Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Teams Up With Tangent For Adventure Time Game

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Teams Up With Tangent For Adventure Time Game

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Teams Up With Tangent For Adventure Time Game

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has teamed up with South Korean game developer Tangent to develop a new Adventure Time mobile game called “Adventure Time Run: The Ooo Expedition”. The game was released in South Korea today (21/09/2016), and will be rolled out throughout Asia later this year and in some selected international markets in 2017. This is also the first time a Cartoon Network property has been used in a South Korean game and there’s a future possibility for a Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 or We Bare Bears game to be made too.

The “run-style” game includes an innovative character nurturing system and social media integration. The game mostly focuses on Finn and Jake, but the game will also feature/reference Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen and BMO.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release

Turner Asia Pacific will launch a new app called ‘Adventure Time Run: The Ooo Expedition’, created by game developer Tangent. It is the first time a Cartoon Network IP has been used as the complete landscape for a Korean-produced game. The release will first take place in Korea on September 21, with a regional rollout across Asia later in 2016, and finally in selected international markets in 2017.

The game focuses on the main characters Finn and Jake from Cartoon Network’s global hit animated series Adventure Time, but also references the show’s Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen and BMO, who all reside in the dreamlike Land of Ooo and have a huge fanbase. The “run-style” gameplay adopts an innovative a character nurturing system and has social media integration with linked ranking ability.

Ron Lee, General Manager of Turner Korea, said: “This game is the first of a kind. Korea’s gaming industry is hungry for new IP that can provide a global competitive edge, and Turner and Cartoon Network IPs already have a track record of popularity internationally.”

He added: “Turner will be looking to secure further business with Korea’s talented pool of game developers and partners. And through partnerships such as the one with Tangent, we will be actively growing our digital offerings in this market.” Cartoon Network original IPs that will be prioritized in Korea are also The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and We Bare Bears.”

Tangent’s CEO, Ben Byung-Eui Yoo, commented: “We expect ‘Adventure Time Run: The Ooo Expedition’ to garner a lot of interest from gaming fans in Korea. Adventure Time is a series with a solid base of fans both overseas and within Korea, and its diverse and unique world is a great environment for the project.”

He added: “As it is a game with a globally popular IP, we are confident that the game will find success not only in Korea but also in the global market.”

‘Adventure Time Run: The Ooo Expedition’ can be downloaded on mobile devices from the Google Play Store and the Apple iTunes App Store from today in South Korea (21/09/2016). A number of events to mark the game’s release are scheduled.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-partners-koreas-tangent-launch-cartoon-network-mobile-game

Pooq Signs Turner Distribution Deal Includes Cartoon Network South Korea

Pooq Signs Turner Distribution Deal Includes Cartoon Network South Korea

Pooq Signs Turner Distribution Deal Includes Cartoon Network South Korea

South Korean OTT (Over The Top) internet television service, pooq has signed a distribution deal with Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific for both Cartoon Network South Korea and CNN International. pooq is a live video streaming and video on demand service which can be used on PC’s, tablets and smartphones, the service currently has 400,000 paying users. With the pooq service it will be possible to view Cartoon Network and CNN International for free but only for short previews and only within South Korea. pooq is owned and operated by CAPTV (Content Alliance Platform), a joint venture company formed by leading South Korean broadcasters: KBS, MBC and SBS in 2012.

Phil Nelson, the Turner MD for North Asia made this statement regarding the channel distribution deal with pooq:

“This is the first-of-a-kind launch for us in Korea. To reach an expanded audience via an innovative new service like pooq is an important landmark in making our content available everywhere. Cartoon Network and CNN International are Turner’s international flagship brands and genuine world-class products.”

http://worldscreen.com/tvasia/cartoon-network-lands-on-koreas-pooq/
http://www.pooq.co.kr

Cartoon Network USA The Powerpuff Girls Reboot Premieres 4th April

Cartoon Network USA The Powerpuff Girls Reboot Premieres 4th April

Cartoon Network USA The Powerpuff Girls Reboot Premieres 4th April

It has now been officially confirmed that The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot series will premiere on Cartoon Network USA on Monday 4th March at 6pm (ET/PT), from this date, the girls will be powering back up and will continue to fight crime before bedtime. Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific have also confirmed that The Powerpuff Girls reboot will premiere across the region on Saturday 9th April, including Cartoon Network Southeast Asia and Cartoon Network India. The premiere will also be simulcasted on Boomerang, Toonami and POGO as well as Turner’s sister entertainment channels in the Asia-Pacific region including Oh!K, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), Warner TV and truTV. The list of channels taking part in the premiere also includes Astro Ceria in Malaysia and TV5 in the Philippines.

Mark Eyers, chief kids content officer at Turner Asia Pacific made this statement about the new Powerpuff Girls reboot:

“‘The Powerpuff Girls’ will be simply everywhere! Whatever channel you turn to on April 9, and whatever screen you’re using, there will be Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles saving the day before bedtime! We’ve waited a long time to see these super-cute and super-fierce girls return to action, and the all-new series marks the return for one of Cartoon Network’s best-loved franchises.”

Cartoon Network UK will premiere the series sometime between Monday 28th March and Saturday 16th April.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/the-powerpuff-girls-return-to-indian-tv-after-11-years-116031001102_1.html