'Black Dynamite' The Animated Series Premieres TONIGHT, July 15, At 11:30pm

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 15, 2012 2:36 PM
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With this and The Boondocks returning for a 4th season, although a specific date hasn't been given yet, Adult Swim will become the choice TV location to go to for black anime for adults.

A reminder that Black Dynamite the animated series, based on the cult 2009 feature film by Scott Sanders, starring Michael Jai White, will begin airing on Adult Swim TONIGHT, Sunday, July 15th, at 11:30PM.

Carl Jones, a member of the creative team behind the The Boondocks is behind the project, which "further chronicles the exploits of the central character, ex-CIA agent and full-time ladies man Black Dynamite, and his crew as they avenge the death of Black Dynamite's brother against kung-fu masters, drug-dealing pimps and The Man and his crew."

In addition to Jai White, listen for the voices belonging to Eddie GriffinTommy DavidsonKym Whitley and Byron Minns.

This should be fun!

Read Jasmin's interview with the cast and crew HERE if you missed it.

Watch the trailer for the new series embedded below:

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10 Comments

  • CareyCarey | July 16, 2012 8:16 PMReply

    Am I THE ONLY ONE?! I mean, why didn't somebody tell me about Boondocks? Listen, not that it's returning for it's 4th season, but I have never seen one episode! That's right, Mr Blabber Mouth who runs his mouth incessantly on all thangs related to black cinema, had not watched 5 seconds of the award winning program. WHY? Well, maybe it's because when I have my remote channel changer in my hands (I call it the zapper) I zap by Adult Swim and black anime for adults faster than I do FOX news. That's right, they get no play from me. But last night, after finishing my dinner of lasagna. mustard, collards and turnip greens and watching BET's Sunday's Best, I looked up and this guy Peter Popoff, a German American televangelist and self-proclaimed prophet and faith healer, was on my screen pimping and pandering black folks. I couldn't zap his ass fast enough. A commerial for Black Dynamite took it's place. I looked and listened and then a rerun of Boondocks ( EPISODE 9: A DATE WITH THE BOOTY WARRIOR was on full display. Let me tell y'all, timeless hilarity! The writing is tight, genuine and all that good sh*t. I mean, I can't find the words to express all the finer points of that series, but it's diffenitely "rich", engaging and funny as hell. In that genre, it's probably the best thang smokin' -- that I've ever seen. Aside from the superb writing, the voice-overs felt so real and natural. In other words, the actors were wearing those parts in a convincing and uncontrived manner. Look, if truth be told and Carl Jones, a member of the creative team behind the The Boondocks, is behind this project -- Black Dynamite -- this black man is ALL IN. On the other hand, while I was watching Boondocks, my lady was in another room "UGHing" and "WTH(ing)" and "SHH" and said, "what is that mess you're watching... they're bleeping out ever other word so it can't be any good. And did I here something about somebody wanting somebodie's booty? Carey, what the hell are you watching?". *LOL* So it looks like I'll be watching Boondocks and Black Dynamite when she's not around.

  • JMac | July 17, 2012 6:10 PM

    I was a big fan of Boondocks the comic strip, but just a regular fan of the cartoon show. I think the show is not as acerbic/witty and is too comedic at times but I understand they need to appeal to a bigger audience. Unfortunately it does seem like Riley's character gets more attention from fans of the show rather than Huey - similar to the J.J. vs. Florida/James Evans battle. Nevertheless, the show grew on me eventually. Don't agree with everything in them but I get where McGruder's coming from. In the "good ole days," the only way I could read the Boondocks strip was to swipe my sister's newspaper from Atlanta. It ran briefly in my hometown but was replaced with something more tame. Luckily I was able to read some back issues online years later. I did watch Black Dynamite and may watch again but I expected it to be like the movie and it clearly isn't, lol. It may grow on me too.

  • CareyCarey | July 16, 2012 10:40 PM

    In other words JMac, I had never engaged in conversation with anyone in respect to Boondocks -- NEVER, believe that. But I can't say that again b/c we're talking and the two little kids showed up and got in grown folk's business. *lol* And snotty nose Carl said "Keep the heat on him", whatever in the hell that means *lmbao*. And he said "he does it all the time to posters here". Whatever in the hell that means *LMAO*. So JMac, call the law b/c these guys are killing me.

  • CareyCarey | July 16, 2012 10:19 PM

    No JMac, of course I knew they were around (I saw a few spoofs -- here and there -- and I heard they did a Tyler Perry vs Spike thang) but I didn't know the quality of the program nor what it was about (i.e. political satire, straight humor, sarcasm, etc) . As I said, I had never watched it. On a similar note, I have never watched The Boss (Starz channel), but since it was mentioned in a few awards programs, I'm watching every episode tonight. Btw, are you a fan boondocks and do you plan on watching Black Dynamite?

  • JMac | July 16, 2012 9:30 PM

    I don't believe for one second that you never knew Boondocks was on the air. So no one ever mentioned the Dick-riding Obama Will.I.Am spoof video, the Tyler Perry episode, the episode where MLK wakes up out of a coma and leaves black America for Canada? Do not believe it.

  • Carl | July 16, 2012 8:54 PM

    Good copy & paste job. Or are you admitting you act obnoxious for attention like a fucking child? Either way, fuck off! :) @SonofBaldwin Keep the heat on. He does it all the time to posters here.

  • CareyCarey | July 16, 2012 8:50 PM

    Killer of Sheep was shot on location in Watts in a series of weekends on a budget of less than $10,000. Great accomplishment. Are you behind that film? If it was an Italian film from 1953, we would have every scene memorized. I mean, what the Italian neorealists accomplished in the years after World War II, Burnett, a one-man African American brotha man achieved with Killer of Sheep. He gave a culture, a people, a nation new images of themselves. So SonOfBaldwin, what did you want to talk about? Or did you come here today, simply to continue swinging on my nutsack? You know (sure you do) you're fast becoming my #1 fan. Keep up the good work and I love you too.

  • SonofBaldwin | July 16, 2012 8:24 PM

    Nobody cares about your pointless and long-winded "life stories". Maybe one day you'll actually say something insightful enough for us to care what you think. I know you're going to reply back with another one of your moronic homophobic insults, but they don't phase me. You know why? Because you and I both know you're the scum of the earth. Now, go continue bashing artful works by black filmmakers while praising poorly made and written Tyler Perry trash, since you can supposedly "relate" to it more than a film like "Killer of Sheep". Pathetic.

  • marsha | July 16, 2012 9:28 AMReply

    This was not a continuation of the movies theme this was an insult to Michael Jackson!

  • SHUTYOMOUTH | July 16, 2012 6:39 PM

    SHUTYOMOUTHMARSHA you're an insult to mj because u dont know if he would have liked it or not. This ep was dope. And if u cant see tht then ur an idiot.

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