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Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports on Cartoon Network’s upfronts and there is much for Our Kind, a Young Justice cartoon, and a MAD magazine animated sketch comedy — why did it only take 60 yers for them to figure THAT one out? Sam Register will produce. Chowder’s Pete Browngardt brings us another monster ‘toon Secret Mountain Fort Awesome; and Mark Rivers brings us KROG, a live action show about…monsters. Okay, guess kids like monsters.
YOUNG JUSTICE — which has been leaked about a million times — will star Robin, Aqualad, Superboy, Kid Flash, Miss Martian and Artemis and be produced by Register and vet Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, W.I.T.C.H.).
Also, big news, Looney Tunes will be back in new cartoons, with Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone producing. The duo’s previous efforts include Duck Dodgers, Back at the Barnyard and Space Jam so…it will probably be better than than unholy LOONATICS UNLEASHED, which about on the order of saying something is better than bubonic plague.
Details on the MAD show via PR:
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and using the iconic MAD magazine, published by DC Comics, as inspiration, MAD is an animated sketch-comedy series utilizing a chaotic mix of animation styles and twisted humor to pull back the curtain and expose the truth behind movies, TV shows, games, pop culture and, of course, curtains! Classic MAD magazine characters and features such as Alfred E. Neuman and Spy vs. Spy pop up, and no subject matter or individual will be safe from MAD’s barrage of parodies and sketches. In the end, viewers won’t get even, they’ll just get MAD! Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the executive producer. Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken) and Mark Marek (KaBlam! The Andy Milonakis Show) are the producers.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.