Cartoon Network Goes Live with Re-Animated
Two-Hour Original Movie Combines Animation with Live Action
Cartoon Network has announced the beginning of production on Re-Animated, their first original movie that combines cartoon characters with live action. Re-Animated tells the story of 12-year-old Jimmy Roberts who, while visiting an amusement park, gets into a tragic accident and needs an emergency brain transplant. The doctors give him the frozen brain of a famous cartoonist, which enables Jimmy to see cartoons wherever he goes. Casting is underway and the Los Angeles-based production will begin shooting this spring. Re-Animated will premiere on Cartoon Network in fall 2006.
�When we read the script for Re-Animated, we thought it was innovative, irreverent and, most of all, funny,� said Jim Samples, executive vice president and general manager of Cartoon Network. �We knew we had to make it. We think when it's done the �Cartoon Network� way, kids will enjoy seeing animation and the real world collide.�
Re-Animated is created by Adam Pava and Tim McKeon. Both were writers on Cartoon Network�s hit series Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends and The Life & Times of Juniper Lee. Their first collaboration was writing and directing Weighty Decisions, a series of sketches for Cartoon Network�s Sunday Pants show.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 88 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.