Thursday, May 25, 2006

Happenings at Cartoon Network

Ricocheting around the studio next to the Burbank Police Department, this is some of what's going on... The "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends" crew looks like it will be on a lengthy hiatus later this summer. They're wrapping their fourth season of 13 episodes, with another beyond it. ("Foster's" animates some of the shows in L.A. -- there's something different -- and some overseas.) "Billy and Mandy" is in its fifth season, still going strong. "Camp Lazlo" is in season #3. Other shows bubbling along include "Juniper Lee" and "Ben 10," among others. Cartoon Network, for those of you taking notes, was born out of the shorts program started by Fred Seibert when he headed up Hanna-Barbera. There's a shorts program now under way at Nick, and Cartoon Network has its own program as well. Rob Renzetti and Craig McCracken are heading up CN's shorts. The plan is to do 15 new shorts a year, and see which of the new 'toon candidates rise to the top of the class...


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