Cartoons aren't just for kids anymore thanks in part to rise of Adult Swim and primetime fare like The Simpsons, South Park and the endless supply of shows that FOX instinctively keeps giving to Seth MacFarlane. Just about every major animator and cartoon artist working today got their start as part of a traveling cavalcade of crazy cartoon known as Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation, which makes its triumphant return to Dallas's Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.) at 7:15 p.m. Friday with additional shows at 6 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. This year's stop includes some old favorites mixed in with new classics like Dumb Ways to Die, Path of Blood and Enrique Wrecks the World. It should go without saying that it's going to be an animation bloodbath.More information available at thetexastheatre.com.
Fri., May 23, 7:15 p.m.; Sat., May 24, 6 p.m.; Sun., May 25, 5:30 p.m., 2014