Cartoon Network USA 25th Anniversary Video

Cartoon Network USA 25th Anniversary Video

Cartoon Network USA 25th Anniversary Video

This Sunday (1st October), Cartoon Network will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The channel first launched in the United States on 1st October 1992 and it was the first 24-hour network that’s purely dedicated to animation. At first, it was just an animation archive channel (but with the largest cartoon library in the world), but by the end of the 1990’s it grew into the animation powerhouse we know to day. Even to this day it’s still expanding worldwide, with new animated (and animation related live action) programming recently made in several countries including the United Kingdom, France, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Denmark, India, South Korea, Australia, Philippines and Mexico, channel launches in several countries and new languages and the further expansion of digital services including live streaming and video on-demand.

Yesterday (28/09/2017), Cartoon Network’s owners – Turner uploaded an amazing animated short video onto YouTube featuring a plethora of the channel’s most recognisable characters over the past 25 years all tightly squeezed into a small box, then they all break free to form Cartoon Network’s 25th anniversary logo. The characters in the special short video include: Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Amethyst from Steven Universe, Mordecai, Rigby and Pops from Regular Show, Pizza Steve from Uncle Grandpa, Gumball and Darwin from The Amazing World of Gumball, Jake from Adventure Time, K.O. from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Starfire from Teen Titans/Teen Titans Go!, Bubbie from The Marvellous Misadventures of Flapjack, Johnny Bravo, Grey Matter from Ben 10 also the Omnitrix, Lazlo from Camp Lazlo, Plank from Ed, Edd n Eddy, a Zombie Pumpkin Magisword from Mighty Magiswords, Chowder and Shnitzel from Chowder, Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear from We Bare Bears, Clarence and finally, Bloo from Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/09/cartoon-network-25th-anniversary-mural-rome-italy/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/08/cartoon-network-25-years-of-drawing-on-creativity-exhibit-opens-september/

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com

Cartoon Network USA Uncle Grandpa Finale Aired Friday 30th June

Cartoon Network USA Uncle Grandpa Finale Aired Friday 30th June

Cartoon Network USA Uncle Grandpa Finale Aired Friday 30th June

Note: This is my opinion, also suggestions and possibilities are not facts.

Yesterday (30/06/2017) at 4.30pm ET/PT, Cartoon Network USA aired the two final episodes of Uncle Grandpa – Exquisite Grandpa and Uncle Grandpa: The High School Years. The penultimate episode of Exquisite Grandpa is about Uncle Grandpa having night terrors and the episode – Uncle Grandpa: The High School Years is about Uncle Grandpa and his friends reminiscing their time at High School, which is a good way to end the show. The show is about a magical character called Uncle Grandpa, and as his name suggests, he’s everyone’s uncle and grandpa, he visits children all over the world to sort out the problems in their daily lives, he travels around the world in his RV with his friends Belly Bag (a talking magical bag Uncle Grandpa wears which stores everything he needs), Mr. Gus (a talking dinosaur) and Pizza Steve (a narcissistic talking slice of pizza).

Uncle Grandpa is known for its surreal humour, visual gags and puns, but it never reached the ratings compared to the likes of Adventure Time or The Amazing World of Gumball on Cartoon Network, some have argued that the humour doesn’t appeal to them. Personally, I’ve enjoyed the show, and just like Clarence, I felt that it was underrated and has been sidelined. Five seasons is a great run for an animated show and just like Clarence, the show had a cult following, personally I’m glad that Cartoon Network stayed committed to the series, even though it never had high ratings when compared to the most popular Cartoon Network shows in the United States.

Uncle Grandpa also had his own daily Breakfast Club programming block (as it was known in the UK and Africa) airing on Cartoon Network feeds across Europe (under various names such as El Club de la Tostada in Spain and Morgon Klubben in Scandinavia, Morgon Klubben has now been transformed into a retro 80’s themed block), which means it’s one of the few shows that has had a themed programming block.

I wish the best of luck to Peter Browngardt and his team on their future projects. Peter Browngardt has worked on Chowder, The Marvellous Misadventures of Flapjack and his other show – Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, he has a wealth of experience working in the animation industry. I’m interested to find out what he will be working on next.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/unclegrandpa/

Check out what’s coming in July on Cartoon Network USA on the Cartoon Network July 2017 Premiere thread on the ToonZone forums, Cartoon Network USA’s schedule regularly changes and it can be hard to keep up. It’s one of the best place to keep yourself updated about when episodes will premiere as the thread is constantly updated.

http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/cartoon-network-july-2017-premiere-info.5607012/

Four New Animated Shows Coming Soon To TBS

Four New Animated Shows Coming Soon To TBS

Four New Animated Shows Coming Soon To TBS

Turner’s general entertainment channel in the United States – TBS has uploaded a 2017 preview of their upcoming programming yesterday coinciding with the Turner Upfront 2017 event in New York. During the next year or so (and alongside their live-action programming), TBS will premiere four new animated shows, The Cops, Close Enough, Tarantula and Final Space.

The Cops is an animated show starring and co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. The Cops follows the lives of two Los Angeles patrolmen named Al (voiced by Albert Brooks) and Lou (voiced by Louis C.K.), both cops try their hardest to protect and serve in one of the largest cities in the world. The Cops is produced by FX Productions, Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton and Turner’s Studio T, the show is slated to premiere in 2018.

Close Enough is a brand new show from the creator of Cartoon Network’s Emmy award-winning Regular Show and creative director of The Marvellous Misadventures of Flapjack – J.G. Quintel. Close Enough is a surreal animated series about the life of a married couple transitioning into their thirties, handling parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care. Initially, 13 episodes have been ordered by TBS. The animated series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Studio T. The show features J.G. Quintel’s recognisable art style, which was used on Regular Show. The show is slated to premiere in 2018.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/05/close-enough-a-new-show-from-regular-show-creator-jg-quintel/

Tarantula is an animated dark comedy created by Carson Mell, the show is about people living in a seedy hotel. The show is based on a series of animated shorts that can be viewed on Carson Mell’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvE6-grSwjw97E93FvrDPyw

Final Space, is an interstellar animated comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers. The series follows an astronaut named Gary Space and his alien friend, Mooncake, both go on an intergalactic adventure to solve the mystery of “Final Space”, in other words the end of the universe. Talkshow host Conan O’Brien is also an executive producer on the show.

Final Space Pilot Episode on Olan Rogers’ YouTube Channel

Video of TBS’s 2017-2018 Upfront, skip to 2:48 for the animation part of the upfront:

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/tbs-greenlights-cops-working-title-animated-comedy-starring-louis-ck-and-albert-brooks

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/upfront-2017-tbs-greenlights-close-enough-new-animated-series-jg-quintel

http://www.idigitaltimes.com/tarantula-best-web-series-all-time-coming-tv-2017-550004

http://comicbook.com/2016/12/03/tbs-orders-animated-series-from-youtube-star-olan-rogers-conan-o/