Tyler, the Creator's Trailer for His New Adult Swim Animated Series Takes us on a Tour to Walla Walla

by Flaunt Intern

Tyler, the Creator and Odd Future's L-Boy teamed up to create The Jellies animated series and shared a new trailer teasing the series this week. The new trailer takes us on a tour of the city of Walla Walla, where human Cornell Jelly lives with his adopted jellyfish family. Additionally, Tyler tweeted@tylerthecreator that "85% of the music [was] scored by" him. Adult Swim has been no stranger to housing many quaint and hip-hop-infused shows, so it's only right for The Jellies to find its home there. 

The Jellies first exclusively featured on the GOLF Media app with the main character, Cornell Jelly, as a white kid, but was changed to a Black kid for Adult Swim. During a Q&A session at Comic Con to promote the series earlier this year, Tyler was asked why Cornell was black now.  

“‘Why you make him black?’ Why can’t niggas have anything, man? How many fuckin’ black cartoon characters is it on TV right now? Name five. I’ll give you time. It is none. They cancelled Static Shock, nobody remember Fillmore, like we don’t got shit… So I said, fuck that, we about to make this nigga black, and he ain’t got no guns, he ain’t shoot no fucking basketball, and he a fucking goober, and we gon’ put him on TV. And he’s the lead character, he ain’t the comic relief, he ain’t the sidekick, he the lead nigga.”

2017 has been a grand year for Tyler as he dropped his Flower Boy album, collaborated with Converse One Star, and showed us his odd, yet exciting interests in Viceland's Nuts and Bolts. Catch Tyler's latest project, The Jellies, on Adult Swim on October 22.


Written by Kelly An