It’s been a long, strange 20 years for the Cartoon Network, which has flourished during a time when animation traced its way from the likes of “Scooby-Doo” to the racy, trippy fare now shown on Adult Swim.
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama appears in an upcoming Cartoon Network documentary aimed at encouraging bullied children and others to speak up, and says that as the father of two young girls he is deeply concerned about the issue. In an introduction to the 30-minute film, the president appeals to students, parents and teachers to […]
Sex, drugs and profanity have infiltrated the world of TV cartoons watched by millions of children, a stunning new study reveals. “We’re not talking about cartoon characters slipping on banana peels and ramming into doors,” says Tim Winter, president of the always-vigilant media watchdog group known as the Parents Television Council, which conducted the study. […]
By John Sellers NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – On Friday night, Cartoon Network fires up “ThunderCats,” its satisfying update of the 1985-’90 animated classic about feline humanoids fighting to survive on a desolate planet against incredible odds — and against an aggressively hammy performance by the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra. As beloved as the original’s awesomely implausible […]
By MESFIN FEKADU Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Ne-Yo has written many hit songs – and now he’s taking writing to a new level. The Grammy winner told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that he closed a deal with Cartoon Network to produce his own show. The cartoon is called “I Heart […]
A real monster of a mystery is brewing on Cartoon Network, where the first season of ‘Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated‘ is currently unspooling. In this latest take on the iconic animated adventure saga, the names and faces and some places are the same, but little things are different. For one, ‘Scooby-Doo: MI’ sprinkles in a larger […]
By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK — Next fall, when millions of kids tune into Cartoon Network to watch Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and other favorites, they’ll encounter something new – an ambitious campaign to enlist them as foot soldiers in the fight against bullying. Unlike many bullying programs, this one is geared toward middle […]
[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/Shootout%21/97863/820866394/Stan-Lee%3A-Inspiraton-to-Desperation/embed 420 355] . In the old days comic book characters struck a chord with superhero fans, an animated TV series hit the tube, action figures soon filled toystore shelves, and the cycle ended with a blockbuster movie. That was then. This is now. Variety reports that Cartoon Network has announced they’re breaking the […]