Event Debuts Exclusive Fan Screenings of Rick and Morty and SMILING FRIENDS Episodes, First-Look at Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie
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Adult Swim marked its successful return to live-events with the Adult Swim Festival Block Party in Philadelphia last weekend. The three-day series of events included sold out show panels, and house-packed performances by top musicians and comedians including Jo Firestone, Hannibal Buress as Esha Tune, Snacktime and Ana Fabrega, in addition to energized capacity crowds for headliners Run The Jewels, Tierra Whack, and Dethklok. In a surprise to fans, attendees were treated to exclusive screenings of a new episode from season six of the Emmy-winning series Rick and Morty and hit animated series SMILING FRIENDS.
Featuring surprise appearances from Spencer Grammer (Summer) and series writer/producer Nick Rutherford, the Rick and Morty panel featured a screening of a full episode from the newest season. Fans were also shown a brief animation [A Citadel Secret] hinting at a new Rick and Morty adventure to come ahead of the season six global debut starting on Sunday, September 4. New artwork for Rick and Morty season six can be found here, and a clip from the panel is available here.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force creator Dave Willis (Meatwad), and voice actors Dana Snyder (Master Shake) and Carey Means (Frylock) introduced a sneak peek at the forthcoming film Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm during their panel, and officially announced the film's debut on Digital, 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray on November 8, 2022 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. A clip from the panel can be found here.
Plus, SMILING FRIENDS creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel hosted an advance screening of the forthcoming episode "The Smiling Friends Go to Brazil" ahead of its debut on Adult Swim and HBO Max. See more from their panel here.
In partnership with Live Nation, the Adult Swim Festival Block Party was a curated series of individually ticketed events across four famed venues in Philadelphia's colorful Fishtown neighborhood, all within an ongoing outdoor celebration that included watch parties, beer gardens, food trucks, and fun fan attractions. Find a full list of performers and additional details at Adult Swim Festival.com.
About Adult Swim:
Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.