CN greenlit a new series by Ian Jones-Quartey with an intro sequence storyboarded by Hiroyuki Imaishi!
Looks like there were previous minisodes on CN’s channel before this. Looks cute! Though, I’ll admit the animation quality in the intro looks a bit rougher than I’d like (low-ish framerate, rough edges just make it look like SD Flash animation).
New Samurai Jack. Oh Shit!!
I appreciate the subversive of expectations in Episode 3 of Samurai Jack where he straight up murders the female ninjas instead of taking forever to reflect over his first human kills. Definitely wasn’t expecting how fast he killed them.
CN uploaded this interesting pilot to their YouTube channel:
Cartoon Network Studios is making a new series outside of their own network. They’re making an adult animated series that’s surprisingly NOT going to Adult Swim. It’ll be airing on TBS instead, and it’s from J.G. Quintel, the creator of Regular Show. It’s called Close Enough, and it’s been greenlit for 13 episodes.
Close Enough is a surreal take on transitioning from 20-something to 30-something. The show centers on a married couple juggling such everyday challenges as parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care.
I saw a tumblr post with some images from the show - It looks around half way between Regular Show and am in the pm.
Oh no. /15characters
Take a look at Cartoon Network from 10 years ago.
Their 2007 marketing notebook is now online.
Just finished Samurai Jack after the series concluded and watched the entire series over again. The original series will probably be remembered as one of the Top Ten cartoons of the generation and the final new season probably drops that down to between like 11-20th rank. The best way to put it is that Genndy tries to Gurren Lagaan and Killing Joke the final season all at the same time so you get some incredible build up to a very rushed ending. Still somewhat satisfying but it does undercut a pretty important element to Jack’s legacy by doing something pretty bad.
Season 1 and 2 are near-flawless. Season 3 and 4 have incredible high points and patheos but each have one episode that’s flat-out bad. Jack really should have stayed a serialized story with one GIANT finale rather than a continuous buildup that goes back-and-forth between Jack’s development.
WGN Radio interviews CN’s previous president, Stuart Snyder.