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Transmedia storytelling with Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.

As mentioned in today’s class presentation about transmedia story telling, which can spread across multiple platforms. The fans join together in a collaboration of recreating their own version of pop culture iconic films, video games, or comics. Some instances there are some regulations created to regulate and criminalize fandom participation. I know for a fact that George Lucas’s Starwars Sequels, have especially has a huge a huge fan collaboration. However, I did not know how extreme some people would go into being diehard fans, till my older brother showed me a video from Triumph the insult comic dog.

Triumph the insult comic dog, is a puppet character, a Rottweiler, best known for mocking celebrities, but in this case Starwars fans.  A little bit more about Triumph,

Triumph usually puffs a cigar, which usually falls out of his mouth when he starts talking. Comedian Robert Smigel performs triumph. He was originally shown on the Conan O’Brien shows and his comedic style is exclusively insult comedy. In this short video, we see fans expressing their love of the film as well as showing the fans recreating video scenarios of the starwars film. Starwars has become so iconic in pop culture that even a dog like triumph has something to say about it.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zWNJHS9PBE

2 comments

  1. Serena, I think he is a great example of transmedia storytelling. He also branched out from his own show to being the focus and host of other popular shows, even the MTV movie awards. He managed to move from one specific form of media to other shows (with a greater following) within that platform.

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