Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hitchhiker's Guide to an Adult Cartoon

Rick and Morty has landed in the United Kingdom on Fox, so the Guardian has spent a little time with one of its creators, picking his very active brain.

... Interviewing [Dan] Harmon is like talking to an oil strike: gushing, messy, enriching.

One moment he’s raving about Nicolas Roeg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, the next he’s pinpointing the key tonal differences between Ghostbusters 1 and 2. There’s a similar chaotic feel to Rick And Morty, a show that parodies Star Trek’s space-safari optimism by sending brilliant but perma-drunk inventor Rick and his fearful grandson Morty on wild sci-fi adventures with disastrous consequences. ...

The Animation Guild welcomed Rick and Morty into the union fold last year, and we are now at the one year anniversary of R & M being under at Guild contract. The show's pre-production is done at Starburns Industries, a Burbank studio partially owned by Mr. Harmon.

The American success of R & M now seems to be happening in Britain. Bully for Mr. Harmon, Mr. Roiland, and the entire Rick and Morty crew.

If you want an interview with both R & M's creators, you can find it here.


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