Cartoon Network Brazil Irmão do Jorel New Episodes 2nd January
Cartoon Network Brazil will be airing new episodes of Irmão do Jorel (English title: Jorel’s Brother, Spanish title: Hermano de Jorel) from Monday 2nd January at 8.30pm. The show is loosely based and inspired upon Juliano Enrico’s (the show’s creator) life as a child while growing up with his family. The titular character of the show is nameless and is only referred to “Jorel’s Brother”, as he is overshadowed by the fame and popularity of his older brother. “Jorel’s Brother” is a shy kid and lives with his eccentric family that goes on surreal and nonsensical adventures. The show is animated by Brazilian animation studio – Copa Studio.
The animated show is exclusive to Brazil and the rest of Latin America and is one of Cartoon Network Latin America’s co-productions, alongside the upcoming Oswaldo series about a 12-year old penguin living as a human boy in Rio de Janeiro. Oswaldo is animated by Birdo Studio, known for the Rio 2016 Olympics ‘Vinicius e Tom, Divertidos por Natureza’ (Vinicius and Tom, Funny by Nature) animated shorts series. The two shows are examples of continued local animation investment by Cartoon Network in the Latin American region and were also developed to meet Brazilian ANCINE production quotas.
The promo for Irmão do Jorel signifies a possible Dimensional rebrand at the start of January as it uses the endboard from the new graphics package. Cartoon Network’s Latin America feeds rebranded to Check It 4.0 nearly one year ago on Monday 4th January 2016.
Mansour Season 2 Premieres On Cartoon Network Arabic
Cartoon Network Arabic is currently airing new episodes of the locally produced animated show – Mansour during the Islamic month of Ranadam. Mansour is produced by Cartoon Network Studios Arabia and has been a viewing ratings winner in the region, often ranking first when against shows on other children’s channels in the same timeslot. Children in the region can relate to the show as it relates to the local culture, heritage and values of the Arab world through the eyes of a young boy.
To celebrate Ramadan, Cartoon Network Arabic have brought back Ranadam Riddles for another year. Ramadan Riddles offers children the opportunity to participate in the online competition by tuning in to watch episodes of Mansour on a daily basis from 2.55pm KSA and repeated at 4.50pm and 10.05 pm everyday. During the show, a code to the riddle will be revealed, in order to enter the code visit http://www.cartoonnetworkarabic.com/promo/ramadan-riddles.
Mansour in the Arab region shows that Cartoon Network is committed to local animation production around the world, whether it’s Monster Beach in the Asia-Pacific region, Oswaldo in Latin America or The Amazing World of Gumball in Europe.
From The Turner EMEA Press Release
Turner, a division of Time Warner and parent company of Cartoon Network Arabic announces that popular Emirati cartoon, Mansour is back this Ramadan with new adventures revolving around the heritage and values of the UAE, mixed with comedic storylines and fun characters. The hit cartoon created by Rashed al Harmoodi and produced by Cartoon Network Studios Arabia has been a huge success in the region. According to TView peoplemeter audience measurement, ratings reveal that Mansour ranks first within the competitive timeslot versus other kids’ channels.
Further research developed by Turner – Kids Compass – shows that 90 percent of kids in both KSA and UAE listed Mansour as one of their favorite Cartoon Network Arabic shows. Mansour has reached 67 percent of Cartoon Network Arabic Viewers aged 4 to 14 in the first half of 2016. The study indicates that 75 percent of kids in UAE have tuned in to Mansour during the last season, followed by 65 percent in KSA.
The success of the show has been augmented with the Mansour Run mobile app, which has been downloaded 1.5 million times globally. The app is the #1 free downloaded game in seven countries namely: UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. Additionally, Mansour viewership is extended by strong interaction on social media platforms such as Facebook, Youtube and CartoonNetworkArabic.com.
The Emirati creator of the cartoon Mansour, Rashed al Harmoodi, said:
“I am thrilled that Mansour has resonated with kids in the region and excited to see that the blend of comedy with short Arabic tales continues to entertain them. We are also working on the launch of season three, presently in production, with many new adventures and stories to tell.”
Tarek Mounir, Vice President and General Manager Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Greece & Cyprus at Turner made this statement regarding the success of Mansour in the Arab World region:
“We’re very proud of the success of Mansour. Rashed al Harmoodi has brought his world of imagination through the cartoon, into the hearts and lives of children. The strong viewership numbers are a testament to this achievement. We will continue to work with him to produce the beloved cartoon and share it with all our young fans across the region”
Due to the increasing popularity of the show, Cartoon Network Arabic has also re-launched “Ramadan Riddles” during Mansour’s airtime throughout the holy month. “Ramadan Riddles” offers children the opportunity to participate in the online competition by tuning in to watch episodes of Mansour on a daily basis from 2:55pm KSA timing and repeated at 4:50 and 10:05 pm everyday. During the show, a code to the riddle will be revealed, which they then need to note in the website, CartoonNetworkArabic.com, to solve.
Cartoon Network Brazil’s recent animated show success, Jorel’s Brother (Irmão do Jorel in Portuguese/El Hermano de Jorel in Spanish) has been renewed for a second season. New episodes of Jorel’s Brother will premiere in late 2016 and new episodes are already in the process of being dubbed, with 26 episodes of 11 minutes in length being produced at Copa Studio.
Jorel’s Brother is about a kid living under his brother’s shadow, he feels that he will never be as good or popular as his sibling, but that doesn’t stop him from having fun and go on crazy adventures with his eccentric family. The characters in the show are based on Juliano Enrico’s family, the show’s creator.
Meanwhile in Brazil, Birdo Studio is currently developing a new animated show for Cartoon Network called Oswaldo, about a penguin living as a human kid in Rio de Janeiro. Birdo Studio also produced the Vinicius & Tom – Divertidos por Natureza animated shorts for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games and Cartoon Network.