zombehs, he hands the gun to a little boy and walks off. It is implied the boy dies because, the scene changes while he's just standing there with tons of zombies around him. Then, we see Matt has won a ton of novelty toys. There is a cymbal monkey in a prize claw that Matt then notices. He says to himself he needs to have it, and states he'll even call it "Little Tom." A zombeh comes up to him while he's trying to get it and Matt thinking its a man, just pushes him away saying "Back off, the monkeys mine!" The gang meets up at a bench and eats some cotton candy, or candy floss, as it's called in the show. A zombeh crawls to the gang but, they seem to think he's just a hungry beggar (the zombeh that crawled up to them is in fact the zombehfied man who Edd knocked into the zombehs). Edd tries to give him candy floss, still thinking hes a beggar, and the zombeh rudely rejects it. After a second of thinking, Edd realizes that only a zombeh wouldn't eat candy floss.

The gang just seems to accept the whole zombeh thing and they begin to fight. Matt finds a claw machine with guns and tries to get one. Edd slaps a girl zombeh who tries to eat him, only to have her slap him back. Tom is being attacked and yells at Matt to hurry up and get a gun. Matt gets something, and it turns out he got "Little Tom." Tom throws Little Tom at the zombehs causing an explosion and wiping out a few. The gang gets on to a nearby Ferris wheel and goes up only, to be terrified when the ferris wheel comes back down. Edd, Tom and Matt all jump on nearby bumper cars then, go through a montage of playing carnival games only the object is to kill zombies in odd, carnival related ways. They then run to some kind of building to escape a horde of zombehs in the park and try to get in the door. However, its locked and they're screwed. The zombehs are rushing across a line trying to get to them however, when Edd puts the rope gate down at the end of the line, the zombehs just stop. Edd then states he has an idea.

In the next scene you can see the gang writing "Fun Dead" where the old ASDF Land logo used to be. They transform ASDF Land into a huge zombeh themed park full of zombehs and fun things. They seem to act very harshly to anyone with complaints though; people came up complaining about bits or blood in their food and Tom pulled a lever, which cause the complainers to fall into a trap door full of zombehs. Matt then shows us Little Tom however, he has been zombehfied somehow. The episode ends with Little Tom clapping his cymbals and the credits rolling.

Cast

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Behind the Scenes

Cameos

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Trailer

Eddsworld - Fun Dead Zombeh Attack IV (Teaser Trailer)(00:11)
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Eddsworld Fun Dead (CLIP)(00:32)
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Trivia

Firsts

  • This is the first Eddsworld episode released in 2014, and the first to be released after Tom's battle with depression.
  • This marks the first time since the "Zombeh Attack" series in which Edd, Tom, and Matt are engaged in battle with zombies.
  • This is the first zombeh episode to not be named after the Zombeh series.
  • This is the first full Eddisode to be released that Edd Gould didn't have involvement in.
  • The theme song to Fun Dead is strikingly similar to the theme song of Shaun Dead, which was used during the intro of Zombeh Attack #1.
  • The song during the ASDFLAND commercial is an "harmonical version" of Tom's Dog, a song in asdfmovie 5 made by Yoav Landav (The Living Tombstone)

Other Milestones

  • This is the second zombeh episode in which Matt is not featured as an evil zombie general, the first being Zombeh Nation.
  • This is the second time Little Tom has appeared in Eddsworld, the first being in Zombeh Nation, While Matt was looking for a weapon in the NewsAgent store.
  • Ringo makes his third appearance in the series here.
  • This marks the third time in the series when Cola With Bacon is mentioned, the other two being "This World of Edd" and "WTFuture" but it will not be the same advert.
  • The image showing Edd, Tom, and Matt watching TV became unusually popular, to the point where it has been redrawn in various different styles on Tumblr.

Visuals

  • The opening for Fun Dead is different from any other Eddisode so far. With the name "Eddsworld" written in blood, this may suggest that this Eddisode was intended to be darker than others previously released.
  • The news station broadcasting the "Zombie Outbreak" story is labeled ZNN, a parody of CNN.
  • The Breaking News bulletins on the TV screen mention that someone has found the cure for HIV, but is hard to point out because the bulletins scroll upside down. Also under the name of the top story, "Zombie Outbreak", there was a caption that reads "VOTE FOR OBAMA!" This is changed to "THE DEAD RISE!" later on.
  • The upside-down news bulletin, when flipped upright, reads: "Breaking News: Man flips news bulletin upside down".
  • A portrait of Pearl from Bumming Crew was hanging on Edd's living room wall. This is changed to Diwi later on.
  • Tom's book is titled "How To Pretend You're Reading."
    • If you stop at 0:26, you can see one page of Tom's book says, "STARE BLANKLY AT THIS PAGE,"  and the other showing the very badly drawn picture of Paul.                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • A girl with a pink hoodie and braces seen in the asdfland commercial resembles Mabel Pines from Disney's Gravity Falls.
  • Each time Edd intterupts the commercial, The pictures of Edd, Tom and Matt in the background evolve from their original designs to the latest.
  • The entire intro of Edd and the gang going to asdfland is a nod to the original Zombeh Attack.
  • The amusement park that Edd and the guys go to visit is "asdfland".
  • When the car's outside is shown, a near-perfect replica of Edd's house (pre-Hammer and Fail) is seen in the background, the only difference being the door.
  • A picture of Diglett from the Pokémon series can be seen at the Whack-a-Mole game
  • The silhouette cameo marks Tord 's first appearance in five years.
  • The license plate on the gang's car reads "130985 SMB". This is a reference to the original Super Mario Bros., as the number "130985" is short for the game's original Japanese release date: 13 September 1985.
  • The GameCube from Edd Again still resides in the living room.
  • This is the second time Jasper makes a cameo as a zombie, the first time being Zombeh Attack III.
  • The arcade cabinet that Tom looks at is playing a 16-Bit version of Bang, Boom, Splat!, a Flash game Edd created in 2008.
  • While Tom is playing Bang, Boom, Splat! There is a arcade machine in the background with man resembling Fix it Felix from Wreck it Ralf on the side.
  • All of the scenes featuring the characters from Bumming Crew are changed.
  • The scene when Edd says "Who would say no to candy floss? Unless they were... VAMPIRES! No, wait... ZOMBIES!!" is similar to the line from Scary Movie 4, "Unless you a zombie".
  • The bear who kills Tom's father is Yogi Bear, and his tattoo (CINDY) is a reference to Cindy Bear.
    • A fourth picture frame is smashed and fallen on the floor. This picture frame could be a photo of Tord, symbolizing that he had left the Eddsworld crew.
  • The two girls in the commercial are the before and after girl from Art is serious.
  • There is a food stand called Jill Sandwich, referencing the popular game series, Resident Evil.
  • Clementine's hat from The Walking Dead appears when Tom plays the Test-Your-Might game in the zombie killing montage.
  • A white Mario toy is seen among the prizes Matt is carrying in his arms at 4:48, also amongst the collection of toys in Matt's arms are...
    • Catbug
    • Skeff
    • A mirror
    • A dog
    • And LOTS of ASDF characters
  • In the claw game, there is gold ingot amongst the stuffed toys.
  • In the background when Matt spots Little Tom at 4:54, you can see Rick Grime's sheriff hat from The Walking Dead and the Mine Turtle from asdfmovie.
  • In the crowd of Zombehs where Girl Tord can be found, a zombehfied Shaun and Ed from Shaun of the Dead are seen.
  • A Tomee Bear can be seen as one of the prizes for the Tin Can Alley at 7:11.
  • Desmond the Moon Bear seems to be 1st Prize for the Tin Can Alley.
  • There are many notes on the Complaints booth at 8:33, here is what they say...
    • "I waited a whole year for this? -Every Youtuber"
    • "I don't like the style."
    • "Edd's voice sounds different."
    • "WHERE'S TORD?"
    • "When is the next episode coming out?"
    • "ASDFLAND? REALLY?"
    • "You're just trying to make money."
    • "It's not the same."
  • When Matt holds up zombehfied Little Tom , you can see his thumb has been bitten by the same mentioned zombiefied Little Tom.
  • Zeke from Zombies Ate My Neighbors appears in line for the rollercoaster.
  • The way that Tom throws Little Tom at the zombies and it blows up could be a reference to Call Of Duty: Zombies, where a weapon is a toy monkey pipe bomb. Little Tom looks a lot like the Monkey Bomb.
  • Before the man says "Wow, that was a short apocalypse", one of the kids says "Amazing" has the same voice as the Mushroom from Hide and Seek short, implying that the kid maybe a human version of that mushroom.
  • When the gang go to the ticket booth, the door has a fire-axe stuck in the door with a hole with words on the door saying "Johnny Was Here", this is a reference to the famous "Here's Johnny!" scene in The Shining, where Jack breaks a hole through the door to the bathroom Wendy is hiding in with a fire axe, peeks his head through the hole and yells "Here's Johnny!"
  • For a split second, you can see "They're Coming To Get You Barbara" on the headlines at the bottom of the TV screen. This is a reference to Night Of The Living Dead, the first ever movie to feature the modern zombie. Where at the beginning, a man calls to Barbara the exact same line as the zombies start to rise. It's also said in Shaun of the Dead.
  • A blue-haired Coke from Bumming Crew can be seen in line for the rollercoaster. His appearance is a reference to Sonic the Hedgehog, due to his blue T-shirt, blue mohawk, and a gold ring on the T-shirt.
  • Timbo from Bumming Crew appears as a Zombeh.
    • He appears to be wearing a birthday hat and has a rope tied to his neck, which is a reference to the Bumming Crew Episode, A Series of Seemingly Average Events, where Timbo commits suicide by hanging himself.
  • Marc Lovallo, creator of "Eddsworld - The Movie" is seen as a zombeh in the intro.
  • There are many Shaun of the Dead references in Fun Dead. Two of the zombies are Shaun and Ed from the film, the theme song, and Matt kicking a zombie saying he doesn't have spare change.
  • When Edd, Matt and Tom are watching the television, When 'Professor Why' is on, the TARDIS says "Herpa Derp".
  • When Matt is at the claw machine after they realize there were zombehs, he says "You know when I said I didn't have any spare change? I LIED!" which is a similar to another line in Space Face (Part 2) When Tom says "Matt, remember that time I told you I didn't hate you? I LIED!"
  • Mark, from Hammer and Fail 1 and 2 makes several appearances in the Eddisode. His appearances in Fun Dead are...
    • In the beginning as Edd, Matt and Tom are driving to ASDFland
    • When the zombehs break into the arcade on the right side
    • In the horde of zombehs near the candy floss booth
    • When the trio are riding the ferris wheel, he appears at the bottom right in the horde of zombehs
  • As the guys are driving to ASDFland and past zombified Timbo from Bumming Crew, there is a poster saying "Eggs, where do they come from?" This is a reference in Spares where Hellucard is saying "Ey Hed!" to all the Edds. Near him is a poster that says "Eggs. Don't think about where they come from."
  • Zombrex from the Dead Rising series can be seen when the rollercoaster was about to start.
  • Chris' and Zack's shirts from Hellbenders can be seen at the T-SHIRTS booth.
  • Coco can be seen in the ASDFland commercial at 0:51.
  • If you look closely at the apple in the fruit bowl in Edd's living room, you will see that it later changes to an iPhone, referencing the Apple company.
  • The claw machine Matt was playing in the carnival games is named, "THE CLAAAWWW!" This could be a possible reference to the aliens in Toy Story, saying that the claw machine is their master.
  • Sergio Dominguez (TheCartoonistMan) can be seen as a zombeh as the horde of zombehs break through the left side of the arcade.
  • If you look real closely at the bottom left of the arcade cabinet of Bang, Boom, Splat!, it says F-WORD.
  • A few of the buildings in the Eddsworld series can be shown on ZNN. These buildings are...
  • A large walk-in truck showing the logo of the Hostess Brands can be seen near the entrance of ASDFland.
  • Co-producer Eddie Bowley said he has contributed to Fun Dead in his video, A Story Of A Spoon. He simply added a spoon on the candy floss stand.
  • At 8:18, there is a fenced-in depressed horse eating macaroni, a reference to tom's "Holy Lonely Pony Eating Macaroni!" line in The Snogre .

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 YouTube: ULTRA UPDATE!
  2. Twitter: For Fun Dead there's gonna ...
  3. Twitter: ASPIRING VOICE ACTORS, we need ...
  4. Twitter: Fun Dead is gonna take quite ...
  5. 5.0 5.1 Twitter: Let's just ignore the fact ...
  6. Powl's Tumblr http://paultervoorde.tumblr.com/post/45956641888/who-can-forget-edds-cat
  7. Twitter: Animation on Fun Dead ...
  8. YouTube: Tom's Tales of Crazy
  9. YouTube: EddsWorld | Heroes of Animation with Bing | YouTube Geek Week


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