Chowder creator C. H. Greenblatt has confirmed that Carton Network has canceled the show, currently in post-production of its third season. Greenblatt jokes on his blog, “I haven’t had a break like this in a long, long time. Now I can relax and do all sorts of fun things like finish Final Fantasy XII since I need something to quell my occasional World of Warcraft tremors.”
Don’t count Greenblatt out though, as he’s got new show ideas already in development: “Chowder has opened up a lot of awesome possibilities for me, and creatively I’m feeling more inspired than ever. There are some new ideas I’m working on that will hopefully find a good home somewhere in the next year.”
Lastly, Greenblatt addresses Chowder’s future: “We’re still finishing up lots of good episodes. I think you’ll see that we hit a really good groove third season. My biggest worry before we were cancelled was what would happen to the crew, but luckily, a large chunk of them got hired over at Disney on a new project.”
Via Daily Cartoonist
Cake Distribution has sold Total Drama Action, the spin-off to Total Drama Island, to Cartoon Network. Total Drama Island has been a huge hit on Cartoon Network’s Thursday night line-up and has developed a huge following both on-air and online.
Viewers on Total Drama Island’s Web site have created more than two million unique avatars within three months of the series premiere.
Total Drama Action picks up where Total Drama Island left off and takes 15 of the original contestants to a new location — a deserted film studio lot. New to the concept will be a number of talk-show episodes where former contestants and fans comment on the competition. Total Drama Action is currently in production and premieres in 2009.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars broke the Cartoon Network record for most-watched series premiere in network history on Friday. The one-hour premiere was the #1 program from 9-10 p.m. among all major kids networks in kids 6-11, kids 2-11, tweens 9-14, teens 12-7 and persons 2+, earning triple-digit increases compared to the same time period last year.
The premiere also attracted the largest tweens 9-14 audience for any premiere of an original series in Cartoon Network’s 16-year history.