Cartoon Network Africa Animation Generation 2015 Competition Winners

Cartoon Network Africa Animation Generation 2015 Competition Winners

Cartoon Network Africa Animation Generation 2015 Competition Winners

DStv’s blog has revealed the winners of Cartoon Network Africa’s Animation Generation art competition, where children create a cartoon character that could potentially be Cartoon Network’s next animated star. This is the tenth year the competition has been running and this year the competition a had a staggering 25,913 entries.

Congratulations to Sivalingam Moodley from Crawford Preparatory (creator of Super Sky, 1st place winner of the 6-to-8 years category), Sufain Khan Mohamed from AYS Memorial Primary (creator of Captain Africa, 1st place winner of the 9-to-11 years category) and Michelle Pinheiro from Bedfordview Primary School (creator of Greg the Giraffe, 1st place winner of the 12-to-14 years category). The winners receive an iPad and a cash prize of 3,000 South African Rand for their schools. The winners will also get to see their artwork brought to life as an animation in a promo for Animation Generation on Cartoon Network Africa this December.

Not only these three children and their schools have benefited from the competition, but other schools such as Marian Ridge Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal, which had 1,515 competition entries and won 10,000 South African Rand for art supplies and equipment. Aiston Primary School in Gauteng won 7,000 ZAR for their school art department for their 1,436 entries and Berg Street Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal won 5,000 ZAR for entering 1,289 drawings. Cartoon Network’s other creative competition in Europe called Cartoon Network Imagination Studios will launch in Africa next year.

Pierre Branco, Vice President of Turner Southern Europe and Africa made this statement regarding the creativity of the competition’s entries:

“It was a mammoth task to select the finalists, and harder still to choose a specific winner, but we feel that everyone is a winner in Cartoon Network’s Animation Generation just by being creative, imaginative and all-round awesome!. The aim of this year’s competition was to give children the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild. We understand the integral role that creativity plays in the physical, social and emotional development of children worldwide. The entries we received this year were original, imaginative and of an exceptional standard. This has been a true collaboration between these talented children and Cartoon Network as we have worked closely with them to get their input on the story created around their heroes, Super Sky, Greg the Giraffe and Captain Africa”

You can see the winners artwork on DStv’s blog post or visit the Cartoon Network Animation Generation website to find out more.
http://www.dstv.com/en-za/news/animation-generation-2015-winners-20151124
http://animationgeneration.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/

Hoolee New Turner Kids Pop-Up Channel Launches 1st December

Hoolee New Turner Kids Pop-Up Channel Launches 1st December

Hoolee New Turner Kids Pop-Up Channel Launches 1st December: Extra Programming For The Christmas Period

During the Multichoice #OnlyTheBest content showcase last week, DStv announced that a temporary children’s channel was in the works and they were in talks with Turner. Since then, it was revealed that DStv and Turner Broadcasting System Europe will be launching a new temporary channel for the African market called Hoolee. Hoolee will broadcast during the Christmas period from 1st December to 31st January and will feature children’s programming from Cartoon Network’s and Warner Bros’ library. The new channel will feature movies, premieres and also acquisitions from other studios. The channel is exclusive to DStv customers only.

The CEO of Multichoice Africa, Tim Jacobs, made this statement about Hoolee:

“Imagine laughing, sharing surprising adventures and celebrating the summer holidays with your children every day, is the promise of the channel”

Pierre Branco, Vice President and Managing Director of Turner Africa, made this statement about Hoolee and explains that the channel will have a wide range of programmes and movies:

“Hoolee will offer to the whole family programmes that they have always enjoyed, as well as new and refreshing, exclusive shows and movies. The range of programming is truly amazing”

http://www.360nobs.com/2015/09/dstv-to-make-family-holidays-happee-with-a-dedicated-turner-broadcasting-kids-channel/

http://talkmediaafrica.com/2015/09/07/dstv-to-launch-dedicated-turner-broadcasting-kids-channel-hoolee-this-christmas/

Cartoon Network And Boomerang At Africa’s DStv Content Showcase

Cartoon Network And Boomerang At Africa's DStv Content Showcase

Cartoon Network And Boomerang At Africa’s DStv Content Showcase

Multichoice, the company that owns and operates DStv, a pay-tv satellite TV provider in Africa has hosted a Content Showcase event called “#OnlyTheBest” in Mauritius. At the content showcase there was a section called “Turner Fun Factory” to promote Turner Broadcasting System’s kids channels, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. At the Turner Fun Factory, media news journalists could spend time with Mr. Bean, Ben 10, the We Bare Bears and Finn and Jake while having a cocktail such as a Ben10 Macho Mojito, The Mean Bean Pimm’s Machine, the Triple Stack Bare Bears Pact and the OOO-lala Princess Bubblegum Cosmopolitan. The purpose of the event is to inform journalists so they can get the word out about Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s upcoming shows and new episodes on DStv.

http://news.ugo.co.ug/mr-bean-tests-journalists-at-multichoices-content-gala/
http://talkmediaafrica.com/2015/09/04/onlythebest-day-4-top-african-journalists-prove-they-love-cartoons-at-turner-fair-factory/

UPDATE: According to the blog, TV with Thinus and entertainment website channel24, Turner will likely launch a temporary “Pop-up” kids channel in Africa during the Christmas period on DStv.

http://teeveetee.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/multichoice-to-add-pop-up-kids-channel.html

http://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/DStv-4-pop-ups-channels-coming-in-2016-20150903