Thursday, January 31, 2008

Some mo' old hollywood bull slap!!!

RIP: Kids WB!
by jerry
October 3, 2007 8:55 am

Bye Bye Batman, Tom & Jerry, and The Legion of Super Heroes. Hello more Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and crap like that.

Variety is reporting that The CW will shut down Kids’ WB! at the end of this season and turn Saturday mornings over to 4Kids Entertainment (which has taken over Fox’s Saturday morning kids block for the past six years). According to Variety:

Under the five-year pact, 4Kids will program five hours of children’s programming between 7 a.m. and noon on Saturdays on the CW starting September 2008. 4Kids will handle all national commercial advertising, and will share in ad revenue with the CW.

The CW is the last broadcast network to air original kids programming produced in-house. With one less outlet for homegrown animated shows, this announcement is another blow to the local SoCal production community.

On the plus side, it’s one less outlet for the perennial spin-offs of Scooby Doo. Zoinks!



What the heck is wrong with these people! I can't believe CW is closing KidsWB!! They have much better programing than 4kids tv! What's going to happen to Legion of Superheroes , The Batman, and the new Spectacular Spiderman designed by the hipster character designer Sean"Cheeks' Galloway. Man I'm soo mad. Disney closed then re-opened, Warner Bros Closed it's feature animation, Fox closed theres years ago, Nickelodian cancelled Danny Phantom ( a hit show at it's peak) what the heck man where am I going to work!!? I'm not hating on anime on 4 kids but, they pick the crappiest ones and repeat Wb classics. Man this some of that old bull slap yallz!!


macaronni said...

Seems like the industry likes Anime better.. But that's the thing, people are missing out the really good ones so it gives the mainstream a fixed idea what Anime is.

Hopefully the good ones will be noticed too :(

Grant Alexander said...

Saaaaayyyy Whaaaaaa! I don't know if I can believe it. Batman is heavily anime influenced so I don't think they will just drop it.

We'll see.

Hope all is well sir. Keep workin' hard. I believe Yahweh will give us favor, but we have to do the work. And in this art world no one will give us handouts, you've got to be just as good as the next guy.

Regardless, stay positive and focused and never give up.

StudioRisingStar said...

Thanks for the shout out Macaronni and finally Grant Alexander!!! It's great hearing from you!


Chinamouse said...

With our internationally influenced, rapidly changing entertainment industry it makes one feel like one needs to constantly play catch up or shake our head in collective disapproval. We can only hope that we can catch on to the right "wave" trend to "break off a little piece of that sumthin' sumthin'" for ourselves.

I think it is up to us (the consumers) to make our feelings known through the only way companies know how; with our $.

Thanks for visiting my blog. You probably don't know me but I used to talk to you in the Mac Lab in the evenings and sometimes catch you at the Powell Bldg (but if you're Animation or Illustration that's a lot of people.) Anyhow thanks again!