Hard-Drinking Toons

(Above: Dallas & Robo. Source: YouTube screenshot)

It’s going to be a good summer for fans of adult animation — and boozy female cartoon characters — with the debuts of Dallas & Robo on YouTube Red (soon to become YouTube Premium) and Disenchantment on Netflix.

First up on Wednesday, May 30: Dallas & Robo, an eight-episode buddy comedy about dysfunctional space truckers Dallas Moonshiner (Kat Dennings), a hard-drinking ex-stock car racer, and Robo (John Cena), described as a “hulking A.I. with a sensitive side.”

Dallas & Robo is produced by ShadowMachine, the company behind Netflix’s Bojack Horseman.

Speaking of Netflix, Disenchantment will arrive on Friday, August 17. This 10-episode fantasy comedy will be the third series ever produced by none other than Matt Groening of The Simpsons and Futurama fame.

Like Dallas & RoboDisenchanted features a hard-drinking female as one of its key characters. She’s a young princess named Bean (Abbi Jacobson), who undergoes medieval misadventures with her “feisty elf companion” Elfo (Nat Faxon) and her “personal demon” Luci (Eric Andre).

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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