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Cartoon Network Shows For The Season

cartoon-networkCar­toon Net­work is look­ing ahead to a new year of pro­gram­ing with a vari­ety of new self-produced and syn­di­cated pro­gram­ing includ­ing a reboot for Bugs Bunny, and the newest return of Scooby-Doo and the gang. A vari­ety of exist­ing pro­gram­ming has also been green-lit for addi­tional sea­sons. Car­toon Net­work has also announced it’s first limited-time short series based on a short from Car­toon Net­work Stu­dios shorts program.

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Cartoon Network Coming To Netflix Streaming

Netflix

Net­flix

Net­flix announced it has signed a multi-year license agree­ment with Turner Broad­cast­ing and Warner Broth­ers, thus open­ing the door for Car­toon Net­work and Adult Swim shows to come to instant online stream­ing. Begin­ning March 30, Car­toon Net­work shows like “Adven­ture Time,” “Johnny Bravo,” “Green Lantern: The Ani­mated Series,” “Reg­u­lar Show,” and “Ben 10“will have whole sea­sons avail­able for streaming.

Adult Swim titles will be appear­ing soon. “Archer,” “The Boon­docks,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Robot Chicken,” “Children’s Hos­pi­tal” and more are now avail­able for view­ing. Futu­rama has been on Net­flix for some time now.

Don’t expect a whole lot from “Toon­ami” block– now part of Adult Swim– on Net­flix because of licens­ing issues for the older shows.

 

Cartoon of the Day: Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Today would be the 60th anniver­sary of that kids film about being a grown up kid, Peter Pan. One of my per­sonal favorites, Peter Pan is prob­a­bly the per­fect Dis­ney film– action, adven­ture, great back­grounds and ani­ma­tion, and a stel­lar voice cast. Sec­ond star on the right, and on until dawn…

Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, arrives in the Lon­don nurs­ery of the Dar­ling chil­dren: Wendy, Michael and John. He teaches the chil­dren to fly (with the help of Tin­ker Bell’s pixie dust), then takes them all to Never Land so Wendy can be mother to Peter’s tribe of Lost Boys. In Never Land, there are flir­ta­tious mer­maids, sav­age Indi­ans, and wicked pirates-including Peter’s great neme­sis, Cap­tain Hook. A series of dan­ger­ous and excit­ing cloak-and-dagger adven­tures with Cap­tain Hook and Peter leads to the villain’s ulti­mate defeat, and Peter takes the Dar­ling chil­dren home in the cap­tured pirate ship, which now soars through the sky, thanks to a lit­tle con­tri­bu­tion from Tin­ker Bell.

A Little Old, A Little New at DC Nation

DC Nation

DC Nation

DC Nation- the ani­mated col­lab­o­ra­tion between Car­toon Net­work, Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion and DC Enter­tain­ment– will see new episodes of Green Lantern: The Ani­mated Series and Young Jus­tice: Inva­sion  through­out the fall. Also return­ing are the comedic ani­mated shorts and exclu­sive behind-the-scenes views of the DC Uni­verse. This full hour ani­mated action show begins a new sea­son Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 29, at 10 a.m.

The crit­i­cally acclaimed Green Lantern: The Ani­mated Series uses stun­ning, styl­ized CG ani­ma­tion to take view­ers on a jour­ney of cos­mic pro­por­tions as Hal Jor­dan and his band of heroes fight to save the uni­verse. After thwart­ing the Red Lantern inva­sion into Guardian space, Hal, Kilo­wog, Razer and Aya must unravel the mys­tery of the Man­hunters while bat­tling the pow­er­ful Anti-Monitor.

Young Jus­tice: Inva­sion con­tin­ues as the team (Aqualad, Kid Flash, Super­boy, Miss Mar­t­ian and Artemis), now led by Nightwing, and its new mem­bers (Robin, Blue Bee­tle, Beast Boy, Lagoon Boy, Won­der Girl, Bum­ble­bee, Bat­girl) go deeper and more covert than ever before. As team rivalry and per­sonal con­flicts arise, the team must band together to fight the real threat that faces Earth.

Round­ing out the hour will be brand-new DC ani­mated shorts such as JL Ani­mals, a hilar­i­ous take on Jus­tice League where ani­mal ver­sions of clas­sic DC heroes show off their wild sides while fac­ing trou­ble on the farm and Amethyst: Princess of Gem­world, which fol­lows the adven­tures of nerdy and intro­verted Amy Win­ston as she does bat­tle with the evil Dark Opal as Amethyst, the pow­er­ful princess and pro­tec­tor of Gem World. Favorites like New Teen Titans, S.B.F.F. and DC’s World’s Funnest from Aard­man Stu­dios will also make their return.

DC Nation will con­tinue to show­case event pro­gram­ming, inter­sti­tials, exclu­sive behind-the-scenes looks at the­atri­cal motion pic­tures and an insider look into the world of all things DC Entertainment.

Cartoon Network Greenlights Homegrown Animated Series

Cartoon Network Studios

Car­toon Net­work Studios

Build­ing upon the global suc­cess of recent artist-driven series like Adven­ture Time and Reg­u­lar Show, Car­toon Net­work has green-lit two new ani­mated series. Steven Uni­verse, from Adven­ture Time writer and sto­ry­board artist Rebecca Sugar, and Uncle Grandpa, from Emmy Award-nominee Pete Brown­gardt, have started pre-production.

Both series are slated for a 2013 debut. Hav­ing seen its most-watched sum­mer in its 20-year his­tory in early prime-time because of artist-driven series, Car­toon Net­work has fur­ther mined its own Car­toon­sti­tute shorts devel­op­ment for these new series. Both new series will fur­ther define the genre of home­grown ani­mated come­dies com­ing from Car­toon Net­work Studios.

Sugar’s Steven Uni­verse is a coming-of-age story told from the per­spec­tive of Steven, the youngest mem­ber of a team of mag­i­cal Guardians of the Universe.

Browngardt’s Uncle Grandpa is based upon the Emmy-nominated short of the same name and fol­lows the exploits of Uncle Grandpa — every­one in the world’s “mag­i­cal” uncle and grandpa.

Steven Uni­verse and Uncle Grandpa will build upon our record-breaking streak with orig­i­nal pro­gram­ming, and fur­ther define the voice for Car­toon Net­work Stu­dios come­dies,” said Car­toon Net­work Chief Con­tent Offi­cer Rob Sor­cher. “Rebecca and Pete rep­re­sent our next gen­er­a­tion of home­grown tal­ent, fol­low­ing Pen Ward and JG Quin­tel who set a high bar with their dis­tinc­tive visual sto­ry­telling and unique comedic styles.”

Rebecca Sugar became a sto­ry­board artist and writer on Adven­ture Time in 2009 after grad­u­at­ing from the School of Visual Arts (SVA). The first episode she boarded, “It Came From the Nightos­phere,” was nom­i­nated for an Emmy and included the first song she wrote for the series, “Daddy, Why did you eat my fries?” which quickly became a fan favorite. Since then, she’s writ­ten 17 songs for the show and has boarded on some of Adven­ture Times’ most acclaimed episodes: “The Real You,” “Jake vs. Me-Mow,” “Fionna and Cake,” “What was Miss­ing,” and “Incendium.” Sugar was nom­i­nated for an Annie Award (ASIFA) for her sto­ry­boards on the Adven­ture Time Sea­son 2 finale “Mor­tal Folly.”

Pete Browngardt’s inter­est in ani­ma­tion devel­oped early. The youngest of five chil­dren, Brown­gardt was mak­ing ani­mated Super 8 and stop-motion films while still in grade school on New York’s Long Island. After study­ing char­ac­ter ani­ma­tion at CalArts, Brown­gardt started work­ing pro­fes­sion­ally for Futu­rama at age 19, fol­lowed by stints with Indus­trial Light and Magic, Augen­blick Stu­dios and MTV Ani­ma­tion. Since then Brown­gardt has worked on a num­ber of Car­toon Net­work series includ­ing Chow­der, The Mar­velous Mis­ad­ven­tures of Flap­jack and Adven­ture Time. Most recently Brown­gardt was the Creator/Executive Pro­ducer of the Car­toon Net­work ani­mated series Secret Moun­tain Fort Awe­some which won the Annie Award for Best Pro­duc­tion Design in a tele­vi­sion pro­duc­tion, the “Cristal” for Best TV pro­duc­tion at the Annecy Inter­na­tional Ani­mated Film Fes­ti­val and two juried Emmy awards in 2012.

AS Announces Largest Programming Schedule Ever

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Adult Swim

Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 net­work with young adults for seven con­sec­u­tive years, has announced the largest pro­gram­ming com­mit­ment in Adult Swim’s his­tory, which includes new and return­ing series, pilots and specials.

Adult Swim ordered a sec­ond sea­son of new hit show China, IL. An ani­mated pilot based on the Harold & Kumar films is in development.

Addi­tion­ally, in response to over­whelm­ing fan enthu­si­asm and devo­tion, the beloved anime pro­gram­ming block Toon­ami will make its return Sat­ur­day, May 26.

New orig­i­nal series and specials:

Black Dyna­mite
Pre­mier­ing in July and based on 2009’s critically-acclaimed fea­ture film, Black Dyna­mite, the ani­mated series, fur­ther chron­i­cles the exploits of the cen­tral char­ac­ter, Black Dyna­mite, and his crew. Under the direc­tion of head writer Carl Jones (The Boon­docks), the series fea­tures the voice tal­ent of Michael Jai White (For Bet­ter or Worse, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Mar­ried?), Tommy David­son (In Liv­ing Color, Bam­boo­zled), Kym Whit­ley (The Cleve­land Show, Brian McK­night Show) and Byron Minns (Mongo Wrestling Alliance), all of whom starred in the fea­ture film. Black Dyna­mite, the ani­mated series, is being pro­duced by Ars Nova. Jon Stein­gart, Carl Jones and Jil­lian Apfel­baum are exec­u­tive pro­duc­ers. Brian Ash is co-executive pro­ducer. Scott Sanders, White and Minns are pro­duc­ers. Mon­ica Jones is asso­ciate pro­ducer. Lesean Thomas is cre­ative producer/supervising direc­tor. Orig­i­nal music is by Adrian Younge. Black Dyna­mite is being ani­mated by Tit­mouse, Inc.

Toon­ami
Begin­ning Sat­ur­day, May 26, Adult Swim brings back Toon­ami, the network’s pop­u­lar block of anime pro­gram­ming. Air­ing weekly from mid­night to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), in addi­tion to the return of pre­vi­ous series fea­tured in Toon­ami, Adult Swim is also devel­op­ing new orig­i­nal anime pro­gram­ming for fans.

Robot Chicken DC Comics Spe­cial
Com­ing this fall, the Robot Chicken DC Comics Spe­cial brings you the awe­some­ness of the DC Comics uni­verse of char­ac­ters as only Robot Chicken can, with amaz­ing guest stars and the stop-motion sketch com­edy you’ve come to love after five sea­sons of the pop­u­lar Adult Swim series. The spe­cial fea­tures many Robot Chicken favorites, includ­ing the Robot Chicken Nerd, the Hump­ing Robot, Com­pos­ite Santa, and the Mad Sci­en­tist who will be joined by char­ac­ters of the DC Comics uni­verse to poke fun at those with the most impres­sive pow­ers and the lesser ones who can’t really be called super­heroes. The all-star cast includes Seth Green as Bat­man, Robin and the put-upon Aqua­man; Paul Reubens as The Rid­dler; Neil Patrick Har­ris as Two-Face; Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor; Nathan Fil­lion as the Green Lantern; Megan Fox as Lois Lane; and Breckin Meyer as Super­man; plus Abe Ben­rubi, Alex Borstein, Clare Grant, Tara Strong, Matt Sen­re­ich, Tom Root, Zeb Wells, and Kevin Shinick as the nar­ra­tor. Robot Chicken DC Comics Spe­cial is exec­u­tive pro­duced by Stoopid Monkey’s Seth Green and Matthew Sen­re­ich and their Stoopid Buddy Stood­ios part­ners, Buddy Sys­tems’ John Har­va­tine IV and Eric Towner, along with DC Enter­tain­ment Chief Cre­ative Offi­cer Geoff Johns, and Warner Bros. Animation’s exec­u­tive vice-president and cre­ative affairs, Sam Register.

Ven­ture Broth­ers Hal­loween Spe­cial
This Octo­ber on Adult Swim, the Ven­ture Fam­ily fills your Hal­loween goodie bag with fun-sized Truth. Cre­ated and directed by Jack­son Pub­lick and writ­ten by Pub­lick and Doc Ham­mer, both of whom also pro­vide voices for the spe­cial, Ven­ture Broth­ers Hal­loween Spe­cial is being ani­mated by Tit­mouse, Inc.

Beforel Orel
A Moral Orel spe­cial that sheds light on the ori­gin of Orel’s reli­gious nature and the birth of his brother Shapey. Beforel Orel is cre­ated by Dino Stam­atopou­los (Mary Shelley’s Franken­hole and Mr. Show).

Pilots:

Unti­tled Ani­mated Harold & Kumar Project (In Devel­op­ment)
An ani­mated ver­sion of the epony­mous block­buster stoner com­edy series. Pro­duced by Lionsgate.

Rick & Morty
A genius inven­tor grand­fa­ther and his less than genius grand­son, and the jour­neys in life they share. From Dan Har­mon (Com­mu­nity, Chan­nel 101) and Justin Roi­land. (30-minute animated)

Colonel Wal­lace (Work­ing Title)
An eccen­tric south­ern fried chicken mag­nate and his adven­tures with his fam­ily. Cre­ated by Greg Cohen (Conan O’Brien, King of the Hill, TV Fun­house). (15-minute animated)

Cof­fin Dodgers
A group of mis­fit grumps get into fraternity-style trou­ble at a cozy sub­ur­ban retire­ment home. From Dave Sil­ver­stein and Matt Jeser (Drawn Together). (30-minute animated)

King Star King
King Star King is a mod­ern day he-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot. From artist JJ Vil­lard (Mon­sters Vs. Aliens) and Eric Kaplan (Big Bang The­ory). (15-minute animated)

Rolling With Dad
A bril­liant but dis­abled man deals with his much less intel­li­gent fam­ily. From Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prej­u­dice and Zom­bies; Abra­ham Lin­coln, Vam­pire Hunter; Tim Burton’s Dark Shad­ows; The Hard Times of RJ Berger) and David Katzen­berg (The Hard Times of RJ Berger). (30-minute animated)

Return­ing series:

Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever
What hap­pens when three wise­crack­ing room­mates go from chas­ing tail to the dia­per pail? You’ll find out when Fry­lock, Meat­wad and Mas­ter Shake try their hands — and hearts — at rais­ing a baby. But smelly dia­pers aren’t the only thing chang­ing this sea­son — Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 has been put to bed for a long nap and replaced by Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever, the show where Meat­wad and the gang can get down to some seri­ous par­ent­ing. This sea­son, the Aqua Some­things find an ancient trea­sure map and fol­low it all the way to Argentina, where they’re shocked to dis­cover an orphaned baby on the ‘x’ that marks the spot. Out­raged, Mas­ter Shake begins to throw the child off a steep embank­ment but one look into the baby’s eyes, and the only thing get­ting thrown off a steep embank­ment is Shake’s heart. Intro­duc­ing Pepe the Pep­per, the newest mem­ber of the Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever fam­ily — and boy is he a hand­ful! Find out what hap­pens when three not-so-eligible bach­e­lors catch a case of baby fever, and the only cure is snug­gle time. The only nip­ples these guys will be touch­ing are gonna have a bot­tle on the other end. Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever pre­mieres in June on Adult Swim. Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever is cre­ated by Dave Willis (Squid­bil­lies) and Matt Maiel­laro (12 oz. Mouse).

The Boon­docks
Since the debut of the first sea­son in 2005, The Boon­docks has been one of Adult Swim’s most pop­u­lar and crit­i­cally acclaimed series. The Peabody Award-winning ani­mated series is based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strip by the same name. Pro­duced by Rebel Base in asso­ci­a­tion with Sony Pic­tures Tele­vi­sion, The Boon­docks returns with a new sea­son on Adult Swim.

China, IL
Renewed for a sec­ond sea­son, China, IL is about the worst school in Amer­ica, where the teach­ers are crazy and the stu­dents just want to learn. In this sec­ond sea­son of new half-hour episodes, we’ll con­tinue to fol­low the Pro­fes­sor Broth­ers, Frank and Steve Smith, as well as their TA Pony Merks & their man-child friend Baby­cakes, along with a host of other teach­ers, stu­dents and town­ies. Some exam­ples of sto­ries we’ll see this sea­son are Baby Cakes’s Joe McCarthy-esque witch hunt for actual wiz­ards and witches, Frank and Ronald Reagan’s quest for Thomas Jefferson’s leg­endary Crys­tal Cas­tle, and a god who descends down on China, IL, turn­ing it into a surfer town. China, IL was cre­ated by Brad Neely, and is exec­u­tive pro­duced by Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld.

Robot Chicken
Pre­mier­ing its sixth sea­son this fall on Adult Swim, Robot Chicken uses stop-motion ani­ma­tion to bring pop-culture par­o­dies to life in a mod­ern take on the variety/sketch show for­mat. The Emmy Award-winning series began air­ing in Feb­ru­ary 2005 and remains among the top-rated orig­i­nal series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is cre­ated and exec­u­tive pro­duced by Stoopid Mon­key Pro­duc­tions’ Seth Green and Matthew Sen­re­ich and their Stoopid Buddy Stood­ios part­ners, Buddy Sys­tems’ John Har­va­tine IV and Eric Towner, also serve as exec­u­tive pro­duc­ers. Green and Sen­re­ich also write, voice and with Zeb Wells, direct the mul­ti­ple Annie Award-winning series. Robot Chicken head writers/co-executive pro­duc­ers Dou­glas Gold­stein and Tom Root are joined by sea­son six writ­ers Matthew Beans, Rachel Bloom, Mike Fasolo, Jes­sica Gao, Breckin Meyer, Jason Reich, Mehar Sethi, Tom Shep­pard, Erik Weiner and Wells. For sea­son six, Robot Chicken wel­comes Eliz­a­beth Banks, Sarah Chalke, Kat Den­nings, Sam Elliott, Ben Fos­ter, Whoopi Gold­berg, Lucas Grabeel, Megan Hilty, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Levi, J.B. Smoove, Liev Schreiber, Jon Stew­art, Patrick Stew­art, Stanly Tucci, Olivia Wilde, and Alex Winter.

Squid­bil­lies
Pre­mier­ing its sixth sea­son this July, Adult Swim wel­comes you back to the North Geor­gia Moun­tains, birth­place of hell-raising and inhalant huff­ing. At the epi­cen­ter of this rural par­adise is Dou­gal County, home to crip­pling gam­bling addic­tions, mur­der­ous cor­po­ra­tions, sex­ual deviants, and the authen­tic south­ern moun­tain squid. Early Cuyler con­tin­ues his reign as America’s favorite cephalo­pod in sea­son six of Squid­bil­lies, filled with love, mur­der, sobri­ety, and the secrets of the Cat­fish King­dom. This time around, Rusty tack­les father­hood, Early defends his rep­u­ta­tion as the town’s biggest badass, Granny helps the Sher­iff solve a series of butt thefts, Lil embraces the bor­ing life of sobri­ety, and the Sher­iff finds love east of the Iron Cur­tain. Come watch the Cuylers chase the south­ern dream of a reward­ing job in the food ser­vice indus­try, all while using vio­lence and alco­hol to tackle life’s tough­est prob­lems. It’s good clean fam­ily fun, if your fam­ily is in the 18–35 demo­graphic! Squid­bil­lies is writ­ten and pro­duced by Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) and Jim Fortier (Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Brak Show).

Super­jail!
This fall on Adult Swim, Super­jail! slams back in gen­eral pop­u­la­tion for a third sea­son of destruc­tion. Triple the insan­ity. Triple the crazy. Triple the pain of being kicked in the guts really hard. Super­jail! is pro­duced at Tit­mouse Stu­dios in N.Y. Series cre­ators and exec­u­tive pro­duc­ers Christy Kara­cas (Car­toon Sushi, Robot­omy) and Stephen War­brick (Beavis and Butthead, Celebrity Death­match) have teamed up again to take this over-the-top ani­mated series to the next level.

Return­ing acquisitions:

Amer­i­can Dad
Bleach
Cleve­land Show
Fam­ily Guy
Full Metal Alchemist: Broth­er­hood
King of the Hill

Total Drama Revenge of the Island” coming to CN

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island

The con­tention, the rival­ries, the ten­sion, the money and… Chef are all com­ing back to Car­toon Net­work at 7:30 p.m. on Tues­day, June 5 for the ani­mated real­ity com­pe­ti­tion series Total Drama Revenge of the Island, pro­duced by Fresh TV and dis­trib­uted by Cake Entertainment.

In past sea­sons, ego­tis­ti­cal series host Chris McLean brought the show to diverse locales, includ­ing a movie set and a voy­age around the world, but now it’s back to the island, where the drama began in Sea­son 1 — this time with an all-new cast! Since the show has gone global, Camp Wawanakwa has been aban­doned and turned into a toxic nuclear waste dump — the per­fect place for new and painful, cringe-inducing challenges!

Fight­ing for the $1 mil­lion prize are 13 wild new play­ers: ath­letic over­achiever Light­ning, wide-eyed bubble-boy Cameron, mul­ti­ple per­son­al­ity Mike, take-no-prisoners jock Jo, devi­ous Scott, fame-monger Dakota, indie chick Zoey, com­pul­sive liar Staci, strong silent genius B, fake tan and hair­spray lover Anne Maria, moon­child Dawn, nice-guy gamer Sam and cadet Brick.

This sea­son promises to be the tough­est ever. As usual, the Total Drama con­tes­tants will be split into two teams, this time there are no reward chal­lenges and one teen will be voted off in every episode. There is one chance for sal­va­tion when host Chris unveils an immu­nity statue, shaped in his own like­ness, to be hid­den some­where on the island. Who­ever finds the statue wins immu­nity from elim­i­na­tion for one radioac­tive camp­fire cer­e­mony. Those chances are slim and all but one con­tes­tant will be cat­a­pulted off the island via the Hurl of Shame!

CartoonNetwork.com will also fea­ture a Total Drama Revenge of the Island game where con­tes­tants will attempt to bal­ance a por­tion of the Island’s mutant squir­rel pop­u­la­tion on their bod­ies all while stand­ing pre­car­i­ously on crudely built struc­tures, try­ing to dodge meat­balls being pelted at them by Chef. The player’s goal is to top­ple each con­tes­tants one-by-one using Chef and sev­eral types of meat­ball ammo rang­ing from large meat­balls that pack a punch to explo­sive and cor­ro­sive meat­balls that dam­age the struc­tures the con­tes­tants are posi­tioned on. The game has 30+ lev­els to mas­ter and will launch on May 29.

Runaway Train (2001) — Johnny Bravo Episode Guide

Runaway Train

Run­away Train

#CotD: Cre­ated by Van Part­ible, Johnny Bravo took the “Run­away Train” on an unex­pected trip around the world.

Run­away Train (2001) — Johnny Bravo Episode Guide

Johnny thinks he’s get­ting on the 5:40 com­muter train to visit his annoy­ing aunt, but he mis­tak­enly boards the Blue Goose 9000, a super­sonic train pro­to­type. When Johnny trig­gers the igni­tion, he sends the train soar­ing around the globe. Only the savvy employ­ment of Mama’s super-dense bundt cake can save the day.

Come see “Run­away Train ” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

Cartoon Network To Cross Canadian Bounds

Cartoon Network Studios

Car­toon Net­work Studios

If you thought it was about time Car­toon Net­work and [Adult Swim] should hit the air­waves north of the bor­der, your wait is over. Tele­toon and Turner have announced that they would be bring­ing the Car­toon Net­work to Cana­di­ans begin­ning July 4th.

To whet the appetites of view­ers, Tele­toon will begin broad­cast­ing a weekly Car­toon Net­work pro­gram­ming block, start­ing this Sat­ur­day. The web­site CartoonNetwork.ca has already launched.

Before the final launch, Tele­toon will air a two-hour pre­view block every Sat­ur­day in May and June fea­tur­ing four Car­toon Net­work series. Adven­ture Time has already been air­ing on Tele­toon will will kick of the new CN block on Saturday’s at 11:00 am. The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball will fol­low at 11:30am. At noon Cana­di­ans will see Reg­u­lar Show fol­lowed by the Car­toon Car­toon clas­sic, Dexter’s Lab­o­ra­tory at 12:30pm. The two hour pre­miere block will begin this weekend.

Car­toon Net­work Canada will also be fea­tur­ing the [adult swim] pro­gram­ming block.

Mean­while, Car­toon Net­work char­ac­ters will come to life this sum­mer at the Atlantis on the Par­adise Island resort in The Bahamas. Infused with family-fun, the sum­mer fes­tiv­i­ties will run May 25 – Sept. 3, 2012 promis­ing even more Car­toon Net­work enter­tain­ment than last year. Guests can antic­i­pate branded ele­ments from the network’s top-rated and award-winning ani­mated series Adven­ture Time includ­ing an Adven­ture Time themed pool­side dive-in the­ater and a Car­toon Net­work, multi-brand char­ac­ter takeover of one of Atlantis’ most pop­u­lar din­ing des­ti­na­tions, Sea­grapes restaurant.

Boomerang To Celebrate Earth Day with Captain Planet

Captain Planet And The Planeteers

Cap­tain Planet And The Planeteers

In obser­vance of Earth Day, Boomerang called upon the Cap­tain Planet Foun­da­tion — ded­i­cated to give the next gen­er­a­tion of envi­ron­men­tal stew­ards an active under­stand­ing and love for the nat­ural world in which they live — to hand-pick 28 episodes to be pre­sented in a 14-hour Cap­tain Planet marathon Sun­day, April 22.

The Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion will begin at 6 a.m. (ET), show­cas­ing favorite episodes from each sea­son of the series through­out the day, includ­ing the pilot episode, “A Hero for Earth,” at 8 a.m. Addi­tion­ally, should view­ers wish to enjoy more of the orig­i­nal 72 half-hour episodes cre­ated for the series, Cap­tain Planet And The Plan­e­teers airs at 6 a.m. each day of the week on Boomerang.

Cap­tain Planet is an excit­ing, adventure-filled series that com­mu­ni­cates to kids how impor­tant our planet is and that we need to take care of it,” says Stacy Isen­hower, senior vice-president of pro­gram­ming and sched­ul­ing for Car­toon Net­work and Boomerang. “Pre­sent­ing a full-day marathon of Cap­tain Planet And The Plan­e­teers to cel­e­brate Earth Day is our way of sup­port­ing this wor­thy cause.”

In an effort to inform younger view­ers about seri­ous envi­ron­men­tal issues, leg­endary cable entre­pre­neur Ted Turner part­nered with DIC Enter­prises in 1990 to cre­ate the world’s first ani­mated envi­ron­men­tal series, Cap­tain Planet And The Plan­e­teers. The half-hour series was about a group of young peo­ple (The Plan­e­teers) who com­bine their spe­cial indi­vid­ual pow­ers (given to them by Gaia, the Spirit of the Earth) to sum­mon Cap­tain Planet, an envi­ron­men­tal super­hero, to bat­tle the world’s worst eco-villains.

Cap­tain Planet fol­lows the adven­tures of five young Plan­e­teers from five dif­fer­ent con­ti­nents as they fight to save our planet from a vari­ety of pol­lut­ing per­pe­tra­tors. Using magic rings given to them by Gaia, the spirit of the earth, these five teenagers (Kwami, Wheeler, Linka, Gi and Ma-Ti) each pos­sess super­nat­ural pow­ers — Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart — which, when com­bined, sum­mon Cap­tain Planet to pre­vent envi­ron­men­tal dis­as­ters and save the world.

Cap­tain Planet and the Plan­e­teers orig­i­nally aired domes­ti­cally and inter­na­tion­ally in syn­di­ca­tion and on cable net­works TBS and TNT. Six full sea­sons of the series were pro­duced in the orig­i­nal run of the series, fea­tur­ing the voice tal­ents of mul­ti­ple guest celebri­ties, includ­ing Whoopi Gold­berg (Gaia), Meg Ryan (Dr. Blight), Mar­tin Sheen (Sly Sludge), Edward Asner (Hog­gish Greedly), James Coburn (Looten Plun­der), Dean Stock­well (Duke Nukem) and Sting (Zarm). Win­ning mul­ti­ple Envi­ron­men­tal Media Awards across its pro­duc­tion, Cap­tain Planet and the Plan­e­teers also scored sev­eral Day­time Emmy nominations.

High­lights of the Cap­tain Planet marathon include:

Trou­ble on the Half Shell” — 6 a.m.: Hog­gish Greedly and Ver­minous Skumm are ship­wrecked on one of the Gala­pa­gos Islands, where some of Skumm’s mutated rats start steal­ing eggs from an endan­gered tor­toise nest. The eggs soon also are con­t­a­m­i­nated by pol­lu­tants, and hatch a new breed of aggres­sive mutant tor­toises, which threaten to wipe out the ecosys­tem. With the help of JASON, a robot remote-controlled by a kid at a New York museum, the Plan­e­teers and Cap­tain Planet must put an end to the destruction.

Plun­der Dam” — 7 a.m.: Looten Plun­der dams off an African village’s river and offers the peo­ple elec­tric­ity to improve ser­vices the river once pro­vided, and some lux­u­ries. The Plan­e­teers real­ize that this means severe loss of fish-life and ani­mals becom­ing wild with thirst, espe­cially since Plun­der has blocked the water he didn’t dam up. The vil­lagers can­not sur­vive long with­out the river, so Cap­tain Planet is sum­moned to help save the ecosys­tem there.

A Hero for Earth” — 8 a.m.: The Spirit of Earth, Gaia, is woken from a century-long sleep to dis­cover that Earth is dying because of humans’ care­less­ness in defor­esta­tion, pol­lu­tion and over-hunting. She sends a quin­tet of rings out to five youths around the world as newly-appointed Plan­e­teers. When they com­bine their new indi­vid­ual pow­ers they are able to sum­mon Cap­tain Planet.

Skumm Lord” — 8:30 a.m.: Ver­minous Skumm cre­ates a sub­stance that, when placed in water, will mutate its drinker into a rat-resembling char­ac­ter who will­ingly serves him. The Plan­e­teers go to stop him, but Wheeler falls into a vat of it, and Linka and Gi are splashed, so the oth­ers must hurry to recover an endan­gered plant Ma-Ti’s friend the Shaman believes may cure them. Mean­while, Skumm plans to place the liq­uid in Ma-Ti’s vil­lage water sup­ply, then the Ama­zon to infect the coun­try and per­haps even the world.

Mis­sion to Save Earth” — 10 to 11 a.m.: In this one-hour spe­cial, vil­lains Looten Plun­der, Dr. Blight, Ver­minous Skumm, Duke Nukem and Sly Sludge team up to defeat the Plan­e­teers by get­ting pow­ers sim­i­lar to the ones they steal from their rings. Armed only with their brains and tech­nol­ogy to sub­sti­tute for their pow­ers, the Plan­e­teers must recover their stolen rings, sum­mon Cap­tain Planet, and defeat the team of pol­luters from destroy­ing the world.

Fare Thee Whale” — 1 p.m.: Looten Plun­der leads a whal­ing oper­a­tion with Dr. Blight aboard attempt­ing to con­coct the per­fect poi­son, and the Plan­e­teers are enraged to see that it is legal for him to kill whales with calves sim­ply because he claims that he is “exper­i­ment­ing with a new whale-repellent.”

Jail House Flock” — 6 p.m.: After Hog­gish Greedly sneak­ily obtains a per­mit to build houses near wet­lands, Cap­tain Planet and the Plan­e­teers are framed and thrown in jail.

Teers in the Hood” — 7 p.m.: The Plan­e­teers try to put an end to a cycle of vio­lence and bring a mes­sage of peace after Gi’s friend is almost killed in a gang war.