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6 06 2013

Newsarama: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES Canceled for New AVENGERS Series?

7 06 2012

Newsarama is reporting that the excellent Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series that is currently airing on Disney XD will be canceled at the end of the second season. This is absolutely criminal, as the ratings for A:EMH have been consistently good, and it’s one of the most-watched shows on the channel.

Debuting in 2013 will be a re-tooled series called Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, which will feature a lineup similar to that of the Avengers live action movie, and will echo the look and tone of the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon.

I’m really put off by this, as I found A:EMH to be nearly flawless. It’s the Avengers cartoon that I’ve always wanted to see, and it’s been successful. I went so far as to dress up my 2 1/2 year old daughter like the Wasp for Halloween last year. Why change? It’s a sad day to be an old-school Avengers fan.

– dEV

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From Newsarama:

By Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer
posted: 07 June 2012 01:44 pm ET

Multiple outlets say that Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be ending its run on Disney XD after two seasons, in favor of a new animated series starting in 2013.

Sources including Marvel TV News cite a “print only” press release stating the following:

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes won’t be renewed for the 3rd Season. Marvel Animation will present their newly developed series Marvel’s Avengers Assemble in 2013.”

The report came with a purported promotional image ofAvengers Assemble, featuring the movie Avengers cast — Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye — along with the Falcon.

In recent weeks, rumors had mounted on sites like Comic Book Movie that Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes was targeted for cancellation, in favor of a new show closer in line to the recently launched Ultimate Spider-Man series, its partner on the Sunday morning “Marvel Universe” programming block.

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes debuted on Oct. 20, 2010, with the currently unfolding second season starting on April 1 of this year. The show has featured a large cast — including the movie Avengers along with Wasp, Hank Pym, Black Panther and more — plus guest appearances from characters such as Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel declined to comment on the story, or the veracity of the press release. Keep reading Newsarama for more as this develops.

(Original Story)

MSNBC: Disney to stop some junk-food ads on kids’ TV

5 06 2012

Probably not a bad move, although I’d be very curious to see what guidelines they are going to use to determine what’s “healthy” and what’s “junk-food.” It’s ultimately up to parents to decide what their children will eat, but maybe dialing back the ads directed at kids will cut back on the “I want, I want, I want” outbursts at the grocery store.

– dEV

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Chief Executive Bob Iger and first lady Michelle Obama plan to make an announcement on Tuesday in Washington, says Reuters

By Lisa Richwine and Ronald Grover
updated 6/5/2012 7:09:57 AM ET

LOS ANGELES – Walt Disney Co, owner of the ABC broadcast network and a suite of cable channels, will stop accepting some junk-food ads on TV programs, radio shows and websites aimed at children, according to sources with knowledge of the plan.

Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger and first lady Michelle Obama plan to make an announcement on Tuesday in Washington, the sources said.

The United States faces an obesity epidemic. Nearly one-third of U.S. children are overweight or obese, and a 2006 Institute of Medicine report said junk food marketing contributed to childhood obesity.

The Disney move follows New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement last week of a plan to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces (about half a liter) in most restaurants, theaters, delis and vending carts throughout the city.

The ban, also aimed at fighting obesity, would affect drinks equivalent to what McDonald’s Corp calls small and has incensed food and beverage makers, many of which have agreed to voluntary nutritional measures.

Disney plans to cut advertising during children’s programming on its networks such as ABC and Disney XD or its kid-focused websites for foods that fail to meet minimum nutrition requirements, the sources said.

A Disney spokeswoman declined to comment on Tuesday’s announcement.

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