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Upcoming Chris Prynoski (Titmouse Studios) Interview, Season Finales/Premieres

28 May

We’re thrilled to report Chris Prynoski of Titmouse Studios has agreed to do an interview with us!

Really psyched about that. I will have that up soon.

In other news, all the FOX shows had their season finales (The Simpsons, American Dad!, Family Guy/Cleveland Show, and Bob’s Burgers), just as South Park (Comedy Central, Wednesdays), Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, Superjail, (Sundays, adult swim) Regular Show, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network, all on Mondays) seasons are running strong!

Also SERIOUSLY looking forward to the new season of Futurama and Ugly Americans starting Thursday, June 23rd on Comedy Central!

The Simpsons of course ended with the Edna Krabappel/Ned Flanders romance (“NEDNA”) and you can vote on whether or not that should continue here (http://thesimpsons.com/nedna).

Another poll of note is for the #1 “best animated series of all time” being done amongst a “25 Greatest Animated TV Shows” feature by Entertainment Weekly here — I feel they omit a lot of shows, but major shows are included. Vote!

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/AnimatedTVShows).

More soon! Thanks for reading.

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AQUA UNIT PATROL SQUAD 1! And more.

26 Apr

As many people know, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is and has been my favorite cartoon for many years now.

The absurdity, the weirdness, and all-out ability to take every 11-minute episode ANYWHERE has always been one of its’ greatest traits.

Yesterday during the also-excellent new episode of Superjail! (titled “Hotchick”) and later during Aqua Teen itself, a promo for the new re-imagining of Aqua Teen was shown.

According to creator Dave Willis, they’re calling it Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, and the art looks really great. Looks like they’re taking Frylock, Shake and Meatwad back to their detective roots.

See the press release by Meatwad embedded in this article about it.

As soon as someone puts the killer trailer/teaser for it online, I’ll post it here, and at our Twitter.

New episodes of Aqua WHATEVER start May 8th.

As for other upcoming premieres, the new South Park is this Wednesday, called “HUMANCENTiPad” – also looks amazing.

They’re able to pull off the greatest commentary on recent events because they can make episodes so quickly!

Also on Mother’s Day weekend, there are new MacFarlane vehicles (Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show), and probably new Simpsons/Bob’s Burgers too (which I’ve grown to love a lot.)

Saw a great new Simpsons the other day I hadn’t seen, the one where Homer becomes Chunk to accompany Chong! Great ep.

Something else to be excited about, Comedy Central announced last month Futurama will be renewed for two more years at least! Looking forward to those episodes as well. Read about that here.

Until next time, keep watching, and thanks for reading!

Last Sunday’s Animation Domination, Comedy Central shows, and Upcoming Fox Pilot

27 Nov
THE SIMPSONS ANIMATION DOMINATION

The Simpsons - ANIMATION DOMINATION!

Last week’s Sunday animation domination was strange, to say the least.

Really enjoyed the new Simpsons – Mr. Burns losing his memory, and tons of self-deprecation and reference back to The Simpsons Movie.

I always love the Simpsons. Even the weak episodes. This one was better than most.

The Cleveland Show I’ve really come to love – especially lately. The jokes in the first part of the show were DYNAMITE, and then I thought MacFarlane would tackle the whole USA weight issue better, but it came across as clunky and blame-y at the end. Still good overall (I’m a chubby chaser).

As for Family Guy, I always dislike Brian-heavy episodes lately, especially ones where he’s acting like a jerk – in this case, to Stewie. It was interesting social commentary but not really that funny. (Strange, huh?)

Is Brian’s character modeled after Seth MacFarlane, or just his real voice? Because if that’s how Seth really is, bad news! Ha.

Finally, American Dad – good last week but nondescript. And as everyone knows, I LOVE American Dad – even more than Family Guy.

This week’s South Park was excellent too, although I missed the new Ugly Americans.

And I almost forgot – the Futurama Christmas/Holiday Special they showed on Thanksgiving! Not too laugh-out-loud funny but some really cool stuff in there – references back to past episodes, etc.

Looking forward to the big holiday special this week on The Simpsons, and the new MacFarlane shows too.

Also coming this week either before or after The Simpsons is a preview of the new show Bob’s Burgers (http://www.fox.com/programming/shows/?sh=bobs-burgers) which is made by Loren Bouchard of Home Movies fame.

Could be good.

More soon – thanks for reading, keep watching. We will!

Also be sure to check us out on Twitter. We’re also going to be more active on the adultswim.com boards and the Toonzone boards.

Venture Bros, Family Guy, Cleveland Show, American Dad, South Park, Ugly Americans

25 Sep

New Venture Bros was great.

I believe I missed the new Simpsons though, although I saw a LOT of the newer Simpsons recently (from the last season?) and they were GREAT. Show’s still got it. The weirdness helps a lot.

As for this weekend, tomorrow (Sunday the 26th!) we have TWO premieres – Family Guy AND The Cleveland Show! As for Family Guy, it’s a classic – a staple – but wasn’t sure how I’d like The Cleveland Show. Happy to say I LOVE it, and it’s just as witty as American Dad.

Speaking of, American Dad‘s premiere is on Oct 3rd. Saw an episode tonight I’d never seen – the one where Steve is pregnant with Roger’s alien baby (gross). Looking forward to the premiere – the show is so weird and amazing – and I must admit I often like it more than Family Guy (no cutaways!)

But finally, I want to talk about the Oct. 6th premieres of both South Park and Ugly Americans, one after the other. REALLY looking forward to these – South Park is so amazing, since they can throw an episode together so quickly, and touch upon current events, and Ugly Americans is so unique and artistic – I even got my wife hooked.

Needless to say, I will be writing commentaries on all, when I catch them one way or another – or at least the ones I feel strongly about. Have to try and find Simpsons and others if I miss them somehow – Hulu? I know they used to have the FOX material but haven’t been there in a while to see.

Until next time, thanks for reading!

Futurama : New, Old, Brave, Bold

2 Sep

FuturamaI’m loving these new Futurama episodes.

With a rare miss here or there, they’re much better than the 4 extra-long 4-episode movies, and some of the new stuff is really gold.

I was a Futurama fan from when it first came out.

I saw the first episode on TV, when it aired on FOX (after The Simpsons one Sunday if I remember correctly), and ever since, I’ve been a huge fan, since it’s a universe where anything can (and always does) happen.

I’ve loved The Simpsons for years too, but Futurama has so much more width and breadth, it can say things The Simpsons can’t – especially with the new episodes revolving around evolution, ancient astronaut theory, and as always, cloning and robotics.

The season finale airs tomorrow night, and I’m looking forward to seeing Fry mutated much worse than Leela, and whatever else the awesome writers have in store for us.

So thrilled the series was brought back from the dead, by the FANS, as Matt Groening himself pointed out.

Here’s to Futurama, hopefully many more years!

See Futurama on Comedy Central on Thursday nights – here is the Comedy Central Futurama site.