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Cartoon Network to Become Host For Newest Transformers Cartoon

Cartoon Network is getting ready to introduce the latest iteration of the animated Transformers franchise via Hasbro Studios’ brand new Transformers: Robots in Disguise, which is targeted towards young boys aged 6 to 11 and 9 to 14. This new installment in the long-running robot franchise is said to be written and directed by “top Hollywood talent,” and will be debuting on CN in the first quarter of 2015.

Sanjeev Bhaskar Featured in New Animated Comedy Pilot: Rajesh Finesse

Regular Toonbarn reader Harry has alerted us of a new animated comedy pilot that features British comedian and actor Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me), titled Rajesh Finesse.

Produced by Wildseed Studios, with script and animation done by The Spin Kick Bros, Rajesh Finesse focuses on the misadventures of the titular Anglo-Indian aristo cad (voiced by Bhaskar) and his easily-corrupted English manservant.

You can check it out for yourself below:

IDW Entertainment and George Lopez Team Up for Wormwood

IDW’s recently launched production arm, IDW Entertainment, has tapped George Lopez and his Travieso Production Company in order to turn Ben Templesmith’s horror Comic Wormwood into an animated TV series. IDW Entertainment will be funding the project, while Circle of Confusion is on board to executive produce along with David M. Stern, who will also be penning the pilot.

DHX Media Begins Production on Dr. Dimensionpants

DHX Media Begins Production on Dr. Dimensionpants

DHX Media is getting ready to begin production on their new 26 x 30 2D animated comedy series titled Dr. Dimensionpants! for Canada’s Teletoon. The show is being targeted towards kids aged 6 to 11 and was created by Brad Peyton, whose past credits include directorial work on Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and What It’s Like Being Alone.

Star Wars Detours Extended Trailer Available

Star Wars Detours

Today, at SWCVI, Seth Green and the Robot Chicken crew unveiled this preview of their new animated series “Star Wars Detours” which will be airing on Cartoon Network.

Taken from the YouTube description:

“Star Wars: Detours™ is an animated comedy that explores what daily life is like in a galaxy far, far away. There are no Empires striking back or attacking clones here. Instead, Star Wars Detours focuses on the universe’s regular folks and their everyday problems… which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed Ewoks, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith.

“Welcome to Star Wars: Detours: the other side of the stars, between the wars.”

Celebrate Global Smurfs Day June 25th

Celebrate Global Smurfs Day June 25th

It’s become well known that The Smurfs are heading to theaters on July 29th, about 5 weeks from now. In an effort to ensure this time flies by, Sony Pictures Animation aims to make the entire summer the Smurfiest ever. The hype train kicks off today, on June 25th, with the power of Global Smurfs Day. Today doubles as a birthday for Peyo, the man responsible for creating the Smurfs over 50 years ago, in 1958. Participants around the world will enjoy Smurf-related activities, dress up as their favorite Smurf, and even attempt get more than 2,510 people to set the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Smurfs within a 24-hour period in Multiple Venues. Talk about a specific record! How will you celebrate?

The Smurfs get Smurfy on the big screen July 29

The Smurfs get Smurfy on the big screen July 29

Finally, after all this Smurfing time, we’ll be able to see The Smurfs on the big screen this summer. It’s been about 25 years since the little blue guys became Saturday Morning cartoon icons, but we were patient. When Kerner, Paramount and Nickelodeon were promising a movie ten years ago, we were patient. After Columbia and Sony got together to take control in 2008, we stayed patient. You’d think Gargamel was involved! Sprinkle in a handful of delays, contract issues, and a revolving release date, and things are now, finally, about to get Smurfy. The film hits the big screen in HD and 3D this July 29th, in a hybrid live-action and CG animated comedy, all set to reintroduce Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Clumsy, Gutsy, Grouchy, Brainy, Handy, Jokey, Hefty, Vanity, Greedy, Baker, and Chef to the world. Check out the teaser trailer

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