cartoons

Film

The Trans Character in the 'Rocko's Modern Life' Reboot Is a Huge Step Forward

Netflix's film reboot of the Nickelodeon show is sending a signal to the rest of the industry about what modern life should really look like.
Taylor Hosking
8.9.19
cartoons

My Attempt to List the Ways 'South Park' and 'The Simpsons' Changed Culture

I tried to figure out which adult cartoon of the 90s and 2000s had the biggest impact, from 'Family Guy' to 'Futurama.' Here's what I came up with.
Justin Caffier
3.2.19
obituary

SpongeBob Made the World a Better, More Optimistic Place

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of one of the most beloved characters of all time, passed away after being diagnosed with ALS last year.
Beckett Mufson
11.28.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch Justin Roiland Lose It in This Hilarious 'Rick and Morty' Blooper

"This fucking moment is so fucking good."
Beckett Mufson
10.9.18
tv

Animation Handles Big Feelings Better Than Live Action

'BoJack Horseman' is one of many cartoons that capture something deeply realistic about depression precisely because their environments are not.
Emma Garland
9.29.18
Culture

'Rick and Morty' Creator Exposes the Secrets to Great Voice Acting

There's a dark method to the madness that lets Justin Roiland frenetically voice both Rick and Morty in every episode.
Beckett Mufson
9.6.18
New music

Gorillaz Get Moderately Funky on New Single "Sorcererz"

It's third single from the cartoon band's forthcoming LP 'The Now Now.'
Alex Robert Ross
6.8.18
Noisey

Gorillaz Confirm New Album 'The Now Now,' Share New Song, "Humility"

The band's first new single since last year's 'Humanz' features George Benson, though the album itself will include fewer guest stars than usual.
Alex Robert Ross
5.31.18
The Nice Guide to Right Now

This Kid's Amazing 'New Yorker' Cartoon Captions Are Too Pure for This World

We've been doing it all wrong.
Kara Weisenstein
4.5.18
movies

The Best Animated Films of 2017 That Weren't Made by Pixar or Disney

From high school trauma to epic biopics, here are 2017's best indie 'toons.
Beckett Mufson
12.28.17
Remembering Things

The Music of 'Animanics' Helped Make it a Beautifully Twisted Kids Cartoon

Wacko and Flacko were the Lennon–McCartney of 90s animation.
Not In Use
11.29.17
POP CULTURE

I Asked My Childhood’s Most Prolific Voice Actor About Overcoming Throat Cancer

‘I now have this sense of empathy that I never would have had if not for that experience.’
Noel Ransome
11.11.17
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