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Cartoon Network Urges Kids to "Get Animated"

Cartoon Network will launch “Get Animated,” a national healthy lifestyles initiative targeted to kids 6-14, on February 21, the network said today. The branded program will use the network’s roster of original cartoon characters and 3D on-air environment to communicate positive lifestyle messages through multiple PSAs. [Source: Cartoon Network]

Andre 3000 To Produce Untitled Project for Cartoon Network

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"

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

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

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

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 […]

FUNimation Invite: Become a "Lyoko" Character

FUNimation and Moonscoop are holding a fan contest, the winner of which will become a character in Code Lyoko. Viewers who submit a short essay and personal picture will win a chance to have new Code Lyoko character designed and named after them. Rules and guidelines can be found at www.codelyoko.com. Deadline for entries is […]

Dentist Sues Over "Nemo"

A New Jersey dentist and scuba-diver has filed a lawsuit claiming that Walt Disney and Pixar based Finding Nemo on a story idea he submitted to the studios, the Associated Press reports.

Banderas Returns for "Shrek 3"

Jeffrey Katzenberg tells IGN Filmforce that Antonio Banderas will reprise his role as Puss N’ Boots in Shrek 3. (via Animated-News)

Platinum "Lady" Due in March 2006

Lady and the Tramp: Platinum Edition will be released to DVD in March 2006, UltimateDisney reports. (via Animated-News)

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