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'Rocko's Modern Life' Nails the Dystopian Roller Coaster of Being Australian in America

The show's portrayal of an anxious Australian protagonist in a world of perverse caricature and logo hysteria is, uh, me.
Patrick Marlborough
8.28.19
tv

Disney Is Bringing Back 'The Proud Family'

Actor Tommy Davidson, the voice of Oscar Proud, announced the show's Disney+ reboot, though the news hasn't yet been confirmed by Disney.
Bettina Makalintal
8.19.19
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
Animation

The New Pipeline For Black Women in Animation

In an industry dominated by white men, these creators hope to pave a way for women and non-binary people of color for more nuanced portrayals of Black characters.
Natelegé Whaley
3.18.19
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
3.1.19
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
9.28.18
Broadly

'As Told By Ginger' Was a Feminist Masterpiece About the Trials of Girlhood

Writer and producer Emily Kapnek explains how she created a cartoon that was grounded in the reality of pre-teens everywhere.
Ayoola Solarin
9.20.18
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
9.5.18
NETFLIX

The Best Netflix Anime Shows to Binge Watch While High

From 'Neo Yokio' to 'Devilman Crybaby,' there's an anime series for every vibe of stoned.
Beckett Mufson
7.18.18
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
6.7.18
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