Cartoon Network USA Friday Party 3rd March

Cartoon Network USA Friday Party 3rd March

Cartoon Network USA Friday Party 3rd March

Cartoon Network USA will be celebrating the start of the weekend on Friday 3rd March with the Friday Party programming block. Friday Party will start with a new episode of Teen Titans Go! at 6pm ET/PT, followed by the season two premiere of The Powerpuff Girls at 6.30pm ET/PT and finally a new episode of Steven Universe at 7pm ET/PT, the party begins on Cartoon Network at 6pm ET/PT.

Friday Party New Episode Descriptions:

Teen Titans Go!
Permanent Record
6pm ET/PT

It’s back to school for the Titans as they teach each other about science and grammar.

The Powerpuff Girls
The Last Donnycorn
6.30pm ET/PT

When Donny the Unicorn is hunted by a seemingly unstoppable foe, the Powerpuff Girls have to find a way to save him before it’s too late!

Steven Universe
Tiger Philanthropist
7pm ET/PT

Steven tries pro wrestling, this episode is a follow-on from the episode “Tiger Millionaire” in season one.

The Promo for Cartoon Network’s Friday Party:

Also in March, Cartoon Network USA will premiere We Bare Bears season three (Ice Bear already knew), no exact broadcast date and time has been announced yet, the best way to keep yourself updated is to check out the Cartoon Network March 2017 Premiere Info thread on the ToonZone forums or use Screener’s Zap2It TV guide.

Over The Garden Wall Art Book To Be Released September 2017

Over The Garden Wall Art Book To Be Released September 2017

Over The Garden Wall Art Book To Be Released September 2017

Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a book containing artwork from Cartoon Network Studios’ critically acclaimed and Creative Arts Emmy award winning mini-series – Over The Garden Wall. The book, Art of the Garden Wall will contain drawings made during the production stages as well as sketches from the mini-series creator, Patrick McHale. The book will also contain never-before-seen artwork that never made the final cut and artwork from the mini-series’ prototype pilot – Tome of the Unknown. Art of Over The Garden Wall will be available to purchase at book retailers in the United States from Wednesday 13th September, the book will be available to pre-order very soon.

Over The Garden Wall follows two half-brothers named Wirt and Greg who find themselves lost in “The Unknown”, an enchanted and mysterious land filled with forests and small villages with an autumnal and turn-of-the-20th century theme, on their journey, they befriend a cursed bluebird named Beatrice who wishes to break the spell that was casted upon her. Voice acting talent includes Elijah Wood (Wirt), Collin Dean (Greg), Melanie Lynskey (Beatrice), Christopher Lloyd (The Woodsman), John Cleese (Quincy Endicott, Adelaide of the Pasture) and Tim Curry (Auntie Whispers).

Official Description Of The Book:

From Pottsfield to Cloud City, venture up and over and dive right into this colorful hardbound art book. A complete tour through the development and production of Over the Garden Wall, this volume contains hundreds of pieces of concept art and sketches, along with a comprehensive look at the show’s breathtaking production art, including art from the acclaimed 2013 short film Tome of the Unknown: Harvest Melody, which served as the series’ pilot. Also includes commentary from creators Patrick McHale and Nick Cross, interviews with the cast and crew, and more!

Cartoon Network Toys At American International Toy Fair 2017 18th To 21st February

Cartoon Network Toys At American International Toy Fair 2017 18th To 21st February

Cartoon Network Toys At American International Toy Fair 2017 18th To 21st February

Today (21/02/2017), was the final day of the 2017 North American International Toy Fair at the Javits Convention Center and the Toy Center in New York. A lot of Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation toys were showcased at the event (including Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty), so here’s a roundup of some of the new toys and games on display, also check out the previous Ben 10 toys blog post on the link below for more information.

Steven Universe Construction Sets

McFarlane Toys has unveiled a brand new Steven Universe themed construction set based on Mr. Universe Van on the show, the set was also on display at the Toy Fair. The set also includes Steven and Greg figures. McFarlane Toys has also announced that there will also be construction sets for Steven’s Bedroom Loft, the Temple Door and the Desert Fortress. The playsets will be available from August this year, with suggested retail prices from $7.99 to $34.99.

Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis: Animation Annihilation Deck-Building Game

Cryptozoic Entertainment will be releasing another edition of the Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game, but this time the game will feature The Powerpuff Girls, Uncle Grandpa, Mojo Jojo, Aunt Grandma (Uncle Grandpa’s female imposter), Fionna and Cake (gender-swapped Finn and Jake) and the Ice Queen (gender-swapped Ice King). The game will be released in the third quarter of 2017 with a recommended retail price of $40. The game is also compatible with games featuring Cryptzoic’s Cerberus Engine. Cryptozoic Entertainment has also worked with DC Comics to develop a Teen Titans Go! themed deck-building game, the game will be released in late 2017 with a recommended retail price of $25.

Looney Tunes: Space Jam Funko Pops

Also at the Toy Fair, Funko had their new Looney Tunes: Space Jam Funko Pops on display, the set includes vinyl figures of Bugs Bunny, Marvin The Martian, Taz and the movie’s main villian – Mr. Swackhammer and one of the basketball players from the Monstars – Blanko. A movie sequel to Space Jam – Space Jam 2 is currently in development at Warner Bros. and will be released in cinemas in 2019.

Rick and Morty Tabletop Games

Board games and trading cards company – Cryptozoic Entertainment have announced that they are working with Cartoon Network Enterprises to develop two new tabletop games based on two episodes of the popular animated Adult Swim show – Rick and Morty. The two new games are called “Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game” and “Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game”. Both games have been previewed at Cryptozoic’s booth at the Toy Fair, Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game is due to be released on 12th July 2017 and Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game will be released some time in the fourth quarter of 2017. Production on Rick and Morty Season 3 is now in progress.

Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game Description from the Cryptozoic Entertainment Press Release:

Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game is based on the first season episode “Anatomy Park,” in which Rick shrinks Morty and sends him into the body of Ruben, a homeless man in a Santa suit. It turns out that, in a joint venture with an eccentric and well-funded amoeba, Rick has built a microscopic amusement park inside a human body that will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. Morty’s mission is to save the very strange park before it is overrun by the diseases that are running rampant.

The strategy game puts 2-4 players into Anatomy Park, deep inside of Ruben’s body. After choosing from six characters, players must design the best park possible by placing tiles while simultaneously avoiding and fighting Diseases, such as Tuberculosis and Hepatitis A. Certain actions (e.g., moving Ride Tiles around) shift around Ruben’s internal organs during gameplay and cause players to draw Bodily Reaction Cards, which result in unexpected effects and force players to act out embarrassing bodily functions. There are multiple game-ending conditions in which Ruben can live or die, affecting players and their final scores in various ways.

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game Description from the Cryptozoic Press Release:

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game is based on the Season 1 episode “Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind,” in which a group of Ricks from alternate realities arrive and accuse the show’s Rick of murdering other Ricks. After being taken to the Council of Ricks, Rick and Morty escape to track down the evil Rick who appears to be the one behind the murders and the kidnapping of numerous Mortys. However, the true motivations and identity of the villain turn out to be much more complicated.

The deck-building game uses Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine as various versions of Rick serve as both players’ oversized Hero cards and the Villainous Council of Ricks. Each player’s deck starts with the following cards: seven Genius Waves cards that give you Power, one Beth, one Jerry, and one Summer. The Beth, Jerry, and Summer cards do nothing, but can activate other cards. The “Kick” stack in other Cerberus games is now the Portal Gun stack. The Portal Gun activates the Portal deck, which transports a player’s Hero to a random Location from the episode or other popular places from the series. That player may then utilize that Location during his or her turn and has the option of paying the cost of the Location to put it into his/her deck.