Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid September 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid September 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid September 2016

Oggy And The Cockroaches Season 5 Premiere On Cartoon Network Asia Update

According to Kidscreen, Oggy and the Cockroaches Season Five will premiere on Cartoon Network’s feeds in Asia-Pacific in Autumn 2017, the new series will see Oggy and the Cockroaches time travelling to the past and to the future, similar to Tom and Jerry, the show features slapstick comedy with no dialogue. Oggy and the Cockroaches’ animation studio – Xilam have also made a licencing agreement with Dream Theatre to represent the show’s brand in India. Furthermore, Season 6 and 7 of Oggy and the Cockroaches will premiere in 2018. News about Oggy of the Cockroaches season five were known back in December last year.

http://www.regularcapital.com/2015/12/cartoon-network-asia-pacific-acquires-oggy-and-the-cockroaches-season-5/

Special thanks to the Daily Nick for the update: http://www.nickalive.blogspot.com

http://kidscreen.com/2016/09/16/xilam-names-oggy-and-the-cockroaches-rep/

Turner’s Emoticon Tuzki Character To Get Animated Film

According to Cartoon Brew and Animation Digital Digest, Turner Asia Pacific has partnered up with Shanghai-based Tencent Pictures to develop a full-length feature starring Tuzki, the iconic rabbit emoticon that is used throughout Asia on social platforms including Wechat. The film, which will be a mixture of CGI and live-action is expected to begin production in 2017, and will be released in cinemas in China in 2018.

Clément Schwebig, Turner Asia-Pacific’s SVP of business development and licensing, made this statement in regards to the new Tuzki movie:

“This announcement is a huge milestone as we look to grow the Tuzki franchise and reinforces Turner’s commitment to its growing business in China, Through WeChat, Tencent is obviously very familiar with Tuzki, and everyone is excited to see him appear on the big screen. This irrepressible rabbit has already made a strong emotional connection with a generation of young Chinese, and this film will take engagement to the next level.”

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/popular-chinese-emoticon-tuzki-getting-animated-feature-143113.html

http://animationdigitaldigest.com/turner-partners-tencent-develop-film-starring-rabbit-emoticon-tuzki/

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe Half Rebrand

Over the weekend (17/09/2016 and 18/09/2016) Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe have started to air Next/Later bumpers stylised from the Check It 4.0 graphics package, it’s not known when a full rebrand will happen.

Cartoon Network MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Now In Cyprus

According to the TV guide on Primetel’s website, the newly launched Cartoon Network MENA (English) and Boomerang MENA (English) has replaced Cartoon Network Africa and Boomerang Africa respectively in Cyprus, also the Boomerang MENA feed is now available in Greece also replacing Boomerang Africa. The move ends Cartoon Network Africa/HQ’s role as a trans-regional pan-feed in Europe and the Middle East.

The present day Cartoon Network Africa channel originated from a pan-European/African/Middle East feed which was spun off from Cartoon Network UK in 1999 (which was the original pan-feed that launched in 1993 with several language audio tracks). As more countries and regions such as Netherlands, Portugal and Russia (with Bulgaria) started to launch their own versions of Cartoon Network, the pan-feed started to focus more on Africa, most particularly Nigeria and South Africa.

http://primetel.com.cy/tvg/

More Information Regarding Cartoon Network MENA

More Information Regarding Cartoon Network MENA

More Information Regarding Cartoon Network MENA

Turner has released official information regarding the new Cartoon Network MENA (Cartoon Network Middle East And North Africa) and Boomerang MENA feeds which launched on 1st July, confirming that both channels have dual-audio (English and Arabic) and are in High Definition. Children in the region will be able to watch their favourite Cartoon Network originals such as Adventure Time, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball both in their native language and in the show’s original language in high quality. The new channel is a premium version of the free-to-air Cartoon Network Arabia feed and is a replacement of the English audio Cartoon Network Africa and Boomerang Africa pan-feeds in the Middle East and North African region. Both channels are only available on DTH satellite TV provider beIN and will be available on other IPTV providers.

Tarek Mounir, Turner VP and general manager for Middle East, Africa, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus said that the two new channels which were created to meet increasing standards expected from their viewers:

“We are thrilled to provide exceptional cartoon viewing options and quality entertainment to our viewers. The standards in entertainment requirements are ever-increasing and we are making sure to stay ahead of the curve whilst also offering viewers the choice to watch their favourite channels in their preferred language”

Cartoon Network MENA’s English language website has also launched: http://www.cartoonnetworkme.com/ which complements Cartoon Network Arabic’s website.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/567542/turner-launches-hd-dual-language-kids-network-feeds-in-mena/

Cartoon Network MENA And Boomerang MENA Launch On beIN Also In HD

Cartoon Network MENA And Boomerang MENA Launch On beIN Also In HD

Cartoon Network MENA And Boomerang MENA Launch On beIN Also In HD

According to news posted yesterday (01/07/2016) by forum members on the Arabic language forum website kooora.com, Cartoon Network MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and Boomerang MENA have launched and are now available in high definition on Middle Eastern direct-to-home satellite television provider, BeIN. Also according to forum members, both channels have the option to watch shows with Arabic audio. Both channels replace Cartoon Network Africa and Boomerang Africa on beIN.

BeIN has three different versions of Cartoon Network available on its television platform, the free-to-air Cartoon Network Arabic version, Cartoon Network MENA in English (with Arabic audio and also along with Boomerang MENA English) and the new Cartoon Network Hindi feed which launched in May this year.

http://forum.kooora.com/f.aspx?t=36385854

Update and Correction:

According to ToonZone member Simon Petrikov who lives in Algeria (where beIN is available as a pay-tv provider), the new HD feed (i.e. CN MENA in English) is actually separate from Cartoon Network Africa which continues to be distributed on some providers in the Arab World, however the new feed does broadcast in Africa (North Africa to be exact) as well as the Middle East. Both new channels have a unique schedule.

http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/cartoon-network-international-news-thread.4264941/page-1086#post-84521221