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Off the Air is a television series on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim. Off the Air premiered in the United States, unannounced, on January 1, 2011. The show is created by editor Dave Hughes, and produced by Hughes' company, Million Monkeys Inc.

Overview

Off the Air premiered in the United States in Adult Swim's "DVR Theater", unannounced, on January 1, 2011. The series lacks storylines and plots, and consist only of a collection of animations, internet videos, and archival footage, which are held loosely together by a theme. Although no episodes of the series are currently available on DVD, iTunes, or the "Build Your Own DVD" section on Adult Swim.com, all episodes were made permanently available on Adult Swim Gold section on Adult Swim Gold.

In a May 2011 bump, Adult Swim announced that further episodes of Off the Air will be produced.

Adult Swim aired a marathon of 5 episodes on the evening of November 5, 2011, to help transition out of Daylight Saving Time

Episodes

Season 1 (2011-12)

1. "Animals"

  • Jan 1, 2011
  • Visual
    • The Big Bounce - footage from the Prelinger Archives
    • El hombre y la Tierra - footage from RTVE
    • "Zodiac Shit" - by Adam Fuchs
    • Cows and Zebras - by Taras Hrabowsky
      • commissioned for Off The Air
    • Meow Mix - by Cyriak Harris
    • Triple Jump - footage from Tugboat and the East Japan Railway Co.
    • "The Music Scene" - by Anthony F. Shepperd
    • Cheese rolling - by SoGlos
    • 3D credits by Adam Bruneau
      • commissioned for Off The Air
  • Audio
    • "Baltihorse" - by Dan Deacon
    • "Zodiac Shit" - by Flying Lotus
    • "Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel" - by Atlas Sound
    • "The Music Scene" - by Blockhead
    • "Star Spangled Banner" - by Black Lips

2. "Food"

  • May 25, 2011
  • Visual
    • The Big Bounce - footage from the Prelinger Archives
    • Think Globally, Act Locally - by William Larson
    • Title sequence by Dax Norman
      • commissioned for Off The Air
    • Digestive system - by Flix Productions Medical Animation
      • commissioned for Off The Air
    • The Huber Experiments - Vol 1 - by Erik and Matthew Huber
    • Unabomber Speckles - by R. Land
    • Western Spaghetti - by PES
    • "We Want Your Soul" - by Happy
    • Something - by Cyriak Harris
    • Ecological Apple - by Andreas Soderberg
    • Oyster Vision - by Coral Morphologic
    • Automato - by Bill Feinup and Barry Kudrowitz
  • Audio
    • "Quick Canal" - by Atlas Sound ft. Lætitia Sadier
    • "Bruschotti" - by Longmont Potion Castle
    • "The Flying Nun" - by 9 Lazy 9
    • "We Want Your Soul" - by Adam Freeland
    • "Let's All Go To The Lobby" - by Filmack Studios

3. "Dance"

  • Sep 3, 2011
  • Visual
    • The Big Bounce - footage from the Prelinger Archives
    • Involuntaries 4 - by Foofwa d'Imobilité, Vea Lucca, and Alan Sondheim
    • "Buchstabe" - by Knorkator
    • Title sequence by Mark Phillips
      • commissioned
    • Modern Daydreams 1: Deere John - by Mitchell Rose and BodyVox, music by William Goodrum
    • "Protective Cover (The Condom Song)" - by Nrityanjali Academy
    • Indian Dancing Prank - by Christian von Nathusius
    • Angry Industrial Dancer in Little Saigon - by Duy Huu Luu, aka Tank Nine
    • "Tush It" - by Liam Lynch
    • "Vessel (Four Tet Remix)" - by Bison
    • Peacock Spider - by Jurgen Otto
    • Robots Dancing - by Jean-Charles Bazin and Young Cheol Lee
  • Audio
    • "Buchstabe" - by Knorkator
    • "5 AM (I Love My Haters)" - by Clams Casino
    • "Protective Cover (The Condom Song)" - by the India HIV/AIDS Alliance
    • "Electrohead" - by Combichrist
    • "Tush It" - by Liam Lynch
    • "Vessel (Four Tet Remix)" - by Jon Hopkins
    • "Woof Woof" - by Dan Deacon
    • "She's Hot" - by Clams Casino

4."Space"

  • Nov 5, 2011
  • Visual
    • Freedom 7 footage - from NASA and the Internet Archives
    • Porculpa - by Lyn Hagan
    • Title sequence by Adam Fuchs
      • commissioned
    • Toy Robot in Space! - by James Trosh
    • Giant Leap - by Kyle Botha
    • Zeroing - by Andrey Nepomnyaschev
    • Space Ghost designed by Alex Toth, voiced by George Lowe
    • HELL/????? - by David OReilly
    • In Saturn's Rings - by Stephen Van Vuuren
    • Noisebox in Space - by 12foot6
    • "A Glorious Dawn" - by John Boswell
    • "Quantum Leap" - by Thomas de Rijk
    • Apollo 11 footage - from NASA and Spacecraft Films
  • Audio
    • "The Grey Ship" - by EMA
    • "Terra Incognita" - by Atlas Sound
    • "A Glorious Dawn" - from the Symphony of Science ft. Carl Sagan
    • "Quantum Leap" - by Slugabed and Planet Mu
    • "Decollage" - by Les Balayeurs du désert

5. "Body"

  • Jun 1, 2012
  • Visual
    • cords (hear us and have mercy) - by Sara Lundberg, performed by Linda Ohlin, Carina Aronsson, Gustav Nordlander, and Carl Slettengren
    • Visible Human Project - from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
    • "All Ways" - by Color Chart
    • Take This Pill - by David Firth
    • going to the store - by David Lewandowski
    • Hot Dog Hustle - by Thomas Hunter
    • SyncBody - by Daihei Shibata, art by Hiroshi Sato
    • Sossidge Arms - animated by Chriddof
    • GoPro on a Hula Hoop - by Nick Saik
    • Amalgamide Tide - by Taras Hrabowsky
    • Stinks - by Glogman Johns
    • 15 Denier - by Harry Handyside
  • Audio
    • "Quitter's Raga" - by Gold Panda
    • "All Ways" - by Corduroi
    • "Little Ships" - by Jean-Jacques Perrey
    • "PLMS_IV_D" - by Yaporigami and +MUS
    • "Baby's Arms" - by Kurt Vile
    • "Pigsy in Space" - from Journey to the West

Season 2 (2012-13)

6. "Falling"

  • Aug 28, 2012
  • Visual
    • Experience Human Flight - by Infinity Lift
    • Falling to Hell - by Devin Flynn
      • commissioned
    • "My Machine" - by Daniels
    • Giant 6 ft. Water Balloon - by Gavin Free
    • Hövding in Action - from Hövding
    • In The Fall - by Steve Cutts
    • Valse Statique et la Theorie du Combo - by Maxime Bruneel
    • Fugue/Trampoline - performed by Yoann Bourgeois for ZAT! Montpellier
    • Derty Falling - by Taras Hrabowsky
  • Audio
    • "The Vision" - by Ian Brody
    • "My Machine" - by Battles ft. Gary Numan
    • "Lo Lindora" - by Kodak to Graph
    • "New Direction" - by Black Lips
    • "Oceanview" - by Atlas Sound
    • "Coming Down" - by Dum Dum Girls

7. "Color"

  • Oct 30, 2012

8. "Nightmares"

  • Dec 22, 2012

9. "Light"

  • Oct 1, 2013

Season 3 (2013-14)

10. "Nature"

  • Dec 31, 2013

11. "Robots"

  • Jan 7, 2014

12. "Worship"

  • Apr 22, 2014

Season 4 (2014-15)

13. "Hair"

  • Sep 2, 2014

14. "Sports"

  • Dec 3, 2014

15. "Death"

  • Dec 30, 2014

16. "Transportation"

  • Jan 6, 2015

Season 5 (2015)

17. "Liquid"

  • Jul 21, 2015

18. "Conflict"

  • Oct 27, 2015

19. "Holes"

  • Nov 24, 2015

20. "NEWNOW"

  • Dec 29, 2015

Season 6 (2016)

21. "Shapes"

  • May 24, 2016

22. "Clowns"

  • Sep 20, 2016


Specials

  • "Dan Deacon: U.S.A."
    • Jul 6, 2013
  • "Seramthgin"
    • Nov 1, 2014
  • "Dan Deacon: When I Was Done Dying"
    • Mar 24, 2015

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