Adult Swim Unveils Programming Plans for Annecy International Animation Film Festival


Adult Swim

BURBANK (May 28, 2024) - The global leader in adult animation, Adult Swim returns to Annecy International Animation Film Festival with a robust slate of first-looks, breaking news and special appearances that will spotlight what's to come in the world of Adult Swim.

• "Common Side Effects" Making-of Panel - Adult Swim will screen the entire first episode of the highly anticipated new series "Common Side Effects" exclusively at Annecy. After the world-premiere screening, co-creators Joe Bennett ("Scavengers Reign") and Steve Hely ("Veep," "American Dad!," "The Office"), will join Adult Swim President Michael Ouweleen, Head of Adult Animation Suzanna Makkos and Bandera Entertainment President Dustin Davis, for an in-depth conversation and Q&A about this special new series. From Executive Producers Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, "Common Side Effects" follows Marshall and Frances, two former high school lab partners who share a secret: Marshall has discovered the world's greatest medicine, a mushroom that can heal almost anything. But getting it out into the world won't be easy - the DEA, big pharma, and international businessmen are all on the chase to stop them. The half-hour serialized comedic thriller is produced by Bandera and Green Street Pictures. (Wednesday, June 12 at 5pm, Bonlieu - Petite salle)

• Adult Swim - Defying Expectations - Featuring appearances by Emmy-winning creator Genndy Tartakovsky ("Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal") and "SMILING FRIENDS" co-creators Zach Hadel and Michael Cusack, this can't-miss panel will offer first-looks at a collection of forthcoming Adult Swim content that will continue to defy expectations. Ouweleen and Makkos will join Adult Swim Head of Production Kelly Crews for a show-stopping panel filled with first looks and breaking news that will underscore the network's global dominance in adult animation. (Thursday, June 13 at 2pm, Impérial Palace - Salle de la Volière)

• Adult Animation at Warner Bros. Discovery - Studio Focus - Adult Swim, Max, and Warner Bros. Animation spotlight their strategy and efforts in the booming adult animation space. Ouweleen, Makkos, and Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation Peter Girardi will preview current and upcoming projects and share their team's strategies to ensure Warner Bros. Discovery remains the destination for adult animation. (Friday, June 14 at 12pm, Impérial Palace - Salle de la Volière)

• On the heels of its sophomore season debut on Adult Swim, the quarter-hour comedy "SMILING FRIENDS" was selected for official competition at this year's festival as well.


About Adult Swim

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically acclaimed, award-winning series such as "Rick and Morty," "Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal," "The Eric Andre Show," "SMILING FRIENDS," "My Adventures with Superman," and the upcoming series "Women Wearing Shoulder Pads" and "Common Side Effects." Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including "Ninja Kamui," "FLCL" and the upcoming series "Uzumaki" and "Lazarus." Adult Swim airs nightly from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel and reaches fans via Max. Connect with Adult Swim on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Subscribe to Adult Swim on YouTube.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, Max, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Film Group, Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit

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May 28, 2024 1:42pm ET by Pressparty  


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