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[via press release from Cartoon Network]

Cartoon Network�s First Original Live-Action Movie Re-Animated Premiere Set For Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Re-Animated, Cartoon Network�s first original movie, will premiere on Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The two-hour movie, which combines animation with live-action, tells the story of a 12-year-old boy whose life is turned upside-down after an accident at an amusement park. A three-minute special preview trailer of Re-animated can be viewed at www.cartoonnetwork.com/reanimated_preview.

When seventh-grader Jimmy Roberts (Dominic Janes, ER) requires an emergency brain transplant after a collision with a park trolley while visiting the famous Gollyworld theme park, his world is changed forever. Gollyworld doctors give him the frozen brain of the famous cartoonist Milt Appleday (comedy veteran Fred Willard). Now wherever Jimmy goes he sees all of Milt Appleday�s cartoon characters in the real world. Golly Gopher, Dolly Gopher, Crocco the Alligator and the rest of the Appleday cartoon gang come to life, but only in Jimmy�s (or Milt�s) brain. While they can�t change anything in the real world, they certainly make life crazy for Jimmy.

Re-Animated is set in a world where anything can happen. It�s a world where brain transplants are not only possible, but considered outpatient surgery. It�s a world where Jimmy has a sister who�s an alien with green skin, a dad who acts like a toddler, a mom who is an astronaut, and a villain whose best friend is a bag of cash. It�s a world that sometimes feels so cartoony that the cartoons in Jimmy�s head are the only part that feel sane.

Also joining the cast are Micah Karns as Craig, Jimmy�s best friend; Eunice Cho as Robin, Jimmy�s crush; Matt Knudsen as Sonny, Milt Appleday�s evil son who�s trying to steal his father�s brain back from Jimmy; Bil Dwyer as Jimmy�s Dad; Rachel Quaintance as Jimmy�s Mom; and Rhea Lando as Yancy, Jimmy�s alien step-sister.

Actors Paul Reubens, Tom Kenny, Ellen Greene and Brian Posehn lend their voices to the Appleday cartoon characters that come to life only for Jimmy.

Re-Animated is created and written by Adam Pava and Tim McKeon, who were writers on Cartoon Network�s hit series Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends and The Life & Times of Juniper Lee. The film is directed by New York-based filmmaker Bruce Hurwit.

Re-Animated is a Renegade Animation, Appleday Pictures, and Cartoon Network production.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in nearly 91 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.

  [november 2006]  

· ER (NBC)

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