A new direct-to-video movie based on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” is on the way, according to series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro at the Adult Swim Festival. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and for digital purchase Nov. 8.
This is the second film adaptation of the 2000-15 series from Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, following 2007’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters that earned $5.5 million at the box office.
The film finds the Aqua Teens — the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the lovable Meatwad, and perverted neighbor Carl — splitting up but then getting back together to fight the corporate overlord Amazin, led by tech mogul, Neil (voiced by Peter Serafinowicz) and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer (Paul Walter Hauser).
Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm stars Carey Means as Frylock, Dana Snyder as Master Shake, and Willis as Meatwad. The film also stars Natasha Rothwell and Tim Robinson. The movie was written and directed by Willis and Maiellaro, and produced by Williams Street Productions.
Extras include an alternate cut, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a commentary track, deleted scenes and a music video.
“Maiellaro and I are excited to finally bring book IIV of the ‘Aqua Teen Plantasm’ series to the big screen that is little and inside your house. It’s funny and entertaining and it has colorful drawings that move about in a rapid fashion, but not so rapid as to cause seizures,” Willis said. “Luxuriate your eyes in our updated animation! Revel in the mature themes and coherent storytelling! This is not your grandad’s Aqua Teen! Also, this movie has no superheroes in it. That is the ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ guarantee: no superheroes! No star war stuff either. If you’re looking for a star war or a yoda, this is probably not the movie for you. Do you doubt me? Watch the movie. And if you don’t like it, you have no taste and your ‘hot take’ is not one to be trusted. I just trolled you, son. Now tweet @adultswim with your pointless rage. Bring the thunder!”
Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm will be available for streaming on HBO Max and will air on Adult Swim in 2023.