rAnDoM tWiNsAnItY!

First, wow, the Animaniacs Something Something Whatever Post now has 237 comments! Kudos! Seriously, thanks for sticking around to keep juice flowing here while we’re undergo reconstruction.

That said, The A! reboot has already happened now, and it’s not really big news anymore, so I don’t think we need to connect the assorted comment post to that anymore. So I’m un-pinning the A! Blah Blah Blah Post and Pinning this one instead. Use it the same way you used the previous one. As always, the same rules for comments still apply: Keep your comments, news and announcements relevant, clean, verified and attitude-free; anything that violates those ain’t gonna be published, so don’t try it and don’t try us. OK, now have at it!

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  1. https://ew.com/tv/netflix-inside-job-first-look-photos/?utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_entertainmentweekly&utm_content=manual&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=611a7dccec41d30001cab8aa

    Inside Job is an upcoming adult Netflix series that will be released on October 22. The show is created by Gravity Falls writer Shion Takeuchi (with Alex Hirsch being an executive producer). The animation is done by Jam Filled Entertainment, whose works include The Loud House, The Casagrandes, Final Space, and season 1 of the 2019 DC Superhero Girls.

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  2. Throughout 2018-2019, it was announced that various Disney creators and staff members had signed development deals to make content for the company. Two notable people who made this deal are Craig Gerber (creator of Sofia The First and Elena Of Avalor) and Travis Braun (the creator of TOTS and Pupstruction). One thing I wonder if if part of the deal means you’ll get at least 50 episodes and 2 seasons right off the bat. Let me explain. Last week, when Pupstruction was announced, Travis Braun said how he was given a great deal of trust by Disney to make 50 half hour episodes. Last month, when Craig Gerber talked about how production was going well for his upcoming show, he said that he’s putting the finish polish for episode 50. I’m guessing this will apply to any future shows from these specific creators.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/CraigGerber_/status/1418617418058850306

    https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/travis-braun-overall-deal-disney-channels-worldwide-1203017141/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/sofia-first-ep-craig-gerber-signs-deal-at-disney-1163797/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/disney-channel-green-lights-new-show-curse-molly-mcgee-1226054/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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  3. The recently released Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle Of The Realms had an opening variant of Shaggy grabbing Scorpion, and glowing a bright green almost like he’s a god. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge had a similar gag of Scorpion grabbing Daffy when he acts loony.

    Besides the above, this is in reference to Scooby Doo: Legend Of The Phantosaur, where he beat up a bunch of bikers while he was hypnotized, and someone made a meme of it by adding Dragon Ball Z music to make it seem like he’s a god there.

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    1. The whole “Shaggy is a god” thing has been a joke going around on the internet for a while now. I guess that Warner Bros. must’ve figured that they might as well make a DTV or something addressing this joke. Sure, Shag is hypnotized here, but it’s basically an excuse to show Shaggy kicking arse and taking names.

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  4. https://deadline.com/2021/08/the-ghost-molly-mcgee-kelsey-grammer-natasha-rothwell-greta-gerwig-1234824819/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    The Ghost And Molly McGee was renewed for season 2. As for the rest of the voice cast, we have Jordan Klepper as the voice of Pete, Molly’s anxiously idealistic father, Sumalee Montano as the voice of Sharon and Grandma Nin, Molly’s creatively pragmatic mother and adoring grandmother, and Michaela Dietz as the voice of Darryl, Molly’s mischievously entrepreneurial brother.

    Kelsey Grammer, Natasha Rothwell, Greta Gerwig, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jane Lynch are among the names to guest in season one.

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    1. Jordan Klepper’s the dad, eh? Good for him. I imagine sitting in a sound booth recording lines will be a nice change of pace from having to travel to all of those hillbilly hate rallies.

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  5. Here’s some interesting information on pages 48-49 of this online magazine. Much like with Phineas And Ferb, series creators Bill Motz & Bob Roth spent 14 years trying to pitch the concept of The Ghost And Molly McGee. At one point, they pitched the series to Nickelodeon, but they declined it. This was back when they were working on The Penguins Of Madagascar. This wouldn’t be the only time Nickelodeon rejected a series and then it ended up produced by another network. This show, Phineas And Ferb, and The Proud Family were all pitched to Nickelodeon at some point before being accepted by Disney Channel. The original Adventure Time pilot was produced for Nickelodeon, but the actual show went to Cartoon Network. The Mighty Ones was also pitched to Nickelodeon in 2013 before it was picked up DreamWorks in 2016 and then came out on Hulu and Peacock in 2020.

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  6. Here’s the article announcing three upcoming projects for Cartoonito. These include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: An Underground Rock Special (a 1 hour special written by Mo Willems and Tom Warburton), Tom And Jerry Time (the musical shorts about educational concepts), and Batwheels (which I’m pretty psyched for).

    https://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/cartoonito-greenlights-tom-jerry-time-sets-voices-for-batwheels-naked-mole-rat/

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    1. Having seen that clip of Tom & Jerry Time, we now know that this won’t be a kiddification the way some fans speculated that it might be back when the show was being called Tom & Jerry Junior. Also, again judging by that clip, it looks like Tom and Jerry won’t be talking in this, as someone on DeviantArt thought might have been the case. Personally, I don’t get why fans act like it would be so unthinkable to have T&J speak in a new project, as they’ve spoken in the original theatrical shorts. They were never yakking it up from start to finish, but they have spoken a line or two in some shorts, I don’t why they can’t be doing that now.

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    1. Lola sounds like one of the Chipettes. I don’t dislike the voice, but it’s quite a jump from Lola having Zendaya’s voice in Space Jam: A new Legacy to…that. If there’s one thing I’d like to see Warner do in the future, it’s land on one specific voice, personality and set of mannerisms for Lola and stick with it; everyone knows who Bugs is, everyone knows who Daffy is and everybody knows who Porky is, but Lola’s character changes from project to project.

      But I digress. That clip looked like fun, and WB does seem to be trying to keep a Looney Tunes feel to the show despite it being aimed at a younger audience. We’ll have to see how that goes over.

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      1. If nothing else, some of Lola’s mannerisms in the clip seem to show that, regardless of what her role in the series will be, she isn’t afraid to get more expressive, which is a step in the right direction.

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    2. For a couple of shows designed to keep tiny tots distracted for a few minutes, those were animated quite well. That’s some of the smoothest hand drawn animation I’ve seen on TV lately. Clearly, Warner Bros. is sparing no expense for the Cartoonito shows which are based on established properties. Bugs Bunny Builders and Tom and Jerry Time both have better looking hand drawn animation that some of the adult cartoons that I’ve seen.

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      1. That might explain why those shows weren’t ready to launch today. Quality animation takes time to produce.

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  7. Here is some news involving the Peacock streaming service.

    https://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/dragons-rescue-riders-heroes-of-the-sky-takes-wing-with-more-kids-faves-on-peacock/

    1. The DreamWorks Jr series Dragons: Rescue Riders is back after a year long hiatus. The most recent episode was a holiday that came out November 24, 2020 on Netflix, and new episodes return November 24, 2021. The new subtitle Heroes Of The Sky is an indicator that new episodes now come out on Peacock, much like how Archibald’s Next Big Thing became Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here when new episodes moved from Netflix to Peacock. Coincidentally, there was also a roughly year long hiatus.

    2. Season 14 of Curious George premieres on October 21. I believe this is the first truly new season to come out on Peacock. PBS Kids stopped premiering new episodes in 2015 after season 9. Seasons 10-13 were produced between 2017-2020, but they didn’t air in the US on Peacock until July 2020, long after Canada and other countries aired the seasons. The show has a similar deal to Sesame Street in that the episodes will still air on PBS Kids, but many months after debuting on the streaming service.

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  8. The website of Joanna Haussmann (which can be easily found) says that she will be the story editor for Hamster And Gretel. She’s an actor and comedian, with one of her roles being the voice of the Alien Commander (that’s her name) on Milo Murphy’s Law. The initial concept art drew criticism for looking cheap, but much like with Phineas And Ferb and Milo Murphy’s Law, the concept art looks almost nothing like the final show. That’s the case here. Someone dug up a tweet (albeit in Spanish) from 6 months where she mentions being the head writer of a Disney show with Venezuelans as the main characters. This was basically confirmed when she called out someone that recently said, based solely on this information and nothing else, that the show will be bad. She said “How do you know?”, meaning she knows about the main characters being Venezuelans. For the record, she’s also Venezuelan.

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  9. There have been 2 cases in Muppet Babies 2018 where Ms. Nanny’s head is almost seen.

    1. The first is in “Goodbye Statler And Waldorf” (from early season 3), where she’s shown getting a suitcase from the closet. We see a shadow of her head, but not her actual head.

    2. The second is from today’s episode, “Oh My Gourd” a Halloween episode. A scene near the end has Gonzo compliment Ms. Nanny on her costume, and we cut to her head, but she’s wearing a robot head, so we still don’t know what she looks like.

    He might be joking, but according to Tom Warburton, during the first screening of the episode’s animatic, Ms. Nanny was apparently wearing The Mandalorian helmet. It was apparently put in by Jeremy Jensen (who directed the episode).

    I can’t help but get some chuckles from little moments like this.

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  10. I saw the trailer for the new animated movie Ron’s Gone Wrong, and right off the bat, I’ve got a bone to pick with this film: Not only does the lead character, a kid named Barney (really?) have a girl in his class that he’s secretly crushing on (wow, never saw that before, well, not before noon!), but at home he lives with his father and grandmother. That’s right, we have yet another kid protagonist in a kid’s movie with a crush and only one parent, and the missing parent is his mother, because of course it is. Geez, you’re only about the kabillionth movie to ever do this. Why not just throw in a bully character in there as well and have the whole trifecta of tired cliches? There are other ways to evoke sympathy for the young protagonist besides making them half an orphan. This is why I watch so few of the animated features; I’m so tired of seeing the same tropes getting trotted out over and over and over again. Could someone please think outside of the freakin’ box?

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    1. This film surprised me by getting a theatrical release; I saw the trailer, it looks like it’s got Netflix stamped all over it.

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  11. Dana Terrace went to Reddit, where she went over details over the cancellation of The Owl House. Some interesting information includes

    1. Every show has been affected by the pandemic, meaning the budget for every show is slashed to some degree. The Owl House is no exception. She was lucky to get the season 3 specials.

    2. While there have been countries who are hesitant, or outright hate, LGBTQ content, she still received a good deal of support.

    3. Ratings were solid even during the rise of streaming. She just feels that they’re incomplete. They’re not telling the full story.

    4. The decision to cancel the show was made around the time of Agony Of A Witch, which is near the end of season 1.

    5. The most deciding factor is with how heavily the show clashes with the Disney brand, due to skewing older and having more serialization.

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  12. A third How To Train Your Dragon series is coming to Hulu and Peacock on December 23, and is set in the present day. Unlike with the preschool oriented Rescue Riders series (which returns with new episodes on November 24), this seems to be for a slightly older audience, similar to the 2012 How To Train Your Dragon series. I liked both shows enough, so this should be interesting.

    https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/dreamworks-announces-new-how-to-train-your-dragon-spinoff-series/

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    1. I’m not a huge fan of How to Train Your Dragon, but a Dragons series set in the present is an interesting take on the franchise. The article also mentions a little kid’s show called Dreamworks Dragons: Rescue Riders, which I’ve never heard of before today.

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      1. Dragons Rescue Riders is a preschool show due to it being marketed as a DreamWorks Jr show (one of the earliest attempts at DreamWorks breaking into preschool programming) , much like with what you’d see on Disney Junior and Nick Jr. It premiered on Netflix in September 2019, with the Netflix run ending in November 2020 before new episodes moved to Peacock (much like a lot of recent DreamWorks content). This new Dragons series is definitely not a preschool show.

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