Fans of Cartoon Network's original series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends will get the chance to create their very own imaginary friend on the network's Web site and have it interact in an online setting. Yesterday, the network launched Big Fat Awesome House Party, a free, yearlong interactive game.
Once users log onto the House Party, which is being thrown by Foster's character Blooregard Q. Kazoo, they can create their own imaginary character and have it live in cyberspace. Throughout the year, the game will continue being played, and players will be encouraged to have their creation take part in adventures, play minigames, collect upgrades, and live the high life at Madame Foster's place.
"Big Fat Awesome House Party is our most ambitious game to date and underscores Cartoon Network New Media's commitment to providing innovative, high-quality games for our fans," said Paul Condolora ...Read more
With a voice cast that boasts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Kristen Chenoweth and several other big names, and a showrunner with Arrested Development on his resumé, Fox had high hopes for its new animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up. Well, looks like those hopes are dashed.
Cartoon Network properties are going large.
The network has announced a new deal with toymaker Mattel to produce toys and games based on the network's animated titles. At the same time, a separate deal with Chocolate Industries record will put a mini hip-hop album on Cartoon Network's Web site.
As part of a new multiyear deal between Cartoon Network and Mattel, the toymaker will create vehicles, action figures, board games, electronics, and video games based on Cartoon Network properties. The deal focuses on series' aimed at 6- to 11-year olds, such as Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends and Ed, Edd, n' Eddy.
The agreement also gives Mattel a first-look option on any new Cartoon Network properties. The first toys from the new deal are expected to arrive at retailers in 2007.
Fans of hip-hop music also have ...Read more