Monday, August 11, 2008

The Gang at Cartoon Network

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.

6 comments:

Racattack Force said...

I'll say. With only three in-house and one out-house original series (The Secret Saturdays) in production, they need more shows. Both Foster's and Ed, Edd n Eddy are wrapping up proiduction in a few months, with their final productions airing late 2008-early 2009.

Anonymous said...

I know Chowder has more episodes coming, but are Flapjack and Ben 10: Alien Force getting more episodes?

DanO said...

FlapJack is AWESOME.

Racattack Force said...

Ben 10: Alien Force has been greenlight for a third season, but Flapjack is currently unknown at this time (but pretty likely, looking at the ratings).

Steve Hulett said...

Flapjack's current batch of episodes are still being worked on.

I asked a staffer yesterday if it had gotten a pickup, he said he didn't know.

I'm betting it will.

Anonymous said...

"We've taken one hundred pitches for other shorts, and approved twenty-five boards for development in the shorts program ..."


Does this mean that the cut-off for shorts program is 25? Just wondering....

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