The 2017 revival of Samurai Jack by Adult Swim opened the gates for many other old cartoon shows. The amount of creative freedom, this show portrayed with respect to its inclination towards adults has undoubtedly created one of the best seasons to date. The overall success of Samurai Jack can be treated as a stepping stone towards reviving the old cartoon network shows to earn a good fortune for that matter. One of the reasons for its massive success is the constant nostalgic feel that made the viewers dive right into it and relive it. With the vast amount of shows that aired previously we’ve brought to you, our favorite Cartoon Network Shows that need an Adult Swim Revival.
Codename: Kids Next Door
Not only for its rich plotline and creative action but also for its earnest embrace for children, Codename: Kids Next Door is one of Cartoon Network’s finest animated programs. It’s truly about children resisting adult oppression, but not in some fictitious play world, but with real, improvised weaponry, all with the purpose of not eating veggies ever. It nicely portrayed childish fantasies and a feeling of adventure, and it came to a really emotional conclusion. Whilst the series’ last episode was outstanding, creator Patrick Warburton has hinted that rebirth in the style of Galactic: Kids Next Door is plausible, however, Cartoon Network executives don’t appear to be interested.
Long Live The Royals
This Cartoon Network miniseries – Long Live the Royals seemed to tell a tale from beginning to end. It is a comedy about a typical British Royal family during the Middle Ages, delightfully incorporated contemporary domestic issues into the old disputes and bizarre rituals. This series has a number of elements that lend themselves to the diversified, non-linear narrative that series are known for, rather than the simplified, plot-driven alternatives of a miniseries. Even if it remained a miniseries in Adult Swim’s hands, the show’s Regular Show alumni producers would have the artistic leeway to truly create the rock n’ roll, rebellious image they want.
The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy
Billy and Mandy’s tone and comedy yell the unconventional stylings that Adult Swim has identified itself with, and the show’s bleak mood and cartoon violence would not only fit well with the block but could also see genuine, developed form with more creative freedom. It’s exciting to think of what kind of awful creature Grim could conjure, what kind of inhumane treatment Mandy could subject her sufferers to, and what ridiculous, juvenile comedy Billy could conjure up if the trio was brought back on late night.
Genndy Tartakovsky is a legend in the world of cartoons, mainly for his work on Cartoon Network. Genndy has perfected the art of creating fantastic cartoons that both adults and kids can watch without cynicism, as shown in Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Whereas Samurai Jack was a tribute to samurai and action films, Sym-Bionic Titan was an homage to mechas (a large armored robot), albeit in an Americanized version, complete with all of the political problems of the Gundam series and the adolescent anguish of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Genndy successfully has proven himself as a legend and the fact that he can always offer something fresh and entertaining every time.
While some cartoons prefer to end calmly, others want to close with a good brawl. Since the start, Megas XLR has fought to find a suitable home. The big robot comedy was originally slated for MTV but was passed up before being picked up by Cartoon Network. Megas XLR revolves around a couple of New Jersey slackers. Who finds a big robot from the future and restores it to its former glory. It’s a show that rejoices in its own ridiculousness and over-the-top action. With extraterrestrial confrontations frequently resulting in the burning down of New Jersey…until next week. The series was tragically discontinued before its plot was completed, leading to some rumors from the show’s makers that it should be revived.