[12/01/05 - 12:00 AM]
Cartoon Network Announces Start of Production on Squirrel Boy

[via press release from Cartoon Network]

Cartoon Network Announces Start of Production on Squirrel Boy

New Animated Series to Premiere in Summer 2006

Cartoon Network announced today that production has begun on its latest animated series, Squirrel Boy. Created and executive-produced by Everett Peck, 13 half-hour episodes are being produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif. The series is scheduled to debut in Summer 2006.

Squirrel Boy tells the classic tale of a squirrel and his boy. Ten year-old Andy�s best friend and pet (in that order) is Rodney, a know-it-all squirrel with a lot of big ideas. These two �partners in crime� lead each other into all sorts of adventures in Andy�s backyard and throughout the neighborhood that makes Andy�s dad want to kick the oblivious Rodney out on his furry butt. Joining them on some of their adventures is Rodney�s best squirrel buddy, Leon, who prefers the call of the wild to Rodney�s life as a kept squirrel.

Veteran voice actors will bring the characters to life, including Tom Kenny (SponegeBob SquarePants) as Leon, Richard Horvitz as Rodney J. Squirrel, Pamela S. Adlon as Andy Johnson and Kurtwood Smith (Red in That �70s Show) as Andy�s father.

Cartoon Network Studios is a state-of-the-art production facility that develops and produces original animated entertainment exclusively for Cartoon Network, the top-rated, 24-hour ad-supported cable service offering the best in animated entertainment.

Among the original series produced at Cartoon Network Studios are the Emmy Award-winning series Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars and The Powerpuff Girls. In addition to Squirrel Boy, Cartoon Network Studios� current production slate includes three half-hour series set to premiere on Cartoon Network in 2006 (Ben 10, My Gym Partner�s a Monkey and the untitled Andre Benjamin project), three original shorts and ongoing production of hit series Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Life & Times of Juniper Lee, and Camp Lazlo.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in 88.3 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.�s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

  [december 2005]  


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