Robot King

This isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely for me.

As a child of the 80s, I grew up watching awesomely terrible animated series like “Voltron” and “Battle of the Planets.” Awkward dialogue, stiff animation and occasionally incredible 2D effects sequences imbued these shows with a strange charm.

Jake Portman’s latest short channels these endearing/cringeworthy shows and asks the question:

“What would really happen if you gave control of a giant killer robot to a group of teenagers?”

It’s a fantastic premise for a hilarious short. It reminds me a bit of the remixed Fensler GI Joe PSAs, but with a dash more innuendo. (Penis submarine, anyone?)

Sound design by Braincloud, music by Shawn Lyon.


French: Nathan Sapsford
Barrel/Jack: Jeffery James Perry
Gina: Simone K. Smith
General: Greg Reynard

Jake Portman

Jake Portman
Anne Cuizon
Lorenzo de Guia

Special thanks to
Emily Rickard
Moses Journey
David Lewandowski