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Re: The Cartoon Network Thread

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:42 pm

I have little doubt that the Network Execs are happy. I just don't understand the shift in general. I guess the fans are getting what they want -mind-numbingly dumb comedy- I am more a fan of action/sci-fi animation myself but, again, CN killed off all of them. I'm not saying I hate comedic tunes, the WB & MGM classics will always be my favorites, and in the 90's I enjoyed The Tick, Freakazoid, Pinky & The Brain etc... I just don't find anything of entertainment value in the current CN shows. I guess I am just too old...
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Re: The Cartoon Network Thread

Postby lhb412 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:49 pm

I am more a fan of action/sci-fi animation myself but, again, CN killed off all of them.


Yeah, a lot of it is just a matter of taste. I've loved some action cartoons, but percentage wise I've always liked more comedic cartoons. CN's current shows are like '90s CN and Nick shows fused with the shows from the early anime-boom. They reflect what the current animators were watching in their formative years, which just happens to be my generation, too. I mean, when did the Sailor Moon influence bomb go off? It's like every girl who watched that show back in the day became an animator! Sailor Moon is like the Sex Pistols of animated series.
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Re: The Cartoon Network Thread

Postby The Shadow » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:34 am

My guess is the S.M.I.B. (Sailor Moon Influence Bomb) probably went off in the early 90s on the USA Network.

Unfortunately, CN even kills off gems like their Sci-Fi Action-Comedy Megas XLR.

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Re: The Cartoon Network Thread

Postby XvGojira » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:02 pm

I swear I saw one episode of Megas XLR thought it was the coolest thing and the next day I read about its cancellation.
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Re: The Cartoon Network Thread

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Re: ‘Regular Show’

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:42 am

Variety:
Cartoon Network’s ‘Regular Show’ Set to End With Season 8
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Re: The Cartoon Network Thread

Postby lhb412 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:06 pm

^Mark Hamill tweeted a little while back that the upcoming season would be its last. Used to love the show, but I trailed off when the love triangle became the focus. I'll try to tune in to the finale stuff, though. The show has actually been out of rotation on CN for a while now, but I see they're promoting it's return with a week of new "Regular Show in Space" episodes. Adventure Time has also been out of rotation. I hope that they're planning to make a big deal out of its return. I know the ratings were weak(er) for this season, and that's a shame, as I felt season 7 was a massive improvement on the muddled season 6. Honestly, it was an improvement on the last couple of Adventure Time seasons: really got back to the core of what makes the show great, and the experimental episodes were actually really cool instead of navel gazey (often the case in season 6).

With what has in many ways been an atrocious year I've stuck almost entirely to TCM and Cartoon Network. I mean, they've always been my favorites, but even more lately as they've become almost exclusive. I think CN is in a great place now, We Bare Bears and Clarence are great, Steven Universe is one of the best cartoons ever made, and I've really warmed up to Gumball, which has been out for several years but I think is better than ever. Gumball is funny as hell.
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Re: The Cartoon Network Thread

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:54 am

WHOA! ADVENTURE TIME TO END IN 2018!
It’s a dark day in the Land of Ooo, as Cartoon Network announced this morning that “Adventure Time” will end in 2018.
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Re: Regular Show

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:34 am

lhb412 wrote:^Mark Hamill tweeted a little while back that the upcoming season would be its last. Used to love the show, but I trailed off when the love triangle became the focus. I'll try to tune in to the finale stuff, though. The show has actually been out of rotation on CN for a while now, but I see they're promoting it's return with a week of new "Regular Show in Space" episodes. Adventure Time has also been out of rotation. I hope that they're planning to make a big deal out of its return. I know the ratings were weak(er) for this season, and that's a shame, as I felt season 7 was a massive improvement on the muddled season 6. Honestly, it was an improvement on the last couple of Adventure Time seasons: really got back to the core of what makes the show great, and the experimental episodes were actually really cool instead of navel gazey (often the case in season 6).

With what has in many ways been an atrocious year I've stuck almost entirely to TCM and Cartoon Network. I mean, they've always been my favorites, but even more lately as they've become almost exclusive. I think CN is in a great place now, We Bare Bears and Clarence are great, Steven Universe is one of the best cartoons ever made, and I've really warmed up to Gumball, which has been out for several years but I think is better than ever. Gumball is funny as hell.

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Re: The Cartoon Network Thread

Postby lhb412 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:33 pm

Huh, the voices on Gumball have changed again.
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Re: The Cartoon Network Thread

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:45 pm

Deadline March 4, 2019:
Kevin Tsujihara On Warner Bros. After The WarnerMedia Reorg: Content Will Continue To Go To “Most Appropriate Platform”
Dade Hayes wrote:Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the senior WarnerMedia execs whose turf expanded with today’s executive restructuring, sees the revamp only enhancing what has lately been a fairly well-oiled machine.

Integration and synergy will be more of the focus at Warner Bros. than on finding efficiencies through layoffs as will be the case in select other corners of WarnerMedia, he noted in a brief interview with Deadline.

A string of surprise hits throughout 2018, especially second-half titles Aquaman, Crazy Rich Asians and A Star is Born, gave the studio a solid grip on the No. 2 spot in the domestic market-share rankings, with $1.94 billion in box office.

The film studio, he said, will benefit from having more direct access to material from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, which are among the networks being added to his portfolio.

While there already have been efforts to mine those networks’ IP for features, the overall sensibility in terms of synergy at the old Time Warner lagged behind that of many other media companies. “When it’s part of the same company, it’s different,” he said. Inside those networks, he said, the focus will be on newer horizons like consumer products. “The lion’s share of their profitability comes from affiliate sales and advertising,” Tsujihara said. “So a vertically integrated entity would say, ‘How can we drive more consumer products revenue from these properties?’”

Asked about the delicate task of determining what content is ticketed for the company’s own streaming effort and what content gets licensed to third parties — a hot topic of late — he said the best platform will continue to win. Warner Bros. TV produces plenty of shows for outside streaming services, such as the Golden Globe-winning The Kominsky Method for Netflix, but the company does not plan a Disney-style pivot away from that kind of business, which is a lucrative one.

“At Warner Bros., what we want to do is take the show and put it on the most appropriate platform,” he said. “Our goal is to work with the best writer-producers and the best talent. They’re going to know that their voices are going to be heard.” Different divisions of WarnerMedia, he emphasized, “are all going to have different approaches to creating content for third parties.”



THR MARCH 04, 2019:
Kevin Tsujihara Says WarnerMedia Shake-Up Isn't "a Cost-Cutting Exercise"
Gregg Kilday wrote:Tsujihara, who oversees the film and TV studio, has been given additional responsibilities that include a new global kids and young adults business that brings together the family, kids and animation efforts from across WarnerMedia, including Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Additionally, Otter Media, Turner Classic Movies and all activities around licensed consumer products development for WarnerMedia properties will be under his supervision.

Many of the details of how the various units will be integrated still need to be worked out — a process that insiders say could take six to eight weeks. In addition to possibly integrating some of the individual units, it's also intended to align them more closely with other areas like games and consumer products and to use them for various cross-promotions.

For example, Tsujihara envisions Toby Emmerich, who heads the motion picture group, and his team, using platforms like Cartoon Network and Boomerang to more effectively promote upcoming movies like Space Jam and Tom and Jerry. "Hopefully, they will have access to marketing platforms that we couldn't access before. It was more of an arm's length transaction," said the exec. "To be able to have a platform like Boomerang, a platform like Cartoon Network, to promote those movies is very helpful."
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