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I.C.Y.M.I.: The HAHA Awards - Vote For Your Favorite Adult Animated Show

HAHA Awards (Hilarious Animated Hulu Awards)

Greetings, fellow pop culture aficionados, and welcome to week 22 of our I.C.Y.M.I. (In Case You Missed It) blog series. Our museum may be temporarily closed to visitors based on guidance from public health officials to slow the spread of coronavirus, but we're still here to recap a handful of trending tidbits from the past week(s) in popular culture, in case you missed them.

Last week, we led with Hamilton's debut on Disney+. This week, we begin by spotlighting the inaugural HAHA Awards. Read on!


Hulu Introduces The HAHA Awards

The Simpsons. Family Guy. Archer. Rick and Morty. Bob's Burgers. That's just a smattering of the animated television shows aimed at adult audiences that have impacted popular culture the last few decades. Clearly, cartoons aren't just meant for children anymore, so Hulu, which houses the largest selection of adult animated shows on the interweb, has decided it's time to give that genre some official recognition.

This past week, the streaming service launched a campaign for the first-ever HAHAs (Hilarious Animated Hulu Awards), asking fans to vote for their favorite shows across 10 total categories, including Best Show, Best Talking Pet, Most Insulting Insult, Best Dance Performance, Best Fart Performance, and more.

Voting is open now through Sunday, July 19 over at Hulu.com/HAHA with winners to be announced Thursday, July 23. 


Michael Myers Returns in Halloween Kills Teaser

One of everyone's favorite horror villains will soon return to the big screen. A teaser for Halloween Kills, a sequel to 2018's Halloween, was released this past week and the movie looks to pick up where the 2018 film left off; with Laurie Strode leaving slasher Michael Myers in a burning house. The new clip shows a series of fire trucks rushing to handle the home in flames, and perhaps save Myers, as Strode shouts out, "let him burn!"

John Carpenter, who handles the film's score, shares that Halloween Kills' release, which was originally set for this October, will be pushed to October 15, 2021 on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the teaser above to hold you over!


The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady

Kid Cudi and Eminem dropped a new song this week, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady," marking the first time the two rappers have collaborated on a track. The lyric video, embedded above, features the two hip-hop artists as animated characters—Moon Man and Slim Shady—with verses touching on current events like the COVID-19 pandemic and police brutality, among other topics.


Seattle Black Film Festival 2020

Locally, the Seattle Black Film Festival celebrates its 17th year this weekend as festivities flow online to langstonseattle.org/sbff, where more than 30 films will be featured July 10-12. On top of the film screenings, SBFF will host a couple of workshops aimed at artists, educators, and creators, including "The Storyteller's Toolkit" and "Black Media Literacy in the Age of Black Lives Matter." There's no tickets required, but donations to LANGSTON, a local nonprofit, are encouraged. 


What Else To Catch Up On This Weekend

  • Here at MoPOP, we presented a nostalgic playlist full of "one-hit wonders," a perfect piece of content for your socially-distanced hangouts this weekend.
  • Members of the MoPOP curatorial team launched a movie review series, starting with some playful analysis of Steven Spielberg's classic Indiana Jones flick Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • To celebrate 20 years of MoPOP, we're rolling out 20 of our nonprofit museum's most notable milestones, beginning with a feature on our collection's very first artifact.
  • Our Riot Grrrl retrospective series continued this week, as leaders of the punk movement discuss their non-traditional approach to music.
  • And for the horror buffs, don't forget to register for next Friday's It's Coming From Inside the House! watchalong. We'll be joined by special guest Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer of some of the most exciting titles in modern comics, including the Carol Danvers rebranding as Captain Marvel, the Eisner-nominated Pretty Deadly, and Bitch Planet. Kelly Sue selected this month's film, Tremors, a loving nod to the creature features that dominated cinema projectors in the 1950s and a fantastic touchstone in Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon games.

What'd We Miss?

Now that we've filled you in on a few things, what do you feel we failed to mention? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up with a suggestion on social media. We'll look to include your ideas in our next edition of I.C.Y.M.I.


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