Interview with Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting

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Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting, creators of "Teenage Euthanasia" on Adult Swim

Interview with Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting, creators of “Teenage Euthanasia” on Adult Swim by Suzanne 7/18/23

I enjoyed speaking with these two women. They’re very funny and talented. If you like funny animated cartoons, check out their show. It starts today!

 

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About Teenage Euthanasia:

Adult Swim¬†returns to the Tender Endings Funeral Home when season two of the adult animated comedy¬†Teenage¬†Euthanasia¬†debuts¬†Wednesday, July 26 at Midnight ET/PT¬†and streams the next day on¬†Max. Set in near-future inland Florida, this series follows the latest undead adventures of the Fantasy family voiced by Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite), Emmy¬ģ Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers), Jo Firestone (Joe Pera Talks With You) and Emmy¬ģ Award-winner Tim Robinson (I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson).

Returning with ten all-new episodes, the second season of Teenage Euthanasia features a massive lineup of guest voices including:

  • Ann Dowd (Garden State, The Manchurian Candidate)
  • Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live)
  • H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob‚Äôs Burgers)
  • J. Smith Cameron (Succession)
  • Janelle James (Abbott Elementary)
  • Jinkx Monsoon (RuPaul‚Äôs Drag Race)
  • Joe Pera (Joe Pera Talks With You)
  • Kieran Culkin (Succession)
  • Lori Tan Chinn (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, Orange is the New Black)
  • Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill)
  • Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Office Hours, Killing It)
  • Ziwe Fumudoh (Ziwe)
  • and more.

Teenage¬†Euthanasia¬†centers on the Fantasy Family: Grandma Baba, her adult children Uncle Pete and Trophy, and Trophy’s¬†teenage¬†daughter, Euthanasia (‚ÄúAnnie‚ÄĚ), a name accidentally given to her during the time of Trophy‚Äôs own unbearable suffering. The half-hour animated series is co-created by Nutting,¬†a novelist and screenwriter/showrunner (Made for Love), and Emmy¬ģ Award-nominated producer Levy (The Shivering Truth, Xavier Renegade Angel).¬†Teenage¬†Euthanasia¬†is produced by PFFR and animated by Atomic Cartoons. Executive producers include creators Nutting and Levy as well as Lisa M. Thomas, Vernon Chatman, and John Lee, with Scott Adsit as co-executive producer and Jo Firestone as producer.

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Review of “Adventure Time: Distant Lands”

DVD Review!

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“Adventure Time: Distant Lands” Review by Suzanne 3/1/22

There was an animated children’s fantasy cartoon that ran on Cartoon Network for 8 seasons…so it was very successful. This series, “Distant Lands” are four hour-long specials that aired on HBO Max 2020-2021.

It is a very strange series, with a lot of oddball humor. If you’re an adult with a weird sense of humor, you’ll probably enjoy it as much as the kids do.

I have the Blu-ray version. There are no features or extras, which is a shame. I would have liked to have heard about the making of this special series. I’m sure the fans would have, too. Fortunately you can find plenty of behind-the-scenes videos on YouTube!

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Different Worlds, Same Epic Energy

Adventure Time: Distant Lands

Return to the Land of Ooo when the

Blu-ray‚ĄĘ & DVD Arrive On March 8, 2022

BURBANK, CA (January 12, 2022) Oh My Glob! Get ready embark on a magical journey through the Land of Ooo and beyond when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings the Emmy-nominated Max Original, Adventure Time: Distant Lands to Blu-ray and DVD on March 8, 2022.

Binge all four specials from the limited series and explore the unseen corners of their world with characters both familiar and brand-new. Adventure Time: Distant Lands is priced to own on Blu-ray for $19.98 SRP ($24.98 in Canada) and on DVD for $14.98 SRP ($19.98 in Canada).

Based on the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning animated series, Adventure Time, created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by Adam Muto, Adventure Time is a critically acclaimed series that garnered numerous accolades over its 10 season run on Cartoon Network. Originally airing on HBO Max, Adventure Time: Distant Lands is among the streamer’s most popular original animated series/specials. Adventure Time: Distant Lands is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Adventure Time: Distant Lands Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. Featuring all 4 episodes in high definition.

FOUR SPECIALS

  1. ¬†BMO¬†–¬†follows the lovable little robot from¬†Adventure Time. When there’s a deadly space emergency in the farthest reaches of the galaxy, there’s only one hero to call, and it’s probably not BMO. Except that this time it is!
  2. Obsidian¬†– features Marceline & Princess Bubblegum as they journey to the imposing, beautiful Glass Kingdom‚ÄĒand deep into their tumultuous past‚ÄĒto prevent an earthshaking catastrophe.
  3. Together Again¬†‚Äď brings best buds Finn and Jake together again to rediscover their brotherly bond and embark on the most important adventure of their lives.
  4. Wizard City Рfollows Peppermint Butler, starting over at the beginning, as just another inexperienced Wizard School student. When mysterious events at the campus cast suspicion on Pep, and his checkered past, can he master the mystic arts in time to prove his innocence?

STREAMING

Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, all seasons of Adventure Time are now available exclusively on HBO Max.

BASICS

Release Date: March 8, 2022

Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

DVD Price: $14.98 SRP ($19.98 in Canada)

1 DVD-9s

BD Price: $19.98 SRP ($24.98 in Canada)

1 BD-50

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 3 hours

Audio: English 5.1 Surround, Francais and¬†Espa√Īol

Subtitles: English SDH and Francais

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc‚ĄĘ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About HBO Max

HBO Max‚ĄĘ is WarnerMedia‚Äôs direct-to-consumer streaming platform, offering best in class quality entertainment. HBO Max features the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and more. The platform launched in the United States in May 2020 and introduced a lower priced, advertising-supported tier in June 2021. HBO Max began its global rollout launching in markets across Latin America and the Caribbean last summer, followed by its first European launches in the Nordics and Spain in the fall. Currently available in 46 countries, there are plans for continued expansion of HBO Max in 2022.

About Cartoon Network Studios

Established in 2000, Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) is a global animation and interactive studio recognized for its innovative approaches to IP development and world-building. Fostering a creator-driven environment, CNS is home to hundreds of visual artists who have been a part of the studio’s many critically acclaimed and groundbreaking animated series including Adventure Time, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Summer Camp Island, The Powerpuff Girls, and We Bare Bears. CNS has also produced notable Adult Swim hits such as Primal, Samurai Jack, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

CNS has been honored with multiple awards and accolades including: Emmy¬ģ, Peabody, GLAAD and Annie Awards. Internationally, the studio also garnered the BAFTA Children‚Äôs Award, Italy‚Äôs prestigious Pulcinella Award and Annecy Festival‚Äôs Cristal Award. Currently, CNS houses a VR lab, and produces an array of interactive formats and products for youth and young adult audiences around the world. As part of its ongoing efforts to discover unique and promising voices everywhere, the studio has a robust global Artist Program and has numerous partnerships, including Exceptional Minds, Black Women Animate and California Institute of the Arts.

About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. Warner Media is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

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Adventure Time: Distant Lands

Interview with Cast/Crew of “Blade Runner: Black Lotus”

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Elle of "Bladerunner: Black Lotus" on Adult Swim

Interview with actress Jessica Henwick, producers and directors of “Bladerunner: Black Lotus” on Adult Swim by Suzanne 9/21/21

This is a great animated series that premieres November 13 on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network). I don’t watch much anime, but I loved the “Bladerunner” movies, and this is as good as the original movie (if not better). The way the people move is very realistic – not at all like a regular animated show.¬† The two directors, who are Japanese, were translated by the producers in this TCA panel.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus

Jason DeMarco (SVP, Anime/Action WarnerMedia), Shinji Aramaki (Co-Director), Kenji Kamiyama (Co-Director), Joseph Chou (Producer), Andrew Kosove (Producer)and Jessica Henwick (Voice of Elle)

2021 Virtual Tour Los Angeles, CA September 21, 2021

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Actress Jessica Henwick told us that she didn’t know much about her character when she started. She preferred to learn about her as they recorded her lines. They made them in chronological order. She also praised the lighting and cinematography as “stunning.” Later, she spoke about how well the show fits into the “Bladerunner” universe because it asks the same fundamental questions about what it is to be human or alive, and what separates humans from replicants as well as humans from animals. She approached playing Elle like you would play a child, since she is child-like when she first awakens.¬† She said that she “has to figure out her limits and what she thinks is okay and what her moral compass is in the same way that we all have to as we‚Äôre all growing up.”

The show is set in 2032, between the two films, Andrew Kosove of Alcon told us. They own the rights to the whole franchise, so it was very important to them to keep the series in tune with the source material and to make fans happy. He mentioned that there are many Easter eggs for fans in the series. Joseph Chou, translating from the directors, asserted that they based the show’s visual style in part on the movies while also making it look distinctly for that time period and because it’s anime. Kosove praised the four filmmakers involved with the movies and this series, saying that we have “the vision of different filmmakers because you have the ability both to honor what’s been done before, but to bring something new and to build on what has occurred previously and be fresh and original.”

They told us that the animation was full CG and they used motion capture. Because they were using actors who spoke English, they did the motion capture first and then did the recordings later (because of the pandemic).

Kosove hinted that there may be some interactive elements to the series later on (perhaps a video game based on it) and that there will be some announcements coming up about that. They were asked whether video games were their biggest competition, but he said that they couldn’t possibly compete with videogames. They just focus on doing this great series. Jason DeMarco answered that all of them (meaning TV networks) are competing with videogames and streaming networks as well as everything else because we all only have so many hours in the day for entertainment. He thinks that their show is good enough that people should stop playing videogames and spend their half an hour per week to watch it. He would also love a “Bladerunner: Black Lotus” videogame because he’s a fan and nerd himself, but he thinks the show lives up to the quality of the movies.

Chou spoke about the animation. They did it to look partly realistic and partly animated. They used CG rather than 2D because they thought the lighting would look better. The lighting and atmosphere are created to give it that “Bladerunner” look. It took them a while to get it exactly the way they wanted.

Don’t miss this series, especially if you’re a fan of scifi or animation. The story is really good, and the rest is phenomenal.

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Based on the Blade Runner franchise, comes the highly anticipated new anime series Blade Runner: Black Lotus.  The newest edition of the franchise follows a young woman who wakes up in Los Angeles, the year is 2032, she has no memories and possessing deadly skills. The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.  Join directors Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama, Jason DeMarco (senior vice president, anime and action series/longform at Warner Bros. Animation/Adult Swim) alongside voice starts Jessica Henwick* (voice of Elle), Samira Wiley* (voice of Alani Davis) and Wes Bentley* (voice of Niander Wallace Jr.) as they discuss bringing the series to life and explore the Blade Runner universe.  Set to premiere later this year on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll, the series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts.

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