Tag Archive | Cartoon Network

The Girls with Chemical X are Coming Back

Personally, I believe the cartoons that came out during the late 90’s-early 00’s were some of the best American animation to come out on TV which included Cartoon Network’s “Cartoon Cartoons” block. “Cartoon Cartoons” introduced many of us to Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog and the heroes from Townsville: The Powerpuff Girls.

Last year, they revealed that an hour-long CGI special, titled The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pants R-EVIL-ution, will bring the lovable trio back to the screen. Today, we found out the special will finally air next month on January 20th at 7:30PM.

I cannot wait to see how well they adapt a favored series without the original creator’s input.

Fly past the jump to see the full poster for the special.

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4 Seasons of VENTURE BROS in 8 Minutes

I love comedies that are highly self-referential. They start in season one with a back story and just build and build. They aren’t necessarily serialized but the series still manages to reflect past events. It feels rewarding to remember and spot those references. Archer and Adventure Time are strong examples of this, but before them, there was the Venture Bros. Season 5 starts in a few weeks, and Adult Swim has released a great recap of the first four seasons. Check it out!

OK… so still confused? Awesome. Check out the show on Cartoon Network June 2nd at midnight.

CYaN Podcast Episode 25: Team Bus Throwers

Sorry about this one coming a day late, blame my schedule. Either way welcome to brand new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. On this week’s episode; Danny and Ricky go on about some of the NYCC news, Cartoon Network’s weird handling of DC Nation, movie trains and lots of talk about zombies due to The Walking Dead. Hope you have fun with this one.

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20 Years of Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is celebrating twenty years of being on the air. If you enjoy animation then you have certainly must have enjoyed a few of the shows in this video Cartoon Network put together. This is a two-minute long music video that showcasing some of the best shows that have been aired on the network. It has been broken up to smaller chunks and used during commercial breaks.

Can you name all the shows?

Batman of Shanghai

You heard us talk about it this week on the podcast, now check out the video. I must reiterate how excited that something that looks like this can still be made and released on American television. Thank you, DC Nation and Cartoon Network.

CYaN Podcast Episode 18: The Stretchy One

The CYaN Podcast is now legal! Whoo, cigarettes and lotto tickets! In this episode Danny and Ricky talk about a few new TV shows coming out and new comic book news, with lots of tangents involved. At the end of the show, Ricky proposes an idea about how frequently comics should be published.

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DVR Weekly: 6-11-12

Life can get pretty busy, so the invention of the Digital Video Recorder, aka DVR, has been a godsend for those of us who love television programming. Well, I’m one of those people. In this weekly article, I’m going to talk about some of the shows I am keeping up with on my DVR. Pretty straight forward, right? Keep in mind this means spoilers. Well let’s get started.

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Return of the Toonami

Toonami is back, bitches!

Honestly, that is all I really have to say. Next Saturday on May 26 Cartoon Network will bring back one of the most beloved blocks of programming, Toonami. Apparently it will be a part of the Adult Swim programming block which I do not know if it will be a good thing or bad thing.

Nothing else has been announced, so we do not know what the programming will be. But it should be filled with anime, which may include already airing episodes of Bleach, Ghost in the Shell and others.

What we do know from the promotional teaser is that TOM will be brought back to a form which we are familiar with and not the 4.0 version that was introduced in the downfall of Toonami.

For those that do not know, Toonami was a programming block that began airing on the Cartoon Network back in 1997. They featured basically unknown animated shows, mostly anime which included Dragon Ball Z. A lot of Japanese shows were first introduced to the U.S. by way of Toonami. If it were not for Toonami, a lot of people may not be into anime today. The block was hosted by a CGI robot known as TOM. Sometimes he was given a story, and at other times, he was just an animation of someone pushing a button. Either way, Toonami was the birthing place for a lot of Japanese animation in the U.S. as well as a few original favorites like Samurai Jack.

I hope they continue bringing in new anime and more original shows. My only concern is how well Toonami will do in a world where most fans now torrent the latest anime episodes a day after its initial Japanese airing instead of waiting the months for a dubbed version to come to the U.S. Still, I am glad that something that helped shaped my nerdiness can now be shared with younger audiences.


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