Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid November 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid November 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid November 2016

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.

http://worldscreen.com/tvkids/video-interview-with-turners-christina-miller/

Turner’s New Offices In Chile

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.

http://www.chilevision.cl/noticias/chvnoticias/nacional/turner-anuncia-cambio-en-el-equipo-directivo-de-chilevision/2016-11-14/131611.html

http://tvlatina.tv/tvcanales/turner-inauguro-sus-nuevas-oficinas-comerciales-en-chile/

Live Drawing On Cartoon Network USA Facebook Live

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 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.

https://www.cartoonnetworkstudios.com/

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:

https://gumballjobs.wordpress.com/

Cartoon Network New York Comic Con 2016 Overview

Cartoon Network New York Comic Con 2016 Overview

Cartoon Network New York Comic Con 2016 Overview

New York Comic Con 2016 was full of different Cartoon Network events, such as panels, signings and a costume competition, so here’s a summary of the events that happened on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October.

Regular Show Panel

The first Cartoon Network panel was for Regular Show, this panel was a significant one as it will be the last ever panel for the show at a convention. JG Quintel (the show’s creator and voice of Mordecai) was joined with William Salyers (voice of Rigby), Roger Craig Smith (voice of Thomas/Nikolai and additional voices) and Janie Haddad (voice of Margaret).

During the session there was a live script reading and an Q&A segment. The panel was asked questions from the audience – like what items they would take into space (relating to the Regular Show: In Space story arc) and what was their favourite episode.

Steven Universe Panel

At the Steven Universe panel, the show’s creator – Rebecca Sugar was joined with Jennifer Paz (Voice of Lapis Lazuli), Shelby Rabara (Voice of Peridot), Tom Scharpling (voice of Greg), AJ Michalka (Stevonnie) and Charlyne Yi (Voice of Ruby). There was a Q&A session and also a exclusive performance of a song in an upcoming episode. Many fans were dressed up as their favourite characters from the show. Rebecca Sugar also did a book signing for her book based on an episode of the show – “The Answer”, this was an opportunity to meet and greet the show’s creator and to get a copy of the book signed.

The Powerpuff Girls Panel and Costume Ball

The last panel at New York Comic Con 2016 was for The Powerpuff Girls, Amanda Leighton (voice of Blossom), Kristen Li (voice of Bubbles), Natalie Palamides (voice of Buttercup) were joined with Haley Mancini (show writer and voice of Princess Morbucks).

The other event at New York Comic Con 2016 was a costume ball and prizes were given away for people with the best cartoon character costumes, the contest was judged by Kyle A. Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Jeremy Shada (Voice of Finn, Adventure Time), Charlyne Yi (Voice of Ruby, Steven Universe and Voice of Chloe, We Bare Bears) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe). The winner was someone dressed as Yellow Diamond – a main villain in Steven Universe.

For more tweets relating to New York Comic Con 2016, check out Cartoon Network PR’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/CartoonNetPR