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DC Nation for Your Television

At its upfront presentation in New York today, Cartoon Network announced
the 2012 launch of DC Nation, an on-air and online programming block of
DC animation properties “populated with event programming,
interstitials, exclusive behind-the-scenes of theatrical production and
an insider look into the world of all things DC.” The block, whose
content will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation, is the latest effort
under Time Warner’s new mandate to better integrate DC Comics with the
company’s film and TV divisions.

DC Nation is part of Cartoon Network’s slate of new programming
presented to advertisers today, which includes 13 new animated series,
19 returning shows, and the network’s newest live-action scripted comedy
series, Level Up. DreamWorks Animation SKG CEO  Jeffrey
Katzenberg made an appearance to talk about the company’s half-hour
CG-animated series for Cartoon Network based on the film’s How to Train Your Dragon.   Additionally, the network announced  fourth season renewals for the LucasFilm Animation’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars and animated comedy reality show franchise, Total Drama.

Some stand out titles are listed below:

  • ThunderCats: The re-imagined animated
    series based on the beloved 80s classic tells the tale of a hero’s
    epic journey to fulfill his ultimate destiny.  On Third Earth, the
    kingdom of Thundera is being threatened by the evil sorcerer
    Mumm-Ra and young heir to the throne Lion-O embarks on a great
    quest to take his rightful place as king.  The unlikely champion,
    joined by his faithful comrades Tygra, Cheetara, Panthro, WilyKit,
    WilyKat and his loyal pet Snarf, must work together to save their
    world from darkness.
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series:
    Based upon the DC Comics super hero, the series is an all-new CG
    animated action series from Warner Bros.  As Earth’s Green
    Lantern, Hal Jordan is used to being in dangerous situations—but
    he’s never faced anything like this!  Set at the farthest reaches of
    deep space, Hal must face down an invasion from the Red Lantern
    Corps.  Hal is soon joined by an all-new group of heroes on a
    mission to protect Guardian Space —and the Green Lantern Corps
Green Lantern
  • DC Nation: A multi-platform, branded
    block of original programming and exclusive content based on the DC
    Comics library of legendary character properties, DC Nation
    is developed in partnership with Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. and
    DC Entertainment.  The all-new venture will harness the
    publishing, theatrical and television assets together for one
    powerful on-air block on Cartoon Network with exclusive online

Cartoon Network Announces New Series Slate, DC Nation Block At Upfront –  Deadline 

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