There’s too much post-apocalyptic fiction around, in books and movies, TV and games. I’d toss the lot into a dumpster now, except for “Adventure Time.”
Tag: Cartoon Network
Last week at San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network offered the first look at “Over the Garden Wall,” a ten-episode fantasy mini-series that will debut this fall.
Cartoon Network has named Christina Miller as its new president and general manager. She will also serve the same roles for Adult Swim and Boomerang. Miller fills the leadership vacancy left by Stu Snyder, who departed the network in March.
The Internet animation community is talking about one thing today: a series of tweets last night by “Adventure Time” storyboard revision artist Emily Partridge in which she identified artist Skyler Page, the creator of the Cartoon Network series “Clarence,” as sexually assaulting her.
Young ladies, put down that issue of “Tiger Beat” because this is the only poster you’ll ever need to hang above your bed.
Cartoon Network is reviving “The Powerpuff Girls” as a regular series, the network announced on Monday.
In a sign of changing times, animated programming produced for both Netflix and YouTube has begun to earn a significant number of Emmy Award nominations, competing alongside traditional broadcast and cable series.
Tonight, Cartoon Network quietly released two new pilots that were produced in 2013: “AJ’s Infinite Summer” created by Toby Jones and “Long Live the Royals” by Sean Szeles. Both Jones and Szeles work on “Regular Show”—Jones as a writer/storyboard artist and Szeles as a supervising director/writer/storyboard artist.
Reading beforehand what this episode was supposed to be about, my mind completely went somewhere else. Steven’s at that age when boys want alone time for a very specific reason and while I was 99.9% sure Cartoon Network wasn’t going to go that far, I thought they’d at least allude to that idea of adolescence and growing up. Instead we dived into the real reason (sort of) that Steven wanted to be left alone, and dug a little deeper into the idea of his parental units via a room and a weird, very strange world created by said room.
It’s been a few weeks but the last few times in Beach City we witnessed a lot of growth in the series. Steven had an anger revelation after he hung with the cool kids and really showcased the father-son relationship thanks to little Onion. Now we’re back and “Steven Universe” went and explored the maternal dynamic within their group after Pearl took a blade through the chest.
Bruce Timm has completed a new short entitled “Batman: Strange Days” which will premiere on Cartoon Network next Wednesday, April 9th, following an episode of “Teen Titans Go!” (6:30pm ET/5:30pm CT). The monochromatic piece, which was created as part of this year’s 75th anniversary Batman celebration, pits Batman against Dr. Hugo Strange, a classic “Detective Comics” villain who predates the Joker and Catwoman.
Next month, IDW, the publishing company that partnered with Cartoon Network last year for the comic book revivals of “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Samurai Jack,” will be adding “Dexter’s Laboratory” to their library of monthly titles.
“The Tom and Jerry Show” will premiere Wednesday, April 9th, at 5:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. It’s being pitched as “a fresh take on the iconic frenemies that preserves the look, core characters and sensibilities of the original theatrical shorts.” Unlike the original 6-7 minute theatrical shorts, which were produced during the 1940s-’50s, the new episodes will be 11-minutes each.
The Cartoon Network upfronts took place yesterday and the now Stu Snyder-free network presented its slate of upcoming shows for the 2014-’15 season to their advertising and promotional partners.
In a world of dumb animation execs, Stu Snyder made a sincere effort to be the dumbest. He was the genius who led a campaign to remove cartoons from Cartoon Network. Now, he’s leaving Cartoon Network.
Last week Steven put Garnet on a pedestal”and quickly learned she has flaws. This week in “Giant Woman,” he was fixated on the idea of what Amethyst and Pearl could be if they fused and became the “ultra powerful being” known as Opal.
Admiration was the theme this week and it was only coming from Steven and heading towards Garnet. She can do no wrong – a point on which I think we can all pretty much agree.
The notes were taken and everything was going fine. Then my laptop turned off and all lost. So now I’m sitting here with pieces of this week’s “Steven Universe” in my head hours after the fact.
Jasmin Lai is an artist who works as an effects colorist and background painter on “Steven Universe” at Cartoon Network.
The new “Powerpuff Girls” special, titled “Dance Pantsed,” will debut on Cartoon Network January 20th.
For those of you still feeling sedentary after the holidays or just looking for some weekend inspiration, listen to these two interviews with Lotte Reiniger and Rebecca Sugar. They each have accomplished an important first in animation: Lotte Reiniger was the first woman to direct an animated feature, and Rebecca Sugar was the first solo woman creator of a TV series at Cartoon Network. These milestones are separated by 87 years, which says a lot about both how far animation has come and how far it still has to go.
It’s hard to believe that Craig McCracken’s “Powerpuff Girls” turn fifteen years old this month. When the series premiered on Cartoon Network on November 18, 1998, it was the highest rated premiere in the network’s history at the time.
Jeff Liu studied at CalArts and now works at Cartoon Network on “Steven Universe.”