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Premiere August 8, 2011
Finale January 10, 2015
Seasons 2
Episodes 21

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Black Dynamite is an American animated television series on Adult Swim based on the 2009 spoof film Black Dynamite, 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, the 10-minute pilot episode was released on Adult Swim Video on August 8, 2011, and the full series premiered on on July 15, 2012. It ended on January 10, 2015 with a total of 21 episodes, including the 11 minute pilot. Most episodes of the show were rated TV-MA (akin to the R rating of the movie itself) for bloody, stylized violence, strong sexual references (including nudity, references to prostitution, and depictions of sex acts), and humor derived from racism and discrimination.

Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley reprise their film roles as Black Dynamite, Bullhorn, Cream Corn and Honey Bee, respectively. It was 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.

Premise

The show, set in the 1970s, is predominantly a parody of and tribute to blaxploitation cinema. The show continues the story of Black Dynamite, Bullhorn, Cream Corn, and Honey Bee as they engage in dangerous and over-the-top misadventures sometimes involving famous celebrities such as Michael Jackson, O. J. Simpson, Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Richard Pryor, Don Cornelius, Dick Clark, Spike Lee, Mr. T, Orphan Arnold, James Brown, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and Fred Rogers 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.

Cast

Main cast

Additional voices

  • Carlos Alazraqui - Helicopter Pilot
  • Tichina Arnold - Tinbee's Singing Voice
  • Erykah Badu - Fatback Taffy, Hoe Crows, Rita Marley, Wolf
  • Eric Bauza - The Fiendish Dr. Wu, Chinatown Assassin, R.A.C.I.S.T., Bill Cosby's Assistant, Dick Clark, Newscaster, Child, Reporter
  • Liz Benoit - Foxxy Mama
  • Tae Brooks - Michael Jackson
  • Corey Burton - Dennis Flynn, Mr. Rogers, Phil Drummond
  • Chance the Rapper - Bob Marley
  • Michael Colyar -
  • Affion Crockett - Joe Jackson
  • DeRay Davis - Ninja
  • John DiMaggio - Rip Tayles, Female Cop, J. Edgar Hoover, Human Horse, Gay People
  • Snoop Dogg - Leroy Van Nuys
  • Waka Flocka Flame - Waka Blocka Blaow
  • Godfrey - Al Sharpton
  • David Alan Grier - The Doctor
  • Eddie Griffin - Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney
  • Arsenio Hall - Tasty Freeze
  • Samuel L. Jackson - Captain Quinton
  • Carl Jones - Frank the John, Puppet Minion, Shark Victim, Stewie, Announcer, The Mayor of Beach City, Fred Berry, Teacher, Laughing Prisoner
  • Orlando Jones - Basehead, Flying Junkies, Stewie's Brother, Jim Kelly
  • Rochelle Jordan - Cindy Breakspeare
  • Sean Kingston - Dexter, Saint
  • Jonathan Kite - Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, James Bonds, News Reporter, Elvis Presley
  • Phil LaMarr - Muhammad Ali, Racer X
  • Lil Mo - The Voice
  • Luenell - Moms Mabley
  • Mel B - Connie Lingus
  • Hugh Moore - Pimp
  • Charlie Murphy - A Cat Named Rollo
  • Tim Blake Nelson - Chief Magellahorn, The Wicked Bitch of the West Side, Donald Sterling, Television Executive, Cracker Cop
  • Georgette Perna - Kids
  • Clifton Powell - Crenshaw the Slime, Daddy Dynamite
  • Donnell Rawlings - A Cat Named Rallo
  • Christopher "Kid" Reid - John the John, Sun Tzu, Black Lucky, Jamaica Labour Party Member
  • Kevin Michael Richardson - Melvin Van Peebles, Don Cornelius, Bill Cosby
  • Eddie Rouse - Spike Lee
  • J. B. Smoove - That Frog Kurtis, That Bastard Kurtis
  • Aries Spears - Laurence "Mr. T" Tureaud, O. J. Simpson
  • Cree Summer - Li'l Orphan Willis
  • Tiffany Thomas -
  • Greg Travis -
  • Tyler, the Creator - Broto
  • Jason Walden - Dennis Flynn
  • Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins - Pam Grier, Reverse Strip Club Owner
  • Billy West -
  • Denzel Whitaker - Donald the Accountant, Jermaine Jackson
  • Dennis L. A. White - Arnold's Stomach
  • Gary Anthony Williams - George Washington Carver III, Radio DJ, Reporter, Homo
  • Debra Wilson - Amazon Moon Bitch Leader, Lil' Orphan Penny, Eartha K.I.T.T., Euphoria, Li'l Orphan Arnold, Li'l Orphan Rodney King, Li'l Rodney Munchkins, Moorhead, Child Services Lady, Hotel Employee, Hoe Crows
  • Cedric Yarbrough - Chocolate Giddy-Up

See also