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Cartoon Network Announces New Programming and Online Initiatives For 2001-2002 Television Season

(February 21, 2001)
Cartoon Network executives unveiled new original programming and online activities that will be launched this summer and throughout the 2001-2002 television season.

Major announcements included:


Animated Television Programming:

-- Time Squad, a new, original half-hour comedy series to launch
in June 2001

-- Samurai Jack, a new, original half-hour action-adventure
series to launch in August 2001

-- Justice League, a new one-hour action-adventure series based
on the popular DC Comics series to launch in November 2001

-- Grim & Evil, a new, original half-hour comedy series to launch
in October 2001

-- More than 110 new episodes of renewed original programs for
2001-2002, including 13 new episodes of top-rated Dexter's
Laboratory (not in production since 1999)

-- 11 series pilots scheduled to premiere in summer 2001

Acquisitions:

-- Cartoon Network becomes the television home to DC Comic
characters Batman and Superman, showcasing such popular Warner
Bros.'s action series as Batman: The Animated Series, The
Adventures of Batman & Robin, The New Batman/Superman
Adventures and Superman. Series to roll-out throughout
2001-2002

-- 96 new episodes of Dragonball Z, exclusive to Cartoon
Network's afternoon action-adventure block, Toonami, debuting
in summer 2001

-- Six new anime series to premiere in 2001--Mobile Suit Gundam,
Pilot Candidate, Gundam 8s, Outlaw Star, Big O and Dragonball

-- Celebrating its exclusive rights to the immortal Looney Tunes
franchise, Cartoon Network will air every Bugs Bunny cartoon
ever created across the three-day "June Bugs" marathon in June
2001

Online Initiatives:

-- Four new "Total Immersion Cartoon" events (interactive on-air
and online programming) to take place starting fall 2001

-- Powerpuff Popularity Contest, a week-long on-air and
online marathon for viewers to voice their opinion via
computer or by phone to select their favorite Powerpuff
Girl: Blossom, Bubbles or Buttercup

-- The Big Pick II, where viewers are able to select the next
new original series from 11 Cartoon Cartoon pilots

-- Toonami: Lockdown, a weeklong serialized story throughout
Toonami that invites on-air and online participation,
games and giveaways

-- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, an online and on-air
'man'-hunt for America's favorite canine who is discovered
missing just weeks before Halloween

-- Cartoon Orbit, an all-new online community where kids collect
and trade cToons (digital trading cards) and build their own
personalized pages to share/display for friends and family

-- 40 new Web Premiere Toons for 2001, signature interactive
cartoons developed exclusively for the Web


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