Rick and Morty season 5 is coming at the end of June and the world is probably ready for it. I know I am! To help get us excited, some really sweet Rick and Morty business arrived this weekend. We’ve got a new trailer, which looks as good as always.
And then we’ve got this 17-minute, 8-bit adventure animated by Paul Robertson. Holy jeez louise, this one.
What the heck do we even make of that?! Other than art is amazing and this Robertson dude is some kind of god. If this doesn’t spur Cartoon Network into hiring Robertson to make a legit Rick and Morty 8-bit adventure, I don’t know what will! Everybody loved that Scott Pilgrim game, right? Do that, but make it this!
Find the time to watch all 17 minutes. This thing is really nifty!
I shared the trailer for Birdgirl a couple weeks ago and now the first episode is here! And like many new comedies these days, they’ve put the entire first episode onto YouTube for everybody to watch! And I watched it, and it’s pretty fun! Now you can watch it too and judge for yourself.
I like it. I might try to watch more. Birdgirl, obviously, is a spin-off of Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, which was a great show back in the day. Birdgirl is made with modern cartoon sensibilities and it’s still fun. Kudos to the whole gang who made this happen, it looks to be quality programming.
Birdgirl airs on Mondays on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
I love April Fools Day! I love the pageantry of most holidays, and I especially love the day where we all get together and pull harmless internet prank headlines on one another. If I had more forethought and artistic ability, I’d do something funny with my blog heading…but for now, I shall ride the coattails of Adult Swim Jr.!
Rick and Morty Babies is legit funny. Adult Swim is killing it for April Fool’s Day this year. There are more videos on their Twitter.
I’ll post more if I can find them!
I’ll admit, I haven’t watched Adult Swim in a dog’s age. I was all about that stuff at the very beginning, but who knows where they’ve gone since. But a random trailer caught my eye the other day: Birdgirl! It’s a sequel to Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.
We can only hope it lives up to the excellence that was Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.
And here’s a clip.
I’m going to hope for the best and try to check out some episodes when I can fit them into my busy, busy, busy schedule. Probably.
2020 continues to extract a heavy toll on all of us. The Venture Bros., one of the greatest television shows of all time, has been quietly cancelled. Apparently it happened months ago while creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer were working on season 8.
This is pretty shocking. The reason for the cancellation hasn’t been revealed yet, but the fact that the show took several years between seasons probably played a part. We’ve only gotten seven seasons over the course of 17 years! I have often complained that it takes too long between seasons, and it would make sense for that to bite the creators in the butt in the end.
Cartoon Network has also posted on Twitter that they hope to continue the story somewhere else. Season 7 was not the planned ending, and considering how The Venture Bros. was all about building up and pushing off stories, it sucks to lose all of that ongoing material.
The Venture Bros. was a defining show for me back during its heyday. I even cosplayed as Henchman 21 at a couple comic book conventions! So it’s sad to see it go…but we all probably should have seen this coming at some point.