Words by Erin Hansen-McKnight/Jesse Serwer
Major Lazer fans everywhere are rejoicing today as the group’s long-awaited self-titled cartoon is being premiered on the FXX network at midnight tonight. The cartoon promises a strange (and maybe trippy) cast of characters that evoke the spirit of the group’s high energy and inventive visual aesthetics while paying homage to their favorite eighties cartoons.
The cast led by Jamaican superhero and rasta commando “Major Lazer”– voiced by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje of Oz and Lost fame– will feature a sorted bunch: rapper Riff Raff, Oscar winner JK Simmons, comedian Andy Samberg and Vampire Weekend frontman, Ezra Koenig, as a “vegan vampire.”
In the spirit of the cartoon’s release today, and as a recollection of our own childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons, we compiled a list of the ten most unforgettable cartoons based on musicians.