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Rumor mill

PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:32 pm
by Henry88
Posting information of upcoming stuff that has not been confirmed.

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:01 am
by mbozzo
The Powerpuff Girls might become a series again. I hope not. The drawings are lousy. :x

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:26 pm
by mr.negativity
Cartoon Network Unveils Upfront Slate For 2014-15
New Original and Acquired Programming:

• Over The Garden Wall:

Headlined by an all-star voice-cast that includes Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Collin Dean (The War at Home) and Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), Over the Garden Wall is Cartoon Network’s first event mini-series, an animated comedy/fantasy story about two brothers, Wirt and Greg, who are trapped in a mysterious world. In this ten-part mini-series, Wirt and Greg must travel across this strange land until they find their way home, aided by a wise old Woodsman who gives them directions and a bluebird named Beatrice. Music plays an important role in the series with a soundtrack full of Americana-influenced original songs. Over The Garden Wall is created by Pat McHale and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

• Clarence:
From creator Skyler Page and premiering Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m., Clarence is a new, original animated series about an optimistic boy who wants to do everything. Because everything is amazing! Clarence was conceived as part of the prolific shorts development program at Cartoon Network Studios, which has resulted in six original series for the network: Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe, Clarence, Over the Garden Wall and We Bare Bears .

• We Bare Bears:
We Bare Bears is a comedy about three bear siblings, named Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. Each episode follows their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society, whether they’re looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become internet famous. Whatever the situation, it’s obvious that being a bear in the civilized, modern world is tough—but at least they have each other. Created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong (Toy Story of Terror!), We Bare Bears is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

• The Tom and Jerry Show:
The iconic cat and mouse rivals are back in The Tom and Jerry Show, a new, fresh take on the classic series. Preserving the look, characters and sensibility of the original, the all-new series shines a brightly colored, high-definition lens on the madcap slapstick and never-ending battle that has made Tom and Jerry two of the most beloved characters of all time. The Tom and Jerry Show is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and will premiere Wednesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m.

• Be Cool Scooby-Doo!:
Be Cool Scooby-Doo! is an all-new 22-minute animated comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation. The Scooby gang is back with a modern comedic twist on the beloved classic. With high school over and one last summer to live it up, the gang hits the road in the Mystery Machine, chasing fun and adventure. But monsters and mayhem keep getting in the way.

• Wabbit
—A Looney Tunes Production: The hilarious, heroic and mischievous Bugs Bunny you love is back! From Warner Bros. Animation, Bugs stars in an all-new series consisting of comedic shorts that find the iconic carrot-loving rabbit matching wits against (and getting the best of) classic characters like Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote. Along the way, Bugs will encounter brand-new foes…and he’ll have some help from new friends like Bigfoot and Squeaks the squirrel.

• LEGO® NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu:
Continuing its robust partnership with The LEGO Group, Cartoon Network will re-introduce viewers to the awesome world of NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu with six new half-hour animated specials in 2014, followed by all-new episodes of the highly popular series slated for 2015.

• Sonic Boom™:
Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons for over 20 years and this year a new branch of the Sonic universe debuts, entitled Sonic Boom™. With a new look for Sonic and friends, the franchise’s first-ever CG animated television series, an action-packed comedy adventure, will premiere on Cartoon Network with support from an extensive video game release of the same name. The Sonic Boom television series, coproduced by SEGA® of America, Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the 2014/2015 season.

• Total Drama:

Pahkitew Island: All-new island! All-new cast! Same old disregard for human safety! The Total Drama series returns as Chris and Chef put the newest generation of contestants through the craziest challenges yet—all for a chance to win one million dollars! Total Drama Island is produced by Fresh TV Inc.

• Numb Chucks:
Woodchuck brothers Dilweed and Fungus didn’t always see themselves as mystical Kung Fu saviors until they stumbled upon an infomercial featuring mega legend Woodchuck Morris’ mullet-fueled motivational kung-fu video “The Way of the Chuck!” With an endless supply of confidence but a limited supply of brain cells, and countless hours of watching the video, this dimwitted duo transmorph-ified into THE NUMB CHUCKS!

• Beyraiderz:
Sho, Jin and Leon find themselves trapped on a strange world once defended by the Six Mythic Beasts who upheld justice and brought prosperity for all through the battling BeyRaiderz tournaments. When the Beasts mysteriously disappeared, the world fell into ruin, and now it’s up to Sho and his friends to uncover the hidden BeyRaiderz stadiums, to battle to bring the Beasts back and restore prosperity to the world!

Original “Always On” Programming for Cartoon Network Multiple Digital Platforms:

• Angelo Rules (Season 2):
For a kid, life can be a daily battle. There are adults, siblings, teachers and rivals telling them what to do, what not to do, what to say… Well, it’s time for kids to take control and Angelo’s here to show the way! He observes and then comes up with elaborate strategies to wheedle, sweet-talk, con, and work around any adversary. Season two of this new series comes from TeamTo and Cake Entertainment.

• Detentionaire:
Framed for a major prank and punished with a full year of detention, high schooler Lee Ping sneaks out of detention to try to expose who was really behind the prank and avoid being caught by the school’s principal Barrage. After clearing his name, Lee again attempts to sneak out of Barrage’s upgraded detention room, discovering that a strange pyramid under the school has something to do with Lee’s key, the parents council and the blue tazwurms. There is more to the school than meets the eye! Created by animators Daniel Bryan Franklin & Charles Johnston, Detentionaire is distributed by Nelvana.

• Rocket Jo:
Rocket Jo is an inventor-adventurer: his unique goal is to get his jet-pack to function and send him flying in the air for good…without effect. But his valiant attempts are always a false dawn to viewers’ great delight, as there always are failures, gags, explosions, falls, etc. Produced by Millimages and 2D3D, Rocket Jo works hard, drawing upon all his imagination, to make viewers laugh, both children and parents.

Returning Series
    • Adventure Time
    • Legends of Chima
    • Teen Titans GO!
    • The Amazing World of Gumball
    • Mixels
    • Tenkai Knights
    • Ben 10 Omniverse
    • Pokémon the Series: XY
    • Uncle Grandpa
    • Grojband
    • Regular Show
    • Johnny Test
    • Steven Universe

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:39 pm
by mr.negativity
Cartoon Network Orders ‘Over The Garden Wall’ As First Miniseries
Cartoon Network is entering the longform business. The 20-year-old network has greenlighted its first miniseries, Over The Garden Wall. The 10-epsiode comedy-fantasy mini is based on the short Tome Of The Unknown, which hails from Cartoon Network Studios’ shorts program and won the best animation short film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival last month.

Elijah Wood — reprising his role from Tome — Melanie Lynskey and Collin Dean lead the voice cast of Over The Garden Wall. It revolves around two brothers, Wirt (Wood) and Greg (Dean), who find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home, aided by a wise old woodsman and a bluebird named Beatrice (Lynskey). Over The Garden Wall was created by Pat McHale, who wrote and directed the original short and also worked on Cartoon Net’s Adventure Time. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the mini will premiere in the fall.

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:00 pm
by mr.negativity
Sam Register Upped To President Of Warner Bros. Animation, Will Head New Digital Unit
NELLIE ANDREEVA wrote:Register joined WBA in November 2007 as a producer with a development and production deal and was named EVP Creative Affairs a year later. During his tenure, he has mined the studio library, reviving some of Warner Bros’ most popular animated brands. Current WBA television series developed and supervised by him include Teen Titans Go!, The Tom And Jerry Show, and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production, for Cartoon Network, as well as the upcoming Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim. Register also oversees creative efforts for WBA’s animated shorts, and he works closely with Warner Bros Home Entertainment on the studio’s original animated movies, including recent titles Justice League: War, Son Of Batman and Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery.

Adult Swim Announces Show Where Mike Tyson Teams Up With Pigeon to Solve Mysteries

Danger Mouse Reboot

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:55 am
by mr.negativity
Danger Mouse Reboot Gets 52-Episode Order, Horrible Histories Writer
Brendon Connelly wrote:It’s been in the works for a while but the official announcement dropped overnight. Danger Mouse is being rebooted by Ireland’s Boulder Media, and Horrible Histories‘ Ben Ward is on board to write the scripts.

We don’t know – yet – who will be providing the voices, but that’s already some serious talent behind the camera… er, drawing boa… er… computer.

Some things will be updated, of course, and DM’s new eyepatch is going to be more Google Glass than Arrr! Me Hearties.

The original Cosgrove Hall series ran for about ten years and was, quite regularly, brilliant. When a nostalgia weekend on CITV led to some repeats a year or so ago, Danger Mouse gave the channel its highest ever ratings.

Fraggle Rock and Knightmare did very well too, you know. I’m just saying.

A run of 52 new Danger Mouse episodes, eleven minutes apiece, will screen on CBBC from next year.

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:24 am
by mr.negativity

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:59 pm
by XvGojira
Where do they get the idea that this will be "simple" like Teen Titans Go? I don't see anything anywhere about that from the Reddit source they posted.

Although some one did point out there are figures with Batman that looks like that design.

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:25 pm
by lhb412
This is a previously existing toyline. If they're basing the next cartoon on a previously existing toyline then DC animation has officially become Marvel animation.

The Rumor Mill: GDT's Pacific Rim Cartoon Show

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:00 pm
by mr.negativity
Henry88 wrote:Guillermo Del Toro on ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ ‘At the Mountains of Madness’ and More ... -and-more/

Guillermo Del Toro on ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ ‘At the Mountains of Madness’ and More
Michael Calia wrote:What can you tell me about the animated “Pacific Rim” series? Do you know which network will carry it?

We are talking about all the possibilities in terms of networks. We’re formulating ideas that are, again, interesting and not the usual route, but the series tackles the stories that happened to pilots working in the Shatterdome (editor’s note: a building where jaegers are built and maintained and pilots train), but also cadets learning how to become pilots. All of this happens prior to the first movie, and it gives you a little more depth into the background of certain characters that will appear in the second movie. So it’s really expanding the material. I was incredibly happy with the comic book series that came about from a graphic novel called “Tales From Year Zero,” and we are continuing the tales for the next three years. So by the time the second movie comes out, you will have probably one year of the animation airing, and you will have three years of the comic book series ongoing, so we are trying for all these things to be canon, to be in the same universe, to not wing anything, so that if anyone … a lot of kids, for example, have discovered “Pacific Rim” through the toys. They come in through the toys, and then they watch the movie, and then they learn this, they learn that through the movie or the comic book series, so we’re trying to make it canon so we can expand the universe. And by the time we come into the second movie, you have a good feel for the world, and we can dedicate ourselves to character and ideas and spectacle.

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:18 am
by The Shadow
So the idea is to have the run the Pacific Rim animated series on television somewhere. My first thought is that Cartoon Network (specifically the Toonami block) would be a good fit, but CN seems a bit too quick to dismiss super robot series [Megas XLR, Big O, Sym-Bionic Titan]. Although, since it the show is getting funded from outside CN it would probably have a much better chance than the shows CN was involved in.

Legendary also seems interested in the animated series being broadly accessible, which means the current Toonami's late night status makes it a less than optimum choice. Cartoon Network's daytime programming has entirely shifted away from shows like what the PR series would be. There's Nickelodeon or Nicktoons, but they seem to be having a love hate relationship with shows that aren't Spongebob. The Legend of Korra (probably N's closest in tone show) just started a new season and just like with previous seasons you pretty much get just one chance to watch an episode, although it seems that Nickelodeon is going to repeat the first three episodes Friday evening this week (now today). Disney (likely their Disney XD channel) might work, but then Disney happily snuffed out the well received Avengers: EMH with the Avenger's Assemble.

A pay channel could work, but I expect most people would then catch the show via torrent or just wait until the home video releases, either way that makes for reduced countable viewership numbers.

I wonder if one of the broadcast networks might pick it up as a prime time offering? It'd probably be the first such series (adventure/sci-fi/?) since Johnny Quest if it happens. That NBCUniversal umbrella could prove useful, besides NBC that also raises the potential for USA and SyFy; especially if SyFy is truly looking to be The Science-Fiction Channel again.

Re: Rumor Mill: Saturday Morning Pacific Rim

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:44 pm
by mr.negativity
Exclusive: Guillermo del Toro Talks PACIFIC RIM Animated Series
Says It’s Envisioned as a Long Arc That Connects to PACIFIC RIM 2, Not Episodic

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:40 pm
by mr.negativity
Disney Prepping 'Haunted Mansion' TV Special (Exclusive)
Lesley Goldberg wrote:Disney Television Animation is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion attraction in a big way.

The studio is developing a Disney Channel and Disney XD animated special inspired by the ghoulishly fun popular theme park attraction, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, the animation unit has extended its overall deal with Emmy-winning Phineas and Ferb co-creator and executive producer Dan Povenmire to develop new projects and ordered three animated pilots.

The Haunted Mansion special will be animated by legendary horror genre artist and children's book illustrator Gris Grimly (Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes), who also will exec produce and art direct. Scott Peterson (Phineas and Ferb) will serve as writer, EP and story editor. Joshua Pruett (Phineas and Ferb) is on board as a consulting producer and writer.

Very Important House

Hails from Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim) and character designer Jenny Goldberg (Rick and Morty) and centers on 11-year-old Frolie, who moves into the Very Important House and suddenly finds herself in the role of caretaker of the universe.

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:27 am
by mr.negativity

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Reboot?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:59 pm
by mr.negativity
Mattel to Create Original Entertainment Through Playground Productions Banner (EXCLUSIVE)
New in-house studio will manage the creation of entertainment based on Mattel's toy brands including Hot Wheels, He-Man, Max Steel, Monster High and Barbie


World Animation and VFX Summit Turns Three
AWN correspondent Heather Kenyon takes a working vacation in Los Angeles for the third annual World Animation and VFX Summit, including the Opening Night Gala and two days of panels and discussions.
Heather Kenyon wrote:A really great discussion was had about “Rebooting Classic Properties” and featured Disney’s Troy Underwood discussing Tron and Star Wars, Cort Lane from Marvel and David Voss from Mattel’s Playground Productions giving us an inside look at their upcoming He-Man.

Re: Rumor Mill ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:04 pm
by mr.negativity
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series Is Unrelated to Films
Germain Lussier wrote:Rumor had it that the show, which will air on Disney XD starting in 2015, would take place in the time period between the first and second movie. While that may be what the show’s creators are thinking, that’s not what the main creative force behind the films, James Gunn thinks. At all.

Is that what somebody said? Because that’s not true. There’s no way,” Gunn told us. “It’s totally separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and whoever said that, it pisses me off.” In fact it was Stephen Wacker, Marvel’s vice president for animation, who told the New York Times “the show’s plot would pick up where the movie left off.” Now, there’s obviously some semantics here. Wacker probably means the team is all together, like at the end of the movie. Either way, do not think of the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series as Guardians 1.5.

Disney Pins Hopes on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Show
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ TV Show Is Latest Hope for Disney XD Channel

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:49 am
by mr.negativity
"Flash Gordon Classic" Pencil Test
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Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:39 am
by The Shadow
Wow, that looks fantastic! I'd love to see a Flash Gordon feature film like that.

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:02 pm
by mr.negativity
The streaming service has announced five new children’s series, including updates of the 1980s cult-favorite cartoons.

Re: Paul Johnson's TIE Fighter

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:56 am
by mr.negativity
Anime-influence 'TIE Fighter' should make 'Star Wars' fans giddy
Moriarty wrote:I remember posting something about this before. At the time, it was just a trailer.

Now the film is finished, and it's safe to say that "TIE Fighter" is fantastic, one of the best fan films I've ever seen.

I can't get over just how slick this thing is, and how exciting it is to see this familiar iconography interpreted this way. There were manga versions of "Star Wars" produced for all three of the original trilogy films, and I love seing something we know so well pass through a completely different filter.

This is that sort of thing, but done in a way that is almost impossible to believe. Animation isn't cheap or easy, and doing something this finished and this technically accomplished by yourself is a tremendous accomplishment. I would not be shocked to see Paul Johnson at the helm of some major animated project in the next couple of years.

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:53 pm
by Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!!
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All leads point to this being related to Nick's TMNT cartoon. Maybe a show they're watching after Crognar?

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:33 pm
by lhb412
^If that's truly connected to TMNT, not just an independent hoax by some savvy animators, then it is shameful, because it's obviously a way for Nick to include Usagi, a character with a strong history with the TMNT franchise, without actually paying for the rights. These characters are blatantly based on the Usagi Yojimbo series and characters.

You see, Usagi Yojimbo is a (totally brilliant) comic book series created, written, and drawn by Stan Sakai which has been going for 30 years. Stan owns Usagi, and currently publishes his work through Dark Horse Comics. Coincidentally, Usagi originally came out at around the same time as the original TMNT comics, and when their popularity took off Usagi also got a boost, and despite contending with a flood of low quality TMNT rip-offs on the market Usagi held it's own because of it's quality - I mean, it's actually a much better comic than TMNT! The creators of the TMNT, Eastman and Laird, certainly liked it. They befriended Stan and used their popularity to draw attention to Stan's work, first by doing some short crossover comics, and then by putting Usagi in the old TMNT cartoon and toy line (this would be done again for the 2003 version of the TMNT).

Now, Stan saw how the TMNT made millions for his buddies, Eastman and Laird, and in the early '90s the machinery had started to do the same thing for Usagi: cartoon, toyline, ect. But there were problems: Usagi's more realistic, early 17th century Japanese period setting with duels to the death, assassinations, and other sordid affairs weren't exactly the stuff of Saturday morning S&P, but Stan had a solution. Here's a model sheet for that solution:


Stan's also a big sci-fi fan, and he happily came up with a new, more child friendly version: Space Usagi! Descendents of the series characters in the far future, transposing the entire cast into a futuristic setting! The samurai flavor could be retained, because this is a culture based on (but not slavishly adhering to) feudal Japan, but by fighting robots and monsters, using stun weapons and the like, the story would be far more acceptable for a kids cartoon! A Space Usagi toy appeared in the TMNT toyline, Stan made a Space Usagi comic miniseries, and short, animated promo reel for a series was produced.

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But, then it fell apart. Another prospective sci-fi bunny kids' franchise, Bucky O'Hare, had bombed around the same time, and that kind of poisoned the well for Space Usagi. Stan never got a cartoon, or a movie, though there have been many tries in the past two decades. None, however, went as far as Space Usagi. Stan makes a living as a cartoonist, basically a blue collar existence. When his wife became ill a couple of years ago (she passed away last December) the comics industry gathered to organize a massive art auction to cover the insurance costs. A beautiful art book, The Sakai Project, came of this. Stan still writes and draws Usagi, the next issue comes out in May.

Now, if this was a character owned by a big corporation I wouldn't care. That big corporation already has big money and an easier path towards wringing all the money they can out of their theoretical character, but Usagi is owned by Stan Sakai, an immensely talented but otherwise normal guy who could use the money.

If this is for TMNT, or viral marketing for some other venture that's capitalist in any way then Stan should get money.

Again, this may not be the case, but the prospect of this being true makes my blood boil.

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:18 am
by lhb412
*smacks head*

Referencing the way TMNT had the word 'ninja' replaced with 'hero' in some territories, some of the ephemera for Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit substitutes 'mega' for 'ninja.'

Super Turbo Atomic Ninja.... S.T.A.N. Rabbit.

Stan Sakai.

Maybe my vitriol was too early. Maybe this is something Usagi related: the TMNT watch this show and it somehow leads to an Usagi crossover?

Re: Rumor mill

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:57 am
by The Shadow
If you listen to the them song on the Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit video, it sounds like some instances of the refrain the singers are saying "Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit" instead of "Mega". Maybe something to do with the "Ninja" word substitution and a clue towards a properly licensed Usagi appearance (which you already posted about as well, Lhb412)?

Re: Paul Johnson's TIE Fighter

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:21 am
by mr.negativity
April 4, 2014:
Recent works/teaser stuff/Star Wars update.
Paul Michael Johnson wrote:And as for the Star Wars animation... potentially exciting things are happening with that but I can't tell you due to NDAs. But rest assured that it's currently 7 minutes long, pretty much complete, and the world will get to see it. It's being held back because the Emperor has something special planned (Emperor meaning a certain company, maybe. I deny everything). Now stop asking me about it.