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Adult Swim’s ’12 oz. Mouse’ coming to Showmax this August

Adult Swim is adding the American surreal humour and psychological animated thriller, ’12 oz. Mouse’, to Showmax this August.

Adult Swim’s ’12 oz. Mouse’ co

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Adult Swim is known for many things, including having plenty of idiosyncratic, off-the-cuff, multi-award-winning content. This August, the Adult Swim corner on Showmax adds seasons 1, 2 and 3 of the American surreal humour and psychological animated thriller, 12 oz. Mouse, to its list of unconventional shows.

About 12 oz. Mouse

Mouse Fitzgerald is an unapologetic drunken mouse with a background in espionage and a complete lack of memory. As he is called, Fitz performs odd jobs, often with the help of his sidekick, a chinchilla named Skillet, as he tries to regain his memory. With Skillet by his side, Fitz begins to recover suppressed memories that he once had a wife and a child who have now vanished. This leads him to seek answers about his past and the shadowy forces that seem to be manipulating his world.

The sketch comedy created by Matt Maiellaro follows Fitz’s realization that nothing is quite as it seems. He suspects a sinister conspiracy appears to revolve around fields of “asprind” pills beneath the city and some coy characters’ attempt to control the nature of time and reality.

Your dose of off-beat animated series

Could everything just be a figment of Fitz’ imagination? Or is he bordering on … nuts?

Abandon all sense of self for Season 1,2, and 3 of 12 oz. Mouse, available on Showmax from 12 August, and get your dose of off-beat animated series that Adult Swim is known for.

Watch: Official Trailer

An Emmy nomination

Adult Swim launched in 2001and offers international event launches and shows such as Robot Chicken, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal and Rick and Morty, one of the most-watched series in South Africa in 2020.

Tartakovsky’s Primal won three Outstanding Achievement In Animation Awards at the 2020 Emmys, for storyboard artist Tartakovsky, art director Scott Wills, and character designer Stephen DeStefano. Now the second half has cracked a coveted nomination for Outstanding Animated Program at the 2021 Emmys, for the episode, Plague of Madness, which also won Best Directing at the 2021 Annie Awards, where Primal also took home Best General Audience Animated Production.