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Sacha Baron Cohen, Greg Daniels, Mike Judge and Michael Koman Developing Animated Series For HBO & Cartoon Network

Sacha Baron Cohen, Greg Daniels and Mike Judge are set to release an animated comedy for HBO Max and Cartoon Network. The network is hoping younger audiences take a liking to Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth. Michael Koman of Nathan For You fame is handling the writing duties on this special. Chelm will riff on classic folktales in the eponymous town according to The Hollywood Reporter. There's absurdist humor that's a trademark of the entire creative team's output. Judge and Daniels have climbed back into the animation ring in a big way this year. Their Bandera Entertainment imprint is hard at work on a King of the Hill revival and over at Netflix they're plotting an Exploding Kittens show. So many projects are in the works, it feels like its hard to keep track of all of it. But, this is a fun partnership for Cartoon Network and HBO Max. The animated output of the streamer has only increased in the time since the first bit of the pandemic and doesn't look to be slowing down.
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Sacha Baron Cohen to Star in Animated Special From Greg Daniels, Mike Judge and Michael Koman at HBO Max/Cartoon Network

Click here to read the full article. HBO Max and Cartoon Network announced a new family-oriented animated special called “Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth” from Sacha Baron Cohen, Greg Daniels, Mike Judge and Michael Koman. Baron Cohen is set to star. “Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth” is set in the mythical “Town of Fools” that has long existed in Yiddish folktakes and shares the original stories’ absurdist humor and interpretive questioning in a nod to Jewish intellectual traditions. Narrated by Baron Cohen, the special will present a new take on the exaggerated antics and conflicts of the town. “This pitch...
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Sacha Baron Cohen to Develop Animated Special 'Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth' With Greg Daniels, Mike Judge and Michael Koman

Today, HBO Max and Cartoon Network have announced that a new family-oriented animated special called Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth is in production. The upcoming special will see Academy Award-nominated Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Who Is America?) teaming up with Greg Daniels and Mike Judge of King of the Hill fame, all of who are a part of the newly formed Bandera Entertainment, as well as SNL alum and Co-Creator of Nathan for You, Michael Koman, with the special set to bring their brand of wit and comedy to a new, younger audience.

Nicole Byer, Lauren Lapkus to Lead Netflix Animated Series ‘Bad Crimes,’ Mike Judge and Greg Daniels to Produce

Netflix has ordered the animated comedy series “Bad Crimes” with Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus set to voice the lead roles, Variety has learned. The 10-episode series is described as a dark comedy procedural. It follows Kara (Byer) and Jennie (Lapkus), two FBI agents who travel across the country to solve grisly crimes while juggling their friendship, career ambitions, and as many men as possible. Nicole Silverberg (“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”) created the series and also serve as executive producer. Comedy powerhouses Mike Judge and Greg Daniels also executive produce along with Dustin Davis under their newly formed Bandera Entertainment banner. Judge...
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Mike Judge promises Beavis and Butthead will return this year

Beavis and Butthead will make their return to the small screen later this year on Paramount+. Last year, when the new streaming service was unveiled, the classic MTV show was on the revival list and one of the major selling points to subscribe. Yesterday (4th), the show’s creator Mike Judge Tweeted an update promising viewers the upcoming movie and more will arrive at some point this year.

‘SNL’s’ Anna Drezen, Mike Judge, Greg Daniels Set Star-Studded Animated Comedy at Freeform

Freeform is diving headfirst into the animated space. The Disney-owned basic cable network has handed out a series order to Praise Petey, from Saturday Night Live co-head writer Anna Drezen, Greg Daniels (The Office) and Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head). Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), John Cho (Cowboy Bebop), Christine Baranski (The Good Fight), Kiersey Clemons (The Flash), Amy Hill (Magnum PI) and Stephen Root (Barry) will lead the voice cast. Freeform, as part of the animation push, is also developing two additional animated comedies — SupaShawty Girls, Funkamatic BangBang as well as Wallflower — as the younger-skewing cabler partners with 20th Television...