Animated MAD

April 22nd, 2010 | Posted in General

Back a few months ago I wrote a post about a brightening future for MAD, citing that I knew about a few endeavors on the horizon that boded well for introducing MAD to a whole new audience, but couldn’t talk about quite yet.

Yesterday’s announcement of a new MAD animated series on the Cartoon Network was one of the things I was referring to. I can’t say more because the details about the production of the show and how it will incorporate MAD features is still confidential.

Regardless the announcement is great news for MAD. I’ll share more as I am allowed. Here is the part of the official press release that concerns the MAD show:

MAD: Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and using the iconic MAD magazine, published by DC Comics, as inspiration, MAD is an animated sketch-comedy series utilizing a chaotic mix of animation styles and twisted humor to pull back the curtain and expose the truth behind movies, TV shows, games, pop culture and, of course, curtains! Classic MAD magazine characters and features such as Alfred E. Neuman and Spy vs. Spy pop up, and no subject matter or individual will be safe from MAD‘s barrage of parodies and sketches. ¬¨‚ĆIn the end, viewers won’t get even, they’ll just get MAD! ¬¨‚ĆSam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the executive producer. ¬¨‚ĆKevin Shinick (Robot Chicken) and Mark Marek (KaBlam! The Andy Milonakis Show) are the producers.


  1. Mike Wade says:

    Will you be adding “Tom Richmond-Animator” to your resume’?

  2. Nate says:

    I can’t wait to find out what is in store for this. About time there was an animated MAD series! I’ve been saying that since I was a kid.

  3. Ed Meisinger says:

    Thanks for more encouraging MAD news! Hopefully, a MAD animated series will get more people interested in the magazine. 2010 is turning into an encouraging MAD year after a rough 2009.

  4. Lash LeRoux says:

    Great news, Tom! I especially love the fact that they mention movie parodies. I have always wanted to see MAD magazine style caricatured parodies of movies animated. (It would be really cool to see your work animated!) But I was always worried it would never happen due to the complex drawing involved in a caricature versus the simple lines used in most animation — which makes the process easier.

  5. Paul from Brooklyn says:

    Cartoon Brew has even more info (though seems like some of this may be rumor):

  6. Dan Dunn says:

    Hey Tom! When they have the party to celebrate the new series, they should hire me to paint Alfred E. That would make a sweet paintjam!

  7. Mark Engblom says:

    Great news for MAD! Nice to see DC/Warner get off their asses to promote MAD.

  8. julio cesar naranjo says:

    Hi Tom its a good news ill be very closely on the launching day to see it, it will be
    quite interesting all the MAD parody in motion. Take care


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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