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Could intergalactic animation 'Rick and Morty' be the new 'Simpsons'?

This adult cartoon series, which began as a riff on a beloved movie, has grown into a phenomenon of its own

10 May 2020 - 00:00 By

Rick and Morty began in 2013 as a short, adult-themed animated spoof of Back to the Future. Creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland met during Channel 101, a nonprofit monthly short film festival in Los Angeles, co-founded by Harmon.

They created a short featuring characters named Rick and Morty - a mad-scientist, alcoholic inter-dimensional genius grandfather and his naïve, gullible, easily co-opted grandson. Neither of them is good at real life but they're both pretty good at intergalactic adventuring...

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