Cartoon Net Enlists Clones, Originals for 2004

Following the success of Cartoon Network’s animated mini-series Star Wars: Clone Wars, the broadcaster plans to continue the series with the remaining ten episodes rolling out first on Cartoon Network Latin American in March and soon after in the U.S. Also coming in 2004 are two original shows, Megas XLR and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, produced in the Cartoon Network Studios.

Megas XLR, previously titled Lowbrow, mixes action and comedy to tell the story of a suburban slacker named Coop, who discovers an enormous, hi-tech battle robot from the future in a local garbage dump. When the machine’s original pilot, Kiva, travels through time to reclaim the weapon, she discovers that Coop has made some “modifications” to it. Unable to fly the root, Kiva must team up with Coop and his best friend, Jamie, to save the planet’s future from an alien onslaught. The series will debut at a yet-to-be-announced date.

Set to arrive in late summer 2004, Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends is the latest from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken. The series will answer the question "where do imaginary friends go when kds outgrow them?" According to McCracken, they go to a Victorian mansion where they wait for a a new kid to come along and adopt them. When Mac refuses to give up his imaginary friend, Blue, he moves into Foster’s Home and discovers a place where anything can happen.