Jon Stewart’s HBO Project Is an Animated Parody of a Cable News Network

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Jon Stewart’s HBO project has been revealed to be an animated parody of a cable news network, HBO boss Casey Bloys revealed at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour Saturday.  Mr. Bloys described the project as “an Onion-like portal” that will consist of video and text. And the animation allows for quick turnaround.

 

 

“It allows him to comment real-time on what’s happening during the day’s news events,” Bloys revealed. “The animation allows him to respond to things very quickly.”

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As previously announced, Stewart will work with the cloud graphics company OTOY Inc. to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO NOW multiple times throughout the day.

 

 

Bloys didn’t confirm a specific premiere date for the still untitled project, but hinted September or October could be potential launch windows.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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