‘Apple & Onion’ Will Premiere on Cartoon Network February 23 (Sneak Peek)

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It’s time for new adventures and this one might just revolve around food. Within a town full of anthropomorphic food characters brings Apple & Onion –  a pair of immature, fun-loving friends who just want to make it in the city. Apple & Onion’s boyhood antics are often tested when they interact with more mature characters. In the 2015 pilot episode we saw the fruit-vegetable duo seek out adulthood and maturity when they were invited to a mature dinner party – well kind of. Their quest to leave childhood practices behind and Onion’s attempt to impress his crush French Fry may be tested when they end up in places where they are unfit to handle. Apple & Onion quickly became a minisodes favorite not too long after it was uploaded in 2016. The infamous “Wake up time” bit would catch some off guard, but instead became a memorable gag that ties well with the rest of the pilot. Cartoon Network greenlit the series in March 2017 and more adventures are soon to come for these two best friends. Apple & Onion will debut on Friday, February 23 with a double-episode premiere “A New Life” and “The Perfect Team”.

View a clip from Apple & Onion: “A New Life”

Check out the official theme song of Apple & Onion:

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Best friends Apple and Onion, the eponymous characters of Cartoon Network’s comedy Apple & Onion, make their debut with a special double premiere on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). The fun new series, which stems from the global Artists Program, will introduce besties Apple and Onion who have decided to leave their hometowns to experience big city living. With Apple’s uncontainable enthusiasm and Onion’s outlandish imagination, the two pals embark on hilarious misadventures, often bringing fresh and unexpected insights into today’s modern life. Apple & Onion is created by George Gendi and executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

With a special limited run, fans can splurge on back-to-back new episodes every Friday at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) through March 23. For those who want to get a first look, catch the first two new episodes of Apple & Onion beginning Friday, Feb. 16 on the Emmy-winning Cartoon Network App and VOD. In the debut episode “A New Life,” the series introduces how Apple and Onion meet one another for the very first time. Then, in the “The Perfect Team,” a stray cat causes Onion to worry his relationship with Apple is in jeopardy.

Born in Egypt and raised in England, Gendi found inspiration for the whimsical comedy in a children’s story written by his older brother. Like Emmy-winning, critically acclaimed miniseries Over the Garden Wall and Long Live the Royals, the Apple & Onion short was greenlit as part of Cartoon Network’s Artists Program and developed into a limited series to include a colorful zany foodiverse allowing for comedic situations featuring the two quirky friends with playful personalities and infectious musical beats to match.

Apple and Onion are new to the city and the city is new to them. They find it unfamiliar and confusing, but with an unstoppable enthusiasm they discover their own special and often insightful path through the journey called life. Joined by an eclectic lively mix of anthropomorphic food friends that include Hotdog, Lemon Drop, Pancake and countless others, the can-do and optimistic Apple and Onion encounter adventures on every avenue, take on the challenges of big city living and bring cheer and goodness to wherever they go.

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Animaniacs Gets the 90s Reboot Treatment by Hulu and Warner Bros

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The biggest stories in animation news today always seem to follow the same pattern: everyone wants their favorite 90s cartoons rebooted! Nickelodeon and Disney seemed to be leading the reboot movement but looks like Warner Bros is giving it a shot now!

Yup, Animaniacs has just got a two-season reboot order at Hulu and we couldn’t be more surprised by the news. Animaniacs tells the tale of Yakko, Wakko and Dot – three wild siblings who are always on an adventure of causing commotion wherever they go. The series originally premiered on Fox Kids in 1993 and additionally aired on Kids WB, becoming the faces of the programming block. Like the original series, Steven Spielberg will remain as the executive producer. In addition to this amazing news, Hulu will be streaming every episode of Animaniacs along with some other some other Warner Bros classics –  Pinky & the BrainPinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and Tiny Toon Adventures. The new seasons of Animaniacs are set to be released in 2020.

“We cannot wait to work with Steven Spielberg and the entire Amblin and Warner Bros. teams to bring more sketches, catchphrases, songs and laughs from the Animaniacs to kids and adults everywhere,” said Craig Erwich, SVP of Content, Hulu. “Now one of the most beloved, inventive and funny animated franchises in history, Animaniacs and its cast of witty characters can live on, on Hulu. This marks yet another big move for us as we continue our efforts to be the #1 streaming destination for premium animated content.”

“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu,” said Executive Producer Steven Spielberg. “Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. I am also excited that the full library of Animaniacsand Tiny Toon Adventures episodes are included in the deal.”

“Yakko, Wakko and Dot have been waiting impatiently inside the water tower, and now their hilarious brand of animated chaos will be unleashed — again! We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Amblin and Hulu for new episodes of Animaniacs, filled with endless laughs — and ongoing plots for world domination by Pinky and the Brain,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “Parents who grew up with the cartoon now have new episodes to share with their own families.”

 

We Bare Bears Is Officially Coming to DVD October 4th

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The bear trio of Cartoon Network have snagged themselves a DVD debut titled “Viral Video” and it is set to be released this fall on October 4th. Following it’s premiere in June 2015 on Cartoon Network, We Bare Bears managed to portray modern comedy and humorous pop/internet culture references and stole the attention of many around the world with a brotherhood so tight that it will make your heart warm. Soon after it’s first season aired, the bear brothers Grizzly, Panda & Ice Bear managed to gain online admirers that began to fill their social media feeds with tons of fanart.

The “Viral Video” DVD will feature these 12 episodes from the first season and is set to retail for $14.97 SRP:

1.      Viral Video 7. Burrito
2.      Our Stuff 8. Shush Ninjas
3.      Food Truck 9. My Clique
4.      Chloe 10. Charlie
5.      Jean Jacket 11. The Road
6.      Panda’s Date 12. Occupy Bears

 

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Finn the Human is Heading to London’s Comic Con!

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Well.. the voice of Finn that is! Yup heartthrob voice actor Jeremy Shada will be attending London’s MCM Comic Con at ExCeL London. He will make is appearance Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29. But that’s not all. Besides his voice acting talent & good looks, HE HAS A BAND! “Make Out Monday” to be exact. And you bet they’re taking the stage. Rock on Shada.

Fairly OddParents is 15 Years Old! #FairlyOdd15

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15 years ago, the original release of Fairly OddParents, the Nickelodeon original series created by Butch Hartman, aired it’s first episode “The Big Problem!” on this day & stunned many, becoming an immediately popular series a year after it’s release. It was later the highest rated show, along with SpongeBob SquarePants. It’s ratings skyrocketed and actually briefly passed SpongeBob, becoming a hit still to this day. Happy 15th Birthday FOP, and thanks Butch Hartman for creating a classic that will always be one of my favorites.

South Park Guest Stars Christopher Lloyd in Upcoming Season 20

Butters has something evil on his mind, and he has Christoper Lloyd to thank for that.

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Poor ole Butters doesn’t know what’s coming to him when something or someone wicked  invades his mind and threatens his life. That wicked snail will be voiced by Christopher Lloyd. The episode “Bad Luck Butters” will be the first episode of the 20th season of the Trey Parker and Matt Stone series that will air in September 2016 on Comedy Central.

Nickelodeon’s New Series The Loud House Premieres May 2

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It’s official! A premiere date has been set for Nick’s newest upcoming animated series The Loud House. The show will air Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m. so set your clocks & calendars.  The show takes place in the life of 11-year old Lincoln Loud, and his sisters. Not 2 sisters, not 5 sisters. 10 sisters! Who all share “L” names with him by the way: Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lola, Lana, Lisa, and Lily. We get to watch the drama and chaos unveil in a large household of many siblings. The show is said to be inspired by the life of creator Chris Savino, who first created the show as a short animated film in 2013 for the Nick Animated Shorts Program. Savino grew up with 10 siblings along with main character Lincoln. The first season will have 26 episodes.

Here’s A Look At Disney XD’s Upcoming Animated Shows (PICS)

It was announced that Disney XD has two new original animated shows in it’s future. Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer, coming in 2017, centers a two characters Zak and Marsha whose Summer break will never be the same when they  find themselves in an unfamiliar territory. And just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore insane, they get stuck with a “weird” and “bizarre” classmate… Billy Dilley! Billy-Dilly-2016(Left to right: Marsha, Billy Dilley, Zak)

You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy! Country Club, coming in 2018, centers around Cricket Green, a boy and his family who are moving to the big city. Cricket’s high energy & shenanigans are about to cause him & his family to embark on many wild and crazy adventures in situations in their new hometown.

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