Comedy Central launches animation submission process, open through Dec. 31, 2018
Based on the success of Nickelodeon’s “Animated Shorts Program,” sister Viacom network Comedy Central has launched its own Animated Shorts Program. “We hope the Animated Shorts Program is an evolution of our continuous history of finding the next great comedic voices. We... [Read More]
Tenacious D’s NSFW webseries and new album: Post-Apocalypto
Tenacious D is back. Jack Black and Kyle Gass have recorded a new album, are heading out on tour behind it, and also releasing a six-episode animated webseries, with each episode featuring a brand-new Tenacious D song from JB and KG. It’s called “Post-Apocalypto.” And Black hand-dr... [Read More]
Comedy Central sets eight-day South Park marathon to lead up to Season 22 premiere
Comedy Central will kick off a 273-episode, eight-day marathon airing of South Park on Sept. 19, leading up to the Season 22 premiere the following Wednesday night, Sept. 26. For more, click here! [Read More]
Comedy Central acquires syndication rights to FOX animated classics King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show
With Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in a rush not only to create new original content, but also have all of the best stuff you enjoyed watching years ago on TV to watch over and over again, it’s newly notable whenever some other channel/platform acquires series syndication rights. And so Comedy Cent... [Read More]
Ren & Stimpy creator outed as predator of underage teen girls
Most people who were fans of the animated cult classic Ren & Stimpy knew that its creator had a troubled past with Nickelodeon, withJohn Kricfalusi getting fired from his own show. And people who worked on the show likely knew that Kricfalusi liked to date younger women. But until BuzzFeed broke... [Read More]
Ren & Stimpy creator outed as predator of underage teen girls
Most people who were fans of the animated cult classic Ren & Stimpy knew that its creator had a troubled past with Nickelodeon, withJohn Kricfalusi getting fired from his own show. And people who worked on the show likely knew that Kricfalusi liked to date younger women. But until BuzzFeed broke... [Read More]
‘Blair’: TBS Is Lookin’ at Instagram!
In 2014, comedian Mo Welch posted her first comic on her @momowelch Instagram handle. It featured a simply drawn depressive named Blair and read “Spirit Airlines is my ‘Nam'” Two years later, The Daily Dot wrote a piece on Mo, the traction her Blair comics ... [Read More]
Louis CK will not voice any new cartoon voices in 2018, either
Louis CK starred as the voice of a dog in the 2016 film, The Secret Life of Pets, but two other animated projects featuring the comedian’s voice have been recast or scrapped in the wake of his sexual harassment confession last fall. The Disney Channel confirmed that CK’s role of “T... [Read More]
Team Coco’s Comedy Club animates stand-up routines on Snapchat
Matt Braunger’s routine about an elevator ride from hell has become the first animated Snapchat show for TBS and Conan’s new series, Team Coco’s Comedy Club. New animated stand-up routines will debut Sundays throughout the winter, developed specifically for Snapchat’s mo... [Read More]
Letter with more than 200 signatures asks animation studios to end sexual harassment
Late last week, 217 women and gender noncomforming people sent an open letter to at least 12 animation studios — Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Bento Box, OddBot, Paramount, Shadowmachine, Sony Pictures Animation, Stoopid Buddy, Titmouse, and Warner Bros &mdas... [Read More]