Cartoons, Comics, TV

Cartoon Network Raises the Green Lantern

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From the Hollywood Reporter:

Turner’s Cartoon Network is planning a “Green
Lantern” animated series.

Phil
Kent, chairman and CEO of Time Warner’s Turner networks unit, showed a
slide with some of Cartoon Network’s original programming here Thursday
at TW’s investor day.

It included the title “Green Lantern: The
Animated Series.”

Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Barry Meyer later
in the day mentioned this as an example of increasing collaboration and
coordination between his unit and Turner. He said the Cartoon show is
based on the DC Comics character and Warner’s “Green Lantern”  movie,
scheduled for a June 17, 2011 release.

The TV series is expected
to launch as soon as fall, 2011.

Nice! You know, say what you want about Geoff Johns Skittles-inspired take on Green Lantern mythology, but all those different colored Lanterns would make for a great kids’ cartoon — I think boys would eat that shit up. I think it would be a smart move for WB/DC to use that as the basis for the cartoon, although I’m sure some of you disagree. There’s also the incredibly small, highly unlikely chance that this will be a Dini/DCUC show — hey, they haven’t said it isn’t yet, right? A nerd can dream.

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