Cartoon Network announces game plan for 2007

 MUMBAI: At the Cartoon Network Upfront event held in New York, Cartoon Network announced its programming line-up for 2007. Following the launches of Class of 3000; Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends original movie, "Good Wilt Hunting;" and the network's first-ever live-action movie, Re-Animated, Cartoon Network has announced five new original series in 2007.

The network also showed a sneak peek of its previously announced Massively Multi-Player Game, scheduled for 2008, and also introduced a new after school franchise called Master Control, allowing kids to choose what they want to watch starting in the late summer.

According to an official statement issued by the network, the new original series include Santo which is working title for animated action series which is about an iconic wrestler, an animated comedy Chowder, a comedy-action series The Secret Saturdays, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and live-action and animation combo Re-Animated.

Turner Entertainment Group president Mark Lazarus said, "We've been on a strong run over the last few months on every platform with our content and our commitment to our core audience continues on all levels."

"Last year we saw tremendous growth by extending our brand into new areas of programming," said Cartoon Network senior vice president of development and creative direction Michael Ouweleen. "We had great success by always being 'on it' for kids in whatever environment they wanted to enjoy the Cartoon Network experience and we are looking forward to growing even more with this new slate of programs and special events."

In addition, it was announced that the hit series from André "3000" Benjamin and Tom Lynch, Class of 3000, has been greenlit for its second season and will kick things off with a high energy musical event, adds the release.

The network also announced special events outlined for the year like Cartoon Network Invaded, Props which recognizes kid talent in different spheres and Ben 10 which brings the animated series into a live-action movie.

Previously, the network announced CallToons, a mobile application technology that allowed characters to take over kids mobile phones.


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