Cartoon Network Africa Pop Up Party New Original Live Action Shorts
Cartoon Network Africa have teamed up with one of Africa’s leading content creators, Urban Brew Productions, to launch a locally produced series of live-action shorts called ‘Pop Up Party’, aimed at entertaining audiences on the African continent.
The new shorts will follow a young crew of local dancers appearing in unexpected locations to create a vibrant, unique and fun instant Pop Up Party. Everything in the secret location seems normal… until the music starts and everything suddenly changes. After the instant party has finished, it will look like as if nothing had happened.
Pierre Branco, VP and Managing Director of Turner Africa, made this statement in regards to the new localised short-format show:
“Over the last couple of years, the Internet has seen many viral dance fads that have taken the internet by storm and got the world moving, but this will be on a whole other level as it will be aimed specifically at kids on the African market, which has not experienced this directly. With this in mind, Cartoon Network will launch Pop Up Party to entertain and expose all Africans to Cartoon Network’s amazing world of kids entertainment with this fresh localised series of shorts. Turner is proud of our audience on the African continent and to show our commitment to Africa, Cartoon Network will be producing more local inspired shows, using some of Africa’s best and most inspiring talents”
Pop-Up Party premieres on Cartoon Network Africa on Saturday 23rd July, airs weekends at 4.30pm CAT, the new series will run until Sunday 18th September.
Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa July 2016 Highlights
Cartoon Network Africa July 2016 Highlights
Brand New Shows
Pop Up Party
New show premieres Saturday 23rd July, airs weekends at 4.30pm CAT, ends Sunday 18th September.
There’s an epic, secret underground mission unravelling and only a few pretty important people over at Cartoon Network are in the know. Who’s invited? Everybody! In the ﬁrst ever locally-produced series, exclusive to Africa, Cartoon Network has selected a talented, dynamic crew of young urban dancers to pop-up across South Africa, each time, at a different location. Disrupting the scene, the dance crew will take over creating a fun, interactive experience for all onlookers to enjoy. This series is the most contagious, unpredictable, African-spiced, dance party on the continent. Where will the crew turn-it-up next?
New show premieres Monday 18th July, airs Monday to Friday at 6.30pm CAT. Repeated on Weekends at 2.10pm CAT.
The global phenomenon Yo-Kai Watch, is taking Africa by storm! Based on a popular Nintendo game, this Japanese series has experienced mass global success; YoKai Watch, now coming to local screens across Africa where the fun and adventure may begin! A chance encounter with a mysterious Yokai named Whisper changes the life of ﬁfth-grader Nate forever. He is given a magical watch that allows him to see and interact with the secret world of the Yokai, invisible entities terrorising the people and complicating everyday life.
Teen Titans Go!
New episodes air from Monday 25th July, airs Monday to Friday at 4.10pm. Repeated Monday to Friday at 6.50pm and 6.25am CAT and weekends at 9.10am CAT.
Robin, Starﬁre, Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy, also known as the Teen Titans, are back for a brand new series of comedic misadventures! Robin has come up with a new, full-proof plan to make Starﬁre fall in love with him. He’s decided that he is going to transform himself into a cat! Meanwhile, since Robin won’t give the team any direction or order (hoping they’ll learn to think for themselves), the Teen Titans begin taking hints and clues as to what to do from fortune cookies – what on earth could possibly go wrong?
Premieres Saturday 9th July, airs weekends at 2.25pm CAT. Repeated Monday to Friday at 11am CAT.
The Oddbods are back in full 22 min episodes! In this slapstick comedy series, seven colorful little characters join forces to make sure you laugh out loud! The ‘Oddbods’ are a contemporary take on classic comedic performances such as Laurel & Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, the Three Stooges and Buster Keaton. The non-dialogue format allows the series to reach out and resonate with a global audience, due to its culturally neutral, language-less nature!
Zig & Sharko
Shark Awareness Day Marathon: Thursday 14th July from 6.40pm CAT. New Episodes start from Monday 18th July, airs Monday to Friday at 2.45pm CAT. Repeated Monday to Friday at 7pm CAT.
The epic duel between Zig the Hyena and Sharko the Shark is far from over. In the spirit of Shark Awareness Day, Boomerang has decided to air the next two new episodes of Zig and Sharko on Thursday 14th of July, on DStv channel 302. Prepare yourselves for more hilarious confrontations between two unlikely rivals over the affection of Marina, the mermaid of the lagoon, in two, all new episodes, premiering exclusively on Boomerang, DStv Channel 302. Sharko may be strong and brave, but Zig has many tricks up his sleeve. Will he finally manage to reach her? Tune in to find out!
Boomerang Club: Special Sports Programming Stunt
Programming stunt airs Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 24th July at 7.20am CAT.
The Olympic Games is fast approaching and in eager anticipation all the Boomerang characters area and ready to compete! Watch as your favourite Boomerang characters lace up their sneakers and slip on their sweatbands as they get ready for action. Join Tom & Jerry, Wabbit, Mr Bean, The Pink Panther, as well as Oggy and the Cockroaches in sports-focused episodes while the world eagerly anticipates one of the world’s biggest sporting events. To make things even more exciting, Boomerang will also be hosting an all exclusive, cool new sports competition on www.boomeranghq.net. All Boomerang fans will be able to compete by using all their favourite Boomerang characters to compete against each other to be crowned Boomerang’s very own gold medallist.