Wednesday, December 31 1969

Stephen Colbert to Produce Donald Trump Cartoon Show for Showtime

Written by P.J. Gladnick

It has been announced today that Showtime has given the go ahead for a 10 episode series of animated shows about President Donald Trump to air this Fall. So will this cartoon series be done in the spirit of good fun such as the way Vaughn Meader satirized John F.

Kennedy in his First Family album over 50 years ago? Well, the fourth sentence of this Variety article reveals that probably won't be the case:

Donald Trump, the cartoon? Yes, it’s happening.

Showtime has greenlit an animated satirical series centered on the Trump White House, Variety has learned. The show hails from executive producer Stephen Colbert.

That's right. Colbert. Which means this cartoon should have humor that is about as subtle as a sledgehammer beating its message into a head. We actually don't have to wait until this Fall to find out just how unfunny it is since the Trump cartoon has already been appeared several times as a short feature on Colbert's show:

The animated show hails from CBS Television Studios and will be executive produced by Colbert and “Late Show” showrunner Chris Licht. Tim Luecke, who co-created the “Late Show” version of animated Trump, will serve as lead animator and co-executive producer.

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