Adult Swim Delves into the Anime Multiverse with New Series Orders





Adult Swim Delves into the Anime Multiverse with New Series Orders for “Rick and Morty: The Anime” and “Ninja Kamui”
Based on the Emmy-award-winning adult animated series, “Rick and Morty: The Anime” is a 10-episode adventure debuting on Adult Swim and HBO Max.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim Delves into the Anime Multiverse with New Series Orders for “Rick and Morty: The Anime” and “Ninja Kamui”

Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults, announced the greenlight of two all-new anime series: Rick and Morty: The Anime from director Takashi Sano (Tower of God) and Ninja Kamui from director Sunghoo Park (God of High School, Jujutsu Kaisen). Both series are in production and will premiere on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

“Toonami helped introduce anime to a U.S. audience 25 years ago, and is creating new, dynamic originals for the next generation of anime fans,” said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim. “These two series build on the legacy of those recent originals such as Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, with Uzumaki and Housing Complex C, premiering later this year.”

Based on the Emmy-award-winning adult animated series, Rick and Morty: The Anime is a 10-episode adventure debuting on Adult Swim and HBO Max. Sano previously directed two anime shorts, “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil),” which received widespread fan and critical acclaim upon release, generating over 10 million combined views on Adult Swim digital platforms.

While celebrated anime director (and Rick and Morty superfan) Sano will adapt themes and events of the main series, Rick and Morty: The Anime will stand on its own as an original work. “The multiverse-straddling exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but

they always rise to the occasion,” Sano explains. “It’s such a life affirming sight, and Jerry is no exception.” He adds, “I am honored to have been given an opportunity to tell a new story about this amazing family. I hope you enjoy their adventures!”

Like Sano’s previous Rick and Morty anime shorts, the series is from Telecom Animation Film (Lupin the IIIrd Series, Shenmue the Animation, Tower of God).

A futuristic action/adventure anime, Ninja Kamui comes on the heels of the massive success of Park’s recent anime feature Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the seventh biggest anime film of all time and the 15th highest grossing film in Japan of all time.

Ninja Kamui follows Joe Higan who is a Nukenin – a former ninja who escaped his clan and is hiding from his violent past in rural America with his family. One night, he is ambushed by a team of assassins from his former organization who exact a bloody retribution on Joe and his family for betraying their ancient code. Rising from his seeming “death,” Joe will re-emerge as his former self – Ninja Kamui – to avenge his family and friends. Kamui is a 21st century ninja, a shadowy anachronism who pits his ancient skills against high-tech weaponry with brutal finesse. He must face off against trained assassins, combat cyborgs, and rival ninjas to bring down the very clan that made him.

“This is a story I’ve always wanted to tell,” said Park. “Transgression and punishment of a ninja who loses everything and goes out for revenge, and what lies at the end of his road. I am very excited about this new project and hope fans will be too.”

Ninja Kamui features character designs by Takeshi Okazaki (Afro Samurai, Star Wars Visions, Batman: Ninja), and is produced by E&H Production and Sola Entertainment (Lord of The Rings: War of The Rohirrim, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Ultraman).

About Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is the Emmy-award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that 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.

A global phenomenon, the critically acclaimed series was the #1 comedy in the US in 2019 and 2021, with seasons 1-5 now available on HBO Max. Rick and Morty season six will premiere worldwide later this year.

About Adult Swim

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel and reaches fans via HBO Max. Connect with Adult Swim on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok. Subscribe to Adult Swim on YouTube.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



Adult Swim Announces the Return of “The Eric Andre Show” for a Sixth Season





Adult Swim Announces the Return of “The Eric Andre Show” for a Sixth Season
“Expect more deranged pranks, fire, and chaos in Season 666 with a jam-packed schedule of celebrities I can’t believe agreed to this,” said Andre.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
ADULT SWIM ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF “THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW” FOR A SIXTH SEASON

Upcoming Guests Include Natasha Lyonne, Jaleel White, Blac Chyna, Jon Hamm, and Raven-Symoné, Alongside Extreme Real-Life Weirdos

Let’s face facts: The Eric Andre Show is back and more devilish than ever. Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults, announced today a season six pickup of the popular anti-late-night talk show hosted by comedian Eric Andre.

“Expect more deranged pranks, fire, and chaos in Season 666 with a jam-packed schedule of celebrities I can’t believe agreed to this,” said Andre.

Season 666 of The Eric Andre Show is the leanest and meanest yet, ushering viewers both old and new into a fresh era of radical deconstruction and self-examination. Eric is no longer bloated and bald, but ripped, oiled up, tanned and ponytailed. The street bits have never gone harder, the in-studio interviews will leave celebrities contemplating their relationship with their publicists.

Arriving on Adult Swim and HBO Max in 2023, the new season will feature famous guests including Natasha Lyonne, Jaleel White, Blac Chyna, Jon Hamm, Raven-Symoné, Diplo, Daymond John, Meagan Good, Rico Nasty, Waka Flocka Flame, Tinashe, Cypress Hill, Lil Yachty and a host of other celebrities so big we legally can’t use them in promotions.

Originally premiering on Adult Swim in 2012, The Eric Andre Show takes place on a dingy public-access TV channel within an alternate reality, featuring an unpredictable mix of actual celebrities, “fake” celebrities and extreme real-life weirdos. These interviews are broken up with deranged man-on-the-street segments, surreal flashes of inexplicable studio chaos, talk show desk-pieces and the general deconstruction of late night’s most beloved trope.

The latest season of The Eric Andre Show arrives on the heels of Andre’s hidden-camera prank comedy feature Bad Trip and a recurring role in the HBO original series The Righteous Gemstones.

The Eric Andre Show is produced by Abso Lutely Productions and executive produced by Eric Andre, Kitao Sakurai, Dan Curry, Mike Rosenstein and Dave Kneebone. Season Six is directed by directed by Kitao Sakurai and Jeff Tremaine.

About Adult Swim:

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max. Connect with Adult Swim on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok. Subscribe to Adult Swim on YouTube.

About Warner Bros. Discovery:

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



Adult Swim Festival Returns with a Summer Block Party in Philadelphia





Adult Swim Festival Returns with a Summer Block Party in Philadelphia
Headlined by performances from Run The Jewels, Dethklok and Philadelphia-native Tierra Whack, the series of events will run Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
ADULT SWIM FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH A SUMMER BLOCK PARTY IN PHILADELPHIA

Electric Three-Day Schedule Includes Performances by Run The Jewels, Tierra Whack and Dethklok, Alongside an Exclusive First-Look from Rick and Morty

Scheduled for August 5-7, Philly Bands and Vendors Add Local Flavor to Block Party

Adult Swim Mural Project Adds Philadelphia to Ongoing Initiative Spotlighting Local Black Artists and Community Spaces

For the first time ever, the Adult Swim Festival makes its way to the East Coast as a three-day block party in Philadelphia’s popular Fishtown neighborhood. Headlined by performances from Run The Jewels, Dethklok and Philadelphia-native Tierra Whack, the series of events will run Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, 2022. Fans will enjoy a dynamic schedule of music, comedy, live panels, outdoor screenings, and exclusive merchandise in celebration of all things Adult Swim. Check out a sneak peek here, advance tickets go on sale Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

“After several successful years in LA and online, we’re excited to bring the Adult Swim Festival to the East Coast,” said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim. “Fishtown is the perfect setting for what promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the city, Adult Swim and top talent who are at the forefront of the music and comedy worlds.

In partnership with Live Nation, the Adult Swim Festival Block Party will be a curated series of individually ticketed events across four famed venues in Fishtown including The Fillmore Philly, The Foundry, Punch Line Philly and The Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia, all within an ongoing neighborhood block party filled with beer gardens, food trucks, and fun fan attractions.

Attending fans will get sneak peeks and breaking news about some of Adult Swim’s biggest shows at must-see panels and series watch parties. Creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis will take the stage with their Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-stars Carey Means (Frylock) and Dana Snyder (Master Shake) to spill all the details and reveal a first look of the second movie adaptation based on the fan-favorite series. Smiling Friends creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel will bring the joy to Philadelphia and exclusively debut footage from a forthcoming special. Plus, the wait is finally over for Rick and Morty fans as a peek at the highly anticipated sixth season of the series will also debut exclusively during the festival.

For the last two years the Adult Swim Festival was virtual, reaching a combined 26+ million views globally. The Adult Swim Festival Block Party will continue reaching fans around the world this year with select performances and panels available to fans via Adult Swim on HBO Max and YouTube.

The Adult Swim Festival Block Party will feature performances by top music and comedy talent, including some hailing from Philadelphia. With more to be announced in the coming weeks, a running list of performers and guests scheduled to appear includes:

· Run The Jewels

· Tierra Whack

· Dethklok

· Ana Fabrega

· Bia

· Carmen Christopher

· DJ Diamond Kuts

· Eshu Tune (Hannibal Buress)

· Flo Milli

· Hop Along

· Jak Knight

· JEWELSSEA

· Jo Firestone

· Maddy Smith

· River L. Ramirez

· RJD2

· Sam Jay

· SNACKTIME PHILLY

· Spirit of the Beehive

· Trackstar The DJ

· + New Shows To Be Announced

Fans will also be the first to get access to never-before-seen videos and show updates at digital watch parties featuring The Eric Andre Show, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Toonami, Royal Crackers, Tuca & Bertie, Teenage Euthanasia, YOLO: Crystal Fantasy, Birdgirl, Metalocalypse, and more.

The Adult Swim Mural Project also announces Philadelphia as its newest location this summer! In partnership with Living Walls, The Adult Swim Mural Project is an ongoing initiative created to help spotlight local up-and-coming Black artists and creators to produce large-scale murals around the city. Now in its third year, the project extends from Atlanta and New Orleans to include Philadelphia, with more cities to follow.

Performances are individually ticketed and vary in pricing, with tickets to panel events available at no charge while supplies last. Presale begins Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, general sale begins Friday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Fans 18+ can also sign up to receive the latest news on festival activities, partners, merchandise, updated line-ups, and ticketing options at AdultSwimFestival.com.

About Adult Swim:

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max. Connect with Adult Swim on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok. Subscribe to Adult Swim on YouTube.

About Warner Bros. Discovery:

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



“Aqua Teen Hunger Force” Villains Take the Lead in All-New Adult Swim Digital Series





“Aqua Teen Hunger Force” Villains Take the Lead in All-New Adult Swim Digital Series “Aquadonk Side Pieces”
Beginning today, a new installment of the 10-episode series will go live every day on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
“Aqua Teen Hunger Force” Villains Take the Lead in All-New Adult Swim Digital Series “Aquadonk Side Pieces”

All-New Misadventures Premiere Today on Adult Swim’s YouTube Channel

The ultimate combo meal is here and better than ever! The Aqua Teen Hunger Force gang returns in Adult Swim’s latest digital short series, Aquadonk Side Pieces. Beginning today, a new installment of the 10-episode series will go live every day on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT.

Aquadonk Side Pieces is a series of one-shot shorts featuring classic Aqua Teen Hunger Force characters Carl, Meatwad, Frylock, and Master Shake facing fan-favorite antagonists like The Mooninites, The Plutonians, MC Pee Pants, The Frat Aliens, Happy Time Harry, Handbanana, and The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past.

Following Alabama Jackson, Aquadonk Side Pieces is the second of four digital short series to debut on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel. The animated digital series and Aqua Teen Hunger Force were created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis.

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, TLC, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



Discovery and AT&T Close WarnerMedia Transaction





Discovery and AT&T Close WarnerMedia Transaction
The combination creates a premier standalone global media and entertainment company, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., which will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on Monday, April 11, under the new ticker symbol “WBD.”
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]

Discovery and AT&T Close WarnerMedia Transaction

Combination of Discovery and WarnerMedia Creates Warner Bros. Discovery, Global Leader in Entertainment and Streaming

Warner Bros. Discovery to Begin Trading on the Nasdaq as “WBD” on Monday, April 11

NEW YORK and DALLAS, April 8, 2022 – Today Discovery, Inc. and AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) announced that they have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The combination creates a premier standalone global media and entertainment company, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., which will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on Monday, April 11, under the new ticker symbol “WBD.”

Warner Bros. Discovery will create and distribute the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film and streaming. The new company combines WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses, including Discovery Channel, discovery+, Warner Bros. Entertainment, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, TLC, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

“Today’s announcement marks an exciting milestone not just for Warner Bros. Discovery but for our shareholders, our distributors, our advertisers, our creative partners and, most importantly, consumers globally,” said David Zaslav, Warner Bros. Discovery chief executive officer. “With our collective assets and diversified business model, Warner Bros. Discovery offers the most differentiated and complete portfolio of content across film, television and streaming. We are confident that we can bring more choice to consumers around the globe while fostering creativity and creating value for shareholders. I can’t wait for both teams to come together to make Warner Bros. Discovery the best place for impactful storytelling.”

“We are at the dawn of a new age of connectivity, and today marks the beginning of a new era for AT&T,” said John Stankey, AT&T chief executive officer. “With the close of this transaction, we expect to invest at record levels in our growth areas of 5G and fiber, where we have strong momentum, while we work to become America’s best broadband company. At the same time, we’ll sharpen our focus on returns to shareholders. We expect to invest for growth, strengthen our balance sheet and reduce our debt, all while continuing to pay an attractive dividend that puts us among the top dividend paying stocks in America.

“In WarnerMedia, Discovery inherits a talented and innovative team and a dynamic growing and global company that is well positioned to lead the transformation that’s taking place across media and entertainment, direct-to-consumer distribution and technology. The combination of the two companies will strengthen WarnerMedia’s established and leading position in media and streaming. And our shareholders will now have a significant stake in Warner Bros. Discovery and its future successes. We look forward to seeing what the WBD team accomplishes with these industry-leading assets.”

Under terms of the agreement, which was structured as a Reverse Morris Trust transaction, at close AT&T received $40.4 billion in cash and WarnerMedia’s retention of certain debt. Additionally, shareholders of AT&T received 0.241917 shares of WBD for each share of AT&T common stock they held at close. As a result, AT&T shareholders received 1.7 billion shares of WBD, representing 71% of WBD shares on a fully diluted basis. Discovery’s existing shareholders own the remainder of the new company. In addition to their new shares of WBD common stock, AT&T shareholders continue to hold the same number of shares of AT&T common stock they held immediately prior to close.

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About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, TLC, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.

About AT&T

We help more than 100 million U.S. families, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to our 5G wireless and multi-gig internet offerings today, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. For more information about AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), please visit us at about.att.com. Investors can learn more at investors.att.com. AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information is available at about.att.com. © 2022 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this communication, including any financial estimates and statements as to the expected timing, completion and effects of the transaction between AT&T, Magallanes, Inc. (“Spinco”), and Discovery constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These estimates and statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. Such estimates and statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the transaction, including future financial and operating results, the combined Spinco and Discovery company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the management of AT&T and Discovery and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties outside of our control. Among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements are the following: risks that the anticipated tax treatment of the transaction is not obtained; risks related to litigation brought in connection with the transaction; the risk that the integration of Discovery and Spinco being more difficult, time consuming or costly than expected; risks related to financial community and rating agency perceptions of each of AT&T and Discovery and its business, operations, financial condition and the industry in which it operates; risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the merger; failure to realize the benefits expected from the merger; effects of the announcement, pendency or completion of the merger on the ability of AT&T, Spinco or Discovery to retain customers and retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with their suppliers, and on their operating results and businesses generally; and risks related to the potential impact of general economic, political and market factors on the companies or the transaction. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may give rise to risks that are currently unknown or amplify the risks associated with the foregoing factors.

These risks, as well as other risks associated with the transaction, are more fully discussed in the proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement on Form S-4 filed by Discovery with the SEC in connection with the transaction, the registration statement on Form 10 filed by Spinco with the SEC in connection with the transaction and the information statement made available to AT&T’s shareholders in connection with the transaction. Discussions of additional risks and uncertainties are contained in AT&T’s and Discovery’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Neither AT&T nor Discovery is under any obligation, and each expressly disclaims any obligation, to update, alter, or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Persons reading this announcement are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date hereof.



Adult Swim Picks Up Second Season of “Teenage Euthanasia”





Adult Swim Picks Up Second Season of “Teenage Euthanasia”
Currently in production, the series is set in near-future inland Florida, centering on the Fantasy family who juggle work-life balance among the living and the dead in their family-run funeral home, Tender Endings.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim Picks Up Second Season of “Teenage Euthanasia”

More Funeral Fun & Quality Mother-Daughter Time Coming in 2023

Teenage Euthanasia, the critically acclaimed, animated coming-of-all-ages comedy series about death, family, and accidental resurrection gets new life with a second season on Adult Swim.

Currently in production, the series is set in near-future inland Florida, centering on the Fantasy family who juggle work-life balance among the living and the dead in their family-run funeral home, Tender Endings. The show garnered impressive viewership during its broadcast launch and continues to build its fanbase now that season one is available on HBO Max.

The half-hour series is co-created by The New York Times Editor’s Choice writer Alissa Nutting (Made for Love), and Emmy-nominated producer Alyson Levy (The Shivering Truth). The all-star voice cast returns with Maria Bamford as Trophy, the toxic mother given a second chance at life as well as motherhood, and Jo Firestone as her neglected teen daughter, Euthanasia “Annie.” Tim Robinson reprises his role as the emotionally needy Uncle Pete, and Bebe Neuwirth as Baba, Annie’s “old country” immigrant grandmother and the family matriarch who runs the funeral business and household.

When a bolt of lightning strikes Baba’s embalming fluid and mixes with a tear from Annie, Trophy is accidentally brought back to life with extraordinary zombie-esque superpowers. Shenanigans ensue as Trophy navigates the struggles of parenthood and tries, or hardly tries, to make up for lost time with her daughter.

Season two of Teenage Euthanasia is produced by PFFR and animated by Atomic Cartoons. Executive producers include Lisa M. Thomas, Vernon Chatman, Scott Adsit, and John Lee.

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.



Adult Swim Marks Toonami’s 25th Anniversary with Special Events and New Programming





Adult Swim Marks Toonami’s 25th Anniversary with Special Events and New Programming
In celebration of the anniversary, Adult Swim has ordered the pick-up of two new seasons of fan-favorite series “FLCL,” “FLCL: Grunge” and “FLCL: Shoegaze,” which are currently in production, and greenlit the original series, “Housing Complex C,” coming later this year.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim Marks Toonami’s 25th Anniversary With Special Events and New Programming

Network Announces Two Additional Seasons of FLCL & Original New Series Housing Complex C

Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults, celebrates the 25th anniversary of Toonami today, Thursday, March 17. The legendary programming block first aired on Cartoon Network in 1997 and introduced anime to a generation of fans in the United States. Since then, Toonami has evolved into the premier late-night haven for anime and action fans every Saturday night.

In celebration of the anniversary, Adult Swim has ordered the pick-up of two new seasons of fan-favorite series FLCL, FLCL: Grunge and FLCL: Shoegaze, which are currently in production, and greenlit the original series, Housing Complex C, coming later this year.

“I can’t believe that somehow, against all odds, our little cartoon block has survived for 25 years on television,” said Jason DeMarco, creative director of Toonami, and senior vice president, action and anime for WarnerMedia. “We’ve made it this far with support from our fans and our network, and we are truly grateful for both. Here’s to more adventures to come.”

Housing Complex C centers around Kimi who lives in a small, low-cost housing complex located in the seaside town of Kurosaki where trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes, and horrific incidents begin to occur… is an ancient evil stalking the residents of Housing Complex C? The series is directed by Yuji Nara with script and original concept by amphibian. The animation studio is Akatsuki.

FLCL: Grunge is directed by Hitoshi Takekiyo and animated by MontBlanc Pictures and FLCL: Shoegaze is directed by Yutaka Uemura and animated by Production I.G x NUT. Both FLCL series and Housing Complex C are all executive produced by DeMarco and produced by Maki Terashima-Furuta (Production IG USA).

Long-time animated Toonami: Countdown hosts TOM (Steve Blum) and SARA (Dana Swanson) are at the center of Adult Swim’s Toonami celebration. Their characters are featured in Cosmo Samurai Part 2, a 4-part anime short along with The Return, an all-new 2-part special with custom CGI TOM and SARA story telling piece premiering Saturday, March 19, and concluding Saturday, March 26.

Adult Swim continues to be a pioneer in the anime space by featuring both action programming and English language anime premieres. The network is also known for co-producing original anime productions such as Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Fena: Pirate Princess, Shenmue the Animation, and upcoming horror series Uzumaki.

As part of the anniversary festivities, classic Toonami interstitials and specials will be showcased on air, online and on Adult Swim’s social platforms that look back at key moments in Toonami’s rich past.

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.



New Season of “Three Busy Debras” Premieres Sunday, April 24 on Adult Swim & HBO Max





New Season of “Three Busy Debras” Premieres Sunday, April 24 on Adult Swim & HBO Max
The live-action comedy created by and starring Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, and Alyssa Stonoha returns to Adult Swim at midnight the evening of April 24.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
NEW SEASON OF “THREE BUSY DEBRAS” PREMIERES SUNDAY, APRIL 24 ON ADULT SWIM & HBO MAX

It’s time for brunch, and the second season of Three Busy Debras is on the menu! The Debras are back and more Debra than ever, taking Lemoncurd by storm in a season that is so busy, it could only be Debra.

Return to the offbeat world of the Debras when the live-action comedy created by and starring Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, and Alyssa Stonoha returns to Adult Swim at midnight the evening of April 24. Fans can also catch up on season one and enjoy new episodes of Three Busy Debras on HBO Max.

Three Busy Debras is created by and stars Honig, Jouhari, and Stonoha, who serve as executive producers alongside Amy Poehler and Kim Lessing of Paper Kite Productions. Produced by Alive and Kicking, Inc.

About Adult Swim

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.



Buckle Up, Buttercup! New Adult Swim Digital Shorts Series “Alabama Jackson”





Buckle Up, Buttercup! New Adult Swim Digital Shorts Series “Alabama Jackson” Premieres on February 15
Donald Faison is Alabama Jackson, a fast-talking, overmatched hustler sent to the past to save black history from President Woodrow Wilson (Seth Green) and his evil henchman.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Buckle Up, Buttercup! New Adult Swim Digital Shorts Series “Alabama Jackson” Premieres on February 15

New Stop-Motion Series from Donald Faison Debuts with Wanda Sykes as Harriet Tubman

Next up on the agenda? Saving black history one monumental moment at a time. Make way for Alabama Jackson, a new animated series created by and starring Donald Faison (Scrubs) with guest voice stars Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws) and Seth Green (Robot Chicken), and is produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. The new digital short series premieres on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel, and consists of seven new episodes airing daily at Noon ET / 9:00 a.m. PT beginning Tuesday, February 15 through Monday, February 21.

Alabama Jackson is the first of several new digital short series to premiere on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel. Designed with both fans and creators in mind, each digital short series takes inspiration from popular Adult Swim favorites, reimagining them in a new light while still maintaining the creativity the network is known for.

Donald Faison is Alabama Jackson, a fast-talking, overmatched hustler sent to the past to save black history from President Woodrow Wilson (Green) and his evil henchman. His time-traveling partner is Harriet Tubman (Sykes) who uses a quick wit and the open hand of justice to deliver punishment to anyone who gets in her way. Together the duo must go back in time to save life as we know it, one revolutionary at a time.

Alabama Jackson is a hilarious, action-packed stop-motion animated series created by Donald Faison and produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.

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Workplace Comedies “Birdgirl” and “Smiling Friends” Score Second Seasons on Adult Swim





Workplace Comedies “Birdgirl” and “Smiling Friends” Score Second Seasons on Adult Swim
The second season of “Birdgirl” is set to premiere this summer, while the return of “Smiling Friends” will be announced at a later date.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
WORKPLACE COMEDIES “BIRDGIRL” AND “SMILING FRIENDS” SCORE SECOND SEASONS ON ADULT SWIM

Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults, announces season renewals for two of its hit animated comedy series Birdgirl and Smiling Friends. The second season of Birdgirl is set to premiere this summer, while the return of Smiling Friends will be announced at a later date. Fans can now stream both series on the Adult Swim hub on HBO Max.

In season two of Birdgirl, the Birdteam is back and still not learning from their mistakes. Judy Ken Sebben and the Birdteam attempt to navigate the troubles of modern corporations, tackling everything from ethics in new tech, to cancel culture and rejuvenating skin sack health fads. Will they fail? Spectacularly! But sometimes it’s not about the solutions we come up with, it’s about the new problems we make along the way.

Birdgirl is a half-hour animated comedy series starring Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Father) and executive produced by Erik Richter (Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law) and Christina Miller. The animation studio is Global Mechanic and it is produced by Adult Swim’s Williams Street Productions.

Smiling Friends first premiered on Adult Swim on January 9th, when fans were treated to a full run of the entire season that night. The premiere was #1 amongst all ad-supported cable with T12-17, P18-24/34, and W18-24/34 during its 12a-1:45a time period. The block, excluding sports, also won among M18-34/49 and M25-54. As new episodes continued to air during its regular timeslot over four weeks it saw double and triple-digit improvements in audience delivery of the prior four weeks’ average.

Smiling Friends follows the employees of a small company dedicated to bringing happiness to a bizarre yet colorful world. The quarter-hour animated series is co-created by Michael Cusack (YOLO: Crystal Fantasy) and Zach Hadel (Hellbenders) and animated by Princess Bento Studio.

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.