Classic Cable Cartoons & Sketches
RE-RUN THEATER continues it’s bold trek into the early years of Cable TV with
CLASSIC CABLE CARTOONS & SKETCHES.
morning TV comes full circle. When the kids who were glued to weekend
cartoon series of the 60s, 70s and 80s grew up, they did not lose their
love for twisted animation, surreal set design and frenetic pacing.
After the success of the movie HEAVY METAL it was clear that these
generations weren’t going to out grow their childhoods. What the
broadcast networks didn’t see, the cable channels did, creating content
for adult children. A new wave of garage entertainment flourished in
the long shadow of underground cartoons. Now instead of relying on film
festivals, aspiring sketch artists and animators could vie for the big
time of cable TV. Often times aping the styles of yesteryear, other
times utilizing new, raw, punk (cheap) animation techniques, sometimes
even re-using characters from long forgotten series (that were owned by
the networks) in new, hilarious ways; an alternate universe of colorful,
sometimes sick and twisted insanity emerged and grew. Simultaneously
the R-rated stations like HBO and Showtime started producing edgy,
uncensored answers to long running sketch comedy institutions like SNL
and The Tonight Show.
From MTV’s Liquid Television to the Cartoon
Network and Adult Swim, we at RE RUN have compiled a dizzying roller
coaster of gut ripping hilarity and mind melting psychedelia. You name
it, we’re LIKELY showing a bit of it: AEON FLUX, MR. SHOW, AQUA TEEN
HUNGER FORCE, SEALAB 2021, BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD…you get the idea.
Those new to these programs and those who’ve watched them hundreds of
times are still going to have trouble not hyperventilating or having a
seizure before this event is over. Parental discretion is STRONGLY