Adult Swim Saved Adult Animation

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4 ай мурун

Adult animation has always been considered "niche," only growing in recent years. However, it's exposure and growth can really be chalked up to one sole network: Adult Swim. From Family Guy, Home Movies and Futurama to Samurai Jack, Big O and Tuca & Bertie, here's how Adult Swim has ALWAYS been the savior of this medium!
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some user
some user Ай мурун
"Adult Swim Saved Adult Animation" Can you still say that after what happened to Mike Tyson's Mysteries & one of their longest running shows "the Venture Bros."?
Derpy The Retarded Wildebeest
Derpy The Retarded Wildebeest 2 ай мурун
What's the music in the background?
Isaiah Plummer
Isaiah Plummer 2 ай мурун
Whats the name of the anime with the boy and blue haired girl?
Demonte Price
Demonte Price 3 ай мурун
It always tripped me tf out that Adult Swim never got to do an Oblongs revival 🤔
Brandon Dadivas
Brandon Dadivas 3 ай мурун
Great explanation and details! 👍
Opie operative funkshady
Opie operative funkshady 3 ай мурун
Adult swim is amazing as a network/block on cartoon network they know what there doing over there. Also pog to you for showing the og adult swim commercial
Jules 3 ай мурун
omg The Big O! I COMPLETELY forgot about that show! Loved it as a kid!
SubHeroHD 3 ай мурун
Let’s be honest Futurama is a really good show and they had to cancel it on FOX...And Bobs Burger... Wait I see a pattern Adult Swims the reason why most animated shows are the best!!!
Raisha Kisaragi
Raisha Kisaragi 3 ай мурун
Adult Swim needs to move away from Cable and do more online streaming stuff
ollDeadfishllo 3 ай мурун
If you download the app you can find a lot of gems that you might not have seen before! Some shows need a cable provider login but most are free w/ ads.
Alex Wawers
Alex Wawers 3 ай мурун
This video was so well put together, fast paced, and very informative you deserve a sub.
BrockHomme93 3 ай мурун
Good content but man you need to need to speak more clearly. A lot of your sentences trail off into indecipherable mumbling.
Louie 3 ай мурун
From what? Getting old and stupid?
Mark Isom
Mark Isom 3 ай мурун
Click like if you feel like Futurama needs to come back
EmpireZz 3 ай мурун
Why u talk all low all of a sudden then go loud later?
Y4123 3 ай мурун
I just wonder what could've been if AS picked up a bunch of MTV's discarded cartoons Well I guess there could still be hope if FLCL can get a second season 16 years after the first one
Cameron B
Cameron B 3 ай мурун
Good fuckin video
luciferangelica 3 ай мурун
family guy is another one, way overrated, but it did do a lot for adult animation
luciferangelica 3 ай мурун
love adult swim, but seriously, ugh, home movies sucks
Adam Jensen
Adam Jensen 3 ай мурун
Home Movies was one of the first shows ever on Adult Swim with a very little script, it invented the term of retroscriptiing which would go to be a staple in more popular shows like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Brothers and most famously Rick and Morty. So yeah, it sucks but at least it invented a technique that led to success for other shows.
Calza Games
Calza Games 3 ай мурун
Adult swim really need to buy the rights to King of the hill and bring back a classic
Sireth 4 ай мурун
Mission Hill was another WB show that gained a cult following thanks to Adult Swim picking it up and airing the last five episodes.
Magnus H. Jensen
Magnus H. Jensen 4 ай мурун
Man the music you're using is too good. I've just been vibing for the past 10minutes now
TY'carter Tracks
TY'carter Tracks 4 ай мурун
i know for fact everyone hates fox for taking back family guy and renewing it . but give them and cartoon network credit..........were talking about back in like 2003 when cartoon network was barely a decade old and was barely producing any original shows for adultswim. and the ones they did produced were on par with home movies and space ghost in quality . so they could have never afforded to make new family guy episodes in the quality fox could have......but when fox took over and made new episodes they didint fuck cartoon network over . they actually did somthing that was almost a industry first for 2 rival networks like Fox and turner broadcasting to do ....they worked together and aired the new episodes on cartoon network only 1 weekend after they aired on fox.....and after a while they even started airing the new episodes 1 day after fox did................yall have no idea how unheard of that was for a currently running show to be running new episodes on 2 competing networks hours apart from eachother......but they made it work and because of that adultswim still airs new episodes regularly cartoon network and fox managed to work together in a time period before cross overs and major companys teaming up like sony and fox to make tv shows.......but here we had fox and turner working together to the point family guy even started cracking jokes........................yall ever wonder why ted turner became a character on the show that they actually would take punches at like they did fox.........its because of the 2 companies working together . now we got the joke of lois's dad being best friends with bill gates, ted turner and the at the time owner of fox know 3 billionaires who all had credit in the shows survival. (side note) bill gates made a huge investment in fox and turner broadcasting after he left microsoft in the early 2000's and invested around 20 billion into dozens of networks without wanting the credit for it because he seen it as a business move not a publicity stunt. . he was just investing money wisely . but to family guy he paid for their show and tons of others without even trying..... who you think prettymuch paid for boomerang to be created .......
Kissone Kinoma
Kissone Kinoma 4 ай мурун
adult swim NEEDS Smiling Friends. this world needs Psychicpebbles and the other funni bois of the OneyNG family.
TY'carter Tracks
TY'carter Tracks 4 ай мурун
no matter how bad adult swim gets i will always give them a chance just because of 4 huge reasons for me . they saved futurama and helped get it revived to give us another 15 years of great beautiful stories . they saved family guy and helped get it revived & gave us another 20 years of some of the best and worst adult humor a cartoon could ever offer. (9-11 jokes on public tv in 2005 was just beyond unheard of) it gave us some of the dumbest yet best cartoons like squidbillys and drinky crow show and moral oral . which only get better with age as you mature into the jokes and realize why they seemed dumb when you were younger. and they did the fucking unthinkable and brought back god damn mother fucking toonami. they may have only did it as a 1 time joke knowing it would cost them millions to make the joke a special april fools day event. but when the fans like myself seen it and said oh shit we need it back full time . they didint turn tail and pretend we wernt demanding its return. they stepped up 1 week later and sai " if you want toonami back let us know the more eyes we count the more chance we have" and even backed the fans and said all we needed was atleast 1 million signatures for them to attempt to bring it back. and even when they didint hit 1 million they came out and directly told fans that . it would cost them millions every week to air the block on adult swim. but if we really want it they will do it. and to this very day toonami has continued to be a almost unprofitable block of shows that they lose more money airing the anime on then they make back in ad revenue and ratings . yet here we are now 8 years later and they still continue to eat that loss like a fucking man and air new and old anime no matter the cost even going as far as to pay to produce new seasons of animes just so we get more.......looking at you OPMseason2 . we all know you cost an arm and a leg but toonami foot the bill to have the season produced in english and jap durring production instead of dubbing it later which means the voice cast worked along side eachother to make every scene be almost perfectly translated . they bit a 10million dollar loss on that investment and never complained once . in closing . adult swim saved adult animation and cartoon network and way to many of the shows we now call classic . they even were the reason dragon ball z became the most popular anime in the english speaking world. . .but nobody gives them the credit for it. where else can you watch akira , ghost in the shell and the evalongalleon movies all in original quality with perfectly dubbed voices on public acess cable networks in the americas.. ......only on adult swim.
TY'carter Tracks
TY'carter Tracks 4 ай мурун
this video got one thing wrong . the airing of the april fools version of toonami wasnt "free" it was free in company standers because it cost around 2.5 million$ after everything was said and signed to air the block that night . . . issue was they could write it off on tax as nothing on it was new or running new besides bleach who adult swim owned 100% of the dubbed licensing rights for american networks .. so they lost no money airing it.. so in the end come tax season 2013 they did write it off and get most their money back but . it was not free they footed a bill and promoted the shows as part of their deal. 3 shows were too hard for them to get rights for for only 1 night so they had to basically lease them . . . DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho i belive outlaw star or astroboy was the other one . because they didint wanna buy the whole season just to show 1 episode they had to work some magic to get them but in the end it all worked out .
NORSE 4 ай мурун
I mean we really need the RIPPING FRIENDS back that is the show we need right now it was way before its time.
Chandler Askoff
Chandler Askoff 3 ай мурун
No because the creator turned out to be a sick pedophile
ThePsychoRenegade 4 ай мурун
I like AS for all the risks they take.
ChaosTheLegend 4 ай мурун
I can't thank Adult swim enough for showing me so much great cartoons I would've never heard of otherwise
TRASDA 24 4 ай мурун
Sammy Julius K.
Sammy Julius K. 4 ай мурун
Everything in this video hits close to home
Astro Man101
Astro Man101 4 ай мурун
I watched adult swim as a child and it was a great childhood with most of those shows
Finn Christman
Finn Christman 4 ай мурун
Bro u gotta stop doing that shit where you start really loud and then get quiet as shot but keep talking fast only to go back to loud. So annoying
Gravity Massive
Gravity Massive 4 ай мурун
“They brought back family guy!” Is that supposed to be a good thing?
Chandler Askoff
Chandler Askoff 3 ай мурун
It was, until season 7
funnyfreak4 4 ай мурун
Urecka scevan?
soulsilver 2135
soulsilver 2135 4 ай мурун
I love home movies
Bohne 4 ай мурун
Great video, but you really have to practice language control. One sentence is super loud, the next is so quiet that I can't hear what your saying. I don't know if that is because you turn away from your mic or just get quiet, but it was really annoying.
scrub shrub
scrub shrub 4 ай мурун
I still can't forgive them for picking mr.pickels over the hellbenders
Pwn3r 4 ай мурун
I've been an Adult Swim fan since the very beginning, and even though I haven't had cable in about 5 years and lost touch with the newer shows, I still consider myself a fan. It not only got me into shows like Futurama and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but it even got me into anime like Inuyasha and Cowboy Bebop. AS is more than just a channel, it's a whole sub-culture. Currently re-watching old classics on HBO Max for nostalgia!
J. Groff
J. Groff 4 ай мурун
Out There should be revived by adult swim. It’s on Hulu. Had a lot of potential but only got one season. Justin Roiland is a voice actor on the show
equalizer47 4 ай мурун
poketdoom 4 ай мурун
Given samurai jack’s final season isn’t the best but it was a nice addition
Burningforyou 60
Burningforyou 60 4 ай мурун
All kids out of the pool it’s time for adult swim
Intruc3 4 ай мурун
Excellent strategy.
MisterMAYHEM935 4 ай мурун
Anyone here looking forward for the new Regular Show called Close Enough?
Follow the brick road
Follow the brick road 4 ай мурун
Oblongs not getting a longer run was criminal. Show had so much potential.
hypnotyk spyrolls
hypnotyk spyrolls 4 ай мурун
Ren and Stimpy needs to come back!!!
GB Alonso
GB Alonso 4 ай мурун
Hope they makw a the tick revival
Kevin Morales
Kevin Morales 4 ай мурун
Finally, a video about one of the greatest networks out there. They put so much art its amazing
Xavi 4 ай мурун
I wish they left Family Guy dead
Baron_O'Beefdip 4 ай мурун
Tbh, I haven't liked many of the shows on AS. The main shows I cared about over the years were Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, and Robot Chicken. I may be missing one or two, but anyway, my point is that I never really respected what they did before I watched this. I didn't care for the shows, but for a lot of people, Adult Swim was a godsend.
iidragonflyii Animations
iidragonflyii Animations 4 ай мурун
I hope [adult swim] save's Clone High
Adam Jensen
Adam Jensen 3 ай мурун
Clone High was an MTV property that belongs to Viacom who is the parent company behind MTV, Comedy Central, and Nick. So not sure why a rival company would sell their rights to a show to their rival and hope it becomes a success when they could make it a success and get the money from it..
Z E E R U S 4 ай мурун
Adult swim got season 2 of final space too
Zo Fryer
Zo Fryer 4 ай мурун
It's nice to see Adult Swim make the move from halfway house to production house.
Michael Li
Michael Li 4 ай мурун
Adult swim IS adult animation
Lee Cline
Lee Cline 4 ай мурун
Ventures Bros is the best show ever on Adult Swim. It makes Rick and Morty its bitch.
kefkapalazzo1 4 ай мурун
I’ve always had mad respect for adult swim. Even if I don’t like a lot of their shows, they take plenty of risks that I don’t see most other networks attempt, let alone be consistent with for 20 years
David Paredes
David Paredes 4 ай мурун
Can anyone finish Duckman someday?
Cursed108 4 ай мурун
"Cough cough" Still waiting on another Futurama season
The Harbinger Of Death
The Harbinger Of Death 4 ай мурун
meanwhile on KGpost: "aNiMaTiOn Is OnLy FoR kIdS"
Simu Soul
Simu Soul 4 ай мурун
Adult swim saved me from boredom at 8pm
Joy Cullen
Joy Cullen 4 ай мурун
I have to say even though I'm not that old I've never realized how much adult swim has given to its viewers over the years up until now and for that I thank them for it especially for creating toonami allowing me to find my inner weeb.
Christopher Carrion
Christopher Carrion 4 ай мурун
I love this video!!! Best birthday present ever!!!
Henners 4 ай мурун
This can go deeper - when Space Ghost Coast to Coast launched, it would air at midnight (because it was a kids show). They also made "Cartoon Planet" which took place in the same universe and was sort of the precursor to The Brak Show. Cartoon planet aired around 11 oclock at night, I think if Cartoon Planet and Space Ghost C2C didn't do well they wouldn't have tried to have an "adult animation" block at night.
championchap 4 ай мурун
Adult Swim is the best. The very best.
DemonTomato93 4 ай мурун
Then there was Mission Hill. Although that still didn't last long on Adult Swim.
Christian C
Christian C 4 ай мурун
So is adult swim partners with HBO now? Since some of their shows are in the HBO max app
Adam Jensen
Adam Jensen 3 ай мурун
Adult Swim is a subdivision of CN, which in turn is owned by Turner Broadcasting. So it's probably just some contract lease or so.
Cliche 4 ай мурун
adult swim should make a streaming a streaming service, or do a partnership w netflix or something .then they can have a place to put animation
Adam Jensen
Adam Jensen 3 ай мурун
Their website all ready streams all their content.
OptimusRhymes 4 ай мурун
does anyone know the status of Symbiotic Titan
Adam Jensen
Adam Jensen 3 ай мурун
Symbiotic Titan was a tax write off the show, it was made solely to fail and not make any more money so the tax season would be easier on the company. It's why it ended so fast as deals were falling through and the executives lost any confidence in the project so they wrote it off as a financial failure, let the episodes air then keep it shut down till fan demand and internal pressure demanded a second season. The second season aired during which it was hastily rushed to wrap up the final story arcs into a few episodes which went horribly if you watched the second season, characters being introduced and serving no role or being dropped immediately, animation getting a bit more choppy in the final few episodes, hasty conclusion with no real payoff. The show only came back because so much time had passed it can now be used to air without generating a profit, so it's one of the CN shows they just hand out like free candy in a secretary's dish bowl on her desk because it's an investment they have no concern about.
Shreddex Return
Shreddex Return 4 ай мурун
Home movies is back!?
Brian Sherry
Brian Sherry 4 ай мурун
You should have gotten onto them about ending Metalocalypse, in particular. Also for ending ATHF and Black Dymamite. They were doing well. but I guess they hate money.
vV listerfiend
vV listerfiend 4 ай мурун
Adult Swim also cancelled one of its highest rated shows (MDE World Peace) due to left wing job mobs. So I don't buy into this idea that Adult Swim actually care about what the people want.
AndroidFerret 4 ай мурун
I dont like tuca ...don't know why
wenders 4 ай мурун
The fact the ive always loved all of these shows
Rebstrike 4 ай мурун
Please stop mumbling :(
PAXperMortem 4 ай мурун
I want more Smiling Friends
XLamonteCoxX 4 ай мурун
Too bad they didn't let brendan small do a S5 of metalocalypse. Also they need to pick up smiling friends, too.
sagacious03 4 ай мурун
Adult Swim always diving deep to salvage the dropped treasures. I wonder what they might rescue next....
mikefiend 4 ай мурун
Good vid but one problem. No respect for the shows that made adult swim famous. Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Metalocalypse, SEALAB 2021, The Brak Show, Space Ghost. Those were the shows in 2001 when Adult Swim was barely started and us high fuckers found it and just became straight out fans. I mean Aqua Teen Hunger Force went on to make a movie! Those were the shows that made Adult Swim what it is today I just wish they were mentioned and given their proper respect.
mikefiend 3 ай мурун
@Adam Jensen but this video isnt about show quality or a pitch its about Adult Swim saving adult animation. ATHF was a huge part of that. Your response makes no sense
Adam Jensen
Adam Jensen 3 ай мурун
A television show having a movie isn't a mark of the show's quality nor of its success, the cartoon show Teacher's Pet had a movie after all. The show was pretty subpar in quality and the movie reflected that you could also look at the first Hey Arnold movie which was also subpar and didn't represent the strong quality of the original show. Plus ATHF literally is about "Food doing random things", no matter how good the show is and I know the show is good that's not going to be a solid pitch many will understand or even like as it's limited by what you think is possible with the premise.
52262 4 ай мурун
Adult Swim. when i first came across this title. was when i was a teenager looking for some poon. i was disappointed that there was no poon, but just cartoons, however i did enjoy watching family guy and aqua teem hunger force.
Keith Takens
Keith Takens 4 ай мурун
Can someone please tell this to the FCC and their dumb coppa rules
Ashton Riches
Ashton Riches 4 ай мурун
personally i believe adult swim needs to let the shows go. if they keep a consistent block of shows forever then it kills their ability to have all these funky shows. Adult swim is a revolving door for shows and thats what makes it great.If they kept family guy who knows if theyd pick up rick and morty
Stale meme lord
Stale meme lord 4 ай мурун
Netflix always cancels their cult classic originals like everything sucks, trinkets, tuca and birdie but I feel like they have to bring in a lot of viewers for it to be worth it for them.
Darius 4 ай мурун
I wish Adult Swim would pick up Futurama. It would go perfect with Rick and Morty.
Lord Z0mbies
Lord Z0mbies 4 ай мурун
I think you forgot to mention metalocalypse
Dhanvin Kowlessur
Dhanvin Kowlessur 4 ай мурун
As a: Child-CartoonNetwork Teenager-Toonami Adult-AdultSwim
Peenice 4 ай мурун
Ok but when will they save ben 10?
HuhJuhWuh 4 ай мурун
Adult Swim is the microwave thats used to heat up the leftover meals that are the shows the networks shut in the fridge
Tara Schumacker
Tara Schumacker 4 ай мурун
I guess I better watch Tuca and Birdie
LEGO reviews And animation
LEGO reviews And animation 4 ай мурун
I hope they save bojack horseman
Emmanuel Macias
Emmanuel Macias 4 ай мурун
Too bad they won't relinquish the Metalocalypse rights back to Brendon Small so he can finish the show how he wants to.
Eddie Lehecka
Eddie Lehecka 4 ай мурун
Did he seriously mispronounce seven (7:10)?
Alpha Jay 3.0
Alpha Jay 3.0 4 ай мурун
Adult Swim: _"Bow to your Savior"_
Roach DoggJR
Roach DoggJR 4 ай мурун
Adult Swim has always been very experimental and somewhat postmodernist. It fits like a glove to the culture of younger generations that grew up or are growing up with the internet. Adult Swim will only become more and more popular.
Mr. Nice
Mr. Nice 4 ай мурун
blue gender is probably the most adult anime they have shown
Leonardo Guerrero
Leonardo Guerrero 4 ай мурун
Adult Swim has to bring back Clone High and Mission Hill
Dawnelldo2 4 ай мурун
This is why we should all be thankful to AS!
mint 4 ай мурун
yeah no shit thats like the whole point
Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson 4 ай мурун
And shout out to H. Jon Benjamin for holdin us down with Coach Mcguirk, Sterling Archer and Bob Belcher!! 3 decades!!!
Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson 4 ай мурун
Dude, born in 85... you just encapsulated my entire teen years... does anyone remember MISSION HILL??
Freedomcat 4 ай мурун
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