The following are from different sources, with several of them corroborating
each other. I acknowledge the newsgroup, the magazines, and
An apparent move to finance future projects,
From Jon C Austin (firstname.lastname@example.org):
>David Price (email@example.com) writes:
>I just spotted something the other night. Several times I have seen
>that NBC runs a 10-15 second cartoon at the top of the hour which
>parodies their old peacock logo. The cartoon peacock at first has no
>tail. Then he takes a deep breath and strains really hard. The tail
>pops out in rainbow colors - the end. They also play the old peacock
>logo music from the 1960's.
>Why am I mentioning this? Because the other night I noticed that for
>a few seconds at the beginning, the familiar
>appears in the corner of the screen. The peacock has that
>SO, does this mean that
>now? Hmmmm. Maybe there is a new series in the works.
NBC this season contracted with a number of graphic artists to make
variation on the NBC peacock. You see different ones at different times
throughout the broadcast schedule : the morphing peacock. the
peacock collage, and yes, the
These do not show at the same time every day. But I have noticed
From Mike Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org):
I remember a great quote from
From Ron O'Dell (email@example.com):
Excerpts from what appeared in last weekend's "USA Weekend":
Ren & Stimpy's creator
John Kricfalusi, ousted by Nickelodeon last year, makes his cartoon comeback with `He Hog the Atomic Pig'. The swine's power: supersensitive taste buds. He fights crime with his sidekick, Half-life, a decaying molecule. Look for the powerful porker on cable or video next year.
Here's a quote from WCK from
"It's about the world's most manly men, who win their battles through sheer, raw manliness and willpower. They don't have superpowers, but they have the suits. They think superheroes are wimps because they have to cheat to win their battles--how manly are you if you have a superpower? You could beat the crap out of anyone! That's not very manly. A manly guy will take the pain along with the victory. It's got to hurt to win--that's The Ripping Friends."
No real info yet, but it might have George paired up with Jimmy The Hapless Boy doing R&S-type humor. (Rumored that the first cartoon will feature George and Jimmy going hunting--a manly sport!)
From Paul Martin Barry (firstname.lastname@example.org):
The December issue of Film Threat has some more info and a couple pictures
of "He-Hog the Atomic Pig", along with a shelved project
He-Hog is being independently financed, with some funds coming from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (CBC) It is slated to appear in early 1994 on the CBC, with an appearence in the US soon after possibly on either USA Network, or the cartoon channel (ugh).
Editor's Note: BTW, it's the Cartoon Network, not the cartoon channel, and the "Killing Friends" should be the "Ripping Friends."