Paul Dini (kingofbreakfast) wrote,
Paul Dini

Tower Prep update

First off, let me say how grateful I am to the hundreds of Tower Prep fans who have continued to contact me in the years since the series finished its original run on Cartoon Network. I'm thrilled that the show was enjoyed by so many and I also am sorry that Cartoon Network has chosen to never renew it, nor release a DVD set of the first, and only season episodes. Many people have asked me about petitions, e-mail campaigns and the like to keep the show going. I'm not sure what attention they would be paid at this point, though of all of the options, an e-mail campaign would have the least effect. Actual posted (stamped and mailed)letters are what most networks respond to, though keep in mind Cartoon Network is unique in they program what they want, cancel what they want, and are not known for paying much attention to fan protests. Their biggest hits now are animated comedy shows, and they most likely will continue to concentrate on producing them for the near future.

As for me selling the show to another network, while I was the series creator, Cartoon Network (and Dolphin Entertainment, their co-producer on the project) own the rights to the show, not me. It's Cartoon Net's decision not to run or renew the show, and, as it cost a lot of money to produce and did not immediately deliver the big ratings smash they wanted, they yanked it. Ironically now that fans all over the world have seen Tower, and many more have watched via download, the ratings for first run broadcast would arguably be much better, but CN remains resolute in their decision not to order new episodes. The same with forbidding comics or books that continue the characters stories. I wish it were different, but they make the decisions, not me.

However, lots of people have asked where they can send their letters of support or protest, so I have included the address below. As always, the letters should be polite and never hurtful. After all, these are the nice folks who took a chance on producing the show in the first place. Let 'em know you like it, you miss it, and who knows? Let's see what happens.

Mr. Stuart Snyder
Cartoon Network
1050 Techwood Drive NW
Atlanta GA 30318

Thanks, guys. Hugs from Sr. Guapo and me.


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