Cartoon Network goes Over the Garden Wall

Cartoon Network has unveiled it latest programming, which includes its first ever animated event miniseries, Over the Garden Wall.

The mini stars voice talent including Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings), Collin Dean (The War at Home) and Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men) and is billed as a fantasy series about two brothers trapped in a mysterious world.

The 10-part series was created by Pat McHale and is produced in-house by Cartoon Network Studios. Americana-style music will feature heavily in the show.

Other new series include Clarence, which was born out of the shorts programme at Cartoon Network Studios that spawned Adventure Time and Regular Show among others and comes from Skyler Page. The animated series is about an optimistic boy who wants to do everything and is penciled in for an April 14 debut.

Elsewhere, We Bare Bears is a comedy, again from Cartoon Networks Studios, about a trio of bear siblings who awkwardly try to assimilate into human society. Toy Story of Terror!’s Daniel Chong is the creator.

Cartoon Network, which recently saw president Stu Snyder exit the top post at Turner Broadcasting System-owned channel, is also launching new versions of The Tom and Jerry Show, and Scooby-Doo, the latter titled Be Cool Scooby-Doo!; and a number of other new seasons.