During this month at the Cartoon Network Confidential, "Cartoon Network's best originals and outrageous animated shorts for discriminating adults" in New York City, an upcoming episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast titled "Kentucky Nightmare", the stealth pilots from December, Captain Linger, and an episode of Home Movies were screened for free.The screening was part of the Toyota Comedy Festival." Cartoon Network bought the original five UPN episodes and ordered eight more to complete the season.The series' first season was animated in Squigglevision, however, the later seasons were done in flash animation.Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Brak Show all premiered unannounced; While entertaining pitches for a variety of adult cartoons, Lazzo realized the potential for packaging them as a complete adult-focused block.
Thus, Adult Swim has become a source of conflict, with some saying that it is too controversial, while others noting that its ability to question the norm brings a level of surrealism and experimentalism that is welcome.Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law was the winner and the pilot was screened.The Leave It to Brak episode "War Next Door" and Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "The Justice Hole" were also screened, as well as clips to the episode "Sweet for Brak".The block features stylistically varied animated and live-action shows including original programming, syndicated series mainly consisting of Fox animated programming (namely King of the Hill, The Cleveland Show, American Dad!, Family Guy, and Bob's Burgers), short films, original video animation, and anime, generally with minimal or no editing for content.Adult Swim (stylized as [adult swim] and often abbreviated as [as] since 2003) is the adult-oriented nighttime programming block of the American children's cable network Cartoon Network and programmed by Williams Street Productions. Debuting in 2001, Adult Swim serves as the nighttime identity of Cartoon Network, and was established as alternative programming during the late night hours when Cartoon Network's primary target audience, children between the ages of 6–15, would normally be sleeping. Williams Street also produces Toonami which was itself a separate programming block but later merged as part of Adult Swim in 2012 and Miguzi.which had been shelved before airing on its original network, UPN.According to Linda Simensky, "We had a bunch of episodes to screen for Mike Lazzo and by only the second episode, he yelled, Buy it!Much of Adult Swim's general content is known for their experimental, risqué, unorthodox, crude, dry, and improvisational humor, along with purposefully cheap-looking animation, and often bizarre presentation.In 2005, the block was granted its own Nielsen ratings report from Cartoon Network due to targeting a separate demographic.