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A Buttload of CARTOON NETWORK News!!

Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab.

Seems like a lot of you tuned in to take a look at WELCOME TO ELTINGVILLE when it aired. Many of you wrote me to ask questions about one or another of Cartoon Network's series, particularly the ADULT SWIM stuff, curious if there were new episodes on the way.

Ask and ye shall receive, eh?

Thursday morning, Cartoon Network held a press conference in New York to discuss their programming for the upcoming year. A press release was sent out to outlets afterwards, and there's so much information in it that I knew would interest you guys, I just had to toss this up immediately.

Speakers at the event included Cartoon Network executive vice president and general manager Jim Samples, senior vice president of programming and production Mike Lazzo, and series creators Tom Warburton (Codename: Kids Next Door) and Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter (Harvey Birdman, Attorney-at-Law).

The following major announcements were made regarding their animated television programming:

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ROBOT JONES?, a new Cartoon Cartoon original series that will launch in July 2002.

CODENAME: KIDS NEXT DOOR, a new Cartoon Cartoon original series, which will premiere in November 2002.

More than 100 new episodes of original programs are in currently in production for 2002-2003, including 26 episodes each of COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG and ED, EDD N EDDY.

Eight new series pilots are scheduled to premiere throughout Summer 2002.

The tenth June Bugs marathon will air May 31-June 2, 2002, featuring more than 175 Bugs Bunny cartoons. Cartoon Network is the exclusive television home of Looney Tunes.

THE 1ST 13TH ANNUAL FANCY ANVIL AWARD SHOW PROGRAM LIVE!... IN STEREO, an animated awards show parody, will air Saturday, March 23.

In addition, Cartoon Network has made several major new acquisitions including:

The U.S. television debut of HAMTARO. 52 episodes of the Japanese sensation will premiere in July 2002.

54 new episodes of DRAGON BALL Z starting in September 2002. DRAGON BALL Z airs exclusively on Toonami, Cartoon Network's action-adventure franchise. 38 new episodes of DRAGON BALL will air on Toonami this year.

You can also now count on all new episodes of several of the network's top-rated originals, including:

20 new half-hours of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, including a Christmas special.

26 new half-hour episodes of SAMURAI JACK.

26 new half-hour episodes of JUSTICE LEAGUE.

13 new episodes of GRIM & EVIL.

A JOHNNY BRAVO Valentine's Day special is in production and is scheduled for a 2003 premiere.

If you're a fan of ADULT SWIM, as I am, there's the following to look forward to:

13 brand new half-hour episodes of HOME MOVIES, created for Cartoon Network, will debut in Fall 2002.

20 new episodes of HARVEY BIRDMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW will debut starting in July 2002.

13 new episodes each of current series AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE, SEALAB 2021 and THE BRAK SHOW.

13 half-hour episodes of MISSION HILL will premiere in May 2002.

13 episodes of THE OBLONGS, a half-hour series that will premiere in July 2002.

The launch of the new Saturday night action edition of ADULT SWIM with premieres of animé series YU YU HAKUSHO, GUNDAM 0083 and PILOT CANDIDATE.


Cartoon Network's Web site is located HERE!!

So let me know if there's any of this that you're curious to know more about, either in the Talk Back below or by e-mail. Me, I'm ecstatic that AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE is coming back, and I've also just had a glimpse of a project not even mentioned in this press release, something I'll be telling you more about in the days ahead. Keep your eyes peeled, and I'll talk to you then.

"Moriarty" out.

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  • March 8, 2002, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Mission Hill and Oblongs on in Canada

    by johncage

    Hi there. Both Mission Hill and the Oblongs were canned in 1999 and 2000, respectivly, by the WB network. Having them come on Cartoon Network is a cheap way of filling airtime I guess. They're both on in Canada though, and have been for about a year now, and I think they're all right. Yes I am Canadian. And gosh, wouldn't it be swell it I was first? That's why this post is such a mess. Anyway, have a good day then. John Cage

  • March 8, 2002, 6:16 a.m. CST

    CN Rocks

    by infallible

    Cartoon Network proves time and again that they are in touch with their viewers. Their lineup is as strong as it's ever been, and it gets better. Glad to see Harvey Birdman coming back. It was on for 2 episodes then disappeared. Oh, and first!

  • March 8, 2002, 6:53 a.m. CST


    by CrapHole

    quite possibly the greatest show....EVER!

  • March 8, 2002, 6:55 a.m. CST

    This is all well and good...

    by XTheCrovvX

    yes, this is all well and good...god knows how long ive been waiting for new Justice League and Powerpuff Girls...But CN, guys, we're still in need of your divine intervention Invader Zim from limbo, put it somewhere on Adult Swim, and we will be forever grateful. For this i pray, amen. Revolution is my name.

  • March 8, 2002, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Home Movies!!!

    by Ambrose Chappell

    This is my second favorite adult swim show (Cowboy Bebop is tops). Did anyone else notice in the lil' teaser commercial for the new season that the animation doesn't look as wiggly?

  • March 8, 2002, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Yay CN! Know your market and step beyond.

    by Teko

    Glad that my Adult Swim faves Harvey Birdman and Sealab are returning, as well as Brak...but what about Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast?

  • March 8, 2002, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Where's Space Ghost C2C?!?!

    by Wungolioth

    They can't seriously be thinking of canceling it, can they? I always considered it to be the cornerstone of the Adult Swim, there would be no Adult Swim without it! I am happy to see Sea Lab 2021 come back, though, routinely the funniest 15 minutes of the whole thing.

  • March 8, 2002, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Space Ghost is not canceled

    by spider-ham

    William's Street has just devoted more resources to shows like Bird Man and Aquateam. They'll come back to space ghost next year probably. I understand they are qorking on trying to get the entire space ghost c2c series airable on adult swim. Not sure what the issues are. I myself would love to see the Batmantis episode again

  • March 8, 2002, 9 a.m. CST


    by Sod Off Baldric

    Adult Swim is some excellent programming, and I applaud Cartoon Network for taking a risk and airing it. This news makes me very happy. New Aqua Teen, new Brak, new Sealab (YES!!!), and most importantly, NEW HARVEY BIRDMAN! Maybe now we'll see the episode where Shaggy gets picked up for possesion. Now...if only Cartoon Network would save Zim, Futurama, and turn Eltingville into a series, all would be right with the world.

  • March 8, 2002, 9:07 a.m. CST

    where's Dexter?

    by bc1970

  • March 8, 2002, 9:11 a.m. CST

    That's nice, but Sealab should be broadcast 24 hours a day,

    by Andy Travis

    "Ahh, mercury...sweetest of the transitional metals...", "I SAID it's dodgeball time, bitch.", "I look like an otter...a SEXY little otter!", "You mean there's...a white Stormy?", "Be a winner like the Quinner.", "Holy crap, did you just see that freaking chopper explode???"

  • March 8, 2002, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Pitiful Cartoon Network!

    by RoboBagPiper

    You shall not be worth my time until you pick up ZIM! Do not fear that FILTH that is Nikelodeon, ZIM commands you! Obey the fist!

  • March 8, 2002, 9:32 a.m. CST

    I too have noticed a lack of squiggliness in the new Home Movies

    by Cooler-than-Thou

    I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that Sealab 2021 is back. I love Aqua Teen Hunger Force & Space Ghost but I don't think they hold a candle to Sealab when it's on a roll. The Feng Shui episode with Master Ling was hilarious. When he did that hovering glow trick at the end and said "Now you see that? Yeah. Most people can't do this. You want a piece of me? Come on. Come get some of this glowing." I was in tears. Whoever did the voice-acting for Master Ling was excellent. And I agree with everyone that wants CN to save Invader Zim. It's not often you stumble across a cartoon that's twisted, funny and visually creative. For once I saw a television cartoon that seamlessly melded traditional animation & CGI. Not to mention the character, city and machine designs. They were cool as hell. Someone needs to give the show another chance.

  • March 8, 2002, 9:37 a.m. CST

    New shows are all well and good, but let's talk reruns:

    by spider15

  • March 8, 2002, 9:42 a.m. CST

    New shows are all well and good but let's talk reruns

    by spider15

    As I was saying before I hit "enter" too early... it's great that the Cartoon Network decided to put the original "Rocky & Bullwinkle" on Adult Swim. Not only does it deserve it, but it's good that they realize that the quality of that original show was in no way effected (let alone hurt) but the failure of the big-budge "Bullwinkle" feature a couple of years ago. But by the same token... how is it the Cartoon Network manages to find time to run "Scooby-Do" about seventeen times a day, but they can't find one lousy half-hour for "Underdog," as show which, no offense to the aforementioned "Bullwinkle, was in fact the hippest cartoon of the 1960's. If they network is partial to talking dogs, he Underdog REALLY is the way to go.

  • March 8, 2002, 9:47 a.m. CST

    I cartoon network EVER going to run the Freeza saga again?

    by Sofa King

    Why the hell is cartoon network running the Buu saga three or four times in a row instead of showing one of the older seasons? They did the same thing with the cell saga. And, now that new DBZ episodes are on the way, they're gonna run those a dozen times in a row. Geez, give it a rest guys- you haven't run the Freeza saga for quite a while now. Some newer fans might watch more closley if you show what they might not have seen yet.

  • March 8, 2002, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Home Movies, etc.

    by The Vok

    Yes, Home Movies' newer episodes are no longer done with Squigglevision (a la Dr. Katz) but with Flash animation. Those episodes, by the way, have already aired here in Canada on YTV. Home Movies isn't as great as Dr. Katz but is still one of my favourites. I hope YTV will pick up the third season (the one mentioned in the new Cartoon Network press release) in the fall too. And of course I hope more of those great shows make their way up here; we still don't have Justice League, Samurai Jack (I caught one episode in a special airing on Kids' WB, but that's it) or any of the Adult Swim original series (i.e. those made by and for Cartoon Network) yet. But it is odd that our Teletoon got Mission Hill and Oblongs before Cartoon Network ....

  • March 8, 2002, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Excellent news...and a word about Zim

    by InvaderZim

    A- this is all good stuff. I've enjoyed Adult Swim almost from Day 1, and I can't wait for more of the Brak Show. B - I'll just directly post from Jhonen Vasquez's take on Zim - ....." 1. ZIM IS so very cancelled. With the Christmas episode included, there will be 27 episodes in total. The idea of another network picking it up is unlikely. Anything's possible but I have no say in any of that as the network owns the show completely. In just such a magical world where ZIM starts up production again, it would not bewith my supervision....2. Episode 26 was going to be the cutoff point for everyone, with the skeleton crewleaving the studio after all parts of it were done. The Christmas episode was my idea, sick glutton for punishment that I am, and it means hanging around the studio a bit longer. It's not a pretty thought, but I can't help but want to end things on a cooler note. The board artists I wanted back are the best of the best and they love the show, so it won't be shit. It should be one of the coolest things ever. The same goes for the episodes we're finishing up now. They're better than anything that has been shown thus far." Frankly I doubt Nickelodeon would allow CN (and by extention TimeWarnerAOL) to wrest the show away. Even if it did it would only be reruns.

  • March 8, 2002, 10:38 a.m. CST

    But no news on Welcome to Eltingville! Waaaaaahhhhh!

    by WarDog

    I missed it, and CN's site doesn't even list it when I do a search, even when I used the term "Adult Swim." I'm getting very annoyed with CN on this. So MUCH of what they air is old Hanna-Barbera junk. Every time I surf by it's either Scooby-Doo or The Flintstones or The Jetsons. I won't put these down--I know someone out there likes them--but they bore the shit out of me. I grew up out of liking that kind of cartoon comedy decades ago. I want something that shows real imagination and writing talent, like Welcome to Eltingville. ****** Or Alf and Alf Tales. Geez, I'd tape all of them if they aired those two series, and so would my boss!

  • March 8, 2002, 11:04 a.m. CST

    The only show I don't get is Samurai Jack

    by Klam Bake

    I don't wish it ill will, but it seems that every episode is Jack attacking an endless hoard of robots or monsters and once the showdown begins, it seems to never end. It just gets boring. Again, I hope the show does well, I'm just mystified why it's so popular. ADULT SWIM!!! ROCK ON!!

  • March 8, 2002, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Let's see: nope nothin' good

    by SilentBob X

    I may be an old school fuck, but with maybe the exception of Justice League, I couldn't give a tinker's damn about any of these other shows. Where the fuck is the awesome 60s Spiderman cartoon? Or Transformers(yeah, I know about the Season 1 DVD, which I will get later), GIJoe, and those classic 80s Hulk/Spidey toons? Why the fuck aren't they being replayed on CN? Sigh, if only I could get that goddamn boomerang channel..........Fuck!!!!!!!! Snoogans

  • March 8, 2002, 11:29 a.m. CST

    What about Cowboy Bebop?

    by kodiak_j

    Maybe, I'm blind. But I saw no mention of Cowboy Bebop.

  • March 8, 2002, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by Kirbymanly

    Whoever the guy is (it's like Brend Smalls or something)that does this show is a miracle to television! Funny as hell. Anyone know if this is coming out on DVD?

  • March 8, 2002, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Zim...

    by SpacePhil

    ... I've heard that once Nick finally put it in a stable timeslot last month (Sunday from 1 pm to 2 EST, I think), Zim's ratings went through the roof. Anybody know if this is true or not ?

  • March 8, 2002, 12:59 p.m. CST

    The "Censored 11"

    by Strawhenge

    Thanks Christopher2, for info on the infamous 11. I would also like to see some of these shorts aired, conditionally of course. They should be presented in their proper, historical context and, in the spirit of the uncensored airings of Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, with the intent to educate and promote discourse. I can see no argument against the wartime shorts. We were, after all, at war. These shorts resonate with a particular poinancy today, as we fidget and fret over offending or violating the rights or sensibilities of a people who want nothing short of death for us all, even as we seek to kill as many of them as we can (sounds like the plot of some zany Looney Tunes short).

  • March 8, 2002, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I really miss that Aeon Flux series

    by Terry_1978

    If they can get Zim, they can get that one also, since it's Viacom owned. Also, Aqua Teens is the best.. "where's my whiskey? I'ma get tore up!" - Meatwad

  • March 8, 2002, 1:08 p.m. CST


    by JudgeDredd

    Brak Brak Brak! He's more fun than a baloney & cheese shower, and twice as tasty! Viva, el Brakiachi! Braketty Brak Brak Brak! WOO! Okay, I'm through. Go ahead back to your little stories.

  • March 8, 2002, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by ripper t. jones

  • March 8, 2002, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Cartoon Network: The one network...

    by BurninBullwinkle

    with an overabundence of quality programming, it seems. Let's see... 1) I missed Elington(?) and gotta say I'm really disappointed. I hope they pick it up as a series or at least rerun it soon. 2) I just never got Home Movies. I don't think it's funny in any way. And I got really pissed off when they started showing two episodes a week instead of extra episodes of their great shows. (I.E. everything else in the original adult swim line-up). The Brak Show is the absolute funniest 15 minutes of my week. ("I like to take my pants and fill 'em up with puddin'..." "That is a lightswitch OF TOTAL DEVESTATION!" "Screw you, porkchop!" and of course Brak talking to Brak: "I'm wearing clean underwear!" "No your not!" "You caught me!") 3) I haven't gotten to see much ZIM, but what I did see was great. So it's no wonder Nick cancelled it. The only truly incredible series it had before ZIM was Ren and Stimpy and they shat all over it; taking it away from Spumco and turning it into a Cow and Chicken prequel. Nick does not like things that aren't warm and fuzzy (Rugrats, the worst cartoon in decades) or contain enough fart jokes to keep kids from noticing how lousy the writing is. 4) Oh yeah... I had to record the Moonenites episode of Hungerforce, myself! "It's a clown! Symbolizes street loyalty!"

  • March 8, 2002, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to Filmation's library? Does CN have any

    by TimBenzedrine

    Hanna-Barbara wasn't the only studio making saturday morning cartoons in the 60's and 70's. There's a lot of stuff out there that hasn't been broadcast in years, I think it's time to temporarily retire Scooby-Doo.What about Bakshi's Spiderman, the one with the famous theme song? What about the Alvin show, or Underdog (I personally liked the Go-Go Gophers, but I know they have about as much of a chance of being rebroadcast as the commercials featuring the Frito Bandito.) And as long as CN has shows dedicated to the works of Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Chuck Jones, how about a Max Fleischer show? Are they only willing to show their Black&White cartoons after 2 a.m.?

  • March 8, 2002, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by twan_deeth_ree

    Did anyone catch the episode last week where Jack learns to "jump real good"? Best damn episode of any cartoon I've seen in a long time, but then again, I was really high, so who knows.

  • March 8, 2002, 4:11 p.m. CST

    CN - There are OTHER cartoons you could rerun

    by SK909

    Seriously... how many times do we need to see Scooby-Doo. That bastard needs to be retired from this network. Maybe I don't watch enough, but does CN ever show the Jetsons? Or Yogi Bear? To the person who talked about G.I. Joe and Transformers - FORGET IT. I used to love He-man. I've been wishing they'd bring it back, but then, a few years back, CN posted some BS e-mail in the 'voice' of SpaceGhost to the people asking about shows like He-Man, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and just about anything that isn't Looney Tunes or Hanna-Barbera. The reply basically said they wouldn't lower themselves to the level of a show like He-man. Call me crazy, but didn't Hanna Barbera START this 'level' of animation? I don't know... I just wanna watch some of those shows. Obviously, with the renewal of the old He-man, G.I. Joe, and Transformers toys, and the success of the Transformers on DVD, there's a market for this stuff. How about the old 'Real Ghostbusters' cartoon. That was a cool show. Or what about a week of all those cheesy videogame based Saturday Morning cartoons from the early 80's. It'd just be fun to see them once or twice. I don't know... CN just seems kinda uppity and narrow-minded, but it's a bit hypocritical when you air Scooby Doo, a cartoon I absolutely HATE, nearly 12 hrs. out of the day. Also... DID THEY DO A CHUCK JONES TRIBUTE? All I saw was four hours of Looney Tunes the morning after he died. After that it was back to the, as Angel 66 put it above, 'hipster' programming. *** And here is something kinda related: Anyone remember that Real Ghostbusters episode with a character called The Sandman? He had a really creepy voice and his domain consisted of thousands of ramps and platforms in this weird netherworld, and all the ramps lead to the closet door of every child's bedroom in the world. The design looked almost exactly Monster's Inc. which I think is a combo of this episode and that old My Pet Monster doll and Saturday Morning cartoon. Anyone remember either the ghostbusters episode or the My Pet Monster thing and see a similarity?

  • March 8, 2002, 4:20 p.m. CST

    ReBoot Needs to Be Re-Run!

    by OlafStapledon

    I didn't catch them all last time around. Arrrrgh!

  • March 8, 2002, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Bring back...

    by Pulzar711

    ... the 80's Mighty Mouse. That show ruled utterly. Also, GI Joe. I had a bit of an obsession w/that show in high school, and wanted to be either a Dreadnok or a Stratoviper. That's right, HIGH SCHOOL. I've been a geek girl for a while now, so what?? Zartan rules you all!!!! On topic, please DON'T bring Dragonball GT to our airwaves... let the saga end on a good note... *mental image of Vegeta w/a 'stache* :::shudder:::

  • March 8, 2002, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I concur with Randy Travis

    by slone13

    I mean Aqua Teen Hunger Force is funny, and Home Movies is great, too, but I'm sorry. There's no debate that Sealab 2021 is without a doubt the best part of Adult Swim. Hell, it's better than most of the rest of the stuff on TV, too. "The ultimate zing!"

  • March 8, 2002, 5:09 p.m. CST

    To those who don't like Sealab 2021.....

    by slone13

    I pity you. You know not what funny is.

  • March 8, 2002, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I'm very tight with a dollar, but...

    by Dlhstar

    ...if Nick would release a box set of all the Zim episodes on DVD, I would buy it for $50, easily! C'mon, NICK, YOU ROTTEN FUCKERS! Zim, boxset, NOW! Ride the pig!

  • March 8, 2002, 5:14 p.m. CST

    cooler-than-thou: master ling

    by DEVIL

    master ling was voiced by h. jon benjamin, who is in my humble opinion (odd to see it spelled out isn't it?) one of the funniest people I've ever heard. other voice work of his: ben on dr. katz, professor parsons on squigglevision (nee science court), jason on home movies (most of the time), mothmonsterman on aqua teen hf, and various soup2nuts productions. ADULT SWIM IS THE BEST THING HAPPENING ON TV TODAY. enjoy the laughter, my friends, it's all we've got left. dv out

  • March 8, 2002, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Cowboy Bebop series and movie...

    by CHEET

    The movie is available on Region 2 DVD authentic, or you can get your hands on a bootleg DVD by the infamous Anime Cartoon International (now going by the name Manga International as far as I can tell). The bootleg has 5.1 DD sound and an anamorphic transfer and some hilariously mistyped English subtitles. Check Ebay or your local badass video store. As for Bebop, there will probably be no more Bebop to speak of... If you know how the show ends you'll know why that is, furthermore, the director has stated that it's in the spirit of Bebop to end while things are good. I couldn't agree with him more. It's the attitude like this which made it such a badass show. The movie didn't perform too well in Japan so that more than likely means it will never happen again... But my god, once you see the movie you'll see how limited their canvas was on the series. It plays out hardcore epic.

  • March 8, 2002, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Cartoon Network should take Invader Zim under their wing, saving

    by Lenny Nero

    Damn that network. Zim rules!

  • March 8, 2002, 6:11 p.m. CST

    We need more WELCOME TO ELTINGVILLE! Now, dammit!

    by KingKrypton

    That show rocks! We need a full series of it! It, combined with THE AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS HAPPY HOUR, is going to more than make up for the crap that is JUSTICE LEAGUE! As for COW & CHICKEN, the only new thing I want to see done with that show is a special episode where Cow is pinned down and forced to watch while her precious udder (I swear to God, every time she hugs that thing or milks herself, it looks like she's giving herself a hand job) is chopped off piece by piece...and then she gets slaughtered the rest of the way in the bloodiest, goriest way imaginable. (Bonus points if Lobo from the animated SUPERMAN does the deed.) Then that red devil guy who always uses fake names that have to do with pants should be run over by an Amtrak and eaten by buzzards. All with Space Ghost firing off one-liners all the while. As for THE BRAK SHOW...yeah, baby! Bring it on! HOME MOVIES and AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE? Argh. But hey, at least Adult Swim is in full force. That has to count for something, right? Oh, and more WELCOME TO ELTINGVILLE! Please!

  • March 8, 2002, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by Smeg For Brains

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force made me as giddy watching it as I was all those years ago when I first saw Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Being a Brak-maniac I was dieing to see the Brak show, and though I love it, and I have to watch every Adult Swim show numerous times in order to hear everything I miss while laughing, nothing compared to that first time Carl told me he was waiting five more minutes, and then he was "goin' down to the store and get me a hotrod magazine!" Since that moment i have been dieing to see anything involving fries, shakes, and meatwads. Aqua Teens, ASSEMBLE!

  • March 8, 2002, 7:18 p.m. CST


    by BurninBullwinkle

    I certainly do remember The Sandman, but you're getting your villains mixed up. The ramps and doors were actually the world of The Boogeyman. And yeah, it did have a resemblance to Monsters Inc.'s world, but played pretty differently. (Comparing the two is like comparing MI to Little Monsters...) The Sandman was trying to make the whole world fall asleep permanently and in the process making everyone's dreams come true. He actually took down the entire team one by one until Winston was the last one left if I remember right. They got their asses saved by Janine dreaming she was a Ghostbuster and she zapped his ass. (Note: Both of these episodes were from very early on when the show was really cool, not from the 'Slimer' era. *blech*)

  • March 8, 2002, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the info D.E.V.I.L., I had no idea that many of my fa

    by Cooler-than-Thou

    H. Jon Benjamin is one funny son of a bitch. That Mothman episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force was classic, second only to the hilarious Mooninite show with Enick-knock & Err. He seems to have a talent for blending dry wit with a sort of crazed enthusiasm. It's great. Home Movies is at it's best, in my humble opinion (and yeah it is weird to type it out), when Brandon is freaking out.

  • March 9, 2002, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Mission Hill Returns

    by Darth Brooks

    Finally US audiences get to see the rest of the Mission Hill series, cancelled by the stu-stu-stu-pid WB back in '99. Hint: Bill Oakley / Josh Weinstein (the guys who made the Simpsons funnier than just the gag-a-thon Al Jean) wrote and produced this series. Only four were shown in the Yoo Ess before the WB folded the tent. When in May is it?

  • March 9, 2002, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Where IS Space Ghost?!

    by Barrymore

    I hope that they keep making Space someone already said, I consider it the cornerstone of Adult Swim. I'm not sure if I'd watch if it wasn't on. And what about NEW EPISODES? There's been like, what, 2 or 3 new episodes since they started Adult Swim (Willie Nelson, Bjork, Thom Yorke). Come on guys, we need more SPAAAACE GHOOOOOST!

  • March 9, 2002, 1:08 a.m. CST

    DAMMIT!! What about G.I. Joe and the Transformers?!?!

    by spiderblood1969

    Why doesn't somebody rerun them?!?!

  • March 9, 2002, 1:30 a.m. CST

    YOU FOOLS!!!

    by Gregzero

    "Boo-Boo Runs Wild!!!!" Spumco's take on Yogi Bear!!! THIS SUNDAY!!!! 11 Eastern 10 Central DON'T FORGET YOGI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 9, 2002, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Masters of the Universe, baby!

    by VZX Teacher

    It has been confirmed at Toy Fair in New York that there will be an all-new Masters of the Universe movie and series to be aired on Cartoon Network. (My guess it is one of the eight not mentioned above.) This is to tie in with the re-launch of the new toy line, with updated sculpts by the Four Horsemen!!!! He-Man is back, baby! 2002 will be the year of MOTU!

  • March 9, 2002, 4:35 a.m. CST

    More Justice League? Damn...

    by Sphere

    The only thing worse than an entirely crappy show is a show that languishes in self-imposed mediocrity. Between the dull as dogshit animation, and the lame-assed characters, I don't see how anybody over twelve can watch that crap. It's like they took the original comic book characters, inflated their torsos to grotesque size, and made them incredibly stupid. And much weaker. "Well, they have to be kind of dumb and weak or the damn show would be over in five minutes." you say? Well, maybe the writers would have to work then instead of sleepwalking through every episode. Ah, for the days of the original Batman the Animated. Still, the rest of this news shows why Cartoon Network is one of the best networks on TV, period.

  • March 9, 2002, 8:35 a.m. CST

    sharing files

    by agentx04

    so Morpheus updated itself into obsolesence. it simply doesn't work any more, much in the same way that Napster worked less and less with each version. the problem with this is that i used Morpheus to check out great shows like eltingville, sealab, aqua teen... because i don't have a television and can't see them otherwise. anyone know a p2p program that actually works these days?

  • March 9, 2002, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Just how much is a buttload anyhow?

    by Kieran

    I could take this in so many inappropriate directions, but I'm just going to let you pollute your own mind.

  • March 9, 2002, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by RK_Maroon

    is THEY NEVER CANCEL SHIT!!! If you like Sealab, or Birdman or Home Movies -- of course you'll be able to see more. CN doesn't cancel their "dogs." Johnny Bravo? Courage? Ed, Edd and fucking Eddy!!!??? Why? Who gives a goddamn if those shows are renewed? Compared to Jack and the PP Girls, I can't imagine a show with less "heat" right now. I doubt they can actually sell a Johnny Bravo t-shirt or lunchbox which as we all know is what it's all about. With all this shit floating around their schedule it's tough to find the gold. I understand Jack is going to daily in the next few months and that will help but most of the time you have to figure out which 30-year old stale unfunny episode of Scooby Doo the show you want to see is on after!!!

  • March 9, 2002, 11:38 a.m. CST

    CN - not MTV

    by SK909

    As much as we might complain about certain things on CN, at least they're not and never will be something like MTV. Does anyone actually watch that station anymore? I don't even find myself turning to it out of morbid curiousity. It just doesn't exist to anyone over 14 years of age. And every time that I turn on M2, they have that damn graphic with the three videos being voted on to one side and the news and everything else playing around a little video screen in the center. You ask yourself, Jeez... why did I spring for the 35" television if whatever I'm watching is gonna be reduced to the size of a book cover? CN filled a void, and they're filling it much better than you'd expect. History Channel, TLC, and Discovery have some good shit too.

  • March 9, 2002, 2 p.m. CST

    Bringing back the Oblongs? Come on!...

    by Nazg

    But then again, they did bring back the great Home Movies from UPN cancellation hell and that has continued to be great (through even the loss of squigglevision...speaking of which, I also miss "Squigglevision" aka "Science Court." I'd like to see CN pick that up, too. Great kid's programming).....Aqua Teen would be great if the characters weren't food...The bizarro episode of Sealab shall go down in history (they quote Apocalypse Now! Genius!)...Only one episode of SGCTC a night, if you ask me...And it looks like no more Baby Blues! Yay! I can start watching all of Adult Swim again!...And on a somewhat unrelated note- more Courage! Whee!...

  • March 9, 2002, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah, where's Dexter??

    by st63z

    I know Genndy's Dexter's Laboratory has always been overshadowed by his more popular PowerPuff Girls, but has it been cancelled altogether? Dexter was my first love (oh, umm...) and I've always liked it a bit more. Man, first they recently changed most of the voice actors and animation style, now it's cancelled?

  • March 9, 2002, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Samurai Jack, and Big O?

    by st63z

    Yep, Samurai Jack is great. I haven't caught all of it, but such eps as the recent "jump good" one and the one where he saved the "Viking" king encased in crystal so he could go to Valhalla, are excellent! Everything just meshed together (including the music)... Genndy & crew have definitely got their own style, and it shows up pretty well in SJ. On another topic, are there news about any new production of the short-lived Big O anime mini-series? Everybody's (deservedly) crazy about the excellent Bebop, and also Outlaw Star, but nary a mention of Big O?? It's got this unique blend of nostalgic, classic noire with original sci-fi with just plain-cool anime mech battles...

  • March 9, 2002, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Squigglevision is outdated...

    by Smeg For Brains

    Squigglevision was Soup to Nuts (formerly Tom Snyder Productions) creation, but it is now so outdated compared to what they are able to do now that they droped it in favor of using flash, which also allows them to have all of their animation ready for the net if they decide to do anything with it on the web. It had nothing to do with people complaining about it. The squiggly episodes are the original UPN ones, and the non-squiggly episodes are new. Cartoon Network should try to get Doctor Katz, since Comedy Central won't get off their ass and show that brilliant fucking show anymore.

  • March 9, 2002, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Spumco does Flintstones!

    by Ambrose Chappell

    "The Flintstones on the Rocks" just aired as a part of Cartoon Network's "Cartoon Theater" and it was great! The style is Ren and Stimpy meets classic Flintstones. Please watch it when it re-airs tomorrow (Sunday, March 10) at 10 am. It's a hoot.

  • March 10, 2002, 2:09 a.m. CST


    by SithPimp

    Seeing as how cartoon network is bringing back cancelled cartoons. Instead of bringing back crap like baby blues why dont they bring back the Clerks cartoon.

  • March 10, 2002, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Here here, Sithpimp

    by Ambrose Chappell

    Clerks would be an awesome addition to Adult Swim. I also wouldn't mind seeing reruns of The Critic and Duckman on CN either. Maybe even Fish Police! Does anyone else remember Fish Police?