Our favorite online stop-motion animator Lee Hardcastle is at it again, this time bringing his claymation skills to the world of Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” ahead of its third season return on July 30th.
Flickering in and out as if we’re watching one of the parallel universes within the show, watch as Morty is attacked by the infamous clown in Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist; Rick awakens Morty’s head in a spoof of Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator; and Rick comes to pick up Gizmo from Morty in a nod to Gremlins. There’s even a bonus episode that sends the duo back to space in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Oddesy.
“Rick and Morty” is Adult Swim’s most scientifically accurate animated comedy. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, it catalogs the bizarre misadventures of a bored scientific genius/drunkard and his socially awkward grandson, Morty. Their exploits tend to have unintended consequences for Morty’s dysfunctional family, especially his unfailingly mediocre father, Jerry.