'Rick and Morty' Season 4 Animation and Voice-Over Work Has Begun

The writing process, a notorious source of delays for Rick and Morty, must be going well because a slew of new social media posts by co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon reveal that voice recording and animation for the next season has begun. There's still no release date set for Rick and Morty Season 4, but these new photos and videos show just how much progress is being made.

"First round of recordings," Harmon captioned one Instagram post, revealing the Rick and Morty sound studio.

Harmon also posted a video from inside the Rick and Morty animation studio, with storyboard artists hard at work behind him. "They're drawing it!" he says, recycling a boilerplate answer he used in response to people bugging him about the Rick and Morty Season 3 release date during the long wait leading up to the season's 2017 premiere.

Also paired to the beginning of animation and voice recording for Rick and Morty Season 4, co-creator Roiland posted a video with his tips for voice over success (up top).

"Follow my tips and you'll shoot, right like a rocket, to the top of the stars," Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, who also voices both Rick and Morty, says in a new video claiming to teach viewers how to be a successful voice actor. To get this out of the way up front: it's a joke video.

Posted by Adult Swim on Wednesday, the video opens with Roiland in his office, promising viewers help becoming a "cool dude or girl, like me." The tips probably aren't all that useful, but the first two sound legit:

  • Soothe Your Throat (with green tea)
  • Stretch Out Your Mouth (in a mirror)

But they soon get a little more facetious. His third tip is to "enter the mind of your character," which he accomplishes with a printed out photo of Rick and Morty. "Just print out a piece of paper that has the characters printed out on it. And then just stare at the paper. Stare at it for a while. Point at it. It's technically just paper. It's just a tree that was killed and shaved into a bunch of pieces of fucking paper—we're killing the planet."

Tip #4, "Loosen Up," gets even more complicated, requiring that you first "go rescue a couple of dogs."

But it's Tip #5 that Rick and Morty fans might recognize: "Have a sip of Hennessy." While never confirmed in the show, Roiland has long posited Hennessy as the most likely liquor filling Rick's flask. And while drinking a tall glass of liquor may not be the best way to prep for most voice acting roles, it's definitely a method Roiland has embraced in the past.