Cartoon Network goes live with 'Reanimated'

MUMBAI: Cartoon Network has announced the beginning of production on Reanimated, their first original movie that combines cartoon characters with live action.

Reanimated tells the story of 12-year-old Jimmy Roberts who, while visiting an amusement park, gets into a tragic accident and needs an emergency brain transplant. The doctors give him the frozen brain of a famous cartoonist, which enables Jimmy to see cartoons wherever he goes.

Casting is underway and the Los Angeles-based production will begin shooting this spring. Reanimatedwill premiere on Cartoon Network in August 2006.

"When we read the script for Reanimated, we thought it was innovative, irreverent and, most of all, funny. We knew we had to make it. We think when it's done the 'Cartoon Network' way, kids will enjoy seeing animation and the real world collide," said Cartoon Network executive vice president and general manager Jim Samples.

Reanimated is created by Adam Pava and Tim McKeon. Both were writers on Cartoon Network's hit series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and The Life & Times of Juniper Lee.

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