With audiences and critics alike rapidly cultivating a mass fan-following on this side of the Atlantic, the animated hit sci-fi comedy from Turner’s popular Adult Swim channel Rick and Morty is taking great strides in EMEA. In addition to its extraordinary social buzz, Rick and Morty currently ranks as one of IMDB’s top-rated shows of the last 25 years with an impressive 9.3 rating alongside a highly-coveted 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The show follows a time travelling scientist and his grandson’s wacky and shockingly dark adventures through space. The much anticipated third season is now available in select EMEA markets on Netflix. With an expanding licensing programme in the U.S., Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises is looking to mirror this success across E
Ever since an announcement this spring, the adult toon comedy The Jellies! has been anticipated as the series seems like a perfect fit for the channel by fans of Adult Swim. Thankfully, people no longer need to wait much longer as The Jellies! will finally be making its grand debut on October 22 on Adult Swim. The Jellies! is described as a quarter-hour animated series that focuses on a family of jellyfish, particularly their 16 year old human son, Cornell. It turns out that Cornell was not initially aware that he was adopted at birth despite being biologically different from his family and so the revelation proved to be too much sending the hapless teen on a journey to find himself. Of course, this being a comedy show, Cornell’s soul searching usually leads to chaos and hilarity f
October has a special treat in store for fans as Adult Swim premieres the highly anticipated zombie-spoof crossover The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking on October 8. The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking is an animated zombie apocalypse special from Robot Chicken’s Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, along with The Walking Dead creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman and showrunner/executive producer Scott M. Gimple. The half-hour special will feature original talent from TWD lending voices to their characters including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Sarah Wayne Callies, and more. Chris Har
Adult Swim and Fathom Events are preparing themselves to bring Samurai Jack to the theaters in the U.S. for an exclusive one-night event. The screening set to take place on October 16 will present the fully-remastered premiere movie from the first season. In addition to a high-definition restoration of these early episodes, the screening will include a video commentary by creator Genndy Tartakovsky on the beginning of Samurai Jack and what the show means to him. Ticket sales will start in mid-September.
It’s a great news for the fans of Watch Rick and Morty. The series will be coming back for its 3rd season and Adult Swim has taken it upon itself to release of the Season 3 trailer. The Season 3 Trailer for Rick and Morty is hyper kinetic and uses fast cuts to show off colorful, action packed scenes from the upcoming episodes though it starts fairly innocuously with Morty finding Rick transformed into a pickle before the pumping techno music starts and the momentum starts to build. Rick and Morty is Adult Swim’s most scientifically accurate animated comedy. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, it shows the bizarre misadventures of a bored scientific genius/drunkard and his socially awkward grandson Morty. Their exploits lead to unintended consequences for Morty’s dysfunctional fami
Cult classic animated comedy Futurama has come back again though in the form of a new mobile game. The often cancelled series from Matt Groening, the Simpsons creator is back as Futurama:Worlds of Tomorrow, the new game that puts players in control of Fry, Leela, Bender and the rest of the Planet Express crew. Let us inform that the cartoon has had a turbulent history. It premiered on Fox in 1999, was not renewed at the network in 2003, found success in syndication on Adult Swim shortly thereafter. It was given a second life by Comedy Central in 2012 with a series pickup for 26 new half-hour episodes, then was canceled by the cable network in 2013. Despite the wild ride, the show has maintained a die hard fan base who always crave to have more and more of it. The craziness of the fa
Adult Swim is on its way to Austin, Texas to premiere two episodes of its upcoming series Apollo Gauntlet at the Rooster Teeth Animation Festival. Set for screening from July 6 to 9 at the Austin Convention Center, Adult Swim will screen more than an hour of sneak peeks of the new animation series during a special screening entitled Adult Swim Presents followed by a Q&A with the creators of Apollo Gauntlet and Squidbillies. Now in its second year, Rooster Teeth Animation Festival holds panel discussions, exclusive screenings from animators including Frederator, Cyanide and Happiness (Explosm Entertainment), Mondo Media, Mashed, and more, as well as an exclusive theatrical screening of the Netflix Original series Castlevania.
The quirky mystery comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries will be making a bow on Adult Swim on May 14 for a third run. It has a cast of strangely hilarious characters such as Mike Tyson himself, his adopted Korean daughter Yung Hee, the well-groomed and wine-loving ghost Marquess and Pigeonm, a filthy man trapped inside a filthy bird’s body. The 3rd season of Mike Tyson Mysteries finds Mike Tyson and his Mystery Team in search of a place to crash after the incident that left their old house burning. The season will also introduce Mike’s estranged brother who is a complete nerd unlike his athletic brother. The gang also visits Washington in order to re-visit their very first mystery and many more. Mike Tyson Mysteries stars Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald, Rachel Ramras and Oscar winner Jim
Adult Swim, which continues to dominate the ratings and remains the #1 in basic cable with millennials for more than a decade has announced two action-packed new animated series that will premiere later this year. The first named Apollo Gauntlet will be out this summer followed by Hot Streets in the fall. These two new series continue the network’s commitment to produce new and innovative programming for its fans. Both the series have been produced by two studios namely Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Hot Streets). Icidentally, it’s the same team behind Robot Chicken. The second studio is Mondo’s animation studio, Six Point Harness and Mosaic (Apollo Gauntlet). While independent Canadian animator Myles Langlois brings an '80s Saturday-morning cartoon vibe with Apollo Gauntlet, first-time ani
Samurai Jack’s fifth season will premiere on Adult Swim on March 11, the network confirmed. During a promotional bump for Adult Swim, a fan asked what was going on with the show. In response, the network responded with the date and air time — March 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET. Samurai Jack originally ran for four seasons on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004, and chronicled the tale of a time-displaced samurai prince’s battle against demonic, shape-shifting warlord Aku. Unfortunately, the series ended without providing fans with closure — and with Jack still stuck in the future. The new episodes will focus on the character’s final journey, serving as an official conclusion to the series. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky is once again working on the series, along with Jack’s original voice actor, Ph