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Midway Jumps in CN’s Adult Swim and Kiddie Pool


Midway Jumps in CN’s Adult Swim and Kiddie Pool

Video game publisher and developer Midway Games Inc. has signed a multi-territory agreement with Cartoon Network, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, to publish video games based on five of the network’s Adult Swim shows. A similar deal includes three properties from the cabler’s children’s entertainment lineup.

Midway will develop and release console, handheld and PC games based on the hit late-night shows Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, Sealab 2021, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law. Midway says the titles will incorporate the irreverent, offbeat humor that fans of Adult Swim have come to expect. The first release is scheduled to ship in late 2006.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an animated comedy about human-sized fast food products that live together in a rental house in New Jersey. The Brak Show, a spin-off of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, follows the formative years of Brak and his praying mantis pal, Zorak, while Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law centers on a third-rate superhero turned two-bit lawyer trying to get by in a fancy law firm. Sealab 2021 is set in a high-tech compound in the ocean depths, where a multinational effort to uncover the mysteries of the sea is run by a bunch of idiots, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast casts the classic cartoon superhero as a late-night talk show host.

Midway also nabbed multi-territory rights to the Cartoon Network kids animated programs Ed, Edd n Eddy, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Dexter’s Laboratory.

Ed, Edd n Eddy is a comedy series about three very different brothers with similar nomenclature. Cartoon Network recently ordered 26 new episodes, the first of which is scheduled to air alongside the game’s expected debut in Fall 2005. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy follows the misadventures of a happy-go-lucky boy, cynical girl and their best friend, the Grim Reaper. In Dexter’s Laboratory, Cartoon Network’s first original series, a boy genius routinely whips up trouble in his secret science lab.

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