Cartoon Network preparing first live-action movie
by Adam Finley, posted Oct 6th 2006 11:59AM
Production is currently underway for Re-Animated, the first live-action movie from Cartoon Network. Actually, the made-for-TV movie will include both live-action and animated elements, telling the story of a young boy named Jimmy Roberts who has his brain replaced with the brain of a famous dead cartoonist named Milt Appleday after an accident at the Gollyworld amusement park. The transplant causes Jimmy to see cartoon characters everywhere he goes. Paul Reubens, Brian Posehn, Ellen Greene and Tom Kenny provide the voices of the characters. The movie was created and scripted by Adam Pava and Tim McKeon, who also worked on The Life and Times of Juniper Lee and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Given the talent assembled for this project, it sounds like it could be entertaining, at least for the younger crowd it's obviously geared towards. No word yet on when it will air.