Harold and Kumar Get Animated for Adult Swim

by | May 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM | TV News

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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Harold and Kumar have been to White Castle and Guantanamo Bay. Now they’re going to Adult Swim.

Adult Swim is developing an animated project based on the “Harold & Kumar” movies, the network said Tuesday. The project, which currently goes under the moniker “Untitled Animated Harold & Kumar Project,” is being produced by Lionsgate.

The network has also given the go-ahead to a pilot from “Community” creator Dan Harmon. Titled “Rick & Morty,” the half-hour project follows a “genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson, and the journeys in life they share.”

Other pilots given the nod by Adult Swim include “Colonel Wallace,’” about an eccentric Southern fried-chicken magnate; “Coffin Dodgers,” which follows the curmudgeonly residents of a suburban retirement home who “get into Animal House-style trouble”; “Green Bench: The American Day Dream,” about a group of friends with nebulous business plans; “Freestyle Love Supreme,” which centers on a bunch of rapping I.T. specialists; “King Star King,” about “a modern day he-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot”; and “Rolling With Dad,” from Seth Grahame-Smith of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and “The Hard Times of RJ Berger”‘s David Katzenberg. “Rolling With Dad” follows a brilliant disabled man as he struggles to deal with his much less intelligent family.