New Show The Happos Family On Boomerang UK In October

New Show The Happos Family On Boomerang UK In October

New Show The Happos Family On Boomerang UK In October

Today (14/09/2016), Turner UK have announced a brand new animated show coming to Boomerang UK in October called The Happos Family. Initially, twenty episodes have been made, each episode will be two minutes in length each. The Happos Family is also the first ever Boomerang original created by Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa. The 3D CGI show is about a bunch of happos (a fictional animal similar to a hippo) living at a safari park, to the people visiting the safari park during the day, they’re just ordinary happos doing what happos normally do, lying around in mud and sleeping. But, when the park closes for the evening and all of the humans have left the park, the happos wake-up and their personalities come out to shine.

Characters include Astro Happo, a happo with an ambition to travel to the moon, there also a Daredevil called Stunt Happo and there’s Party Happo who like dancing with Ballerina Happo and Bollywood Happo. The show is a slapstick comedy produced by the UK based animation studio – Spider Eye and the show is created in partnership with the famous Italian chocolate company – Ferrero, known for producing Kinder Surprise, Nutella and of course, Kinder Happy Hippos. The Boomerang UK website will also offer very soon an interactive experience with video clips of The Happos Family and online games based on the show.

There are many other new shows coming to Boomerang UK (and other international versions of Boomerang) very shortly, such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series and Grizzy and the Lemmings.

From The Turner UK Press Release:

Turner today announces The Happos Family – a brand-new, original series that will be coming to its second flagship kids’ channel, Boomerang from October 2016.

Made up of 20 x 2 minute shorts, The Happos Family is the first Boomerang Original to be created by Turner EMEA and will complement the channel’s existing portfolio of global and international acquisitions, such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the soon-to-launch Grizzy & the Lemmings, as well as the new pipeline of original content, including Wabbit and Bunnicula, produced by Turner’s sister company Warner Bros. Animation. It has been created in partnership with world-renowned Italian corporation Ferrero and UK animation company Spider Eye.

The show features a family of Happos who live in an enclosure in a European safari park. In the morning the park is open to human visitors who drive past the Happos, taking pictures of them wallowing in the mud, lazing by the pool, sleeping in the shade of the tree. When the last car races out of the safari park and the gates are shut to all visitors, the Happos jump up out of the mud, wake up from their snoozing and get dressed up. It’s now their time for crazy, zany, Happo adventures.

Each of the 20 episodes centres on one of ten costumed Happos. Whether it’s Astro Happo longing to fly to the moon, or Stunt Happo attempting a daredevil feat, or Party Happo in a dance off with Ballerina and Bollywood, each storyline is laugh-out-loud, slap stick comedy with lots of heart.

Patricia Hidalgo, SVP, Chief Content & Creative Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids’ Strategy commented:

“The Happos Family is a great demonstration of our commitment to bringing high quality, new content to Boomerang, as we continue to build the brand as a second flagship to Cartoon Network and invest in original production for both channels both here in the UK and internationally. We’re excited to have joined forces with Ferrero, who really share the heritage family values that Boomerang and its audience represents, and Spider Eye who did a great job with the animation.”

In addition to these beautifully colourful and hilarious, non-dialogue shorts – which will begin airing on Boomerang channels worldwide, starting with EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) from October 2016 – the loveable Happos characters will appear across a variety of interactive digital platforms, including web, games and Youtube, among others.

This first Boomerang Original series, created and produced in EMEA, follows the recent announcement that Turner has commissioned a sixth season of the EMEA-created hit series The Amazing World of Gumball for Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network USA To Air Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series

Cartoon Network USA To Air Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series

Cartoon Network USA To Air Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series

Sony Pictures Animation announced their 2017-2018 animation slate yesterday (20/06/2016), Sony Pictures Animation’s press release confirms that Cartoon Network USA will also air the series in 2017. International versions of Turner’s kids channels in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific already confirmed that they will air the new series back in October 2015. The new series is a prequel to the popular movie franchise, of a which a young Flint Lockwood has ambitions to become a respected scientist and inventor. The first season of the new series will have twenty-six 22-minute episodes and is animated by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by DHX Media.

About The Series from the DHX Media Press Release:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series takes place before giant food came raining down on Swallow Falls. Flint Lockwood is a high school tween with big dreams. Swallow Falls is a blue-collar town where sardines are driving a booming economy. But Flint suffers from NFD: Non Fish-related Dreams. He wants to be a serious scientist and maybe one day not have his inventions blow up in his face.

Along for the ride is Sam Sparks, who’s the new girl in town and the school’s newest wannabe ace reporter. These two outsiders come together for laughs and comedic adventures with all the great characters from the film: Flint’s Dad Tim, Steve the Monkey, Manny the head of the school’s audiovisual, school gym teacher Earl before he becomes a cop, Brent who still models baby wear, and Mayor Shelbourne, who wins every election on the pro-sardine platform.

From The Sony Pictures Animation Press Release:

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS is slated for its television series incarnation airdate in 2017. The 2D animated small-screen series, produced in partnership with DHX Media and commissioned by TELETOON in Canada, will expand on the adventures of the computer-animated feature films and will air on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and Turner channels across EMEA, APAC and Latin American markets.

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London May 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London May 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London May 2016: AdVenture Times With Jeremy Shada and Jackson Publick

Today (27/05/2016), was the start of the MCM Comic Con convention weekend (27/05/2016 to 29/05/2016) at the ExCel centre in London, the largest film, television and general pop-culture convention of its kind in the UK. Jeremy Shada, the voice actor for Finn in Cartoon Network’s hit show Adventure Time will be at the convention meeting fans, so if you’re at the convention this will be an opportunity to meet the adventurer himself. Jeremy’s band called Make Out Monday will also be performing on the Fringe Stage. Jeremy Shada also had numerous other movie/television roles in Team America: World Police, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbours the Yamadas and upcoming animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender and live-action shows such as Lost, Shark and Cartoon Network’s sketch-comedy series Incredible Crew.

Also, Cartoon Network UK is having an Adventure Time book giveaway this weekend, follow @CNUKTweets & retweet the tweet below to take part, each book is signed by Jeremy Shada. There’s six books to giveaway.

Kid reviewers and interviewers Hag, Con and Bex interviewed Jeremy Shada at MCM Comic Con London, you can watch the interview on the link below:

In terms of Adult Swim at the convention, Venture Bros. show creator and director Jackson Publick will be attending a special Q&A session with Robert Milazzo (of New York’s Modern School of Film) on Sunday at MCM Comic Con London. The Venture Bros. is about two incompetent teenagers Hank and Dean Venture, their father, Dr. Venture and Dr. Venture’s bodyguard Brock Samson. During their misadventures they battle numerous super villains, secret agents and mad scientists. The show is now in its sixth season. Jackson Publick is a pseudonym of Christopher McCulloch, he’s also the voice actor for Hank Venture and co-writer for the animated show alongside Doc Hammer. Publick has also worked on other shows such as The Tick, King of the Hill, Superjail! and Sheep in the Big City.

The MCM Comic Con convention takes place in London twice a year, running on the last weekend in May and October.