Some interesting news came from Toonami today. First, they clarified their relationship with Space Dandy. Executive producer Jason DeMarco says it's along the lines of Ghost in the Shell. They're co-founding, but not actively producing the Shinichiro Watanabe anime. Then, they said that Naruto Shippuden will be joining the block in 2014. More after the jump.
More exciting news for Space Dandy in the run up to its January premiere as the official site has announced worldwide simulcast plans for the series, including a second attempt at a weekly TV simulcast, with involvement from Cartoon Network/Adult Swim and FUNimation. Hit the jump for all of the details.
If you follow American TV, it was a big week for news with a bloodbath of cancellations announced, along with a number of new projects. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block revealed what they'll be previewing to the industry and potential advertisers at next week's 2013/2014 upfront event, featuring a performance by Kanye West. From Naruto to Mike Tyson, see what the programming block has in mind for the next year, after the jump.
During the MomoCon convention, the staff behind Cartoon Network's Toonami block held its first panel since the block's official return last May to Adult Swim's regular schedule. Some big news was revealed regarding show acquisitions and a film airing as well as slight changes to the visual look of the block going forward. Hit the jump for all of the details
It's up front season, which means TV networks are letting prospective advertisers know what to expect for the year to come. In the case of Cartoon Network, their preview came with the bad news for super hero fans that Young Justice and Green Lantern will not be back for 2013/14. In their place will be Beware the Batman and the SD style Teen Titans Go! More after the jump.
Netflix has announced that the media distributor has inked a deal with Time Warner that will allow them to stream past seasons of Cartoon Network‘s Adventure Time, Ben 10, Regular Show and Green Lantern as well as the Adult Swim block's Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Boondocks and Children's Hospital. Content will be rolled out starting March 30th. More after the jump.
Back on October 13th, new episodes of Young Justice and Green Lantern were supposed to air on Cartoon Nework's DC Nation block, but were mysteriously pulled at the last moment, with a lot of fan speculation and a January return date in the wake. This week, DCN makes its awaited return. Ge a preview after the jump.
Back on October 13th, new episodes of Young Justice, Green Lantern, and shorts including Amethyst were supposed to air on Cartoon Nework's DC Nation block, but were mysteriously pulled at the last moment, with a lot of fan speculation and a January return date in its wake. As a hold over, Cartoon Network has posted a new chibi Teen Titans short. Get a look after the jump.
Cartoon Network has posted a preview spoof of Pokemon and the prime time drama Person of Interest from their animated comedy anthology MAD. Watch Reese uses his Special Forces skills to track down a Psyduck after the jump..
While it is disappointingly Toonami-free, Cartoon Network watchers should get a heavy hit of nostalgia from a new animated music video commissioned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the network. It airs at the conclusion of the birthday celebrations, but can already be seen online. Check it out after the jump.
Thundercats "What Lies Above (part 2)" airs Saturday, June 16th at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. It's the conclusion to this season of the Studio 4°C (Tekkon Kinkreet) animated 80's toy/toon revival and given, Cartoon Network's conspicuous silence on where the series might fit into 2013 plans, it's widely assumed that this is also the curtain call for the new Thundercats. More after the jump.
When we checked in on Toonami ratings after the Adult Swim anime block's return, numbers were, as Jason DeMarco put it, "OKAY." Thankfully they improved over the second week, with premiere episodes of Bleach, Deadman Wonderland, and Casshern Sins doing better than before. Details past the break!
While anime inspired cartoons have a fairly spotty track regard among fans of the original Japanese medium, Cartoon Network's 2003-2006 Teen Titans was generally well received. A super deformed spin-off of Teen Titans Go! shorts recently began airing on the network's DC Nation block, and that was apparently well received too, because it's getting its own full show next year. More after the jump.
Cartoon Network Japan announced the result of a viewers' survey on the best animation in the world (excluding Japanese anime) on June 7. The total number of votes were 95,682. The top 10 titles will be broadcasted in its summer special program from July 23 to August 31. Check the ranking after the jump.