Rick and Morty
's third season is finally coming out--again. The Blu-ray and DVD box sets land in stores on May 15, with all ten episodes from season three and a whole mess of bonus features. Expect commentary tracks one every episode from creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, along with special commentary from other cast members. There'll also be features revealing the "origins of Rick and Morty" and giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the recording process for the show's voice talent. It's the kind of stuff that Rick and Morty superfans will love to see after blasting through the third season for the umpteenth time.
The most interesting bonus feature for anybody who likes to learn about the animation process is a set of animatics for every episode. Animatics are early mock-ups of episodes, basically a sparsely animated series of storyboards with a temp soundtrack and scratch vocals. It's like a rough draft of an episode, or a four-track demo, or what Rick and Morty would look like if it was that A-ha video. They're cool little glimpses into how the show you love is created, and also an opportunity to appreciate Roiland's animation and voice-acting work in a stripped-down setting.
I'm guessing you've probably already watched the video above, but if you haven't, or if you have and you're wondering what it is, well, Adult Swim's premiering one of those animatics exclusively here at Paste. It's from the unforgettable "Morty's Mind Blowers" episode, where Morty discovers that Rick has been regularly erasing his memories. It's not an especially happy episode, but then there are no especially happy Rick and Morty episodes. In this clip you'll see the animatic for the episode's opening scene. Take a look above, check out the Blu-ray or DVD set (and its Pickle Rick-themed art) when it's out on May 15 to see more of these animatics, and remember, don't look into the truth tortoise's eyes.