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"Cartoon Cartoon Show" Set to Return; Two New Shorts Currently in Production

by Benon February 16, 2005
Michael Ouweleen, creative director of Cartoon Network, said today that Cartoon Network Studios is in production of two new short cartoons designed to restart their original cartoon anthology series, which has been known alternately in the past as The What a Cartoon Show and The Cartoon Cartoon Show. One of the two greenlit shorts, Welcome […]

New CN Series From "Rocko" Creator Coming in July — UPDATED

by Benon February 16, 2005
Joe Murray, creator of Rocko’s Modern Life, is working on a new series for Cartoon Network called Camp Lazlo, the network announced today. The show will follow the quest of a monkey named Lazlo to earn merit badges at Camp Kidney, a camp for Bean Scouts. Lazlo’s cabin-mates are Raj, a “reluctant, compulsive Indian elephant” […]

Andre 3000 To Produce Untitled Project for Cartoon Network

by Benon February 16, 2005
Andre 3000 of Outkast fame is set to produce and host an original series for Cartoon Network, creative director Michael Ouweleen announced today. The show follows Benji, a superstar who, after a world tour, returns to his Atlanta alma mater to replace his mentor as music teacher. His motivation for this odd career move is […]

CN Announces "My Gym Partner is a Monkey," Airdate For "Juniper Lee"

by Benon February 16, 2005
Cartoon Network today officially announced development of My Gym Partner is a Monkey from husband and wife team Tim Cahill and Julie McNally Cahill for a 2006 premiere. The network also revealed that The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, currently in production from DC whiz and Real World cast member Judd Winick, will premiere […]

CN Launches "Krypto the Superdog" as Lead-In to New Pre-School Block

by Benon February 16, 2005
Cartoon Network today officially announced Krypto the Superdog, a series of paired 11-minute animated episodes based on DC canine Krypto and his young human sidekick, Kevin Whitney. The show will lead into a major new initiative for CN, a block aimed at preschoolers called Tickle U (as in University). Krypto will also feature Batman’s dog, […]

"Clone Wars" Part 2 Coming March 21

by Benon February 16, 2005
Star Wars: Clone Wars will return to Cartoon Network with five new 12-minute episodes from director Genndy Tartakovsky the week of March 21-25, Cartoon Network reported today. The series will air nightly at 7 pm and will lead directly into the plot of the third film. The plot introduces a new villain, General Grievous, and […]

"Naruto," "IGPX," "One Piece" to Toonami in ’05

by Benon February 16, 2005
Cartoon Network today announced several major acquisitions for their venerable Toonami action-animation block. Fan-favorite Naruto will join the block in the third quarter of 2005, while One Piece will move to Toonami in May. Toonami original IGPX will expand into a full series from Production IG. The Batman will see a Toonami airing beginning April […]

“Gregory Horror Show” Vol. 1: Just Think Square-Headed Hitchcock

by Benon January 26, 2005
The Sci-Fi Channel may have stopped running The Twilight Zone in the afternoon, but if Gregory Horror Show, a strange computer-animated release from Geneon, is any indication, the symbolic, abstract, and, of course, campy style of science fiction Rod Serling’s masterpiece epitomized is still alive and well in Japan. Though the DVD case makes the […]

"Astro Boy" DVDs May Contain Edited Version

by Benon January 18, 2005
Sony’s online store entry for their Complete Astro Boy set, to be released March 29, lists the video format as “full frame” and the audio tracks as English, Spanish and Portuguese. Since the original aspect ratio was 16:9, this suggests the DVDs will contain an edited version of the show and will lack the original […] Streams "D.I.C.E." Episode 1

by Benon January 15, 2005
The first episode of D.I.C.E., premiering on CN January 22, is currently available for online viewing at [via Anime News Network]