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Western Animation: Cartoonstitute
What was supposed to be the spiritual successor to What A Cartoon! Show. A project headed by Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)note  and Rob Renzetti (My Life as a Teenage Robot), Cartoonstitute was meant to be a showcase for new animators to show off their skills and an alternate way for new material that had potential for a full series greenlight without the use of focus testing or any major executive interference. A total of 39 shorts were meant to be produced, but due to an increase of other in-house productions and a number of financial issues, only 14 were completed. The finished pieces were leaked onto the internet weeks before receiving a legitimate brief showing on the network's online video service before quietly being shelved. The Other Wiki has more details on the full situation.

In August 2009, Cartoon Network gave the greenlight for 12 quarter-hours of J.G. Quintel's Regular Show to be produced. Regular Show went on to become a Sleeper Hit upon its premiere late the following year, becoming a major foundation for the network along with Adventure Time. In April 2010, a spin-off of the Uncle Grandpa short was announced, entitled Secret Mountain Fort Awesome. Upon that show's cancellation, the short proper was greenlit into a series of the same name in September 2012.


Cartoonstitute had the following shorts:


Cartoonstitute contains examples of:

The Buzz on MaggieThe Millennium Age of AnimationA Cat in Paris
What A Cartoon! ShowCreator/Cartoon NetworkDexter's Laboratory

alternative title(s): Cartoonstitute
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