Steven Universe Nominated For FOX Teen Choice 2017 Award

Steven Universe Nominated For FOX Teen Choice 2017 Award

Steven Universe Nominated For FOX Teen Choice 2017 Award

FOX in the United States has released their nominations for Teen Choice Awards 2017 and Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe has been nominated in the Best Animated Show category, along with Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty and third-party acquisition – Sonic Boom which airs on the Boomerang TV channel in the United States. Congratulations and best of luck to Rebecca Sugar and the Crewniverse and to Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon and the Rick and Morty production team.

The Teen Choice awards is an annual event the celebrates biggest achievements in music, film, sports, television, fashion, and more, voted by viewers aged between 13 and 20 years old. To vote for either Steven Universe, Rick and Morty or Sonic Boom, use the hashtag #ChoiceAnimatedTVShow along with the name of the show you want to vote for, or alternately visit the voting section of the Teen Choice Awards website http://teenchoice.votenow.tv (website only accessible within the United States). In the category, there is some tough competition with the likes of FOX’s Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers and Disney’s Gravity Falls, so every vote is important. The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 13th August and will air live on FOX at 8pm-10pm.

For more information about the FOX Teen Choice Awards 2017 and to vote for your favourites from the last 12 months, click the link below:

http://www.teenchoice.com

Adult Swim UK’s New Website

Adult Swim UK's New Website

Adult Swim UK’s New Website

Adult Swim UK has relaunched their website, at the moment it’s somewhat limited but it has a very good purpose as it lists the schedules for the Adult Swim on FOX and TruTV. The website has links to Adult Swim UK’s social media pages and a featured video. For a limited time only, Adult Swim takes over TruTV on Friday nights from 11pm, at present Adult Swim on TruTV is airing episodes from season two of Rick and Morty, season seven episodes of Robot Chicken, season two episodes of The Eric Andre Show, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season eight episodes of Squidbillies. TruTV is avaliable on Freeview channel 68, Sky channel 198, Freesat channel 154 and Virgin Media channel 212.

The Adult Swim block is currently airing a new show – Dream Corp LLC, season three episodes of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season four episodes of The Eric Andre Show. FOX is the permanent home for Adult Swim in the UK, FOX is a pay-tv channel but FOX airs new episodes either a few weeks or a couple of months after their premiere in the United States, FOX is also available in high definition. Adult Swim on FOX airs on Thursdays from midnight (technically Friday morning) on Sky channel 124, Virgin Media channel 157 and TalkTalk TV channel 422.

Adult Swim on TruTV has its very own presentation and is treated separately from the rest of the channel, the block has unique next/now bumpers, video clip bumpers and promos.

Continuity of Adult Swim on TruTV (Recorded 18th November 2016):

The content on Adult Swim is not appropriate for children and airs way past the 9pm watershed on FOX and TruTV (both general entertainment channels). Unlike the United States, the UK doesn’t have an age rating system and channels aimed for children can’t air adult content; for these reasons Adult Swim UK does not air on Cartoon Network.

http://www.adultswim.co.uk/

The Simpsons New Couch Gag Parodies Adventure Time

The Simpsons New Couch Gag Parodies Adventure Time

The Simpsons New Couch Gag Parodies Adventure Time

Cartoon Network’s Emmy award winning Adventure Time has been parodied by The Simpsons in one of their Couch Gag intros for an upcoming episode. Each episode of The Simpsons has a slightly different joke at the end of the opening credits of each episode in The Simpsons’ living room, or in later seasons, the whole intro has been reworked with a different theme.

In the intro, we see Springfield re-imagined as the Land Of Ooo (flying across the land just like Adventure Time’s intro), we see main characters – Bart and Homer as Finn (Bart the Boy) and Jake (Dog named Homer), Mr. Burns as the Ice King repairing the cracks on the cooling towers and Maggie as Princess Bubblegum. Created by Matt Groening and made by Gracie Films, 20th Century Fox and Film Roman, The Simpsons is the longest-running scripted series and longest-running animated series in television history, now in its 28th season. The show has won a total of 31 Emmy Awards and has aired on several channels across the world, including at one point, Cartoon Network in the Philippines.

Springfield and the Land of Ooo are both afflicted by radiation, a common theme in both shows. During the intro, multiple references to previous episodes of The Simpsons are referenced, instead of Finn and Jake travelling past some mountains, we see Bart and Homer walking past piles of discarded objects, including the Monorail, Funzo and Homer’s concept car “The Homer”.

This isn’t the first time Adventure Time has been referenced in a Matt Groening creation, both Finn and Jake made a cameo appearance in an episode of Futurama called “Leela and the Genestalk”, John DiMaggio is both the voice of Futurama’s Bender and Adventure Time’s Jake.

http://www.mtv.com/news/2629885/adventure-time-futurama-crossover/

The Simpsons episode with the Adventure Time intro is called “Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus” (a reference to Monty Python’s Flying Circus), the episode will air on FOX in the United States this Sunday (25/09/2016) at 8pm ET.

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/simpsons-adventure-time-couch-gag-video?utm_content=%27The+Simpsons%27+Couch+Gag+Gets+the+%27Adventure+Time%27+Treatment

In a slightly related note, Comedy Central’s South Park made a reference to Cartoon Network in its season 20 premiere called “Member Berries” last week, listing “Lil’ Supercraig” as a potential animated series as part of Cartman’s Coon and Friends superhero franchise, this is probably a joke relating to Teen Titans Go! or other DC Comics animated shows that usually airs on the channel.