Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016

Next weekend (28/10/2016 – 30/10/2016) will be the biannual MCM Comic Con convention in London, UK. The convention is one of the largest of its kind in the UK that celebrates TV, Movies, Comic Books, Video Games, Western Animation and Anime pop culture. Cartoon Network will be having their biggest ever presence at the event, with Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball Q&A and screening sessions and a special Adventure Time themed stand. The convention will take place at its usual venue, The ExCeL Centre in the London Docklands.

The Adventure Time Cartoon Network/Forbidden Planet Stand

Cartoon Network has teamed up with the comic book and toys retailer Forbidden Planet to set up “a totally algebraic” Adventure Time themed stand (stand no. 3811), the stand will feature a large inflatable Ice Mountain and waiting inside will be your games master who will give you a series of epic quests and there will be prizes too. Also this will be an opportunity to try the brand new Adventure Time virtual reality mobile game – I See Ooo, the game lands the player in the Land of Ooo where they can play a series of mini-games.

Q&A Panels And Screening Sessions: Saturday 29th October

Saturday 29th October will be Cartoon Network’s main day at the convention with sessions for two of its biggest shows – Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball, if you’re in the London area with time to spare and love animation, this will be an amazing experience for you.

Behind the Scenes with The Amazing World of Gumball (12pm – 1pm)

At the Behind the Scenes with The Amazing World of Gumball Q&A and screening session, Gumball fans will get to hear from Ben Bocquelet, the show’s creator and series director Mic Graves. During the session, you will find out how the show is made and even some future plots in the upcoming new seasons. The session will also feature exclusive behind-the-scenes content and a never-before-seen episode.

Writing for Adventure Time (1pm – 2pm)

After the Gumball session, there will be an Adventure Time Q&A and screening session. At this session, fans will get to hear from Adventure Time’s Head Writer, Kent Osborne. At this panel, Kent will talk about his experience writing episodes for the show and will let you in a few secrets, there will also be a UK premiere for one of the final episodes in Season 7.

Both the Adventure Time and Gumball sessions will offer plenty of time for people to ask questions and it will be followed by a joint fan-signing.

Cartoon Network At Brand Licensing Europe 2016

Cartoon Network At Brand Licensing Europe 2016

Cartoon Network At Brand Licensing Europe 2016

This week (11/10/2016 to 13/10/2016) is the Brand Licensing Europe 2016 convention at the Olympia in London, UK. The convention is the largest of its kind in Europe in the area of product licensing with brands ranging from kids cartoons, movies and sporting events and leagues are represented at the convention. The convention is an opportunity for potential licensees to buy the rights to use brands for a product or service, this can be anything from toys and collectables, clothing and even amusement rides.

Cartoon Network is there as usual promoting their latest shows, most particually The Powerpuff Girls,the channel is promoting the show with giant inflatables of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup and also an action scene statue outside. The other show Cartoon Network is mostly promoting at the convention is Adventure Time.

The Adventure Time brand in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) currently has more than 100 licensees. A notable licencing deal was one with Lego to include Adventure Time as part of Lego Dimensions – a “toys-to-life” game, in that the player has Lego figures and a toy pad which can be played within the game itself where it features characters and environments. The Lego Dimensions game has been open up to include many popular movie and TV franchises, the game has brought Lego collecting to a brand new level and provides an additional virtual and interactive experience to ordinary physical play.

The Adventure Time McDonald’s Happy Meal mixup character toy promotion will spread to other part of Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2017 after a successful campaign in the UK. There are currently Adventure Time clothing deals with retailers across Europe ranging from Next, Primark and HMV in the UK, C&A in Germany, El Corte Inglés in Spain and also Adventure Time character themed Dr. Martens boots. The Adventure Time boots partnership between Cartoon Network and Dr. Martens won the Best Licensed Adult Apparel Range award at 2016 Licensing Awards this year. Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time also won the Best Teen or Adult Licensed Property award.

Among the licensing holders for The Powerpuff Girls are Posh Paws, the comics and toys retailer Forbidden Planet, Roy Lowe and Sons, William Lamb, C&M Licensing and global toy partner – Spin Master.

Johanne Broadfield, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA commented on the gradually growing success of Adventure Time:

“In a little over five years, ‘Adventure Time’ has gone on an extraordinary and magical journey from an underground secret, to a cult hit, and now is riding high as a true mass-market proposition. The scale of partners that are supporting the franchise is immense and this really demonstrates how it is appealing to a broader audience than ever–from boys, girls, tweens, teens and adults, everyone loves it.”

Meanwhile over on the Warner Bros. stand, they’re promoting Teen Titans Go!, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Looney Tunes.

Cartoon Network UK I See Ooo VR Game Competition

Cartoon Network UK I See Ooo VR Game Competition

Cartoon Network UK I See Ooo VR Game Competition

Cartoon Network UK is currently running a competition for viewers to win a free downloadable copy of the new virtual reality mobile game Adventure Time: I See Ooo, a 32GB White Samsung Galaxy S6 Phone and a Jake The Dog Virtual Reality viewer. The “I See Ooo” game features many of the characters from the popular animated show and the player can immerse themselves in a story in the Land of Ooo, with three different mini-games (two mini-games at launch with more coming soon) with twenty levels and several levels of difficulty.

To enter the competition, watch the video on the I See Ooo promotion page on the website so you can answer the following question on the page:

Which menace wrecked the Adventure Time Party?

A. Princess Bubblegum
B. Party Pat
C. Ice King

Open to UK and Ireland residents, entrants below the age of 16 please ask permission from a parent or guardian. Competition ends Sunday 16th October.

The I See Ooo VR Viewer and App bundle is now available to buy from and from from Monday 3rd October.

If you don’t want the VR viewer, the app costs £5.99 on Google Play.