New Poker Animation Series 'The Micros' Proving A HitDecember 13, 2010 11:23 am
The poker animation series known as ‘The Micros’ has got off to a good start after the seven minute pilot episode released on December 1st has already received over 93,496 views, as well as rave reviews.
The mini-series is the brainchild of CardRunners instructor John “JimmyLegs” Wray and DeucesCracked founder Jay Rosenkrantz who were even taken aback themselves by the video’s reception after they released it via YouTube.
“We’re actually a little surprised that the reaction was as explosive as it was. We thought it would take months to build up a fan base, but apparently there was a hunger for this kind of story and we stumbled right into it,” commented John “JimmyLegs” Wray.
The pilot episode of ‘The Micros’ included three main characters, including an online poker noob by the name of “SwedeTooth” who was showing a profit of only $3.50 after 800,000 hands played. His two friends in the show include a multi-tabling grinder unwilling to risk a shot at the higher stakes, and an online fearless maniac by the name of “Balls.”
Without spoiling the story, ‘The Micros’ recounts the tale of “SwedeTooth” and his pals as he decides to gamble his whole $203 bankroll on a MegaMillion tournament, with his friends buying a stake of his action.
Wray and Rosenkrantz have said they have now got some great ideas lined up for their poker series, including the cameo appearance of different poker celebrities. If they choose to do so they could also use some of the suggestions coming in from their new army of fans who have left plenty of positive comments at YouTube.
Unfortunately, because of the time required to produce the animation ‘The Micros’ is likely to be only a once a month release, although John Wray did have some good news for those fans who couldn’t wait that long:
“The next full episode is slated for January, but we hope to have a little somethin’ somethin’ out in time for the holidays. As for how many we want to produce, that’s open-ended right now. We love the world of “The Micros” and have a lot of stories we want to tell. But even with technological shortcuts like Xtranormal, animation still takes a long time to produce. So, we probably won’t be able to release more than one per month.”
In the meantime, for those of you who haven’t yet seen the pilot episode, click here.