Now that Rick and Morty is over the news of Bob’s Burgers getting a movie surely whips up excitement for those of us who love adult cartoons!
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Bob’s Burgers is a cartoon aimed at adults that appears on the Fox Network. It first aired back in January of 2011 and is still going strong, with the eighth season running now. The show is all about the Belcher family who lives about the Burger restaurant they own and run. It follows the Dad (Bob), the Mom (Linda), and their children Tina, Gene, and Louise. They are an eccentric bunch all complete with their own outrageous personalities and quirks.
Despite this being a cartoon aimed at all adults it’s still pretty light-hearted, and its comedy is refreshing. The show appeals to an extended amount of people, despite its slow start. The first season received mixed reviews, but things really picked up and the reviews have significantly improved from season 2 onward.
Bob’s Burgers has won many awards (and been nominated for many more). Some of the ones it has been awarded are Outstanding Animated Program from the Daytime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Achievement in Writing and Voice Acting in the Annie Awards, among others.
Now the show has received enough acclaim and popularity that 20th century Fox has announced a Bob’s Burgers movie. I’m over the moon excited since Bob’s Burgers is my favorite show to re-watch late nights in bed (along with American Dad). However, I’m trying to control my excitement for the movie because it’s not due to release until 2020. July 17, 2020, to be very exact.
There is no director attached to the film yet, but the creator of the show has talked about how he knows the fans expect a lot and his team feel compelled to give the fans everything they could hope for.
Now, other than Bob’s Burgers there are definitely other comedic Adult cartoons to be had. Rick and Morty is a big one, and its third season has just ended. The fourth season is coming, but who knows when. Hopefully not another two years like Season 3.
Archer is another Fox cartoon (like Bob’s Burgers, but on the FXX channel) and has just finished it’s eight seasons. The show has two more seasons planned. If it goes according to the same schedule it has, the ninth season will air spring of next year. The show is a comedic spy sitcom that centers around Sterling Archer who claims he is the world’s greatest spy. The show has an IMDB rating of 8.7/10 and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.
BoJack Horseman is a Netflix adult cartoon that released it was the fourth season just last month. It has already been renewed for a fifth season that will have 12 episodes and be released next year. The show is about an alternate reality where anthropomorphic animals and humans live side by side. BoJack Horseman is the main character, a washed-up actor trying to make a comeback debut. It is a satire about numerous adult topics such as drugs, depression, the entertainment industry, and modern culture in general. BoJack Horseman has an 8.4/10 on IMDB and 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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As for upcoming adult animated shows I’ve got a few to mention. Specifically, I have three I’d like to highlight for you guys because I think they have some potential to be good!
Constantine is coming to the cartoon. I have to admit, I was not in love with the recent television series that was created. I am also a little hesitant about who has picked up this cartoon version–the CW. Not that I have a whole lot against the CW, but I find their shows a little less profound, but sometimes still binge-able. I love Constantine and am willing to give all versions a try. In the cartoon, the voice actor will be none other than Matt Ryan–the man who played Constantine in the recent NBC television show. There have been no updates since the announcement of the show, which at the time they claimed it would air sometime late 2017 or in 2018.
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Another new animated adult series coming out is Deadpool. This will be aired on the same channel as Archer–FXX. FXX is looking to step up their adult animated shows as a whole after seeing the massive success of Rick and Morty. Headed the creation of this new Deadpool animated series is Donald Glover and his brother Stephen. Donald and Stephen Glover are the creators of Atlanta. Also, Donald Glover is a well known comedic actor that has quite the following.
The last upcoming animated series I want to highlight is Disenchantment. This will be a Netflix original that is already green-lighted for two seasons! The first season will air in 2018 sometime. What is most exciting about this tv show is that the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening, is working on it. That certainly gets me excited! This show will be about an alcoholic princess named Bean, her elf friend Elfo, and Bean’s personal demon Luci.
Gone are the days where Adult Swim is the only place you can find animated shows for adults. I’m pretty happy to see this genre expanding. Adult cartoons have always been a favorite genre of mine. Generally for their comedic value.