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Cartoon Network develops live-action Ben 10 flick



Ben 10

Cartoon Network has signed an agreement with acclaimed producer Joel Silver and Silver Pictures to develop a live-action motion picture for its globally successful animated action-adventure property, Ben 10, Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division, announced Tuesday.

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CN bringing more “Johnny Test” this summer



Johnny Test

Returning with all-new episodes, Johnny Test features the intrepid Johnny, his genetically altered super-dog Dukey and his super genius twin sisters. Whether it’s a questionable science experiment or things blowing up, as long as Dukey can come along, Johnny gives it a go.

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Adult Swim announces programming slate for 2011-12



Adult Swim

Adult Swim celebrated a new slate of programming for the 2011-12 season Wednesday night during its star-studded annual Upfront event in New York City.

New original series and specials include:

The Venture Bros. Special – From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy
Tight Bros
Black Dynamite
Returning series:

Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole
Metalocalypse
Mongo Wrestling Alliance
Robot Chicken
Squidbillies
Superjail!

Pilots currently in development include:

The Dummiez; Nick Cannon project
Untitled project with Major Lazer
Untitled project with Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
Rolling with Dad; 30-minute animated sitcom created by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg
Untitled project by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland

Returning acquisitions:

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

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Pilot (2010) – Regular Show Cartoon



Pilot (2010) - Regular Show Cartoon

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.

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“Almost Naked Animals” ready for exposure on CN


Almost Naked Animals

Multi-award-winning production and distribution company 9 Story Entertainment has signed an agreement with Cartoon Network for the United States broadcast of its proprietary animated comedy series Almost Naked Animals, 9 Story president and CEO Vince Commisso announced Monday.

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“Superjail!” gets released, returns to Adult Swim


Superjail!

The hit series Superjail! is getting slammed back in general population for a second season of destruction premiering at midnight (ET/PT) Sunday, April 3 on Adult Swim.

Double the insanity. Double the crazy. Double the pain of being kicked in the guts really hard. Season 2 makes Season 1 — which had a body count in the tens of thousands — look like Steel Magnolias.

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Justice League, Ben 10 writer Dwayne McDuffie Dies


Ben 10Dwayne McDuffie, a leading comic book writer who later wrote several animated superhero features and TV series, died Tuesday.

His age and place of death were not immediately available. He died from complications from a surgical procedure performed Monday evening, the Comic Book Resources site said.

Last year, Mania.com, a science fiction-fantasy site, put McDuffie in seventh place on its list of “10 Most Influential African Americans In Sci Fi.”

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