Comedy Central 2016 Development Slate Features a MESS of Cartoons

Comedy Central recently revealed a development slate chock-full of new ideas for cartoons on top of all of the green lights the network gave yesterday for Snapchat programming. Here they are, expect a more thorough breakdown later in the week.

Germany (pilot presentation) – an animated series about a community of germs living in a Petri dish at the University of Berlin. Executive produced by and starring Channing Tatum, “Germany” explores the trials and tribulations of diverse microorganisms living in a microcosm of our world – complete with political scandals, climate change and vaccination deniers. “Germany” is a unique world in which both the laughter and the characters are contagious. The show was created by Aaron Karo and is also executive produced by Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan through their Free Association banner.

Rudy (pilot presentation) – an animated project written by Robert Padnick that follows childish “cholo” Rudy Cisneros who, after serving a 15-year prison sentence, wants to dissociate from gang life and start being there for his wife, kids and abuelita. Executive produced by Ed Helms and Mike Falbo of Pacific Electric and Animated by Titmouse. Based on Mike Catherwood’s childhood and his “Rudy” character on “Loveline.” Catherwood, Fred Armisen, Kether Donohue, Tony Revolori, and Danny Trejo make up the voice cast.

Tijuana Beach (script deal) – this animated project follows a Mexican American father who inherits a rundown resort from his uncle and relocates his family to Mexico. Executive produced and written by Tommy Dewey, Greg Bratman and “The Daily Show’s” Al Madrigal. Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment will also executive produce.

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