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

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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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Adult Swim USA Programming Slate 2016 And Onwards

Adult Swim USA Programming Slate 2016 And Onwards

Adult Swim USA Programming Slate 2016 And Onwards

Adult Swim USA has unveiled their programming slate for the coming year and it has been announced that a 24/7 multi-platform streaming service will be launched, which means Adult Swim will continue to broadcast via the internet during the day while Cartoon Network is on the air. Current popular programming such as Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros. and The Eric Andre Show have all been renewed. A new Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead special has also been announced.

In the up and coming twelve months Adult Swim will introduce new shows such as live-action comedy Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace and Dream Corp, LLC a new absurd workplace comedy show from John Krasinski; a new comedy special called Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America; and the much awaited comeback for Samurai Jack, created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky.

New original programming for Adult Swim’s new daytime schedule has also been greenlighted. The daytime schedule will feature a new slate of original content created by members of the Adult Swim staff now includes such weekday shows as Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, Call of Karaoke and Development Meeting. The stream for Adult Swim during the daytime will be accessible via AdultSwim.com or the Adult Swim app. Adult Swim has achieved double-digit growth across multiple platforms and mobile gaming, including a +97% increase in web and app usage.

For the Toonami block, Adult Swim will air new episodes of the manic FLCL anime series. After sixteen years, Adult Swim and Japanese animation studio Production I.G (known for producing Ghost in the Shell) are producing two new six-episode seasons of FLCL.

The following original series have been renewed:

Black Jesus, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, The Eric Andre Show, Infomercials, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mr. Pickles, Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, The Venture Bros., Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.

New Toonami acquisitions:

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Hunter x Hunter, Dimension W.

Returning acquisitions (Non-Toonami):

American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Cleveland Show, Family Guy, King of the Hill, Oblongs.

Returning Toonami acquisitions:

Dragonball Z Kai, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Naruto: Shippuden, One Piece, Parasyte: The Maxim, Samurai Champloo.

Adult Swim continues to be basic cable’s number one channel* for the millennials generation and has been the number one channel* for young adults for over ten years.

Turner Broadcasting System USA will make an official announcement at its 2016 Upfront Presentation in New York City on Wednesday 18th May.

* Adult Swim is classed as a separate television channel and treated separately from Cartoon Network for viewing rating purposes.

From The Turner USA Press Release

Adult Swim, a division of Turner and basic cable’s #1 home with millennials for over a decade, is once again departing from the ordinary, announcing two new slates of programming in advance of the Turner Upfront 2016 presentation on May 18 in New York City. Known for its unique approach to content development and having a voice that resonates with its audience, Adult Swim has not only crafted a robust and diverse slate for its top-rated cable network but also for its ever popular digital domain AdultSwim.com. An ongoing leader in the digital space, Adult Swim has charted double-digit growth across multiple platforms and mobile gaming, including a +97% increase in web and app usage.

Adult Swim’s returning original hits Rick and Morty, The Venture Bros. and The Eric Andre Show will be joined by new on-air programming, including Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special; live-action series Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace and Dream Corp, LLC from John Krasinski; a new comedy special from Brett Gelman; and the much anticipated return of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack. Adult Swim also continues its successful collaboration with creator Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty) on a new pilot project, Art Prison.

Extending viewing hours beyond their linear programming, Adult Swim continues to follow its fans across multiple platforms by introducing new original programming for streaming all day long through AdultSwim.com. An entirely new slate of original content created by members of the Adult Swim staff now includes such weekday shows as Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, Call of Karaoke and Development Meeting. These shows join popular anime fan show Toonami: Pre-Flight and everyone’s favorite afternoon addiction, FishCenter, on AdultSwim.com, which to date has two million registered users to interact daily with the show hosts through their live chat feature.

“Adult Swim is a one of a kind destination that simply knows its audience,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. “Mike Lazzo and his team have always found new and interesting ways to produce and distribute content that can’t be found anywhere else.”

“Adult Swim has developed a relationship with millennials like no other media brand,” said Donna Speciale, president of Turner Ad Sales.”That connection is a key access point for advertisers who want to utilize an authentic voice across custom, branded content and partnerships rich with direct to fan experiences.”

Original Series and Specials

Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special

In keeping with the tradition of working with major franchises such as Star Wars and DC Comics universe, the Emmy Award®-winning team behind Robot Chicken joins forces with the executive producers of The Walking Dead to bring fans an all new and extra bloody half-hour special. Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, and executive producers/head writers Tom Root and Doug Goldstein, will bring an animated zombie apocalypse to Adult Swim with The Walking Dead’s creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman and showrunner, executive producer and writer Scott M. Gimple.

Montana James

In this half-hour live-action special, adventure has one name, Montana James. Follow our feathered-cap-wearing explorer on another one of his rip-roaring syndicated television odysseys. This time Montana is on the hunt for the coveted Holy Grail Cup, but watch out Montana, the Order of the Red Arm Band is on your tail again! Created by Nick Corirossi and Charles Ingram, and produced by Funny Or Die.

Mr. Neighbor’s House

Mr. Neighbor’s House is a half-hour, live-action children’s show hosted by Brian Huskey (Childrens Hospital, Veep). He’s like any other host of kids programming, except that he is barely able to contain the suppressed rage boiling underneath his quiet demeanor. From the safe confines of his home, he throws to various “educational” vignettes: puppets, animation, stop motion, spoken word and mixed medium elements that all blend together into one half-hour special… that is NOT for kids. Mr. Neighbor’s House was created by Huskey, Jason Mantzoukas (Childrens Hospital, The League), and Jesse Falcon, who also serve as executive producers with Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital, Hot Tub Time Machine).

Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America

For the third installment in their “Dinner” series of half-hour specials, Brett Gelman and director Jason Woliner present Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America, an exploration of the racial problem in this country. The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors – Loretta Devine (The Carmichael Show), Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson), Joe Morton (Scandal) and Mack Wilds (The Wire) – in an open forum on racism. But as his motives are questioned and the guests refuse to respond in the way that he had hoped, this misbegotten exercise in “doing good” soon goes very, very wrong. Subverting and then bounding past the conventions of “awkward comedy” and becoming something wholly unique, Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America is unflinching, confrontational and unlike anything previously broadcast on television. Created and written by Gelman and Woliner and produced by Abso Lutely Productions.

Samurai Jack

After 12 years, Jack is back. Original creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story of Samurai Jack with a new season of half-hour episodes.

Dream Corp, LLC

Dream Corp, LLC is an absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week, viewers will watch as a rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists. Dream Corp, LLC is created by Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow) and executive-produced by alums of both American and British versions of The Office, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, as well as Krasinski’s Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger.

Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace

This quarter-hour live-action comedy series features sketch comedy troupe Million Dollar Extreme. A super pure tragicomedy rosary of pious prayers bringing unity, joy and excellent living to the people of all sizes, sexualities and colors, this series stars misandrous comedioterrorists Sam Hyde, Nick Rochefort, Charls Carroll, and is directed by Andrew Ruse. World Peace will unlock your closeted bigoted imagination, toss your inherent racism into the burning trash and cleanse your intolerant spirit with pure unapologetic American comedy. Open your eyes or you’ll get thumb goggles, for what naive slob expects hemlock medicine to taste of milkshake? For the record, none of us plan on killing ourselves, and if we do it’s CIA or Mossad.

Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio

A new quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely (China, IL), Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio features a collection of frenetic one-off bits, shorts and songs, all filtered through Neely’s signature visual style. Beware however, as this show hates you. Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld serve as executive producers, with Dave Newberg as co-executive producer and Titmouse, Inc. producing.

Decker: Unclassified

A successful web series and an action-packed powerhouse, Decker: Unclassified follows Agent Jack Decker as he subverts terrorist plots against his beloved America. Joined by ally and master code breaker Agent Jonathan Kington, the two navigate evils both foreign and domestic threatening a once great nation. The series was created by and stars Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, and is produced by Abso Lutely Productions.

FLCL

Created in 2000, FLCL told the tale of Naota, a 12-year-old boy who met a woman that would forever change his life…whether he liked it or not. Sixteen years later, Adult Swim and legendary animation studio Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) are creating two new six-episode seasons to continue the tale, which will premiere in Adult Swim’s Toonami block. In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock. Back for the new season is FLCL series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki, serving as supervisor with director Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner).

Pilots

Art Prison

In this half-hour live-action pilot, talented convicts vie for one last shot at success inside a Prison for the Performing Arts because they have to. Created by Tom Kauffman (Rick and Morty) and Paul Isakson, who serve as executive producers with Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty), this pilot is being produced by Starburns Industries.

Lazor Wulf

This quarter-hour animated pilot follows a wolf who carries a laser on his back and believes that love has no limit, that wearing do-rags gives you power and that Gawd is a lie. It was created by Henry Bonsu and written/executive-produced by Bonsu and Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL).

Chuck Deuce

A half-hour animated masterpiece written by Lars Kenseth about Chuck, Chuck Deuce is about a NorCal slacktivist/surfer who paddles out to carve mavericks, when – GAH-DOOSH! – a giant wave crushes him. Three weeks later, he walks ashore with no idea where he’s been, how he survived, or why his brain is now ravaged by hallucinations – everything from conjoined CIA agents, talking sex dolls, and sock puppet headed freaks. Like his herpes, Chuck ignores it and returns to his daily grind of violating nudity bans, protesting decency laws and skirting home-yak-milking statutes in his native Santa Cruz. But the question persists, what happened to Chuck out there… and is it really over? Chuck Deuce is executive produced by creator Chioke ‘Stretch’ McCoy and Matt Iles, with Jenn Tolman serving as producer.

AdultSwim.com Streaming Shows

Stupid Morning Bullshit – Weekdays at 11 am. (ET)
Hosts field calls and break down current events in pop culture while occasionally setting things on fire in an otherwise relaxed, morning show environment.

Williams Street Swap Shop – Weekdays at 1 pm. (ET)
Trade goods with other viewers or sit back and enjoy the fellowship of this live, daily community call-in swap meet.

Crosswords – Weekdays at 2 pm. (ET)
Novices and experts alike are encouraged to call in to help solve a variety of challenging daily puzzles, including the esteemed New York Times crossword.

FishCenter – Weekdays at 4 pm. (ET)
Fourteen enchanting and colorful fish are the stars of this live, daily interactive comedy and game show based around the Adult Swim aquarium.

Call of Karaoke – Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. (ET)
Call in and sing along with your golden-throated, game-playing hosts who are happy to take requests while attempting to annihilate the enemy in a variety of shoot-em-up games.

Daytime Fighting League – Thursdays at 5 pm. (ET)
Sixteen amateur fighters enter the ring to compete in ridiculous battles for a shot at the ultimate prize.

Sports Bitches – Thursdays at 6 pm. (ET)
A couple of alpha males confront each other in various sports-themed video games while debating callers and showing clips of the biggest national sports stories of the week.

Development Meeting – Thursdays at 7.30 pm. (ET)
Adult Swim fans are invited to call in and pitch their ideas to actual Adult Swim development execs, who also provide sneak peeks at new and never before seen clips.

Game Humpers – Fridays at 5.30 pm. (ET)
Call in live to impress the experts with your best tips and tricks for a variety of games and challenges.

Toonami Pre-Flight – Fridays at 6.30 p.m. (ET)
A deep dive into all things Toonami, including an in-depth look at shows and an interactive Facebook Question of the Week that gives fans a chance to join in the conversation.

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