Are you ready for the return of everyone's favorite Sith Lord? I certainly hope so, because Darth Maul is making his long-awaited return to the spotlight this Friday in Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network! To make things even better Lucasfilm has hooked us up with a clip from this Friday's episode, “Brothers,” and you can watch it as many times as you want! Read More...

The Thundercats are returning to Cartoon Network for an all-new second season, but things are going to be a little different as the acclaimed series has earned itself a new time slot on Saturday mornings. Warner Bros. was nice enough to send over some clips from “New Alliances” and you can check them out along with some stills from the episode below. Read More...

Another batch of episodes from Cartoon Network's wildly popular ThunderCats reboot is on the way June 5th. Following the first set released back in October, Season One Book Two collects another eight episodes from the series in standard def, retailing for around $20.

More details about the disc including cover art, episodes, special features after the jump.
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MTV Geek is pleased to present you with clips and images from the latest Young Justice episode, "Misplaced," which will air Saturday, March 3 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network:

When every adult on the planet disappears, only the team, Zatana and Billy Batson are left to defeat the five most powerful sorcerers on earth…


Young Justice: Season 1, ep. 19 'Misplaced' Clip 1


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Ben Bocquelet and Mic Graves are the minds behind the newest Cartoon Network hit, the format-bending The Amazing World of Gumball. Bocquelet is the creator of the series with Graves acting as the series director for the first show to come out of Cartoon Network’s European branch, and it was also the winner of one the Annie Awards’ Best Animated Production for Children over this past weekend—not bad for a show whose blend of 2D, 3D, and stop-motion elements and an unlikely mashup of talking animals, school humor, and strange creatures could easily be considered a gamble both technically and financially.

I spoke to Bocquelet and Graves on the eve of the awards about the show and its surprise success as we try to break down the alchemy that makes the show simply work so well.
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[Update: we've got word that on Friday, series co-creator Seth Green will be Skyping in at 4 PM ET for "Sexy Time" on RobotChicken.com. You can submit questions to him over Twitter using the hashtag #robotchickenlove.]

Happy Syndication-ing, Seth and Matt!
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The next assortment of episodes from the Cartoon Network series is coming to DVD on March 6th.
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The animated series gets a new episode for the holidays and an unorthodox rerun scheme.
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Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL

The fighting genre is a tough one to break into and change. Games like "Street Fighter" and "Mortal Kombat" have long and illustrious histories, whereas newer games like "BlazBlue" and "Marvel vs. Capcom" are trying to bring a new look and feel while still maintaining many elements of the classics. However, there's one relatively new game that was able to break the mold, and really introduce something new to fighting games, "Super Smash Bros." Combining cartoony graphics with precision gameplay has spawned a whole sub-genre of brawlers. With its highly recognizable roster the latest game to enter the fray is Crave Games' "Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL." Can it really throw down against such fierce competition?

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It's time for a preview of a new episode of Cartoon Network's hit series, ThunderCats! "Into The Astral Plane" airs this Friday, November 18th at 8:30/7:30c:

The Cats are ready to retrieve the stone from the "Astral Plane" in the Elephant Village, but find it overtaken by Grunea and Mumm-Ra's forces. Plus, Tygra and Cheetara's early relationship to one another is revealed.

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[Update: Now with the official trailer!]

During Friday's sneak peek at the new Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Cartoon Network ran a brief, minute-and-a-half teaser for their previously announced DC Nation block of programming. Set to premiere sometime in 2012,* it will be a dedicated slot in Cartoon Network's schedule for GL, as well as the returning Young Justice, animated and live-action shorts, and intersitials. While both CN and DC were light on details about the other titles appearing in this block, it looks like some of the DCU Animated features might show up in there include tie-ins to the upcoming Gotham City Imposters game as well as Plastic Man, both of which I can get behind.
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It's time for a preview of a new episode of Cartoon Network's hit series, ThunderCats! "The Forest of Magi Oar" airs this Friday, November 11th at 8:30/7:30c:

Sent by the Elephants to the Forest of Magi Oar, Lion-O must learn to master Sight Beyond Sight before returning to the Elephant Village. The ThunderCats encounter a group of paper warriors with a dark secret.

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The newest entry in the DC Animated Universe, Green Lantern: The Animated Series is coming to Cartoon Network this Friday. And with that in mind, we've got a clip from the very first episode, featuring actor Josh Keaton (Marvel Superhero Squad, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths as the voice of the ring-slinging space cop, Hal Jordan. From the synopsis below and the media that's been released so far about the series, it sounds like the series is going all the way with Lantern mythology, particularly the warring color spectrum. No word on whether the Red Lanterns will retain their corrosive blood vomit powers.

Here's the synopsis from the premiere episode:

In the first part of the two-part series premiere episode, ace test pilot Hal Jordan (voiced by JOSH KEATON), who leads a secret life as Earth's guardian Green Lantern, is called back to Oa. Searching for the culprits behind a series of Green Lantern deaths in "Frontier Space", Hal and his gruff fellow Green Lantern Kilowog (voiced by KEVIN MICHAEL RICHARDSON) “commandeer” The Interceptor, a prototype spaceship powered by pure Green Lantern energy and an advanced artificial intelligence system that Hal names Aya (voiced by GREY DeLISLE).

In the second half of the two-part series premiere episode, Hal and Kilowog discover that a group of Red Lanterns, including the conflicted Razer (voiced by JASON SPISAK) and the vile Zilius Zox (voiced by TOM KENNY) have been targeting and eliminating Green Lanterns in Frontier Space. Along with the help from a surviving Frontier Space Green Lantern Shyir Rev (voiced by KURTWOOD SMITH), Hal and Kilowog must stop the Red Lantern leader Atrocitus (voiced by JONATHAN ADAMS) from destroying Shyir's home planet of Colony 12.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series premieres Friday, November 11th at 7 PM ESTon Cartoon Network.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series Season 1, Ep. 1 'Beware My Power...Green Lantern's Light' Clip

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The ThunderCats crew visit Elephant Village 

It's time for a preview of a new episode of Cartoon Network's hit series, ThunderCats! "Sight Beyond Sight" airs this Friday, November 4th at 8:30/7:30c:

The Cats track the location of the first stone to the mystical Elephant Village, but Lion-O can't find the specific location and the forgetful Elephants no longer remember where it is. Lion-O must learn to use Sight Beyond Sight and interpret the consequences of his actions when he inadvertently invites an attack on the village

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A scene from Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole

[Updated 10/29 12:25 AM: In the original publication, the show's puppet designer was mis-identified as Chris Calvi, when Chris Rabilwongse is the designer Mr. Stamatopoulos was describing.]

This weekend, Cartoon Network is giving us all a Halloween treat with a mini-marathon of the stop-motion, time-traveling neurotic monster comedy, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole. The show’s creator is, Dino Stamatopoulos, who was also responsible for religion-skewering Moral Orel, and who you might recognize as the shifty Star-burns on NBC’s Community. The series features a droll, immortal Dr. Victor Frankenstein who tinkers in his lab which is situated conveniently near the time portal—the titular Frankenhole—where each week a visitor from history might pop out with a request for the good doctor’s assistance.

With a second season of Frankenhole on the way in December, we thought we’d talk to the show’s creator about building his stop-motion world, retooling the show for season two, the secret history of the cancellation of Moral Orel, and the boozy process behind coming up with some of the storylines for the show.
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