Friday, September 8, 2017

Work Around Town

I'm out of the cartoon biz (retired and gone fishing), but not out of knowledgable contacts who know what TV projects are being made where. Also too, there is the internet. That's always helpful.

Cartoon Network

Powerpuff Girls

Ben 10

Mighty Maja-Swords

Steven Universe

Clarence (wrapping up)

We Bare Bears

Ok-Ko Lets Be Hero's

Splittin' Rent (aka "Close Enough" -- see Adult Swim)

Summer Camp Island

Apple and Onion

Craig of the Creek

Note that CN is using more freelance board artists, which has its issues.

Adult Swim

Close Enough (aka Splittin' Rent)

Victor & Valentino

Infinity Train

Tiggle Winks

Warner Bros. Animation

Unikitty

Be Cool Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo Wild West

Lego Scooby Doo

(There are a plethora of Scoobs.)

Lego Justice League

Wabbit

Bunnicula

Justice League Action (wrapped-waiting for pick up)

Mike Tyson Mysteries

Teen Titans Go!* (working on 5th season - updated)

DC Superhero Girls

Green Eggs and Ham

Wacky Racers

New Scooby Doo series (headed up by Chris Bailey)

Young Justice

Lego Movie sequel

November 28th update: Here's the skinny on "Teen Titans Go!". WB Animation is now in production on the 5th season of the show. Fewer shows for this season, but the work should take the crew into mid-2018. WBA has hired a separate crew to work on the 70-minite "TTG!" feature now in work. (Note: This comes from a supervising director at another studio who usually knows most everything going on at various studios.)

Hasbro

Micronauts (produced in Ireland)

Stretch Armstrong (finishing up)

Nickelodeon

Bunsen is a Beast (Butch Hartman)

Sponge Bob

The Loud House

Harvey Beaks (ending)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (reboot)

Wally Kazam (ending)

Shimmer and Shine

Pinky Malinky

Glitch Tech

Hey Arnold Movie

Rocko's Modern Life

Henry Danger (animated series)

Disney TV Animation

Micky's Roadster Racers

Star vs The Forces of Evil

Puppy Capers

Sophia the First (wrapping up)

Future Worm

Tangled

Duck Tales

Milo Murphy's Law (Dan & Swampy)

Wicked World

The Lion Guard (Disney Jr. "Baby Lion King")

The Three Caballeros

Muppet Babies

Country Club

Big Hero Six

Amphibio-land (Kim Robertson)

Elena of Avalor

Dreamworks Animation TV

Veggie Tales

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Rocky and Bullwinkle

King Julian

Dino Trucks

Puss in Boots

Home

Voltron

Dragons

Dragons Jr (young viewer)

Harvey Girls (Aliki)

Capt. Underpants

Spirit Riding Free

Trolls

Boss Baby

Minions

Starz - Film Roman

(Sold to Lions Gate)

Rough Draft

New Matt Groening show

Mega Man

Frederator

Costume Quest (for Amazon)

Paramount Animation

Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes

Amusement Park

The Spongebob Movie 3

The Loud House Movie

Paramount Animation has two movies schedule for 2019, the long gestating Amusement Park and the third installment of "Spongebob", which has seen its production schedule start and stop a couple of times. My info is that "SB 3" is now on hiatus.

Bento Box

Bob's Burgers

Legends

Fox Animation (on Alameda and Wilshire)

Family Guy

American Dad

The Simpsons

Marvel

Avengers Assemble

Guardians of the Galaxy

Spider-man

Titmouse/Robin Red Breast

Moon Beam

Megalopolis

Super Jail

The Venture Brothers

Nico and the Sword of Light (Amazon)

Big Mouth (Netflix)

Activision

Skylanders Academy (union freelance only)

Renegade

ABC Mouse (Flash)

Star Burns Industries

Rick and Morty (for Adult Swim - Rick and Morty LLC)

Animals

Shadow Machine

Bo Jack Horsemen

Dad Boner

Six Point/Six Point 2

Apollo Gauntlet (for Adult Swim)

Star Chaser pilot

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Wreck-It Ralph 2

Frozen 2

Gigantic

Wild Canary

Sheriff Callie's Wild West

Puppy Capers

Bureau of Magic

Lost in Oz

Stupid Buddies Stoodio

Robot Chicken

Buddy Thunderstruck

SuperMansion

Mattel

Leodoro Productions

F is for Family

Reel FX

Various development work

Universal

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Curious George

Dream East Pictures

Magic Deer(ended)

Illumination Entertainment Studios

Secret Life of Pets 2

Splash/Moonscoop

Rough Draft

Clash of Clans (YouTube) season 1 (ending)

Disenchantment (Matt Groening)

Animation continues to thrive in Los Angeles, but there is increasing competition for some job categories. Studios continue to corral costs where they can, and "New Media" work continues, with increases in production for "subscription video on demand" (new media) down the road. (As always, the list above is not totally comprehensive. Feel free to report mistakes and gaps. I'm not omniscient.)

48 comments:

  1. "Splittin' Rent" and "Close Enough" are the same show. Thanks for the list Steve!

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    1. Except Splittin Rent is a working title.

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    Spirit Riding Free at DWTV
    Thanks

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  3. Thanks for the corrections! I'll include them.

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  4. When you say "wrapping-up" on Sofia the First, do you mean just season 4 or the whole show? Has it been cancelled?

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  5. My understanding was the show was at (or near) the end of its run. But my understanding may be out of date. I no longer have all the facts at my fingertips. Sadly.

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  6. You put that Teen Titans Go! is finishing up. What are your sources on this? Also, how reliable is it that Infinity Train and Victor and Valentino are on Adult Swim?

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  7. I saw LEGO Scooby-Doo and LEGO Justice League are in the works, but will they be full-length TV shows?

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  8. Matthew and Comkid: Understand that this post is several months old, and so now out of date. My sources are supervising directors on the TV side of the industry.

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  9. I know it's outdated, but I'm still a bit confused on the Adult Swim line.

    Close Enough I assume is the new series from JG Quintel. But the series is to be aired on TBS. Infinity Train and Victor and Valentino were Cartoon Network shows.

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  10. Question: is Infinity train a confirmed series and will be airing on Adult Swim?

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    1. From my spies and stoolies:

      "Close Enough" is a prime time animated series that J.G. created that will air on TBS. [So Royoga? You are correct.]

      "Infinity Train" is currently in production, but as far as I know they only have an order for 10 half hours. It is not an adult swim show as far as I know. But you never know...

      My other informant says that "Infinity Train" is a mini-series. -- Hulett

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    2. Thank you for the info. You probably already know this, but a lot are asking about Teen Titans GO and that many in social media and Youtube are talking about the possibility of TTG ending based on your list alone. I would point out that Steven Universe is reaching the 150 episode or so mark of the original series order and there is no word so far (based on recent Cartoon Network announcements for this year) that CN would order additional episodes of that series. As you point out in an earlier comment, the list is outdated and may have changed, so not to be taken at face value without additional info.

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    3. Regarding "Steven Universe", one of my insiders says "SU" is on hiatus and will return to production (he thinks). More on "Teen Titans GO" when I have info.

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  11. I understand that the list of currently cartoons in productions is not completed,
    but WHERE is a Felix The Cat reboot when DreamWorks announced it since last year?

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  12. Also missing is “3Below” on Dreamworks TV.

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  13. Can you please clarify what you meant regarding Justice League's Action status, is the show finished or were they undecided if they wanted to make more of it? Also, are Infinity Train and Victor and Valentino really greenlit?

    I would really appreciate an answer.

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  14. You putted 2 kid-friendly shows on Adult Swim.

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  15. When you say that Teen Titans GO! is finishing up do you mean that they're finishing up production or the 4th season?

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    1. I'm waiting for a supervising director at CN to get back to me. Being as how I'm retired, have no idea how long that will be. I plan to put up a new "Work around Town" early in the New Year. ...

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  16. I know this is old, but TTG! will not end. IT, and V&V are in the wrong spot. Sure Wikipedia says Wallykazam ended and it didn't doesn't mean it will end. W-pedia has loads of wrong info. What are your sources of Harvey Beaks ending? TMNT will probably get a reboot, and I know what Pinky Malinky and Glitch Techs is coming in 2018. Although say Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie or Jungle Movie, aswell Rockos's Modern Life: Static Clang way, and say The Adventures of Kid Danger. How do you know Clarence is ending, and Close Enough and Splitin' Rent are the same thing! Not a joke, you need A-LOT of explaining to do!

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  17. The Nickelodeon List is Missing Welcome to the Wayne.

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  18. There's also an upcoming Kung Fu Panda animated series, though strangely, that's coming to Amazon instead of Netflix, as per the contract between Netflix and Dreamworks.

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  19. O-Kaaay.

    Here's the skinny on "Teen Titans Go!". WB Animation is now in production on the 5th season of the show. Fewer shows for this season, but the work should take the crew into mid-2018. WBA has hired a separate crew to work on the 70-minite "TTG!" feature now in work. (Note: This comes from a supervising director at another studio who usually knows most everything going on at various studios.)

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    1. Your supervising director at another studio got almost everything wrong. We are in production on the 5th season. It's another full 52 11-minute episode season. And WBA did NOT hire a separate crew to work on the 80-minute (at least) movie. The same crew that brings you the TV show is working on the movie. Shouldn't be any other way!

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    2. Okay, good to know. I'm retired and out of the loop on the minutia, and so rely on others. You should have weighed in earlier. Would have saved me doling out wrong info.

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  20. Oh you updated TTG by saying Working on 5th Season. Good

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  21. Are we sure The Loud House Movie is still a thing? I hope it is, but the firing of Chris Savino over his scandal has me worried. And are we to assume that Trolls, Boss Baby, and Captain Underpants are all getting shows, since they're listed under DreamWorks TV?

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  22. So is Rocko getting a full on revival since you didn't list it as the film (Static Cling)? I'm aware that as of this writing Hey Arnold is apparently getting ready for a possible full on revival with a sixth season as well.

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  23. Hello, i am wondering if you have any information on if the BABYMETAL animation project is still in the works?

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    1. No info, sad to say. (I can't keep going back to the Well of Knowledge, as the directors are busy.) But I will see what I can do.

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  24. Regarding Harvey Beaks, production of that show is pretty much done and is only a matter of when Nickelodeon will air the remaining episodes in the US. It's Russia branch, already aired the final episodes a few months ago.

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  25. You said that some Cartoon Network shows are going to be on Adult Swim. Is there going to be a new network of Adult Swim Jr, home to Infinity Train and Victor & Valentino?

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    1. Gigantic WAS cancelled ... or at least put on the shelf. (Nothing is ever totally dead. "Wreck-It Ralph" became comatose when it was called "Joe Jump", but kept coming back to life.)

      WDAS usually has multiple projects in development. They frown on projects that they haven't announced to be put out there on the internet. I was guilty of that a number of time while I was The Animation Guild's business rep, and the big Mouse got ticked.

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  27. Tiggle Winks maybe need an update.
    I saw a pilot with TV-Y7 rating and CN logo.

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  28. What's the Alvin and the Chipmunks project at Universal?

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  29. I will research and put up a new "Work Around Town" in January. Can somebody tell me why all the new questions to his ancient post? Did somebody link it someplace?

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    1. Probably because CN Schedule Archives(@CNSchedules on twitter) made a couple of tweets linking this post recently.

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    2. Ah. KNEW there had to be a reason. I will get working on a new, updated post. Don't want to keep coming back to this old news. Thanks Jens!

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  31. I understand that you may not want to answer, due to it being an old post, but can you shed some light on Rough Draft's Megaman? Last thing the public heard was that it was done up by Man of Action Entertainment and Denetsu. Has it changed studios?

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    1. Rough Draft informs me that they are not working on Megaman. (They might be prevented from admitting what they're doing, but that's what they're saying.)

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