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The End of an Era Headline News

Justin Roiland Resigns as Squanch Games CEO

Move comes after the ‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator was dropped this week from his shows with Adult Swim and Hulu; the status of his production company, Justin Roiland’s Solo Vanity Card Productions! is unknown.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

Hulu Drops Justin Roiland from ‘Solar Opposites’ and ‘Koala Man’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11:30am

The news follows yesterday’s report that Adult Swim severed its ties with the prolific ‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator in the wake of his being charged with a felony for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

Adult Swim Drops ‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 3:06pm

Network is reportedly cutting ties with the prolific animation producer and voice actor in the wake of his being charged for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland Facing Felony Domestic Violence Charges

The prolific animation producer and voice actor has been charged for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.

Middle-Age Superhero Dads Embarrassing Their Kids While Making the World A Better Place! ANIMATIONWorld

From Villainous Masterminds to Rubbish Bin Miscreants, Koala Man Is on the Job

Writers and showrunners Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez provide the low-down on ‘Koala Man,’ the new Down Under animated series, a Hulu Original from Michael Cusack, Justin Roiland, and 20th Television Animation, premieres January 9.

Middle-Age Superhero Dads Embarrassing Their Kids While Making the World A Better Place! Headline News

Hulu Drops ‘Koala Man’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 9:03am

Debuting January 9, the original animated series about a middle-aged superhero dad, his titular not-so-secret identity, and his quest to stamp out crime in his hometown, stars Michael Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Jemaine Clement, and Demi Lardner.

Middle-Age Superhero Dads Embarrassing Their Kids While Making the World A Better Place! Headline News

Hulu Drops Images and Sets ‘Koala Man’ Release Date

Michael Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Jemaine Clement, and Demi Lardner star in the original animated series about a middle-aged superhero dad, his titular not-so-secret identity, and his quest to stamp out crime in his hometown. 

Getting Raucous in Wollongong Headline News

Adult Swim Sets ‘YOLO: Silver Destiny’ Debut

Australia’s rowdy party girls are back looking for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes, and hot guys in the bizarre town of Wollongong; created by ‘Smiling Friends’ Michael Cusack, ‘YOLO’ Season 2 is coming in January 2023.

TV Animation Headline News

Hugh Jackman Boards Hulu Animated Comedy ‘Koala Man’

From its creator, Michael Cusack, to its regional setting and new star voice actor, the series about an odd small-town crime fighter is shaping up to be an Aussie-native affair.

Not Learning from Our Mistakes! ANIMATIONWorld

Will We Fail? Absolutely: A Conversation with ‘Birdgirl’s Erik Richter

The ‘Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law’ creator talks about his latest off-the-wall Adult Swim animated comedy – which begins its second season on June 19 – as well as the earliest days at Cartoon Network, the birth of ‘Harvey,’ and the creation of a new series for a new era.

An Animated Summer of Fun Headline News

Adult Swim Announces Summer Line-Up and Return of Block Party Festival

The return of three fan-favorite series, the launch of a brand new ‘Rick and Morty’ spin-off, and three days of fun in the Philly sun are all part of the network’s summer plans.

Not Learning from Our Mistakes! Headline News

‘Birdgirl’ Returns for a New Season of Corporate Fails

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00am

Still clueless, the Birdteam is back for what will surely be a raucous and hilarious Season 2 of ethics tackling, cancel culture juggling, and exacerbating problems with ease, coming this June on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

animated comedies Headline News

Adult Swim Renews ‘Birdgirl’ and ‘Smiling Friends’

The Birdteam is coming back this summer for an all-new season… and its still clueless; also coming soon, more episodes of Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel’s enormously popular series about a small company bringing happiness to a bizarre yet colorful world.

Smile! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Smiling Friends’ Provides Big Laughs in a Small, Suspicious-Looking Package

Creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel guarantee that their new animated comedy series, premiering January 9 on Adult Swim, will make you feel better… unless, you know, it doesn’t.

Smile! Headline News

Adult Swim’s ‘Smiling Friends’ Turns Frowns Upside Down

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 3:23pm

Co-creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel’s new adult animated comedy features a company tasked with bringing happiness to a bizarre yet colorful world; start 2022 with a smile - series debuts January 9.

Fan Fests Headline News

2021 Adult Swim Festival Coming to Screens Everywhere

The free two-day global virtual event, set for November 12-13, will host panels and watch parties featuring fan-favorite animated series including ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Squidbillies,’ ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ and highly anticipated new series ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ and ‘Smiling Friends.’

TV Animation Headline News

Hulu Greenlights Justin Roiland and Michael Cusack’s ‘Koala Man’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12:31pm

The ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Solar Opposites’ co-creator teams with ‘YOLO: Crystal Fantasy’s creator on a new family animated comedy about an Aussie dad living a not too secret life as a suburban superhero – he has no powers, but he does have passion! 

Crikey! Headline News

Bento Box and Princess Pictures Launch New Studio Down Under

New animation studio, Princess Bento Studio, will produce animated content for distribution in the US, Australia, and Australian co-production treaty countries around the globe.

Stop-Motion ANIMATIONWorld

A First Time for Everything: Judging the 9th Edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

One of LAIKA’s star animators, Rachelle Lambden, provides a first-person perspective on what it’s like to watch 87 films in two days as a jury member at the ninth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival.