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Throwback Thursday – 10 female cartoon women characters we look up at

Throwback Thursday – 10 female cartoon women characters we look up at

Animation, Uncategorized
If you think that there are only action heroes and action-oriented animation films with men as the protagonist, you are mistaken. We have animated women characters who embezzled the screen to the viewers delight too. Let’s take a look at 10 such cartoon women characters whom you all will crave to see again and again. A run down:  Daphne Blake Daphne Blake was a fictional character in the long-running America's animated series Scooby-Doo. Daphne, is depicted as coming from a wealthy family. The character has appeared in more adaptations than the other characters besides  Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo. Moral: There is nothing called ghost, monsters or supernatural characters. All are make believe.   Jessica Rabbit Jessica Rabbit is a fictional character in Who Censored Roger
Cartoon Networks’ Ben 10 to be free-to-air in UK soon

Cartoon Networks’ Ben 10 to be free-to-air in UK soon

Channels
Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 will have its free-to-air premiere in the UK this week. New episodes of the action-adventure series will be shown on CITV and ITV in the territory on May 21. The series currently airs on Cartoon Network in the UK. The channel will continue to air the series as part of its primetime lineup as usual. Targeting boys ages between four to eight, the toon follows energetic Ben Tennyson as he transforms into aliens and goes on adventures. Since its EMEA premiere in October, the latest iteration of the series has reached more than 27 million viewers across the region. Cartoon Network EMEA is set to roll out new merchandise inspired by the series. The line will launch this summer with a new toy range from master toy partner Playmates. Additionally, Giochi Preziosi Gr
TBS orders 13 episodes of new series Close Enough

TBS orders 13 episodes of new series Close Enough

Animation
As part of TBS’ expansion of its original animation slate, the Turner-affiliated network has ordered 13 episodes of a new series titled Close Enough. The story concerns a married couple that attempts to juggle the challenges of parenthood, friendships, ham theft, stripper clowns, and basically every odd thing that happens to people as they transition from being 20-somethings to 30-somethings. This is notable because it is being created by Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel. The series will be produced as a first time collaboration between two Turner divisions viz Cartoon Network and Studio T. “We couldn’t be more excited to add one of animation’s most impressive and popular voices, J.G. Quintel, to our growing slate of animated series,” said Brett Weitz, EVP of Original programming for
Turner airing India made animated series Lamput across the world

Turner airing India made animated series Lamput across the world

Animation, Channels
Indians be proud that their country-made animation movie Lamput is being aired around the world by Turner in its channels like Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO. Lamput is a simple story of a gooey orange creature that can morph into an infinite variety of objects trying to evade a couple of scientists. Produced by Mumbai’s Vaibhav Studios, this is a little over forty five minutes show. Lamput is a fresh look for Indian animation and sets itself apart with sharp animation timing and attractive design. The series has also earned distinction as being among the first Indian properties sold from a pitch bible that has gone on to air globally. The series recently won the award for best case study at the FICCI Frames’ Best Animated Film, India’s key annual animation award. Cartoon Brew
CN to launch new series Prince Ivandoe soon

CN to launch new series Prince Ivandoe soon

Animation
Cartoon Network EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) will launch a new series The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe soon. The series has been created by Danish animators Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg. Prince Ivandoe comprises of 10 three-minute episodes that follow the adventure of young forest prince Ivandoe, whose father The Mighty Stag has sent him on a mission to reclaim a magical Golden Feather from the Eagle King. Both Andersen and Wallberg are 2012 graduates of The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Demark and have worked on Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball in London. Ivandoe is being produced by Copenhagen-based Sun Creature Studio.  This makes the series as one of the few Cartoon Network series to be produced in Europe. The project is set to
Production of Oddbods goes underway

Production of Oddbods goes underway

Animation
Singaporean studio One Animation has started production on a new set of episodes of the award-winning kids’ animated comedy series Oddbods. It may be remembered that the order for the season was made earlier this year and as proof of the series’ popularity, the studio has already secured key broadcast partners including Turner and its flagship channels Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Latin America and across EMEA. Oddbods is a wacky CG-animated comedy series that focuses on the hilarious antics of seven distinct cute characters, with color-specific clothes that are as unique as their temperaments and attitudes. The new batch of episodes is the third overall season of Oddbods, but is technically only the second season as the first batch of episodes were released only as a digital shor
CN to release DVD collection of Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season on July 18

CN to release DVD collection of Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season on July 18

Animation
Cartoon Network (CN) will release a new DVD collection of Pendleton Ward’s popular comedy-fantasy toon Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season on July 18. The 25-episode collection includes the popular Stakes mini-series arc and comes locked and loaded with fun bonus, all for $24.98. In the seventh season of this Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated series, Jake the Dog and Finn the Human must contend with some major changes in the Candy Kingdom. Princess Bubblegum is exiled to live on the shores of Lake Butterscotch where she tries to grow a new kingdom made of vegetables. Marceline decides she no longer wants to be a vampire and asks Princess Bubblegum to help her get rid of her vampiric essence. Her quest to become mortal sets off a series of events that are captured in the
Cartoon Network okays new Warner animation series

Cartoon Network okays new Warner animation series

Animation
Cartoon Network has given its go-ahead to a new Warner Bros. Animation series based on one of the breakout characters from The LEGO Movie, Unikitty! Though no details on the premiere of the film has been provided yet, but the cast has already been announced. It includes the voices of Tara Strong and Grey Griffin  along with Kate Micucci, Roger Craig Smith, Eric Bauza and H. Michael Croner. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. She is most interested in ascertaining that everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity. Now, don’t misunderstand her optimism, she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her posit
Dish TV consolidates ties with Visiware International

Dish TV consolidates ties with Visiware International

Channels, Gaming
Having intensified its partnership with Visiware International, the leader in games for interactive television Dish TV has launched Cartoon Network Games in partnership with Cartoon Network India. India's largest Direct to Home (DTH) television operator, Dish TV is a division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises. Elated at the promising tie-up, Dish TV, CEO, Arun Kapoor said, “At Dish TV, we have always believed in providing the best entertainment to our subscribers. Being India’s most trusted DTH brand, we ensure that our subscribers from all age groups get entertained.” “Keeping this in mind, we are glad to strengthen our partnership with Visiware International to launch a whole new set of Cartoon Network games on our platform. We are delighted with this launch, since this service will off
Throwback Thursday: Top 5 controversies involving cartoon shows

Throwback Thursday: Top 5 controversies involving cartoon shows

Animation
Generally, cartoon shows are meant for kids. As a medium, they are  considered as predominantly targeted towards children or at least meant to be safe and uncontroversial. But there are cartoon shows that are clearly targeted towards a more mature audience. Hence, it is always interesting to read about cartoons that have been entangled in a controversy for overlapping the expectations of  either the viewers or regulatory bodies. Read on to find 5 of the most notable examples.   Dexter’s Laboratory – Rude Removal Episode Certainly the best from the stable of Cartoon Network, Dexter’s Laboratory is appreciated for being accessible to children while subtly tackling mature themes and topics in its episodes. There was no problem for the major part as it was structured in a way that the