Bandera Entertainment
Company typePrivate
FoundedJanuary 2019; 5 years ago (January 2019)
Key people
Dustin Davis (President)

Bandera Entertainment (credited on-screen simply as Bandera) is an American animation company co-founded by King of the Hill co-creators, Mike Judge and Greg Daniels.


It was revealed on January 18, 2022 that Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, the two of which previously co-created the adult animated series King of the Hill, had founded a new animation studio together known as "Bandera Entertainment",[1][2][3][4] and partnered with Dustin Davis, the former Head of YouTube Originals.[2][5] Previous reunion panels for the series were also said to have inspired the duo to create the studio. Daniels stated that the studio is trying to "get us in more of a supervisory goal" as well as "and trying to help other people achieve their visions", with Judge also noting that while he may co-create some of the programming, he reiterated that the studio's main focus was to mentor other people.[1][3]

Asked if some of his pet peeves played a part in his decision to form Bandera in an interview with The New Yorker, Judge replied that he had seen animation "done wrong so many times", as for instance, there were "many failed versions" in which they have a "celebrity doing a voice, combined with a good animation company", but "they don’t really fit together."[6]

Television series


Year Title Creator(s) Network Notes
2023 Praise Petey Anna Drezen Freeform co-production with Gorgeous Horse, The Monica Padrick Company, ShadowMachine and 20th Television Animation; distributed by 20th Television
2024 In the Know Zach Woods
Brandon Gardner
Mike Judge
Peacock co-production with Oregon Film, ShadowMachine and Universal Television; distributed by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios[7]



Year Title Creator(s) Network Notes
2024 Exploding Kittens Matthew Inman
Shane Kosakowski
Netflix co-production with Chomp City, Chernin Entertainment and Netflix Animation; distributed by Netflix[8]
2025 King of the Hill Mike Judge
Greg Daniels
Hulu Season 14 only; co-production with 20th Television Animation and 3 Arts Entertainment; distributed by 20th Television
Undated shows
Year Title Creator(s) Network Notes
TBA Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth Sacha Baron Cohen Cartoon Network
distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution[9]
Best Buds TBA Peacock co-production with Oneders, Inc., Legitimate Business Empire, and Universal Television; distributed by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios[10]
Common Side Effects Cartoon Network
(Adult Swim)
distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution[11]
Bad Crimes TBA initially picked up by Netflix, but later scrapped; currently being shopped around to other networks[12]
Dykes to Watch Out For [4]
Untitled comedy series [4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Kiest, Jim (January 19, 2022). "'King of the Hill' series might get revived. Creators Mike Judge, Greg Daniels have new animation studio Bandera Entertainment". San Antonio Express-News.
  2. ^ a b Ipema, Madeleine (January 19, 2022). "Mike Judge And Greg Daniels Forming New Animation Studio (And Possibly Reviving King Of The Hill)". Game Rant.
  3. ^ a b Matthews, David (January 18, 2022). "Mike Judge and Greg Daniels eye 'King of the Hill' revival as they create new animation studio". New York Daily News.
  4. ^ a b c Makuch, Eddie (January 19, 2022). "King Of The Hill Is Returning From Series Creators Mike Judge And Greg Daniels, Report Says". GameSpot.
  5. ^ Hein, Michael (March 2, 2022). "Iconic FOX Show Officially Revived 13 Years After Cancellation".
  6. ^ Sacks, Mike (August 7, 2022). "Mike Judge's Secret Art of Satire". The New Yorker.
  7. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (February 6, 2023). "Mike Judge Peacock Comedy 'In the Know' Announces Additional Cast & Characters". Animation Magazine.
  8. ^ Takahashi, Dean (April 18, 2022). "Netflix will launch Exploding Kittens animated cartoon series and mobile game". VentureBeat.
  9. ^ Carr, Mary (May 18, 2022). "Sacha Baron Cohen teams up with Greg Daniels and Mike Judge for animated special". The A.V. Club.
  10. ^ Alexa, Laurén (August 26, 2022). "Mike Judge and Greg Daniels' Animated Comedy a Go at Peacock". Animation World Network.
  11. ^ Caraan, Sophie (June 19, 2023). "Mike Judge and Greg Daniels Producing New Adult Swim Series 'Common Side Effects'". Hypebeast.
  12. ^ Bhattacharyya, Raavya (October 26, 2022). "Netflix Cancels Mike Judge's Animated Comedy Bad Crimes Midway Through Production". Comic Book Resources.