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This article lists all programs broadcast on the Adult Swim animation block, regardless of whether or not it is an original program. Also included are shorts, one-off airings and pilots which may or may not have been aired on the block. It does not include series which aired on precursors to Adult Swim unless, like in the case of Outlaw Starthey were later broadcast on the block.
Founded in by Cartoon Network's Williams Street division the same studio that organizes Toonamithe block was born from two things: the realization that a third of Cartoon Network's audience was teenagers and adults and the fact that the channel was constantly receiving cartoon pitches that would be perfect for that demographic. Just as Cartoon Network primarily featured cartoons for kids, Adult Swim focused on adult-oriented animation: namely black comedies and edgylargely unedited anime. After the Boston Bomb ScareAdult Swim began incorporating live-action programming; opinions vary on this.
Adult Swim, the Cartoon Network adult-programming block that has delighted and confused stoners and insomniacs for nearly 15 years, has built a hugely viable brand by producing lots of really weird shit. They love to test the limits of what can be aired on cable TV, from animation to live-action surrealism, from sketch comedy to talk-show parodies. Since the block sprouted in from the original late-night Cartoon Network enterprise, Space Ghost: Coast to Coastit has graced us with such befuddling hits as Aqua Teen Hunger Force ; Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law ; Sealab ; and The Brak Showcomprising a late-night-cable juggernaut that has prompted several other networks to experiment with adult toons.
The four-part miniseries is being produced at Production I. The miniseries is entirely black-and-white. The announcement was made earlier this evening at an Adult Swim panel at Crunchyroll Expo
When most Americans of the last couple generations think back to when they first saw a Japanese animated television show, chances are it was after school, on an idiosyncratic, little programming block known as Toonami. Beginning on Cartoon Network on Monday, March 17,for two hours the channel was dedicated to action cartoons — Jonny Quest and Thundercats were on the first lineup, but so was giant-robot classic Voltron, and soon after, Robotech. They were later joined by Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon, massive successes in their home countries, whose American dubbed versions had previously languished on Saturday mornings, often in heavily edited versions.
SinceAdult Swim has been a pioneer of forward-thinking comedy and dry anti-humor. It's revolutionized how television interacts with its audience and the programming block is always taking risks. From airing new shows at 4 a.
The cartoon is indeed a wonderful thing. Once mostly deemed to be the territory of a kids-only audience, the world of animation has evolved over the years so as to appeal to adults as well as children… or is it just that many adults these days have the minds of children? Don't ask us, for if there's one thing that the IGN editors can claim to be, it's kids trapped in the bodies of adults.
By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook. Cartoon Network has been the paragon of anime on cable television for years now. With Adult Swim originally appearing inseventeen years ago, and Toonami making landfall inthe network has introduced more anime to viewers than almost anyone else.