Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016

Next weekend (28/10/2016 – 30/10/2016) will be the biannual MCM Comic Con convention in London, UK. The convention is one of the largest of its kind in the UK that celebrates TV, Movies, Comic Books, Video Games, Western Animation and Anime pop culture. Cartoon Network will be having their biggest ever presence at the event, with Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball Q&A and screening sessions and a special Adventure Time themed stand. The convention will take place at its usual venue, The ExCeL Centre in the London Docklands.

MCM Comic Con is also having an Adventure Time competition, five lucky fans will win an Adventure Time goodie bag each, to enter the competition answer this question “What is Finn the Human’s real name?” and then send your answer on an e-mail with the subject “I want to win Adventure Time Goodies!” to Follow the link below for more details.

The Adventure Time Cartoon Network/Forbidden Planet Stand

Cartoon Network has teamed up with the comic book and toys retailer Forbidden Planet to set up “a totally algebraic” Adventure Time themed stand (stand no. 3811), the stand will feature a large inflatable Ice Mountain and waiting inside will be your games master who will give you a series of epic quests and there will be prizes too. Also this will be an opportunity to try the brand new Adventure Time virtual reality mobile game – I See Ooo, the game lands the player in the Land of Ooo where they can play a series of mini-games.

Q&A Panels And Screening Sessions: Saturday 29th October

Saturday 29th October will be Cartoon Network’s main day at the convention with sessions for two of its biggest shows – Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball, if you’re in the London area with time to spare and love animation, this will be an amazing experience for you.

Behind the Scenes with The Amazing World of Gumball (12pm – 1pm)

At the Behind the Scenes with The Amazing World of Gumball Q&A and screening session, Gumball fans will get to hear from Ben Bocquelet, the show’s creator and series director Mic Graves. During the session, you will find out how the show is made and even some future plots in the upcoming new seasons. The session will also feature exclusive behind-the-scenes content and a never-before-seen episode.

Writing for Adventure Time (1pm – 2pm)

After the Gumball session, there will be an Adventure Time Q&A and screening session. At this session, fans will get to hear from Adventure Time’s Head Writer, Kent Osborne. At this panel, Kent will talk about his experience writing episodes for the show and will let you in a few secrets, there will also be a UK premiere for one of the final episodes in Season 7.

Both the Adventure Time and Gumball sessions will offer plenty of time for people to ask questions and it will be followed by a joint fan-signing.

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA Awards 2016 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children's BAFTA Awards 2016 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA 2016 Nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has released their nomination short lists for the 2016 BAFTA Children’s Awards. The BAFTA Children’s Awards have been running since 1996 and was created to celebrate the creative success of high quality television programming and interactive content aimed at British children. A BAFTA award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the UK media industry. This year, Cartoon Network UK has achieved five nominations including Children’s Channel Of The Year with one nomination for We Bare Bears in the Favourite TV Show BAFTA Kids Vote category. Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, an acquired show that also airs on Cartoon Network UK, has been shortlisted in the same category and is up for the public vote.

Turner UK’s Great Marlborough Productions’ very own The Amazing World of Gumball has achieved two nominations this year for Best UK Animated Show and for Best Story Writing. Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears has also been nominated in the Best International Show category.

This year, the Children’s BAFTA awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 20th November at its usual venue at The Roundhouse in London. Actor, writer and comedian Doc Brown will also be hosting the ceremony again this year.

Voting has already opened for the Favourite TV Show BAFTA Kids Vote category, please follow the link below and please vote for We Bare Bears if you like the show, also vote for your favourite video game and film. Lego Dimensions is also nominated for best video game, the game now features Adventure Time’s Finn and Jake, the game is developed by UK games studio TT Games (aka Traveller’s Tales) which is owned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a sister company of Turner (owners of Cartoon Network). Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is also nominated for best game and is also made by TT Games.

Cartoon Network UK has been nominated for Best Children’s Channel 2016, the channel won the award in 2014, good luck to the channel’s management and team for this year’s awards.

For The Kids Vote Categories:

Please remember to vote, you are only allowed to have one vote for each category, please use it wisely and you must be between the ages of seven and fourteen to vote. In order to vote and to check out the other nominations, please follow the link below:

List of all the categories with Cartoon Network UK nominations:

Decided By BAFTA Jury

Best UK Animated Show

The Amazing World of Gumball: Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell

Channel Of The Year

Cartoon Network UK and Ireland: Turner Kids UK Team

Best International Show

We Bare Bears: Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen

Best Children’s Show Storywriter

The Amazing World of Gumball – Writing Team

Decided By Public Vote

BAFTA Kids Vote: Favourite TV Show

We Bare Bears: Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen

BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016 Press Release:

BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016 Nominations List:

The Amazing World of Gumball To End After Season Six

The Amazing World of Gumball To End After Season Six

The Amazing World of Gumball To End After Season Six: My Opinion and Thoughts

Note: This is my opinion, suggestions and possibilities are not facts.

Yesterday (07/09/2016), The creator of The Amazing World of Gumball – Ben Bocquelet, announced that he will be leaving the show’s production team after Season Six to pursue other projects. The departure of Ben Bocquelet at the end of season six casts a shadow of doubt about the future of the show. The show will end at the end of season six, but there is still a chance that it can continue or be revived at a later date. Gumball will always be remembered for its wide array of art styles, imaginative cast of characters and the cheeky mischievous antics of a blue cat named Gumball Watterson and his unusual (but at times normal) dysfunctional family.

A total of six seasons is an excellent run for an animated series, with most Cartoon Network classics in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s such as Dexter’s Laboratory and Cow and Chicken only had four seasons. In all fairness, I’d rather finish the show with a high note and be remembered as a classic rather than let it carry on without the original creator’s intentions and input. I’d like to know about Great Marlborough Studios’ future in London though, will it be used for Apple and Onion (or another show) if it becomes an animated show?

The news follows the announcement of Regular Show ending, which also had another excellent run of eight seasons (only one other Cartoon Network show has reached this milestone and that’s Adventure Time), Mark Hamill (voice of Skips) announced the news last month. Regular Show was the one show (apart from Gumball) that made the most impact on me and was the reason I started watching Cartoon Network again, the show appealed to older audiences and had an Adult Swim (but kid friendly) edge to it, Mordecai and Rigby are in their 20’s, in a weird age gap that’s not teenaged or mature adults, they’re trying to become independent adults and also because of the retro cultural references, so that’s why the show related to me.

Obviously, Regular Show is where the name of this blog originated from, I won’t rename the blog after the show ends. In a lighter note, I’m looking forward to the Regular Show in Space story arc which will start on Monday 26th September on Cartoon Network USA.

The other show that will end is Uncle Grandpa, this show had four seasons, but I believe this show was very underrated. I really liked the surreal, nonsensical and unexpected humour in the show, shame that it didn’t reach the same level of interest as Adventure Time or Regular Show.

In conclusion, there isn’t anything to worry about shows ending, everything has to end, I want animated shows to be remembered as creative forms of entertainment and not renewed for the sake of it or to force the production team against their own will to produce something that has been exhausted from any new ideas. I’m very sure Cartoon Network Studios have lots of ideas for the future, a whole list of shows have come and gone within the channel’s 24 year history and it continues to win Emmys and BAFTAs for producing excellent shows; it’s certain that the trend will continue.

These shows will be gone but they won’t be forgotten.