Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK February 2017 Highlights: From The Official Turner UK Press Release
Boomerang UK February 2017 Highlights
My Knight And Me
Starts Monday 6th February, weekdays at 6pm.
A medieval comedy starring Henri of Orange, a charmingly inept but chivalrous knight; his clever son Jimmy the Squire; and fun-loving Cat the Princess, Jimmy’s best friend from Epic High. All together – the knightly trio set out to make the Dark Ages a little lighter…and a whole lot more fun!
Tom and Jerry Half-Term Week
Starts Monday 13th February, daily at 9am.
The whole family are invited to join Boomerang this February Half Term for brand new episodes of The Tom and Jerry Show, Tom and Jerry: The Movie and plenty more specials. Catch two weeks of unmissable cat and mouse chases, plus Scooby-Doo joins the mischievous mix in the second week.
Starts Saturday 4th February, weekends at 9am.
Watch weekend marathons of classic family favourites, including new episodes of The Tom and Jerry Show, plus Scooby-Doo specials, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, What’s New Scooby-Doo? and Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! every weekend throughout February on Boomerang.
Starts Monday 6th February, airs weekdays at 5.30pm
Super Wings is a new action-packed preschool series about an adorable jet plane named Jett who travels the world delivering packages to children. On every delivery, Jett encounters a new problem that he and his friends the Super Wings must work together to solve!
Starts Monday 13th February, weekdays at 4pm.
Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster are back in a brand new series of Sesame Street, joined by A-list celebrity guests including Gwen Stefani, Sara Bareilles, Nick Jonas and many more! Sesame Street, helping children grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Don’t miss Cartoonito this February!
Fireman Sam Half-Term Week
Starts Monday 13th February, daily from 8am.
Spend Half Term with Cartoonito this month with marathons of Fireman Sam. Pontypandy’s hero is out to save the day in every kind of rescue, from Mountain to Ocean, plus specials including Heroes of the Storm, The Treasure of Pontypandy and Returns of Norman Man. Don’t miss Cartoonito this Half Term.
Cartoon Network EMEA And Cartoon Network Latin America Partners With WildBrain For YouTube Management
Turner Broadcasting System Europe and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America has signed a deal with London based WildBrain to help manage their children’s television show’s YouTube channels. WildBrain will be responsible for specific YouTube accounts for Cartoon Network’s animated shows including The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time which are in the process of being localised, new channels have already rolled out for The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time in the UK, Russia, Poland and Latin America.
WildBrain is the digital management division of Canada’s DHX Media, the world’s leading independent kids’ content company. DHX Media has access to a video library of over 11,800 half-hours of kids’ and family content including Cartoon Network’s Supernoobs and Boomerang’s Inspector Gadget. Before the deal, WildBrain was already responsible for managing LazyTown’s YouTube channel, a kids entertainment property owned by Turner. Apart from online kids content management and connecting content owners to advertisers, WildBrain also produce their own original content including storybook reading videos, animated and live-action shortform content and toy unboxing videos.
From The DHX Media Press Release: DHX Media’s Wildbrain To Manage Turner Kids Channels On YouTube For EMEA And Latin America
WildBrain, a leading online kids’ network with expertise in connecting content owners to advertisers through advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) platforms, announces a deal with Turner International to manage a number of Turner Kids YouTube channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America. The agreement sees WildBrain extending the international exposure of key Turner brands. New local-language channels have already rolled out for The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time in the UK, Russia, Poland, Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America, with more languages following soon. The Amazing World of Gumball and Ben 10 will also be included, together with a selection of other Cartoon Network shows.
The deal comes following a successful collaboration between Turner EMEA and WildBrain around LazyTown, which saw a number of local channels launched over the last year.
Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Creative Officer for Turner Kids International, says:
“Building a strong branded presence on YouTube for our major kids’ brands is a key part of our strategy of putting our audience at the centre of everything we do. We are excited to be working with YouTube kids’ specialist WildBrain and to benefit from their fantastic expertise in this field.”
John Robson, Managing Director of WildBrain, commented:
“As a leading network of channels for parents and kids, we are excited to deploy our experience and skills on Turner’s content. As more and more kids consume content on mobile devices, content owners are looking for ways to reach online audiences. We couldn’t be more excited to be looking after great Turner brands like Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls, by leveraging our large WildBrain platform and digital media expertise to broaden their global reach.”
Under the agreement, WildBrain will create and manage channels, and provide content production services, and audience development and social networking expertise.
WildBrain is an industry leader in the management and creation of preschool and children’s entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Dailymotion and others. WildBrain’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring more than 20,000 videos across more than 350 kids’ entertainment channels, and generating approximately 30-billion minutes of watch time annually.
Connecting kids’ content owners with advertisers in the advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) space, the WildBrain network features popular third-party brands such as Strawberry Shortcake, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and LazyTown, as well as much of DHX Media’s world-renowned library of more than 11,800 half-hours of kids’ and family content, including classic Teletubbies, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi, Yo Gabba Gabba! and many others. WildBrain also specializes in the creation of new original content for its network, such as animated and live-action shorts; toy-play and unboxing videos; book readings; preschool counting and alphabet videos; nursery rhymes and more. WildBrain is a wholly owned subsidiary of DHX Media (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM).
During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.
1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.
4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.
7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.
14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.
25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.
25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.
29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.
All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below: