Long Live The Royals UK Version Jane Horrocks As Queen Eleanor

Long Live The Royals UK Version Jane Horrocks As Queen Eleanor

Long Live The Royals UK Version Jane Horrocks As Queen Eleanor

The UK will be getting a slightly different and localised version of Long Live The Royals. In the UK version, actress Jane Horrocks (Bubble & Katy Grin from BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous, Fifi Forget-Me-Not from Cosgrove Hall’s Fifi and the Flowertots and Julie Cook from Sky One’s Trollied) will be voice acting the role of Queen Eleanor replacing Wendi McLendon-Covey, the voice actress in the USA version.

Based on the Creative Arts Emmy award winning animated short of the same name, the Long Live the Royals miniseries premieres on Cartoon Network UK and Ireland on Tuesday 6th September at 6pm and new episodes air daily at the same time up until Friday 9th September.

In this video, Jane Horrocks describes her character’s personality traits, her time voicing Queen Eleanor and her thoughts about the new show.

From The Turner UK Press Release: Jane Horrocks is crowned Queen of Cartoon Network

Jane Horrocks joins The Royal Family as “Queen Eleanor” in latest Cartoon Network Miniseries

The holidays can be a chaotic time for any family; throw in a few bejeweled crowns, lofty titles, and an entire Kingdom and you’ve got Cartoon Network Studios’ newest original miniseries, Long Live the Royals. This ridiculously regal new miniseries follows the high-class lifestyle of a contemporary royal family living in an old-fashioned world. Created by Sean Szeles (supervising producer of the award-winning Regular Show) and featuring the voice of Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous) as Queen Eleanor, Long Live the Royals premieres over four consecutive nights beginning Tuesday 6th September at 6pm on Cartoon Network.

Set against a medieval backdrop, Long Live the Royals follows a modern-day royal family as they prepare for the annual week-long Yule Hare Festival, where there will be delicious food, exciting frights, singing forest men and most importantly, much laughter. Each episode examines a different family member and their storyline, from Queen Eleanor’s insecurity over her loud beastly snoring to Princess Rosalind’s desire to be a “normal teenager” who goes out to parties, the miniseries comically highlights modern-day monarchy problems faced by the royals while ruling a medieval kingdom.

Commenting on her role as Queen Eleanor, Jane Horrocks says:

“It was such a delight to take on the role of Queen Eleanor in Cartoon Network’s latest miniseries Long Live the Royals. Queen Eleanor is quite a fearsome Queen, but she is also very witty and has some really good lines! I was attracted to be a part of this miniseries because the script is very funny and the characters are beautifully drawn. In my opinion there are a lot of cartoons out there that tend to be the same, that’s why I like Long Live the Royals, because it feels very different and fresh. I also think it’s the kind of show that will appeal both to children and adults alike.”

Filled with all the humour and heart that is core to a Cartoon Network show, Long Live the Royals features a voice cast of some of comedy’s brightest talents, with Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous) as the image-focused Queen Eleanor, Jon Daly (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) as the pompous King Rufus, Gillian Jacobs (Community) as punk rock Princess Rosalind, Kieran Culkin (Scott Pilgrim) as shy Prince Peter and Nicki Rapp as royal pain Prince Alex. Peter Serafinawicz, Horatio Sanz, Fred Armisen, Alfred Molina, Ellie Kemper, Ken Marino and more also lend their voices to the fun.

Originating from Cartoon Network Studios’ Artists Program, Long Live the Royals follows 2014’s Emmy® Award-winning miniseries Over the Garden Wall.

Long Live the Royals premieres on Cartoon Network on Tuesday 6th September at 6pm and rolls out until Friday 9th September.

Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Creative Arts Emmys

Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Creative Arts Emmys

Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Creative Arts Emmys

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have already announced some Creative Arts Emmy award winners ahead of the official Creative Arts Emmy Awards event on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September and Cartoon Network was among the winners.

Cartoon Network won a total of three Creative Arts Emmys, two for Adventure Time and one for Long Live The Royals in the “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation” category, the three awards were for individual members of production staff that made an outstanding contribution not only just on the show they worked on but also in the field of animation as a whole, the award winners were decided by a jury.

Cartoon Network Emmy Award Winners

Adventure Time
Episode: Bad Jubies
Cartoon Network Studios in association with Bix Pix Entertainment

Jason Kolowski, Production Designer

Adventure Time
Episode: Stakes Pt. 8: The Dark Cloud
Cartoon Network Studios

Tom Herpich, Storyboard Artist

Long Live The Royals
Episode: Punk Show
Cartoon Network Studios

Chris Tsirgiotis, Background Designer

Congratulations to Jason Kolowski and Tom Herpich for their award winning artistic contribution to Adventure Time and also to Chris Tsirgiotis for his work on Long Live The Royals.

Also congratulations to Scott DaRos, a character animator on Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken who won an Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation award for his work on the 3rd Robot Chicken DC Comics Special: Magical Friendship.

The 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will formally take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. The awards ceremony will air on Sunday 17th September at 8pm ET/PT on FXX in the United States.

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Cartoon Network Renews The Powerpuff Girls For A Second Season

Cartoon Network Renews The Powerpuff Girls For A Second Season

Cartoon Network Renews The Powerpuff Girls For A Second Season

Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con International convention this week, Cartoon Network announced today (19/07/2016) that they have renewed the rebooted The Powerpuff Girls series for a second season. The series is about three young superheroines called Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup and their duty is protect Townsville from a myriad of monsters and various villains. The new Powerpuff Girls series which premiered in April this year was the largest international event in Cartoon Network’s twenty-four-year history with 81 million fans worldwide engaged in the new show on various platforms, the “Powerpuff Yourself” avatar maker website was used by total of twelve million fans from around the world. Last week, the show was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy in the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category.

This week, the 2016 series of The Powerpuff Girls will make its inaugural appearance at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday 21st July, the Cartoon Network section of the convention will feature a booth where fans can create their own Powerpuff avatar by using the “Powerpuff Yourself” avatar maker and print it on a T-shirt or tote bag.

Several licencing deals for Powerpuff Girls were made to mark the return of the popular late 1990’s/early 2000’s animated show, including deals with fashion house Moschino, retailers Hot Topic and C&A, McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, an international toy contract with Spin Master and the use of Powerpuff Girls graphical assets for MIT Media Lab’s child-friendly Scratch computer programming and Google’s Made With Code GIF educational programmes.

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From The Turner UK Press Release

Cartoon Network has announced the renewal of the global phenomenon, The Powerpuff Girls. The series premiere in April won the night in all key demos and had over 81 million worldwide fans experiencing it across multiple platforms, making it the largest international event in the history of the network. The wildly successful Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker has also given over 12 million fans of all ages the ability to see themselves as a real Townsville superhero. The series also picked up its first Emmy nomination this year for “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.”

The original arbiters of girl power join an expanding diverse portfolio of returning fan-favorites at Cartoon Network that include Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence, Regular Show and the recently announced new Ben 10.

“The Powerpuff Girls is on a momentous run with its first Emmy nod, a debut appearance at one of the biggest fan events of the year, and now a second season greenlight,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “Congratulations to the Cartoon Network creative teams who have super-powered this property with the perfect amount of Chemical X to bring a hit show for a new generation of fans.”

As previously announced, The Powerpuff Girls will also make its inaugural appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, July 21-24 with its first-ever panel and an immersive Townsville-inspired booth. Convention goers can step into the booth where they can print their personalized avatar on a t-shirt or tote bag using the Powerpuff Girls avatar maker.

The Powerpuff Girls has touched the cultural zeitgeist with Moschino and Hot Topic fashion collaborations in the United States and C&A Department Store and BIZUU globally; an international toy partnership with Spin Master featuring a full range of products; and as a McDonald’s® Happy Meal® promotion with six different toy offerings. As part of Cartoon Network’s overall commitment to STEAM education, The Powerpuff Girls continues to inspire children to learn to code with special episodes and programs including Google’s Made With Code GIF: The Powerpuff Girls and Scratch from the MIT Media Lab.

The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) serving as executive producer and Bob Boyle (Clarence, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!) as co-executive producer. The voice cast includes: Amanda Leighton (Blossom), Kristen Li (Bubbles) and Natalie Palamides (Buttercup).

One of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series, the initial run of The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, premiered in 1998 and earned two Emmy® Awards along with five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78 episodes. The series also spawned a feature film with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002.