Cartoon Network Creates The Cartoonstitute

Artist-Led Division To Create Huge Volume of Animated Content

Apr 03, 2008, 01:00 ET from Cartoon Network

    ATLANTA, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its long-standing
 tradition of developing innovative and original animated content, Cartoon
 Network announced today the creation of The Cartoonstitute, a new
 initiative designed to dramatically increase the animation development
 slate for the network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Studios, The
 Cartoonstitute will endeavor to create up to 150 pieces of programming over
 a period of 20 months.
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     A veritable think tank for animators, the program will be artist-led
 and spearheaded by animation veterans Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls,
 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) and Rob Renzetti (My Life as a Teenage
 Robot, Dexter's Laboratory), who will create an in-house, all-star team of
 artists, directors, storyboarders and writers generating content suitable
 for distribution across a number of platforms. McCracken will serve as
 executive producer and Renzetti as supervising producer reporting to Rob
     "The Cartoonstitute will create an unprecedented swift development
 track for animated pilots," said Rob Sorcher, Chief Content Officer for
 Cartoon Network. "This program is unique in that it is run by artists
 themselves who understand what it takes to create the right environment for
 success. The Cartoonstitute continues the tradition of Cartoon Network
 being the best place for ground-breaking animation and will create a new
 generation of show runners in addition to fantastic new animated content
 for Cartoon Network."
     Cartoon Network (, currently seen in more than 91
 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner
 Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service offering the best in
 original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and
 families. Overnight from 10:30 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares
 its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing
 original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.
     Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and
 programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media
 environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the

SOURCE Cartoon Network