Monday, July 27, 2015

Cavalcade of Animation

... announced via time-honored press releases.

“South Park” (Season 19 Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.

Five-time Emmy® Award-winner “South Park” returns in its 19th season with 10 all-new episodes. Last season, the foul-mouthed fourth-graders launched a Kickstarter campaign, discovered Randy’s true passion, flew a drone and explored the world of virtual reality. ...

“Moonbeam City” (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.

“Moonbeam City” is an absurdist, retro-futuristic 80s cop extravaganza. Comedy Central’s new animated series follows Dazzle Novak (voiced by Rob Lowe), a handsome, idiotic detective who commits more crimes than most criminals. His sexy, tyrannical chief Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks) won’t get off his back. His obnoxious rival Rad Cunningham (Will Forte) will stop at nothing to destroy him. ...

“TripTank” (Season Two Premiere) – 11:00 p.m.

“TripTank” showcases a wide range of fast-paced, hard-hitting animated comedy shorts presented in an anthology style, weaving together stand-alone and recurring narrative pieces. Executive produced by ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico, “TripTank” season two takes things just a little bit further through a variety of mind-bending animation styles, featuring a broad range of formats including 2D, stop-motion and CGI. ...

The point here is that animation is increasingly ubiquitous across cable, on Netflix, and does better than most programming on Little Silver Disks.

Comedy Central, like Adult Swim, likes "edgy programming that's produced non-Guild. Moonbeam City lists Titmouse and Olive Bridge Entertainment as joint production companies. We have a contract with neither of them, but hope to change that equation soon.


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