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Arist
Feb 13, 2012



Oven Wrangler



Rick and Morty is an animated series, co-created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, that started airing last Monday at 10:30 on Adult Swim. The show is a play off of the classic Marty McFly/Doc Brown dynamic. The precursor to this series is Justin Roilandís old Channel 101 short Doc and Mharti, which is as hell. Seriously, itís loving gross. Somehow, that turned into this show, featuring Rick and Morty going on crazy adventures due to Rick's inventions. If you want to watch the pilot, Adult Swim posted it on their youtube channel here.



Rick is a genius inventor and scientist. Heís also a dangerous alcoholic sociopath who drags his grandson around on incredibly dangerous adventures with little to no regard for his safety. An all-around terrible person.



Morty is Rick's incredibly innocent and really, really stupid teenage grandson who finds himself brought along with Rickís schemes due to his being a total doormat.

Both of the titular characters are voiced by Justin Roiland, who you may know as Lemongrab from Adventure Time. Rounding out the cast are Morty's father (Chris Parnell), mother (Sarah Chalke), and sister (Spencer Grammer).

Hereís a general guideline for this thread: If we can, let's try not to talk about Community or freak out about Dan Harmon. If you want to ruin a thread by talking about Community, make it the Community thread.

Arist fucked around with this message at Dec 9, 2013 around 02:37

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Emerson Cod
Apr 14, 2004
Here I was just about to tell you all to shut the hell up, and then you stopped talking so I didn't have to.

The game Adult Swim posted for them is really good too. It's a bit short, but all of the lines where you click on or use items are pretty great.

Ho Chi Meeeeee
Jun 13, 2008

let me shovel out your brains
hang my image in your skull
so I can be the vision
in your nightmares from now on


Class show in this persons opinion.

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


I liked the pilot, and I enjoy Roilands voice acting. Giving this a decent shot.

max4me
Jun 15, 2003

by FactsAreUseless


I cant listen to the dad talk with out thinking about archer.


Rich constantly belching got on my nervs. It worked in the opening because you think he is drunk.

Android Blues
Nov 22, 2008



max4me posted:

I cant listen to the dad talk with out thinking about archer.


Rich constantly belching got on my nervs. It worked in the opening because you think he is drunk.

I think the idea is that he's always drunk. Could get wearing.

...of SCIENCE!
Apr 26, 2008

43 species of parrot?! Nipples for men?! SLUGS?! Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?! If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, 8 o'clock, day one!


This kind of feels like a lesser version of Superjail where the animation isn't as smooth or as manic, the Warden is a self-loathing alcoholic, and Jared is even whinier.

Typical
Mar 19, 2007

One day, I will have
awesome line quality.
Then I'll be cool.

Was waiting for this show to get its own thread...

Hello, I am a person who worked on Rick and Morty, I can facilitate any questions you may have about the show. Also I will shamelessly cross post this from the adult swim mega thread as it seems to be better suited here.

readingatwork posted:

Oh, sweet!


2) What do you do on the show?

3) How long does each episode take to make?


2 I worked in Color Key, Which is essentially coloring the Line art that the Character designers and Prop designers give us. We give the Models of the fully colored Characters and Props to the animation company and their artists just drop in our colors. Its animated in Toon Boom so the program does a pretty good job at moving around colors as you animate. Since The pilot has already aired. its okay for me to show you these. but don't post them anywhere. The Production company (Star Burns Industries) probably doesn't want too much production art out there.

I Colored things like this, which you can see in the Thanksgiving Promo. I also got to draw the turkey from several different angles



You would have to color 15-20 things a Day, I got pretty fast at it. I cant Share anything else that I colored because the stuff I did isn't until episode 6. But I can show you some cool Color Keys from the pilot.

Here is Ricks Shuttlecraft,



I've seen a lot of iterations of color on this before. and none of them quite as good as the actual colors that were used in the episode. Ricks Science stuff has a set of color rules. Every thing he makes has to be made out of junk. so its all very grey ish and Brown. Its actually very hard to color. There are only small pieces of glowing "sci fi" ish looking parts of anything Rick works on. Once the Prop is Colored, they place it onto the background to see if it matches up okay, And from there the art director changes the colors as needed to make sure everything looks nice together.

Some of the more impressive creatures get thought about a lot. And 3 or 4 people make adjustments to the final color and design before its approved. This is C'thulu from the opening credits.


(I inked this but it ended up not being used)



The lead Colorist from the Show worked on Fish Hooks. He is pretty incredible when it comes to Concept ish looking paintings. and He was able to bring alot to a show that was essentially in the genre of "Prime Time" Animation. The pilot was made over a year ago by a different set of people, So the art will change a bit. I would say for the most part that the colors improve. And there are a lot more interesting back ground characters introduced. Some of the backgrounds and space ships for the next few espisodes are really impressive. I hope you all stick around to watch.


3. I think from start to finish an episode takes a bout 6-8 months. but several are being worked on at once. For rick and morty. The writing for episode 1 started in December of 2012. And people began story boarding and doing design work in February. Color people didn't even come in until April I think. And we started getting animation back from the first episode in Late September. Its hard to say really, how long it takes 1 single episode. but for for a whole season It takes a bout a year. There will be 10 more episodes of rick any morty. In my job specifically I had about 2 weeks to color all the props, characters, vehicles. spaceships. forks, knives, tires, bracelets, costumes and etc, in 2 weeks for each episode. I finished early So i got to assist in Coloring for the Backgrounds which take a Really long time. I think one artist spends a day or a day and a half on each Background.


Typical fucked around with this message at Dec 9, 2013 around 09:09

Typical
Mar 19, 2007

One day, I will have
awesome line quality.
Then I'll be cool.

Dont Miss Tonights Episode, Lawnmower Dog.

Those without cable can watch it online here

http://video.adultswim.com/rick-and...nmower-dog.html



And the Reviews are pouring in from all over



Her Brother sounds cool.

Android Blues
Nov 22, 2008



Whoa. I really wasn't expecting it to be, but that was actually superb. By the point where they go into the extended Nightmare on Elm Street riff, I was pretty much on board.

Cpt. Spring Types
Feb 19, 2004

Wait, what?

I'm pretty much on board for anything Justin Roiland does. Also Dan Harmon. Show is awesome so far.

Hat Thoughts
Jul 27, 2012


The show's very smart and a lot of fun, I really enjoy how artistically it looks sort of like it's been cobbled together with crayons. It's a lot more visually messy and haphazard than a lot of cartoons and I think thematically that ties in very well. I hope this picks up more steam.

Citizen Insane
Oct 7, 2004

We come in to the world and we have to go, but we do not go merely to serve the turn of one enemy or another.

MrAristocrates posted:

Both of the titular characters are voiced by Justin Roiland, who you may know as Lemongrab from Adventure Time.

He'll always be the House of Cosbys guy to me.

Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012



This episode and the pilot got some big laughs out of me.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Liked the Pilot, interesting to see where it goes since you had fakeouts like the HS bully which was a pretty wild break from that cliche (literally thought I would see like a half season devotion to that guy)

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Also dig the sci-fi aspect even though oddly enough I don't care for Dr Who

PicklePants
May 8, 2007
Woo!

I really enjoy the show. It's just so wonderfully demented with how Rick views the world.

Dig the art, too.

I've been excited about it since I've seen the first previews for it, and it's not disappointed me at all. Vibrant worlds, interesting locations, creature and prop designs.

Typical, didn't you also do a try out for Steven Universe?

Grim
Sep 11, 2003



Grimey Drawer

I like the part where Rick and Morty are finished Incepting the math teacher and Summer gives Morty a hug and you can tell he is totally still freaked out about the creepy sex dream thing - nice touch

Arist
Feb 13, 2012



Oven Wrangler

I really liked that.

Typical
Mar 19, 2007

One day, I will have
awesome line quality.
Then I'll be cool.

PicklePants posted:

I really enjoy the show. It's just so wonderfully demented with how Rick views the world.

Dig the art, too.

I've been excited about it since I've seen the first previews for it, and it's not disappointed me at all. Vibrant worlds, interesting locations, creature and prop designs.

Typical, didn't you also do a try out for Steven Universe?



The creature designs for the next episode are pretty amazing. lots of monsters and stuff.


And yeah I took a test Steven, But there really wasn't any jobs open for that. Also SU is a really hard show to get on to. My friend who did color with me on Rick and Morty (hes fantastic, worked on BG's for the clone wars) couldn't get hired there even though his test was amazing.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



The newest episode of this was fantastic. That's all I can really say.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



The thing I really liked about last night's episode was Rick and Morty realizing that maybe they shouldn't actually listen to Scary Terry when he's telling them they "can run but can't hide."

Android Blues
Nov 22, 2008



muscles like this? posted:

The thing I really liked about last night's episode was Rick and Morty realizing that maybe they shouldn't actually listen to Scary Terry when he's telling them they "can run but can't hide."

I liked how it felt somewhat less mean than the pilot. Rick and Morty get along a bit better, and the solutions they find to their problems are actually weirdly cool and (sort of?) pacifistic. I was totally expecting the hammer to drop on, "oh, yeah, that dimensional portal actually leads to a gigantic pool of lava, you won't be seeing those guys again", but the show wound up being less cynical and cruel than I expected it to be.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Just finished ep. 2. I'm surprised they managed to cram two crazy plots into a single episode which means they must have so much ground to cover across the entire season

Tuxedo Jack
Sep 11, 2001

Hey Ma, who's that band I like? Oh yeah, Hall & Oates.


Episode 2 was a lot better than the first (I'll be honest, in the first episode, Rick was pretty unbearable with the burps and slurs).

I'm on board, show is great.

WickedHate
Jul 31, 2013

by Lowtax


I saw Lawnmower Dog and fell in love right there. I agree it was a lot better then the first episode, but the pilot still had it's moments. Mainly the whole dimensional airport scene and anything related to the frozen bully.

Hopefully in the future we'll be able to say "It sure was weird how in the first episode Rick belched so much more then usual and didn't get along with Morty nearly as well".

A nice little moment I love is how Rick puts Morty to sleep and lets him land on the floor, then gets comfortable on the beanbag to put himself to sleep.

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CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



The ending was slightly touching. Which I was surprised by. This show is a great end capper to 2013.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Yeah with all the reference humor it could easily become lazy like Family guy but they really do a better job of weaving it into the actual plot instead of just dropping here andd dthere

Typical
Mar 19, 2007

One day, I will have
awesome line quality.
Then I'll be cool.

Alan Smithee posted:

Yeah with all the reference humor it could easily become lazy like Family guy but they really do a better job of weaving it into the actual plot instead of just dropping here and there

There will be a lot of reference humor, But it depends on the episode. not all episodes are theme based. A lot of the times its just weird Justin humor, which doesn't always makes sense, or it might seem like its referencing something, but then just be nothing in particular. Also the show is sometimes a vehicle for Justins ideas that were never realized. Like the 11 minute board driven dog universe. I think that was some sort of failed Justin pitch.

Edit, Yes, I found some info on that

quote:

Ryan Ridley

Justin and I actually wrote a pilot for Cartoon Network a few years ago called "Dog World" about this very dimension that technically makes "Lawnmower Dog" a prequel. It was shelved in lieu of "Rick and Morty", but the animatic exists somewhere. The random and inside baseball reference Rick makes at the end to it being "board driven" is something Harmon wrote in as a way to plant a seed, but more likely something to make us laugh that somehow made it to air.
I do a few random characters throughout the season. Listen carefully!

Typical fucked around with this message at Dec 11, 2013 around 23:32

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



References work better if you don't draw attention to them. That's exactly why I don't like Family Guy, because the show is just REFERENCE REFERENCE REFERENCE LOOK AT THIS REFERENCE TO THIS MOVIE/SHOW/PERSON! LOOK LOOK! Instead of making it organic to the story. This episode was a tad too on the nose with Inception and Freddy Kruger...but it wasn't obnoxious. The It explained the jokes in a way that if you haven't seen Inception, or Freddy, you can get the joke, on a basic level. Unlike Family Guy where the Flash Gordon joke only works if you've seen Flash Gordon. And it also made sense in the context of the story. It didn't feel too forced.

That's why I really like Regular Show. All their references feel organic to the story, and just because you've never seen The Warriors, that doesn't make the story about Mordecai getting chased by a street gang, hard to understand. But it does make it funnier.

So hopefully the references won't be in your face, and more of a organic feel to them.

juniperjones
Apr 27, 2012


Android Blues posted:

I liked how it felt somewhat less mean than the pilot. Rick and Morty get along a bit better, and the solutions they find to their problems are actually weirdly cool and (sort of?) pacifistic. I was totally expecting the hammer to drop on, "oh, yeah, that dimensional portal actually leads to a gigantic pool of lava, you won't be seeing those guys again", but the show wound up being less cynical and cruel than I expected it to be.

That's good. I'm really tired of shows that are nothing but cynical and cruel. I can't stand American Dad anymore and Family Guy has been dead to me since 2007.

Chairman Mao
Apr 24, 2004

The Chinese Communist Party is the core of leadership of the whole Chinese people. Without this core, the cause of socialism cannot be victorious.

So this show is fun and actually pretty funny and one of the best cartoons currently on the air. Never would have guessed.

Caesar Saladin
Aug 15, 2004

√į¬ü¬•¬Ė

I thought this show was totally hilarious, I loved both episodes and found them fantastic all the way through. The sense of humor really appeals to me and its hilarious to me that Sarah Chalke is playing the mother in this.

Punch Card
Sep 13, 2005

by Ralp


Yeah this show is actually hilarious and I'll be recommending it to people.

max4me
Jun 15, 2003

by FactsAreUseless


I m glad they stop having rick belch everything.

The old A&B subplot formate worked well. In fact you could tell Rick knew it was a bad idea but did it to just get his son in law off his back.

I cant tell if rick supose to be crazy or amoral. most of his actions have a motive and in the polite he talked about his "work" but does the show go into what his work is or the goal is working towards?

The only sore spot for me was making morty's dad stupid. I liked the polite when he kept trying to imply horse heart surgery isnt real. But him peeing on the guns and not understanding what the hair cut was, kinda turned me off. That I kept waiting for archer to show up.

ultramiraculous
Nov 12, 2003

~Yogurt Enemas~




Grimey Drawer

max4me posted:

I cant tell if rick supose to be crazy or amoral. most of his actions have a motive and in the polite he talked about his "work" but does the show go into what his work is or the goal is working towards?

Pretty clearly amoral. He knows what he's doing and doesn't care. I mean he's willfully keeping his grandson out of school when Morty clearly needs to be there. Any "craziness" is just that he's kinda a single-minded sociopath who doesn't really care about what's best for anyone else as long as he gets to achieve whatever his goals are.

Android Blues
Nov 22, 2008



ultramiraculous posted:

Pretty clearly amoral. He knows what he's doing and doesn't care. I mean he's willfully keeping his grandson out of school when Morty clearly needs to be there. Any "craziness" is just that he's kinda a single-minded sociopath who doesn't really care about what's best for anyone else as long as he gets to achieve whatever his goals are.

Well, he also has a firm belief that school is no good for you and rots your brain, so although he does seem amoral in other ways, he seems to see keeping Morty out of school as doing him a genuine favour.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



I think my absolute favorite part of the episode has to be the idea that the whole dream thing happened because Morty got Rick to watch Inception. Rick hated it so much that he invents a dream entering machine just to show Morty how stupid the whole thing is.

WickedHate
Jul 31, 2013

by Lowtax


Android Blues posted:

Well, he also has a firm belief that school is no good for you and rots your brain, so although he does seem amoral in other ways, he seems to see keeping Morty out of school as doing him a genuine favour.

He also could have been just saying that to convince Morty and/or his parents, though.

muscles like this? posted:

I think my absolute favorite part of the episode has to be the idea that the whole dream thing happened because Morty got Rick to watch Inception. Rick hated it so much that he invents a dream entering machine just to show Morty how stupid the whole thing is.

"If that's confusing, well, so is everyone's favorite movie."

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An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


HOW TYPICAL! I know, that's going to get old (years from now). Keep up the great work over there. This should be a great show. Both episodes and the online adventure game have some really clever writing. Just stopping in and saying this show is great. The fact that they go throughout space and not just time makes out like a strange Doctor Who meets Back to the Future and I'm digging everything about it except the belching which seems like it was toned down for episode 2.

I need to keep working on my cartoon so I can have one of these threads one day!

Typical, what do you guys use to animate? I'm currently switching from Flash to Toon Boom and learning the rigging right now. I was wondering if you guys use something similar.

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