With the rampant popularity of animated shows such as South Park, Family Guy, and American Dad (not to mention the entirety of Adult Swim, for that matter), its fair to say that the notion that cartoons are only for kids has long been put to pasture.
Ever since its debut back in 1990, Spike and Mikes Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation has been the flagship event in the proliferation of outlandish cartoons, and helped launch the careers of such toon tastemakers as Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead), Trey Parker and Matt Stone (South Park), and Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls).
The highly lauded nationwide festival is screening through Wednesday, April 6 at Film Bar, 815 North Second Street, and will boast more than just adult-oriented animation. This years edition also includes a segment entitled New Generation Animation, which features the crème de la crème of cartoons from across the globe.
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