Goodbye To The Blog

Goodbye To The Blog

Goodbye To The Blog

During the Easter break, I had to think about a difficult decision that I knew I had to eventually make, I’ve decided to close the blog. Very recently, I’ve turned 30 years old and I no longer have the time to carry on with it, I feel that I’ve neglected more important things in life. For nearly five years, I’ve pretty much worked on the blog nearly every day, taking up hours of my time. I hope to continue on Twitter and hopefully YouTube, but I’ll be around less often. There has been a couple of times when I said I was going to end it, but didn’t carry it through.

With the blog, I’ve proud with what I’ve done, I’ve met people I’d never thought I would ever meet, those BAFTA screening events were really something. Cartoon Network’s press office, DHX Media, Corus Entertainment (CN Canada), Lego, BBC Press Office, Bardel Entertainment and many more all follow me on Twitter, my Twitter account is too precious now to get rid of. I’ve been a member of ToonZone* since September 2013, which is now a long time ago, next month it will be five years since running the Twitter account and will be five years since doing the blog. Things have changed, CN is a lot different now to when I started the blog, Adventure Time and Regular Show have ended, The Amazing World of Gumball has almost ended, the next generation of kids are a lot different to the time when I was growing up too, there’s even a difference between those in their early 20’s and those approaching their 30’s. I’m now in the top end of Adult Swim’s target demographic and miles past CN’s, if my 20’s went this quickly, I’ll be 50 before you know it. Five years is one sixth of my life so far.

To be honest, in recent months I’ve been watching less and less cartoons and felt slightly disconnected from what I was writing, I wanted to enjoy it but just don’t have the time to make the commitment anymore, I run the blog on top of a full-time job. The blog is costing me quite a bit money as it’s outgrown shared hosting, I always covered the costs, I haven’t set up a Patreon (to be honest, Cartoon Community news channels have Patreon accounts although they’re not the original news source, why should I pay someone to read the news for me, when I can read it directly from the source myself) or ads (although there was a brief AdWords experiment on the blog, although it wasn’t fruitful and the ads had no relevance to the content at all). I did not ask for a single penny from anyone to run the site. I plan to archive the site somewhere, hopefully somewhere cheaper as it will be used less often, I’ll just leave the site abandoned.

Cartoon Network’s old owners – Turner is dead, the old management has left what was known as Turner’s parent company – Time Warner (now WarnerMedia owned by AT&T), also CN is now part of Warner Bros. Warner Bros. will now not only include Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim (with Toonami) and Adult Swim, but also Warner Bros. Animation, the anime streaming service – Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth and VRV. I just don’t have the time to cover this amount of news, plus the monthly highlights as well as managing the YouTube channel which features the promos on the channel, which is something that CN/Turner/Warner Bros. etc. should really be doing themselves with a much bigger and better PR department. On-demand streaming is CN’s eventual end goal anyway and I predict linear television will be dead in the United States and most countries in Western Europe within the next 15 years, there will be no point in uploading promos, bumpers and continuities as there will no longer be any.

I plan to continue on Twitter and share news, this will be less time consuming for me and it’s something I usually do anyway. Due to drastic changes at Cartoon Network, Turner and WarnerMedia as a whole, I think this will be a good time to end the blog, tomorrow night, I plan to post a list of links where you can find info about the latest Cartoon Network/Warner Bros. Animation news. To be honest, it’s time for someone else to step up to the challenge and takeover what I was doing.

People in the “cartoon community” (The only community I belong to is where I live) prefer to hear what CN Confessions, CN Schedule Archive or The Rise of Fall of Nickelodeon (who also covers CN News) etc. has to say anyway, it’s sad that people want rumours, opinion, drama, criticism and controversy more than straight news. I guess my blog was more of a broadsheet newspaper and everyone else’s a tabloid. I never understood the obsession of schedules in the “cartoon community”, these days you can watch shows anytime you like, I wish that was around when I was a kid.

*ToonZone is now known by “Anime Superhero”, after the name change, I felt they’ve sidelined Western Animation, a niche that they specialised in and attempted to go mass-market into the popular but yet oversaturated market of Japanese anime and superhero movies and comics news websites.

Steven Universe: Volume 2 Soundtrack To Be Released Tomorrow 12th April

Steven Universe: Volume 2 Soundtrack To Be Released Tomorrow 12th April

Steven Universe: Volume 2 Soundtrack To Be Released Tomorrow 12th April

Tomorrow (12th April), Cartoon Network will be releasing volume two of the Steven Universe soundtrack, which will be available on digital download and streaming services. The Steven Universe: Volume 2 Soundtrack will consist twelve tracks, including three memorable songs – “Change Your Mind”, “For Just One Day Let’s Only Think (Love)”, and “Sadie Killer and the Suspects”. The Steven Universe: Volume 2 Soundtrack includes all songs up until the end of the most recent season – Season 5, which ended with the dramatic four-part episode – Change Your Mind. The prior release – Steven Universe: Volume 1 Soundtrack was released last June.

Steven Universe: Volume 2 Soundtrack Listing:

1: The Working Dead
2: Sadie Killer and the Suspects
3: G-G-G-Ghost
4: The Distant Shore
5: Ruby Rider
6: Let’s Only Think About Love
7: Familiar
8: Escapism
9: Let Me Ska My Van Into Your Heart
10: We Are The Crystal Gems (Change Your Mind Version)
11: Change Your Mind
12: Love Like You (Reprise)

In addition to the Steven Universe: Volume 2 Soundtrack, a karaoke album will also be released called Steven Universe: Karaoke. With the Steven Universe: Karaoke album, Steven Universe fans will be able to sing-a-long to instrumental versions of eleven of the most beloved songs from the series.

Steven Universe: Volume 2 Soundtrack Listing:

1: We Are The Crystal Gems: Main Title (Instrumental Version)
2: Do It For Her (Instrumental Version)
3: Stronger Than You (Instrumental Version)
4: We Are The Crystal Gems: Full Theme (Instrumental Version)
5: It’s Over Isn’t It (Instrumental Version)
6: Here Comes A Thought (Instrumental Version)
7: Love Like You: End Credits (Instrumental Version)
8: That Distant Shore (Instrumental Version)
9: Familiar (Instrumental Version)
10: Escapism (Instrumental Version)
11: We Are The Crystal Gems: Change Your Mind Version (Instrumental Version)

http://collider.com/steven-universe-karaoke-videos

Paste Magazine has an exclusive track from the Steven Universe: Volume 2 Soundtrack on their website – For Just One Day Lets Only Think About (Love)

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/04/exclusive-steven-universe-song.html

Also Steven Universe: Season Two will be released on DVD in the United States on Tuesday 16th April, which now available to pre-order on Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Cartoon-Network-Steven-Universe-Complete/dp/B07NBF1RNF/

Every Steven Universe: Season Two DVD box set will also include a special Garnet fusion keychain as well as exclusive animatics from a few episodes such as “The Answer,” “Love Letters” and more.

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/blog/posts/20190416-sing-your-heart-out-with-two-steven-universe-soundtracks-plus-season-2-on-dvd

Cartoon Network USA And Adult Swim USA Celebrate April Fools’ Day 2019

Cartoon Network USA And Adult Swim USA Celebrate April Fools' Day 2019

Cartoon Network USA And Adult Swim USA Celebrate April Fools’ Day 2019

Today (1st April), is April Fools’ Day, a day that’s celebrated all over the world and is known for its practical jokes and Cartoon Network and Adult Swim is no exception. Cartoon Network USA has been airing some of the best episodes featuring pranks, with next bumper presentation highlighting the best prank fails and wins, with clips from shows such as The Amazing World of Gumball, Total DramaRama and Teen Titans Go!.

Adult Swim pranked its viewers with a brand new show – Gemusetto Machu Picchu, an animated show that parodies Japanese anime, most particularly of the sports sub-genre and is about a boy who competes in a tennis tournament in one of the most random places ever – Machu Picchu, the world famous citadel of the Incan civilisation in Peru. a total of six episodes were aired last night from 12am ET/PT, with five episodes lasting an hour and the finale lasting 45 minutes.

Gemusetto Machu Picchu was simulcasted on both television and the Adult Swim online livestream. The title of the show is a pun on the English language originated Tennis term – Game, Set and Match in Tennis and Gemusetto (to itchi) is the Japanese version of the term, with the Machu part of Machu Picchu forming the “match” part of the pun.

Gemusetto Machu Picchu was only trademarked by Cartoon Network in December last year, and before last night’s show premiere, very little info about the show was publicly released. Gemusetto Machu Picchu also aired on the brand new Adult Swim channel in Canada, six hours before the channel’s official launch and while the channel was still technically called “Action”, a now defunct channel brand (as of today) owned by Corus.

https://www.adultswim.com/videos/gemusetto-machu-picchu

https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/c-c-gemusetto-machu-picchu-4-1-adult-swim-april-fools-2019.5732541/

https://www.reddit.com/r/adultswim/comments/b7x5m2/adult_swim_canada_launched_at_midnight_wtf_is/
https://trademark.trademarkia.com/gemusetto-machu-picchu-88235023.html

https://www.cartoonnetwork.com

https://www.adultswim.com

Meanwhile, Cartoon Network Southeast Asia pranked its YouTube channel subscribers with a video revealing a new fourth bear in We Bare Bears, but it turns out it was just a prank, it was only Grizzy from Grizzy and The Lemmings.

https://www.cartoonnetworkasia.com

As today is also the launch day of the brand new Adult Swim Canada TV channel, the Rickmobile (a giant Rick-shaped vehicle/mobile pop-up shop) crossed the border into Canada and has been touring the streets of downtown Toronto today. At various locations in Toronto, fans had the opportunity to check out the vehicle and buy some exclusive merchandise. On Wednesday 3rd April, Corus Entertainment (the owners and operators of Adult Swim Canada, under a licensing agreeement with WarnerMedia) will be hosting a launch party to celebrate the launch of the brand new channel, attending the party will be Sarah Chalke – the Canadian voice actress of Beth in Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.

http://www.adultswim.ca