Good Times animated

Good Times, the classic 1970s sitcom that was developed by legendary TV pioneer Norman Lear, is getting a new version on Netflix. This reboot will be animated instead of live-action, and will tell a new story that’s inspired by the original series, which ran from 1974 through 1979.

Lear, who’s still working in the industry at 98 years old, is on board to executive produce this new take alongside several unexpected collaborators – among them Family Guy head honcho Seth MacFarlane and NBA superstar Steph Curry. Get the details below. Read More »

Watch out for the giant censor bar! The trailer is here for the Adult Swim animated series based on Black Dynamite, and it captures all the blaxpoitation excess of the 2009 film. It looks like the show characters in The Boondocks might watch, which is appropriate given that Carl Jones of The Boondocks is the exec producer.

Black Dynamite is a 30-minute animated series that tells all-new tales of Black Dynamite (voiced by Michael Jai White) as he fights street thugs, ninjas, the Man and the attentions of adoring sexy women. Helping out are Tommy Davidson (Cream Corn), Arsenio Hall (Tasty Freeze), Kym Whitley (Honeybee), and Byron Minns (Bullhorn).

This isn’t quite safe for work, so if Black Dynamite’s particular brand of action isn’t something you think will fly in the office, wait ’til you get home. Read More »

Briefly: Ever since Black Dynamite hit in 2009, there have been plans for a spin-off animated series featuring the continued adventures of the former Fed and irrepressible ladykiller avenger Black Dynamite. Now Adult Swim has officially picked up the series, which is directed by Carl Jones (The Boondocks), animated by Titmouse and will feature the voices of the film’s actors Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and Byron Minns.

This deal has been a long time in the making. The animated series was mentioned in September and October 2009, and even then Michael Jai White was saying that Cartoon Network would be the home. When we initially covered the news I hoped and assumed that Adult Swim would be the final outlet, so it’s good to see that finally come to be. The show will bow in early 2012. See another still after the break. Read More »