Thursday, February 19, 2015

At the Network of Cartoons

Cartoon Network had a bunch of announcements about series old and new today. They were as follows ...

We Bare Bears -- Each episode follows three bear siblings' awkward attempts at assimilating into human society, whether they’re looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become internet famous.

Powerpuff Girls -- Reboot. Adventure Time's Nick Jennings exec produces.

Magic Magiswords -- A brother and sister team of “Warriors for Hire,” on hilarious adventures and crazy quests to collect magical swords.

Long Live the Royals -- The royal family celebrates the yearly Yule Hare Festival (in four rib-tickling episodes).

Steven Universe/Uncle Grandpa -- Crossover Special: “Say Uncle”.

Adventure Time -- Special Miniseries (above and beyond the Regular Show's regular shows).

In addition to the above, Uncle Grandpa has been picked up for additional episodes. (I'm told the number is 13.)

Clarence has gotten picked up for a new season.

The Amazing World of Gumball, out of CN's European branch, will continue, as will Teen Titans, Go! from sister studio Warner Bros. Animation.

Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe, all in-house series, have also gotten renewals. And Mixels a joint production of Cartoon Network and Lego, is coming back for a second season.

I've been trhough the studio a couple of times over the past week. Clarence, the half-hour created by Skyler Paige, has had a lot of creative personnel changes the last six months, and continues to have changes. Whether it impacts the quality of the show remains to be seen, but CN had enough confidence in the production to give it one more green light.

And why there isn't more coordination and synergy between Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network continues to be a mystery. ...


John Dorian said...

Regular Show got renewed for an eighth season?! Was Adventure Time renewed as well?

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