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    Eisner's toon in a Nick at Nite, animated 'Glenn Martin DDS'

    Posted: Mon., Jul. 28, 2008, 10:00pm PT

    Nickelodeon nabs Eisner's cartoon

    Network gives 20-episode order to 'Martin'


    'Glenn Martin DDS'

    Eisner

    By Michael Schneider
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    July 28, 2008

    Nickelodeon’s Nick at Nite has given a 20-episode order to "Glenn Martin DDS," a stop-motion animated comedy series from former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner.

    Series reps the first to come out of Tornante Animation, a newly formed part of Eisner’s investment firm, the Tornante Co. Eisner has partnered with "Celebrity Deathmatch" creator Eric Fogel to design "Glenn Martin," which Nick at Nite plans to launch next summer.

    "Glenn Martin" revolves around a dentist who persuades his family to embark on a cross-country road trip — in their toothbrush-topped "dental mobile."

    Eisner brought "Glenn Martin" to Nick at Nite after reading how Nickelodeon was readjusting the evening programming service to target young families (Daily Variety, May 6). For an exec so identified with Disney, Eisner’s decision to take "Glenn Martin" to Nick may be unusual, but Eisner said the channel was a better fit.

    "It’s not a Disney Channel show," Eisner said. "This show is not a fit with ‘Hannah Montana,’ it’s not a tween show. I always thought that animation should be made for adults, and then you get the kids automatically.It’s not to say this couldn’t have worked on some Disney properties, but I read that article, about how they’re moving more older-appeal shows earlier in the evening on Nickelodeon, and knew there would be a great flow of kids coming in to this as well.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1

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    Re: Eisner's toon in a Nick at Nite, animated 'Glenn Martin DDS'

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd View Post
    "It’s not a Disney Channel show," Eisner said. "This show is not a fit with ‘Hannah Montana,’ it’s not a tween show. I always thought that animation should be made for adults, and then you get the kids automatically."
    He shouldve gone worked for Dreamworks Animation SKG, but we know Katzenberg wouldve kicked him out before he got through the door.

    No wonder we almost lost Disney Feature Animation when he was CEO.

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    Re: Eisner's toon in a Nick at Nite, animated 'Glenn Martin DDS'

    I always thought that animation should be made for adults
    And that is why he greenlighted Home on the Range...
    KABLAM!

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    Re: Eisner's toon in a Nick at Nite, animated 'Glenn Martin DDS'

    That Picture of Glenn Martin DDS looks suspiciously like Michael Eisner,
    Reminds me of the end of Roger Rabbit...


    Michael Eisner:
    When I pulled your tooth...I looked jussssst liiiiiiike thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis

    Eddie Valient:
    A toon?

    Michael Eisner:
    Surprised?

    Eddie Valient:
    Not really, only a toon could come up with that synergy idea...
    -"Enjoy the rest of your stay here at Disneyland, where all of your dreams come true...well except for two of them, short lines and cheap food."

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    Re: Eisner's toon in a Nick at Nite, animated 'Glenn Martin DDS'

    [quote=toonaspie;3005288
    No wonder we almost lost Disney Feature Animation when he was CEO.[/quote]

    He has been the chairman of the Walt Disney Company from 1984 to 2004.
    He even got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Perhaps he is doing his job.
    When I was your age, we didn't have World of Warcraft. We had World War II, and let me tell you something - when you shot at the Germans, it aggroed 10,000 of them in a 5 mile radius.
    My mother told me to never leave home without some FFXI Gil, EverQuest Platinum and EVE ISK.

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    Re: Eisner's toon in a Nick at Nite, animated 'Glenn Martin DDS'

    Perhaps you should go read "Disney War" and educate yourself on what Eisner really did for the Disney company. His first ten years was great, but then it all fell apart.

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