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Sam Register In First-Look Deal with Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has signed veteran animation exec/creator Sam Register to a first-look deal to develop both kids and adult programming for the network.

Sam brings a talent and vision to the world of animation and programming that fits our sensibilities perfectly, said Jim Samples, vp/gm for Cartoon Network. He has a successful and proven track record with Cartoon Network as a development exec with prominent projects from BEN 10 and TEEN TITANS to MY GYM PARTNER IS A MONKEY, and we are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with him in this capacity.

Register was svp, development for Cartoon Network, responsible for overseeing development and production of original, action-oriented animated programming. Projects included the series BEN 10, MY GYM PARTNER IS A MONKEY, PPGZ and HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI, as well as the Warner Bros. half-hour series, TEEN TITANS, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, THE BATMAN and DUCK DODGERS.

Register also once served as svp of content development, where he worked to develop new programming and feature films around third-party assets based on action, adventure and existing entertainment properties. He was the first employee and eventual vp of Cartoon Network Online, acting as the creative director and the driving force behind the look, feel and success of With more than eight years experience in visual and interactive design for children, he was an important partner in getting Cartoon Network initiatives to be visualized both internally and externally.

Register came to Cartoon Network Online from San Francisco-based Colossal Pictures, where he was creative director, leading projects for clients, such as Disney, the Disney Channel, Hasbro and Microsoft.

Prior to Colossal, Register worked on the creative development of kids television programming for Indigo Ent., a subsidiary of Grey Advertising in New York. In addition, Register worked in advertising where he wrote, art directed and produced toy commercials for Hasbro and Kenner, including spots for GI Joe, Jurassic Park, Transformers and Tonka Trucks.

Cartoon Network (, seen in nearly 91 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System Inc.s ad-supported cable service offering original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight, from 11:00 pm-6:00 am Sunday-Thursday, Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.