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Beloved Comic Book Titles Coming to Cartoon Network
Adaptations include "Firebreather," "The Vanishers" and "Mice Templar."

[via press release from Cartoon Network]

Beloved Comic Book Titles Coming to Cartoon Network

Firebreather, The Vanishers and Mice Templar Amplify the Network's Slate of Original Movies

Cartoon Network has kicked off development on three much-loved comic book titles: Firebreather, The Vanishers and Mice Templar. Image Comic's Firebreather, created by Phil Hester, and Mice Templar, by Mike Avon Oeming and Bryan Glass, will be developed as animated original movies. IDW Publishing's The Vanishers, created by Chuck Dixon, will be produced as a live-action original movie.

"We're thrilled to expand our movie slate with both cinematic quality CG and live action," said Ramsey Naito, vice president of long-form at Cartoon Network. "As we bring these and other titles into development, we'll be seeking out projects that combine distinct voices with striking, contemporary visual worlds."

Firebreather tells the story of awkward teenager Duncan Rosenblatt, a typical high school kid in most respects, but atypical in one very big way: his dad is a fire-breathing dragon, and Duncan's destiny is to protect the earth. Duncan must go to school, try to fit in, and in his off time, fulfill his destiny. Created and co-executive-produced by Phil Hester (The Wretch), Firebreather is executive-produced by Julia Pistor (Lemony Snicket) and co-executive-produced by Andy Kuhn (Freedom Ring), and Jim Kreig (Ben 10: Alien Force) joins as writer.

Mice Templar is an epic based on Mike Avon Oeming's (Powers) and Bryan Glass' (Magician Apprentice) comic book series about a young mouse named Karic and the prophecy that leads him to reunite the long disbanded order of the Mice Templar. Karic, chosen to be a warrior, bravely rescues his village and carries on the tradition of this mighty band of mice-knights.

The Vanishers is Chuck Dixon's (Batman comics) action-packed tale of fifth graders Andy and Arvis and their adventures through time. The duo sets out on their trans-dimensional mission to collect precious information from Arvis' time-traveling family. It turns out the Arvises are on the run from a group of treacherous villains who are armed with deadly robots and are intent on taking control of time itself in an effort to enslave humanity. The Vanishers is executive-produced by Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs (The Suffering), David Alpert (Them) and Ted Adams, president of IDW Publishing.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 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. From 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday (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, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

  [july 2008]  


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