CN Upfront 2008: Toon and Live-Action Movies Slated for Sunday Nights

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
Cartoon Network is launching a Sunday night movie franchise this June, the network said today. The as-yet-unnamed programming bloc will feature a mix of animated and live-action films. Movies already on tap include Ant Bully, Hoodwinked, Monster House, Open Season, Kicking and Screaming and Cheaper by the Dozen. [Source: Cartoon Network]

CN Upfront 2008: Thursday Nights to Get Comedy Bloc

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
Chowder will anchor a new bloc of Thursday night comedies on Cartoon Network, the network announced at its Upfront presentation today. The series, which is getting new episodes, will be joined by the returning Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Camp Lazlo, and George of the Jungle, and by a newbie series, The Marvelous Misadventures of […]

CN Upfront 2008: More "Chowder" Ordered for 2008

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
Cartoon Network has ordered a second season of Chowder for the new year, the network announced today at its upfront presentation this morning. The network has now ordered a total of 40 episodes of the show, which was its highest-rated original series of 2007. [Source: Cartoon Network]

CN Upfront 2008: "Misadventures of Flapjack" Coming This Summer

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Roz Ryan will headline The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, a new Cartoon Network series slated to premiere this summer, the network announced at its Upfront presentation today. Van Orman plays Flapjack, whose life is upended when he meets Captain K’nuckles (Doyle-Murray), an old pirate whose tales inspire a sense […]

CN Upfront 2008: "Clone Wars" to Anchor Friday Action Bloc

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
George Lucas, accompanied by a squad of stormtroopers, was on hand to help introduce Star Wars: Clone Wars to the Cartoon Network fall schedule at the network’s upfront presentation today. The new series will be one of a battery of fantasy/adventure programs the network plans to introduce. The series will anchor a bloc of such […]

CN Upfront 2008: McCracken and Renzetti to Head Cartoonstitute Programming Project

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
Craig McCracken and Rob Renzetti will spearhead the Cartoonstitute, an artist-led initiative to create new programming for Cartoon Network, the company announced at its 2008 Upfront Presentation today. The project aims to produce 150 pieces of programming of varying length, suitable for distribution across a number of platforms, over the next 20 months. McCracken, who […]

PR: Moving Forward, the Force is with Cartoon Network

by Matt Hazudaon April 3, 2008
George Lucas joins Cartoon Network’s Stuart Snyder at the 2008 Upfront presentation. NEW YORK – At the Cartoon Network Upfront presentation held today in New York, the network announced its programming line-up for 2008. On the heels of February’s announcement that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will come to Cartoon Network as a series in […]

NYCC Announces Anime Movies and Guests for April Event

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
Anime premieres and anime panels will be among the highlights of the 2008 New York Comic Con this month, event organizers announced today. In addition, T.M.Revolution will give its first US concert in four years on Saturday, April 19, at 9:00pm at the Con. Anime premieres scheduled include Lucky Star (Friday, April 18, at 6:00pm); […]

PR: Anime Premieres, Panels, and Highlights at NYCC

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
COMIC CON’S ANIME GUESTS AND EVENTS REVEALED Norwalk, CT, April 3, 2008: The New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced many of the anime events going on at its 2008 event — April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center. New York Comic Con is a showcase for the biggest and the best of American pop […]

Extras for Second "Futurama" DTV Announced

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
A “lost” Futurama episode produced for the Futurama video game will be one of the extras included when Twentieth Century Fox releases The Beast With a Billion Backs to DVD on June 24, Animation Magazine reports. Other extras on the previously announced disc will include a commentary track with Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, […]