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John Harvatine IV and Tom Root Get Medieval in ‘Crossing Swords’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 3:31pm

The Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken’ executive producers bring their signature fast-paced, raucous and violence-driven humor to a stop-motion world of evil kings, insatiable queens, and peasants caught in the crossfire.

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Composer Roger Neill Talks the Mellifluous Insanity of ‘JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales’

Mixing as many as 25 different music types, from Beethoven to Grimes, into an 11-minute episode, the veteran musician creates crazy tension through juxtaposing well-known tunes with the show’s graphic and violent images.

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FOX Entertainment and Dan Harmon Sign Series Deal, with Bento Box Producing

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:39am

Emmy Award-winning ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Community’ co-creator signs broadcast network-only exclusive direct deal for comedy series to premiere Spring 2022.

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Problems with Cousins Effing Cousins Explained in Hulu’s ‘Crossing Swords’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 2:32pm

From the warped recesses of two Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken’ executive producers comes stop-motion medieval mayhem of the most bloody and hilarious kind; 10-episode Season 1 drops June 12.

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Augenblick Studios: 21 Years of Weird, Dark and Mysterious Adult Animation

Still doing hand-drawn 2D animation more than 20 years after leaving MTV, Aaron Augenblick and his ‘rinky-dink’ Brooklyn studio have thrived by not producing animation for kids.

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From the Fiendishly Creative Mind of JJ Villard Comes ‘JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales’

The notoriously outrageous Emmy Award-winning creator of ‘King Star King’ is back, expletives and all, with a new Adult Swim series that takes a bloody axe to some of your favorite kids’ stories.

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Warner Bros. Names Tom Ascheim President of Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics.

Freeform president will step down this summer and join WarnerMedia to lead Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang while managing Cartoon Network and Warner Animation Studios in Los Angeles.

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What Future Lies in Store for Non-Comedy Adult Animation?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:56pm

According to a just released industry white paper from producer John Evershed, TV animation finally seems poised to capture sizable new audiences outside its traditional comedy fan base.

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Design Collective Mighty Oak Joins Alkemy X’s Rep Roster

All-women boutique design and animation studio brings expertise in handmade animation techniques fused with live-action to campaigns for numerous high-end clients. 

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‘FLCL: Progressive’ and ‘FLCL: Alternative’ Available on Blu-ray February 4

Combo pack includes all 12 episodes and features an in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the series, including interviews with the cast and crew.

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Exclusive ‘Robot Chicken’ Musical Clip: The Daily Joy of Life in Feudal France!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:00am

Missing limbs and whimsical despair abound as Belle serenades her ‘beloved, disgusting town’ in this hilarious ‘Beauty and the Beast’ takeoff, from the upcoming episode airing Sunday, October 13 on Adult Swim.  

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‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Rick and Morty’ Producer J. Michael Mendel Dies at 54

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:13am

Four-time Emmy Award-winning producer passes away in his sleep Sunday evening at his Studio City, California home.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes: ‘Robot Chicken’ Puppet and Costume Fabrication

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5:50pm

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Caroline Kastelic and Julia Rosner share production secrets from the upcoming 10th season of Adult Swim’s Emmy Award-winning stop-motion sketch comedy series.

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WATCH: Jan Švankmajer-Inspired ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 Promo

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:02am

Czech studio Open the Portal shares their stop-motion bumper for hit Adult Swim series that pays tribute to legendary animator’s 1982 short, ‘Dimensions of Dialogue.’

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The 3rd Annual SCAD AnimationFest Coming September 26-28

Three-day festival features screenings, panel discussions, presentations and top talent from Pixar Animation Studios, Google Creative Lab, and DreamWorks Animation.

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