News that the show would receive a Blu-Ray set also made Spidey fans happy.
Godzilla: The Series: "What? A cartoon version of the American Godzilla movie? This is going to su- Is he fighting other monsters? Atomic breath?! Holy crap, this is gonna be awesome!"
Still images of the character designs showed up on the internet long before it premiered, which was met with near universal disdain. Then at Comic-Con they showed the opening sequence (later cut down in length) that showed those designs in motion along with a cool updating of the original theme. What was proven is that this show has people Running the Asylum, with more Mythology Gags than can barely be contained on one location.
As of 2013, Alexandre Astier is making an Astérix film? And it's Le Domaine des Dieux? And — holy crap — Roger Carel went out of retirement to voice Astérix? Hu—rray!
"Turtles Forever? Sounds like it's gonna be a bad movi- Wait a second, are those the 1987 Turtles? Awesome!" is probably what many a fan said when they found out it's a crossover.
And the fact movie favorites Tokka and Rahzar are also making an appearance as well.
SWAT Kats is being released on DVD? SWAT Kats?! I don't care that it isn't being remastered, and is only available on-demand, THE RADICAL SQUADRON IS BACK!
Speaking of, I wonder what happened to those rumors of a revival series in the works. Ah, well, guess they were just tha- What's this? Emails from the creators? Confirmation of a remake in the works? OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE LET THIS NOT BE A HOAX!
Yeah, but what other cartoons are in that Warner archive collection? Wait... the Dragon's Lair cartoon? Maybe... The Pirates of Dark Water?? THE SUPERSTARS 10 MOVIES THEY NEVER AIR ON BOOMERANG????!!!!! HERE'S MY CREDIT CARD!!!!!
It's been so long since Disney aired their oldcartoons...hey, IS THAT 101 DALMATIANS: THE SERIES ON THE DISNEY CHANNEL!? WE MIGHT BE SAVED!
Similarly, Nick has announced they're going to air their entire 90s lineup.
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. The trailers on Cartoon Network and in the Warner videos sparked interest. The dark, forboding opener of a castle in a thunderstorm - meh, seen it before. Then a monster rips open doors to reveal...Fred, Velma and Daphne - together for the first time in more than 15 years. Thirty seconds later, that oh so beautiful theme song plays - and there was no doubt the Dork Age was over and Scooby Doo was BACK.
Nearly 5 years after its cancellation Futurama was revived in the form of 4 DVD movies. When an entire new series was announced not long after (to air on Comedy Central, no less, and not on the dreaded Fox), the reaction was vastly enthusiastic. Until Fox announced that they were looking for replacements for the original voice cast. They soon changed their mind. Rumor has it the announcement was just a move in the salary negotiation.
Man, it sucks that the last season of The Boondocks was the end. I'll go ahead and turn on the Ricky Smiley radio show... oh, hey, that's Granddad! That's pretty nea— DID HE JUST SAY AARON MCGRUDER IS WORKING ON SEASON 4? HELL YES!!!
Oh geez, The Ren & Stimpy Show is back? Let me guess, it's- WAIT JOHN K IS FINALLY RETURNING AND ALLOWED TO WORK ON HIS SHOW AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 13 YEARS?! AND IT'S ACTUALLY A GROWN UP VERSION OF THE SHOW FOR ALL OF THE ORIGINAL FANS TO COMPLETE WITH EDGY CONTENT LIKE SOUTH PARK AND FAMILY GUY? YES YES YES!
News that The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! would contain 12 self-contained episodes during its second season made fans who enjoyed the first season's serial format believe a decline in quality would become inevitable. Then, this little screenshot appeared. The complete Fantastic Four, Spider-Man (after reportedly suffering from some sort of Spider-Ban for several years), Luke Cage, and Iron Fist! And that might not be all of them!
While fans enjoyed the first several episodes of the second season, including the ones that officially brought most of the heroes in that picture into the EMH universe, many of them still dreaded the self-contained episodes. However, synopses soon promised a revenge story for Loki, and later, the return of Red Skull.
"So, Disney will include that Loki episode on one of their DVDs as a 'never-before-seen episode.' Since that DVD won't come until September, it can only mean that Disney XD will take one freakin' long break from this show after July... wait, they're gonna skip over that episode, to make sure we still get new material over the next few months? Great!"
Yet anotherSpider-Man show? Like it's ever gonna top Spectacular Spider-Man—Wait,Paul Dini is working on it? Things might be looking up...
Also, Man of Action Studios (the guys who created Ben 10 and Generator Rex) will also be part of the creative team. These two announcements have helped to win more than a few fans that were on the fence.
Wait, do my ears deceive me? THEY'RE NOT AIRING IT?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Though they are re-airing Stanley, a program by the same company and many of the same people, which went off around the time that Otter did.
Your ears did not deceive, but now they're about to hear music. Broadcasts of Otter on Disney Junior in the United States begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
Aw man, a newLion King show? It's probably gonna be kiddie and look like Kingdom Hearts... Wait, it's not an All-CGI Cartoon? And Kiara is in it (though her being a cub upset fans)?! Aw yeah! More hyenas is also a praised thing, along with the inclusion of a canonically good hyena.
There was also much rejoicing when it was announced they're bringing back the Outsider lions. And then in Season 2, SCAR rises from beyond the grave.
The Hub is going to begin showing TTA starting in July!
When CBeebies changed their extremely popular preschool-targeted series Waybuloo by shortening the length, adding a narrator, and eliminating the yogo segments (yogo being a gentle form of yoga), the reaction was predictable and immediate. Parents took to the BBC's message boards in droves complaining that neither they nor their children liked the new format. The BBC restored the program the very next day, resulting in happy shouts of "Buloo!" from children. (On the program, when the characters reach a state of great contentedness, they shout "Buloo!" and float in the air.)
It sure feels frustrating that Disney XD will get a whole new Avengerscartoon instead of another season of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but at least the cast has lots of talented people like Troy Baker and Laura Bailey.
The premiere is available through iTunes, for free!
Even Better! There is going to be a crossover between Phineas and Ferb and Avengers.
Speaking of Phineas and Ferb... it's getting a movie? And the boys find out about Perry's identity? AWESOME!
Wait, so "Meapless in Seattle" is no longer just a fake episode, and is actually getting made? YES!
They are going to be airing another Cliptastic Countdown at the end of June!
Dammit, Perry's identity is still a secret. Well, I guess since Status Quo Is God- wait a second... Perry revealed his identity to Stacy???? With no mind erasing like last time???
Three Words: Star Wars Crossover.
They are making a Phinabella episode and song! Yes, you heard that right!
Hey, what's this Gravity Falls thing? ...Wow, this looks awesome!
The best part is the fact it uses actual Disney animation as compared to Flash.
The season one finale, explaining further the origin of the journals, having a lot of heartwarming content, and to top it all off, revealing Stan has the first book behind his vending machine, a much-pondered cliffhanger from episode one? The second season is highly anticipated by the fans.
The second season? Yeah, late 2014. Wait, SUMMER 2014?? SQUEEEEEE!
"Not What He Seems" was a highly anticipated episode that revealed one of the shows greatest mysteries as well as confirming the popular theory that Stan has a twin brother who is the author of the journals!
AUGH!!! Disney's completely bastardized the Seven Dwarfs for The 7D. Looks like Disney completely given up on—hey, the Animaniacs staff is working on it? It's a maybe.
TELETOON RETRO IS HOLDING A 3 HOUR MARATHON OF GARFIELD AND FRIENDS ON SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2012? Horray! And that show never got a marathon in its entire life!
Also, new episodes of Garfield and Friends that aren't listed on the schedule? Yay!
After this marathon, different episodes will be shown at different times, when it used to be one episode a day.
In 1994, adult fans rejoiced when Kevin Meaney and Eddie Lawrence, two famous comedians, guest starred on the show.
After thirteen years of being stuck in the vault, DOUG'S 1ST MOVIE IS FINALLY ON DVD!!! (However, it's only available as part of the Disney Movie Club)
After five years, volume 4 of Animaniacs will finally be released to DVD!
It's coming to The Hub on Christmas Eve? Dreams do come true!
The dreams are only just beginning—they're continuing reruns of Animaniacs starting on January 7, 2013!
And they're airing the Spring Break special on Easter Sunday for the first time since 1994!
Wakko's Wish is going to get a DVD release!
Oh, a Disney show where Mickey "hosts" a bunch of new cartoons. Should be a cute id- wait, they have pretty much every Disney movie character as "guests"? That's actually pretty coo- wait, most of the more recent characters are voiced by their original voice actors! That's gr- WAIT, CAMEOS FROM PANCHITO AND JOSE? AND AN EPISODE WHERE UNCLE SCROOGE BUYS THE CLUB, AND IS VOICED BY ALAN YOUNG?! Too... much... awesome... *swoon*
The Weekenders is FINALLY on DVD!!! Though the catch is, it's exclusive to the Disney Movie Club.
Now, also thanks to the Disney Movie Club, we have Season 2, Volume 2 of Gargoyles.
And the Movie Club isn't stopping either, as after six years we finally received the third and final volume of Talespin! Even better? It had all the remaining episodes, including the banned episode "Flying Dupes"!
Oh and the feature animation division is making Get a Horse!, which is a new hand-drawn black-and-white Mickey cartoonwith Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey.note Though because Disney laid off most of their traditional animation staff, this might be the last hand-drawn Disney film for at least a while.
For the first time in 7 years, ABC Family will be airing cartoons again-starting July 1, they will air the CGI version of Superbook at 9:00 in the morning!
Great, ANOTHER Dreamworks-based animated show? This time, it is based on Turbo? Oh boy, here we go aga... wait a minute... it is being produced by Titmouse? Well, that's pretty cool. More awesome animation by... what did you say? MIKE CHILTON (Reid Scott) IS VOICING TURBO?!
It's also not airing on a television network, but on Netflix!
Thomas the Tank Engine fans are rejoicing now that Andrew Brenner has become head writer in Season 17. There are references to older episodes and fan favourites like Bill, Ben and Duck and Oliver are brought back. The writing style is also more mature than the other CGI seasons and there has been a lot of Character Rerailment, undoing the Flanderization of the later seasons. Thomas, while still appearing frequently, is regulated to supporting roles and the same moderated number of lead roles as other engines instead of being a Spotlight-Stealing Squad. Thomas is back to normal!
Until a few months prior to its cancellation, several viewers who saw the first season of episodes (which were agreed to be significantly better than the rest of the show) back in 2005-06 were interested in seeing them on TV again. Well, there was the episode containing "Johnny's House of Horrors" that aired only on Halloween, but it wasn't enough. That is, until Teletoon dug up the first season of episodes and aired them in November 2013 as a Ratings Stunt.
Hey, the official trailer is out!, and it looks pretty good, with Ezra's new look and lightsaber, Darth Maul returns and...wait a minute...that blue skinned guy...GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN!? YES!! THRAWN IS CANON AGAIN!!
News of these airing became even more exciting after Marvel revealed Josh Keaton as the titular character's voice actor. This seemed like the first time since The Spectacular Spider-Man's untimely series finale that the channel would air a Marvel cartoon with Keaton in it...until it turned out he'd also voice Ant-Man in Avengers: Secret Wars!
For viewers who find Avengers Assemble and its successors too cheaply animated and drawn, the retro visuals from Passion Pictures (the animators of the Gorillaz music videos, and the Rocket & Groot shorts) feel like eyewash.
There's going to be an animated series based on Big Hero 6? That's pretty cool, and the art style looks great too. Wait, they got nearly all the actors from the movie to reprise their roles? Even Stan Lee?! Awesome, though it's a shame they couldn't get Wasabi and Fred's voice actors back. Hold on, Khary Payton is voicing Wasabi now? Booyah!
What's on Stars Kids today? I bet they're gonna be airing the same old Pixar movies they usuall-wait a second, they brought back some oldcartoonsbyDiC, as well as Connie The Cow, Franny's Feet and Sonic SatAM, all of which haven't been seen in years on TV? This is awesome!
Man, Nina Needs to Go has done the same plot for each episode. Does Disney know that there are other story ideas besides going to the-WAIT A SECOND, THE SHOW GOT NEW EPISODES WITH A DIFFERENT PREMISE ABOUT APPROPIATE BEHAVIOR IN CERTAIN PLACES? Great improvement, Disney!
After 11 years, Pingu is coming back in an all-new series made in Japan! So now, we can officially say Pingu is best anime.
Ready Jet Go! is a fantastic show. If only it had a Christmas special...WAIT, IT IS GETTING ONE?!? On December 11?!? Jet directing a pageant? The cast learning about the true Spirit of Christmas?!? A possible reveal that Mitchell is actually not a bad person underneath his harsh exterior, and all he wants is friends? SQUEEEEE!!!