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All-new Live-Action ‘Scooby Doo’ Prequel Movie coming to Cartoon Network, DVD

by Matt Hazudaon August 1, 2008
Cartoon Network and Warner premiere have announced they will begin production of Scooby-Doo: In The Beginning on August 4, 2008. The movie, a live-action production, will debut on CN in Fall 2009 along with a DVD release. The movie is set before the two theatrically released live-action Scooby movies, Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo 2: […]

PR: Warner Premiere & Cartoon Network to Release Live-Action SCOOBY-DOO Prequel

by Matt Hazudaon August 1, 2008
BURBANK, CA – August 1, 2008 – Cartoon Network and Warner Premiere have announced the start of production on Scooby-Doo: In The Beginning, an all-new, live-action prequel that will be debut on the network Fall, 2009 to coincide with the DVD release. This original movie will commence principal photography on August 4, 2008 in Vancouver, […]

Live-Action ‘Ben 10: Alien Force’ to be Directed by Alex Winter

by Matt Hazudaon July 22, 2008
Following last year’s highly successful live-action adaptation of the Cartoon Network series Ben 10 with the made-for-TV movie Ben 10: Race Against Time, Alex Winter (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) returns to direct a live-action version of Ben 10: Alien Force for the network. He will be joined by writer John Turman (Fantastic Four 2: […]

PR: Alex Winter to Direct Live-Action Ben 10: Alien Force for Cartoon Network

by Matt Hazudaon July 22, 2008
Cartoon Network announced today that Alex Winter will return to direct and executive-produce the latest live-action installment in its wildly successful Ben 10 franchise and that film and television writer John Turman has come on board to pen the script. Winter directed Cartoon Network’s first Ben 10 live-action movie, Ben 10: Race Against Time, which […]

‘Moribito’ to debut on Adult Swim August 24, 2008

by Matt Hazudaon July 18, 2008
Publishers Weekly is reporting that the anime series Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (Seirei No Moribito) will be premiering on the Adult Swim programming block on Cartoon Network on August 24, 2008. No time slot has been announced at this time. As we’ve previously reported, the series is being handled by Media Blasters. In addition, […]

2008 Primetime Emmy Animated Programming Nominations Revealed

by Matt Hazudaon July 17, 2008
The 60th annual Emmy Award nominations were revealed today, and the following animated programs are up for awards: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) Creature Comforts America • Don’t Choke To Death, Please • CBS • Aardman Animations production in association with The Gotham Group King Of The Hill • Death Picks […]

PR: Brown Johnson, Seth Green and Matt Senreich to be Ottawa Animation Fest Keynotes

by Matt Hazudaon July 8, 2008
Tuesday July 8, 2008 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Television Animation Conference kicks off its 5th year with the announcement of top level keynote speakers Brown Johnson, the President of Animation for Nickelodeon, MTVN Kids and Family Group; Seth Green and Matt Senreich co-executive producers, writers, and directors of Robot Chicken, on September 17th & […]

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Announce Event Schedules for Comic-Con 2008

by Matt Hazudaon July 2, 2008
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have released their event listing for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2008. Of note is the return of the raucous Adult Swim panel which was absent last year and a sneak peek of Maxwell Atoms’ new project, Underfist (previously reported here at last year’s Comic-Con). View the schedule here.

PR: Comic-Con Panel Schedule for Adult Swim & Cartoon Network

by Matt Hazudaon July 2, 2008
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim will host a number of panels and special events, including signings, during Comic-Con International, to be held in San Diego, Calif., Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2008. All times, dates and locations subject to change. CARTOON NETWORK Booth: 3645 ADULT SWIM Booth: 4151 PANELS BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND […]

PR: Jill Shields Named SVP, Strategic Marketing & Partnerships at Turner AYAKM

by Matt Hazudaon June 30, 2008
Jill Shields has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and promotions for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM), it was announced today by Brenda Freeman, chief marketing officer for AYAKM. In her expanded role, Shields will be responsible for developing and executing promotional marketing programs that support multiplatform […]