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Here at Glitch Productions we make long form animation series such as; Meta Runner and SMG4.

—Channel description, A part of the official description from the SMG4 channel

Glitch Productions (formerly Glitchy Boy Productions) is an animation company based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The company is known for currently producing and airing SMG4/Super Mario 64 Bloopers, TheAwesomeMario (until January 2018), Hobo Bros, SMG4's Hitbox and Meta Runner. It was first announced on May 24, 2017 in Big Things Are Happening (AND TONS OF AWESOME FAN ART!) - SMG4 Mail Time.

Intro and History

There have been four intros for the company videos.

The first intro appears in Big Things Are Happening (AND TONS OF AWESOME FAN ART!) - SMG4 Mail Time, starting on September 22, 2017. It starts with the Glitchy Boy appears with its screen popping out. The words Glitchy Boy then appear on the screen. This intro was last used on September 30, 2017 (SMG4: Stupid Luigi's Mansion) and was later replaced with the second intro.

The second intro appears in SMG4: War of the Fat Italians 2017, starting on October 7, 2017. The intro starts with a Game Boy cartridge (SMG4, TheAwesomeMario or Hobo Bros) being inserted into the Glitchy Boy. Then Glitchy Boy appears on its screen similar to the Game Boy Advance Startup (only the text is glitching out). This intro was last used on September 1, 2018 (SMG4: Mario SAW) and was replaced later with the third intro. At the same time in March, the company moved its office from Luke's old house to a new office house in Mascot, Sydney.[1]

The third intro appears in SMG4 Direct (HUGE CHANNEL UPDATE), starting on September 5, 2018 and it's the first intro with the new company name Glitch Productions. The intro simply starts with the logo appearing and then glitching into SMG4 logo, sometimes even the screen goes blank afterwards. That variation can be seen on non-blooper related SMG4 videos like War Of The Fat Italians 2018 - Official Trailer and the new series Hitbox. However, non-blooper videos do not show the SMG4 logo after the company logo appears. The old intro last appeared on December 28, 2019 during the episode SMG4: The Grand Festival and was replaced with the latest intro.

The fourth and current intro debuted on January 18, 2020 in the episode SMG4: Mario Gets His PINGAS Stuck In The Door. It now shows the Glitch Productions logo flashing before it appears in an all-black color (in a nutshell, the color scheme was swapped). There is also a separate intro for the hat, in which the hat appears and the text slowly popping up. It is usually then accompanied by Mario (or someone else) saying a random linem usually related to the video. This intro is reminiscent of the Season 5/2015 intros, in which Mario (or somebody else) would say something after SMG4 gets knocked off by the logo. Also, the outro had changed, with the background now featuring heads of the major characters (Fishy Boopkins, Bob Bobowski, Meggy, Tari, Saiko, Axol, and Mario or SMG4).

As of February 21, 2020, the company has moved to a new head office in an undisclosed location in Sydney, as the old office house would be used completely as a residence for the Lerdwichagul brothers. It was briefly closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but reopened to staff on July 3, 2020. Later on August 28, the third official channel for the company, titled "GLITCH", was launched, which would show original programming provided by Glitch Productions.[2]

The channel reached 4 million subscribers on September 27th, 2020.

Shows

Ongoing shows

on SMG4

Show name Date started Other names used Notes
SMG4 May 4, 2011
  • Super Mario 64 Bloopers (2011 to 2014)
  • SM64 Bloopers (2015 to Feb 4, 2017)
  • SM64 (Dec 8, 2012 to Feb 25, 2017)
  • SMG4 (since 2017)
NA
Hobo Bros December 3, 2016 NA NA
Hitbox September 22, 2018 NA NA
Meta Runner July 26, 2019 NA Will be moved to the new GLITCH channel for second season.
Dumb Stories To Chill And Relax To November 22, 2019 NA NA

on GLITCH

Show name Date started
Ultra Jump Mania September 4, 2020

Upcoming shows

on GLITCH

Show name Date start
Sunset Paradise 2021
Upcoming show based on Meggy Spletzer 2021
2 untitled projects 2021

Canceled shows

Show name Date started Date ended Reason for cancellation
TheAwesomeMario 2013 2017 Harry Brown no longer works on the channel's content
The Wacky Wario Bros. 2013 2016 Merged into the the SMG4 series
Sonic the Derphog 2014 2016 Merged into the the SMG4 series
Guards N' Retards 2014 2018 Merged into the the SMG4 series as seen in SMG4: Mario's Prison Escape
SMG4 Gaming 2014 2016 Was replaced by Hobo Bros

Known Members

Member name Date joined Social media links Job(s) in company
Luke Lerdwichagul 2011 @smg4official on Twitter Co-Founder, Director, Creative Director, Editor, Voice Actor (SMG4)
Kevin Lerdwichagul 2016 @kevdevz on Twitter Co-Founder, Producer, Writer, CEO, Voice Actor (SMG4)
James Bailey 2019 @Not_Jame) on Twitter Editor, Voice Actor (SMG4, Hobo Bros)
Joel Bobbin ??? NA Editor (SMG4, Hobo Bros)
Ellyn Barclay (Chobby Toast) ??? NA Secretary, Costume Designer, Voice Actress (Hitbox, SMG4)
Lachlan Dunbar ??? @DunbarLachlan on Twitter 3D Character Artist
Jeffrey Yang ??? MuppetMessiah Assistant Writer (SMG4)
Celeste Notley-Smith ??? NA Voice Actress (SMG4, Meta Runner)
Jessica Fallico ??? NA Voice Actress (Meta Runner, SMG4)
Robyn Barry-Cotter ??? NA Voice Actress (Meta Runner)
David J.G. Doyle ??? NA Voice Actor (Meta Runner)
Hayley Nelson ??? NA Voice Actress (Meta Runner)
Anthony Sardinha ??? AntfishVO Voice Actor (Meta Runner)
Brendan Barry-Cotter ??? NA Voice Actor (Meta Runner)
Amber Lee Connors ??? AmberLeeConnors Voice Actress (Meta Runner)
Jordie Le Bowen ??? JordieBowen Machinima/Graphic Artist and Editor (SMG4)
Elle Nguyen ??? Pixelationer Illustrator, Storyboard Artist, and former Production Intern (Meta Runner)
Tijana Williams ??? NA 3D Animator (Meta Runner)
Jasper Marlow ??? NA Writer

Former Members

Member name Date joined Date left Social media links Job(s) in company Reason for departure
Martin Yeung 2016 2019 @FlamecomMartian on Twitter Editor (Hobo Bros) Going to college in China for a year
Harry Brown ??? ??? @TaitherZ on Twitter Editor (SMG4, Hobo Bros, TheAwesomeMario) Expired Australian work visa

Gallery

Images

Videos

Trivia

  • For strange reasons, Hobo Bros uses the Glitch Productions intro the least. The SMG4 and TheAwesomeMario channels are the primary users of the intro.
  • Also for unknown reasons, by March 2018, TheAwesomeMario was removed from the Glitchy Boy website and the channel link is no longer present on newer videos of SMG4 and Hobo Bros. TheAwesomeMario itself became inactive once again after January 2018. This is due to Harry Brown (former Glitchy Boy member and the person who made the videos for TheAwesomeMario) focusing more on assist editing for SMG4.
  • In the video SMG4 Direct (HUGE CHANNEL UPDATE) the company changed its name to Glitch (full name Glitch Productions), along with changing the intro. According to Luke, the change was due to the fact that no one knew what Glitchy Boy was since the company didn’t do a good job explaining it.
  • Starting from the video THE OFFICIAL SMG4 MERCH REVEAL, the link to the Glitch Productions website in the description was removed and the website became inactive.
    • However, after the announcement of the 2019 SMG4 tour, the website was once again activated and was updated to the new company name. Newer videos would once again include the website link in their descriptions.
  • As of August 2020, Glitch Productions content is now uploaded in their new channel GLITCH.

External links

References

  1. https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/07/smg4-youtube-meta-runner-glitch-productions-australian-anime/
  2. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn_FAXem2-e3HQvmK-mOH4g
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