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    Cartoon Network turns to Live Action - Epic Fail Ensues!

    I watched incredibly talented friends of mine leave the studio one by one while this unfolded. It looks like CN is about to hit what they were headed for.

    Link: Cartoon Network Loses Gamble

    The LA Times has a huge front page story in it’s Business section today, reporting on Cartoon Network’s recent programming gamble on live action. From the article:

    The new shows haven’t reversed the slide. In July, the network had the fewest viewers in that target age range since May 2000 and its least-watched month overall since June 1998.

    There is internal tension as well, with many veteran animators either quitting or being handed their walking papers. There are even whispers inside the channel’s Burbank animation studios that the network might drop “Cartoon” from its name.
    I guess they'd rather take the "safer" bet of RADICAL XTREME SPORTZ 4 BOYZ than do something genuinely entertaining or creative. I guess they didn't bank on the fact that their teenage boy demographic would rather be off playing Xbox or texting their friends than watching garbage like that.

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    I heard about this a while ago. As long as Boomerang keeps playing old cartoons I'll be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryuartyi View Post
    I heard about this a while ago. As long as Boomerang keeps playing old cartoons I'll be happy.
    I'd be much happier if new, quality cartoons were still being made in addition to being able to watch the oldies :/

    Edit: Posted this to Cheer me Up a few days back, but it feels relevant here as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph Laberis View Post
    I'd be much happier if new, quality cartoons were still being made in addition to being able to watch the oldies :/
    You can't win 'em all I'm afraid. :/
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    It's gotta be cheaper to film something rather then animate it, you have to wonder how much live action filler they use just to stay afloat cost wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadlyFreeze View Post
    It's gotta be cheaper to film something rather then animate it, you have to wonder how much live action filler they use just to stay afloat cost wise.
    Not always the case; if the studio doesn't have their own facilities, you have to rent space, props and pay out royalties to actors. Most TV shows that are animated in Flash domestically can be done with a crew of around 20 - 30 people (at least it has been done where I've worked) and only the voiceover artists (who often perform multiple roles in a series) get royalties.

    Flash isn't always as pretty as traditional and it can be limiting, but it still provides some sort of 2D creative outlet, dangit.

    What CN appears to be doing to me anyway is the "let's make a show based solely on surveys and viewer polls!" formula. Think 'Poochie' from the Simpsons.
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    So now there 's a studio's worth of proffesional grade drawers out there looking for work, and one less studio to find it at? Not to mention all of the contributing satellite studios... nice.
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    we've been watching the wreck on cartoon brew for awhile now - not surprised with the outcome.
    Last edited by German-s; August 17th, 2009 at 09:05 PM.
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    What they need to do is start playing Ed, Edd and Eddy again and stop all this live action voodoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Edge Ryan View Post
    What they need to do is start playing Ed, Edd and Eddy again and stop all this live action voodoo
    Thank you. Ed, Edd, and Eddy kicked ass.

    It's really depressing to see a network I grew up with turn to crap.
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    You know something is up when Bakugan is the second biggest draw for Cartoon Network...
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    I'd be totally fine with a replay of Samurai Jack. I've also heard Chowder and Flapjack were canceled and man.. I love Flapjack, it brought back memories of ren and stimpy.
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