Max Gilardi (born January 28, 1988) known online as HotDiggedyDemon is an American animator, voice actor, artist, and YouTuber. He is best known for his "PONY.MOV" web series, a parody of the popular children's animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
Gilardi, under the name "HotDiggedyDemon", first started creating Flash animations in the early 2000s on Newgrounds.com. In 2007, he began uploading his work to his YouTube channel as well. That year, he created the "Jerry" series, an animated web series detailing the terrible life of a man named Jerry.In 2010, he created the "Wacky Game Jokez, 4 Kidz!" series, also known as "WGJ4K", featuring video game-based humor. In addition to creating animations, he co-hosted the Wisenheimers podcast with fellow animator Yotam Perel from 2010 to 2012.From 2011 to 2013, he gained notability for releasing his six-part video parody of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "PONY.MOV", an adult animated dark comedy web series in the art style of John Kricfalusi and Spümcø's The Ren & Stimpy Show. The series grew as a spin-off of Gilardi's Tumblr webcomic, "Ask Jappleack", and each video highlights a different character from the main cast of the television series. Gilardi has over one million subscribers on YouTube. The majority of his videos are self-made: written, animated, and voiced by himself. In his more recent projects, he has experimented with 3D animation. On September 2, 2016, Gilardi launched a new YouTube series titled "Brain Dump" in which he reviews movies, often satirically. The series has since become the main series on Gilardi's channel. Gilardi has cited Craig McCracken, Matt Groening, John Kricfalusi, Jhonen Vasquez, Danny Antonucci, Genndy Tartakovsky, United Productions of America, Hanna-Barbera, Junji Ito, and Akira Toriyama as influences on his art and animation.
Gilardi was born in Massachusetts in 1988. He attended the Art Institute of Boston briefly before dropping out.
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