Posts Tagged ‘mtv’

MTV Developing "The Awesomes" Animated Series with SNL Alums

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2009
MTV’s Splash Page weblog notes that MTV will be developing an animated series called The Awesomes with former Saturday Night Live head writer Seth Meyers and his fellow SNL-alum Mike Shoemaker. The series will follow “an unassuming superhero and his cohorts as they battle evil villains, the paparazzi, and a less than desirable reputation as […]

MTV to Roll Out "DJ and the Fro" for Summer 2009

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2009
AWN is reporting that MTV will be debuting a new animated comedy this summer, titled DJ and the Fro. The series will center on “two twenty-something slackers who spend most of their days avoiding work and watching viral videos,” and will be part of a new weeknight comedy block of programming.

MTV to Produce Paris Hilton Cartoon

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2007
According to the New York Daily News, hotel heiress Paris Hilton will get to be the heroine of her own animated series. The series will be produced by Stan Lee and air on MTV, although no start date was announced.

‘Sex Police’ Raids MTV Latin America

by on February 12, 2007
MTV Latin America has launched Forrito, Sex Police, a new comedic animated series from Canada’s Comet Entertainment about sexual responsibility, as part of the channel’s “Sexy Month” theme. The 13-episode series premiered last night and stars a condom named Wrappy who sets up a team of special agents called the “Sex Police” to fight against […]

"Beavis & Butt-Head" Vol. 3 Coming to DVD (Updated 7/18)

by Dan Collinson July 18, 2006 reports that Paramount will release Volume 3 of Beavis & Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collection on August 1. The box set features 42 episodes chosen by Judge; the original Beavis & Butt-Head short “Frog Baseball”; 15 music videos with Beavis & Butt-Head commentary; rare special appearances and promos; “Taint of Greatness: The Journey of […]

Jeffrey Ross on "Where My Dogs At"

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2006
Comedian Jeffrey Ross and his Where My Dogs At show are the subject of a profile at’s PULSE News. The show, which debuted on MTV2 this past weekend, focuses on a dog named Buddy (voiced by Ross) encountering a variety of celebrities while making his way home to New Jersey.

Vol. 2 of "Beavis & Butt-Head" Coming to DVD (Updated 5/25)

by Dan Collinson May 25, 2006 has reported that Paramount will release Volume 2 of Beavis & Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collection. The box set contains more of the episodes chosen by the show’s creator and is scheduled to be released on June 6. No word yet on bonus features or cover art. Stay tuned for further developments. Updated 3/9: […]

Mainframe to Animate 2006 MTV Movie Awards

by on May 24, 2006
Mainframe Entertainment will create the logo, branding, and original animation segments for this year’s MTV Movie Awards, the company announced today. Elements of 2D and 3D animation will be blended to make category introductions and opening and closing segments for the awards. MTV will broadcast the award show on June 8. [Source: Market Wire]

MTV Germany Tries "Popetown" for 1 Episode but Offends with Ad

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
MTV Germany has changed course again regarding the controversial animated show Popetown (see Toon Zone News’ prior coverage here and here). Originally scheduled to run in its entirety starting on May 3, MTV Germany has now decided to air one episode on May 3 to be followed by a televised discussion involving church representatives, a […]

"Popetown" Draws Fire from German Catholics

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2006
German Catholic groups are protesting the upcoming Popetown animated series to be shown on MTV’s German-language channel beginning on May 3. The series was originally developed for the BBC, which opted not to air the show because it was too controversial (see Toon Zone News’ earlier coverage). MTV has no plans to change its schedule.