Last year on April Fool’s Day, the ultimate Adult Swim joke came in the form of a surprise season premiere of the third season of Rick and Morty. This year, it seemed unlikely that a surprise fourth season premiere would happen, especially with the trouble behind the scenes in getting an official order for the show to continue. But fans were still treated to a Rick and Morty prank anyway.
Rather than deliver a new episode of Rick and Morty, an animated short called the Bushworld Adventures debuted that takes the Rick and Morty formula and sets it in Australia. However, instead of going on any cosmic adventures, the duo just go on a wild road trip across the bush of Australia. The result is a short that is somehow more twisted and intense (not to mention Australian) than the real Rick and Morty, and that’s saying something. Read More »
Update: Series co-creators Justin Roiland and Darn Harmon say that the Rick and Morty season 4 hold-up is due to “complicated” contract negotiations. Roiland said his piece on Twitter and Harmon spoke about it while guesting on Kevin Smith’s SModcast (via ScreenCrush).
Dan Harmon has spilled the sauce: Rick and Morty could be in trouble.
The cult animated TV series has seen delay after delay for its fourth season and according to co-creator and writer Harmon, Rick and Morty still has not been picked up by Adult Swim.
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McDonald’s really pissed off Rick and Morty fans last fall. The fast food chain released limited quantities of their beloved and desired Szechuan dipping sauce that debuted as part of a cross-promotion with Mulan in 1998 after the third season of Rick and Morty made such a big deal out of it. But the quantities were so limited that what was supposed to be a fun promotion turned into a pop culture riot.
After the Szechuan wars resulted in plenty of complaints being thrown at McDonald’s, the fast food chain vowed to make it right by making infinitely more Szechuan sauce available so that everyone could get their hands on it. They vowed to bring back the sauce sometime this winter, and now we know exactly when we can get it. Read More »
Rick and Morty fans had a nearly two-year wait between the Adult Swim show’s second and third season. That was difficult enough and it sounds like they’ll have to do it all over again while waiting for the show’s fourth season.
Series writer Ryan Ridley recently participated in an interview where he indicated that Rick and Morty may not return for a fourth season until 2019, and even he’s not particularly happy about that. Read More »
There are only two weeks until Christmas arrives, but that’s plenty of time for you to get schwifty with some killer new holiday gear courtesy of Adult Swim’s fantastic animated series Rick and Morty.
Under normal circumstances, there’s no good reason to go into a Spencer’s gifts unless you need to get something for your dirtbag friend, or you just need a tacky white elephant Christmas gift. But since Spencer’s has some cool, exclusive Rick and Morty holiday gear that is only available for the next couple weeks, it might be time to bite the bullet and head to your local shopping mall.
Check out the Rick and Morty Christmas stuff below. Read More »
Over the weekend, Rick and Morty fans had the opportunity to do what Rick Sanchez has been unable to do on the series so far: get their hands on the limited edition Szechuan sauce that was released by McDonald’s in 1998 as a cross-promotion with Disney’s Mulan. It seems like a clever enough promotion by McDonald’s, but they were woefully unprepared for the demand from Rick and Morty fans for the coveted sauce.
Find out about the McDonald’s Szechuan sauce shortage below. Read More »
Two words: Peanut butter. If I remember anything about what went down at the Archer: Danger Island panel at New York Comic Con Saturday evening, it’s that Lucky Yates (Dr. Krieger) was taught how to poop at age 3, when he opened the refrigerator, spied a jar of peanut butter and…success!
This story, shared by Yates himself, set the tone for what would become a delightfully random panel conversation between actors and apparent friends Aisha Tyler, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates along with writer Casey Willis and director Bryan Fordney about their hit animated FX series held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in front of a packed audience that extended all the way down the street. While the crowd found this entertaining, the talk focused on the show, which will be celebrating its 9th season premiere early next year. And we got a chance to watch it.
Find out more from the Archer season 9 NYCC panel below. Read More »
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In this special Rick and Morty themed edition, we take a look at some of the details you might have missed in the third season finale last weekend. Plus, Adult Swim takes us behind the scenes of the making of the episode, and Nerdist wonders if there might be a secret finale to this season coming our way. Obviously, beware of spoilers if you haven’t watched the third season finale yet. Read More »
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The third season of Rick and Morty came to an end this past weekend. But it feels like just yesterday we were all caught off guard by the surprise third season premiere, which revealed the apparent primary motivation for all of Rick Sanchez’s galaxy traveling was all in an effort to get back the limited edition Szechuan sauce that McDonald’s once sold as a cross-promotion for Disney’s 1998 animated movie Mulan. The episode prompted fans to be just as hungry as Rick was for the dipping sauce, and now they’re finally going to get it.
Since the third season premiere of Rick and Morty aired, series co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon received their own big Szechuan sauce bottle straight from McDonald’s, and a few lucky fans also received some as well (one even sold it for a ridiculous amount of cash). This time, McDonald’s is making the sauce available to everyone, but only for one day. Find out more about how McDonald’s Szechuan sauce returns this month below. Read More »
Earlier this year, Adult Swim brought us the fifth and final season of the acclaimed Emmy-winning animated series Samurai Jack. After an initial run that lasted from 2001 through 2004, the series from Genndy Tartakovsky disappeared for 13 years, only to be revived to finish the story of the titular samurai’s battle with the shapeshifting demon called Aku. Soon you’ll be able to have every episode of the series in high-definition.
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have have announced a Samurai Jack complete series box set that will have the first four initial seasons of the series as well as the final fifth season from the revival earlier this year. Though the first four seasons have been available on DVD for awhile now, this marks the first time they’ll be available on Blu-ray.
Find out more about the Samurai Jack complete series box set below. Read More »