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Postby Leroy on Wed Jun 13, 2001 7:30 am

Plenty of Horseplay Expected During Twice-a-Week Late Night Block Aimed at Adults 18-34 <P>On September 2, Cartoon Network extends its mission as the world's leader in animated entertainment when it splashes down with ADULT SWIM, a new block of animated programming aimed at adults ages 18-34. The block will air only on Sunday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (ET, PT) and current plans include five new series and new episodes of the beloved talk show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast. "Almost one-third of our viewers are adults over 18, so it's a natural extension of our programming to create new shows specifically for the adult audience," said Betty Cohen, president of Cartoon Network Worldwide. "The humor in ADULT SWIM will definitely be aimed at a more sophisticated audience than our other programming. Our mission for these shows will be the same as for the network at large - to create shows that are enduringly smart, fun, funny and fearless but never antisocial or mean-spirited. ADULT SWIM will truly complement what we already do so well - present the best in animated entertainment."<P>ADULT SWIM's rotating line-up will be anchored by new episodes of Home Movies, the story of a socially awkward third grader named Brendon Small. A budding auteur, Brendon writes, directs and acts in short films with neighborhood friends as a way of overcoming his shyness and dealing with the recent divorce of his parents. Brendon provides telling insight on the dysfunction of the adults in his life using his third grade lens. Home Movies was originally developed for UPN by Soup 2 Nuts (formerly Tom Snyder Productions). ADULT SWIM will feature the return of television's crankiest talk show host, Space Ghost. Space Ghost Coast to Coast is the planet's only late-night talk show hosted by a cartoon superhero. Fully costumed and on the scene with an array of superpowers, Space Ghost is joined by archenemies Moltar and Zorak, whom he has enslaved as unwilling members of his late-night crew. The bossy inquisitor grills pop culture luminaries ranging from Al Roker to Beck. And when Space Ghost is really feeling testy, he vaporizes them with a blast from his power bands. <P>Also pulling up a chaise lounge for ADULT SWIM will be a number of new shows developed at Cartoon Network's Williams St. facility, the launching pad for Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Sealab 2021 is a kitschy update of a Hanna-Barbera production about an undersea city, featuring the voice talents of Eric Estrada. Aqua Teen Hunger Force tells the story of an elite group of detectives who happen to be human-sized food products. Harvey Birdman is the world's first animated courtroom drama, trying the crimes and misdemeanors of the cartoon world, like when Shaggy gets pulled over in the Mystery Machine for "possession." Finally, demented space alien Brak returns in Leave It to Brak, which parodies the beloved tenets of classic family sitcoms but with a wry sensibility and plenty of catchy songs.<P>"From a programming perspective, we wanted to expand our line-up to offer some innovative new shows for our adult fans," said Mike Lazzo, senior vice president of programming and production for Cartoon Network. "Animation has never been an art that was solely geared toward kids. Space Ghost Coast to Coast was created for an adult audience - and it has developed a loyal cult following. Now, we've created a group of shows that we think will become appointment viewing for fans of smart, funny television." ADULT SWIM shows will carry ratings of TV-PG and TV-14. The block will be packaged differently from other Cartoon Network programming, and will contain bumps at every break to notify viewers of the adult-targeted content. ADULT SWIM will only be promoted on Cartoon Network late at night. "We're being very careful to delineate ADULT SWIM from the rest of Cartoon Network's programming. We'll make it very clear that this block is for adults," said Tim Hall, executive vice president of Cartoon Network. "We learned that parents and adults were very receptive to this type of programming from Cartoon Network, provided it was appropriately marketed and differentiated from our other programming. With ADULT SWIM, Cartoon Network is taking a step in a new direction we think both adults who love animation and advertisers will enjoy."
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Postby Leroy on Wed Jun 13, 2001 7:31 am

So sue me, I hate stupid!<P>Hehe my new quote (:<P>------------------
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Postby Leroy on Tue Jun 19, 2001 12:56 am

Thus proving my theroy about the intellegence level of anime fans today.
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Postby Lilli neko on Tue Jun 19, 2001 5:18 am

*pulls down her eyelid and blows raspberries at Leroy* Johnny Bravo is better, muahaha.<P>Yamcha, The Big O and Outlaw Star were both very cool, and Gundam Wing was also good, but it seems like they quickly get through with those kinds of series, and then discard them, and revert to playing back to back episodes of Dragon Ball Z, (over and over and over...) and Sailor Moon...<P>Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff girls are okay... I just get tired of them quickly. (To each their own.) But dun worry, Yamcha-san, I know you aren't bashing opinions ^-^/ Unlike Leroy, hehe. Then again, that seems to me to be just the way he is, and I don't really care much, or take it personally. My intelligence was insulted by a pedophile, ohhhh, how will I go on? *chokes back a sob* Hehe, naaah <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"> Anyway, there are good American cartoons... I just have some issues with Cartoon Network, is all. Issssuueeesss.
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Postby Klonoa on Tue Jun 19, 2001 6:57 am

I dunno, I think Cartoon Network does a pretty good job for the most part.<P>I don't watch anime on Cartoon Network, so I don't know much about the quality of it. But you can't blame Cartoon Network for not trying!<P>Also Cartoon Network's original stuff are some of the best modern cartoons on TV right now. I especially like Dexter's Lab and The PowerPuff Girls.<P>And don't forget that Cartoon Network shows the Christmas episode of the Pac-Man cartoon every year. Wish they'd show more...<P>Plus, I have lots of little brothers and I'm always concerned about what they watch on television. It's nice to know that there are channels like Cartoon Network that are safe for them to watch.<P>--Klonoa
Did I mention that Dexter's Lab and The PowerPuff Girls are freakin' awesome?
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Postby Leroy on Tue Jun 19, 2001 10:21 am

Did I mention that Dexter's Lab and The Powerpuff Girls are fucking awesome?<P>Better than any lame ass animes I've seen in the last 3 or so years.. (:
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Postby Vic Viper on Tue Jun 19, 2001 11:10 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Klonoa:
<B>And don't forget that Cartoon Network shows the Christmas episode of the Pac-Man cartoon every year. Wish they'd show more...<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, Cartoon Network also needs to show that "Supercade" thing with Q-Bert and Donkey Kong. Don't know why CN doesn't play these shows? Maybe they do that on that other CN channel "Boomerang".<P>------------------
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Postby Lilli neko on Tue Jun 19, 2001 11:13 am

XD ... *stares in disbelief* They actually wanna show something not intended for drooling 5-year olds, but at the same time, they choose something that only the afore-mentioned drooling children would want to watch, anyway. They -could- just take advantage of the time slot to finally, (God forbid...) show some decent anime...<P>No, there I go being naive and idealistic again. ^n.n^ All I can do is add this to my ever-growing list of the reasons that the people who run Cartoon Network should be forced to endure hours of endless torture and suffering... In other words, sit them down and make them watch some of the stuff they show.
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Postby Yamcha Hibiki on Tue Jun 19, 2001 11:16 am

Ah yes, Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff Girls, 2 of the greatest cartoons made by Americans (the greatest cartoon made by Americans however is "The Simpsons"). However I consider American and Japanese cartoons as two differant groups, and I personally think people should be happy that CN is showing anime in the first place (no decent anime? What about Outlaw Star and Big O?). I personally have a ton of respect for Cartoon Network cause they always test the limit of stuff they can get away with on a daily basis. Plus Space Ghost Coast to Coast is a perfect idea for this endeaver since it used a ton of adult humor and was mostly watched by teenagers and adults in the first place.
As for Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff Girls being better than any anime shown in the last 3 years, I would have to disagree with that on the fact that as much as I like DL and PG, I'd rather watch Tenshi Ni Naruman, Harlock Saga, and any new Lupin movie over both of them. But then again this is all my opinions, so please don't think I'm bashing either of you guys opinions (for the last coupld of days on other forums people have been misunderstanding me giving my opinion for taking pot shots at them >_<)<P>------------------
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