Entergalactic’ and the Untapped Potential of Adult Animation

Potential of Adult Animation

“Entergalactic” is a musical TV series produce by Adult Swim and Netflix. It tells the story of a group of criminals who live on an abandon space station after escaping from prison. This is not your typical Netflix show; it’s something completely new, exciting and different! If you’re looking for something to watch over the holiday weekend with some friends or family members, then look no further than this one-of-a-kind series.

“Entergalactic” is the newest Netflix series

If you’ve heard anything about “Entergalactic” before this article, then it’s probably been in the context of a follow-up to Kid Cudi’s 2008 album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day. That album was produce by Kanye West and released by Universal Motown (the same label that released Entergalactic). But if you’ve never hear about this show before, it’s because Netflix and Adult Swim are trying something new: an animated musical series based on an album.

The show is produce by Adult Swim (who also produce Robot Chicken) and Dark Horse Entertainment (who has worked on films like Hellboy). Also important: the original music will be written by Kid Cudi himself.

Cast 

  • Kid Cudi as Jabari
  • Timothée Chalamet as Jimmy
  • Jessica Williams as Meadow
  • Ty Dolla $ign as Ky
  • Laura Harrier as Carmen
  • 070 Shake as Nadia 
  • Jaden Smith as Jordan 
  • Macaulay Culkin as Downtown Pat 
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Karina 
  • Arturo Castro as Len
  • Christopher Abbott as Reed
  • Keith David as Mr. Rager
  • Teyana Taylor as Boxing Coach
  • Francesca Reale
  • Luis Guzmán
Entergalactic is the newest Netflix series.
Entergalactic is the newest Netflix series.

An animated series unlike any other

If you’re a fan of musicals, then it’s hard to look at Galacticon without seeing the potential for an amazing show. It’s the first adult animated musical series on television, but more than that: this is a show that works towards diversity in casting and has a lot to say about how we view women in comedy and film. The creator has said that he wanted the show to be accessible for people who aren’t necessarily fans of animation or music; its main goal is simply variety.

However, there are still some features (especially related to casting) which make me feel like they could have gone further than they did with this idea of “diversity”. Take Galacticon itself as an example: while it may be true that all humans have roots somewhere in Africa. This isn’t entirely accurate since many cultures all over the world have been involve with space exploration throughout history. They yet all we see onscreen are white men who look like they would fit right into any Scandinavian-inspired fantasy setting! I understand why these characters were chosen. They serve as inspiration for young children watching this cartoon every week but I’d love it if there was more representation across ethnic lines!

An animated series unlike any other.
An animated series unlike any other.

There’s not much like “Entergalactic” before 2022, and that’s the truth

Having to talk about how revolutionary “Entergalactic” is in 2022 may seem odd, since there hasn’t been much of the type before. The truth of the matter is that it is something that has never been done before. Throughout the show, the central theme of the story revolves around the love story between a black man and his neighbor, Jessica Williams. As such, it’s not particularly revolutionary; however, in the movie “Entergalactic” things take a step further by making them both the focus of the story and making their relationship the driving force in the entire story.

There has been a trend in animation over the past few decades in which white male characters are largely portray as men who are comfortable with their identities as men and heterosexuals. However, this show challenges these norms while still maintaining its entertaining nature, so it is a show that is worth watching. In its own way, it makes the viewer feel like anything can happen on screen at any moment, something that has become increasingly common over the past few years, thanks to shows such as BoJack Horseman and Big Mouth. This show is definitely worth watching if you haven’t already, and I recommend you do it as soon as possible!

A first season of “Adult Swim” was a transgressive, irreverent show

The show’s first season debuted on Netflix and Adult Swim and was released on 30th September. Fletcher Moules directed it. The program creators are Kid Cudi and Kenya Barri. Scott Mescudi wrote the story.

The series is a musical television series with live-action, animation, and puppetry featuring Kid Cudi as himself. The show looks like nothing else on TV right now: it’s colorful and animated but also darkly funny—and at times even transgressive.

A first season of Adult Swim was a transgressive, irreverent show.
A first season of Adult Swim was a transgressive, irreverent show.

Networks evolve, change, and mature over time

It’s no secret that the Adult Swim network has been around for a long time, and it’s also no secret that it has evolved and changed significantly over the course of its existence. The adult swim network has, however, recently earned the reputation of being a transgressive, unconventional, and irreverent network in recent years. There is a good thing about this-it shows that the company is not averse to taking risks with their content or with their audience.

The network is still evolving today; they’ve made huge strides towards diversifying their content as well as the people who create it.

Adult animation has broken new ground in recent years with shows like “Rick & Morty”

Several shows have been released in recent years, such as “Rick & Morty”, which has made a considerable contribution to the growth of adult animation in terms of its visuals and storytelling. It’s one of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows on Adult Swim, so it’s no wonder it’s so popular. Aside from that, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is one of the only adult cartoons that has had an exceptionally successful run-other animated shows, like Venture Bros. or Aqua Teen Hunger Force, have been on for many years, but have never really taken off. A majority of the adult animation shows that are successful are comedy, like “Rick & Morty”, which are considered niche genres in television.

Adult animated shows on TV today have come a long way

There has never been a time when a show could be made for adults (instead of children) and that has been a great step forward. In terms of what’s possible on TV today in terms of animated shows. Since animation has long been seen as the realm of kids.

The number of adult-orient cartoons have emerge in recent years, many of which have been tout as being more sophisticate than their counterparts of a younger age—and in many cases, these assertions are often true. Animation shows with adult themes include shows like Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, BoJack Horseman. Big Mouth, to name just a few.

Although many children’s shows have relatively complex plot lines and mature humor (in some cases even more so than their adult counterparts). The animation gear toward adults still has a huge market, especially when it is produce by experts who can weave together multiple narratives.

The Cartoon Network is diversifying its content and its creators

A lot of work has been done by Cartoon Network in the past few years to diversify its content as well as the people who create it. The Cartoon Network organization announced on June 2nd, 2019 at its first-ever inclusion summit that. It had worked with a coalition of artists and advocates over the past year to improve their hiring practices. Enhance programming for marginalized audiences.

According to Cartoon Network, they are commit to improving their hiring practices and enhancing their programming for marginalize audiences. In order to make this happen, an industry veteran who had previously worked at Nickelodeon for 14 years spearheaded the initiative. Since then, she has been focusing on embracing new talent and creating more inclusive content for both children. The adults alike-and she is not alone in her quest for greater inclusivity for children and adults alike.

White men dominate the show despite having a majority of the cast

The show cast is fill by incredible men such as Timothe Chalamet, Jaden Smith. The Kid Cudi, but the cast of the show includes a diverse group of women. People of color from around the world. Unlike most animation shows. The creators of this show have tried to include a wide range of characters and stories in order to make the show an entertaining experience.

The viewers should take note of how much progress has been made in this area since the first episode of [the show] aired in 2004. It shows that audiences want more out of their cartoons than just talking animals as the main characters. Which is good news for cartoon producers.

“Entergalactic” is a far cry from the macho atmosphere

Entergalactic is a show that dares to be different. It’s a musical, it’s animate, and it’s set in space—but most importantly. It has an incredibly diverse cast of characters led by two black women: Captain Rainbow and First Officer Calypso. This show isn’t just a breath of fresh air for its inclusion of people of color. It also offers viewers a new perspective on what action shows can look like.

Entergalactic is produced by Kenya Barris and Mike Moon—both extraordinary men who have work extensively in the animation. The industry before creating Entergalactic together with many other producers from the same background. As such, this “prestigious” project offers us some insight into how our culture creates these types of media. Predominantly such men create them for predominantly white audiences (although their show does feature more women than most).

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing—after all, there are plenty of shows. They out there that feature diverse casts without sacrificing quality or entertainment value (see: Star Trek). But Entergalactic demonstrates how even when creators make an effort to be inclusive and progressive with their work. They still fall back on familiar tropes because those are what they’ve seen before too many times already.

Conclusion

When “Entergalactic” premiered on Netflix this September 30th. It was one of the first animation shows for adults that Netflix had produced in a very long time. The adult animation industry has come a long way since “The Boondocks” debuted in 2005. They gave us an entirely new perspective on how adult animate shows could be developed. It is very exciting to see that we now have a television series where the main character is an African American woman. Something we have never seen before in television – and something we are hopefully never going to forget!

We will benefit from a more diverse entertainment landscape in the coming years as more shows like this continue to pop up throughout 2019. They beyond where everyone will have equal access to good stories. They are told by talent writers across different backgrounds and cultures.

 

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