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Watch "Black Dynamite" Adult Swim Animated Series Pilot Episode Now!

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 8, 2011 2:18 AM
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Here's what Adult Swim is calling the unaired pilot for the upcoming Black Dynamite animated series (based on the cult 2009 feature film by Scott Sanders, starring Michael Jai White), which will air on Adult Swim in spring 2012.

In the episode, Black Dynamite takes on his childhood mentor and surrogate father: That Frog Kurtis, a Puppet TV educator turned super villain!

Watch below (note: if any playback problems head over to Adult Swim - HERE - to watch):

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4 Comments

  • Rich | October 26, 2011 5:34 AMReply

    You guys are coming at this with the wrong mindset and facts though. This is a spinoff of the movie which didn't spoof black people of the 70s but the horrible blaxploitation films of the 70s. It's supposed to be a fake blaxploitation film that plays on the horrible stereotypes of those films. So it's not a parody of black people in the 70s but a parody of what were technically parodies themselves back then. The way to get past those stereotypical films that showed black people in degrading ways in all seriousness is to make fun of that whole warped way of thinking and film making.

  • Kelea | August 12, 2011 8:57 AMReply

    Completely agree on all accounts James Madison. I've brought that point up about the Boondocks before.

  • James Madison | August 9, 2011 1:34 AMReply

    Good character designs, layouts and animation (TV style)

    Some funny bits on School House Rock.

    (And was that a young MJ @2:24? LOL)

    I must say that the playing on stereotypes, even in parody is done.

    I believe one of producer, Carl Jones, was also involved with The Boondocks, a show that had social commentary to go along with the stereotypes, but unfortunately I think the message was over the heads of many and they saw the comedy only.

    Not saying that every film/piece of entertainment should have a message or just can't be straight out funny, but it would be nice to get something a bit different at times than the "jive, unintelligent, loud" content that is 95% associated with the 70's and people of color.

  • Neziah | August 8, 2011 11:20 AMReply

    I enjoyed it, this is going to be a great show.

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