Source: Turner animation head Stu Snyder is leaving
Today, cries of joy spread across the internet as the LA Times revealed that Stu Snyder would be resigning from his position as head of Time Warner's Turner Animation Division (basically, in easier terms: the top man running Cartoon Network) at the end of the month. His six year reign of terror cost the network much when he decided that this was not programing children wished to see:
And wanted to give viewers this:
The grand experiment bombed and all but one of the shows were quickly canceled (Destroy Build Destroy, the only show to last for three more seasons in a small two-year time span), yet the man continued to try bringing live-action programing to a network which kind of has the name "cartoon" right in its name (which he then tried to fix by just calling the network CN).
However, the true reasons the man is reviled by many is the premature cancellations of the following cartoons: Young Justice, Symbionic Titan, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. He's also the reason Hasbro split from the network after Transformers: Animated and created their own, better, live action/animated network: The Hub. So at least something positive has come from his tenure.
Still, considering he has until the end of March, there's still plenty of time for him to give the big thumbs down on Beware the Batman (it's been six months and still not a word of the show's fate).
As for where he goes next and who will replace him, no word yet, but we here at the Outhouse know our animation and would like to suggest Dan Didio as his replacement. The man knows his Cartoons, having been an executive of the animation company Mainframe, and he was one of minds behind the highly successful animated shows of the 90s, ReBoot. He was also the brain behind the not so successful start of Transformers: Beast Machines.(WRITER'S NOTE: Even though many Transformers fans HATE the series. I love Beast Machines, for it's unique art style and because of glorious David Kaye-voiced Megatron yeeeeeeeeessssssss).
When the Outhouse is suggesting Dan Didio would be a better executive than you, you should probably find a new career.
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