We’ve known since April that
Cartoon Network is abandoning its original programming charter and slowly moving into producing live-action instead of animation. This week they announced their first original live-action production – a movie called RE-ANIMATED. Here’s CN exec Michael Ouweleen’s take on the project:
“[E]ven though we are featuring live-action characters, it still had to be done the Cartoon Network way.”
Live-action done the “Cartoon Network way?” That might almost be funny if it weren’t for the sad fact that America’s only dedicated cartoon channel has decided that audiences no longer like cartoons and that it could better serve its audience by showing them the same live-action fare that’s already available on hundreds of other channels.