Monday, December 20, 2010

Live-Action Crossover

The road between animation and live-action continues to be a two-way street.

– Two and a Half Men exec producer Jeff Abugov is to show-run the Canadian animated comedy Fugget About It from 9 Story Entertainment for Teletoon.

Canadian cartoon cable channel Teletoon ordered 13 half-hours of the comedy about the 16 year-old son of a former New York mob boss whose family now lives in a Canada as part of witness protection program ...

I'm so old, I can remember when animation was a low-rent ghetto for talent that was on its way up ... or down. Not the high flyers you see today.

(Then, of course, there was that small, hardy band of misfits working in the animation business because they were just crazy about cartoons, and wanted to make the bright, zazzy medium their life's work.)


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