The aping of the Disney Channel continues:
Cartoon Network is taking a big step into live-action, prepping a slew of programs that represent the channel's largest slate in a long time ... "They all fall under a sort of teenage-boy wish-fulfillment scenario," [Chief content officer Rob] Sorcher said . "They're action dramas for the most part."
What all this live-action development doesn't mean is that Cartoon Network is pulling back on animation. "This does not replace that in any way," Sorcher said. "This is a complement, an expansion."
Sure, you betchya. Doesn't encroach on 'toons in any way. Except that there are only so many broadcast hours in a day, and if you burn up a pile of them with live action, then there's less time for ... you know ... animation.
But everything goes in cycles. At some point thirteen-year-old boys will burn out on guys in Spandex and capes, and return to first principles.