Cartoon Captures Fantastic Four

Cartoon Network will air Marvel's new animated Fantastic Four series, which is targeted for a fall 2006 debut.

The series will be co-produced by Marvel and Moonscoop (Cartoon's Code Lyoko). Fantastic Four, about four superheroes, will combine 2D and 3D animation. The four--Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, The Invisible Woman, and The Thing--were the subject of a 2005 theatrical film and an animated 1960s TV series.

Cartoon's commitment is to 26 half-hour episodes. Cartoon already has a deal to carry the series internationally.

Marvel will do its part to spread the word about the Four with a licensing program including toys, interactive entertainment and apparel. 

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.