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Cartoon Profile: The Boondocks

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Title
The Boondocks The Boondocks The Boondocks
Released
28 TV Episodes(15 for season 1, 13 for season 2) 28 TV Episodes(15 for season 1, 13 for season 2)
Dates
Nov 6, 2005–March 19, 2006(Season 1) February 2007
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Oct 8, 2007–Feb 4, 2008(Season 2)  
Company
Dong Woo Animation, Rebel Base, Adelaide, Sony Pictures Ent. Madhouse(season 2), Animax(Japanese broadcast)
Creator
Aaron McGruder  
Director
Various(Anthony Bell, Joe Horne, Seung Eun Kim, Lesean Thomas)  
Genre
Comedy, Satire Comedy, Satire
Characters
Ed Wuncler III  
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Ed Wuncler Sr.  
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Gin Rummy  
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Cartoon Characters: The Boondocks

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Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Ed Wuncler III --?-- Riley Freeman --?--
Ed Wuncler Sr. --?-- Robert "Granddad" Freeman --?--
Gin Rummy --?-- Sarah DuBois --?--
Huey Freeman --?-- Tom DuBois --?--
Jazmine DuBois --?-- Uncle Ruckus --?--

Cartoon Description: The Boondocks

Notice: The Boondocks is not Japanese animation! It is a cartoon produced in the US. However, because it has a style that is heavily influenced by anime, I have decided to include it on this site. Also, the creator (Aaron McGruder) is admittedly a huge fan of anime and there are also subtle references in episodes to shows such as Samurai Champloo and s-CRY-ed. If you're one of those hard-core anime purists who can't stand seeing a non-anime series on a site dedicated to Japanese animation, then just press the Back button on your web browser and pretend like you were never here.

Based on Aaron McGruder's popular and subversive comic strip, The Boondocks finally adapts the satirical misadventures of two young African American brothers named Huey and Riley Freeman. Currently living in the upscale neighborhood of Woodcrest (after moving away from Southside Chicago) with their "Granddad" Robert Freeman.

Despite their young age, the two kids share some pretty adult issues. Huey is a ten-year old black radical obsesses with spreading subversive ideas about history, politics, and society, and Riley is his younger brother, who is also obsessed with the Gangsta Rap lifestyle. The show is a biting no-holds barred satire, with commentary on life, society, culture, and race from both sides of the spectrum. It's a show that will make you think just as much as it'll make you laugh.

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