Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Cable Cartoons

Still doing good after all these years.

... Adult Swim’s Emmy Award-winning original series Robot Chicken (Sunday, 11:30 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period throughout August among adults 18-34 and men 18-24 & 18-34. ...

Among programming standouts in August, Cartoon Network original series – including Regular Show, Teen Titans Go!, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and Clarence – claimed 18 of the Top 20 telecasts of the month among boys 6-11. ...

Saturday Morning programming earned solid delivery gains among targeted kids 2-11 (+32%), Kids 6-11 (up +39%) and kids 9-14 (up +5%), as well as boys 2-11 (up 12%) and boys 6-11 (up +20%). ...

Time-Warner/Turner try to keep a lot of Adult Swim cartoon shows non-union, while many lower-rated Cartoon Network specimens are created under a TAG contract.

Go figure.

Naturally enough, we're working to change that. Adult Swim shows, Warner Bros. Animation shows, and Cartoon Network shows are all under-written out of the same big pool of money controlled by our friends at Time-Warner. As we've said for years: Whether artists work for small studios ... or big studios named Disney, Fox, Pixar (etc.), the story boarders, designers, directors and everyone else work for one of the fine entertainment conglomerates that own and control our cartoons, and the distribution thereof.


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