Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Greenlights and Premieres

Horrorbots Going Full Speed

Greenlit back in August, the new Cartoon Network series Horrorbots has finally started production early this month. The series follows two friends, Thrasher and Blastus, who must face their most difficult challenge yet: high school. But there's a catch, for you see, they are robots living on a planet inhabited solely by robots. Less horrific then their mechanical brethen, these two misfits set out on a quest to fit in. Created by Micheal Buckley (author of The Sisters Grimm) and produced at New York's World Leaders Entertainment (known for [adult swim]'s The Venture Bros.)

Regular Show Is Moving Along

Also an August greenlight, Regular Show may be the only series animation fans may see come out of the Cartoon Network's defunct Cartoonstitute project. Anything but average, the show features two groundskeepers, Mordecai (a blue jay) and Rigby (a raccoon) who do pretty much anything to keep themselves entertained. However, even something as mundane as a game of rock-paper-scissors can take a turn for the surreal and chaotic. Created by J.G. Quintel (creative director of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack) and produced at Cartoon Network Studios.

Nickelodeon's newest animated series, the squash-and-strech CGI cartoon Fanboy and Chum Chum, is set for a November 7th premiere date. Fans of everything and fearful of nothing, our protagonists have many surreal adventures in their warped little town...all while wearing superhero costumes. Created by Eric Robles and produced at Nickelodeon Animation Studios.

Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold returns on October 16th to finish off its first season and jump right into the second. An episodic team-up series of epic proportions, each half-hour has the Caped Crusader teaming-up with a fellow DC hero to take down crime. Executive producer James Tucker (Justice League and League of Super Heroes); produced at Warner Bros. Animation.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Legal Cartoonstitute Shorts

The Awesome Chronicles of Manny and Khan and 3 Dog Band are the only two Cartoonstitute shorts can be considered to be online legally. Manny and Khan was recently put up by the short's creators (Josh Lieberman and Joey Giardina), while 3 Dog Band was put up by the company that did the sound design (Easyfeel). I'll be doing a Cartoon Review of the latter in a week or two.

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