Two days ago, social media was set ablaze by the rumor that Dark Lord David Zaslav, previous king of reality garbage and newly crowned emperor of Warner Bros, was about to kill Cartoon Network by eliminating the studio that produces their content. The flames were only fanned further by Cartoon Brew, who has never seen a negative animation rumor it didn’t love, seeming to confirm the news. Folks, it ain’t so. The current state of animation at WBA may be bleak but it’s not THAT bleak.
The WB and Amblin’s Freakazoid, from the same team behind Animaniacs, was not a ratings success when it ran for two seasons on the brand-new Kids WB block. But after the reruns began running on Cartoon Network it started attracting a cult following that grew larger every year — but it wasn’t enough to produce new episodes.
Earlier this year Cryptozoic showed off its plans for 2020 at its Toy Fair booth in New York…and yes, it was possible to hold a public gathering like this in 2020, if only for the first two months. Things have changed since then, and so have the plans for some of the products.
If you haven’t heard, Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe is wrapping up. The last ten episodes of Steven Universe Future will be airing this month on the channel, and once they all appear, it’ll be the end of the series proper.
Adventure Time seemed to be ending for good about a year ago. Cartoon Network never officially billed the last episode as the LAST episode, referring to it as “The Ultimate Adventure” instead, but given the seismic events and the wrap-up of everybody’s arcs, all signs pointed to the show bowing out. There was also the fact that it wasn’t in production anymore.
This is it, folks, this is the one you wanted — the official trailer for Infinity Train. For some reason CN let the site iO9 have it as an exclusive, rather than broadcast it to the world, but YouTube embeds anywhere.
Ian Jones-Quartey won’t tell anyone if the current season of OK KO is its last or not, but even if the end is approaching, the man sure knows how to pull an attention-grabbing, crowd-pleasing stunt. Last year’s Crossover Nexus reunited every single character in Cartoon Network history into one 11-minute short, and this time the show came to SDCC with an even bigger surprise.
Last week, a startling image started circulating around the Internet. It was Steven Universe….with a NECK.
Each wait between seasons of Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty has been longer than the one before it. This should hopefully change with the new 70-episode deal creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have signed with AS. Nearly two years after the last time we saw Rick, he returns this November to wreak havoc in the name of selfish gain and inspire Szechuan Sauce riots.
We’ve heard a lot about what’s coming to Cartoon Network later this year, but not much about what’s in store for next year. However, San Diego Comic-Con begins at the end of the week, and the network may reveal their 2020 lineup there. We know this much at least: they’ll be running a show about talking prehistoric fungi.
The wait has been interminable for those awaiting Infinity Train, the ambitious project from Cartoon Network that many feel could be their next Adventure Time-style breakout hit. We now know when we’ll finally get to see the first episodes, and it’ll happen before the summer is through. The first five will air weeknights at 7:30 on Cartoon Network, starting Monday, August 5.
Few productions at Cartoon Network have been hyped more than Infinity Train, believed by many to be the network’s next Adventure Time if they can pull off the promise in the premise.