Tuca & Bertie is getting a second wind. Following Netflix’s cancelation of Lisa Hanawalt‘s critically acclaimed animated comedy after just one season, Adult Swim has swooped in to pick up Tuca & Bertie for a second season. Tuca and Bertie season 2 has been greenlit for a 10-episode order by the network, which has slated the release for 2021.
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Rick and Morty has had an inconsistent journey when it comes to new seasons arriving on Adult Swim. It took a year and a half to get season three on air in 2017 after the second season finale in 2015, and it was over two years before the fourth season arrived on Adult Swim following the third season finale. Even when the new episodes for season four started airing last fall, Adult Swim split the fourth season into two five-episode chunks with the second batch of episodes picking back up earlier this month. But if series co-creator Justin Roiland had his way, he’d keep shaking up how the show is distributed to the masses. In fact, he’s even suggested the idea of releasing just one new Rick and Morty episode each month. Read More »
Only five episodes from the fourth season of Rick and Morty aired on Adult Swim towards the end of last year, so Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon still have to make good on the rest of the season. Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait much longer because a new trailer for the second half of Rick and Morty‘s current season has arrived, and it looks like some of their craziest adventures are coming. Get a peek at what’s in store when Rick and Morty season 4 returns in May. Read More »
We’ve only seen five episodes from the fourth season of Rick and Morty. The new episodes aired towards the end of last year, and since then, we’ve gotten no word from Adult Swim on when we’ll see the rest of the season. Considering the recent delays due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most TV shows and movies that were in production, the return of Rick and Morty is completely up in the air. However, the duo did return to Adult Swim this past weekend, albeit in a much different form.
During the Toonami block of programming that airs anime shows on Adult Swim, there was a whole Rick and Morty anime short inspired by Lone Wolf and Cub, the manga created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima, which has been turned into several different movies and TV adaptations, not to mention having a huge influence on the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Watch the Rick and Morty anime short below. Read More »
Samurai Jack changed the game when it debuted on Cartoon Network in 2001, paving the way for experimental, auteur-driven animated series on a network mostly known for kiddie fare. Following the story of a samurai (voiced by (Phil LaMarr) who is flung forward in time against an evil overlord (Mako Iwamatsu for seasons 1-4, Greg Baldwin in the final season), Samurai Jack is still beloved for creator Genndy Tartakovsky‘s striking animation and surprisingly mature storytelling. Now, you can watch the entire epic saga from the beginning online for free.
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Krispy Kreme is now selling Rick and Morty doughnuts and a special milkshake inspired by the Adult Swim animated series. They include a Pickle Rick doughnut that thankfully doesn’t taste like pickles, and you can even get your hands on some Strawberry Smiggles without cutting open the gut of a leprechaun. However, there’s an unfortunate catch that might keep you from enjoying the delicious taste of Rick and Morty doughnuts. Read More »
Pickle Rick was the breakout sensation of the third season of Adult Swim’s animated series Rick and Morty. Even though we’re on the fourth season of the series now, Pringles is bringing back the brine version of the galaxy’s most notorious drunken scientist for a big Super Bowl commercial in February 2020. On top of that, they’ll be releasing special Pickle Rick flavored Pringles just in time to share them with all your friends during the big game. Read More »
Blink and miss one frame of detailed animation and you miss the entire world. At least, that’s the case when watching the masterful animation and razor-blade precision of Genndy Tartakovsky and his team.
Echoing the flat, sharp-lined, dimensional aesthetic of its spiritual predecessor Samurai Jack, elements like whiplash, stillness, noise, and quiet are vital to the first five episodes of Primal, Tartakovsky’s latest limited series for Adult Swim. Tartakovsky pushes the envelope for cinematic televised animation through zero dialogue, wildlife ambiance, the grandeur and smallness of gestures, and stillness to convey action and introspection. With the rolling trum-trum-trum of Tyler Bates’ and Joanne Higginbottom’s music, Aaron LaPlante‘s growls, shrieks, grunts for a leading character with no words, the thrashy and crunching sound design by Joel Valentine, and Scott Willis’s sharp and flushed art direction, everything is woven into a painstaking presentation. Read More »
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It’s been over two years since the third season of Rick and Morty came to an end, and fans have been hungry for more nasty dimension-hopping, time traveling adventures with the titular drunk uncle and his neurotic nephew. Thankfully, Adult Swim ordered a huge number of new episodes that will keep creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland busy for the next few years, and thanks to the new Rick and Morty season 4 trailer, we finally know that new episodes are coming in November. Watch below! Read More »
Legendary animator Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, the 2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars) comes to Comic Con New York to introduce his latest–and perhaps most audacious–work: Primal.
At the dawn of evolution, a stout Neanderthal caveman and a dinosaur forge an unlikely friendship to survive a bloodcurdling eon in the beast-ridden prehistoric landscape. Imagine Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur but hand-drawn, adult, gorier, more T-Rexes, and with the Tartakovsky Touch. Read More »