Cartoon Network has announced the launch of three new animated series for the 1999 season - Courage, The Cowardly Dog, Mike, Lu & Og, and I Am Weasel. Courage is based on the 1995 Academy Award-nominated Cartoon Network short Chicken from Outer Space, created, written and directed by John R. Dilworth. Thirteen episodes, launching in November 1999, will chronicle the adventures of a timid dog as he defends his elderly owners in the small town of Nowhere from paranormal elements. Mike, Lu & Og, also with 13 episodes premiering in November 99 and based off a short, is from creator Chuck Swenson, the creative producer of Nickelodeons Rugrats. The show follows a sophisticated girl from New York named Mike who leaves home and ends up living on an island with natives Lu and Og. Finally, I Am Weasel is a spin-off from David Feiss currently airing Cow and Chicken series. The show debuts in June as an ongoing half-hour series following the exploits of the internationally famous I.M. Weasel and his insanely jealous arch- nemesis I.R. Baboon. Alongside the new series, the network will premiere more than 75 new episodes of renewed original shows, including Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd n Eddy, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast, in 1999, and has 14 animated shorts in development over the next two years.
Fall 1999 will also see Cartoon Network adding 214 classic Warner Bros. shorts previously licensed by Nickelodeon to its existing library for a total of 680 Warner Bros. titles. In addition, the network has acquired 102 episodes of Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures.Television