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    Moral Orel

    Moral Orel

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    Adult Swim (ended 2008)
    Moral Orel is a TV-MA clay-mation series on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] segment, which centres around the life of Orel Puppington, a young boy who consistently fails in his attempts to understand and abide by Protestant Christian values.

    Orel takes his cues from the authority figures around him; his parents Clay and Bloberta, school coach Stopframe, Reverend Putty, and others. Unfortunately for Orel, he always misunderstands the actions of his mentors, who are mostly shown as bitter, jaded, and merely paying lip service to their religious beliefs.

    These misunderstandings often lead to circumstances where Orel believes that he's following the Lord's wishes by doing things such as smoking crack, re-animating the bodies of dead townsfolk, practising euthanasia, or even impregnating sleeping women with a sperm-filled pastry bag. At the end of each episode, Orel's misbehaviour is discovered and he is taken to his father's study for a beating and a twisted explaination one might not expect from a responsible adult.


    Season 2
    The second season episodes of Moral Orel somewhat eradicated the repeated narrative structure seen in Season 1 episodes, which dramatically changed the way the stories unfold; creating a fresh new approach. The majority of episodes 11-30 focus primarily on other townsfolk and their relationship with Orel, whilst still creating twisted situations. The stop-motion animation improves enormously with the Season 2 episodes; creating a richer quality in picture, with more detail. New locations and townsfolk are also introduced and expanded upon.

    Season 3
    The third and final season took the show to the next level. These episodes revolve around events leading to and following the Season 2 finale, which proved to be the series' turning point. These episodes also incorporate elements of other episodes from the past two seasons, mainly from the viewpoints of other characters, ultimately tying the entire series together and wrapping it up nicely.


    Overview & History
    Although the show slightly resembles the visual animation of the 1960s series Davey and Goliath, Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of Moral Orel, has said that it is not a parody, stating that "there's no getting around that it's religious, but the word parody to a comedian is a dirty word, because one has to know what the show is parodying to like it."

    The show originally stemmed from the concept for a send-up of a Leave It to Beaver-like 1950s family comedy, that would star Iggy Pop. The idea eventually grew and evolved into a cartoon.

    "It's an incredibly tightly written show, with probably the strongest narrative structure of anything we have on the network."
    - Nick Weidenfeld (Head of Development at Adult Swim)



    Production Companies:
    Fragical Productions
    Williams Street
    ShadowMachine Films


    The name of Dino Stamatopoulos' production company "Fragical Productions" came from a song his daughter wrote about him being "fragical." The animation sequence for the company was animated by Dino himself and uses a fairy (magical) in a wheel-chair (fragile); making up the company's name. The "hello-goodbye" heard is said by his daughter, Tigger, and is a saying that she created.moreless
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    The Boondocks

    The Boondocks

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    The Boondocks is based on the satiric Aaron McGruder comic strip of the same name. The show follows the adventures of two black boys, Riley and Huey Freeman, who experience a culture clash when they move from southside Chicago to the "boondocks" to live with their grandfather.

    Originally made for FOX, The Boondocks is produced by Rebel Base and Hudlin Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television for Cartoon Network's late-night segment [adult swim].moreless
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    Rick & Morty

    Rick & Morty

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    Rick & Morty is an animated series that follows the exploits of an old genius and his dimwitted grandson. Based on "The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Maharti" the show was created by Dan Harmon (writer, Community) and Justin Roiland.moreless
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    Space Dandy

    Space Dandy

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    Space Dandy is a galactic adventurer on the search for new alien species that he catalogs at a fair price. He is joined by his sidekicks, Meow the cat-like alien and QT the out-of-date robot assistant.moreless
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    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a retelling of the story based off the manga, and is not directly related to the first Fullmetal Alchemist series. Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers living in a world where the practice of alchemy flourishes. After their mother passes away, the brothers work together to try and bring her back using alchemy, but without success. Their failure results in Edward losing his left leg and right arm, while Alphonse loses his entire body and has his soul attached to a suit of armor. Years later, they join the military for the opportunity to locate the Philosopher's Stone; the one thing that is capable of restoring their bodies. Japanese Version This guide covers the English version. For the Japanese version, go to: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Fullmetal Alchemist Opening Themes eps (01-14) -- "again" by YUI (15-26) -- "Hologram" by NICO Touches the Walls (27-38) -- "Golden Time Lover" by Sukima Switch (39-??) -- "Period" by Chemistry Closing Themes eps (01-14) -- "Lie" by SID (15-26) -- "LET IT OUT" by Miho Fukuhara (27-38) -- "Tied Hands" by Lil'B (39-??) -- "Shunkan Sentimental" by SCANDALmoreless
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    Case Closed

    Case Closed

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    A junior at Titan High School, Jimmy Kudo is no ordinary teenager. Jimmy has developed a celebrity status as a world-class detective, solving crimes that leave the city's top law enforcement officials stumped and the nation cheering. One day, while at an amusement park with his girlfriend, Rachel Moore, Jimmy unwittingly finds himself at the scene of a sinister crime. Undaunted by the severity of the situation, Jimmy employs his keen deductive powers to skillfully locate the trail of the suspects. However, just as Jimmy stands poised to solve the case, he is captured by two members of a mysterious organization that operate under the darkest veil of corruption. In an effort to permanently silence the young detective, these shadowy men force Jimmy to drink a newly developed poison. One that "can't be detected in an autopsy". Miraculously, Jimmy escapes death, only to find that the toxin has reduced his 17-year-old body to the size of a 2nd grader! Distraught about his pint-sized appearance, Jimmy resolves to discover the whereabouts of these evil perpetrators. He enlists the help of his eccentric neighbor, a scientist and an inventor named Dr. Agasa. Dr. Agasa's first suggestion is that Jimmy keep his identity secret, even from his girlfriend Rachel, fearing that if anyone found out, the dangerous killers would certainly come back. The doctor's second suggestion isn't as easy – to live with Richard Moore, a washed up private detective that also happens to be his girlfriend's father! Disguising his true identity by adopting the name "Conan Edogawa", Jimmy begins a series of intricate cases, cracking puzzling and sinister crimes, in a quest to unravel the secrets behind his attack and the poison that shrunk him. Case Closed is also known as Meitantei Conan (Japanese) -n- Detective Conan :] Animation By: Tokyo Movie Shinsha Broadcasted By: Nippon TV (JAPAN) Broadcasted By: Cartoon Network (USA) Copywrited By: Shogakukan YTV~TMS (JAPAN) Licensed By: FUNimation Productions, LTD. (USA) Original Creator: Gosha Aoyama Directed By: Kenji Kodama & Yasuichiro Yamamotomoreless
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    Home Movies

    Home Movies

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    Home Movies is a show about Brendon Small, a kid raised in a single parent home. He also directs his own home-made movies with best friends Jason and Melissa. It is made by Soup2Nuts using Squigglevision in the first season, and Flash in the second season and up.

    Home Movies was a short lived series on UPN in 1999, until Cartoon Network picked it up. It ran from 2001-2004 for three more seasons as part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block before it was finally cancelled in 2004.

    DVD Releases Season 1: 13 episodes - November 16, 2004 Season 2: 13 episodes - May 31, 2005 Season 3: 13 episodes - November 15, 2005 Season 4: 13 episodes - May 16, 2006moreless
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    Frisky Dingo

    Frisky Dingo

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    Frisky Dingo is an eleven minute animated series airing on Adult Swim by Matt Thompson and Adam Reed, co-creators of the cult hit, Sealab 2021. Supervillain Killface is finding that in theory, destroying the world seems like a lot of fun, but in actual practice, it is a very dull and complicated process. There are many boring details to work out such as media buys, budgets and marketing. Every great villain needs a nemesis. Enter billionaire playboy Xander Crews. As the superhero Awesome X, Xander seems to be doing everything he can to stop Killface, but actually he just wants to make it look that way so his action figure line stays in business.moreless
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    Superjail!

    Superjail!

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    Superjail is an "Adult Swim" cartoon detailing the adventures of a rather strange and eccentric jail, it's warden, and it's inmates.
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    Beware the Batman

    Beware the Batman

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    Beware the Batman is an animated series set to air on the Cartoon Network in 2013. Batman will be voiced by Anthony Ruivivar.
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    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

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    Seirei no Moribito - Fantasy, Action, Adventure (May contain violence)...

    Once every one hundred years a water spirit implants a human with an egg, transforming them into a Guardian of the Sacred Spirit. Chagum, the Second Prince of the New Yogo Empire is chosen by the water spirit. The Emperor worries that the prestige of the family is on the line with Chagum being a Guardian and tries to have him killed. ____________________

    Opening Theme: "Shine" by L'Arc-en-Ciel Ending Theme: "Itoshii Hito e (To the loved one)" by Sachi Tainakamoreless
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    Saul of the Mole Men

    Saul of the Mole Men

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    On a STRATA mission to the center of the Earth, most of the STRATA Geologist team dies, leaving Johnny Tambourine, Robot, and Saul Molone, the leader. In the center of the Earth Saul finds a civilization of Mole Men, and nearly destroys it. Featuring The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends fame. Seen as a possible Land of the Lost parody.

    Created by Craig Lewis. Directed by Tom Sterns. An Adult Swim Halloween block of shows that consisted of only canceled programs aired an episode of the series and therefore confirmed its cancellation. An [adult swim] and William's Street show.moreless
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    Adult Swim & Lois Reitzes

    Adult Swim & Lois Reitzes

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    Adult Swim & Lois Reitzes are the hilarious short promos for the programming block Adult Swim, starring WABE-FM radio host Lois Reitzes. Lois Reitzes is the distinctive voice of WABE radio who has been hosting since 1979. Atlanta's favorite classical host, she has hosted the popular morning program Second Cup Concert. With an astounding knowledge of classical music, Lois produces WABE's Atlanta Symphony Orchestra broadcasts and Spivey Soiree series. Adult Swim is the cable network that shares channel space with Cartoon Network, taking over the airwaves from 9:00PM to 6:00AM for some wild and crazy adult-oriented fun. The channel launched in 2001, and features animated shows, both original and syndicated, often geared to the 18 and up crowd. With hit shows like The Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and more, the channel has cemented itself as a cult favorite amongst late night viewers who might be under the influence of certain substances. Now this extremely unlikely pair is teaming up for some promos for the network, where Lois, dressed in a black blouse in front of a black background, lends her silky voice for some grand praise of the network. You are going to have to see it.moreless
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    Freaknik

    Freaknik

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    Freaknik, also known as Freaknik: The Musical is the Adult Swim musical special series produced by rapper, singer, and big chain wearer T-Pain. Adult Swim is the cable network that shares channel space with Cartoon Network, taking over the airwaves from 9:00PM to 6:00AM for some wild and crazy adult-oriented fun. The channel launched in 2001, and features animated shows, both original and syndicated, often geared to the 18 and up crowd. With hit shows like The Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and more, the channel has cemented itself as a cult favorite amongst late night viewers who might be under the influence of certain substances. Now the rambunctious top-hat-wearing ringmaster of R&B and hip hop, T-Pain, has teamed up with the network to create a cartoon special which tells the story of the legendary and notorious Atlanta music festival, Freaknik. We join a group of kids who are told by an elderly man of the biggest party of all time, which was broken up by police and killed. We join a group of teenage rappers Virgil (Young Cash), Big Uzi (Rick Ross) and Light Skin (Cee-Lo Green) as they go on an adventure to try to win the Freaknik rapping contest, which holds the prize of a lifetime supply of money, clothes, and hos. We go along for a crazy and wild ride full of partying, robots, ghosts, aliens, booty, and plenty of surprises. The show also features voice work from Lil Wayne, Andy Samberg, Charlie Murphy and many more.moreless
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    Blood+

    Blood+

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    Blood+, the follow up to one of the best-selling animé films of all time, Blood: The Last Vampire, comes to Adult Swim. The story, set in modern-day Okinawa, follows high school senior Saya Otonashi who lives a happy life with her adoptive family. She is suffering from a great memory loss and can only remember the events of her life in the past year. Her happy existence is shattered one night when she is attacked by a blood-sucking creature called a "Chiropteran". The attack triggers her memories and she soon discovers that she is the only one who can defeat the Chiropterans.
    Opening Themes:
    "Aozora no Namida" by Hitomi Takahashi (eps 1-13)
    "SEASON'S CALL" by HYDE (eps 14-25)
    "Colors of the Heart" by UVERworld (eps 26-38)
    "Raion" by Jinn (eps 39-)
    Closing Theme:
    "Kataritsugu koto" by Chitose Hajime (eps 1-13, 50)
    "CRY NO MORE" by Mika Nakashima (eps 14-25)
    "This Love" by Angela Aki (eps 26-38)
    "Brand New Map" by K (eps 39-49)moreless
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    Black Dynamite

    Black Dynamite

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    Based on the 2009 feature film about an ex-CIA agent and ladies man, Black Dynamite, who seeks revenge for the death of his brother. Voice talent on the show includes the original talent from the film: Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and Byron Minns.moreless
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    Assy McGee

    Assy McGee

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    Adult Swim (ended 2008)
    Crime fighter Assy McGee is out for justice, so all you criminals better look out! Cop Assy McGee is nothing more than a pair of legs with a naked rear end…well, naked unless you count his gun holster! His drinking problem and violent tendencies lead to many shooting sprees and crass language. Warning to parents: this one is not for the little kiddies!moreless
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    Mary Shelley's Frankenhole

    Mary Shelley's Frankenhole

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    Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, which airs on Cartoon Network, is a stop motion animated TV series created by Dino Stamapolous. Broadcast as part of the channel's popular 'Adult Swim' line-up, each fifteen-minute episode features protagonist Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein has developed a great number of wormholes, or Frankenholes, which transport him to various time periods. Because of his invention, many of histories most famous historical figures are now able to seek our Frankenstein's medical services. Some of these historical guest stars consist of Michael Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Adolf Hitler, Gandhi, Ron Howard, and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Other characters on the show include Professor Sanguinaire Polidori, Frankenstein's immortal assistant, Elizabeth Frankenstein, his wife, Count Drival, his rival, and Igor, his hunch-backed assistant. Ten original episodes were made in the first and only season, featuring the voice talents of Scott Adsit, Jeff B. Davis, Jay Johnston, Britta Phillips, Mark Rivers, Chris Shearer, and Dino Stamatopoulous.moreless
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    The Xtacles

    The Xtacles

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    The Xtacles is the animated comedy from Adult Swim which is a spin-off of their series Frisky Dingo. Adult Swim is the cable network that shares channel space with Cartoon Network, taking over the airwaves from 9:00PM to 6:00AM for some wild and crazy adult-oriented fun. The channel launched in 2001, and features animated shows, both original and syndicated, often geared to the 18 and up crowd. With hit shows like The Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and more, the channel has cemented itself as a cult favorite amongst late night viewers who might be under the influence of certain substances. In 2006 they debuted their series Frisky Dingo, which revolved around the battles of a supervillain named Killface and a superhero named Awesome X. Awesome X is helped out by his team of troops, the Xtacles. Now the inept troops have their own series, and we join them on their missions for President Stan. Jack Taggart leads the troops into battle, solving crimes, taking on Yeti terrorists and much more in Adult Swim's The Xtacles.moreless
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    Off the Air

    Off the Air

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    Off the Air is the mysterious new Adult Swim show that brings trippy and weird videos to late night viewers. Adult Swim is the cable network that shares channel space with Cartoon Network, taking over the airwaves from 9:00PM to 6:00AM for some wild and crazy adult-oriented fun. The channel launched in 2001, and features animated shows, both original and syndicated, often geared to the 18 and up crowd. With hit shows like The Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and more, the channel has cemented itself as a cult favorite amongst late night viewers who might be under the influence of certain substances. Now in 2011 there is a new mysterious show that some viewers have caught at 3AM, known only as Off the Air. Not much is known about the show, but the viewers who caught it report that they saw some seriously trippy music videos from artists like Flying Lotus and Blockhead, clips of ostriches downhill skiing, and plenty of other strange sights for your late night viewing. So if you are up late and looking for some weirdness to stimulate your mind, check out Adult Swim's Off the Air.moreless
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