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Genndy Tartakovsky Developing Giant Robot Series SYM-BIONIC TITAN For Cartoon Network!!

I am – Hercules!!
“Dexter’s Laboratory”/“Samurai Jack” mastermind Genndy Tartakovsky was apparently not invited back to work on The Cartoon Network’s new version of “Clone Wars,” but he is still in the Cartoon Network business. His latest prospective contribution to the channel is “Sym-Bionic Titan,” described as “an exciting hybrid of high school drama and giant robot battles.” The series “follows the adventures of three beings from the planet Galaluna who crash-land on Earth while attempting to escape their war-torn world.” Cartoon Network has loads of other stuff in development as well. Look! Giant press release!
Cartoon Network Continues Its Evolution With Largest, Most Diverse Development Slate in Network History 19 New Programming Ventures: Seven New Animated Series and Four Original Movies (Live-Action/CG-Animated) Network Introduces For the First Time Six Live-Action "Alternative" Series and Two Scripted Live-Action Pilots Sports Partnership with NBA, Recruits Boston Celtics Superstar Eddie House for My Dad's a Pro Short-Form Series ATLANTA, March 25 -- Cartoon Network announced a dramatic expansion to its 2009-2010 content development strategy today at its annual advertising Upfront presentation at Time Warner Center. On the heels of three consecutive quarters of double-digit prime time and total day growth - the only major kids network to do so - Cartoon Network unveiled 19 new programming ventures, including three new action-adventure and four new comedy animated series; six live-action "alternative" half-hour series; three original live-action and one all-new CG-animated movie specials; and two hour-long original, scripted live-action pilots. Coupled with 164 new half-hour episodes of returning comedy and action-adventure animated series, today's announcements represent the largest commitment to new content development in Cartoon Network history. Additionally, the network, along with National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern, announced that world champion Boston Celtics Guard Eddie House and his 7 year-old son, Jaelen, will be featured in My Dad's a Pro, a short-form lifestyle series that is the first of several programs in development under the most recently announced partnership between Cartoon Network and the NBA. "These exciting new projects represent the next phase in Cartoon Network's ambitious, ongoing strategy to re-invent the network and re-energize our youth business overall," said Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting's Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division. "We've built tremendous momentum over the last year, both on air and through our thriving digital businesses, so we're thrilled to introduce new content that our audience cannot find anywhere else. Today marks the next big step forward in an evolution that is helping us reach our goal of becoming a dominant youth culture brand." "Based on Cartoon Network's ratings and online growth, coupled with the increased commitment to original content, our goal is to maximize the strength of these linear and digital offerings by developing opportunities for advertisers that will activate their brands across our portfolio," said John O'Hara, executive vice president and general manager, Cartoon Network Ad Sales & Marketing. "We will continue to be flexible and innovative as we work with our advertising partners to develop high-profile, custom opportunities that will deliver measurable return on their investment." "Last year, we outlined a strategy focused on genres of programming," said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. "Today we revealed how that strategy continues to grow with additional nights of signature programming and expands to include both scripted live-action and alternative content, as well as animation. We're committed to delivering a diverse range of engaging, aspirational content to our audience." Highlights of Cartoon Network's new content strategy to launch across the 2009-2010 season include the following: COMEDY AND ACTION-ADVENTURE ANIMATED SERIES Adventure Time with Finn and Jake: Finn, the human boy with the awesome hat, and Jake, the wise dog, are close friends and partners in strange adventures in the land of Ooo. The 30-minute series is from Cartoon Network Studios, created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by Fred Siebert and Derek Drymon. Stoked: Six teenaged groms (young surfers) come together for 12 weeks over summer to work and surf at the world renowned Surfer's Paradise Resort on the legendary Sunset Island, home of the most epic surf break in the country. From Cake Distribution and Fresh Animation, Stoked is created by Jennifer Pertsch and Tom McGillis (Total Drama Island). Total Drama Action: Showcasing all the elements of favorite reality TV shows - romances and friendships; scheming and sabotage; death-defying stunts and stomach curdling challenges within larger-than-life elimination competition - Total Drama Action succeeds Cartoon Network's #1 show of 2008, Total Drama Island, from Cake Distribution and Fresh Animation. Fourteen contestants face thrilling challenges on an abandoned film studio back-lot, all inspired by the movies. Ben 10: Evolutions (working title): An all-new animated series follows 16-year-old Ben Tennyson as his secret identity has been revealed to the world and he's now an international mega-star super hero, loved by kids the world over but distrusted by many adults. Armed with a mysterious new Omnitrix, Ben will see action in places he's never been. From Cartoon Network Studios, Glen Murakami (Teen Titans) serves as supervising producer and Dwayne McDuffie serves as story editor. Sym-Bionic Titan: From creator Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack) comes an exciting hybrid of high school drama and giant robot battles. Sym-Bionic Titan follows the adventures of three beings from the planet Galaluna who crash-land on Earth while attempting to escape their war-torn world. Generator Rex: Infected by microscopic molecular-altering nanites, 15-year-old Rex has the ability to grow incredible machines out of his body. Recruited by an organization called Providence, Rex travels the world investigating a host of biological mutations that were created by the same nanites that give Rex his powers. Generator Rex is from Man of Action, creators of Ben 10. John Fang of Cartoon Network Studios serves as supervising director. Scooby-Doo - Mystery, Inc.: A sleepy little village, Crystal Cove, boasts a long history of ghost sightings, poltergeists, demon possession, phantoms and other paranormal occurrences. The renowned sleuthing team of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo arrive to prove all of this simply isn't real - but they don't realize the locals don't welcome their help. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. ALTERNATIVE LIVE-ACTION SERIES The Othersiders: This thrilling reality adventure series follows five friends on real missions to explore mysterious, potentially haunted locations in search of evidence that will confirm or deny the existence of paranormal activity. Survive This: An exciting reality series challenges teenagers ages 14 to 17 to push their limits, overcome fears and develop lifelong survival skills. Hosted by Les Stroud (Survivorman), each episode aims to test endurance, wit and self-determination. Destroy Build Destroy: In a huge construction zone, two teams become demolition experts with the guidance and assistance of experts in the field, using wrecking balls, human destroyers and real explosions. Each week brings a new challenge to build from the debris, with strategy, wits and teamwork deciding which team's creation out-performs the other--and whose hard work goes up in smoke. Head Rush (working title): Kids participate as game show contestants playing for cash while riding thrill-inducing amusement park rides. Dude, What Would Happen: This series stars three adventurous teens who ask and answer imaginative questions such as, "Dude, what would happen if you attached 350 helium balloons to a sumo wrestler?" A series so over-the-top, you just might learn something. Bobb'e Says: Starring Bobb'e J. Thompson (30 Rock, Human Giant), Bobb'e Says is a fast-paced, viral video clip show where other people's painful mistakes become tools for Bobb'e as he dispenses sage wisdom to an unsuspecting public. LIVE-ACTION AND ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIES Ben 10: Alien Swarm: Director Alex Winter and writer John Turman (Hulk '03, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) team for an all-new, live-action movie based on the hit animated series Ben 10: Alien Force, set to premiere in fall 2009. Ben 10: Alien Swarm follows teenage hero Ben Tennyson (Ryan Kelley) as he breaks ranks from the Plumbers, a secret organization that battles alien forces, to help Elena (Alyssa Diaz), a mysterious young woman, uncover an alien threat to our world. Additional cast members include Barry Corbin (No Country for Old Men) as Grandpa Max, Galadriel Stineman as Gwen and Nathan Keyes as Kevin. Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins: Discover the never-before-told story of how a mismatched quartet of teenagers first came together before becoming known as the Mystery Inc. gang. Freddy (Robbie Amell), the school athlete; Velma (Hayley Kiyoko), the science fair-winning brainiac; Daphne (Kate Melton), the drama beauty; Shaggy (Nick Palatas), the misfit; and Shaggy's newly adopted dog, Scooby Doo, are forced to band together to clear their names. Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins, a Cartoon Network co-production with Warner Premiere and directed by Brian Levant (Snow Dogs, The Flintstones), is slated to premiere in fall 2009. Firebreather: Cartoon Network's first original all-CG animation adventure presents Duncan Rosenblatt, a rather typical, awkward high school kid, except that his dad is a fire-breathing dragon and he is destined to protect the earth. Created and co-executive-produced by Phil Hester (The Wretch), Firebreather is executive-produced by Julia Pistor (Lemony Snicket) and co-executive-produced by Andy Kuhn (Freedom Ring)--Jim Kreig (Ben 10: Alien Force) joins as writer. Peter Chung (Aeon Flux) is attached to direct. Tiger's Apprentice: The best-selling young adult book by Lawrence Yep will be brought to life in a live-action movie. Tom Lee, a teenager suddenly orphaned, is put under the protection of Mr. Hu, a mystical tiger who can take human form. Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) is attached to serve as executive producer/director, Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter David Magee (Finding Neverland) adapted the book and Jane Startz (Tuck Everlasting, Indian in the Cupboard) serves as executive producer. SCRIPTED LIVE-ACTION PILOTS Unnatural History (working title): An action-packed blend of science, western culture, eastern philosophy and martial arts, Unnatural History is an urban adventure series centered around Henry Griffin, a teenager with exceptional skills acquired through years of globe-trotting with his anthropologist parents. But Henry faces his biggest challenge of all when he moves back to America to attend a high school stranger than any place he's ever lived before. Created and written by Mike Werb (Face/Off, The Mask); the pilot will be produced in association with Warner Horizon Television Inc. Prepped (working title): A rebellious teen wakes up one morning to find himself trapped at a mysterious prep school that offers no escape. He forms a secret group to discover what they're being trained for and how to escape. The pilot is executive-produced and written by Paul Dini (Lost, Batman Beyond). RETURNING ANIMATED SERIES Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The #1 series with boys 6-11 returns to Cartoon Network in fall 2009 for a second season. The hit CG-animated series from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation takes viewers to the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil with favorite characters such as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padme Amidala, along with brand new heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka. Chowder: In Marzipan City, the Mung Daal Catering Company cooks up the most oddly delicious food where aspiring young chef-in-training Chowder falls into all sorts of fantastic mis-adventures. The series is from creator C. H. Greenblatt at Cartoon Network Studios. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: Raised by Bubbie the talking whale in the bubbling splendor of the sea, young Flapjack rescues an old pirate, Captain K'nuckles, whose tall tales tangle up and consume Flapjack with an unquenchable desire for adventure. Creator Thurop Van Ormon produces the series at Cartoon Network Studios. The Secret Saturdays: In this comedy-action series created by Jay Stephens, Doc, Drew and Zak Saturday are a family of world-saving adventure scientists called The Secret Saturdays who are part of a network of scientists who protect the world against all the underlying evil. The Secret Saturdays is produced by Porchlight Entertainment. Batman: The Brave and the Bold: From Warner Bros. Animation comes the latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise. Our Caped Crusader is teamed up with heroes from across the DC Universe--Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others--to deliver nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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  • March 26, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    I recognize several of the words in the headline

    by JuanSanchez

    But it has no meaning to me.

  • March 26, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Aside from Adult Swim, Cartoon Network sucks.

    by F-18

  • March 26, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Reality shows find their way onto Cartoon Network?

    by Bones

    What a world. Oh--and Third!

  • March 26, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Alex Winter...

    by Bones

    Did you guys notice that Alex Winter is directing the Ben 10 Live action movie?<p> Is that the same Alex Winter who was Bill S. Preston, Esquire?

  • March 26, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Mr. Spork

    by ChocolateJesus

    Not true, check out "Chowder". At least as funny as most of the Adult Swim shows.

  • March 26, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Combines high school drama with giant robot battles

    by conniebrean1

    Has my seal of approval.

  • March 26, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Adult Swim needs to be its own network

    by JuanSanchez

    I'm often up past 6 am and I have nothing to watch once Adult Swim gives way to regular Cartoon Network.

  • March 26, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Genndy = must watch

    by Dingbatty

    Chowder is indeed a great toon, as ChocolateJesus asserted.<p>Glad to see Firebreather finally making it to the screen after being announced a few years ago. Met the creator of the comic at a convention. Really cool dude.<p>Now...the live action stuff -- absolutely doesn't belong on CN.

  • March 26, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST

    What's the latest on Power of the Dark Crystal?

    by Shermdawg

  • March 26, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Giant Robots-mark of quality.

    by Sal_Bando

    You know it to be so.

  • March 26, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Bones

    by Bloo

    yup it's the same Alex Winter, this is his 2nd Ben 10 live action movie (but with a different Granpa Max)<P>I love Genndy too, but Paul Dini has a live action series on CN and you chose Genndy to do the headline, for shame<P>that said both series sound good<P>finally I haven't cared much for CN's recent original programs, 6Teen sucks and Total Drama Island, while having funny moments, was stretched too long. But I can't place all that blame on CN, as it was orignally a Canadian program...right

  • March 26, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Never mind this junk, where the fucking Dark Crystal at?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

  • March 26, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Sorry to say, but last I heard Dark Crystal production was

    by Amy Chasing

    cancelled. May pick up again in future, but Tartakovsky isn't working on it at the mo.

  • March 26, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    "Adventure Time"!!

    by lex romero

    Fucking awesome! All of you go on youtube and google adventure time, you'll get the pilot episode. It's fucking hilarious and bizarre.

  • March 26, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Then again I think I read that Dark Crystal was

    by Amy Chasing

    cancelled on AICN. And you know what they're like... ;)

  • March 26, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    I don't recall AICN posting news on Dark Crystal being cancelled

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    ..Can a mod verify this?..I would love a link to that news bit. <p> I googled around a bit and couldn't find anything definitive. But, the fact Gennedy is working on this new project gives rise to the suspicion that things do not portend well for the sequel.

  • March 26, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Amy

    by white_vader

    False, then true.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Transformers Animated == $#!+canned ???

    by Squashua

    This season is already pretty top notch. At least the 2-hour opener was.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    They exile all the REAL cartoons to Boomerang

    by tedbragg1

    The rest of CN is pure garbage... CN and Sci-Fi were the only reason I got cable to begin with, now I hate them the most.

  • March 26, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I guess we had it best in the 80's

    by daggor

    They couldn't cram enough cartoons down my throat in th 80's. Now we are witnessing the beginning of the end for Cartoon Network (I mean Cee Enn). Live action. Crappy movies. Reality shows with NBA players. I know, I know - it's all about profit - film some idiot millionaire B-ball player and his kid on the cheap and get some quick ratings, ruining real life for the kiddos in the audience. Chowder is OK. Flapjack is an unbearable Spongebob rip-off with hideous voice acting.

  • March 26, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    They need to get rid of

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    anything tim and eric related

  • March 26, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Melvin Pelvis...

    by Bones

    I am glad I am not the only one who thinks that way.<p> Especially Tom Goes to the Mayor--which is the most annoying show I have ever seen.

  • March 26, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Get ovet it already!

    by Zardozap2005

    Honestly Herc, do you have to preface EVERY Clone Wars related comment with "Tartakovsky-Free" or "Not-Invited-Back" crap? Get over it already. Clone Wars is probably that much better for not having him. The first CW series had some good stuff, but the second series was terrible. I'm not surprised in the least that his continued involvement did not happen. Plus he seems to be sticking to 2D stuff. Lucasfilm Animation went 3D because they knew it would sell better. I can't imagine a Tartakovsky-Hands-On Clone Wars TV series. Some of the really good episodes from this season would look like crap animated in 2D Tartakovsky-Style.

  • March 26, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Burn tim and eric at the stake!

    by sharpie

    mmmmmmm, steak

  • March 26, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    also

    by sharpie

    im so glad they brought tartakovsky back, i've been wondering what he's been up to lately

  • March 26, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Giant Robots

    by donkey_lasher

    You can actually HEAR geeks drooling.

  • March 26, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Something tells me

    by StarWarsRedux

    ...that, like the overrated "Samurai Jack" before it, Genndy won't finish this series, either.

  • March 26, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Live action shows on Cartoon Network

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    is like wrestling on the Syfylis Network. Do network executives even bother to look at the name of their own network any more???

  • March 26, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    G.T.'s new project

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    is a bright spot. Let's hope it lives up to his own legacy so far.

  • March 26, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    SWRedux

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    Samurai Jack was not at all over-rated. And I'm pretty sure G.T. would have finished it if the network had given him the bucks or at least a heads-up on the cancelling with enough time to tie it up. I am still hoping he'll at least do a Samurai Jack movie to bring it the story to the closure it deserves.

  • March 26, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    So basically new live-action reality shows...

    by Kid Z

    ...outnumber new cartoons. So, they've jumped on Sci-Fi's... sorry... SyFylys's bandwagon of actually HATING the type of programming they were founded upon. What next? A name change to (Anything But) Cartoon(s) Network? The bean-counting, brainless Marketing majors have permanently killed TV!

  • March 26, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    The basketball reality show might be fun...

    by Kid Z

    ...but only if the producers stocked the guy's house with steroids, blow, hookers, pit bulls and a fully stocked armory of AK-47's, you know, like a real-life professional sports star? The fun comes in when he has to hide the hookers from his wife and kid, then 'roid rage cokiness and its related extreme paranoia kick in to turn him into an unholy terror. He starts bitchslapping the wife and alternating between smacking the kid around and plying the little tyke with 'caine and hoes. Next up, he trains all the pit bulls to kill and eat innocent little kittens, which he purloins from local animal shelters using his kid as cover ("Yeah, we're gonna adopt the yellow one, the white one and the calico. It's good for a boy to learn the responsibilty that *SNNNIIIIFFF* come with having a pet"). Finally our star ends up blowing his brains out after a 19 hour hostage situation when his house is surrounded by the cops, ATF agents in urban assault tanks and enraged members of PETA. Comedy GOLD!

  • March 26, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    @Squashua

    by Dingbatty

    Calm down...the art director for Transformers Animated is still posting new designs for season three on his blog as of a week ago.

  • March 26, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Stunt Vocalist

    by StarWarsRedux

    SJ showed tremendous potential in its premise (even though it ripped off "Ronin", except for the twist). Unfortunately, instead of commiting itself to wrapping up its exceedingly simple storyline while it had a chance, it decided to go way too episodic. Some adventures were fun. Others were a little borderline silly. And some were just completely bugnuts stupid. I'm sorry, but when you think that having a "Demon Overlord tells little children fairy-tales" episode is a better idea than having an actual finale, your priorities are way off. At any rate, I thought the SJ fad machine was a little out of control, with people making deals for a live-action film and everything. Took the focus off the show itself, which was good when the creators were concentrating, and only then. <p> You know what would've probably been the best thing of all? If Genndy had decided to stick with SJ instead of doing "Clone Wars"-- I'm not a fan at all of his version, and would've much prefered to see a conclusion to his own story.

  • March 26, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Genndy!!!!

    by FeralAngel

    Finally a reason to tune into CN again. Now if only there were a reason to tune into Adult Swim...

  • March 26, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Creators need to stop rummaging through Jim Henson's tomb

    by FeralAngel

    ...for new projects. Dark Crystal? Aw, jeez no.

  • March 26, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    New Clone wars is better than Genndy Clone Wars

    by critch

    Both character designs are awful, but whereas the new one is focused on better plots, writing, action, and music, the old one was just "Jedi can do ANYTHING!". Genndy needs to finish Samurai Jack before I'll watch anything else with his name on it.

  • March 26, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    developing a new series...

    by SlowBurn

    WTF, man? Finish Samurai Jack already...

  • March 26, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Tartakovsky = Quality

    by Starkiller1

    Do any of you actually prefer the new Clone Wars? Tartakovsky's show was better than the prequels, in my opinion. The man knows how to execute an action sequence. He understands the rhythm. The best example is the Mace Windu episode from Season 1. I'll swap a live action version of that for the AOTC arena sequence any day. There's a reason he's storyboarding the fight scenes in Iron Man 2. I'd feel a lot better about the live action Star Wars show if Lucas would just hand it to this guy.

  • March 26, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    my thoughts

    by Crooooooow

    Stoked - Kids who like surfing are out surfing. Kids who don't won't be watching this. Horrible idea Generator Rex - Ben 10 creators managed to rip off themselves. Survive This - Probably be popular with mouth breathers who like the WWE (and think it's real). Dude, What Would Happen? - if some kids ripped off Mythbusters? Bobb'e Says - I'd probably want to slap the kid in 5 secs.

  • March 26, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Shit, His Clone Wars

    by Phategod2

    was better then all 3 prequels combined. there no comparison.

  • March 26, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Johnny Sokko

    by xile1c

    Damn, I keep hoping somebody will make an adaptation of that great old Japanese live action show from when I was a kid, Johnny Sokko and his Giant Flying Robot. C'mon, Cameron!

  • March 26, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Now, if someone would just

    by VicSage

    create a network that showed cartoons...Hmmmmm. And maybe one that showed music-related programming.......

  • March 26, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Started out hating Tim & Eric, but they've grown on me

    by JuanSanchez

    They get better and better and they give us something to watch while we wait for new ATHF, Venture Bros and Metalocalypse.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Cartoon Nework has a truly crappy lineup

    by Mr Incredible

    Except for Batman: The Brave and the Bold and The Venture Bros. on Adult Swim...forget it.

  • March 26, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    His Clone Wars is on my shelf next to the original trilogy

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    And no other Star Wars DVD makes the cut to be on the same shelf.

  • March 26, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    I'm glad that I'm not the only one to notice...

    by Pouchstalker

    The only thing missing from the new lineup is rasslin' and Law & Order: CVU (Cartoon Violence Unit)

  • March 27, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    by BetaSword

    Well, the Ben10's sounds quite interesting, bit I dislike the Actor-switching compared to Movie1. The Sym-Bionic Titan sounds good enough, to give it a try. But Generator Rex reminds me of the CG-Series Max Steel, or slightly on Jake 2.0.

  • March 27, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    You bunch of almighty fuckwits!

    by white_vader

    Slowburn, Critch, Star Wars redux, How the fuck do you come to the conclusion that Tartakovsky just decided to walk off Samurai Jack? If he had done such a ridiculous thing you don't think legal gears would have turned and they would just have replaced him? It happened to John K for crying out loud... <p> Where is the magical interview you saw where he said "I just got bored"?! He HAS said that he'd dearly love to have the chance to finish it if they'd let him. Morons. I can't believe you Talkbackers sometimes. Fucking amateurs! <p> And for God's sake Redux you twat. "Ripping off Ronin" - really? Do you know what the word actually means?! Does your knowledge only go back that far? God almighty man, the format SJ used was pretty much set in stone decades before in TV and film, and much more in literature. What a myopic and ignorant post! I guess you missed the Lone Wolf and Cub reference then (there's your Miller touchstone). Jeez, what an outrageous post! Just, wow.

  • March 27, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    I thought Frederator Studios was working on

    by Dingbatty

    a Samurai Jack feature film?

  • March 27, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Pouchstalker

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    Law and Order: CVU (Cartoon Violence Unit) Awesome! Would actually make a great series for CN. But they don't have the nads...

  • March 27, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Fuck you Cartoon Network...

    by RockyG

    ...i will always be pissed at them for not at least completing the story of Samurai jack...

  • March 27, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Law and Order: CVU (Cartoon Violence Unit)

    by Harold The Great

    Sounds like the natural continuation of Harvey Birdman

  • March 27, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I liked his Clone Wars but I also like the new one

    by Tacom

    I loved the last episode with Aurra Sing and the new bounty hunter Cad Bane. Loved when he snapped that dude's neck. Mace Windu in the last Ryloth episode was as badass as that one Tartakovsky short(and more realistic).

  • March 27, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    New Clone Wars

    by Starkiller1

    I agree that the last episode was a good one. The fighting on the new show is fantastic, but the dialogue is terrible. The talking battle droids and Ahsoka are poison, and I can't wait until they kill her off. That "Snips" bullshit is unbearable. That being said, starting the show with Yoda fighting a small army was perfect. Just keep episodes like that coming.

  • March 27, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Finish Jack

    by HoichiTheEarless

    Another call to finish Samurai Jack. So long as they can get someone to do a dead on Mako impersonation they got no excuse. Though I did love Clone Wars (agree it's better than the prequels... it gives you an idea what the prequels might have been if Lucas handed it off to someone who grew up on the original trilogy and who could put love into it that Lucas no longer has). I'm interested in the new project but if it delays the Samurai Jack movie I'll be pissed.

  • March 27, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    I only care about Flapjack and Adventure Time

    by ParagonComplex

    Adventure Time is going to be fantastic. I've been looking forward to this ever since I first heard about the series.

  • March 28, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Ben 10, Batman TBATB, and Secret Saturdays

    by Dingbatty

    are pretty solid action toons (not brilliant, but entertaining, enough). Chowder is brilliant in the way Spongebob was/is. Not much else beyond these and Venture Bros. on the channel I watch, though.

  • March 28, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Genndy's were good. Dave's are better. Just.

    by Jedibobster

    I very much enjoyed Genndy's Clone Wars too, filled the gap between Eps II and III nicely. But THE CLONE WARS feels more like the real deal. Essentialy they feel like a hybrid between Genndy's stuff and the actual Prequels. And the more they go on, I'm in the UK here and on episodes 13 and 14, the better they get. It's not only a good animated series but fast becoming one of my favourite things on telly at the minute. I'm a Star Wars fan, so yeah, I was always going to tune in, but I'm enjoying them more than I thought I would. It's good that there's a new slice of high quality SW every week.

  • March 28, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh-GIANT ROBOT--

    by Sal_Bando

    --you know we will get you--Johnny Sokko ruled. BeatnikMan was the best.

  • March 29, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Hey Vader

    by SlowBurn

    I never said he walked off of Samurai Jack. I said finish it already. Clearly they are paying him to do new stuff. I think they could set a side couple bucks for him to finish Jack. Dumbass.

  • March 29, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    All I want is Megas XLR

    by baaba_pappa

    Really, bring it back

  • March 29, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Hey Slowburn

    by white_vader

    Fair enough. Sort of. Considering I can't read your mind and there's actually no clue as to whether you meant CN or GT (dumbass), the mistake is understandable. I was pretty annoyed though. Sorry.

  • March 29, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Cartoon Network has not been the same in a few years

    by kabookieslap

    They had groundbreaking shows like Ed, Edd n Eddy, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Lab, Cow and Chicken, Grimm Adventures of Billy and Mandy, My gym partner is a monkey, the list goes on. Great shows with really well written stories, great characters, that were funny as shit. And they did what made the original Looney Tunes great. Loads of sarcasm and dark humor. Cartoon Network is now what became of the Looney Tunes back in the 80's. Unoriginal and playing it too safe. And why the hell does those Tim and Eric Guys get any money from this network. not once but 2x, with Lame shows. I have not found one thing funny at all about either of their shows.

  • March 29, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Fair enough White Vader...

    by SlowBurn

    Seriously I understand your frustration. I was annoyed too. I have always read that Gennedy wanted to continue Samurai Jack and bring it to conclusion. It boggles my mind how CN can clearly recognize that He is talented and will make a quality show. But yet won't help to finish what was arguably one of his best shows. Or at least the one people seem to want closure on. A lot of people loved that show. I just wish that CN had as much affection for the show as Gennedy and the fans clearly have.

  • March 29, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    New Clone Wars...horrible dialog and music..fact

    by quantize

    the rest is ok how anyone can defend that absurd hideous invasive and pompous music is beyond me..