It's quieter and less crowded than in days of yore, but there are projects stirring and series being done .
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is wrapping up its six year run, completing its 78 episodes toward the end of the year. (If my spies are correct, animation wraps up October, the rest a couple of months after) ...
That will leave Chowder, Flapjack and Ben 10, Alien Force as the series-in-work at the CN Burbank studio (shown above under crystalline Burbank skies). But there are other things happening on First Street. A production person informed me:
"We have one new series that might be greenlit soon. And there's seven new shorts greenlit for production. We've taken one hundred pitches for other shorts, and approved twenty-five boards for development in the shorts program ..."
Which isn't to say that this will bring the studio back up to its former speed. As I walked out the door, an exec said to me: "We need to get more shows going."
I told him he would get no arguments on that subject from me.