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World Premiere Toon In is the first episode of the second season of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, and the thirteenth episode overall. The episode, officially titled the "1st Annual World Premiere Toon In," premiered on February 20, 1995 as a special simulcast on TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network, acting as the launch of Cartoon Network's new animation showcase series World Premiere Toons (later renamed What A Cartoon!).

Synopsis

In this special episode, members of the Council of Doom appear as judges in a beauty pageant-style competition between five cartoon directors. Craig McCracken, creator of The Powerpuff Girls ultimately won the competition and his cartoon was aired.

Guests

Production Credits

  • WRITER - Matthew Maiellaro
  • EDITORS - Michael Cahill, Tom Roche
  • VOICES - George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill, Don Kennedy, Michael Cahill, Jim Rich, Judy Tenuta
  • DESIGN COMPANY - DESIGNefx
  • ANIMATOR DIRECTOR - C. Martin Croker
  • CAMERA - Chip Goebert, Steve Anderson
  • ASSISTANT EDITORS - Matt Gore, Dan Bowens
  • TALENT COORDINATOR - Tanya Bergan
  • AUDIO ENGINEERS - Roy Clements, Tom Race, Dave Henshaw
  • MUSIC - Eddie Horst, Mike Lefevre
  • SOUND DESIGN - Roy Clements
  • ORIGINAL SPACE GHOST DESIGN - Alex Toth
  • ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Matt Harrigan
  • PRODUCERS - Michael Cahill, Keith Crofford, Michael Lazzo

Trivia

  • This episode was subsequently named "President's Day Nightmare" by its producers, Williams Street.
  • The curtains behind the photos of the cartoon creator and villains seen in the intro were background graphics used by both the US and European versions of TNT at the time, and also was used by Turner Home Entertainment for their "Feature Presentation" bumpers (including certain Cartoon Network releases).
  • The first What A Cartoon short, The Powerpuff Girls in "Meat Fuzzy Lumkins" made its premiere during this episode.
  • The Council of Doom, who act as judges, is a group of villains from the original Space Ghost series which originally consisted of Moltar, Zorak, Brak, Black Widow, Metallus and Creature King.
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