Cartoon Network Studios Launches New Website

Cartoon Network Studios Launches New Website

Cartoon Network Studios Launches New Website

The animation production division of Cartoon Network – Cartoon Network Studios has launched its very own website. The new website lists animation job advertisements ranging from background artists to character designers. The new site also has a section for animation students to apply for an internship to gain experience at the Burbank, California based studio. Students on the internship programme will get the opportunity to work with Cartoon Network’s top talent and work on the several aspects and stages of cartoon production.

On the new site there’s also a section listing the different shows currently in production, including Regular Show, Ben 10, We Bare Bears and many others. There’s a news section too, with links to people’s stories about their time working at the studio and also advice from Steven Universe creator – Rebecca Sugar for aspiring animation artists.

The website’s graphics is based on the channel’s branding featuring looping animations of its famous cartoon characters, gradients and patterns (hover over the different sections of the Cartoon Network logo on the homepage for links and random animations), the website is visually appealing and is an interactive piece of art, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Please note: The Amazing World of Gumball is not listed on the site as production is handled by Cartoon Network Studios’ European sister studio – Great Marlborough Productions based in London, UK. For animation jobs relating to The Amazing World of Gumball, please follow the link below, the blog is updated as soon as there are new job vacancies:

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 New Show Promo Now Airing

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 New Show Promo Now Airing

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 New Show Promo Now Airing

Cartoon Network UK and Ireland is now airing a promo for the Ben 10 2016 reboot, the new show will premiere on Saturday 8th October at 10am. The reboot is a retelling of the original Ben 10 series where a young boy named Ben Tennyson finds a mysterious device called the Omnitrix which allows him to transform into ten different aliens with unique abilities. The world is in chaos, will Ben’s new found powers save the planet from otherworldly creatures? This kid has a lot of growing up to do and he now has a lot of responsibilities, does Ben have what it takes to become a hero?

Cartoon Network have also launched a brand new Ben 10 interactive microsite on the website. The microsite features character bios for Ben himself, all ten aliens Ben can transform himself into (Overflow, Greymatter, Diamondhead, Cannonbolt, Wildvine, Upgrade, Fourarms, Stinkfly, Heatblast and XLR8) and also for the two main villains (Zombozo and Hex). The microsite also includes video clips, four in-browser games (Power Surge, Steam Camp, Alien Rush and Escape Route), eight mini-games and a quiz. People visiting the site are awarded virtual Ben 10 stickers to collect.

The Ben 10 reboot is promoted as part of Turner Kids’ Awesome Autumn programming slate of new shows and new episodes across all three of its channels in the UK – Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito.

Promo recorded from the Cartoon Network UK TV channel:

Promo from the Cartoon Network UK YouTube channel:

Cartoon Network UK Imagination Studios Survey 2016

Cartoon Network UK Imagination Studios Survey 2016

Cartoon Network UK Imagination Studios Survey 2016

Before the relaunch of thr Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios competition, Cartoon Network UK conducted a survey to find out more about the country’s children (as well as their parents and schoolteachers). To summerise, children still find the simple things in life important, 66% of children prefer kindness rather than being popular and humour is the main expectation of their imaginary characters and their friends in real life. Also according to the survey, 53% of kids prefer cleverness over coolness and 63% went for funny over friendly. The study also states that 63% of kids prefer to draw than write and the majority would start by designing the appearance of their characters, they place a greater emphasis on characters being good-natured; 33% of kids overall said they would choose to create a character in animal form.

According to the survey, more than 50% of parents and teachers agree that animation helps to develop children’s creativity and humour. The number of working parents is currently at a 20-year high, but despite this they’re aware about their children’s likes and dislikes.

The 2016 Cartoon Network Imagination Studios competition is now open for all 6 to 12 years olds and schools in the UK, visit the newly revamped Cartoon Network Imagination Studios microsite to learn more about how cartoons are made and enter the competition to submit your character drawing, storyboard or short animated film for your chance to see your creation on Cartoon Network.

From The Turner UK Press Release

A nationwide survey of 6-12 year olds, their parents and teachers has revealed that kids have a positive view of the world and seek out laughter more than anything else. Launched alongside the return of cartoon-making competition Imagination Studios, the study also found that, whilst 63% of kids prefer to draw over write and the majority would start by designing how their character looks, they place a greater emphasis on characters being “good”; a trend that carries over to the expectations they have for their friends.

When asked which traits they would choose for their own original character, 66% of kids opted for kind over popular, 53% chose clever over cool and 63% went for funny over friendly. Humour also came out as the attribute kids considered most important for their character to be and the number one thing they like best about their friends. Added to this, the study showed that children from an early age recognise the positive qualities in their friends: they like their friends to be funny, friendly and kind; they don’t want naughty friends.

The findings also reaffirmed children’s strong affinity with animals across both the real and animated worlds – following a recent Sky Kids survey that named Scooby-Doo and Tom & Jerry (renowned for their family-friendly, slapstick humour) as the top kids’ TV shows of all time. 33% of kids overall said they would choose to create a character in animal form, led by girls with 48%, and Vet was the #2 job choice for kids overall; the #1 choice for girls.

Perhaps reflective of one of the most recent major shifts in the UK national curriculum, Computer Game Designer came out as the #1 job for kids overall and was also the job more parents would choose for their child, over Doctor/Nurse or Lawyer. The results also showed how in tune today’s parents are with their kids’ creative and everyday life preferences – bolstered by research that shows parents are watching TV with their kids as much as than ever.

Dr Sam Wass, expert child psychologist and academic at the University of East London and the University of Cambridge commented:

“This research shows that, in an era of ever increasing sophistication and complication, kids still value the simple things in life like kindness and humour. Even with developments in technology and the evolution of cartoons, they have retained the simplicity and relatability that kids and their parents love. This new opportunity for children to engage in their own creative play, by creating drawings of their own family, or of real-life situations that they have encountered, is a wonderful way to encourage children to draw links between the imaginary and the real world.”

Launched for the first time last year, Cartoon Network Imagination Studios offers kids a unique insight into how some of their favourite cartoons are created and offers them an opportunity to enter their own creations and win the chance to see their work animated and shown on air!

Whether you like to write or draw, the competition is now open to all kids aged 6-13. Visit to find out more.