Cartoon Network is getting into the live-action business with an original movie while remaining strong in animation with a fall premiere date for the Andre Benjamin series Class of 3000 and 12 animated features in the next year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reanimated will be part live action, part animation, produced in Los Angeles with production beginning this spring.

Casting has yet to be announced, but the project is from former Cartoon Network writers Adam Pava and Tim McKeon. It involves a 12-year-old boy who needs an emergency brain transplant after an accident at an amusement park; he receives the brain of a dead cartoonist, which gives the kid the ability to see cartoon characters in real life.

Brian B.