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Cartoon Network goes the live action way with its first original TV movie 'Re-Animated'

MUMBAI: Cartoon Network has announced the completion of principal photography on its first original live-action television movie, Re-Animated, which will combine elements of live-action and animation.


When we decided to venture into the territory of live-action we knew it was going to have to be an event like nothing we‘ve ever done before," said Cartoon Network senior vice president, programming and development Michael Ouweleen.


"And even though we are featuring live-action characters, it still had to be done the Cartoon Network way. Re-Animated has proven to be that kind of project," Ouweleen added.


The project, about a 12-year-old boy whose life is turned upside down after an accident at an amusement park, was announced in March at a Cartoon Network presentation and is currently in post-production with a premiere date yet to be determined, informs an official release.


Dominic Janes (Alex Taggert on ER) stars as 12-year-old Jimmy Roberts, who while visiting the famous Gollyworld Park, has an accident with the park trolley that requires an emergency brain transplant. Gollyworld doctors give him the frozen brain of the famous cartoonist Milt Appleday (comedy veteran Fred Willard), which enables Jimmy to see a whole world of cartoon characters who turn his life upside down wherever he goes.


Re-Animated is created and written by Adam Pava and Tim McKeon, who were writers on Cartoon Network‘s hit series Foster‘s Home for Imaginary Friends and The Life & Times of Juniper Lee. The film is directed by New York-based filmmaker Bruce Hurwit. The film is a Renegade Animation, Appleday Pictures, and Cartoon Network production.

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