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Web Comedy SHELF LIFE: Off-The-Shelf with Season 4
Rather than choosing their fourth season to jump the shark, Shelf Life, an irreverent web-comedy about four action figures on a young boy’s shelf, decided to cast one.
The fan-favorite series features the talents of Travis Willingham (Hero Man), Bryan Enk and Dee Bradley Baker (Samurai Snake), Tara Platt (Hero Lass), Yuri Lowenthal (Bug Boy), and Phil Morris (Black Velvet), and is taking the fans’ comments seriously in this new season. “If you’re lucky enough to have fans for your show, you better listen to what they like,” Tara says, “especially if they’re the ones paying for it.” Lowenthal concurs, “It’s humbling to see something you’re so passionate about get such a great response from other people. We’ll thank them the best way we know how: going bigger and better.”
Seasons 1-3 were all shot at Platt and Lowenthal’s Monkey Kingdom Productions studios in downtown Los Angeles, but in order to take the characters and the show up a notch, the team needed to get more space, literally. They rented an additional sound stage and a green screen studio to open the world up, go on exciting adventures and introduce new characters.
Fans may recognize some exciting new faces from Buffy, Criminal Minds, Dollhouse and more. Some of the actors that producers Platt and Lowenthal are also thrilled to welcome include Steven Dengler, Troy Butcher, Valerie Arem, Jennier Hale, Christopher May, John Ennis, Liam O’Brien, Sam Riegel and more to the guest cast. Stay tuned for more exciting cast announcements.
Season 4, which wrapped principal photography at the end of the year and is currently shooting second unit scenes, will take the pint-sized action-figures Hero Lass, Hero Man, Bug Boy and Samurai Snake off the shelf, and into the world on new adventures, thanks to the support of their proud fans. The show begins airing again on their YouTube channel www.youtube.com/