Rick and Morty Anime Short

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch an anime style Rick and Morty short where Morty goes on an adventure to Tokyo, Japan and nothing weird happens at all. Plus, watch this year’s An Evening with Kevin Smith panel from the official Comic-Con at Home line-up, and flashback to a famous clip of Regis Philbin stopping by The Late Show with David Letterman dressed in full make-up as Shrek. Read More »

Rick and Morty Season 5 Clip

With Comic-Con at Home making the world’s biggest pop culture convention a virtual event, we’ve been covering as much as we can from the pre-recorded panels for all the movies and TV shows who decided to participate. However, Adult Swim decided to have their own virtual shindig outside of Comic-Con at Home, and Rick and Morty was among the shows having panels to tease upcoming episodes.

Since Rick and Morty is currently in production on the show’s fifth season, series co-creator could only share an unfinished clip from the upcoming fifth season to give fans a satisfying tease of what’s to come. It’s a cold open for one of the future episodes which introduces a character who is apparently Rick’s nemesis. Watch the Rick and Morty season 5 clip below for a sneak peek. Read More »

Low Budget Alien Remake

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a low budget, high cardboard remake of some of the most famous sequences from Alien that some people created in quarantine. Plus, learn about Dan Harmon‘s “story circle” method of writing that is used for episodes of Rick and Morty, and listen to Judd Apatow break down his career, from working on The Larry Sanders Show through his latest directorial effort, The King of Staten Island. Read More »

Justin Roiland Hulu Series

Justin Roiland has become one of the most brilliant and hilarious creators in animation thanks to not only Rick and Morty, but also the recent Hulu series Solar Opposites. Roiland isn’t just responsible for co-creating, writing and executive producing these shows, because he also lends his voice to the lead characters, and he’s been part of some of the best animated programming in recent years. Below, you can listen as Justin Roiland takes a look back at some of his most memorable characters, and then watch as he tries to improvise voices for new characters that he’s never seen before. Read More »

Making of Slimer in Ghostbusters

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a Ghostbusters featurette showing the creation of Slimer from detailed storyboards to the final cut of the movie. Plus, learn about the formula of romantic comedies, from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before back to When Harry Met Sally and more. And finally, listen to Justin Roiland breakdown his career, from before Rick and Morty up through Solar Opposites. Read More »

Solar Opposites Interview - Justin Roiland

The first season of Solar Opposites is now available to binge on Hulu. If you’ve already worked your way through the series, then you know it’s a brilliant animated comedy that has some of what makes Rick and Morty great, but mixes it with the classic family sitcom in a way that is somehow both insanely twisted and charmingly lighthearted.

Since I loved the show so much, I was glad to speak with series co-creator Justin Roiland, who also co-created Rick and Morty, to discuss how working on Solar Opposites with co-creator Mike McMahan is different than working with Dan Harmon, how they keep track of sci-fi gadgets, the challenge of doing a more serialized series, whether we’ll get a plush of The Pupa, and more. You can read our full interview with Justin Roiland below, but be aware of spoilers for the first season of Solar Opposites. Read More »

Rick and Morty Future Seasons Release Plans

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 »

Rick and Morty Props

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn how the props of the animated series Rick and Morty are designed and see some alternate versions of some of the most famous devices. Plus, listen to a pair of therapists analyze the relationships of Disney characters like Anna from Frozen and more. And finally, watch Conan O’Brien learn a stunt from Jackie Chan in a vintage. Read More »

Directing Rick and Morty

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out what’s involved in directing Rick and Morty. Plus, watch some advice on how to survive coronavirus through a montage of lines and clips from various sci-fi and horror movies like 28 Days Later, The Mist, Aliens, The Thing, and more. And finally, watch Saturday Night Live‘s take on The Last Dance with Michael Jordan in a sketch that didn’t make last weekend’s episode. Read More »

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New Rick and Morty Episode

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, go behind the scenes of the recent season four return of Rick and Morty. Plus, find out how one of the sets for a fight scene in The Hunt was created to be almost entirely breakable, and watch Mark Hamill do some Star Wars impressions in a flashback clip from Late Night with Conan O’Brien back in 1997.

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