Cartoon Network has begun production on two-hour feature “Re-Animated,” which the net said combines live action with animation.
Pic tells the story of a boy who requires an emergency brain transplant after an accident at an amusement park. During the resulting surgery, the doctors give him the cryogenically frozen brain of a famous animator, allowing him to see the world as a series of cartoons.
Net also has plans for three more longform films, all based on Cartoon Network’s original series, including “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” “Codename: Kids Next Door” and “Teen Titans.”
At the upfront preview, Benjamin Andre was on hand to talk about his new animated skein, “Class of 3000,” created with Cartoon Network vet Tom Lynch.
The hip-hop supremo emphasized the show would include “serious hardcore music” and hinted at several unnamed guest appearances, although he admitted these probably wouldn’t materialize before the second season.
“Class” will join “Squirrel Boy,” the other original show set to preem later in the year, which will feature the voice of “SpongeBob’s” Tom Kenny.
Original series “My Gym Partner’s a Monkey” has already started airing at 9 p.m. Fridays. In addition to the new programming, the net’s Saturday morning success story “Ben 10” has been greenlit for a third season. “Ben” preemed in January and was a top-ranked show in its time period with boys 6-11 and 9-14.