Mike Tyson Comes to [adult swim]

Mike Tyson Comes to [adult swim] by Jerry Whitworth   In the world of professional boxing, few hold the prestige of Mike Tyson. The youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles and the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles at the same time (the only heavyweight to also unify those titles), Tyson’s career was marred by scandals like being found guilty of rape and later biting the ear...

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Vortexx and the Death of Saturday Toons

Vortexx and the Death of Saturday Toons by Jerry Whitworth   News broke late May that Vortexx, the children’s programming block on the CW, would be coming to an end to make way for live action programming for a more family-orientated audience. Vortexx holds the distinction of being the last block of syndicated Saturday morning cartoons in the United States. Where channels like ABC, CBS, and NBC once dominated the market,...

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Top 10 Action Series Canceled by Cartoon Network
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Top 10 Action Series Canceled by Cartoon Network

Top 10: Action Series Canceled by Cartoon Network by Jerry Whitworth   With the exit of Stu Snyder, manager of Cartoon Network, fans can’t help but reflect on negative advents during his seven year run at the channel. Most notable for his desire to move toward live action and reality series he championed at CN (a focus that lost the company creator Craig McCracken of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary...

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The End Of Young Justice

The End of Young Justice by Jerry Whitworth   On January 28, 2013, multiple sources have confirmed the end of the animated series Young Justice on Cartoon Network (as well as Green Lantern: The Animated Series). The show, which featured a group of young superheroes working under the Justice League of America, is the latest series from Greg Weisman to be canceled after only two seasons (his last series Spectacular Spider-Man...

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The Return of Megas XLR?

The Return of Megas XLR? by Jerry Whitworth   Created by New York’s School of Visual Arts students George Krstic and Jody Schaeffer, Megas XLR was conceived by Krstic while playing a video game with Schaeffer as a series that combines elements of cartoons, anime, comic books, video games, and more in an animated series. Using Schaeffer’s high end computer, the pair were joined by fellow SVA alumni Tony Cupo and Chris...

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