Boomerang Celebrates March Madness With A Competition of Cartoons

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Things are about to get real competitive in the cartoon world. In support of March Madness & of their sister brands TBS, TNT and truTV, Boomerang is getting in on the bracket challenge with its’ own fun and creative spin, with the Boomerang Best Cartoon bracket. 

For all the non-sports fans and/or animation lovers alike, beginning on Monday 3/19, Boomerang will pit 32 fan-favorite cartoon characters against one another and let fans decide who garners the title of Best Cartoon Champion!

Each time you vote, fans will get to view video clips featuring the best scenes & personality traits of that specific character.

Fans will be able to vote through the rounds every few days (full schedule is below) with the winner revealed on Monday 4/2, the same day as the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship game.

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Boomerang Best Cartoon Bracket Schedule:
Monday, March 19: Bracket Opens with Round 1 voting between 32 characters
Friday, March 23: Sweet Sixteen voting begins
Monday, March 26: Elite Eight voting begins
Wednesday, March 28: Final Four voting begins
Friday, March 30: Cartoon Championship voting begins
Monday, April 2: Best Cartoon Champion Revealed

You can begin voting now at: boomerang.com/bracket

Let the best cartoon win!

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‘Final Space’ Is the Epic Adventure of Battling Evil

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I find myself getting emotionally invested in the animated Sci-Fi genre more and more. The Herculean adventures and battles that the characters find themselves getting into is just getting far too entertaining. You will definitely find your eyes glued to whatever screen you’re watching on and your attention will been occupied. Think of a futuristic space where creatures who possess powers strong enough to destroy entire planets. How about an evil ruler with an army of bounty hunters who may be below 3 ft. Yeah, this show is pretty much going there. Final Space is sure enough a comedy, but definitely an epic one. How epic is this show? Besides the actual story line, the show itself has sort of already made history by being streamed live on Reddit’s front page. It’s really good to know that TBS is going in the right direction with this new series, and we already have a clear vision of where this series wants to take its viewers.

The show is focused around Gary, a very harmlessly eccentric guy who often goofs off, especially when things get serious and his life may be at stake. He’s serving a five-year prison sentence on The Galaxy One after foolishly trying to impress a woman named Quinn, his love interest who’s brilliant and badass. Quinn is headstrong and exceptionally focused on her job. Like investigating a possible gravitational disturbance. If anyone looks out for her the most it would be Tribore. Tribore is described as the “lovable but highly annoying fashionista who goes from Quinn’s assistant to the heroic leader of the resistance.” While Gary is serving his sentence, he’s frequently recording video messages for Quinn of what he oddball things he has done throughout the day. Gary often shows his unfortunate loneliness due to his prison sentence, especially when he resorts to interacting with inanimate objects and is desperate to play cards with anyone. Well, except for Kvn (pronounced as Kevin) of course, his “Insanity Avoidance Companion” who he shows a bitter disgust and even a hatred towards. Ironically, Kvn seems very nice and even shares sort of the same foolish and playful personality as him. Of course, Gary’s foolishness are often put to end an by The Galaxy One’s AI, Hue. Hue often serves as “the voice of reason to Gary’s non-reason”, and I can’t agree more. Though he is always scolding him when he’s doing something that is against his prison sentence, Hue really comes through as a guidance to Gary and helps him when he needs it the most.

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Gary’s need for companionship unquestionably came to an end when he comes across a round, green, adorable creature called E-351. Gary ends up naming this mysterious creature “Mooncake”, after an unlikely childhood companion that was a green caterpillar. This followed a flashback scenes, which included showing the fate of his parents, that you just can’t help feel the emotions that come with it. At this point, you can definitely tell that it’s one of those moments where someone feels like they have known someone (or something) forever, even if they just met. From that moment, Gary and Mooncake became pretty inseparable, and unfortunately it was the start of the ultimate battle against evil for Gary and rest of The Galaxy One squad.

By now, it is already known that Mooncake possesses these extraordinary powers that are strong enough to destroy planets. For that reason, it has a target on its back by Lord Commander, the most evil and dangerous being in the galaxy. Funny, because he might also be the shortest being in the galaxy. Well played. An evil ruler comes with evil intentions, and if Mooncake is kidnapped by Turk the bounty hunter, his planet-destroying powers will be used for evil and destruction. Gary is going to need some backup, if he wants to protect Mooncake and The Galaxy One. Avocato, (Yes, his name sounds very tasty and pun-ny) who was once a bounty hunter like Turk, ends up teaming up with Gary to stop Turk in his tracks. Avocato’s son Little Cato has been captured and held prisoner by Lord Commander. Separated from his father for years, Little Cato is determined to reunite with him once again.

The amazing backstory that this show offers throughout its episodes is just outstanding. How everything is lined up is just so well played and it’ll leave you at the edge of your seat at the end of each episode. The more you watch, the more you will learn a little more about each of the characters and that just gives us as the viewers a chance to really a closer bond between ourselves and the series. Main protagonist Gary clearly has a lot on his plate. Being a prisoner for five years where he wasn’t able to really bond or interact with anyone he wanted to, and when he finally meets someone he seems to have became inseparable from (Mooncake), he has to literally partake in a battle to keep them in his life. It’s a never ending battle for both Gary and The Galaxy One squad. From viewing the first couple of episodes of Final Space, I am almost speechless at how well the series juggles the seriousness of living in a sci-fi galaxy and battling a vile and corrupt leader to unleashing some comedic gold as well. This series started out as a YouTube pilot by creator Olan Rogers, that was just as stunning as the final product.

I’m more than ready to see even more episodes of Final Space. The series premieres February 26 on TBS!

TBS Will Renew ‘American Dad’ for Two More Seasons & Premiere New Animation Block

Seth MacFarlane’s other comedic family will be here to stay for two more seasons, as TBS renews it for a 16th and 17th season.

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American Dad features a CIA agent, Stan Smith, who unlike his profession is very much eccentric and far from serious at times. Stan does not go through numerous situations alone – as he has his upper-middle class family – liberal free-spirit daughter Hayley, dorky and awkward son Steve, his wife Francine, who’s a homemaker and always trying to keep things together… kind of. Not to forget the infamous character Roger, a sassy alien who is always in disguise and the family’s pet fish Klaus, who was once a human East German Olympic ski-jumper until the CIA transferred his vocal cords and brain into a gold fish body.

Though the series debuted on FOX in 2005, American Dad moved to TBS in 2014 where it became the “key performer” of the network. Like its sister-comedy Family Guy, the show often uses black comedy or controversial humor. Season 15 originally premiered in late 2017 and will continue with new episodes through 2018, starting on February 12. American Dad remains in the list of long-running cartoons.

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This great news doesn’t just involve American Dad. TBS is also premiering a new hour-long animation block every Monday, with a new series called “Final Space” following American Dad. The series surrounds a spaceman named Gary, who’s working off a prison sentence. He comes across a mysterious Alien named Mooncake who he soon becomes friends and bonds with. Unfortunately Gary doesn’t realize that Mooncake is wanted by the villainous Lord Commander who is determined to use Mooncake’s powers for evil. Final Space is set to premiere on February 26th at 10:30 p.m.

“Animation has played a huge role in making us the #1 comedy network,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of programming for TBS. “We will keep the momentum going with the two season pick up of ‘American Dad’ and finally introducing the world to the brilliantly constructed misadventures of Gary in ‘Final Space.’”