Adult Swim USA New Harvey Birdman Special: Harvey Birdman, Attorney General Coming This Autumn

Adult Swim USA New Harvey Birdman Special: Harvey Birdman, Attorney General Coming This Autumn

Adult Swim USA New Harvey Birdman Special: Harvey Birdman, Attorney General Coming This Autumn

Today (14th May), Adult Swim USA has announced that Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law will be returning with a special episode which will air sometime in Autumn 2018. In the special, Harvey Birdman, the show’s titular character, gets appointed as the Attorney General of the United States by megalomaniac billionaire – President Phil Ken Sebben, however, Harvey needs to find a way to oust the president from public office. The show’s creators – Michael Ouweleen (also Chief Marketing Officer for Cartoon Network) and Erik Richter will be returning to produce the new special. The animated series – Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law aired on Adult Swim from 2000 to 2007 for a total of four seasons, the show follows former superhero Harvey Birdman who is now working as an attorney at a law firm along with other classic Hanna-Barbara characters. The character – Harvey Birdman originated from the late-1960’s Hanna-Barbera animated series – Birdman and the Galaxy Trio.

The special will also feature the show’s original voice acting cast, Gary Cole will reprise his role as Harvey Birdman, Stephen Colbert as President Phil Ken Sebben, John Michael Higgins as Mentok the Mindtaker, Paget Brewster as Birdgirl, Chris Edgerly as Peter Potamus, Peter MacNicol as X the Eliminator and Phil LaMarr as Black Vulcan.

The announcement of the special episode was made ahead of Turner’s annual upfront which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York this Wednesday (16th May), along with the Harvey Birdman special, Adult Swim has already announced a seventy episode long-term renewal for hit animated sci-fi comedy series – Rick and Morty. Cartoon Network has already announced their upfront for 2018-2019 back in March, however the president of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim – Christina Miller will be at the upfront event. Also at the event will be, J.G. Quintel, the creator of Cartoon Network’s Regular Show and the upcoming animated series – Close Enough and also Olan Rogers – the creator of TBS’s and Adult Swim’s Final Space along with Tika Sumpter, the voice of Quinn in Final Space.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/03/cartoon-network-usa-2018-2019-upfront-cartoon-networks-largest-programming-slate-ever-new-shows-new-episodes-and-new-digital-content/

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/TurnerUpFront-to-Feature-A-Powerhouse-Lineup-of-Entertainment-Sports-News-Stars-20180503

From The Turner USA Press Release: Harvey Birdman Named Attorney General

In a stunning announcement, even for this administration, megalomaniac billionaire President Phil Ken Sebben announced today that Harvey Birdman will be this country’s next Attorney General.

In his new role, it’s up to Harvey Birdman to find a way to remove President Phil Ken Sebben from office, before everyone starts to worry it’s more than the ridiculous plot to an animated show.

The proceedings are set for this fall at [adult swim].

Representing Harvey Birdman will be Gary Cole. The spokesperson (literally) for Phil Ken Sebben is Stephen Colbert. Mentok the Mindtaker is represented by John Michael Higgins. Paget Brewster is spokesperson for Birdgirl and Peter Potamus by Chris Edgerly, while X the Eliminator and Black Vulcan will be represented by Peter MacNicol and Phil LaMarr, respectively.

“This is a great day for our country and for no one else,” said Erik Richter, co-creator of Harvey Birdman. “It’s funny because it’s true. Wait, not funny because it’s true.” said co-creator Michael Ouweleen.

Harvey Birdman, Attorney General, a new half-hour animated special, is created and executive produced by Ouweleen and Richter, with Richard Ferguson-Hull and Evan Adler also serving as executive producers.

Fan favorite animated series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law aired on Adult Swim for from 2000 – 2007 for four seasons and the new special features the original voice cast.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/harvey-birdman-named-attorney-general

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode One

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode One

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode One: From The Turner USA Press Release

Cartoon Network and HowStuffWorks have teamed up for the new podcast Drawn: The Story of Animation which officially launches today.

Don’t miss the first of 11 episodes hosted by podcast veteran Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed in History Class) as she takes listeners on a time travel to explore a bit of animation’s history, and trace those roots to the stories being told by today’s artists.

Episode One: How Cartoons Get Made

Synopsis: While some technology has changed over the years, in many ways, the path from an idea to a finished cartoon has remained the same. How has animation evolved while still retaining its roots, and where will it go next?

Special Guests:

– Brian Miller (Senior Vice President, Cartoon Network Studios)
– Doc Hammer and Emmy® Award nominee Christopher McCulloch (Venture Bros.)
– Ian Jones-Quartey (OK K.O.!, Adventure Time)
– Kim Manning (Vice President, Programming, Adult Swim)
– Michael Ouweleen (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang)
– Mike Lazzo (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim)
– Ollie Green (Producer, Robot Chicken)
– Rebecca Sugar (Emmy ® Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe)
– Rob Sorcher (Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network Studios)
– Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy)

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode OneCartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode One

Ian Jones-Quartey
Creator, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

Brian Miller
Senior Vice President, CN Studios
Holly Frey
Host, HowStuffWorks

Episode One: Behind-the-Scenes Videos

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Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner For A New Podcast – Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner For A New Podcast - Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner On A New Podcast – Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network has partnered with HowStuffWorks, an educational website about how things work, to produce a special podcast called “Drawn: The Story of Animation”. The new podcast will launch on Tuesday 1st May and will consist of 11 episodes and will be a detailed analysis of animation from the prospective of the production crew, show creators, studio executives and the voice acting cast. Each episode will dive right into the history of animation, a creative form of entertainment that has developed exponentially over the past century. Podcast topics that will be explored include the cultural influence of animation, how cartoons are made, music in animation, consumer products, sound effects and woman in the animation industry.

HowStuffWorks is also the largest for-profit podcasting network, each episode of “Drawn” will be presented by Holly Frey, the host of HowStuffWorks’ very own “Stuff You Missed In History Class” podcast.

Special guests that will be joining Holly on the podcast include: Eric Bauza (voice actor for Unikitty!, The Looney Tunes Show and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Seth Green (co-creator for Robot Chicken, voice actor on Family Guy), Doc Hammer and Emmy Award nominee, Christopher McCulloch (better known as Jackson Publick, creator of The Venture Bros.), Doc Hammer (Voice actor and writer for The Venture Bros.), Liz Harvatine (stop-motion animator on Robot Chicken), Mike Lazzo (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim), Vanessa Marshall (voice actress for Star Wars: Rebels and Regular Show), Michael Ouweleen (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang), Jennifer Pelphrey (Production Manager for Cartoon Network Studios), Ian Jones-Quartey (Creator of OK K.O.!, also worked on Steven Universe and Adventure Time), Rob Sorcher (Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network Studios), Tara Strong (voice actress for Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Rebecca Sugar (Emmy Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe) and Billy West (voice actor for Futurama and the Wacky Races reboot).

The free audio podcast is available for subscription, download and streaming across all major podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, RadioPublic and Google Play.

Ahead of the premiere of the brand new podcast, animation fans can listen to a trailer on Apple Podcasts.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1376092824

The new podcast is produced by HowStuffWorks and Cartoon Network and is distributed by Turner’s Podcast Division – Turner Podcast Network, the podcast network encompasses all audio podcast content from Cartoon Network (including the successful Steven Universe Podcast), Adult Swim, CNN, Bleacher Report, TruTV, TNT and HLN. Turner’s podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 7.2 million unique users and 11.7 million downloads.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Cartoon Network and HowStuffWorks Partner on New Podcast Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network, a global leader in animation, and HowStuffWorks, the largest for-profit podcasting network, have partnered on the new podcast Drawn: The Story of Animation, launching Tuesday, May 1st. The 11-episode audio podcast will be the definitive exploration of cartoons with an insider’s perspective. Show creators, voice actors and historians share their unique insights into the rich world of artistry that’s become a huge part of the entertainment landscape. Each episode will time travel to explore a bit of animation’s history and trace those roots to the stories being told by today’s artists.

Every week Drawn host, Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed in History Class) will focus on a core theme in the evolution of animation over the last century including music, consumer products, sound effects, and women in animation alongside general topics covering how cartoons get made, their cultural influence and more.

Guests joining Holly for a lively discussion over the eleven episodes include:

Eric Bauza: (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Seth Green: (Robot Chicken, Family Guy)
Doc Hammer and Emmy® Award nominee Christopher McCulloch: (Venture Bros.)
Liz Harvatine: (Robot Chicken)
Mike Lazzo: (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim)
Vanessa Marshall: (Star Wars: Rebels, Regular Show)
Michael Ouweleen: (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang)
Jennifer Pelphrey: (Emmy ® Award Winner Adventure Time, Steven Universe)
Ian Jones-Quartey: (OK K.O.!, Adventure Time)
Rob Sorcher: (Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network Studios)
Tara Strong: (Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony)
Rebecca Sugar: (Emmy ® Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe)
Billy West: (Futurama)

“As Cartoon Network continues to develop original content for all platforms, partnering with HowStuffWorks to showcase the evolution of animation is exactly the unique experience our fans have come to expect from us.” – Erik Resnick, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang

The free audio podcast is available for subscription, download and streaming across all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, RadioPublic and Google Play. In advance of next week’s premiere episode of Drawn: The Story of Animation, fans can preview the season with a newly released trailer now available on the podcast’s subscribe page here.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Cartoon Network on the new podcast, Drawn. At HowStuffWorks, we are fundamentally driven by creativity and great stories – and as we looked across different mediums, we felt like some of the best work being done today, period, was in animation. The more we dug into the space to tell the story, the more we realized the incredible history of how this medium has developed. Having Cartoon Network as a partner alongside us to tell that story is a perfect match.” – Conal Byrne, President, HowStuffWorks

Drawn is the second podcast in the last year from Cartoon Network, following the successful launch of the Steven Universe Podcast, now in its second season with over 500,000 downloads.

Hosted by HowStuffWorks’ Holly Frey, Drawn: The Story of Animation is produced by HowStuffWorks, executive produced by Cartoon Network and distributed by Turner Podcast Network.

Cartoon Network’s podcasts are part of the Turner Podcast Network alongside other high profile branded podcasts from CNN, Bleacher Report, TruTV, TNT, HLN and Adult Swim. The Turner Podcast Network was created to implement a portfolio-wide network that centralizes production, distribution and sales for all Turner podcasts in order to develop and launch new branded podcasts across Turner’s news, kids and entertainment brands. Turner’s podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 7.2 million unique users and 11.7 million downloads.

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