Check out the Cartoon Network's first ever live-action show, about a prison school. Plus DC comics' brand new animation Young Justice, a show that should've been called Bender's Wonder Years, and the number one show you should avoid while high.
The Cartoon Network announced its new line-up this morning. Here's the full list of new shows, plus images of some of the most deranged acid-trip animations we've ever come across.
The Cartoon network is letting MAD Magazine's comics get a show all their own. The entire thing will be an animated sketch comedy series. And yes Alfred E. Neuman and Spy vs. Spy will all be there. Accoring to the press release Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken) and Mark Marek (KaBlam! The Andy Milonakis Show) are the producers.
Robot High School is Robot Hell. Robotomy is an animated show about two robot best buddies, Thrasher and Blastus, and their journey through puberty and high school on the planet Killglobe. A planet where all the robots are seemingly evil. The robots were always my favorite part of Futurama, so while I don't think this will be as spectacular as that show, I'm excited to see what will happen here.
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome
When a portal to the world opened and unleashes underground monsters, they get treated like second-class citizens. Sounds sort of like Ugly Americans, but for the kiddies.
The Looney Tunes Show
Now this news is freaky. Instead of showing little 7-minute shorts, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are getting their own show, where they LIVE IN THE SUBURBS. Feels wrong, right? I mean, Tiny Tunes was great, but that was a bit of a one hit wonder only because it wasn't messing too much with the original WB cartoon gang. Each week, there will be a main story, set in the 'burbs, and then "cartoons within cartoons." I dunno — if the highlight of Bugs' day is eating take out Chinese with Daffy, then something is horribly wrong.
This is easily the kid-centric cartoon we are most excited about. Based on the DC Comics series, this is a show about a younger Justice league, featuring Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis. The cartoon will premiere later this year, but has already been picked up for at least 26 episodes.
KROG (working title)
Sadly there is no art for this Cartoon Network movie, but we're still really excited about the possibility of a monster rock band, sparked by the minds behind Metalocolypse! The details:
KROG is a half-hour scripted live-action comedy pilot from Cartoon Network Studios. To their fans, KROG is an awesome monster costume band sent from Middle Earth to conquer and enslave the human "surface dwellers." Their fans love them! In reality, however, the members of KROG are indeed monsters sent to conquer mankind. For the life of them, KROG can't understand why people aren't more afraid of them. Luckily, they're a much better band than invasion force and their missions always manage to go afoul. KROG only succeeds in rocking out. KROG is created by Mark Rivers (Metalocolypse, TV Funhouse)
This new series is from the people who brought you Ben 10. It's a mix of action and teen drama: "Generator Rex is a 15-year-old super agent who, with his incredible ability to create mechanical weapons and vehicles from his own body, must balance his adrenaline-fueled adventures with the everyday ups and downs of being a teenager." Starts this Friday, April 23!
This is one of the live-action shows we've been nervously waiting to see from Cartoon Network. It sounds pretty interesting. We like the idea of a kid getting shipped off to a private school that isn't the best magical place in the world. It's like mystery teen jail for rebels!
A one-hour, live-action scripted series premiering this fall, Tower Prep tells the story of a rebellious teen, Ian (Drew Van Acker), who wakes up one morning to find himself trapped at a mysterious prep school that offers no escape. He forms a secret group with CJ (Elise Gatien), Gabe (Ryan Pinkston) and Suki (Dyana Liu), intent on discovering what they're being trained for and how to escape.
Three alien teens crash on Earth, which they now consider their home as well. Sadly a bunch of nasty aliens followed them back to our planet. So now they have to fight off the baddies, with their giant robot accessories, and pass the math test in high school. Like Power Rangers, only not horrible.
I'm seriously befuddled by this seemingly simple show, which was created after winning a short contest for the Cartoon Network. All I know is: Do not watch it high. The main characters are a bluejay and a raccoon, and their boss is a walking talking gumball machine. Even the description confuses me.
Two groundskeepers, Mordecai (a six-foot-tall blue jay) and Rigby (a hyperactive raccoon) are best friends who spend their days trying to entertain themselves by any means necessary, much to the displeasure of Benson (their boss, who is a gumball machine) and to the delight of Pops (an older, lollipop-headed gentleman). Their everyday pursuits often lead to things spiraling out of control and into the surreal: they open portals to other dimensions, summon demons via an ‘80s arcade game and accidentally use choreographed dance moves to send co-workers to the moon. All in a typical day's work on Regular Show.
Soon to Debut Movies
This is a image from CN's first ever CG movie. Doesn't look bad right? The story revolves around Duncan Rosenblatt, who is a pretty normal kid except his dad is a fire-breathing monster. And Duncan is doomed to his father fate, like Teen Wolf! Anyway, high school hilarity ensues when he burns down his crush's house, or something.