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With a lot of fun!
Here's a press release we received concerning the Cartoon Lagoon TV Series DVD release on Amazon....
LEADING CREATORS OF CHILDRENS ANIMATED PROGRAMS JOIN THEIR INDUSTRY FRIENDS TO LAUNCH A NEW TV SERIES
CAPTAIN CORNELIUS’ CARTOON LAGOON
Now on DVD -- Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer Packed with Fun
New York, NY – (December 12, 2012) Cartoon Lagoon Studios announce the Amazon DVD release of their Award-winning TV show, Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon. Celebrated by Amazon Studios with the “Audience Award” at the 2012 New York Television Festival, the studios’ first two public screenings completely sold out to laughing crowds.
Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon recaptures the magic of Saturday morning cartoons: a time when all our friends were eating a bowl of cereal and in front of the TV at the same time. Watching everything we loved in that one block of time may have lost meaning today, but Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon brings back a new level of appreciation to cartoons that have long been forgotten and the DVD makes a perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season.
An innovative and original show created by the industry’s top creators for children’s cartoons, commercials and cable television programming, the show features some noteworthy talent from: Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, The Disney Channel, The Jim Henson Company, Marvel Comics, Archie Comics, WB Animation, MTV and Spike TV.
Executive Produced by Manny Galan and Pat Giles, veteran creators behind numerous animated productions, Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon, is a magical animated/puppet adventure about WET WILLY JONES and AXEL RODD McGEE, on their undersea quest aboard the MANTA RAY, a cartoon-retrieving vessel commanded by CAPTAIN CORNELIUS CARTOON. This show plumbs the depths of CARTOON LAGOON in search of the best and the worst cartoons ever made.
Written with both kids and adults in mind, all audiences should enjoy the tongue in cheek, rapid-fire pop culture shenanigans of the undersea crew, as they go fishing for old cartoons at the bottom of Cartoon Lagoon. Captain Cornelius, the wise old Skipper, doles out awful advice to the depressed and morose Axel Rodd McGee, who hated that he is getting older on his birthday. They yank old cartoons from obscurity and “riff” over them as they watch from the submarine’s “theatre,” in an effort to make Axel feel better about life.
Not a typical kids show, Cartoon Lagoon is irreverent along the lines of a MAD Magazine parody, and has a lot of jokes aimed directly at adults. “We aimed to make ourselves laugh first,” says Galán, who created the show, “some of the jokes were unavoidable. We were making fun of old cartoons, and those cartoons had some pretty bizarre moments in them.” Kids will enjoy the basic ridiculousness of the puppet sequences and the classic cartoons, while adults will enjoy the subtle innuendos and pop culture references.
Captain Cornelius is voiced by voiceover legend Chris Phillips (‘Face’ on Nick Jr, Felix the Cat: The Movie, Ice Age, Team Umizoomi, Disney’s Doug and in is the voice of every Network on-air promo, ever, it seems). Others are: Director Euralis Weekes (MTV/NICK veteran), head writer Steve Borst (MAD, Teen Titans, GO! and Breadwinners), puppeteers Michael Schupbach (creator of Johnny and the Sprites), Noel MacNeal (Bear of "Bear in the Big Blue House,) and Frankie Cordero (Avenue Q).
Packed with fun, good memories and laughter, the DVD features include:
Episode One (32 minutes), a 90-minute bonus show, "Captain Cornelius Cartoon's Cartoon All-Star Revue,” skits, classic cartoons, new cartoons ( Superjail Director Mike Carlo's animated short President of the Universe and Gabe Swarr's Life in the Analog Age shorts), musical guests, The Gregory Brothers, and special guest star interview, Butch Hartman (creator of Fairly OddParents).
CAPTAIN CORNELIUS’ CARTOON LAGOON
Available at: Amazon.com
Running Time: 120 minutes
Format: Color, NTSC, Special Limited Edition, Full length, Widescreen
Audio Format: Stereo
The DVD highlights classic cartoons of Casper, Popeye, Woody Woodpecker and Gumby, Captain Nemo, and Superman, along with brand new adventures starring the crew of The Manta Ray.
About Cartoon Lagoon Studios
Founders Galán and Giles know their cereal, commercial and cartoons. They have been in the kids pop culture business for years.
Galan and Giles have a long pedigree in Kids TV. Giles was the art director for Disney's "Stanley" series on The Disney Channel, and worked on hundreds of episodes of television on six other TV shows, including "Disney's Doug," and MTV's "Daria." Giles also co-founded the indie-comics publisher Monkeysuit Press, featuring his TPB comic collection "The Big Problem With Marshall."
Galán worked at Marvel, DC Comics and Archie Comics, before joining Nickelodeon, first in their consumer products division, and later in the On Air department where he wrote and directed hundreds of shorts, including the legendary "Nickmas" series, "Captain Nick," and "How Angelica Stole Christmas." Galán's toy line "Dookie-Poo" is an award-winning collection of designer vinyls and plush, and featured in indie-comics collection Combination Platter.
Go for a dive into the Lagoon with the Captain, Wet Willy Jones and Axel Rod McGee to discover what new cartoon gems they discover at: http://www.cartoonlagoonstudios.com
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