February 25, 1999 |
For years we've heard rumblings that the Internet will displace television. That rumor moved one step closer to reality this week when the primarily TV-based Cartoon Network extended its programming to the Web (http://www.cartoonnetwork.com) and introduced two interactive, online cartoons.
April 10, 2005
Laura MILLER must be living a grim and unimaginable life to be so disturbed by the Jack Bauer character played by Kiefer Sutherland in "24." In her effort to attack "24," Miller instantly loses any credibility by acknowledging "24" is "a bona fide hit." Why is she so angry that "24" appeals to a wide audience that is quite satisfied with the show, its characters, plotlines and locations? She complains that there is no fun? She should try watching the Cartoon Network if she needs some "fun" in her life.
March 23, 2002 |
Splashy music, schmaltzy tributes, rambling speeches from two-dimensional characters. Yep, it's Oscar weekend, but think of this as a warmup for Sunday's extravaganza: The Cartoon Network presents a slightly tongue-in-cheek praise-fest of its own tonight at 7, the "1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special ... Live! ... In Stereo."
August 28, 2002 |
Cartoon Network has long played with the mythology of its beloved characters. In clever promos and elaborate specials like the ones it would concoct around Super Bowl time, the network would mix and match its animated roster with a cutting modern wit. The channel had never actually gone to court, though, until now. The network has dusted off one of Hanna-Barbera's worst-conceived superhero characters, Birdman, and given him new life, as was done for Space Ghost before him.
June 19, 1998
Television OK, now that the American Film Institute has announced its 100 Greatest Movies, there's another important list to compile: The 100 Greatest Bugs Bunny Cartoons! Check out what's up, doc, on the Cartoon Network's 48-hour marathon. "June Bugs," 9 p.m., Cartoon Network (selected cable systems). * Pop Music Who needs VH1 when you've got "Ally McBeal"? Vonda Shepard will be doing songs from her hit soundtrack for the TV series tonight. John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd.