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Old 07-30-04, 01:12 AM
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"The Boondocks" on Cartoon Network

The Cartoon Network, which helped revive "Family Guy," may bring another FOX castoff to its "Adult Swim" block.
The cable channel is working on a deal with Sony Pictures TV to bring "Boondocks," an animated series based on the comic strip of the same name, into the "Adult Swim" fold, according to The Hollywood Reporter. FOX ordered a presentation during the spring pilot season but didn't pick up the show.

Like the comic strip, a "Boondocks" series would follow budding revolutionary Huey and his wannabe gangsta brother, Riley, after they move from inner-city Chicago to a quiet suburb to live with their grandfather. Strip creator Aaron McGruder and Reginald Hudlin ("House Party," "The Bernie Mac Show") are executive producing the show.

"Boondocks" appears in close to 300 newspapers, and three compilations have been published, most recently "A Right to Be Hostile." In addition to the Cartoon Network series, Sony is also considering a feature film based on the comic.
The late-night "Adult Swim" block is a huge draw for the Cartoon Network, ranking No. 1 in all of cable for its time period in young adults. Strong ratings for "Family Guy," along with big DVD sales, helped convince FOX to produce new episodes of the show for summer 2005 -- three years after the last original episode aired.

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Old 07-30-04, 02:23 AM
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Cool, one of my favorite newspaper strips. Could make an interesting show.
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Old 07-30-04, 03:27 AM
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I'm definitely interested.
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Sweet, I was hoping someone would pick up the show. This is my favorite comic strip so I'll tune in.
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cool! Too bad I don't have cable. Maybe I can see it at a friends house.
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the only black comic in the sunday times, except for the little boy's friend in foxtrot. eager
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Old 07-30-04, 08:55 PM
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I am there I love Boondocks.
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My favorite strip since Bloom County. Can't wait to see this.
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I don't read comics but I do receive this one by email. It's funny and a little bold for a national audience.

Should be a lot of fun.
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Old 08-01-04, 12:35 AM
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Is the Boondocks even a comedy strip? Its supposed to be funny?


Typical Boondocks strip---

Boy - Bush is a moron.
Girl - You wrong!

My sides are splitting!
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Old 08-02-04, 10:35 PM
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If that was your best example of the gafaws that Boondocks induces, I rest my case.
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Feh. I'd sooner watch The Wizard of Id.
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I have to wonder if they'll have the stones to let him do it right and not try to blunt it for advertisers.

If they do, I'm there.
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Originally posted by Buck Turgidson
I have to wonder if they'll have the stones to let him do it right and not try to blunt it for advertisers.
Why did you use the word "blunt", huh?

Racist.
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I thought some of you would be interested in knowing that I was able to see about 10 finished minutes of animation from the show the other day. I don't enjoy the strip, but the cartoon was really well done.

The animation was beautiful and retains the character design and background aesthetic from the strip. The voices were fine, nothing that really stood out to me. Since I'm not an avid reader of the strip, I haven't really formed an idea of what their voices should sound like.

What impressed me the most is that it seems the creators are trying to create a world for the main characters to inhabit, as opposed to having the cartoon revolve around just the two boys. There were a few scenes involving a separate storyline that didn't involve the boys at all, which I thought was refreshing. It seems like they're striving for something grander which I appreciate.

I don't know anything about a premiere date yet, but when I do I'll post it.
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Very cool news. Can't wait to see this. It is one of my favorite strips.
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Cant be any less funny than the strip.
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Sweet news. I was just starting to wonder when it would premiere. Please keep us posted.
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Oh boy, it's about time! This will take Whitey down a peg or two!
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Boondocks was funnier when it wasn't a cheap political cartoon.


I wish "Curtis" had a cartoon.
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the Boondocks

I thought it was going to be on UPN over a year ago, so I assumed that it had been canned when it never showed up. But today at work someone told me that it would finally see the light of day on the Cartoon Network. Anyone have any other details?
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Old 01-21-05, 07:42 PM
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Looks like it is scheduled to air next fall on the Cartoon Network (Adult Swim).

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If the show is anything like the strip, they'll only have to do four episodes, then rerun them forever.
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If the show is anything like the strip, they'll only have to do four episodes, then rerun them forever.
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