Black Dynamite (TV series)

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Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite.png
Title card used in the series
Created by
Written by
  • Carl Jones
  • Brian Ash
  • Scott Fuselier
  • Scott Sanders
  • Michael Jai White
Directed by
  • LeSean Thomas (supervising)
  • Young Ki Yoon (supervising)
  • Nathan Clesowich
  • Carl Jones
  • Kalvin Lee
  • Juno Lee
  • Jong-Sik Nam
  • Justin Ridge
  • Byung-San Park
Voices of
Theme music composer Adrian Younge
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Jon Steingart
  • Carl Jones
  • Jillian Apfelbaum
  • Brian Ash
Producer(s) Michael Jai White
Byron Minns
Scott Sanders[1]
Editor(s) Felipe Salazar
Running time 11 minutes (pilot only)
22 minutes
Production company(s) Ars Nova Entertainment
Titmouse (season 1)
N-BOMB SQUAD[2](season 2)
Cartoon Network Studios[2] (season 2)
MOI Animation (season 2)
Trigger (season 2 opening) Williams Street
Original channel Adult Swim Video (pilot episode)
Adult Swim
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original run Pilot episode:
August 8, 2011
July 15, 2012 – January 10, 2015
Preceded by Black Dynamite (2009 film)
External links

Black Dynamite is an American animated television series based on the 2009 film of the same name, although the series follows a separate continuity, with some back-references to the film. The series was announced shortly after the release of the film,[3][4] the 10-minute pilot episode was released on Adult Swim Video on August 8, 2011, and the full series premiered on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, on July 15, 2012.[5][6] Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley reprise their film roles as Black Dynamite, Bullhorn, Cream Corn and Honeybee, respectively.[7]

The animated series is produced by Ars Nova. Jon Steingart, Carl Jones and Jillian Apfelbaum are executive producers, with Brian Ash as co-executive producer. Scott Sanders, White and Minns are producers. Monica Jones is associate producer. LeSean Thomas is creative producer/supervising director. The original music is by Adrian Younge.

The series has been renewed for a second season, which premiered on October 18, 2014.[8][9] On February 6, 2015, the official Facebook page of the show announced the series will not be returning for a third season.


The show is predominantly a parody of and tribute to blaxploitation cinema. The show continues the story of Black Dynamite and his crew of Bullhorn, Cream Corn, and Honey Bee as they engage in dangerous and over-the-top misadventures sometimes involving African-American and Black stars such as Michael Jackson, when he was part of the Jackson 5, O. J. Simpson, Richard Pryor, Mr. T, Orphan Arnold, and Bob Marley and other celebrities such as Elvis Presley, as well as Black Dynamite's recurring nemesis President Richard Nixon, who was also the main villain from the film. The show makes references to the original Black Dynamite film, such as Fiendish Dr. Wu as the leader of a group of ninjas; the show follows its own continuity, as some characters from the film who were killed off are alive in the series.


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Pilot episode September 2, 2012
1 10 July 15, 2012 September 23, 2012
2 9 October 18, 2014 January 10, 2015


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  1. ^ Minovitz, Ethan (May 25, 2012). "AS Announces Largest Programming Schedule Ever". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "BLACK DYNAMITE EXPLODES BACK ONTO ADULT SWIM". Turner Pressroom. September 17, 2014. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ Boyle, Christopher (November 17, 2009). "Interview With Black Dynamite Composer/Editor Adrian Younge". NewsLi. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Paine, Jake (Feb 14, 2010). "Black Dynamite Releases To DVD, Announces Adult Swim Series". HipHopDX. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Arceneaux, Michael (Jul 22, 2011). "Black Dynamite Trailer Released". BET. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hurray! 'Black Dynamite' coming to Adult Swim". Kansas City Star. Apr 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ Carp, Jesse (Aug 11, 2011). "Watch Adult Swim's Black Dynamite Animated Pilot, You Jive Turkey". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Adult Swim’s ‘Black Dynamite’ Renewed For Second Season" Deadline (December 20, 2012)
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