Say it with me now: Cartoons aren't just for kids. We all know this by now, and even with the golden age of Adult Swim behind us, Netflix is leading the charge with a number of hilarious, crude and often weirdly insightful cartoons made for adult viewers. Here's the 10 best shows you can watch right now.
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New Yorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein already taught you how to do "gesture drawing", one of the most basic artistic techniques. In the video above, he focuses on faces, showing how the principle of "draw what you see" helps you capture someone's identifying features.
It was confirmed last year, after much internet confusion, that Scar and Mufasa of The Lion King are indeed brothers. I am glad that's settled. Now the only remaining head-scratcher is: Why the heck does Scar have a British accent when no other lion around has one? Was he educated at some British lion boarding school? Watch a whole lot of Brit feline flicks? Most likely, the reason is this: Filmmakers often use foreign accents and non-standard dialects to voice "bad" characters.
After three seasons of alternate timelines and deep-cut callbacks, the Adult Swim comedy Rick and Morty is complicated enough that you might need to consult this character timeline chart. It tracks every significant or named character from the series so far, marking their appearances and deaths.
I'm cool with Peppa Pig. Peppa is a charmingly imperfect pig-child, and Daddy Pig, despite falling into the cliché befuddled father type, makes me giggle. And who can resist George's one-track obsession with Mr Dinosaur? I don't protest much when my four-year-old daughter asks to watch the British preschool cartoon, and the quickest way for me to find a string of episodes is to grab the iPad and type in "Peppa Pig" on YouTube.
Video: Laika animator Kevin Parry's "100 Walks" is a reference video for animators that's pretty fun for the rest of us, too. If you really want to use these walks as a reference, there's a straightforward version on YouTube, but this Twitter version moves faster and has a snappy soundtrack. Our favourites are "flower child" and "hot tea".
Last week, Netflix released its first interactive story. Like the choose-your-own-adventure books from our childhoods, Netflix’s television show lets viewers pick where the story should go, and it’s the best thing ever.
Whether you're new to anime or already a harcore fan, there are two streaming services that you need to know: Crunchyroll and Funimation. One brings you subtitled simulcasts of shows currently airing in Japan, while the other provides dubbed versions of all-time favourites. Either way, you'll have more anime than you'll ever be able to watch. Let's see which one is best for your viewing pleasure.
Stan is getting an offline mode. Today, the streaming service announced plans to bring "thousands of hours" of downloadable content to its customers starting in March. In addition, it has secured the rights to The Cartoon Network's catalogue - including brand-new episodes of Adventure Time and Regular Show. Here are the details.
Dear Lifehacker, One of my favourite animated movies growing up was Disney's Dumbo. My daughter just turned four and I want her to have the same magical experience watching it that I did. However, as an adult, I'm not entirely comfortable with the somewhat racist depiction of the anthropomorphised crows. Do you think I'm overacting, or should I censor this type of stuff from an impressionable child?
Japanese animation can feel like an impenetrable fortress of obscure slang, iconography and inside jokes. After 16 years of fandom, I'm quite comfortable with it. But what about curious outsiders who don't care to memorise, say, the differences between each and every Sailor Moon adaptation? This guide is designed to help intrigued westerners dip their toes into anime and manga.