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    • Lazer Team Mega Announcement!

      2 years ago


      Hey everyone! Lazer Team DVDs are now on sale at stores everywhere including Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, and of course the RT Store. We also have some amazingly cool action figures and the Japanese premiere poster, and the much-requested Blu-ray discs should be in next week!

      But that’s not the only big news of the day. I’m incredibly happy to tell you that Lazer Team 2 is a go! Yes, thanks to the power of this amazing community and the support of our fantastic partners at YouTube Red, we are officially making a sequel – and it’s going to be even bigger, better, and Lazer Team-ier than the first one. There is so much more we want to do with this story and these characters, and your incredible response to the movie has made it a reality even sooner than we expected.

      One of my favorite experiences with the release of Lazer Team was being able to meet so many people in our community at theatrical screenings around the world. A lot of you wanted to know when there would be a sequel, and if you’d be able to support it through crowdfunding like the first one. We would love to get more feedback on how you felt the first round went and if that’s something you’d like to have the option to try this time. We want to make this the best movie it can possibly be, and as with all our content, that starts with listening to you.

      Lazer Team has been one of the most rewarding creative and community experiences we’ve ever had at Rooster Teeth, and I feel honored that we get to keep it going with a sequel! There will be a lot more news in the months ahead, including more ways and places you can see the first movie. In fact, Gavin and Burnie are currently in Japan for the theatrical premiere of Lazer Team this weekend! Thanks for taking this incredible journey with us, and we hope you’ll enjoy what’s in store on the road ahead.


    • Introducing Rooster Teeth FIRST

      2 years ago


      Introducing Rooster Teeth FIRST

      Since the dawn of Rooster Teeth’s time, back when we were still internet neanderthals living in the cave known as Burnie’s guest bedroom, Sponsorship has always been a part of our DNA. Sponsorship kept us alive in the early days of Red vs. Blue, allowed us to grow and experiment with different types of shows, and ultimately helped us become the upright, language and tool-using, awesome entertainment company that we are today. And as Rooster Teeth has evolved from the primordial ooze of early online video, so has Sponsorship, which has grown into a full-fledged subscription video service. Now, the time has come to create a distinct identity for that subscription platform, and that identity is Rooster Teeth FIRST.

      FIRST is Rooster Teeth Sponsorship… with a new name, more choice, and more awesome. Slightly less primordial ooze.


      Right off the bat, I want to make it clear that if you’re a Rooster Teeth Sponsor, very little is changing for you, and you don’t have to take any action. As a FIRST member, you will still have all of your access and great benefits: watch exclusive shows, see everything first, no ads, get that 5% discount in the store, etc. We’re making a small price update to the six-month membership option (from $15.99 to $19.99, which breaks down to about $.67 more per month), but existing Sponsors are grandfathered in at their current price point unless they make changes to their membership.

      As we make this change, we’re taking the opportunity to introduce even more benefits and subscription options. We’re going to keep adding more value to FIRST memberships, like the addition of exclusive shows like Day 5 and Crunch Time, new documentaries, and more exclusive content from many of your favorite shows like RWBY and Camp Camp. We’re even adding an amazing new tier for our most demanding members called Double Gold.

      FIRST Double Gold membership includes all of the perks included in the standard FIRST membership, but Double Gold members will also receive a box of exclusive Rooster Teeth merchandise valued at $60+ in the mail each month. To top it off, there are additional perks like a 10% store discount, exclusive contests and giveaways, and starting with events that go on sale after August 1st, you’ll have early access to purchase VIP tickets.

      If you’re coming to RTX this year, you’ll get a chance to sign up for Double Gold on-site at booth #837, and walk away with the very first RT Box, which you can only get at this year’s show. The next box will be mailed out on August 15 to all Double Gold members who sign up by the end of July.


      You probably have some questions. Let’s start with the basics.

      Why “FIRST”?

      FIRST speaks to the history and culture of both Rooster Teeth and the internet itself. Being first has always been important to this community – first with an innovative idea or product, first in a comments section, first to see the next great video that you know your friends will love, first to see a miniature Gus with his shirt off in a jar of mayonnaise, and so forth. Even the shirts from our very first RTX had “FIRST!” on the back.

      The core benefit of Sponsorship was getting to see everything first, and we want to extend that benefit into other areas that increase the value of being a subscriber.

      When is the change happening?

      Sponsorships will officially switch over to Rooster Teeth FIRST on July 1, 2016, the first day of RTX. For you Sponsors coming to RTX, look out for a booth near registration where you can get a special FIRST sticker for your badge. It’ll not only make you more attractive, but will also allow you to get into the FIRST member-only “Ask the CEO” panel on Friday at 5pm in meeting room 9.

      What does it cost?

      The standard FIRST membership is $4.99 a month, or $19.99 every six months. As with Sponsorships, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to see what it’s all about.

      FIRST Double Gold memberships are $34.99 a month, or $179.99 every six months. You’re probably thinking, “DAAAMN!” but remember that this gets you $60+ in exclusive merch every month, in addition to the benefits of the standard FIRST membership – and more.

      If you are an existing Sponsor before the switchover on 7/1, you are grandfathered into your current rate unless you make a change to your FIRST membership.

      And as always, you can sign up for a free account to get a customizable profile, participate in community discussions, and set schedule reminders for shows.

      What will FIRST members be called?

      We’ll let you all figure that out for yourselves, but some people have grown fond of referring to FIRST members as “FIRSTies.” Some people named Barbara.

      These questions and more are addressed in the all-new FIRST FAQ. Check it out.

      Any other questions? I’m only a comment away. (And I’m really curious what the first comment is going to be…)

      Thank you for helping us make Rooster Teeth what it is today. We’ve come a long way together, and with your support there’s no limit to what we can do next.

    • mightymaster99 asked matt a question

      Do you have any social networks like Instagram/Twitter? I've seen many, many accounts for each, and I'm not sure which are fake or not. Thanks,

      Answered: Jun 15, 2016

      I'm mostly just on twitter:

    • RT on VRV

      2 years ago


      *Updated Info as of April 2017*

      When we first announced Rooster Teeth on VRV back in June 2016, the plan was to have bi-directional logins. However, that feature is taking a little longer than expected. At the moment, if you sign up for Premium access to the Rooster Teeth channel on VRV, you will not be a FIRST member, and will not be able to use those same credentials to sign in as a FIRST member on the Rooster Teeth site or apps. Additionally, if you're already a FIRST member, you cannot log into VRV with your existing Rooster Teeth credentials. The VRV team is currently working on account linking for Rooster Teeth FIRST, and we will announce that as soon as it is available for our community. For more information, check out our new FAQ for Rooster Teeth on VRV.


      June 14, 2016

      You might have heard the news from E3 where Burnie helped announce VRV, a very cool new way to view Rooster Teeth content, which is coming out later this year, and launching first in the US. I wanted to take a minute to tell you why we decided to partner with them, and why this is such great news for all of us.

      First and foremost, this will give everyone, especially Sponsors, a way to view all of the Rooster Teeth content you can currently access on our website and mobile apps on practically any platform – including game consoles. If you’re already a Rooster Teeth Sponsor, you will not have to pay anything additional to access Sponsor content this way.* It’s simply a new added benefit for you. You can log into Rooster Teeth on VRV using your existing Rooster Teeth username and password. Also, if you’re not a Sponsor yet, you can sign up for Rooster Teeth on VRV, and your new login information will then work directly on and our Rooster Teeth apps.* You will also be able to take advantage of the other Sponsor benefits on our website and store, such as access to livestreams and the 5% store discount. The logins are completely cross-compatible!* Now you’ll be able to access your favorite shows from all of RT on almost any device you can think of, and you get to keep all the other benefits of being a Sponsor.

      Another reason we’re excited about VRV is because it gives us all a chance to discover more content from creators we all know and love, like Crunchyroll, Nerdist, and Geek & Sundry.

      Last but certainly not least, being on VRV will allow our tech and engineering team more time to focus on improving the community experience on and our own apps, while still providing access to our content in all these other places where we all want to watch it. The ideal situation to me is you get to easily watch RT content like Day 5 on your TV through VRV, while you’re talking about it with the community on

      So basically, just think of VRV as a portal through which you will be able to access the video portion of our website on almost any platform. I’m sure there will be questions, and I will try to answer them in the comments below, but here are a few answers just to get things started:

      Q: Is VRV only for Rooster Teeth Sponsors?*

      No, it’s available to everyone, including Sponsors. If you are a Sponsor, you get all the same video access on Rooster Teeth through VRV as you would directly through our website. If you are a regular user or public visitor, the content will be ad-supported on VRV just as it is on, and you won’t have access to the Sponsor exclusives, but you will have the option to change that by becoming a Sponsor through VRV or

      Q: Will you still put your content on YouTube?

      Yes, we will still put all of our non-Sponsor exclusive content on YouTube just as we always have. We don’t have any plans to change the release schedule, other than we will continue to make more new shows and increase the amount of content we produce overall, including free/ad-supported and Sponsor-exclusive. There will, of course, also continue to be special cases for individual projects, like Lazer Team, that work best being released in some entirely different way. Those projects will most likely be more movies.

      Q: Does this mean you are abandoning development on and your apps?

      No, this means we will have more time to focus on improving the community features of and our apps. VRV will be a great new way to access our videos, but we are still focused on making and our apps the best way to connect with the community.

      Q: This is great! But where do you prefer that we support you? Should we become a Sponsor through VRV or directly on

      This is entirely up to you. We so appreciate that so many people ask us this question whenever we branch out to a new outlet or platform, but we’re doing it to give you options and make things easier, not to make you feel conflicted about how to support us! If you love the content, we hope you will become involved in the community because it’s what really makes Rooster Teeth special, but no matter what, we thank you for supporting us in whatever way works best for you. We’re making content we love and we are thankful every day that we get to share it with the world.

    • Global Login Fix and Schedule Update

      2 years ago


      Hey yo -

      Yesterday we rolled out an update that addresses one of our community’s biggest pain points: global login. With this fix, it’s now easier to watch Sponsor content on all our sites – including Rooster Teeth, Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, ScrewAttack, and The Know – without having to log in on every single site. Facebook logins actually work now, too. It's Zuckerbergarific.

      This update also fixes a previous video queuing issue, which means you can now add videos from all of our sites to a single queue. Huzzah!

      This is one of many steps we’re taking to improve your experience on all of the Rooster Teeth sites. Even the ones with Gus. This is a huge priority throughout the rest of the year. As always, we appreciate your feedback. Your input is what enables us to design the sites you want.

      Speaking of improvements...

      Thursdays Are Getting Awesomer

      As we grow and continue adding new shows to our roster, we have to occasionally take a step back and make sure our schedule is functioning like a well-oiled machine, or at least as well as a Spanish-speaking robot with well-lubed nuts. With the Day 5 premiere coming up on Sunday, June 19 (hell yeah!), now seems like the perfect time to move some of our usual Sunday content to a new day.

      Starting this week, you’ll notice some new activity at 11:00 a.m. CT on Thursdays. That spot will now be home to RT Life and the Sponsor Vlog. Episodes for each show will be posted every other week; there will be a new RT Life this Thursday, May 26 (Fridays for the public), and the next Sponsor Vlog will go up on Thursday, June 2. The schedule for those shows will repeat in that pattern from here on out.

      Thanks, and as always please leave us any and all feedback. Unless you are Gus.

    • JeremyWaters asked matt a question

      Hey Matt, I was wondering when might we be expecting a soundtrack for Lazer Team in the Rooster Teeth store or on iTunes? Thanks

      Answered: Mar 4, 2016

      It's on iTunes now!

    • Mairi asked matt a question

      Hey Matt! Loved Lazer Team, but I was an $125 backer with the signed copy, and my DVD only had one signature on it. Is that expected? You guys also missed my name in the credits :( Too busy for me?

      Answered: Feb 3, 2016

      Yes, that's how we did all the DVDs. The credits was a perk that started at $300. Hope that clears confusion. Thanks for backing!

    • ShotgunWoman asked matt a question

      Will the unrated version of Lazer Team be released at some point, or at least the scenes that were edited to have the movie remain PG-13? The unrated scene in Gavin's mind was phenomenal.

      Answered: Feb 3, 2016

      Probably but I don't know when yet. Thanks!

    • Wow - even more new Lazer Team screenings!

      2 years ago


      Edit: apparently I jumped the gun on posting this journal before all the events were live, but they are all available now, including these even newer ones! Who's up for a screening in Hawaii? Mahalo!

      New US Screenings

      Consolidated Ward 16 (Honolulu, HI)
      AMC Creve Coeur 12 (Creve Coeur, MO)
      AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 (Oklahoma City, OK)

      Temple Premiere Cinema 16 (Temple, TX)
      AMC Showplace Schererville 12 (Highland, IN)
      AMC Showplace Edwardsville 12 (Edwardsville, IL)
      AMC Star Great Lakes 25 & IMAX (Auburn Hills, MI)

      Thanks to our awesome community Tugg has been able to add a lot more screenings for Lazer Team. Better jump on these fast, there are only 2 weeks left to confirm these events, and they’ll only happen if enough people buy tickets. Let's make sure everyone gets a chance to see Lazer Team in theaters! for tickets to all of these screenings and others. Don't forget, everyone with tickets to screenings on the 27th and 28th will get an RT Store 25% off discount code and access to exclusive LT merch!

      US Screenings

      Marcus West Acres Cinema (Fargo, ND)

      Marcus Parkwood Cinema (Waite Park, MN)

      Regency Charter Centre (Huntington Beach, CA)

      Regency Buenaventura 6 (Ventura, CA)

      Cinemapolis (Ithaca, NY)

      Coming Attractions - Pony Village (North Bend, OR)

      Malco Corinth Cinema (Corinth, MS)

      Malco Fort Smith Cinema (Fort Smith, AR)

      B&B Mall 8 Hutchinson Theatre (Hutchinson, KS)

      Premiere Cinema 18 at Bassett Place Mall (El Paso, TX)

      The Grand 18 - Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, NC)

      Merril's Roxy Cinemas (Burlington, VT)

      The Grand 14 - Ambassador (Lafayette, LA)

      The Grand 16 - Panama City (Panama City, FL)

      The Grand 18 - Hattiesburg (Hattiesburg, MS)

      Megaplex South Jordan at The District (South Jordan, UT)

      UEC Theatres Premiere 12 - State College (State College, PA)

      Premiere Westgate Mall Cinema 6 (Amarillo, TX)

      AMC Showplace Richmond 11 (Richmond, IN)

      Megaplex West Valley at Valley Fair Mall (West Valley City, UT)

      MANN Theatres Lake 12 (Baxter, MN)

      MANN Theatres Grandview 2 (St Paul, MN)

      AmStar 14 - Anderson (Anderson, SC)

      AmStar 14 - Mooresville (Moorseville, NC)

      The Grand 16 - Slidell (Slidell, LA)

      13th Avenue Warren (Wichita, KS)

      Marcus College Square (Cedar Falls, IA)

      Marcus Addison Cinema (Addison, IL)

      Marcus Cedar Creek Cinema (Rothschild, WI)

      All Saints Cinema (Tallahassee, FL)

      Pageant Theatre (Chico, CA)

      Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 (Bangor, ME)

      Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge (Alpharetta, GA)

      AMC Showplace Hobart 12 (Merrillville, IN)

      AMC Owings Mills 17 (Owings Mills, MD)

      Celebration! Cinema Carousel (Muskegon, MI)

      The Grand Cinema (Tacoma, WA)

      Yelm Cinemas (Yelm, WA)

      AMC Showplace Vernon Hills 8 (Vernon Hills, IL)

      AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall (Danvers, MA)

      AMC Livonia 20 (Novi, MI)

      AMC Showplace New Lenox 14 (New Lenox, IL)

      AMC Star Gratiot 21 (Clinton Township, MI)

      AMC Potomac Mills 18 (Woodbridge, VA)

      AMC Showplace Naperville 16 (Naperville, IL)

      AMC Loews New Brunswick 18 (Piscataway, NJ)

      AMC Headquarters Plaza 10 (Morristown, NJ)

      AMC Newport on the Levee (Amelia, OH)

      Palace Theatre (Syracuse, NY)

      AMC Westminster Promenade (Broomfield, CO)

      AMC Chesterfield 14 (Ballwin, MO)

      AMC Kent Station 14 (Kent, WA)

      Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park (Katy, TX)

      AMC Ontario Mills 30 (Ontario, CA)

      AMC Mission Valley 20 (San Diego, CA)

      AMC Deer Valley 16 (Antioch, CA)

      Regency Agoura Hills Stadium 8 (Agoura Hills, CA)

      Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks 17 (Murrieta, CA)

      AMC Mercado 20 (San Jose, CA)

      AMC Showplace Manteca 16 (Manteca, CA)

      Santikos Palladium IMAX (Boerne, TX)

      UK Screenings

      Showcase Leeds Cinema de Lux (West Yorkshire, UK)

      Prince Charles Cinema (London, UK)

      Dudley Castle Gate Way (DY1 4TA)

      Newham Jenkins Lane (IG11 0AD)

      AUS Screenings

      Grand Whitfords Marmion Ave (WA 6025)

      (BTW - still working on more for Canada and Ireland!)

    • New Lazer Team screenings!

      2 years ago


      Here are a bunch of new Lazer Team screenings just added in case you missed them or tried earlier and your town was sold out. Go to for tickets and more locations!

      Broadway Theatre ( Medford, WI )
      Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo ( Kalamazoo, MI )

      Marcus Duluth Cinema (Duluth, MN)

      Camelot Theater - Greenville (Greenville, SC)

      Kiggins Theatre (Vancouver, WA)

      AMC Houma Palace 10 (Houma, LA)

      AMC Loews Boston Commons 19 (Boston, MA)

      AMC Concord Mills 24 (Charlotte, NC)

      Carmike Seth Childs 12 (Manhattan, KS)

      Studio Movie Grill - Simi Valley (Santa Clarita, CA)

      Studio Movie Grill Scottsdale (Scottsdale, AZ)

      AMC Showplace Terre Haute 12 (Terre Haute, IN)

      AMC The Regency 20 (Brandon, FL)

      Coming Attractions - Seaside Cinema (Seaside, OR)

      AMC Town Square 18 (Las Vegas, NV)

      AMC Downtown Disney 12 (Anaheim, CA)

      Kerasotes Showplace 14 (Secaucus, NJ)

      The Screening Room (Amherst, NY)

      KiMO Theater (Albuquerque, NM)

      AMC Showplace Hamilton 8 (Hamilton, OH)

      Megaplex Cedar City Stadium 8 (Cedar City, UT)

      Megaplex at the Gateway (Salt Lake City, UT)

      Regency Sterling 6 (San Bernardino, CA)

      Aggieland Premiere Cinema 16 ( Bryan, TX )
      Studio Movie Grill Dallas Royal Lane (Dallas, TX )
      AMC Star Dubuque 14 ( Dubuque, IA )
      Studio Movie Grill City Centre ( Houston, TX)
      Studio Movie Grill - Colleyville (COLLEYVILLE, TX )
      Studio Movie Grill - Chatham ( Chicago, IL )
      Studio Movie Grill- The Colony ( The Colony, TX )
      Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley ( Dallas, TX)
      Studio Movie Grill - Northwest Highway (Dallas, TX )
      AMC Showplace Inver Grove 16 ( Inver Grove Heights, MN )
      AMC Studio 28 & IMAX with Dine-In Theatres ( Olathe, KS )
      Carmike Grand Prairie 18 ( Peoria, IL )
      Goodrich Capital 8 ( Jefferson City, MO )
      Premiere Cinemas Waco Square Premiere Cinema 6 ( Waco, TX )
      AMC Highlands Ranch 24 ( Highlands Ranch, CO )
      AMC Mesa Grand 24 ( Mesa, AZ )
      AMC South Bay Galleria 16 ( Redondo Beach, CA )
      Studio Movie Grill - Rocklin ( Rocklin, CA )
      AMC Saratoga 14 ( San Jose, CA )
      AMC Covina 17 ( Covina, CA )
      AMC Eastridge 15 & IMAX ( San Jose, CA )
      AMC Bay Street 16 ( Emeryville, CA )

      Goodrich Eastside 9 (Lafayette, IN)

      CEC Theatres Bemidji 10 (Bemidji, MN)

      Aggieland Premiere Cinema 16 (Bryan, TX)

      AMC Studio 30 & IMAX with Dine-In Theatres (Olathe, KS)

      Odeon Manchester Printworks (Manchester, UK)

      Studio Movie Grill Wheaton ( Wheaton, IL )
      Studio Movie Grill Copperfield ( Houston, TX)
      Studio Movie Grill - Simi Valley ( Simi Valley, CA )

      Studio Movie Grill Plano ( Plano, TX )

      AMC Loews Nassau Metroplex 10 (Levittown, NY )
      Spectrum 8 Theatres ( Albany, NY )
      Funtime Colonial Park Cinemas 4 (Harrisburg, PA )
      FunTime Cinemas - South York Cinemas 4 (York, PA )
      Studio Movie Grill - Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN )
      Showcase Cinemas Seekonk Route 6 (Seekonk, MA )
      Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX (Providence, RI )
      Showcase Island 16: Cinema de Lux (Holtsville, NY )
      Showcase Cinemas Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas ( Bronx, NY )
      Showcase City Center 15: Cinema de Lux (White Plains, NY )
      Showcase Cinemas Cross Country Multiplex Cinemas ( Yonkers, NY )
      AMC Dartmouth Mall 11 ( North Dartmouth, MA )
      AMC Sunrise 8 ( Sunrise, FL )
      Cinemagic Grand in Clarks Pond ( South Portland, ME )
      Carmike 10 - Pittsburgh ( Pittsburgh, PA )
      AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 & IMAX (Hampton, VA )
      Michigan Theater ( Ann Arbor, MI )
      B&B Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre ( Little Rock, AR )
      AMC Village Mall 6 ( Danville, IL )
      Marcus Hollywood Cinema ( Grand Chute, WI )

      Northgate Reel Theatre (Boise, ID)

      Coming Attractions - Broadway (Eureka, CA)

      AMC Raceway 10 (Westbury, NY)

      Cinemagic in Merrimack (Merrimack, NH)

      Huskisson Cinemas (Huskisson, NSW, AU, 2540)
      Village Cinemas - Shepparton (Shepparton, VIC, AU, 3630)
      Readings Cinemas - Maitland (Maitland, NSW, AU, 2320)
      Readings Cinemas - Mandurah (Mandurah, WA, AU, 6210)
      Readings Cinemas - Sunbury (VIC, AU, 3429)
      Reading Cinema Dubbo (Dubbo, NSW, AU, 2830)
      Hoyts - Hibiscus Coast (Hibiscus Coast, N, NZ, 0932)

  • Comments (10622)

    • Jimmycrack

      3 years ago

      I don't think there is much that can be said to convey the sadness and grief this loss evokes, but every word that is thoughtfully typed in this section is a testament to how much Monty will be missed.

      Monty once wrote, "I believe that the human spirit is indomitable. If you endeavor to achieve, it will happen given enough resolve." An inspiring outlook that he himself embodied. He worked hard to make the world just a little bit more beautiful for everyone and we should learn from his example. We should take this tragedy to remember that we're all here to make the world a little better for everyone else.

      Monty was a man to revere, admire and at times envy. His talent brought such incredible joy to those who were exposed to it. I can only lament over how I never had the opportunity to meet him, thinking that I could always do so if I bumped into him at one of the conventions we mutually attended.

      HIs talent, grace and unique perspective on life can never be replaced. I'm sure I speak for everyone in the community, including intermittent attendees such as myself when I say that our hearts go out to his family and close friends.

      We love you Monty and the world is better off for have known you.

      Lucky Trinh

    • Digital-Bluez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blueberry Lemon scented

      3 years ago

      Hi Matt.

      I'm so sorry that I'm late in saying this. I was too consumed by sorrow when the news hit Monday morning.

      I've had nothing but respect for Monty; in his abilities, his determination, and in his creativity. He worked hard, believing in something he created. As a student of animation,I see him as an inspiration to study this field; an inspiration to create ground breaking worlds, much like he did with RWBY, though probably not of the same caliber of greatness RWBY had achieved with the fans. To hear that he passed away.... was soul shattering.

      All I could think of during that dark Monday was figuring out how best to honor him. And this was the best I could do. Still... I only wish I could have done more. In spite of this, what I have learned from Monty was that the dreams we wish to achieve die if no determination, resolve, and passion is behind it. And I refuse to give up in what I wish to achieve, just as he did.

      Thank you, Monty... you have lit the inspirational torches of the creative minds of this tight community, and you are immortalized in our minds.May you rest in paradise.

    • sinceremom

      3 years ago

      Monty's work is amazing, and I am very grateful that my son found him and the entire Rooster Teeth Community. You have inspired him to choose a path in animation, his biggest dream, which came in tie only with meeting all of you, especially Monty, one day.. I created an account today to express my appreciation for Monty and your crew and the inspiration you all bring to so many around the world. Your community, though almost entirely virtual, is a strong-knit one, and Monty's loss will be felt deeply.

      To an amazing artist, Monty ~ you inspired many in your too few years. Trust you will not be forgotten.

    • lukin109 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey Matt, do you think the new RT location can be titled as the Monty office?

      I feel like its the least to do considering he won't be able to see it, that and Monty's name is kinda synonymous for dedication to creativity which I feel is what Roosterteeth has always been.

      With regards, Lukin109

    • takashi125

      3 years ago

      -plays the "Never Forget" Track from Halo 3-

      Monty brought us some of the most Kick Ass pieces of animation ever to exist on the Inter-webs. Let is honor his memory and celebrate his life and accomplishments. May god bless his family and friends and help them through this difficult time of morning and I hope that they can find solace in the fact that he left such an impression on thousands of people and lived his life to the fullest. And may Rooster Teeth carry on his legacy and continue making kick ass animations.

      I've said my RIPs so now instead I say:

    • Papanarvaez

      3 years ago

      Where do I even begin, with such a pillar of the RT community. He was such an inspiration to not me, but to his colleagues, family, and hundreds of fans. He was an amazing animator, a powerhouse mind behind RWBY and RVB. I think of how such a silly thing could have killed such an amazing man, and it also a shame he died in his youth. I am not a believer in heaven, but I truly hope Monty goes to heaven. I truly hope his works carry on his legacy, and I know the community will. I think every February 1st, people living close to the RT office should leave roses in front of it, as a reminder of this grim loss. Everyone settles for mediocracy... Not Monty. Monty was that rare quality man.

      This sounds odd... But... I had a dream... Where Monty flying through the cosmos, happy as ever... He might actually be doing that.

      I leave this here, with a heavy heart and pouring tears,
      Rest in Peace, Monty Oum. We love you.
      Never forget.

    • SamuelGT Less Hairy.

      3 years ago

      You know, I never really personally knew that much about Monty, all I knew is that he was a great animator that worked extensively on RWBY. Now I'm a gigantic follower of Roosterteeth and Achievement Hunter alike, but I hadn't really realized how big until Monty's passing. When I had read the news it literally made me shake and feel genuinely sad, but regardless I send my dearest condolences to all his family and friends.

      We love you Monty

    • tciccone FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold A Happy Supporter of RT

      3 years ago

      So few live life embracing their full passion and potential. Monty Oum was a man of that rare quality. We lost you too soon Monty, but in the brief time that we had, you were unforgettable.

      I never met him but he inspires me.


      3 years ago

      so sad to hear about this:(
      however we must not forget that he lived and he left the world a give and that is
      rest in peace Mr.Oum


      3 years ago

      I always planned to meet him one day but i never got the chance we are all sad, but instead of mourning his death ill celebrate his life ,( ill still be sad ), Monty we all will miss you......

    • Certainend

      3 years ago

      CEO Hullum, Monty Oum was a legendary person, and will be remembered as such by those who witnessed his work. He was the director for Rooster Teeth's first anime series, RWBY after all. My question for you sir is this: Does Rooster Teeth plan to continue the production of its and Monty Oum's shared Legacy, RWBY? As a fan, I would love nothing more than to see such a gem continue, all the way to the epic finish Monty Oum had envisioned for the RWBY series. Whatever the case, the man known as Monty Oum was a great animator, and I wish his family and coworkers the best in light of this tragedy.

    • JoshSands

      3 years ago

      Monty was a HUGE inspiration for me! i second the motion to make some sort of an annual day for which we remember such an influence in our lives. ever since i first saw "Haloid" wayyyyyy back, ive always been watching for what he was gonna do next! not to mention how his heart shined through on his works! after watching almost everything he's done, its clear to see he had a heart of gold! My wishes to his family and friends, and I know I'm not the only one who can say that he will forever be immortalized in my heart!!!

    • flashcry

      3 years ago

      prayers goes out to the family,

    • VioletEmber1

      3 years ago

      This was so unexpected!!! His works were absolutely amazing and breathtaking. He'll definitely be missed. I hope his legacy lives on in his works, especially RWBY.

      But tbh, what I'm wondering is, what happens now? Monty was such a big part...everything!!!

      • niriall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold THE META

        3 years ago

        Lindsay and other RT staffers have asked that for now this question not be brought up just because they have other priorities.

      • dexter397

        3 years ago

        I agree what will happen now now that he is gone

    • Zales356

      3 years ago

      Monty will be dearly missed

    • alexio215 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Monty will be forever missed he was a great man.

    • ChristianPed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      rest in piece :'(

    • SlyLoris FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sly Loris

      3 years ago

      I actually cannot believe it! I thought something was up when no videos were uploaded yesterday, but was not expecting this. RIP Monty your work has inspired many. Loved and followed your work since Dead Fantasy II.

      Post edited 2/03/15 12:26PM

    • Camogold

      3 years ago

      R.I.P Brother... R.I.P

    • DarthAnime

      3 years ago

      This was an unexpected loss for us all. I will do a couple things in memory of your name Monty. 1: i will make sure the anime fandom on ifunny is aware of this tragedy. And 2: i will marathon RWBY and bring its genius to others.

      Thank you Monty for your time on this earth.
      you will be remembered

    • gabrial125

      3 years ago

      Dear Monty Oum, we have never met in person, yet I feel such a strong connection to you. Even now, I lament at your passing. The gift you gave everyone, your vision, your voice. The light you crafted in the colors of a rainbow. Will forever be a catalyst of change in my own life. You, who nurtured each character as if planting a flower. You, who weaved stories of myth and mystery. The world has suffered greatly, because of your passing, we may never know your true vision. We may have never met, but I knew you. Your creation touched me and gave me my own vision. For that, I thank you. I will miss you. I shudder at just how grey this would will be without you.

    • ax1d3ntpr0n3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ouch that hurt..

      3 years ago

      R.I.P Monty you will be missed by everyone :(

      • ax1d3ntpr0n3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ouch that hurt..

        3 years ago

        idc its the thought that counts

      • MegaCat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rattlehead

        3 years ago

        You do know this is Matt's page, right?

    • Triarch

      3 years ago

      I do believe this can be considered creative.
      But then I am not merely creative, but ambitious as well.

    • IanSarver

      3 years ago

      There are those that shine brightly, their lives but brief echoes in time. They leave us all too soon and we wonder why they have left us so quickly.

      When I first saw Monty Oum, I was watching a video called Haloid. An awesome fusion of Metroid and Halo, I thought. The animation was well done and I loved the action. The next video I saw was dead fantasy 1 & 2 with all of my favorite characters from both games in it. There was also RWBY, an awesome series but none of that matters now. A spark has gone out of the universe and all that I can say is that I will miss this guy even though I did not know him personally.

    • Xuldarinar

      3 years ago

      Monty Oum. Another hero I'll never meet. Another creator that i'll never truly know. He is mourned by friend, family, and fan. I know that his memory will endure in the hearts and minds of all that knew him and knew of him. May he truly live forever and that we all draw inspiration from the life he led and his legacy, and may we all smile in honor of his memory.

    • demyx2

      3 years ago

      A little tribute to Monty Oum. He was the main reason I started animating in the first place. This was the very least I could do...

    • BrandynPetra

      3 years ago

      I raise my glass to you dear Monty. I am quite certain your journey through the cosmos is not complete. Thank you for all that you have done and more!

    • Gardenseer

      3 years ago

      Forget making content for a while, we'll understand, just take as long as you need to deal with this.

    • SuginMusgrav

      3 years ago

      So sorry to hear of this loss. A great man who touched so many. He was one of kind.

    • Shogunbronie

      3 years ago

      Matt when I first heard of rooster teeth I thought of big deal. I started out with red vs. blue than rwby now basically everything you have helped me laugh and be happy in be happy in very hard places in my life I will always miss mounty oum and I wish you luck in your hard time. im very sorry for your grave grave loss. and I cant know what your going through I have had people pass away but at roosterteeth I like to think you may swear and call each other a team killing fucktard (sorry for the vulgarity in a comment of grief) but deep down your a family. R.I.P. mounty oum you will forever be missed.

    • Andioeast

      3 years ago

      I want to let people know how hard that hits me and that I feel with his family and the community ... but there seem to be no words to do that justice. smiley3.gif

    • Masakerr101

      3 years ago

      I just found this out from Facebook and...i just can't believe it. I don't even know what to say right now. Monty...we'll miss you. I'll miss you. My prayers go to you and the RT gang.

    • Katona1966

      3 years ago

      I'm not really good with words when it comes to difficult times like these. I didn't want to let it go by without comment though. My kids and I have spent a lot of hours being entertained by Monty's work.

      Thank you, Monty. You will be missed.

    • Thiamor

      3 years ago

      As a tribute to Monty, you guys should try to aim to close up his Dead Fantasy series. Last I recall he really wanted to complete it but was, as you know well enough, too busy to do it.

      I feel that'd be a good way to pay respect towards him (other than what tribute you might have planned for him via RWBY, which should be great as well.)

    • HomeG

      3 years ago

      Will miss you Monty! There is nobody in the world that could replace you! smiley2.gif

    • Triarch

      3 years ago

      I was thinking of trying to get as much of the community as possible to follow you and take up the image of Monty Oum to honour him.
      But alas, I don't even have any friends on the site, nor am I part of any community.
      I looked up to Monty a lot; he was the reason I first got interested in many things such as animation and 3D modeling.
      I am sure that others in the community feel as I do and want to do something to remember.

      • SilvrUmbreon

        3 years ago

        I'm with you i changed my pic to the one you have to honor his memory

        Monty farewell

    • Roderykz Really nice guy

      3 years ago

      They say one who which all trades is not very loved, but i want to believed this is not so true. I believe some fans even cry as i did. Because this man was a good reason to keep living, he make me/us smile everyday with his creations and some say that´s not a lot,but (at least for me ) he always make me feel happy when i was in the worst mood, and that´s all we needed he was our friend even if he didn´t know it and we will miss him, always.

      Post edited 2/02/15 10:49PM

    • RyanAdam

      3 years ago

      Only a year older than I, it's a shame to hear of such a loss. His work was truly amazing, from Haloid to RWBY and his contributions to the gaming community will be sadly missed. My sympathies and best wishes to his friends and family.
      Thank you for some great times and spectacular sights, Monty.

    • ReneeAllen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I'm so sorry to hear that!!! He will be greatly missed!

    • kondor1337 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      It is such a terrible thing to see the life of such a brilliant mind cut so short. Monty was an artist of the likes that only occurs once every few generations. He was truly a revolutionary in modern animation and will be greatly missed. Today, the world lost one of its best, and God is welcoming home one of his greatest creations.

    • GeraltTheWhiteWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      why must the good die young? Monty was one of my favorite people on the roosterteeth team. I wish him and his family well. I'm not one to cry but I did shed a tear when I heard the news. He created RWBY which is my series and i hate to see someone with such a creative mind die. Wherever he is now I hope it's better than here. Rest in peace Monty, You will be missed.

      • GeraltTheWhiteWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Sorry I meant to say my favorite series, not my series. I didn't create the series, Monty did. Sorry I had to make such a big deal over simple wording, I'm kind of a grammar nazi.

    • Toastalmo

      3 years ago

      Monty was God's gift to animation. He was a remarkable individual, and an inspiration to thousands of dedicated fans. I never met Monty in person, but he was an inspiration to me and is the reason I've chosen the career path I am on. He is and will always be my hero. You shone brightly, and broken wings would never keep you down. You have been lifted up. And you are there. You will be deeply missed.

    • TG23 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Matt... Not gonna lie. Your new profile pic totally throwing me off. We miss you Monty.

    • Reclaimer0418 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Death has never bothered me, I've never been emotional about family or people I've known passing away. I've always thought I was just messed up for some reason.

      I never watched RWBY and haven't followed RED VS BLUE in a long time but, I realize how talented Monty was, I respect him more than most just for his sheer, raw talent.

      I can honestly say, his passing has affected me in a way I've never really felt before. My sincerest condolences go out to his friends, family, and those who knew him.

      I've never really been a believer in heaven or hell but, I do hope, for his sake, that there is something after this life because NOBODY with as much raw talent and potential should cease to exist so soon; in this life, nor the next.

    • SeanTurunen Ehy_Boss

      3 years ago

      I loved and respected Monty a'lot. Monty was a great person and I will miss him a'lot. RIP Monty.

    • rickfights FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I didn't know much about Monty's work until I met him at Supanova in Brisbane a year or two ago. He was such a genuine and funny guy that I decided to give RWBY a go. What a legendary man.

    • TriLe

      3 years ago

      For Monty
      I missed him already <3

    • charlesausti

      3 years ago

      hello guys my name is Charles Austin Prometheus Aquiler,And i want to help you to make a vol.3 soon my new characters will able to a new look good characters likely.I'll performance if i could make my new ones...How ever i'll completed my characters soon ;) but i'll male my inexpectly of my character but i won't tell it but if i can update some designs tough. and god bless see you ;)

    • Name420

      3 years ago

      Well I guess this is the final power down. R.I.P Monty

    • MichaelOppen

      3 years ago

      I'm so saddened by this news. I'd only found Monty's work in 2013 in the middle of the release of RWBY, but I've loved everything I saw from him and was looking forward to so much more. RIP

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