- For the eponymous duo consisting of Killgar and Hogstrong, see Starbarians (warriors).
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Starbarians is an animated series created by animator Harry Partridge. The cartoon follows the adventures of the titular characters, Killgar and Hogstrong, as they travel the universe as part of their "ongoing mission". As well as animating it, Partridge also writes the episodes and voices the majority of the characters. Partridge's girlfriend, Joyce "sucho" Oder, provides colour assistance, and the show's musical theme was composed by Brian Sadler.
An image of the Starbarians posted in 2010 included a short premise underneath:
Before the animated teaser was first released on the Internet on September 3, 2010, Starbarians had been a concept that Harry Partridge wanted to expand upon as a potential series since at least 2008, where two early concept images were uploaded to his DeviantART page during late June and early July. Another image was uploaded on March 31, 2010, which was also uploaded to Newgrounds, and included a brief description of the characters and premise of the show.
Some of the designs come from Partridge's planned original work Space Opera; an early design of Siad, originally a character in Space Opera, can be found on his DeviantART page, and much of Killgar's appearance seems to be based upon a character called Ace Spacely (such as his pointed chin and large frame). On March 6, 2016, Partridge revealed an early animatic of Space Opera showcasing Ace Spacely aboard his ship, The Space Bastard, which showcased more similarities to Starbarians; Partridge even referred to Ace Spacely as "proto-Killgar".
Partridge has noted that he pitched the series and a contract for optioning it was written up, but he ultimately decided that he'd rather remain in control.
Musical theme Edit
- Original Starbarians theme
- Finalised Starbarians theme
The musical theme for the series was composed by musician Brian Sadler in 2010, although Partridge did attempt to produce a theme tune himself prior. Ultimately, he decided against using his own as he found Sadler's theme to be "one thousand times better". He did, however, upload his own theme to Newgrounds.
- Main article: Merchandise
Although no merchandise currently exists, Partridge has expressed plans for releasing both a graphic novel and action figures.
|Starbarians||Hogstrong • Killgar|
|Villains||Scrotor • The Beast of Gorlax • Siad • Trinosaur • Eternoid leader|
|Females||Bustilda • Newsreader • Zoa|
|Miscellaneous||Ace Spacely • King of Space • King|
|Upcoming / cut||Thi-Lena • Thrillgar • Sheriff|
|Episodes||The Starbarians' Die • Episode 1.5 • The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1) • Episode 3|
|Miscellaneous||Space Opera • Animatic • Teaser • Episode 3 (April Fools)|
|Planets / major locations||Terrax • Mammoria • Galeron V • Three-ringed planet • Primitive planet • Gladius|
|Minor locations||Astrogar • Drakovia • Karmaggis • Killgaria • Sibelius prime • Squatovia|
|Miscellaneous||The DD Rex|
|Director / lead animator||Harry Partridge|
|Colour / animation assistance||Joyce Oder • Emma-Louise Wakley • Marion Bricaud|
|YOTTA animation assistance||Cal Moray • Jake Ganz • Joel Cheetham • Audrey Kare • Chris Ko • Brandon Clark|
|Voice||Erica Wexler • Marianne Miller|
|Other||Benzaie • HuHa! • Joe Amaro|
|Click on any of the images in this gallery to view them at a larger resolution.|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 DeviantART image: Starbarians by ~Harry-Partridge
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Newgrounds image: Starbarians by HappyHarry
- ↑ Newgrounds: Starbarians Teaser
- ↑ YouTube: Starbarians Teaser
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 DeviantART image: Starbarian by ~HarryPartridge
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 DeviantART image: Starbarian 2 by ~HarryPartridge
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 DeviantART image: Siad by ~HarryPartridge
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 DeviantART image: Ace Spacely sketch by ~HarryPartridge
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 DeviantART image: Ace Spacely by ~HarryPartridge
- ↑ Twitter: More hard drive salvage! ...
- ↑ Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: @Literalz I did and a cont ...
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Newgrounds audio: Harry's Starbarians Theme
- ↑ Brian Sadler filmography: The Music of Brian Sadler
- ↑ Newgrounds image: STARBARIANS by sucho
- ↑ Newgrounds image: Starbarians Commission for Adrien by HappyHarry
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 Twitter message: Sorry, these...
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 Twitter message: Some funny old Starbarians...
- ↑ Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: Starbarians background lin ...
- ↑ Twitpic image: Starbarians background line art. My colourist @NGSucho is rea...
- ↑ Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: More Starbarians girls art ...
- ↑ Twitpic image: More Starbarians girls art. More disapproving looks from my g...
- ↑ Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: Starbarians action figures ...
- ↑ Twitpic image: Starbarians action figures? You'd buy one right...RIGHT?
- ↑ Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: Starbarians action figure ...
- ↑ Twitpic image: Starbarians action figure turnarounds...
- ↑ Twitter: Gee, this base would look really ...
- ↑ Twitter: Arm. pic.twitter.com/JrWduomhNG