CHATSWORTH, Calif. - Adult Source Media has set a Sept. 30 street date for its second CG animated feature, Pleasure Island.
Written and directed by ASM head Wendy Crawford, Island follows a group of marooned strangers experiencing metamorphosis on a mysterious island.
"Let's just say that their bodies are evolving. Who they really are on the inside is breaking through to the outside," said Crawford.
ASM's first CG release, Pinks, bowed in December to impressive sales in both adult and mainstream markets. The studio is also home to over 100 2D adult Japanese anime titles, including the AVN award- winning series Night Shift Nurses and the tentacle-themed line The Night When Evil Falls.
"People are interested in animation because of the fact that they are able to see things-positions and/or situations for example-that they can't see in real life," said Crawford. "That's something we capture with this movie. We've delivered a story that could not be shot with a camera. People will enjoy its many twists and turns. And, this is just the first volume. There will be more."
And for good reason.
According to Crawford, sales through retail outlets such as Barnes & Nobles, Borders, SunCoast, Overstock.com, and Heavy Metal Magazine have kept the studio alive and well in today's struggling adult DVD market.
"We made it through summer with no problem," says Crawford. "Adult sales are definitely down, but the mainstream side kept us going."
Along with future editions to the Pleasure Island series, ASM will release its first CG animated gay feature, Butt Pirate Island, next year.
For more information on ASM, visit www.adultsourcemedia.com.