The Jetsons Live Action Pilot Planned For ABC In The United States

The Jetsons Live Action Pilot Planned For ABC In The United States

The Jetsons Live Action Pilot Planned For ABC In The United States

According to entertainment industry news websites – Variety and Deadline, American national broadcaster – ABC has ordered a put pilot for a potential live-action show based on Hanna-Barbera’s space age animated sitcom – The Jetsons. A put pilot is a pilot that the network (in this case, ABC) has agreed to air either as a special or series, not airing the pilot will incur a financial penalty and in a majority of cases, it also means that it will become a full series.

The live-action sitcom will have a multi-camera setup with the story set 100 years into the future. Like the classic cartoon which also premiered on ABC in 1963 (with a 41 episode revival from 1985 for syndication), the show will follow the daily lives of George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson along with their robot maid Rosie and family dog Astro. The show also had an animated movie and even had a crossover with their stone age counterparts – The Flintstones.

Before the announcement of the live-action pilot, the latest Jetsons project from Warner Bros. was the straight-to-DVD release of The Jetsons and WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! this year.

Back To The Future co-creator and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? director – Robert Zemeckis will executive produce along with Jack Rapke under the Compari Entertainment brand. Gary Janetti, who has written for and produced shows including Fox’s animated sitcom – Family Guy and co-creator of the British comedy series Vicious, will write and executive produce. Compari Entertainment’s Jackie Levine will serve as a co-executive producer. Warner Bros. Television will produce the show in association with Nickelby Inc. and Compari.

Cartoon Network Shows Now Available On National Express’s On Board Entertainment System

Cartoon Network Shows Now Available On National Express's On Board Entertainment System

Cartoon Network Shows Now Available On National Express’s On Board Entertainment System

Turner’s Cartoon Network and British coach company – National Express have partnered up to add the channel’s animated content onto National Express’s VUER (View, Unwind, Enjoy, Relax) on-board entertainment system. While on journeys, kids will get to enjoy Cartoon Network’s animated action and comedy shows including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears on their phones and tablets via the free on-board Wi-Fi service. While the kids are being entertained by Ben’s alien adventures or by the super cute and fierce Powerpuff Girls, adults can watch episodes of lifestyle, travel and business programming from CNN International or enjoy Great Big Story’s cinematic storytelling on the VUER entertainment system for no extra charge.

From this week, the content offered by Turner (via their CNN International Commercial division) is now available on National Express’s 550 coach fleet across the United Kingdom, also to promote the partnership, select National Express coaches travelling to and from London Stansted Airport or London Luton Airport will feature a specially designed Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, CNN or Great Big Story themed livery at the coach’s rear. Also people travelling with National Express will get to enter competitions featuring prizes from Cartoon Network and other Turner brands.

The VUER system was introduced last November, since its launch, more than a million unique users have registered to use the service. National Express coach passengers using VUER can surf the internet, read magazines, and enjoy movies and TV programmes.

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From The National Express Press Release: Cartoon Heroes Set To Animate Summer Coach Travel

National Express is revealing that brand new content is going live on its coaches featuring some of the nation’s most popular cartoon heroes to entertain kids this summer.

The UK’s largest coach operator has partnered with Turner to add content from CNN, Great Big Story and popular Cartoon Network programming, including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, and We Bare Bears, to its award-winning on-board entertainment system VUER.

To celebrate the partnership, a number of Stansted and Luton coaches will be wrapped with show-stopping Cartoon Network, Great Big Story and CNN liveries to show off the fantastic new shows available on board.

From this week, kids can watch their favourite cartoons, free of charge on VUER with their phones and tablets via the free Wi-Fi. From super cute and super fierce Powerpuff Girls, to alien-morphing action in Ben 10 and hilarious tech-savvy bear brothers in We Bare Bears, VUER will keep them entertained during the journey.

Parents meanwhile can keep up to date and informed thanks to the new addition on VUER of lifestyle programmes from CNN. Recent episodes of the network’s style, travel and business shows include interviews with Lewis Hamilton, Gwyneth Paltrow and in-depth looks at destinations such as Bangkok, Barcelona and Marrakech. Passengers can also enjoy Great Big Story’s cinematic storytelling, which travels the world to discover the untold, the overlooked and the amazing.

Under the new partnership established by CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and National Express, the new content will be available on VUER across the 550 strong coach fleet – doubtless a big plus to parents looking to keep their kids entertained while travelling this summer.

National Express VUER (View, Unwind, Enjoy, Relax) allows customers to enjoy hours of free entertainment – as well as news, weather and journey updates – on their own devices from the comfort of their seat.

Introduced in November last year, VUER is proving incredibly popular – more than 1million unique users have registered to use the system and the app has been downloaded over 100,000 times.

The service means National Express coach passengers can browse the internet, read up to £20 worth of magazines, enjoy films and television programmes as they travel – all for the cost of a coach ticket.

National Express Coach Managing Director Chris Hardy said: “We are delighted to announce this fantastic new cartoon and news content on VUER– a superb addition to the already broad range of content available on board our services – making journeys on coaches even more enjoyable and relaxing. We are looking forward to expanding our partnership with Turner with the possibility adding more of their excellent programmes in the future.”

Rachelle Peterson, Global Director, Commercial Distribution, CNN International Commercial said: “We’re excited to offer a wide range of programmes from Cartoon Network’s top kids’ shows to keep the children entertained on their journeys on National Express and give adults the chance to explore destinations and stories from CNN lifestyle shows and Great Big Story videos. This is a great example of how Turner’s premium content can enhance the travel experience.”

Furthermore, Turner has teamed up with National Express to offer its customers the chance to win exclusive prizes. Look out for The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and We Bare Bears branded buses and visit for more details on how to enter.

New Mobile Game Coming Soon Adventure Time Champions And Challengers

New Mobile Game Coming Soon Adventure Time Champions and Challengers

New Mobile Game Coming Soon Adventure Time Champions And Challengers

Mobile game developer – YesGnome and Cartoon Network Games will be releasing a brand new mobile game based on Adventure Time very soon. The brand new mobile game is a RTS (Real-time Strategy) called Adventure Time: Champions & Challengers. The game features over 70 heroes and villains in the Adventure Time series – including Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, BMO, Fionna, Cake, Marceline, Young Billy, LSP and Farmworld Finn.

Build your dream team, lead them into battle and command them in real time. The new game will also feature player vs player battling functionality. In the game, you will be able to upgrade your character’s abilities to help you out in the PvP arena and to help you on your mission to stop the Dice Lord!. Android users who register their interest on the game’s page on Google Play will be notified when the game is released. The game will be released for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire mobile devices and will be available to download from the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

From The Game’s Description On Google Play

Challenge the Dice Lord to the ULTIMATE Adventure Time game! Prepare thyself for legendary freakin’ battles in Champions & Challengers!


Play as the greatest heroes and villains from across the Adventure Time Multiverse! Team up with Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, BMO, Fionna, Cake, Marceline, Young Billy, LSP, Farmworld Finn, and so many more!


Command your team in real time! Develop a winning strategy to crush your opponents in tactical turn-based RPG combat. Use simple gestures to summon mathematical attacks! Bust out special Tricks and Artifacts to do even more damage!


Seek you glory? Battle other players in the PvP Arena! Rise up the ranks as you dominate the leaderboards with your warrior skills. Upgrade your champions to unlock even more powerful attacks and claim bigger victories!


Assemble a squad of champions and challengers from all over the Land of Ooo! Each champion has a unique set of powerful attacks. Combine character abilities to smash your enemies and foil the Dice Lord’s plans.

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