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Futurama Canceled. Again. Along With Ugly Americans and The Cleveland Show.

27 Apr


Ugh. Comedy Central did it again. I’m sure most people know by now, but Futurama is canceled. Again. By Comedy Central.

So is Ugly Americans.

But luckily, Brickleberry (which we liked) is still around.

Some great Animation Domination lately, despite The Cleveland Show also being canceled.

Bob’s Burgers is GOLD. Simpsons has been great as always. The winning combo of Faimly Guy and American Dad!… all on FOX.

Killer Regular Show and Annoying Orange episodes on Cartoon Network.

Who knows when or if we’ll see new Beavis and Butthead episodes on MTV. I hope we will.

They’re airing the final 13 Futurama episodes in June.

But who knows. Maybe another network will revive it again! Hah.



Superjail! New Season Beginning, Animation Domination, Regular Show Special

29 Sep

Brickleberry!Ah, cartoon seasons end and cartoon seasons begin…

A lot of great stuff happening this month!

Great cartoon series that had their season finales:

Metalocalypse (new Dethklok III album out Oct 16!)
Aqua Something You Know Whatever
Futurama (mid-season finale)
Regular Show (mid-season finale – starts again this Monday, October 1, with a HALF HOUR special – see below!)

Cartoon seasons already begun/beginning:

The Amazing World of Gumball (already started – new most Tuesdays, Cartoon Network)
Brickleberry – started Sept 25, Comedy Central (continues on Tuesdays)
South Park – started Sept 26, Comedy Central (continues on Wednesdays)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Sept 29, Nickelodeon (Will it be good?)
The Simpsons – Sept 30, FOX
Bob’s Burgers – Sept 30, FOX
The Cleveland Show – Sept 30, FOX
Family Guy – Sept 30, FOX
American Dad! – Sept 30, FOX (all five of the previously mentioned shows air most Sundays starting around 7!)
Superjail! – Sept 30, adult swim (Cartoon Network, continues every Sunday)
Regular Show – Oct 1, Cartoon Network (should continue most Mondays)

Superjail! has a new tumblr blog! And the new season starts tomorrow – Sunday night – along with all the Animation Domination shows on FOX!

Straight from Brad Neely, new episodes of China, IL are being finished up, probably for a summer premiere – and they will be HALF HOUR episodes!

There’s a new Spongebob rock and roll special airing on Nickelodeon soon, and there is a 4D Spongebob movie announced for Spring – probably in theaters..?

There have been no official announcments as to whether Ugly Americans has been renewed for a new season (we hope!) but MTV’s Unsupervised is coming back.

Hey MTV, I want more Beavis and Butt-Head episodes!

Great new cartoon-based toys came out for Regular Show and also now for T.U.F.F. Puppy! Now where are my American Dad! action figures, Seth?!?

Finally, Futurama and Regular Show won Emmys!!! Congrats to Maurice Lamarche, J.G. Quintel, and everyone else! We love ya!

As always, check out the links over on the right hand side for ALL the official websites of our favorite shows, and follow us on Twitter.

20 Awesome Cartoons That Currently Produce and Air New Episodes

11 Sep

We’ll edit this list/post whenever things change (if shows are canceled/added, etc.)Dan Halen

These are all the ones we currently track, watch and love!

American Dad!
Annoying Orange
Aqua Something You Know Whatever
Beavis and Butt-Head
Bob’s Burgers
China, IL
Family Guy
Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole
The Amazing World of Gumball
Regular Show
South Park
SpongeBob Squarepants
The Cleveland Show
The Simpsons
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Ugly Americans

In addition, we’re looking forward to checking out Brickleberry in a few days here and the Seth MacFarlane reboot of The Flintstones, supposedly (hopefully!) coming in 2013.

A Year In Cartoons – 2011 To 2012 – A Rundown

30 May
Regular Show

Realistic Mordecai & Rigby

It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted!

To be fair, I moved (probably several times), lost several jobs, and I’m raising a 5 year old.

But he loves cartoons too!

For all of you on Twitter, many of you know that I’m on there constantly, of course – (twitter.com/animatedtvblog).

I’m changing the name of the blog here to “Animated TV Blog” like I use over on Twitter.

This year had a ton of great shows – Animation Domination, of course, with The MacFarlane Trinity: Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show.

We saw the rise in popularity of the amazing Bob’s Burgers, the cancellation of Napoleon Dynamite and Allen Gregory (thankfully!) and of course, my lifelong love, The Simpsons is still on the air and going strong (phooey to those who bitch about it!)

I’ve gathered together for the next post or two some interesting tidbits.

Futurama, as many know, is back in full force, and on Comedy Central starting in June 20th (check out the countdown here!) This last season of South Park and Ugly Americans were both pretty excellent – they had their hits and misses, all all series do (NONE of the series I’m mentioning are exempt from this rule!)

Aqua Something You Know Whatever starts in June as well on Cartoon Network’s adult swim – the 24th – and Squidbillies begins its new season soon also. Metalocalypse is well underway for this season too. There’s still a ton of great cartoons on adult swim!

The days on Cartoon Network are full of Regular Show and Adventure Time on most Mondays, sometimes The Amazing World of Gumball.

REALLY sad to see Secret Mountain Fort Awesome and Problem Solverz get cancelled.

And we never got our Cheyenne Cinnamon or Soul Quest Overdrive! Argh.

MTV did bring back Beavis and Butt-head, which honestly, I LOVED.

FX has Archer and Unsupervised (which I liked, hopefully it stays on air – it’s been renewed for a second season!)

Even SpongeBob Squarepants on Nick has been having great episodes lately! Some misses, but mostly hits.

I believe that’s mostly it for the moment.

In an upcoming post, I was inspired to write a “20 Essential American Cartoons” list, based on another one I found online – and mine is a VAST improvement!

So, here I am. I’m back.

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.

Bob’s Burgers, Animation Domination, Comedy Central, etc.

19 Dec

Looks to be a great Animation Domination tonight! THREE Simpsons, then Cleveland Show, and ONE HOUR Family Guy? Yes, please!

Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers

I’m personally looking forward to Bob’s Burgers, which premieres on Sunday, January 9th.

Anything with Jon H. Benjamin in it is usually a win in my book.

And of course, it’s being made by Loren Bouchard (of Home Movies fame!) Wow.

Also looking forward to new Comedy Central episodes of South Park/Ugly Americans/Futurama.

Lately I’ve been active over at the adult swim comedy forums and the Toonzone boards too – just riffing on my favorite weird adult swim shows and reminiscing about 90s favorites – Animaniacs, Eek! the Cat, Tiny Toons, etc.

And of course, I’m always tweeting over at our Twitter account, gaining more followers every day – and I thank all of you for all the support!

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

27 Nov


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.