Cartoon Network has announced that it will begin airing DC Comics shows in the US this Sunday, October 15th. However, the network has decided to air all of the DC Comics shows in one night. The block will air in the late-night Adult Swim timeslot starting this Sunday, October 15th. The network will be airing four DC Comics shows in order, starting with the animated prequel to the animated Batman show, Batman: Super Sons. The block will continue with the animated prequel to the animated Teen Titans Go! The block will finish with the animated Superman prequel, Krypton. The block will begin at 1am Eastern time.
Last night, Cartoon Network’s “ACME Night” block launched on Cartoon Network and closed with a Harry Potter and DC Comics double bill. The block is a throwback to the network’s “Toon Charts” block that was launched in 2007 and has been canceled, re-launched and re-canceled on the network.
Some of HBO Max’s most eagerly anticipated family-friendly programs are now available on cable. WarnerMedia launched a brand-new programming block for Cartoon Network called “ACME Night” on Wednesday, which will include a variety of movies and programs for fans of all ages. Several forthcoming HBO Max titles, including animated shows Gremlins: Secret of the Mogwai, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, and Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, will make their network television debuts. The block will also feature HBO Max’s forthcoming four-episode Harry Potter quiz show, as well as the upcoming Batman: Caped Crusader animated series, which was previously set to air on both Cartoon Network and HBO Max.
“Anything, and I mean anything, is possible in the world of ACME,” Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults, and Classics, stated. “We know that families want to spend time together, so we’ve developed a destination for intergenerational tales that use the power of imagination to bring families together.”
The block will begin on September 19th at 6 p.m. ET/PT with a broadcast of DC’s Shazam! Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Man of Steel, Scoob!, Sherlock Gnomes, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are among the other films set to broadcast in the block.
In addition, WarnerMedia has revealed a trio of new animated films set to premiere on ACME Night, including Merry Little Batman, based on DC Comics, and Did I Do That to the Holidays? A new Looney Tunes Cartoons film featuring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck, as well as a Steve Urkel story.
When a six-year-old Damian Wayne is left alone at Wayne Manor, he must change into “Little Batman” to protect his family and Gotham City from the criminals and supervillains bent on ruining Christmas. Mike Roth (Regular Show) executive produces and directs the film, which is based on a script by Morgan Evans (Earth to Ned).
In Did I Ruin the Holidays?, I ask, “Did I Ruin the Holidays?” The Christmas season has come, and bright but accident-prone Steve Urkel has already spoiled his hometown’s festivities by publicly humiliating a mall Santa. Steve develops an innovation that only makes things worse in an effort to set things right and earn some brownie points with the big guy in the North Pole. Steve must use his large intellect and even greater heart to track down the real Santa and see if they can help the city regain the Christmas joy together. Producer Jaleel White will also resume his famous role as the adored super genius by voicing the character. Wyatt Cenac wrote and executive produced the animated film musical, with Bryan Newton (Rick and Morty) acting as supervising director.
Planet Earth is threatened by an extraterrestrial invasion in the presently unnamed Looney Tunes Cartoons film, and Porky Pig and Daffy Duck are humanity’s last chance! This sci-fi buddy action comedy, starring the famous animated odd pair Porky and Daffy, transforms them into unexpected heroes when their shenanigans at the local bubble gum plant discover a hidden extraterrestrial mind control scheme. Despite all obstacles, the two are determined to rescue their town (and the planet!)… assuming they don’t kill each other in the process. Pete Browngardt (Looney Tunes Cartoons) serves as executive producer, with Alex Kirwan (Looney Tunes Cartoons) acting as supervising producer and Kevin Costello serving as writer.
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As previously stated, ACME Night will premiere on Cartoon Network on September 19th at 6 p.m. ET/PT.