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ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ is an adult animated series about a group of townies struggling to change their hedonistic ways in the underbelly of a seemingly-picturesque college town.

ᵗʳᵃˢᴴ ᶜᵃᵗˢ is created in Los Angeles & made with the help of filmmakers & artists spanning across timezones and borders - each episode is loosely based on dumb stuff that happened in college during the mid 2010s.


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ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ exists in a universe where there are no humans, but plenty of humanoid animals, aliens, robots, and even living objects that are normally inanimate in our world - living in a society that is otherwise similar to ours. ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ aims to examine the culture of New England college towns while also capturing the essence of the 2010s. 

This series follows a group of community college dropouts stuck in a cycle of partying and apathy after veering off of the path to conventional success. The cats often interact with a whole host of side characters consisting of entitled students, shady business owners and fellow party animals. As townies, these characters have a unique perspective - they’re similar in age and exist in the same spaces as students - but are often a bit stigmatized and excluded from the perks, opportunities, security and community that comes with being enrolled.

These cats insist on crashing frat parties, loitering on campus and generally showing up where they aren’t welcome. Their townie status doesn’t stop them from partaking in the antics and insanity of party school culture. However this self-indulgent lifestyle starts to get stale for the characters - and they all slowly begin to question the path they’re on.


ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ full episodes aren't available online just yet - but you can follow mar_an_films & trash_cats_tv  on Instagram for the latest updates on festival screenings and opportunities for viewing 

The pilot episode of  ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ premiered in July 2023 at Channel 101 - it has since been voted back in the Prime Time slot for the past six months, where screen tests and rough draft portions of episodes 2 & 3 have screened in front of a live audience at Public Displays of Altadena. The series was nominated for two categories: Best Show & Best Animation and won Best Animation at the 2023 Channy Awards in early December 2023.


The pilot episode of ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ  was the only fully-animated short of 42 selected from over 500 submissions for The American Cinematheque's PROOF of Concept Film Festival in October 2023. It screened at the Culver Theater as part of the Daring Block.


The pilot episode of ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ  won Best Adult Short at the Duck and Red Octopus Film Festival  in September 2023 at the Ake Gallery in Homer, New York. Judges included Tom Kenny, Peter Hannan, Bobcat Goldthwait and other industry professionals.


The pilot episode of ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ  was featured in Silver Lake Shorts & Cartuna's August Screening at El Cid on Sunset Boulevard in 2023.


The pilot episode of ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ  was selected as part of the Volume 8 screening of Take Your Medicine & Smile's New Film Underground at ArtShareLA 


 ᵗʳᵃˢʰ ᶜᵃᵗˢ  Episode 2: Keep Yer Shoes Clean was selected to be apart of Sethward's Show & Tell Show in November 2023



Fang Dangler

This is Fang Dangler

Fang is a simple artist who struggles with motivation and staying on track. He's easily distracted and doesn't often think critically ‑ and makes poor decisions that result in unfortunate situations for him.

While he can be anxious
and neurotic, he's also kind hearted, extroverted and loved by many.

However, he becomes aggressive and overly competitive when he drinks. He loves going to bars and buying rounds for his friends, which is why he's often broke.

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He secretly wants to be a more professional and well‑rounded individual but feels stuck in the role of "life of the party". He was once enrolled in college but was unable to keep up with the workload and lacked the attention span needed to pass his classes.

Ham Sandwitchson

This is Ham Sandwitchson


Ham is someone you want on your side - a trickster who can talk himself and you out of trouble

He's clever and lazy, often tricking others into doing tasks for him. He'll often take charge of a situation and try to change the outcome in his favor as long as it doesn't take too much effort. He acts as the leader of the house, and despite his usual selfishness, he occasionally shows that he cares about his friends during moments of clarity.

While his bravado and generally outgoing personality are at the forefront, he also has a softer side he doesn't often reveal. He secretly worries about his future and lack of direction, understanding he can't con his way through life forever. He's Smokey's love interest, and they have a solid relationship but his constant pranks and cons sometimes irk Smokey.

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This is Smokey Bear


Smokey is a drab, introverted "Daria" type who is generally dissatisfied with her life, especially professionally. Like Fang, she's an artist but has yet to have any success in this endeavor and as a result she lacks
faith in herself and the profession of artistry in general.

Smokey Bear

She feels more like a hamster in a wheel than a cat and is pessimistic about the future. While the household is left‑leaning politically, Smokey is the most
militant and often expresses her displeasure of "the system" and disdain of others who don't share her political ideology. She's the most responsible of the group, (although that isn't saying much) and is the only one who makes weak attempts to get a "real job" despite the fact that she hates working and being a "cog in the wheel". 

She's only really happy watching Real Housewives and getting stoned with her housemates, who she cares deeply for, or when she's alone with her love interest Ham, who oddly thinks her dark sense of humor is hilarious. Smokey will occasionally manipulate others or act as an accomplice in one of Ham's many cons, but most of the time she wants what's best for her housemates. This desire often leaves her irritable and frustrated because she holds them to a standard they can never reach, but she loves them anyway. She secretly hates her negativity and wants to change, but doesn't know how, and is worried there's nothing else to her personality. So she keeps it up hoping it makes her seem more interesting

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Whiskers Rye

This is Whiskers Rye


Whiskers is a beautiful and social cat who loves partying, concerts and festivals. She's a headstrong "dirty hippie" or "wook" type whose mantra is 'peace, love & feminism', but usually she's anything but peaceful, and can get carried away easily. 

she loves attention and often gets hit on, but isn't interested in relationships or commitments of any kind - breezing through different hobbies and interests like flipping through the pages of last week's campus zine. Whiskers is probably the smartest of the group and longs to be taken more seriously, but her wild and outgoing personality make it hard for even her housemates to see her as more than just a literal party animal. 

She enjoys being the center of attention and will sometimes lead on suitors only to break their hearts later. She's respected for her ability to drink others much larger than her under the table. Kind and loving to her housemates, she will often act as the mom of the
group and is close with Smokey despite their personality differences. 

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 Also a college drop‑out, she knows she has the potential to do something substantial with her life, but just can't commit or make a decision with too much weight, and she's having too much fun to care.

Brendan Litebeer
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This is Brendan Litebeer


In most contexts, aliens would imply a mysterious outsider, but in this world aliens are an everyday occurrence and their existence is mundane. Brendan is your everyday, run‑of‑the‑mill stoner, a common space cowboy. He loves video games and spends most of his time either online, smoking pot, eating fried mac‑n‑cheese bites or doing all three activities simultaneously. 

Like the others in the house he is usually
unemployed but he's often recruited by Ham, along with Feng, to do errands for the house. He gets along great with Bill especially, but has trouble maintaining conversation and is often spaced out. He was enrolled in college at one point but he overslept and forgot to go to class the first day, so he didn't bother continuing. 

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A kind and gentle soul, he tries his best to be supportive of his friends even as he enables
their smoking habits. He's got a talent for tinkering with things and he's able to modify his gaming console and other mechanisms.

BILL 2.0
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This is BILL 2.0


Bill is a sentient computer who wants nothing more than to connect with others, but this is difficult for him because he's an anxious robot introvert who is often weirded out and confused by emotions and social norms.

He's best friends with Fang ‑ and they have a loving relationship but Bill will often tease and throw jabs at Fang because he's jealous of his effortless ability to interact with others.

Bill is incapable of calculating long‑term solutions to
problems and just lives day‑to‑day. Despite being a robot he does have emotions, and wants others to understand this, but doesn't always have the software capabilities to code how he feels.

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more updates coming soon!



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