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Cartoon Network Looks at Multiple Screens to Woo Kids

Cartoon Network Looks at Multiple Screens to Woo Kids
Christina Miller knows that you can’t run a kids-tv operation and focus solely on TV.

“We are seeing consumption grow exponentially in totality,l but it’s really coming from other platforms” like video on demand and connected devices, said the president of Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Kids want “to consume content on their time in the way that they want, and we need to be there.”

The Time Warner-owned unit is revealing its programming plans as the TV industry focuses on what is known as the “kids’ upfront,” or the advance sale of
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Disney's Kim Possible Live-Action Movie Begins Casting

Disney's Kim Possible is making a comeback. Only this time, she's coming to the world of live-action. Disney Channel has announced that they're making a live-action Kim Possible movie and casting for the project is already underway. The animated series has been off the air for more than a decade, but it remains beloved by many and Disney sees an opportunity to revive the character for a new generation. It looks like Kimberly Ann Possible is going to be back at it in a big way.

Creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley, whose other credits include Big Hero 6: The Series and The Penguins of Madagascar, are penning the screenplay for the live-action Kim Possible movie. They're also aboard the production team as executive producers. The Duff's Josh Cagan has been brought on board to help with scripting duties and will also be credited as an executive producer, along with Zanne Devine.
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Cartoon Network Provides New Scholarship to CalArts Animation Students

Cartoon Network has a long and successful history with graduates of the prestigious animation school at CalArts: Genndy Tartakovsky (“Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Samurai Jack,” “Star Wars: Clone Wars”), Craig McCracken (“The Powerpuff Girls”) and Pendleton Ward (“Adventure Time”), just to name a few.

So now, after a relationship of many years, Cartoon Network, which just celebrated its 25 anniversary last fall, has worked with the school to create an annual scholarship totaling $15,000 for pair of deserving students with an eye toward keeping the animation talent well filled.

“We tap into talent from everywhere, but a lot of the CalArts talent in particular has risen up to places of show creators like Genndy and Craig,” says Cartoon Network senior VP and general manager Brian Miller. “And that list continues to expand with people like Pen Ward and J.G. Quintel (“Regular Show”), and further from there to Daniel Chong (“We Bare Bears”), and it just continues.”

The first recipients
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Preview of The Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1

Idw launches its new series The Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1 this coming Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you right here; check it out…

Sick and tired of the Powerpuff Girls Always saving the day, baddies unite at the Townsville High Villains Council, determined to take the girls down once and for all. Gather round the table and hear the tales of the times Townsville’s worst Almost defeated the girls…starting with Mojo Jojo’s tale of near-victory!

The Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1 is out on November 29th, priced $3.99.

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Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Series Voice Cast Announced

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon is on its way to Nickelodeon, called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and they recently announced the cast that will make up the team of ninja turtles.

Ben Schwartz has been cast as Leonardo. I greatly disliked Schwartz’s character Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation, but that’s because he did such a great job, and while I normally wouldn’t like the idea of him being Leo, but it sounds like some changes are being made to the show to make it fresh. Leo is no longer the leader, but rather the cooler, rebellious brother while Raphael (voiced by Omar Miller) takes charge as leader. Donatello (voiced by Silicon Valley's Josh Brener) and still seems to be a techno-geek and Brandon Mychal Smith’s Michelangelo sounds like he’ll be the lovable Mikey we know.

In addition, to the turtles,
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Ben Schwartz and Kat Graham Join Voice Cast of Nickelodeon’s Reboot of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

Ben Schwartz and Kat Graham Join Voice Cast of Nickelodeon’s Reboot of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'
Nickelodeon’s 2D-animated reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has found its voices.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will star Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil. Eric Bauza, who voiced multiple characters on the network’s 3D version, returns as Splinter.

The new series follows the four turtles-turned-superheroes as they unlock the mystical secrets of New York City, battle new mutants and find the ultimate slice of pizza. The re-imagined series will also breathe new life into the longtime characters, with Raphael turned into an enthusiastic leader full of bravado, Leonardo becoming a charming rebel, Donatello as the ultimate tech wiz, and Michelangelo embracing his colorful artistic personality. The series will also introduce the first African American April.

“This incredible roster
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Women in Animation Write Powerful Open Letter to End Sexual Harassment: ‘We Will No Longer Be Silent’

Women in Animation Write Powerful Open Letter to End Sexual Harassment: ‘We Will No Longer Be Silent’
217 women and gender-nonconforming people working in animation have written an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment in their industry. The letter, which can be read in its entirety on the Los Angeles Times website, was sent to executives at major animation studios on October 19, including Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Sony, and DreamWorks.

“In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, many of the women who work in animation have begun discussing more openly issues that we have dealt with quietly throughout our careers,” the letter says. “As we came together to share our stories of sexism, sexual harassment and, in some cases, sexual assault, we were struck by the pervasiveness of the problem.”

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The letter concludes: “We resolve to do everything we can to prevent anyone else from being victimized. We are united in our
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Chris Savino, Nickelodeon's The Loud House Creator, Suspended amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: Report

Chris Savino, Nickelodeon's The Loud House Creator, Suspended amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: Report
The Loud House creator Chris Savino has been suspended from the animated series following numerous allegations of sexual harassment, Cartoon Brew reports.

According to the outlet, at least 12 female Nickelodeon employees have come forward with accusations about the 46-year-old, including claims that he has made unwanted sexual advances and threats of blacklisting within the industry after consensual relationships with coworkers ended. He was reportedly put on an immediate leave of absence last week.

A Nickelodeon spokesperson would not confirm the news to People, but issued the following statement: “Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and
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Nickelodeon Suspends ‘Loud House’ Creator After Numerous Sexual Harassment Claims — Report

Nickelodeon Suspends ‘Loud House’ Creator After Numerous Sexual Harassment Claims — Report
Chris Savino, the creator of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series “The Loud House,” has reportedly been suspended by the network after numerous sexual harassment allegations made against him. Cartoon Brew first reported the creator’s leave of absence.

The website has learned that as many as 12 women have accused Savino of harassment, which includes the creator reportedly making unwanted sexual advances on employees. He would also reportedly threaten co-workers with industry blacklisting after their consensual relationship ended. The harassment claims go back at least a decade.

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IndieWire reached out to Nickelodeon for comment. A network spokesperson said: “Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and to fostering a workplace free from harassment. As a matter of policy, we do not comment on specific employee matters, but we take
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‘Samurai Jack’ Creator Genndy Tartakovsky On Putting Sex and Violence Into the Fifth Season

‘Samurai Jack’ Creator Genndy Tartakovsky On Putting Sex and Violence Into the Fifth Season
After Genndy Tartakovsky’s cult animated series “Samurai Jack” was canceled by Cartoon Network in 2004, rumors swirled for years about a feature-length adaptation. Tartakovsky worked with four different studios to adapt his hyper-stylized blend of martial arts and sci-fi action for the big screen, including New Line, Sony and J.J. AbramsBad Robot, but none of them panned out. “As soon as we started developing it as a movie, they wanted to fit it into a box,” Tartakovsky told IndieWire. “I love ‘Jack’ as one of my creations and would never want to change it from what it was supposed to be. There was no reason to reinvent. It was working.”

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Tartakovsky knew exactly how he wanted to tell his story of the titular samurai, who’s thrown
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Film Review: ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’

Film Review: ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’
The overwhelmingly cute “My Little Pony: The Movie” (the font squeezes hearts into each “O” and “P,” and the spiders have googly pink eyes) is less a film than a feature-length “very special episode” of the TV hit “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” a kiddie cartoon that’s spent seven seasons insisting that everyone needs a hug (villains, too). Audiences who haven’t followed the glitter-bomb adventures of bossy bookworm Twilight Sparkle, glamorous Rarity, hyperactive Pinkie Pie, introverted Fluttershy, speed demon Rainbow Dash and country girl Applejack don’t get a helping hoof in understanding the land of Equestria — and audiences saddled with cynicism will have to shake it off by the first chords of the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat.”

The My Little Pony movie doesn’t argue to be seen in theaters. Director Jayson Thiessen and his main voice actors Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong and Andrea Libman have already done
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International Newswire: HBO Nordic, Turner Launch New Ott Toonix Brand

In today’s International Newswire, Turner and HBO launch a new Ott family brand in Scandinavia; Lionsgate UK re-teams with Noel Clarke; and as the TV industry builds up for mid-month’s Mipcom trade fair, Keshet Intl. revealing its Mipcom slate, a report suggests television remains the preferred screen of choice for viewing programs.

HBO Nordic, which operates in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, has launched Turner’s brand-new children and family Ott service Toonix. Created by Turner Emea, Toonix is targeted at 3-12-year-olds and their families. The service will offer a mix of kids’ series and movies, including popular content from Turner’s Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among its key shows are “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “Lego Ninjago,” “Looney Tunes” and “The Powerpuff Girls,” all of which are fully localized, with offerings in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish. Toonix will be available for consumers on www.hbonordic.
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A whole new wave of expansions available for Lego Dimensions this Friday

Fans of the hugely popular Lego Dimensions should prepare themselves for Friday 15th September as Five new expansion packs get ready to be released. There will be both Team and Fun Packs for Cartoon Network’s animated series, Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls as well as a Fun Pack for mischievous spook for hire, Beetlejuice. Watch the launch trailer for these latest expansions below…

The Teen Titans Go! Team Pack includes minifigures of superheroes, Raven and Beast Boy from DC Comics and will also include their 3-in-1 T-Car which can be rebuilt into the Forklift and T-Plane. The Teen Titans Go! Fun Pack will include the Starfire minifigure, allowing players to use her powerful green energy blast ability, and the 3-in-1 Titan Robot. All Teen Titans Go! minifigures will give access to several areas including the Titans Tower and Wacka Doodles Amusement Park. Any gamer who purchases either
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The Animation Podcast Ep. 100: Aladdin, Despicable Me 3, The Powerpuff Girls (2016)

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The Animation Podcast Ep. 100 The Animation Podcast is a weekly podcast news show that looks into the latest news in the animation industry, hosted by FilmBook, created and narrated by FilmBook author Mathieu Brunet a.k.a. AniMat from the ElectricDragon505 YouTube channel. Music provided by Chris Holland. In this episode, The Animation Podcast examines [...]

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Lego Dimensions introduces the Powerpuff Girls in new trailer

The Powerpuff Girls are here to save the day and lend their own unique blend of superpowers to the Lego Dimensions multiverse. So without further ado, it’s time to welcome Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup! Visit Pokey Oaks elementary, Rainbow Land, and Professor Utonium’s lab in the brand new Adventure World and face off against your friends in the Powerpuff Girls Battle Arena. Watch the trailer here…

The Lego® Dimensions Powerpuff Girls Team Pack and Fun Pack will be available on 15th September 2017, along with the Teen Titans Go! Team Pack and Fun Pack, and the Beetlejuice Fun Pack.

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‘The Powerpuff Girls’ DVD “The Last Donnycorn” Backs the Wrong Magical Horse

The latest DVD release of Cartoon Network's rebooted series The Powerpuff Girls puts the modern version's special "The Last Donnycorn" front and center. Unfortunately, this 22-minute story featuring Donny the Unicorn is the weakest effort of this 12-episode release, a decision which masks some gems from the Emmy-nominated series. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup remain as cute and combat-ready as ever as they fight to protect Townsville from the forces of evil and try to have a normal childhood despite their superpowers. Their time is better spent doing anything else besides babysitting an annoying Donnycorn, …
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‘The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn’ DVD Review

The latest Powerpuff Girls DVD release is here! The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn is a collection of episodes from the first two seasons from the rebooted Powerpuff Girls series from Cartoon Network. Is this DVD worth a buy? Let’s find out.

The Powerpuff Girls: The Lost Donnycorn DVD receives its name from to the new friend of the Powerpuff Girls, Donny the Wannabecorn and the “30-minute special” surrounding the character. More on that special later. The DVD includes 12 episodes. These episodes are:

The Last Donnycorn (30 min. special) Odd Bubbles Out People Pleaser The Wrinklegruff Girls Presidential Punchout Claw Dad Once Upon a Townsville (Emmy Award nominated episode) Blue Ribbon Blues Electric Buttercup Rainy Day The Big Sleep 15 Minutes of Fame

Now back to “The Last Donnycorn” 30 min. episode. The episode is actually 22 minutes in length. Not exactly 30 minutes as advertised unless you include the commercials when it aired on Cartoon Network,
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