Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm Release Date, Cast, And More

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If ever there was an animated program intended to be consumed while blitzed on edibles, it was the 2000 Adult Swim series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." Now nearly forgotten by anyone who wasn't in college in 2000, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" was a surrealist sitcom about a trio of talking fast food items who found themselves ... kinda doing nothing. Master Shake was the annoying blowhard leader, Frylock was the more clear-thinking character, and Meatwad was the kid of the group. "Aqua Teen" regularly featured a nearby mad scientist who was constantly at work on doomsday devices, but who rarely interacted with the main characters. They spent a lot more time with their neighbor Carl who kind of hated them. 

And, as 2000s wastoids and people with really strange senses of humor may appreciate, a new "Aqua Teen" feature film is on the docket. It looks like our time has come. To be baffled again.

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm release date and where you can watch it

The above sneak peek debuted at Adult Swim Festival on August 8. The flick will be coming to digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray on November 8, 2022. The HBO Max premiere will be in 2023. 

What is Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm?

The original 15-minute show was part of a block of very, very, very odd programming that was in vogue at Adult Swim at the time of its airing. Neighboring Dadaism, "Aqua Teen" was a stoner's exercise of entertainment in a post-media landscape. Humanity is a thing of the past. Only our living fast food waste remains.

The show ran for a shockingly long time, topping off at 139 episodes and 11 seasons. Also, if one had the wherewithal in 2007, you could go to theaters and be blindsided by "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters," a feature film that seeps deep into the brain and leaves oily stains everywhere. The explicit, Mastodon-performed pre-film welcome-to-the-theater tag alone is worth the price of admission.

The preview makes "Aqua Teen Forever" look cogent, but one may rest assured that the film will not have a straightforward plot or premise in any traditional sense. More likely, a plot will be distractedly pursued, only to be stymied by asides, gags, and the short attention spans of the characters.

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm cast and crew

The Warner Bros. Animation website describes the plot of "Aqua Teen Forever" as a battle between Master Shake, Frylock, Meatwad, and Carl — all played by their original actors (Dana Snyder, Carey Means, Dave Willis, Dave Willis, respectively) — facing off against a mysterious corporate overlord named Amazin, and a tech genius named Neil (Peter Serafinowicz). Paul Walter Hauser will play Neil's sidekick Elmer. Also in the cast, playing undisclosed roles, are "SNL" writer Natasha Rothwell, Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog himself), Tim Robinson from "I Think You Should Leave," and Jo Firestone from "Joe Perra Talks With You."

"Aqua Teens" is largely constructed of weird people doing strange voices in a way that seems to amuse them and only them. Prepare to not be in on the joke. There is no word as to the possibility of any notable returning "Aqua Teen" characters like The Mooninites, M.C. Pee Pants, or, uh ... Ol' Drippy?

See it, or they might cut you with a linoleum knife.