Brain Dump is an independently-made adult animated web series created, written, animated, and edited by Max Gilardi, better known under his online alias HotDiggedyDemon, where the host, Max Gilardi, mainly talks about recent movies (usually specific cinematic elements) and television in a hilariously cynical and self-deprecating-filled fashion.
Its first episode, "WHAT ZOOTOPIA GOT WRONG" was published on September 2, 2016.
As of April 25, 2020, the series has twenty-five episodes.
A mean, crude, bald curmudgeon talks about stuff he likes with a sentient computer and a goofy cartoon ghost.
Why It Rocks
- Max Gilardi, an experienced YouTuber animator who simultaneously hosts, writes, animates, voices, and edits the entire series with little-to-minor help at all, is the leading man and takes full advantage of it. From potshots to his physicality to his more personal interests (He knows all the words to songs from Raggedy Ann & Andy: a Musical Adventure AND watches serial killer documentaries, after all), he easily becomes one of the entertaining and sympathetic characters on the show.
- The animation. my god, the animation! Not only does Max spends countless hours (approx. several months!) by himself animating every single traditionally and computer-animated segment, he does so with incredible detail, TV-quality smoothness, and Ren and Stimpy-esque
- The series wouldn't look too out of place on something like [adult swim].
- Burnbot, the computer robot assistant to Max, is one of the cutest and endearing characters on the show, especially when she caps off each episode with one of many vulgar automated insults.
- You'd expect such an insulting cynic infamous for his love of extreme black comedy (like Sam Raimi's Evil Dead movies) to be the most caustic of all critics, but Max is actually fair and levelheaded to all movies, even to those he dislikes.
- He did a well-put together, in-depth review on TTSW, which is one of the best episodes of the series, though it was taken down.
- The show pokes-and-prods the concept of YouTube clickbait a few times, with one major episode claiming that the Star Wars spin-off film, Rogue One, was discreetly pushing some sort of pro-choice agenda, only for Max and Goofball to end up spending half of the episode squabbling back and forth over a box of Grandma Brownie's Chocolate Chunker Wunker Bunkers (Now with even bigger chunks of chocolate chunks!) brand cereal.
- Goofball, a seemingly harmless parody of Casper, is undeniably the most unlikable character. He tortures, belittles, messes, and acts like a massive jerkass, at least to Max. Of course, he was most likely meant to parody such annoying characters, so mission accomplished.
- This even bleeds into Max as well, as he also becomes a massively sore pain in the ass, intentionally yet unintentionally insulting his personal assistant, Burnout, prompting in a seperation from him.
- Due to Max's endless cynicism and love for all things gross and gore, he does animate some pretty unsettling (albiet well-made) visuals, such as Mrs. Keene from The Powerpuff Girls lying worriedly barely-clothed upon a hospital bed, as surgeons around her are making preparations for a breast vasectomy.
- According to sources, it takes an estimated $1,500 to produce an episode of Brain Dump.