Find out what Willie and Thurman Merman have been up to in the NSFW Animated Shorts for Bad Santa 2. These animated shorts feature raunchy, laugh out loud moments from our favorite anti-hero as seen through the eyes of his trusty kind-hearted sidekick with the help of some clever animation. Don't miss this hilarious new comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly in theaters this Thanksgiving!
These animated shorts, which come courtesy of Broad Green Pictures, are entitled That's My Willie, which show that Thurman is still quite naive, as we see what Brett Kelly's Thurman Merman thinks about his hero, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton). These brief shorts feature Thurman's thoughts about Black Friday, how Willie taught Thurman how to drive when he was just 12 years old, and how Willie almost "caught a train" to the end of the line. What Thurman doesn't realize is that Willie was actually trying to commit suicide by laying in front of a train, but the attempt on his own life was foiled by a bunch of urinating dogs.
The last three shorts recount Thurman's 13th birthday that he spent at a strip club, Willie and Thurman going "turkey hunting" for Thanksgiving, and perhaps the most subversive short of all, that pokes fun at a certain submarine sandwich shop. This short features Thurman after he won first prize at a sandwich making contest, with the contest founder offering to give Thurman a tour of his "meat department," which is an obvious parody of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who is serving time in federal prison on child pornography charges.
Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid' - chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity.
Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Kathy Bates, as Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee Christina Hendricks, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.
Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls) from a screenplay by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross (Whip It, If I Stay), based on characters by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Geyer Kosinski and Andrew Gunn produce, with Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, Gabriel Hammond, Daniel Hammond, Mark Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky, Adam Fields, and Doug Ellin serving as executive producers. This comedy sequel hits theaters November 23, going up against Disney's Moana, Paramount's Allied and 20th Century Fox's Rules Don't Apply on Thanksgiving weekend. Take a look at these animated shorts below for Bad Santa 2.