Posts Tagged ‘Action’

Not too long ago I stumbled upon an interesting show on The History Channel called Life After People. It used scientific findings to predict what life “after people” would be like for planet earth. Well I don’t have any scientific findings here but I thought I’d apply their gimmick to a post mortem timeline for the late great Toonami block. It’s been over 2 years and much has changed. In fact, so much has changed that a lot of people probably did not even notice everything that has happened since Toonami was taken off the air. Action animation and anime have found new venues and are now more available to viewers than ever before. So without further ado I present to you, life after Toonami.
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Tower Prep is a failure. Cartoon Network’s newest live-action series has been a complete ratings flop, despite relentless advertising campaigns that included an iPod Touch giveaway. I don’t know what Cartoon Network is looking for, but this show clearly does not have it. Last night, I watched an episode of Tower Prep, and while I was far from impressed, I have to admit it was creative, fun, and perfectly watchable. But the main lasting impression I got from watching Tower Prep was that the people in charge, both the creator and the executives, were fish-out-of-water. They certainly wanted it to succeed, and they wanted it to be good too. They just didn’t know what they were doing.

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Hey folks it’s Sketch here. On the heat of some very interesting acquisitions from Viacom and Disney I’ll talk about how the current race for action entertainment dominance on youth television came about in recent years.
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