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.
Adult Swim's two new anime premieres, Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins, both ranked #1 in their time periods among certain young adult demographics. While the rankings were up, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim's vice president of strategic marketing and promotions, Jason DeMarco, says it was just, "OKAY." Read on for more!
If you're still reeling from the confirmation of the Toonami anime block's revival on Adult Swim, get ready for more. According to a press release, Adult Swim is also "developing new original anime programming for fans" as part of the block. Read on for more!
If you were around for Adult Swim's grand, unforgettable April Fools' night, during which they ran a classic block of Toonami anime, then this shouldn't be too big of a surprise: Toonami is coming back. Adult Swim has made the big announcement, setting the block's return for May 26. Read on for more!
For April Fools', Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block cosplayed as the much lamented Toonami, airing Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, Trigun, Outlaw Star, and Tenchi Muyo, as well as new TOM bumpers. Check out a collection of the spots after the jump.
Fan YouTube channel CN Vault has been posting various localized versions of Cartoon Network's promos, and today, showcased of pair of absurd classics from Cartoon Network Japan. If you were ever curious to hear what Wonder Woman, Bird Man, Blue Falcon, the Wonder Twin's Zan, and Zandor from The Herculoids sound like in Japanese, check out the clips after the jump!
Cartoon Network is preparing the launch of DC Nation, programming built around DC superheroes with shows like the CG animation, Beware the Batman. To promote this, Aardman Films, of Wallace and Gromit fame, was contracted to render the some DC characters in claymation. Check it out after the jump.
Cartoon Network has signed a development agreement with action-adventure producer Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford and their company Angry Filmworks to develop a live-action motion picture based on the groundbreaking, environment-saving animated hero, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, it was announced today by Stuart Snyder, president and COO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division (AYAKM). The agreement gives Murphy and his company the exclusive rights to develop and package the property and advance it towards production.
In 2011 Cartoon Network will transport fans attending San Diego Comic-Con International to the unpredictable and exciting world ofAdventure Time! The Land of Ooo comes to Comic Con and to the streets of San Diego with an Adventure Time themed booth, Pizzeria and the first-ever Adventure Time Parade.