‘Sharknado’ Production Company The Asylum Launches an Assault on the Animation Medium With ‘Izzie’s Way Home’
Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Even if you haven’t actually sat down and watched their movies, you have probably brushed shoulders with the work of The Asylum. The independent film production company reached a new level of notoriety with their Sharknado films, but they’ve been working the low-budget, direct-to-video corner of the film industry for nearly two decades. Their modus operandi: hustle easily confused movie fans by making low-budget “mockbusters” that resemble actual movies when given a quick glance. This method has survived into the age of streaming: they make cheap, fast junk that exists so it can be mocked by hipsters or accidentally rented by someone who mistakes Transmorphers for Transformers or Age of Tomorrow for Edge of Tomorrow.
And now, The Asylum is creating an animated film division. Place your bets on which famous movie they’re ripping off first!