Video: “Joe Pera Talks with You” Season Three – Coming This Fall





Video: “Joe Pera Talks with You” Season Three – Coming This Fall
Adult Swim offers up a tease of the new season.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU

Season Three – Coming This Fall – Adult Swim





Video: Watch Adult Swim’s Epic Virtual Panels Featured at San Diego Comic-Con@Home





Video: Watch Adult Swim’s Epic Virtual Panels Featured at San Diego Comic-Con@Home Exclusive Looks at Fan Favorites and New Series
During the “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” panel, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll shared an exclusive look at the first-ever trailer and never-before-seen key art.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Watch Adult Swim’s Epic Virtual Panels Featured at San Diego Comic-Con@Home Exclusive Looks at Fan Favorites and New Series

New Trailer & Poster for Blade Runner: Black Lotus Revealed

Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and the #1 destination for young adults, revealed today first looks into the upcoming anime series, Blade Runner: Black Lotus and new family comedy Teenage Euthanasia, before diving deeper into fan favorites Tuca & Bertie and Rick and Morty as part of the virtual San Diego Comic-Con@Home experience. Fans are invited to watch the Tuca & Bertie panel and check out exclusive content on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel, available here. All panels are currently available to view on San Diego Comic-Con’s website and will be posted to Adult Swim’s YouTube channel later today.

During the Blade Runner: Black Lotus panel, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll shared an exclusive look at the first-ever trailer and never-before-seen key art. Moderated by Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami/senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim), viewers heard from the creative team and voice talent as they discussed the new anime series originating from the legendary Blade Runner franchise.

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, whose original song “Feel You Now” is featured in the new Blade Runner: Black Lotus trailer, will also have music featured in the highly-anticipated series.

Check out the thrilling trailer below:


Soaring on Adult Swim this summer, fans joined moderator Adam Conover for a star-studded conversation with Lisa Hanawalt (creator and executive producer) and special guests Raphael Bob-Waksberg (executive producer) and Nicole Byer (voice of Plant Teen 2, The Chill Bird) as they revealed a sneak peek of the next episode of Tuca & Bertie. Check out the hilarious panel below:


Things went interdimensional as fans relived the best of Rick and Morty season five alongside Dan Harmon (co-creator and executive producer), Scott Marder (showrunner and executive producer), Chris Parnell (voice of Jerry), Sarah Chalke (voice of Beth), Spencer Grammer (voice of Summer), Brandon Johnson (moderator), and special guests. New episodes of Rick and Morty premiere Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Lastly, Adult Swim shared a behind-the-scenes look at Teenage Euthanasia, a brand-new animated coming-of-all-ages comedy series that touches on death, family, and accidental resurrection. Moderated by Tim Heidecker, the panel features Alyson Levy (co-creator), Alissa Nutting (co-creator), Scott Adsit (co-director and co-executive producer), Maria Bamford (voice of Trophy Fantasy), Jo Firestone (voice of Euthanasia “Annie” Fantasy and Bebe Neuwirth (voice of Baba). Teenage Euthanasia is currently in production and is set to premiere this fall.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.

GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.

Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.



“Fena: Pirate Princess” Sets Sail August 14 on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll





“Fena: Pirate Princess” Sets Sail August 14 on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll
Adult Swim will air the English dubbed series in North America and Crunchyroll will stream the subtitled series worldwide outside of Japan.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Fena: Pirate Princess Sets Sail August 14 on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll

Fena: Pirate Princess, the swashbuckling samurai series inspired by Shojo manga, drops anchor Saturday, August 14 with a special two-episode premiere on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. Adult Swim will air the English dubbed series in North America and Crunchyroll will stream the subtitled series worldwide outside of Japan.

The English cast includes:

· Fena Houtman will be voiced by Brittany Cox: A positive, cheerful orphan despite her traumatic past. Known for her pale skin and glowing silver hair.

· Yukimaru will be voiced by Robb Moreira: The introverted, katana-wielding bodyguard of the Houtman family. He is extremely protective of Fena.

· Shitan will be voiced by Nicholas Corda: This handsome, elite warrior can kill with his bow and arrow – or his looks. Though on the surface he seems aloof, he greatly values his friends.

· Karin will be voiced by Anjali Kunapaneni: Raised by a family of blacksmiths, Karin geeks out over technology like her rifle, which she uses to great effect in battle.

· Enju will be voiced by Brandon Winckler: Kaede’s elder twin. They both use a spear and wakizashi in battle, they’re both friendly and mischievous, but Enju feels he’s more dependable than his younger brother.

· Kaede will be voiced by Darrel J Delfin: Enju’s younger twin. They both use a spear and wakizashi in battle, they’re both friendly and mischievous, but Kaede feels he’s more manly than his elder brother.

· Tsubaki will be voiced by Alan Lee: The oldest and most mature member of the group, he manages everyone’s wild energy. He’s also the cook, but when he fights, he uses a short ninja sword.

· Makaba will be voiced by Thomas E Wynn: This mountain of a boy prefers fighting in close quarters with brass knuckles. When he’s not fighting, he’s kind-hearted and mild-mannered.

· Salman will be played by Frank Todaro. An older knight who was once called “Salman the Onslaught” for being so deadly with a spear. He’s known Fena since she was a girl as he served the Houtman family for some time.

· Otto will be voiced by Doug Stone. Another older knight who served the Houtman family and possessed an intimidating nickname in his younger days – “Otto the Blitz” for his quick swordplay.

The Adult Swim and Crunchyroll original series follows the high seas journey of Fena Houtman as she evades pirates and other dangers and must rely on a crew of Japanese samurai to unlock her family secrets.

Follow the high seas journey of Fena Houtman starting August 14th.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories through the content they love. Best known as a top streaming service delivering AVOD and SVOD content, Crunchyroll also provides experiences to deepen fan engagement and community through social, events, games, consumer products, content distribution, content creation, and manga publishing.

Fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll, Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations), and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts – top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll’s services also extend to licensing of theatrical, TV, home video, consumer product, and video game rights.

Fans engage further with events (including owned events Crunchyroll Expo, Anime Awards, Crunchyroll Movie Nights, KAZÉ Anime Nights), consumer products through eCommerce and retail partners (Crunchyroll, KAZÉ, AV Visionen), Crunchyroll Games, KAZÉ Games, and manga (KAZÉ Manga, Crunchyroll Manga app, Crunchyroll Manga Store).

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Lausanne, Chisinau, and Berlin (AV Visionen). VRV (U.S.) and Eye See Movies (Germany) are also Crunchyroll brands.



Adult Swim Steps Off the Green and Onto Your Screen for All-New Comic-Con@Home Experience





Adult Swim Steps Off the Green and Onto Your Screen for All-New Comic-Con@Home Experience
This year’s lineup features star-studded panels from Adult Swim animated favorites “Rick and Morty” and “Tuca & Bertie,” plus sneak peeks of brand-new animated series “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and “Teenage Euthanasia.”
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim Steps Off the Green and Onto Your Screen for All-New Comic-Con@Home Experience

Reserve the Best Couch Cushion for an Action-Packed Lineup Featuring Fan Favorites Rick and Morty and Tuca & Bertie First Look at Exciting New Series

All Starting Friday, July 23 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET

Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults, returns to your living room once again for Comic-Con@Home 2021. This year’s lineup features star-studded panels from Adult Swim animated favorites Rick and Morty and Tuca & Bertie, plus sneak peeks of brand-new animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus and Teenage Euthanasia. Watch all the panels on the official Comic-Con@Home 2021 YouTube Channel on Friday, July 23, from 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET – 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

Beginning Friday, July 23 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET, join Lisa Hanawalt (creator and executive producer), Raphael Bob-Waksberg (executive producer), Nicole Byer (voice of Plant Teen 2, The Chill Bird), and Adam Conover (moderator) in a virtual Hall H to celebrate the return of Tuca & Bertie. The cast share what moments made them laugh the hardest, their unique quarantine recording process and the sci-fi behind birds. Fans can watch new episodes of Tuca & Bertie Sundays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.

Next, head into a mildly apocalyptic near-future Florida with the cast and creators of Teenage Euthanasia, a brand-new animated series, at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. Alyson Levy (co-creator), Alissa Nutting (co-creator), Scott Adsit (co-director and co-executive producer), Maria Bamford (voice of Trophy Fantasy), Jo Firestone (voice of Euthanasia “Annie” Fantasy), Bebe Neuwirth (voice of Baba), and Tim Heidecker (moderator) discuss the new coming-of-all-ages comedy series focused on death, family, and accidental resurrection.

Then grab a portal gun and get intergalactic because starting at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET, viewers can relive the best-of-the Rick and Morty season five so far with Dan Harmon (co-creator and executive producer), Scott Marder (showrunner and executive producer), Chris Parnell (voice of Jerry), Sarah Chalke (voice of Beth), Spencer Grammer (voice of Summer), Brandon Johnson (moderator), and special guests. Get answers to all your burning Rick and Morty questions, like who is Mr. Nimbus, does Beth floss and what are decoys? All-new episodes of Rick and Morty air Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT only on Adult Swim.

Fans have waited long enough and the time has come… ..tune in for an exclusive look into the highly anticipated anime series Blade Runner: Black Lotus, from the Blade Runner franchise. Starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET hear directly from the creative team and voice talent Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), Wes Gleason (voice director), Jessica Henwick (voice of Elle), and Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami/senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim/moderator) as they discuss the series coming to Adult Swim later this year.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.

GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.

Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.



Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” Cast





Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” Cast
A first look at the new series will debut at Comic-Con@Home 2021 panel hosted online on Friday, July 23.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal Alcon Entertainment’s BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS Cast

Announces First Look at Upcoming SDCC@Home Panel

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll today revealed the characters and all-star cast of the much-anticipated animated series BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS. The new series is inspired by the award-winning and critically lauded Blade Runner movie franchise. A first look at the new series will debut at Comic-Con@Home 2021 panel hosted online on Friday, July 23rd.

The English and Japanese voice cast includes:

· Elle, a female replicant created for a secret and unknown purpose, will be played by Jessica Henwick / Arisa Shida

· Joseph, a mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los Angeles, will be played by Will Yun Lee / Shinshu Fuji

· Alani Davis, a fresh LAPD recruit, will be played by Samira Wiley / Takako Honda

· Niander Wallace Sr, founder and CEO of the Wallace Corporation, will be played by Brian Cox / Takaya Hashi

· Niander Wallace Jr, a brilliant scientist working for his father, will be played by Wes Bentley / Takehito Koyasu

· Marlowe, a deadly Blade Runner, will be played by Josh Duhamel / Taiten Kusunoki

· Josephine Grant, the wife of the police chief, will be played by Peyton List / Yoshiko Sakakibara

· Earl Grant, Police Chief of the LAPD, will be played by Stephen Root / Hochu Otsuka

· Doc Badger, a black market dealer, will be played by Barkhad Abdi /Takayuki Kinba

· Senator Bannister, a politician with strong feelings on replicant production, will be played by Gregg Henry / Masane Tsukayama

· Doctor M, a brilliant doctor and professor of medicine, will be played by Henry Czerny / Akio Nojima

· Hooper, a journalist in the pocket of the Wallace Corporation, will be played by Jason Spisak / Kazuki Yao

Starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Friday, July 23rd, fans will hear directly from the creative team and voice talent Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), Wes Gleason (voice director), Jessica Henwick (voice of Elle), and Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami/senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim/moderator) as they premiere an exclusive first look at the new series at SDCC@Home.

Coming later this year, the Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Original BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS will feature thirteen episodes directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama. The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer.

Adult Swim will air the English language version on the network’s popular anime programming block Toonami and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global community of more than 100 million registered users and 4 million subscribers. Both will offer the series to viewers worldwide outside of Asia.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories through the content they love. Best known as a top streaming service delivering AVOD and SVOD content, Crunchyroll also provides experiences to deepen fan engagement and community through social, events, games, consumer products, content distribution, content creation, and manga publishing.

Fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll, Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations), and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts – top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll’s services also extend to licensing of theatrical, TV, home video, consumer product, and video game rights.

Fans engage further with events (including owned events Crunchyroll Expo, Anime Awards, Crunchyroll Movie Nights, KAZÉ Anime Nights), consumer products through eCommerce and retail partners (Crunchyroll, KAZÉ, AV Visionen), Crunchyroll Games, KAZÉ Games, and manga (KAZÉ Manga, Crunchyroll Manga app, Crunchyroll Manga Store).

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Lausanne, Chisinau, and Berlin (AV Visionen). VRV (U.S.) and Eye See Movies (Germany) are also Crunchyroll brands.



Crunchyroll & Adult Swim Reveal New Trailer and Production Art for “Fena: Pirate Princess”





Video: Crunchyroll & Adult Swim Reveal New Trailer and Production Art for “Fena: Pirate Princess” Coming This Summer
“Fena: Pirate Princess” will simultaneously premiere dubbed in English on Adult Swim’s Toonami and stream subtitled on Crunchyroll later this summer.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Crunchyroll & Adult Swim Reveal New Trailer and Production Art for “Fena: Pirate Princess” Coming This Summer

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are revealing a special behind the scenes look at Fena: Pirate Princess, alongside a new trailer and never before seen production art.

Streaming now for Annecy badge holders, Fena: Pirate Princess was selected as a Work in Progress series with a panel featuring director Kazuto Nakazawa and producer Rui Kuroki from studio Production I.G. During the panel, which is available for Annecy attendees through the end of June, the pair shared their inspiration for the series, fun anecdotes from production, and presented behind the scenes art including a selection of backgrounds, character art and more.

Regarding the director’s inspiration, Nakazawa cites shojo manga as a major influence, “It made me want to make an anime with a flavor of Shojo manga in it.” He also mentions that Fena: Pirate Princess has adventure and action “…but it is basically a love story.”

Fena: Pirate Princess, a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim original, follows the adventures of Fena Houtman as she is on the run from pirates and the English Navy and must rely on a crew of Japanese samurai to unlock her family secrets…and an unimaginable treasure! The half-hour animated series is directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G. serves as the animation studio.

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are also introducing the main characters and Japanese voice cast:

· Fena Houtman will be voiced by Asami Seto: A positive, cheerful orphan despite her traumatic past. Known for her pale skin and glowing silver hair.

· Yukimaru will be voiced by Ryota Suzuki: The introverted, katana-wielding bodyguard of the Houtman family. He is extremely protective of Fena.

· Shitan will be voiced by Takahiro Sakurai : This handsome, elite warrior can kill with his bow and arrow – or his looks. Though on the surface he seems aloof, he greatly values his friends.

· Karin will be voiced by Aoi Yuki: Raised by a family of blacksmiths, Karin geeks out over technology like her rifle, which she uses to great effect in battle.

· Enju will be voiced by Gen Sato: Kaede’s elder twin. They both use a spear and wakizashi in battle, they’re both friendly and mischievous, but Enju feels he’s more dependable than his younger brother.

· Kaede will be voiced by Ryota Osaka: Enju’s younger twin. They both use a spear and wakizashi in battle, they’re both friendly and mischievous, but Kaede feels he’s more manly than his elder brother.

· Tsubaki will be voiced by Jun Osuka: The oldest and most mature member of the group, he manages everyone’s wild energy. He’s also the cook, but when he fights, he uses a short ninja sword.

· Makaba will be voiced by Shintaro Tanaka: This mountain of a boy prefers fighting in close quarters with brass knuckles. When he’s not fighting, he’s kind-hearted and mild-mannered.

· Salman will be voiced by Manabu Muraji: An older knight who was once called “Salman the Onslaught” for being so deadly with a spear. He’s known Fena since she was a girl as he served the Houtman family for some time.

· Otto will be voiced by Hiroaki Hirata: Another older knight who served the Houtman family and possessed an intimidating nickname in his younger days – “Otto the Blitz” for his quick swordplay.

The main staff for the series includes:

· Original Story – Kazuto Nakazawa x Production I.G

· Director – Kazuto Nakazawa

· Screenplay – Asako Kuboyama

· Music- Yuki Kajiura

· Music Production – FlyingDog

· Animation Production- Production I.G

Fena: Pirate Princess will simultaneously premiere dubbed in English on Adult Swim’s Toonami and stream subtitled on Crunchyroll later this summer.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories through the content they love. Best known as a top streaming service delivering AVOD and SVOD content, Crunchyroll also provides experiences to deepen fan engagement and community through social, events, games, consumer products, content distribution, content creation, and manga publishing.

Fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll, Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations), and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts – top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll’s services also extend to licensing of theatrical, TV, home video, consumer product, and video game rights.

Fans engage further with events (including owned events Crunchyroll Expo, Anime Awards, Crunchyroll Movie Nights, KAZÉ Anime Nights), consumer products through eCommerce and retail partners (Crunchyroll, KAZÉ, AV Visionen), Crunchyroll Games, KAZÉ Games, and manga (KAZÉ Manga, Crunchyroll Manga app, Crunchyroll Manga Store).

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Lausanne, Chisinau, and Berlin (AV Visionen). VRV (U.S.) and Eye See Movies (Germany) are also Crunchyroll brands.



Wendy’s Expands Partnership with Adult Swim on Hit Series “Rick and Morty”





Wendy’s Expands Partnership with Adult Swim on Hit Series “Rick and Morty”
Signature elements of this season’s promotion include two new show-themed mixes in more than 5,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle machines in Wendy’s locations across the country, free Wendy’s in-app delivery and a restaurant pop-up in Los Angeles with a custom fan drive-thru experience.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
WENDY’S(R) EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH ADULT SWIM ON HIT SERIES “RICK AND MORTY”

Fans Can Enjoy New Custom Coca-Cola Freestyle Mixes and Free Wendy’s Delivery to Celebrate Global Rick and Morty Day on Sunday, June 20

Wubba Lubba Grub Grub! Wendy’s(R) and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty are back at it again. Today they announced year two of a wide-ranging partnership tied to the Emmy (R) Award-winning hit series’ fifth season, premiering this Sunday, June 20. Signature elements of this season’s promotion include two new show-themed mixes in more than 5,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle machines in Wendy’s locations across the country, free Wendy’s in-app delivery and a restaurant pop-up in Los Angeles with a custom fan drive-thru experience.

“Wendy’s is such a great partner, we had to continue our cosmic journey with them,” said Tricia Melton, CMO of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “Thanks to them and Coca-Cola, fans can celebrate Rick and Morty Day with a Portal Time Lemon Lime in one hand and a BerryJerryboree in the other. And to quote the wise Rick Sanchez from season 4, we looked right into the bleeding jaws of capitalism and said, yes daddy please.”

“We’re big fans of Rick and Morty and continuing another season with our partnership with entertainment powerhouse Adult Swim,” says Carl Loredo, Chief Marketing Officer at the Wendy’s Company. “We love finding authentic ways to connect with this passionate fanbase and are excited to extend the Rick & Morty experience into our menu, incredible content and great delivery deals all season long.”

Thanks to the innovative team at Coca-Cola, fans will be able to sip on two new flavor mixes created especially for the series starting on Wednesday, June 16 at more than 5,000 Wendy’s locations through August 22, the date of the Rick and Morty season five finale.

To sweeten the deal, fans can score free delivery from Wendy’s in-app* from June 17 – July 1, no minimum purchase necessary.

“Choice and customization are not fads – they’re here to stay,” said Eric Lewis, Coca-Cola Freestyle Marketing Director. “We’re tapping into that reality and celebrating the passion of Rick and Morty fans by creating these limited-time, custom drinks just for them.”

Fans in the Los Angeles area can visit Morty’s, a weekend-long restaurant pop-up at Wendy’s Panorama City location on June 18-20. Morty’s will feature a show-inspired menu, like the Jerry’s Single, paired with an out-of-this-world experience. Navigate your spaceship or car through a custom LED drive-thru experience, receive a Rick and Morty-themed menu and be one of the lucky few to enjoy the limited-edition Pickle Rick Pickle Frosty(R), a pickle twist on the iconic Vanilla Frosty(R), only available at Morty’s.

The continued partnership will bring Wendy’s fans nationwide “fresh” access to Rick and Morty across a variety of touchpoints including the restaurant pop-up, in-store branding, and new custom content on linear and digital to celebrate Global Rick and Morty Day and the premiere of season five.

“Wendy’s and Adult Swim’s partnership has brought content to fans in the most authentic and creative ways beginning with our Adult Swim Festival in 2019,” says Katrina Cukaj, Lead of Ad Sales & Partnerships, WarnerMedia. “We are thrilled to continue growing our relationship with Wendy’s for a second year to reach consumers across multiple platforms in bigger and more exciting ways.”

Global Rick and Morty Day kicks off the worldwide premiere of season five around the world starting on Sunday, June 20 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.

GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.

Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.

* Offer valid June 17, 2021 – July 1, 2021 on delivery orders via the Wendy’s App only. Wendy’s App download and registration required. Offer available at participating U.S. Wendy’s. Not valid on third-party delivery platforms. Subject to cancellation at any time. See Wendy’s App for further details.

** Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska, and Canada.



The Countdown Begins as Global “Rick and Morty” Day Blasts the Multiverse on Sunday, June 20





The Countdown Begins as Global “Rick and Morty” Day Blasts the Multiverse on Sunday, June 20
For the first time ever, Adult Swim will premiere the first episode from space by launching Rick’s Space Cruiser 150,000 ft into the atmosphere.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS AS GLOBAL “RICK AND MORTY” DAY BLASTS THE MULTIVERSE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 20

Fans around the world will celebrate the new season with a premiere in outer space, personalized avatars, a curated experience on HBO Max and more

An out-of-this-world celebration of Global Rick and Morty Day (#GlobalRickAndMortyDay) is coming to fans Sunday, June 20. The premiere will feature special surprises, fun moments and celebrations, as the mind-bending event kicks off the global premieres of Rick and Morty’s highly anticipated fifth season.

For the first time ever, Adult Swim will premiere the first episode from space by launching Rick’s Space Cruiser 150,000 ft into the atmosphere. Fans from around the world can Go Rick Yourself (#GoRickYourself) and become part of the series by creating a personalized Rick and Morty avatar, and then create custom t-shirts (US and Mexico only) to commemorate the new season.

Fans can also catch up on all things Rick and Morty prior to the event by checking out HBO Max’s curated Rick and Morty fan viewing experience featuring previous seasons, extras, and creator-selected episodes available Monday, June 14.

Catch a Glimpse of Global Rick and Morty Day Above

Rick and Morty is the multi-Emmy(R) Award-winning half-hour comedy series that airs on Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults for over a decade. The half-hour animated Adult Swim hit comedy series follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 and 2019 and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, live streaming, retail, and fan experiences.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.

GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.

Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.



Adult Swim Orders Series Pick Ups for “Royal Crackers” and “Smiling Friends”





Adult Swim Orders Series Pick Ups for “Royal Crackers” and “Smiling Friends”
The pilot for “Smiling Friends” originally aired during Adult Swim’s 2019 April Fool’s Day stunt to massive fan reaction.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim Orders Series Pick Ups For Royal Crackers and Smiling Friends

New Original Animated Comedies from Jason Ruiz, Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel

Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults, today announced two all-new original series from creators Jason Ruiz, Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel. Royal Crackers, Ruiz’s (Murder Police) first project with the network, will introduce fans to the cracker dynasty Hornsby family in a new half-hour comedy series. Cusack (YOLO: Crystal Fantasy), is partnering again with Adult Swim alongside Hadel (Hellbenders) on Smiling Friends, a whole new take on self-help.

In Smiling Friends, Smiling Friends Inc. is there to lend a helping hand to any city inhabitant who calls their hotline with their troubling situation. No matter how absurd, the folks at Smiling Friends will send representatives cynical Charlie and star employee Pim to save the day. Smiling Friends is a quarter-hour animated series created, written and produced by Cusack and Hadel and will premiere on Adult Swim later this year.

The pilot for Smiling Friends originally aired during Adult Swim’s 2019 April Fool’s Day stunt to massive fan reaction. On Adult Swim digital platforms, the pilot has generated 1.3M views and is the #1 most watched episode on AdultSwim.com since its release. Cusack’s first show with Adult Swim, YOLO: Crystal Fantasy regularly won the half-hour across ad-supported cable among all adult demos. Additionally, it beat the key late-night competition by mostly double and triple digits among young adult demos.

Check Out This First Look of Smiling Friends

Royal Crackers is a half-hour animated series that follows two brothers: Stebe, a family man with a wife and child; and Theo Jr., a single, bass guitar player trying to relive his glory days. Together they live in their comatose father’s house waiting for him to die (he never does) so they can inherit his cracker company empire. Royal Crackers is created by Ruiz who also serves as executive producer along with Seth Cohen. The series is produced by Titmouse and will premiere on Adult Swim in 2022.

Ruiz first started creating web animation at 12 years-old and was the first writer to emerge from the Fox/20th Joint Inkubation Program with a completed pilot. He was also listed in The New York Times as one of 5 rising animators to watch, which also included Rebecca Sugar and Justin Roiland. Ruiz previously created and developed original animated content for Super Deluxe and Fox.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.

WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).



Adult Swim Launches Four New Digital Short Spinoffs





Adult Swim Launches Four New Digital Short Spinoffs Inspired by “Rick and Morty,” “Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell,” “Robot Chicken” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”
Each mini spin-off series will comprise of 8-10 episodes and will be available across digital platforms, globally.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim Launches Four New Digital Short Spinoffs Inspired By Rick and Morty, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, Robot Chicken and Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Online Original Series to Feature New Storylines and Premiere in 2021-2022

Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults, announced today they are expanding their creative portfolio with the production of four all-new digital short series. These new series will be based off break out characters from or inspired by the network’s hit shows Rick and Morty, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, Robot Chicken, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Each mini spin-off series will comprise of 8-10 episodes and will be available across digital platforms, globally.

“We see it as our mission to put something hilarious within a fingers’ swipe of anyone on the planet,” said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim. “These shorts are a way to meet the next generation of Adult Swim fans where they are, while giving our creators another format to play in and innovate around.”

Each digital short series will highlight minor characters that have previously appeared in or been inspired by fan-favorite series and create new worlds with them as the stars. Fans will go on missions with The Vindicators, catch up with the Aqua Teen villains, have fun with the demons in hell and explore the life of Alabama Jackson, a character invented at a Robot Chicken San Diego Comic Con panel by actor Donald Faison.

THE VINDICATORS

Answer the Vindibeacon and join your old pals Supernova, Vance Maxiumus, Alan Rails, Crocubot and Noob Noob as they fight crime, avert genocides, and yuk it up without Rick and Morty. The Vindicators is executive produced by Erica Rosbe, Sarah Carbiener, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.

“We are thrilled to work in the Rick and Morty universe again, and these shorts are an incredible opportunity to explore what happens in the aftermath of the Vindicators saving (or destroying) worlds,” said The Vindicators executive producers Sarah Carbiener and Erica Rosbe. “We’re so excited to show how this team of superheroes is plenty dysfunctional whether Rick’s around to have half of them murdered or not.”

ALABAMA JACKSON

Donald Faison is Alabama Jackson, a smooth-talking time traveler who lands in exactly the wrong place at the wrong time, every time. If he can survive the past long enough to get back to the present, he just might find something he wasn’t looking for – himself. Alabama Jackson is a hilarious action-packed stop-motion animated series created by Donald Faison and Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

“It’s been my dream to create something with stop-motion animation ever since Seth Green showed me clips of this crazy sketch show he was working on where the stars were the toys I grew up playing with,” said actor and Alabama Jackson creator Donald Faison. “For it to come full circle and for my show to be made with this same team of artists only makes me more excited to explore the stories of Alabama Jackson!”

AQUADONK SIDE PIECES

Aquadonk Side Pieces is the long-awaited continuation of the beloved Adult Swim animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force where fans will be bestowed with the gift of learning what happens in the later lives of various side characters and villains such as The Mooninites, The Plutonians, MC Pee Pants, The Frat Aliens, Happy Time Harry, Handbanana, and The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past. Aquadonk Side Pieces was created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis. The new series will premiere later this year.

YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL: THE ANIMATED SERIES

Hell is eternal, and so is the beloved Emmy-nominated cult show Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell as it returns for a fifth season, this time in animated internet shorts. Cruel boss Satan (Matt Servitto), bumbling demon Gary (Henry Zebrowski), and all your other favorites return in America’s beloved workplace comedy set in hell. Expect more laughs, more gore, and maybe a talking animal. Seems like it’s a cartoon they should add a talking animal. Maybe a fish? A Williams Street production, the show is created by Casper Kelly and Dave Willis.

“We are thrilled to expand the Pretty Face universe into animation, especially since it will be animators sweating over their Cintiqs (alt. drawing tablets?) rather than us sweating in a humid Georgia August swamp battling mosquitoes while covered in red make-up.” said the Your Pretty Face creators Dave Willis and Casper Kelly. “We just hope the bosses will let us release the ten-hour Snyder cut of Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell: The Animated Series.”

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.

WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).