In a recent upload on his channel “=3,” Ray William Johnson explained that “Riley Rewind,” the film from his production company Runaway Planet, will launch on December 12, 2013.
Johnson launched Runaway Planet after his split from Maker Studios in late 2012. Since then, the creator has had a troubled relationship with both the MCN and YouTube as a whole. In a recent podcast, Johnson renounced YouTube, at one point even threatening to upload his videos on another platform.
Earlier this year, Johnson and partner Anna Akana received funding from video platform Blip to help create and distribute Runaway Planet content. It has become a sticky situation, however, as Blip was recently purchased by Maker Studios — Johnson’s ex-network and current defendant in a lawsuit filed by the creator. Johnson has not publicly commented on whether he will continue to work with Blip now. However, sources at Maker and Blip have told VideoInk that the decision is entirely in Johnson’s hands.
“Riley Rewind” was written by Akana with Johnson acting as the film’s director.