From a crazy billboard installation in LA to a staged spaceship crash in NYC, Adult Swim has gone to great lengths promoting Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s gonzo new sci-fi/comedy series Rick & Morty. That trend continues with this 90-second promo announcing Rick & Morty Season 1 on DVD and Blu-Ray, which consists of puppet versions of Rick, Morty and fan-favorite Mr. Meeseeks in addition to a full size Meeseeks bodysuit.
Yeah, it’s a commercial, but it’s a creative and entertaining one. Did Adult Swim bribe us to post this or send us an advanced copy? …well, no, but we’d certainly except such lavish gifts if anyone from marketing is out there listening to this. Seriously, though, if you’ve never seen Rick & Morty, do yourself a favor and check it out. Aside from the two main characters being a twisted spin on Doc Brown and Marty McFly from Back to the Future , the series is wickedly hilarious with some of the wackiest story lines you’re likely to find on late night television.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
From comedic masterminds Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland comes Rick and Morty: The Complete First Season Blu-ray and DVD. Adult Swim’s newest series follows the adventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, who returns after 20 years to live with his daughter, her husband, and their children Morty and Summer. All 11 episodes of the hilariously frantic comedy will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, on October 7th. featuring a unique slip case designed by the show creators themselves. Each release (2 discs on DVD, and 1 disc on Blu) will include Episode Commentaries and Animatics, but the BD version will also provide UltraViolet digital copies of the episodes as well.