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Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/car...ars-1201568431/

Cartoon Network has ordered a second season of We Bare Bears. They seem to hand out renewals like candy. Gumball got renewed for a fifth season months before season 3 finished airing, and likewise Steven Universe had a third season ordered before the first season finished airing.

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Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Jsor posted:

Someone at Cartoon Newtork had to have been a Puffy AmiYumi fanboy/fangirl or something. It felt like they were everywhere for a bit: they had their own show (well, a show based on them), they did the Teen Titans theme song. A lot of their stuff was on the little spots and commercials they had between shows. It was kinda weird. Not even necessarily bad, just... strange.

I can only imagine that it was Time Warner's brief and extremely poorly executed attempt to have their own kids' TV stars like Disney does.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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mycot posted:

I definitely noticed that period of overwhelmingly jerk based comedy (and the deliberate rejection of it that seems to be going on these days), but I still have no clue what was the cause or reason of it. Was it just the general zeitgeist? Did Mascots with Tude end up turning into mascots that are giant assholes? Is there some massively popular character/show in that time period that I'm forgetting? I don't know.

The Fairly Oddparents, maybe?

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Another strike against Bee and Puppycat, at least to me, is the art direction. I liked it in the pilot, but the changes in the actual episodes were not to my liking.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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xcheopis posted:

I have finally caught up with all but the latest Wander Over Yonder and I love it. (The shorts were hilarious, especially 'The Glitch'.)

Wander Over Yonder really is great. I'd put it in the top tier of kids' shows on now, up there with Gravity Falls and Steven Universe. It's easy to dismiss it after watching the first couple episodes, but it finds its footing pretty quickly and season 2 has just been fantastic so far. "The Wanders" from last night might be my favorite episode of the show.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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icantfindaname posted:

Disney shows other than Gravity Falls, including Kim Possible, Phineas, Wander and that one new show with the magical girl wand, all always seemed to be real boring to me. I think it's because they're not aimed at or written by weirdo adults who watch children's cartoons, like most CN shows throughout the years. I can't see the Disney show creators drawing porn of their characters on the side unlike Rebecca Sugar or John Kricfalusi, for example

And as for Nickelodeon, I feel like they were always sort of the third children's network, I don't really think the market is big enough to support three of them. CN is more of an animation for animation's sake network, Disney is more of a wring money out of tweens network, and Nick is caught in the middle of that and can't do either as well as CN or Disney


Even when I was in the target audience (late 90s/early 00s), I always put Disney Channel as a distant third behind Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. And that was even taking into account CN's bizarre obsession with showing 12 hours of Scooby Doo a day around that time.

Nickelodeon was my favorite of the three. Invader Zim was my favorite cartoon, plus Rocko's Modern Life, the Angry Beavers, and Hey Arnold were definitely up there for me. Also Avatar The Last Airbender was amazing, though that came kind of on the tail end of my childhood cartoon watching years. Oh how the times have changed, now Nick is the worst and CN is the best.

Pakled fucked around with this message at 04:44 on Sep 3, 2015

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Real life can not adequately capture the hideousness of Klasky Csupo character designs.

Wreck-It Ralph with Nicktoons isn't a terrible idea but I really don't trust them to do it right and making it even partially live action seems like a really bad plan.

Pakled fucked around with this message at 03:11 on Sep 5, 2015

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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The Skeleton King posted:

I am amazed that CN plays TTG and WBB on repeat so much. I haven't seen them air an episode of Adventure Time in months. Do they even make episodes for AT anymore? I could've sworn it was their most recognized show.

Does this have something to do with ratings? Like how adult swim airs those abominable McFarlane shows 90% of the time instead of good stuff like Metalocalypse? I remember TTG somehow having super high ratings despite being average as hell most of the time.

TTG is by far their bast-rated show, yeah. WBB gets decent ratings, though the decision to air it so much seems odd to me since there are only thirteen 11-minute episodes out so far. At least with TTG there are over 100 episodes, but with how often WBB airs on some days, they're playing nearly a third of the series in one day.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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It does not help my perception of Scooby Doo that Cartoon Network aired about 12 hours of it per day during my formative years.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Senerio posted:

Pup gave Freddy a personality, named Coolsville, and just generally mocked the whole concept.

I remember liking it when I was a kid and I haven't seen it in years but I get the feeling it's one of those late 80s/early 90s cartoons that really didn't age well.

But yes, Pup was probably the high point for Freddy as a character.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Jhonen Vasquez is making a new Invader Zim comic series after years of swearing he was done with Zim forever so maybe that'll go somewhere?

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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The real question is what would the US government want with the rights to a show that no longer airs and never produced any DVDs or other merchandise? Do they want to build the giant robots?

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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raditts posted:

They still haven't aired the final episode? I've been holding off on watching the couple of episodes I haven't seen yet so I can watch them all. What is it with Disney and apparently using a dartboard to schedule all their shows I remotely give a poo poo about.

It's been said that they time the releases for dates when kids are least likely to have lots of homework or extracurricular activities going on. No idea if that's true, but it sounds like something Disney would do.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Considering the huge amount of discussion SU gets here (typically 200+ posts on new episode days) it'd probably be a bad idea to confine discussion to this thread. It would get overwhelmed.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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BioEnchanted posted:

Figured I'd show a new short from the World of Steven Universe channel to tide fans over til Monday. Presenting: "Lion Loves to Fit in a Box" (Extended since that one vine/tumblr thing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvhYZI8yuwU

Woah, is Amethyst cleaning her room there? This clearly isn't canon.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Moving on to a different show with a currently-locked thread, Gravity Falls' series finale has been set for February 15.

https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/sta...703499579097089

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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I feel like any reboot of Hey Arnold should be based off of this style.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmzOmWdsw6E

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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According to the trailer for the next Stevenbomb Steven turns 14 in two episodes so that title might need a slight adjustment.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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I feel like The Angry Beavers is timeless enough that it'd go over well today.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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"Ghosts" as in the spirits or souls of dead people separated from the body existing anywhere other than Heaven, Hell, and, depending on the denomination, Purgatory, is against Christian theology.

Hartman is a born-again Christian, though according to this, the timing of his religious awakening doesn't match up with the rumor about it affecting the development of season 2 of Danny Phantom.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Larryb posted:

Darkwing Duck returns to TV in 2018 and in comic book form this April:

http://www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/d...k-to-tv-in-2018

quote:

Update: Well, no he’s not. The comic series is definitely happening (confirmed by Bleeding Cool), but io9 has let us know that the animated series sources back to a recent April Fool’s Day prank.

Boo.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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He seems pretty healthy, but he is 96 years old, so

Pakled fucked around with this message at 17:37 on Jan 21, 2016

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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It's about time Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue got a theatrical remake.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Also, the Wild Thornberrys sucked.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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And Doug getting a baby sister that they named Dirtbike because Doug was disappointed he couldn't get a dirtbike for Christmas.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Ian JQ got CN to upload the 2013 pilot in HD recently (until now it's only been on the internet in poo poo quality).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM6W8Oj-L3c

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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TwoPair posted:

I don't like new Buttercup's voice. I guess that's my only opinion.

It sounded weird to me too, but I think that's probably only because I'm so used to the old one that the new one sounds off to me. I figure I'll get used to it and it'll sound better eventually.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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raditts posted:

Is McKraken involved in this new one? Because yeah, aside from the girls nothing about that clip looked PPG-ish to me, everything else looked like that style that was novel when it was just Adventure Time but not so much now that every new Cartoon Network show looks like that.

Nope, he isn't involved in the new one at all.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Of course, the best song to emerge from the Powerpuff Girls is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrQRbzoAd7U

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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According to Craig McCracken, Wander Over Yonder is not getting renewed for a third season and the last episode will air some time in June.

http://crackmccraigen.tumblr.com/po...ver-yonder-over

What a shame. WoY is a great show that's been knocking it out of the park so far in season 2.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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I don't know about Uncle Grandpa, but SU wasn't really "renewed" for two more seasons in the manner we'd think, they just broke up the ongoing season 2 and the already-ordered season 3 into two seasons each. The amount of episodes on order is unchanged.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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SlothfulCobra posted:

It is a little weird that with how Looney Tunes keeps getting brought out again and again with a new coat of paint to be relevant in the modern world, the first attempt to do such is just left to stew in the archives, but whatever.

Sometimes, leaving a show to stew in the archives forever is the best option.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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muscles like this? posted:

I remember CN back in the late 90s/early 00s and how great it was late at night because they constantly showed the stupidest poo poo H-B cartoons. Like the one where Gary Coleman was dead.

I liked all the really bad crossover shows where they just mashed together every Hanna-Barbera character in what I can only assume began as repeated attempts to recapture the popularity of Wacky Races. Laff-a-lympics (featuring renamed, recolored versions of Dastardly and Muttley because I guess they somehow lost the license to their own characters?), Yogi's Space Race, Yogi's Gang, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and loving Yo Yogi.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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The episode of Johnny Bravo that had the Scooby Doo crossover brought me more entertainment than every episode of Scooby Doo I've ever seen combined.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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MrSlam posted:

Just started watching Wander Over Yonder after putting it off for years. It's pretty fun! I guess I was turned off by the first couple episodes because of Spongebob.

The worst episodes of Spongebob were the ones where Spongebob and Patrick punish Squidward for trying to have a normal stress-free day. Like the universe thought he was a terrible person for being a boring sad sack and went out of its way to torment him for all eternity. There's a point where it pushed itself from funny to cruel and it was unpleasant to watch.

The first few episodes of Wander Over Yonder kind of had that vibe to me so I dropped it and didn't pick it back up til today, but I wish I'd never dropped it. It's a lot of fun!

And it gets even better in season 2.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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CuddlyZombie posted:

"THIS TIME THE MONSTERS ARE REAL"

I guess they just forgot about Ghoul School.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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I liked Cow and Chicken a lot when I was a kid. I haven't seen it in years, but I get the sneaking suspicion that it hasn't aged well.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Toxxupation posted:

Ah, yes, defend the show that, at one point, has as its antagonists angry ugly fat women who, when they got enraged, literally pulled up pieces of carpet to munch on them angrily.

I'm not saying that's stunningly tonedeaf or whatever, even thought yeah it is. Cow and Chicken was a lovely loving show that tried for the Ren and Stimpy/ Rocko high level/low level parent/child layered jokes, but was either completely inscrutable ("Why are the ugly women I'm supposed to hate eating rugs?" 11-year-old Occupation asked himself) or sub-South Park levels of stupid, lowest common denominator punch-down lovely jokes.

God that show was loving rancid.

You actually saw that episode as a kid? They only aired it once.

Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Not to mention the 80's trend of giving every popular sitcom a cartoon, often with completely asspulled sci-fi themes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtW6wS3z97Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sGOfWP2bWk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjH7zh_vg0E

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Pakled
Aug 6, 2011

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Yardbomb posted:



God, it just feels like so sad of an attempt to be 'current' or whatever. Kids like me me's right? We need more of those guys.

Also Bubbles new voice is still real weird.

It's weird to compare this to We Bare Bears, but WBB is so much better in this regard. WBB has tons of references to viral videos and other silly internet phenomena, but they handle it so much more gracefully and realistically than new-PPG does. New-PPG's use of internet memes and youth slang seems like it was made by the same marketing executives who designed "totally radical" characters in the 90s.

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