Why FOX? They haven't had a kids' block since 2008.As for which network would air such a show, my guess would be either Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon, as Disney Channel doesn't seem to be all too keen on animation at the moment.
It's an interesting idea, although I think that the novelty of cartoon characters just sitting around making jokes and answering trivia questions would wear thin pretty quickly. I could see that working as a fun special, but not as an endless series.
An animated sketch comedy series, a la Saturday Night Live might utilize the toons' talents a little better, I think.
(This post was edited by SpaceDemon on Feb 11, 2013, 6:41 AM)
Would it be original cartoon characters created specifically for the show, or would it be established cartoon stars? If it was the latter, then that could prove problematic; you'd have to bring in lawyers, copyrights, voice actors, shooting schedules, etc. That would be hard to do unless all of the cartoon characters were from the same studio a la Laff-A-Lympics, like if the show were a Warner Bros. production, then all of the characters would be owned by WB.
The 1979 CBS game show "Whew" pitted contestants against "Cartoon Villains" in the bonus round. The contestant has to correct word bloopers in sentences to advance past each of the ten cartoon villain cut-outs within a time limit to win $25,000. Hosted by Tom Kennedy and created by Jay Wolpert. Produced by Bud Austin and Burt Sugarman.
Merrill Heatter with Bob Quigley not only produced the original "Hollywood Squares" but also co-produced the "Wacky Races" cartoon series with Hanna-Barbera Productions. The "Wacky Races" in its original 1968 CBS run intended to have a game show segment with live-action children contestants predicting which wacky racers would win the race in an episode for prizes. The game segment was scrapped and the "Wacky Races" show ran as an all animated program.
"Don't chew gum on camera. Don't whistle. You may kiss Bob Barker but please don't kill him." -announcer Johnny Olson briefing the audience of potential contestants for "The Price is Right"
To answer your question Starburst, it would be two REAL people that get animated for the show. It would also have cartoons from whichever srudio buys the rights. If it's WB, then only characters from Warner Brothers can be on. If it's Viacom, then only characters from Nickelodeon can be on. That's how it would work, i'm sure there'll be some red tape with this, but i'm sure it's plausible.
Thank God for kids who love obscure things-Lee Hazelwood (1929-2007)