Worldscreen Interviews Cartoon Network President Christina Miller
This week, media industry news website Worldscreen interviewed Christina Miller, the president and general manager of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang regarding the current generation of kids and young people watching Cartoon Network known as the “Plurials”, a generation that want interactive forms of entertainment alongside their favourite television shows. Since becoming the president of Cartoon Network in 2014, Christina Miller has been transforming Cartoon Network from a linear channel into a multiscreen and interactive experience which includes games for mobile devices and TV Anywhere apps.
Turner Latin America has opened their new offices at Avenida Pedro Montt in Santiago, Chile. The new offices will share occupancy with free-to-air Chilean national broadcaster, Chilevision which is also owned by Turner. CNN Chile will soon move their operations to the new location. Turner Chile will be responsible for local advertising for its portfolio of pay-TV channels including Cartoon Network.
Creators and artists from Steven Universe, Clarence, We Bare Bears, and Regular Show participated in a live drawing session yesterday (14/11/2016) on Facebook Live (Facebook’s live streaming service). Fans got to see Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe), Alen Esmaelian (Background Designer for Clarence), Lauren Sassen and Louie Zong (Storyboard artists for We Bare Bears) and JG Quintel (creator of Regular Show) draw pictures of their favourite cartoon characters. Fans also had an opportunity to make drawing suggestions.
Rebecca Sugar Drawing Session
Lauren Sassen and Louie Zong Drawing Session
JG Quintel Drawing Session
Powerpuff Girls Pop-Up Store In New York This Weekend (18/11/2016 to 20/11/2016)
For one weekend only from Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November, Cartoon Network will be opening a special Powerpuff Girls themed pop-up shop in Downtown New York City, where you can “Powerpuff Yourself” by creating your very own Powerpuff Girls avatar and have it printed on a T-shirt or Tote Bag. The pop-up store will be located at 168 Bowery in Manhattan.
Cartoon Network’s event schedule for the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International convention has been released. The convention is the largest of its kind in North America for film, television and comics and is possibly also the largest animation convention in the United States. San Diego Comic Con 2016 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center between Thursday 21st July and Sunday 24th July. As usual, this year’s convention will be a crystal gem fusion of fun events and panels, both of which are full of sugar, spice and everything nice.
The convention will also be a time for the general public to find out more about the development and talent behind Cartoon Network’s animated shows. During the convention, there will be voice actor and show producer/writer/artist/creator panels for Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and there will be even an Adventure Time Card Wars tournament to promote the new Adventure Time Card Wars Kingdom game.
The panel for Steven Universe will be a unique experience compared to an ordinary panel as it will be formatted as a musical performance, where members of the voice actor cast will sing and composers of the show will play many of the songs specially written for the show. There will also be world premiere exclusive sneak peek screenings for the new Ben 10 series, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls as well as a costume ball/costume contest judged by a panel of Cartoon Network show creators – Kyle A. Carozza (Mighty Magiswords), Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story for Clarence and voice of Clarence) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe).
Cartoon Network’s San Diego Comic Con International 2016 Schedule
Throw on your Finn hats, crystal gems and totally realistic flying tigers, and bearstack your way to the Cartoon Network Costume Ball & Screening extravaganza! We’ll be showcasing brand new episodes and clips of your favorite CN shows and making some big announcements for stuff nobody has ever seen before, including a world premiere look at animation for the upcoming Ben 10 series. On top of it all, we invite you to come dressed up as your favorite CN character for a chance to impress your friends and win awesome prizes. It wouldn’t be a ball without special guests! Joining us as totally objective and impartial judges for the costume contest are Kyle A. Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story, Clarence and Voice of Clarence) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe).
The series cast and musical minds behind Steven Universe will give a never-before-seen performance of the series’ critically-acclaimed music, as well as exclusive previews from upcoming episodes and an extended Q&A. Scheduled to appear: Rebecca Sugar (Creator), Jeff Liu (Writer and Storyboard Artist), Zach Callison (Voice of Steven), Estelle (Voice of Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Voice of Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Voice of Pearl), Ben Levin (Writer), accompanied by series composers Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema. Moderated by former supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey.
Saturday 23rd July
Cartoon Network Presents: We Bare Bears 10am – 11am Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom
Join the cast and crew of We Bare Bears as they make their Comic-Con debut, discussing the hilarious new series, celebrating the fans, previewing exclusive clips and taking your questions. Hang in until the end to catch a sneak peek at the upcoming series Mighty Magiswords. Panelists include Daniel Chong (Series Creator), Eric Edelstein (Voice of Grizzly), Bobby Moynihan (Voice of Panda), Demetri Martin (Voice of Ice Bear), and Lauren Sassen (Storyboard Artist), moderated by Mikey Heller (Series Writer).
Soar into San Diego with The Powerpuff Girls! Join Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup for their first Comic-Con appearance as cast and crew discuss the new series, premiere exclusive clips and take your questions. Panelists include Kristen Li (Voice of Bubbles), Amanda Leighton (Voice of Blossom), Natalie Palamides (Voice of Buttercup), Tom Kenny (Voice of the Mayor and The Narrator), Nick Jennings (Executive Producer), Bob Boyle (Co-Executive Producer), Haley Mancini (Writer, Voice of Princess Morbucks) and Jake Goldman (Writer). Part of the back-to-back panel extravaganza preceded by We Bare Bears at 10am.
Cartoon Network Presents: The Adventure Time Card Wars Tournament! 10am – 8pm (Winner takes all begins at 3pm) San Diego Convention Center – Room 16A
The game you know and love has just doubled down on the fun with two all-new ways to play, and we’re bringing the action to the gaming floor of Comic-Con! Grab a partner and battle against another team in the new Card Wars Doubles Tournament tabletop game. Think you’re the Cool Guy? Challenge other peeps in one-on-one PvP battles in the new mobile game Card Wars Kingdom! Free play alongside other Adventure Time fans all day long, with a special winner-takes-all Tournament starting at 3pm. for all the Card Wars glory (and amazing prizes, which sometimes is even cooler than glory)!!! Did we mention John DiMaggio (Voice of Jake the Dog) will be there to commentate the tournament?! It’s a not-to-be-missed event!
Autograph Signing Events
Steven Universe: Friday 22nd July 3pm – 5.30pm We Bare Bears: Saturday 23rd July 1pm – 2.30pm The Powerpuff Girls: Saturday 23rd July 3.30pm – 5pm