The New Adult Cartoons

Animation isn’t just for kids anymore. “A host of new, cutting-edge animated shows is set to debut this year and next. Many of them feature brash characters and dysfunctional families, as well as story lines that poke fun at societal and cultural taboos. The new shows, also on such cable channels as Showtime and the Sci Fi Channel, along with the earlier success of “The Simpsons,” “South Park” and Adult Swim’s “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” prove that TV animation – once dismissed as kids’ stuff – is finally being taken seriously.”