Is there life after death for The Venture Bros.? Well, according to Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim, the answer is “yes.” Geek Tyrant reveals Adult Swim wants to produce feature-length animated films based on some of their cult adult cartoons. In his statement, Ouweleen said: “Leveraging the power of WarnerMedia allows us to deliver original content to our amazingly dedicated and not-shy fans, while also giving our talented series creators an opportunity to tell stories in new and interesting ways.“
The Venture Bros. was canceled last year after airing for seven seasons. Show’s creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick learned about this while they were writing scripts for its 8th season. Now they’ll get a chance to tell one final story about failed inventor Thaddeus Venture, his sons Hank and Dean, and eccentric super-powered losers around them.
Metalocalypse was canceled back in 2015, despite the social media campaign by fans that gathered almost 100,000 signatures. Created by Tommy Blacha and Brendon Small, this cartoon series parodies the heavy metal aesthetic in a story about Dethklok, a bigger-than-life death metal band struggling with epic challenges as well as perils of fame.
And finally, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is the world’s most popular cartoon series featuring anthropomorphic fast food. Created by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, surreal adventures of Frylock, Master Shake, and Meatwad have been delighting stoners everywhere since 2000. In 2007, this series also became the first Adult Swim show that got a feature-length animated film.
All these new animated films will come out on Blu-ray and DVD as well as VOD. After 90 days, they’ll become available on HBO Max and Adult Swim.