Rick and Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine

Along with a new trailer for the fifth season of Rick and Morty, Adult Swim has released a new short inspired by classic 16-bit side-scrolling video games. Created by animator Paul Robertson, the animated Rick and Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine takes the titular duo on a video game adventure where a corrupt simulation results in a remix of some familiar characters, places, and moments from the first four seasons of Rick and Morty. Check it out below. Read More »

Rick and Morty Season 5 Trailer

Rick and Morty is returning for a fifth season on Adult Swim this summer, and a new trailer shows off all the sci-fi adventures that we’ll be going on this time. Though the series has long focused on the titular grandfather and grandson, it looks like there will be a good amount of storylines this season that take the whole family through the galaxy. See for yourself in the new Rick and Morty season 5 trailer below. Read More »

Rick and Morty Babies

Back in 2017, Adult Swim pulled off the rare satisfying April Fools’ Day prank by giving fans the surprise debut of the third season premiere of Rick and Morty. Though they didn’t follow suit with the fifth season premiere – though the first trailer for new episodes arrived earlier this week – they still delivered something fun for longtime fans to enjoy.

Under the guise of the new Adult Swim Junior banner, the late night Cartoon Network animation block introduced us to Rick and Morty Babies, a Muppet Babies-inspired version of the series geared towards younger viewers. You can see the all-new opening credits sequence for Rick and Morty Babies below. Read More »

Rick and Morty Season 5 Trailer

Adult Swim isn’t letting Hulu and Solar Opposites deliver the only animated series with truly insane sci-fi hilarity this year. Rick and Morty is returning for season 5 this summer, and the first trailer reveals some of the wild new adventures that the dysfunctional duo will be going on this time around. Plus, it looks like the rest of the family will be tagging along with them a lot more. See for yourself in the Rick and Morty season 5 trailer below. Read More »

Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites Funko POPs

There’s never been a better time for animated projects geared towards adults, especially when it comes to comedy. Two of the best animated series today come from Justin Roiland. Adult Swim brings us Rick and Morty, which he created with Community mastermind Dan Harmon, and Hulu has Solar Opposites, teaming him up with Star Trek: Lower Decks creator Mike McMahan while. While one show has been churning out Funko POPs for awhile now, the other is making their collectible toy debut, and they seem to be breaking the traditional style of these collectible vinyl figures. Read More »

Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule

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The Series: Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly stars in the 1980-style public access television series Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule, a spin-off from a segment that originated in a sketch from the Adult Swim series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. Armed with unfathomable naivete and social awkwardness, Dr. Steve Brule interviews real people and visits real places to bring you interesting stories and facts about food, boats, friendship, space, animals, eggs, and more.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: If you’ve seen Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, or Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, then you know that John C. Reilly is a gifted comedic actor. But if you’ve also seen Boogie Nights, Magnolia, or Gangs of New York, you know that he has serious dramatic chops too. Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule finds Reilly mostly playing with the goofy side of comedy, but there’s also a dark side to this character that Reilly taps into that makes him more fascinating than just a hilariously pathological grown man. Read More »

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

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The Series: Primal

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: When a caveman and a tyrannosaurs rex both experience terrible tragedies, they form an unlikely bond as they join forces to survive in a dangerous prehistoric world full of deadly creatures, mystical beings, and treacherous environments.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Genndy Tartakovsky is one of the greatest names in animation. As the creator of Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and the original 2D animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars, he’s proven to have an incredible eye for stylish animation, clever humor, and mesmerizing action. But more importantly, he knows how to tell a poignant story in a short window of time. With his latest series Primal, he pulls out all the stops to deliver an animated series about a caveman and a dinosaur who become unlikely friends as they try to survive a harsh prehistoric world. But this isn’t just a buddy-buddy cartoon. It’s some of the best animated storytelling in recently memory. Read More »

Rick and Morty Real Butter Robot

Not too long ago, we called your attention to a new collection of Rick and Morty merchandise from Loot Crate, including a replica of the Butter Robot from “Something Ricked This Way Comes,” a throwback to the ninth episode of the very first season. But Adult Swim is giving the piece of tech with an existential crisis an even cooler collectible by teaming up with Digital Dream Labs to produce a limited-edition, real-working Butter Robot that is more technologically advanced than it has any right to be. Read More »

The Venture Bros Canceled

These days, there’s always the hope of a second life for a canceled TV show. Especially if one has as long a run and as passionate a fanbase as The Venture Bros., which was recently canceled by Adult Swim after 17 years (but just 7 seasons) on the air. And it seems that the #SaveTheVentureBros. campaign has reached the ears of HBO Max head Andy Forssell, who teased that the streaming platform is “working on” ideas to revive the envelope-pushing animated series.

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Pickle Rick Miracle Seltzer

It’s been over three years since Rick and Morty introduced us to Pickle Rick, the little brined version of the brilliant but demented Rick Sanchez. After turning himself into a pickle in an attempt to avoid going to family therapy, Pickle Rick became a pop culture sensation, and now there are t-shirts, action figures, plushes, and even Pringles inspired by the pickled scientist. Now the love for Pickle Rick is being extended to seltzer water, thanks to a collaboration between Adult Swim and Miracle Seltzer. Read More »