Blink-182 And Fall Out Boy Bassists Once Created Children's Animated Show
Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus and Fall Out Boy bass player Pete Wentz once created an animated children’s TV show called Bronze Blue together nearly a decade ago, according to remarks Hoppus made during an interview with Los Angeles radio station KROQ.
Hoppus brought up the show in response to a question from host Jensen Karp, who also worked on the concept with the two musicians. Hoppus explained, "It will never see the light of day but (we) worked on an idea for a children’s animated show that we pitched to Disney, we pitched to a bunch of different studios."
The story was apparently about a group of fish who were in an underwater pop/punk band. Hoppus and Wentz voiced two of the fish, an octopus named Tako and a bass named Shrimpy respectively, while Karp played a villain called the Sushi Chef.
Hoppus said it was a "great idea, great concept, great songs," with the watery band coming together to sing about "friendship, staying healthy, respecting nature and having fun." Other characters may have been voiced by Pharrell Williams and Ashlee Simpson. But a show called Bubble Guppies got on the air first and became a hit.
Blink-182 is currently working on the follow-up to its 2016 album California, while Hoppus is also promoting his new side project called Simple Creatures.