Adult animation is certainly making in-roads on the major cable channels. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block is now 5 nights a week, The New TNN announced that it is launching an adult animation block as it transitions the network toward a male audience, and now AMC is replacing its mainstay of classic films with some original programming, including a new prime-time adult animation series called THE WRONG COAST. Debuting Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 8:00 pm, THE WRONG COAST is a stop-motion comedy that lampoons well known Hollywood films, television shows and celebrities. AMC has teamed writer Bob Underwood (NIGHT COURT, THE DREW CAREY SHOW), stop-motion animator Carl Paolino (MTV's CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH and Comedy Centrals SMALL DOSES) and voice actor/executive producer Mark Hamill (BATMAN BEYOND) for the ACCESS HOLLYWOOD-style parody, which will feature skits titled "The Wizard of Osbournes" and "When Dirty Harry Met Sally." Six half-hour episodes are being produced at Carl Paolino Animation in New York. So if you've ever wanted to see Woody Allen as Spider-Man, tune into THE WRONG COAST and you won't be disappointed!
While prime time animation might have disappeared from the big three, it is alive and thriving on cable. Rick DeMott reports on where the sauciest of television animation can be found.http://mag.awn.com/index.php3?ltype=search&sval=demott&article_no=1572