AOL to Release Cartoons Starring Buffett and Stewart
AOL will be releasing new cartoons starring some of the biggest names in the corporate world: Warren Buffett and Martha Stewart.
In a new plan to save AOL, Tim Armstrong, who is the current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, will be releasing cartoons
titled: The Millionaires Club, which will star Warren Buffett, and Martha Stewart Kids. These cartoons will teach children about the world of business. AOL plans to partner with A Squared Entertainment to develop the web cartoons.
These cartoons will be strictly viewed on the internet in a way to, as AOL calls it in their new mission statement, “To inform, entertain, and connect the world.” There are even a few ex-Yahoo! employees who will share ideas on how to produce the latest cartoons.
AOL will also be releasing cartoons starring Gisele Bündchen and the late Carl Sagan.
According to NewTeeVee
, the premises for each cartoon are:
Secret Millionaire’s Club: Warren Buffet (in animated form) mentors a group of kids on their adventures in business and finance.
Gigi & The Green Team: An animated Gisele Bündchen plays a superhero who protects the environment by night.
Little Martha: A 10-year-old Martha Stewart (yes, also animated) “operates an event planning company from her tricked-out tree house.” Topics include cooking, crafting and gardening.
Kosmos — the late, now-animated Carl Sagan combines science with space adventure in the vein of educational series Cosmos.
The cartoons will be released starting in autumn of 2009 and spring 2010.