TV ROUNDUP: ‘Victor and Valentino,’ ‘DC Super Hero Girls,’ ‘Human Discoveries’
Our regular round-up of animated series that have been announced for development, production, or distribution.
Cartoon Network: Victor and Valentino
Victor and Valentino, Cartoon Network’s new supernatural adventure series created by Diego Molano (background designer, Black Dynamite, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes), will debut its first four episodes simultaneously in the U.S. and across Latin America on March 30 at 9:30am (ET/PT).
Molano’s animated show will highlight Mesoamerican folklore through the story of two half-brothers who must learn to accept each other’s shortcomings and abilities as they explore the mysterious town of Monte Macabre, where famous myths and legends from the region come to life.
A full episode is premiering today on the Cartoon Network App. Ahead of the show’s official premiere, 10 episodes will be available on the CN App and On Demand. In line with show’s cultural identity, viewers will also have the option to watch the Spanish-language version of all episodes on the app.
The series was executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios and developed through its Global Artists Program, which has been the launching ground for other series like Apple & Onion and We Bare Bears.
Cartoon Network: DC Super Hero Girls
Cartoon Network has released a trailer for DC Super Hero Girls, a new series based on a concept that first debuted in 2015 as a series of Youtube shorts created by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.
The new tv format will launch with a one-hour special DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice, premiering on March 8, and will be followed by the regular series, which starts airing on Sundays from March 17.
The series will be executive produced by Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends) and Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!), who also served as executive producer on the brand’s original Youtube content, which amassed 100 shorts over five seasons.
The Cartoon Network version will feature Tara Strong as Batgirl, Grey Griffin as Wonder Woman, Kari Wahlgren as Zatanna, Nicole Sullivan as Supergirl, Kimberly Brooks as Bumblebee, and Myrna Velasco as Green Lantern Jessica Cruz.
DC Super Hero Girls will be available across all Cartoon Network platforms, including CN App and On Demand.
Facebook Watch: Human Discoveries
Facebook Watch, the video-on-demand service operated by the social media platform, has announced actors Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick will star in its upcoming, adult-oriented animated series Human Discoveries.
The plot will center on a group of friends living at the dawn of human civilization and who first discover essential necessities like fire and the wheel. But besides the practical inventions they need to survive, the group will also be the first to come across humanity’s vices and virtues: art, alcohol, fashion, racism, small talk, and the concept of monogamy.
Chris Bruno and David Howard Lee created the series. They are executive producing alongside Efron and Kendrick, as well as Shadowmachine’s Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley (BoJack Horseman, Final Space), Kirk J. Rudell, Jason Barrett, Mike Simkin, and Ninja’s Runnin’ Wild.
The series is expected to debut later this year.