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Nickelodeon ’90s Plushes

Nickelodeon ’90s Plushes
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Relive some of the greatest cartoons of your youth with these officially-licensed 6″ plush toys from Nickelodeon, featuring characters from Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, Aaahh! Real Monsters, and Rocko’s Modern Life. We want the entire collection.

VRV

VRV

From the creators of Crunchyroll comes VRV, a hub for a variety of geeky online video channels. It has free content from Crunchyroll, Funimation, Tested, Seeso, Cartoon Hangover and more. It also offers a premium ad-free bundle for $10/mo. US only for now.

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Rick & Morty Season 3 Premiere

Rick & Morty Season 3 Premiere

“He seems to have manifested some sort of butt. He is the smartest man in the universe.” Adult Swim pulled off a reverse April Fools’ prank by including the first episode of Rick and Morty‘s third season in an all-episode continuous livestream.

Attack on Titan: Season 2 (Trailer 2)

Attack on Titan: Season 2 (Trailer 2)

(SPOILERS) It’s been four freakin’ years, but the second season of Attack on Titan is finally coming. Unfortunately for us, the huge reveals are already popping up in the trailers. We sacrificed ourselves for you! Now run! Wait until 4/1/17. Mirror here.

Rick & Morty’s Guest Voice Actors

Rick & Morty’s Guest Voice Actors

(SPOILERS, PG-13) Rick and Morty‘s Rick and Morty may have the same voice actor, but the colorful cast of characters surrounding them were brought to life by a schiwft-ton of guests, from John Oliver to Werner Herzog. Check them out in Adult Swim Australia’s compilation.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Compilation

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Compilation

(PG-13, Gore) Recall the adventures of Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad in Adult Swim Australia’s 35-minute compilation of Aqua Teen Hunger Force clips, from the Larry Miller Hair System for Men to Romulox and his PDA.

Samurai Jack Season 5 Sneak Peek

Samurai Jack Season 5 Sneak Peek

“People keep asking me if I’m back… Yeah, I’m thinking I’m back.” Wait, wrong hero. But here’s a grizzled Jack going ham on an army of robot insects as if they broke into his house and killed his dog. In all timelines.

Samurai Jack Season 5 (Trailer)

Samurai Jack Season 5 (Trailer)

Jack is Back. Set 50 years after the events of the fourth season, the final 10 episodes of Samurai Jack sees our hero not only seeking for a way home but also for a way to die, because his time traveling adventures have rendered him immortal. Premieres 3/11/17.

Super Hero Bowl

Super Hero Bowl

Place your bets! It’s Neo vs. Rey, Harry Potter vs. Gandalf and Harrison Ford vs. Harrison Ford vs. Harrison Ford (and so on) and more in YouTuber ArtSpear Entertainment’s epic crossover battle cartoon.

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

From Mickey Mouse to Bugs Bunny to Goofy to Marvin the Martian, many iconic cartoon characters wear gloves on their hands. Vox’s Estelle Caswell does her best to explain the reasons behind the odd choice of handwear.

Toonami: A History of Broadcast Anime

Toonami: A History of Broadcast Anime

YouTuber kaptainkristian tips his hat to Toonami. While not the first to broadcast Japanese cartoons to American audiences, Cartoon Network’s niche program block sought to bring anime to mainstream while championing its diversity.

Arthur Is Not Afraid

Arthur Is Not Afraid

(PG-13: Language) Mylo the Cat’s latest mashup puts the words of Marshall Mathers in the mouth of Arthur Read. The aardvark who always has something to teach us about ourselves has yet another lesson – to clean up our act.

Attack on Titan: Season 2 (Trailer)

Attack on Titan: Season 2 (Trailer)

Attack on Titan‘s anime adaptation is criminally behind the manga, but for many of us it doesn’t really matter. Check out the new villains and foes that enter the scene in the continuation of Hajime Isayama’s brutal action fantasy story. Drops 4/2017 on Funimation. Mirror here.

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Infinity Train (Pilot)

Infinity Train (Pilot)

The pilot episode of Owen Dennis’ cartoon Infinity Train. It’s about a girl and her schizophrenic robot sidekick – sidekicks? – who are trapped in an extraordinarily long and cavernous train. In this episode, she enters a car containing a kingdom of Corgis.

Bugs Bunny’s Origins

Bugs Bunny’s Origins

YouTuber kaptainkristian talks about the collaborative effort that led to the creation of Warner Bros.’ enduring cartoon character. Then he points out why Bugs and his cartoons remain a treat to watch after all these years, before (unnecessarily) trash talking Mickey Mouse.

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Teaser 2)

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Teaser 2)

Gather the kids and blow their minds with this sneak peek at some of the dramatic and action-packed sequences in the upcoming Netflix-exclusive Voltron reboot. You should also check out the team’s transformation sequence here.

Honest X-Men Animated Series Trailer

Honest X-Men Animated Series Trailer

Screen Junkies tips its hat to the 90’s X-Men cartoon that introduced a generation of kids to the world of Marvel, despite using stereotypes to fight stereotypes and having egg-suckin’ piece of gutter trash animation.

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Trailer)

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Trailer)

Take a look at the new Lion Force crew and robots in the first full trailer for Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender. If the cartoon’s tone and action seem familiar, that’s because its showrunners used to work on Nick’s sublime Avatar series. Form hype and hype!

Cartoon Hipsters

Cartoon Hipsters

Illustrator Matt Lassen gave a variety of popular cartoon characters a makeover, giving them beards, stubble, and other facial hair, tattoos, funky glasses, PBR and an attitude. We like how Bart Simpson has a handlebar on his face, but none on his olde timey bicycle.

Cartoon Impressions

Cartoon Impressions

Impressionist Brock Baker returns with another round of hilarious vocalizations, this time taking on a variety of classic cartoon characters from Mickey Mouse to Hank Hill. His Zoidberg is so spot on, he could have stood in for Billy West.

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Voltron: Legendary Defender (Teaser)

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Teaser)

DreamWorks has revived the classic anime as a Netflix-exclusive series. Voltron: Legendary Defender is a reboot featuring the Lion Force Voltron and will supposedly flesh out each of the pilots, including Princess Allura. The first season premieres 6/10/2016.

The Ultimate ’80s Cartoon Intro

The Ultimate ’80s Cartoon Intro

(PG-13: Language) YouTuber Jared Jeffries captured the essence of the ’80s Saturday morning, combining the opening sequences of cartoons such as Masters of the Universe, Challenge of the Gobots and Bionic Six into one hilarious video.

The Evolution of Batman

The Evolution of Batman

Burger Fiction takes an extensive look at the way that Batman has been portrayed in the movies, cartoons, and TV series over the last 70+ years. It’s amazing how a single character has been interpreted so many different ways, yet continues to have such universal appeal.

Icons Unmasked (The Book)

Icons Unmasked (The Book)

Chicago artist Alex Solis (aka AlexMDC) is crowdfunding the production of this hilarious picture book which provides insight into the true identities of numerous cartoon and pop culture characters. Snoopy as Brian and Homer as Peter Griffin are priceless.

X-Men: Apocalypse Cartoon Trailer

X-Men: Apocalypse Cartoon Trailer

YouTuber Philysteak tried his best to recreate X-Men: Apocalypse‘s debut trailer using scenes from the awesome X-Men animated series. Sophie Turner’s bad delivery pierces through nostalgia, but we do get to see Gambit and a high tech computer with a VHS player.

Netflix: F is for Family (Trailer)

Netflix: F is for Family (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) In this Netflix animated series, comedian and podcast guru Bill Burr tries to achieve catharsis by poking fun at his father and his childhood. Also stars Laura Dern, Justin Long and Sam Rockwell. Premieres 12/18.

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