Cartoon Network EMEA And Cartoon Network Latin America Partners With WildBrain For YouTube Management

Cartoon Network EMEA And Cartoon Network Latin America Partners With WildBrain For YouTube Management

Cartoon Network EMEA And Cartoon Network Latin America Partners With WildBrain For YouTube Management

Turner Broadcasting System Europe and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America has signed a deal with London based WildBrain to help manage their children’s television show’s YouTube channels. WildBrain will be responsible for specific YouTube accounts for Cartoon Network’s animated shows including The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time which are in the process of being localised, new channels have already rolled out for The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time in the UK, Russia, Poland and Latin America.

WildBrain is the digital management division of Canada’s DHX Media, the world’s leading independent kids’ content company. DHX Media has access to a video library of over 11,800 half-hours of kids’ and family content including Cartoon Network’s Supernoobs and Boomerang’s Inspector Gadget. Before the deal, WildBrain was already responsible for managing LazyTown’s YouTube channel, a kids entertainment property owned by Turner. Apart from online kids content management and connecting content owners to advertisers, WildBrain also produce their own original content including storybook reading videos, animated and live-action shortform content and toy unboxing videos.

From The DHX Media Press Release: DHX Media’s Wildbrain To Manage Turner Kids Channels On YouTube For EMEA And Latin America

WildBrain, a leading online kids’ network with expertise in connecting content owners to advertisers through advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) platforms, announces a deal with Turner International to manage a number of Turner Kids YouTube channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America. The agreement sees WildBrain extending the international exposure of key Turner brands. New local-language channels have already rolled out for The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time in the UK, Russia, Poland, Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America, with more languages following soon. The Amazing World of Gumball and Ben 10 will also be included, together with a selection of other Cartoon Network shows.

The deal comes following a successful collaboration between Turner EMEA and WildBrain around LazyTown, which saw a number of local channels launched over the last year.

Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Creative Officer for Turner Kids International, says:

“Building a strong branded presence on YouTube for our major kids’ brands is a key part of our strategy of putting our audience at the centre of everything we do. We are excited to be working with YouTube kids’ specialist WildBrain and to benefit from their fantastic expertise in this field.”

John Robson, Managing Director of WildBrain, commented:

“As a leading network of channels for parents and kids, we are excited to deploy our experience and skills on Turner’s content. As more and more kids consume content on mobile devices, content owners are looking for ways to reach online audiences. We couldn’t be more excited to be looking after great Turner brands like Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls, by leveraging our large WildBrain platform and digital media expertise to broaden their global reach.”

Under the agreement, WildBrain will create and manage channels, and provide content production services, and audience development and social networking expertise.

About WildBrain

WildBrain is an industry leader in the management and creation of preschool and children’s entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Dailymotion and others. WildBrain’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring more than 20,000 videos across more than 350 kids’ entertainment channels, and generating approximately 30-billion minutes of watch time annually.

Connecting kids’ content owners with advertisers in the advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) space, the WildBrain network features popular third-party brands such as Strawberry Shortcake, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and LazyTown, as well as much of DHX Media’s world-renowned library of more than 11,800 half-hours of kids’ and family content, including classic Teletubbies, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi, Yo Gabba Gabba! and many others. WildBrain also specializes in the creation of new original content for its network, such as animated and live-action shorts; toy-play and unboxing videos; book readings; preschool counting and alphabet videos; nursery rhymes and more. WildBrain is a wholly owned subsidiary of DHX Media (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM).

http://www.wildbrain.com

https://www.dhxmedia.com/trade-news/dhx-medias-wildbrain-manage-turner-kids-channels-youtube-emea-latin-america/

Cartoon Network Zone At IMG Worlds Of Adventure Opened Today 31st August

Cartoon Network Zone At IMG Worlds Of Adventure Opened Today 31st August

Cartoon Network Zone At IMG Worlds Of Adventure Opened Today 31st August

The world’s largest indoor theme park opened its doors for the first time in Dubai today (31/08/2016). IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai features a whole dedicated Cartoon Network Zone, featuring Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and Ben 10 themed rides, cafes, shops and many more. It’s the ultimate place that Cartoon Network fans can ever dream of visiting.

List of Rides

The Powerpuff Girls – Mojo Jojo’s Robot Rampage!

Townsville is in danger! Join The Powerpuff Girls and help fight Mojo Jojo’s evil robot creation that is threatening the city. You’ll take to the skies alongside Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup as they try to save the world before bedtime.

Ben 10 5D Hero Time

Join Ben and Rook at Plumber Headquarters for your first day as a Plumber trainee… but with villain Khyber The Huntsman around it’s not going to be an easy introduction. Prepare to be fully immersed in Ben’s world in this epic multi-sensory adventure – get ready to battle evil and experience pulse-racing action!

Adventure Time – The Ride of OOO with Finn & Jake

Soar high over the Cartoon Network Zone as you join Finn and Jake on a journey through the Land of Ooo. Visit the varied and vibrant kingdoms and encounter the Ice King, a host of Princesses and a cast of other extraordinary characters.

The Amazing Ride of Gumball

Visit the town of Elmore where Gumball and Darwin’s school science project has gone out of control and unleashed chaos! Save the day by competing with your friends to zap the objects that have come to life and are threatening to take over the town.

LazyTown

Step into the world of LazyTown for an interactive adventure full of climbing, adventure and other fun and exciting experiences! There’s something for everyone. Learn some dance steps with Stephanie’s Dance School and explore Robbie Rotten’s secret lair!

CN Live Stage Show

See LazyTown take the stage for a wonderful family-friendly show – incorporating music, dancing and acrobatics… it’s not to be missed! With several performances a day there’s lots of opportunities to have fun and practice your superhero moves with Sportacus himself.

Dining & Restaurants

CN Feast

Join your favorite Cartoon Network characters in this family-friendly restaurant where the excitement doesn’t stop for the ultimate interactive dining experience. Situated over two floors, relax and have fun meeting and posing for photos with Cartoon Network stars while you enjoy delicious international-style cuisine in a casual dining environment.

Mr. Smoothy

Hang out with Ben 10 and his buddies in this American-style diner where the smoothies have to be tasted to be believed! Burgers don’t get better than this – you’ll want to keep coming back for more.

Richard’s Around the World Café

You don’t have to go far to travel, or so the saying goes… why not take your taste buds on a trip of a lifetime at Richard’s Around the World Café, where the gourmet menu is international in flavor with a twist and the vibe is modern and friendly. Bring your passport for a culinary voyage of the senses!

Finn & Jake’s – Everything Burrito

Adventuring heroes need sustenance – where better to find it than at Finn & Jake’s – Everything Burrito? Made with the freshest ingredients, these are burritos, and more, to write home about… No wonder everyone travels across the Land of Ooo for a fabulous Finn & Jake burrito!

Shopping

Cartoon Network Classics

Indulge your love of CN classic characters with a nostalgic trip down memory lane at the Cartoon Network Classics store – find merchandise related to old-time favorites like Johnny Bravo and Dexter’s Laboratory… there’s something for everyone, young or young at heart…

Cartoon Network Store

A true emporium of all things Cartoon Network, this is the place for all CN fans to have fun while browsing the world’s best CN merchandise. Where better to meet the CN stars than in this dedicated home of wonderful Cartoon Network accessories, gifts, toys and games? What are you waiting for?

The Amazing World of Gumball – The Store

An IMG Worlds of Adventure must-see, The Amazing Store of Gumball is the place to get your Gumball merchandise.

Lazy Store

The Lazy Store has everything that LazyTown fans will love. Come and check out the LazyTown merchandise that’s sure to get you energised and active!

Ben 10 – Universe

Another flagship store, join Ben 10 at the galaxy’s premier Ben 10 store and choose from a wide range of toys and games to bring the Ben 10 magic home. It doesn’t get better than this for Ben 10 fans, so make the most of your trip to IMG Worlds of Adventure to fulfill all your intergalactic shopping needs.

http://www.imgworlds.com/en/adventurezone/cartoon-network/

LazyTown Nominated In The Pre-School Category For The 2015 International Kids Emmy Awards

LazyTown Nominated In The Pre-School Category For The 2015 International Kids Emmy Awards

LazyTown Nominated In The Pre-School Category For The 2015 International Kids Emmy Awards

Cartoonito’s very own LazyTown has been nominated for the 2015 International Kids Emmy Awards in the Pre-school category. All of the nominations for the 2015 International Kids Emmy Awards was unveiled yesterday (13/10/2015). Created by and starring former Icelandic gymnast Magnús Scheving, the show is part live-action, part puppetry and part CGI animation, the purpose of the show is to teach kids to live a healthy lifestyle by having daily exercise and a balanced diet. The awards ceremony is moving to Cannes, France as part of the MIPTV convention on 5th April 2016, moving from its former home in New York. Turner Broadcasting System Europe acquired LazyTown Entertainment back in 2011 and produced season three.

http://www.iemmys.tv/news_item.aspx?id=202